U2 - Rate Your Music

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U2 - Rate Your Music
« on: April 29, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »
Rate Your Music (or RYM) is an online collaborative metadata database of musical and non-musical releases and films which can be catalogued, rated and reviewed by users.

By December 2011, there were approximately 370,000 user accounts on Rate Your Music.[34] Around one half of the people visiting the website come from the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada, the other half primarily coming from Western Europe (especially Scandinavia and the Netherlands), as well as from Poland, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and Australia.[1]

As of April 2018, RYM had over 40,000 user-created lists ranging from "popular lists" to "ultimate box sets," which uncover various music genres, including rarest micro-genres.[8] The top rated album on the RYM charts is Radiohead's OK Computer,[35] while the bottom rated album is Nostalgia Critic's The Wall by Rob Scallon and Doug Walker.[36] In 2014, the second highest-rated album was English progressive rock band Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.[29]

On December 2018, Rate Your Music indexes over 3,700,000 releases by over 1,255,000 artists.[37] As of January 31, 2020, the site had 662,475 users.

Rate Your Music has been received generally favorably. M.O.V.I.N [UP]'s MaurŪcio Angelo praised RYM as "the best guide to discovering new music, in all styles, of any tempo."[16] Hypebot staff found Rate Your Music "snobby and multilingual and people come to show off their various incredible music collections. Iíve loved it for ages."[38] Wired's Andy Baio deemed it "quirky."[39] Radio Wave's Karel Veselż praised Rate Your Music and Discogs as "[t]he cult music portals."[40]

Flashmode Arabia staff commended RYM as "a fantastic way to discover new music" but critiqued its user experience.[41] The Daily Star's Deeparghya Dutta Barau called it "one of those hip sites that offer functionality over aesthetics."[42] Similarly, Newonce's staff was somewhat critical, stating the site was "Extremely ugly visually (its creators like the consistency: RYM has not changed the layout to this day), but quite useful."[43]

Centuries of Sound founder James Errington said "[he consulted] websites like Rate Your Music and Acclaimed Music to pick top hits" for his year-by-year mixtapes of the 20th century.[44] Pigeons & Planes's Adrienne Black highlighted the forums, stating, "if you haven't already spent half your day exploring the above, there are the highly active, engaged threads to dive in to."[7] Evolver.fm's Eliot Van Buskirk advised readers to "Keep a wishlist on rateyourmusic.com."[45]

In an interview with PopMatters, American electronic musician Skylar Spence noted that he would use Discogs and Rate Your Music to find "a lot of cool, old, hidden treasures that way."[46]

While detailing the history of the band Lightnin 3, Stereogum's Nick Patrin observed that "Rate Your Music, exhaustive as its user-built catalog is, comes up empty for the band and the label alike."[47] Likewise, Patrin found Australian electroclash artist Dsico's entries on RYM and Allmusic to be "incomplete ghost pages."[48]



There are literally thousands of peoples ratings of u2's albums on the site and here is the league table of u2 albums on there by average score (out of 5)

The Joshua Tree 3.75
Achtung Baby 3.75
War 3.70
The Unforgettable Fire 3.63
Boy 3.52
Zooropa 3.27
Rattle and Hum 3.23
October 3.20
ATYCLB 3.09
Pop 2.95
HTDAAB 2.79
NLOTH 2.74
SOE 2.54
SOI 2.36


Number of ratings on the site which gave the averages above.

The Joshua Tree 13,543
Achtung Baby  9,632
War 8,547
The Unforgettable Fire 6,058
Boy 5,244
Zooropa 4,350
Rattle and Hum 3,964
October  3,850
ATYCLB 5,282
Pop 3,865
HTDAAB 4,812
NLOTH 3,290
SOE 1,169
SOI 2,512

https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/u2






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Re: U2 - Rate Your Music
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 08:44:51 PM »
I can't get my head around some people's compulsion to quantify music.

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 09:11:00 PM »
3.75 for AB  >:(

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 09:11:59 PM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 09:15:19 PM »
3.75 for AB  >:(

Out of 5 that is pretty good.

It's a 7.5/10 job or 75%.

Considering out of the nigh on 10,000 ratings that make that up a lot are not going to be hard core fans like here, what did we give it in the album ranking project....

Just looked - 8.8

JT 8.1

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 09:15:44 PM »
People still believe the anti-Pop propaganda?

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 09:15:50 PM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

I was waiting for this!  :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 09:21:13 PM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

I was waiting for this!  :)

Ha! (I think it shows the age of the people voting on that site..)

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 09:24:30 PM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33


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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 09:34:17 PM »
Achtung Baby is worth more than 3.75.

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 09:41:30 PM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33

Those three are the ones Iíve listen to and the above ranking matches mine, at this point. (not the scores per se, but the order).

VERY curious about To Bring You My Love
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 04:13:15 AM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33

Those three are the ones Iíve listen to and the above ranking matches mine, at this point. (not the scores per se, but the order).

VERY curious about To Bring You My Love

It was next on the list, monsieur.

It's great.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2020, 06:34:39 AM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33

Those three are the ones Iíve listen to and the above ranking matches mine, at this point. (not the scores per se, but the order).

VERY curious about To Bring You My Love

It was next on the list, monsieur.

It's great.

I have no choice now, you realize that?  :D
First Chair. Last Call.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2020, 07:20:26 AM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33

Those three are the ones Iíve listen to and the above ranking matches mine, at this point. (not the scores per se, but the order).

VERY curious about To Bring You My Love

It was next on the list, monsieur.

It's great.

I have no choice now, you realize that?  :D

 :)

You might know a couple from it....it did yield  some of her more commercially known songs and mtv latched on to a couple.

C'mon Billy:


Down by the Water:


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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2020, 07:35:03 AM »
But 3.70 for WAR.  :D

And i know you'll be interested to know that PJ Harvey's albums on that site rank as follows...

To Bring You My Love 3.88
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 3.83
Let England Shake 3.78
Rid of Me 3.77
Is This Desire 3.77
Dry 3.73
White Chalk 3.71
Uh Huh Her 3.42
The Hope Six Demolition Project 3.33

Those three are the ones Iíve listen to and the above ranking matches mine, at this point. (not the scores per se, but the order).

VERY curious about To Bring You My Love

It was next on the list, monsieur.

It's great.

I have no choice now, you realize that?  :D

 :)

You might know a couple from it....it did yield  some of her more commercially known songs and mtv latched on to a couple.

C'mon Billy:


Down by the Water:


We could talk more extensively about it in the proper thread, but I think PJ lacked a good PR team in my country for most of her career. Iíve done some digging and it shows.
First Chair. Last Call.