The Web Reviewing
This website displays all
of the most current updates by every member of the WRC. It is updated weekly by Guy Peters and enables you to see what
your favorite reviewer is presently working on.
This is one of the oldest
sites in the WRC. Mark’s older reviews tend to be more about humor than
about music, but his site is massive and excellent overall with his inclusion of many Indie groups. He is our witty, drunken “Founding Father” and even has recorded his own strangely addicting
music that he sells on his page. Be sure to check out his impressive interview section
as well, where Mark has talked with members of the Fall, Fugazi, Canned Heat, Pavement, the Meat Puppets, the Dead
Kennedys, the Ramones and many more!
The Captain (Ryan Atkinson)
has a very impressive site. He combines Prindle’s humor with very opinionated
views on all the albums he reviews. He uses letter grades to classify his album
rankings and really does have a passion for music. Without a doubt, his is one
of the best sites currently out there.
Scott Floman: (http://www.geocities.com/sfloman/homepage.html)
page is very plain to look at, but his reviews are top notch. He covers almost
every style of music and does so in an exceptionally professional way. He also
uses letter grades on his reviews, which are brief, but somehow still extremely informative.
This enormous site is run
by Nick Karn and has been up for almost six years now. What makes it so unique
is that it “employs” about 40 different reviewers who might all review the same album. You get an amazing amount of groups covered and many different opinions on what is good and what sucks. The site itself might be a little hard to navigate, but overall this is an excellent
place to find a review on virtually any band.
Babble: ( http://www.eboards4all.com/841116/)
Music Babble is the unofficial meeting place of all those involved in the WRC. The Message Board is usually about music, but tends to go off on tangents.
But still, for entertainment value alone, this is worth checking out.
Unlike me, Fernando Canto of Brazil knows his HTML. Aside from his web
skills, he writes thoughtful reviews of artists ranging from the Talking Heads to Jean Michael-Jarre to his personal favorite,
Mike Oldfield. His site's rating system is unique, and works very well (I've tried ranking some of my own albums using
his system and nothing is lost in the averaging process). Also, instead of band photos, he creates South Park
caricatures of them! What's not to like about that?
Sylvan Migdal: (http://sylvanmigdal.com/reviews/)
This newer site rivals Guy's in its overall look...meaning it is visually
stunning. Besides his record reviews, the site includes a webcomic which is crazy and brilliant. The actual reviews
themselves are broken down into a precise numbering system and he individually grades each song. Not to be missed is
his unique take on the Beatles...he reviews each album using a haiku! The fact that he nails every album and the
band's history with these three lined poems is amazing and says alot for his cleverness.