9-10: Oh man, you MUST check out this cd.
7-8: Should LISTEN to this album, it's good.
4-6: You MIGHT want to listen based on your preferences.
1-3: Do NOT listen to this album.
Now, here's a detailed summary of what you can expect from each score.
10/10 - One of the best albums I've ever heard. Required listening for metalheads.
9/10 - This album is amazing, and a standout release this year. It's hard to get this score;albums that do are usually something special.
8/10 - Certainly very good, and you will probably not be disappointed what you hear if the album gets an 8.
7/10 - It's a good album, but not a great one. If an album gets a 7, glance at the review. If the album sounds interesting, you will enjoy it for sure, but it may not be for everyone.
6/10 - Above average. A recommendation on an album earning a 6 would be iffy. Diehard fans of the band should still get it. There may be something holding it back from being a good album.
5/10 - Average: not bad, not good. Albums like this can be uninteresting, contain a lot of filler, or are just not noteworthy. They may still be enjoyable, but don't expect a lot from an album that gets a 5.
4/10 - Below average. Here is an album that has flaws, something worth complaining about. If an album gets a 4, be cautious before listening; chances are, you won't be too impressed.
3/10 - A bad album. At this point, I don't think you should listen to the album at all. A cd that receives a 3 just isn't good.
2/10 - Terrible, just awful. There's no reason anyone should ever listen to any release that gets this score. Avoid at all costs.
1/10 - Hahahaha. Any album that "earns" a 1 is just laughably bad.
So there you have it. Hope this helps anyone who is confused about the graing system for my reviews.