And I'm also sure that there will be many occasions when a release is judged by a reviewer or the editorial team as recommendable but where a particular reader fails to agree. For example, I'd be perfectly happy on my desert island with a full library of recordings of Haydn quartets. But then I'd prefer the Doric Quartet recordings to be left on the mainland for I don't much care for what they do to Haydn. But if the Doric recordings are held to be 'recommended', and I'm sure a good number of string quartet fanciers would go along with that, then am I to suppose that my own judgments or preferences are defective?
However I will enjoy reading contrary reviews, and I hope our interchange will spark off some interesting responses. What of course everyone will agree upon is that without MusicWeb our lives would be much impoverished. And I have quite tremendous appreciation of all those 50,000 and still writing past reviews. That is a quite staggering figure and something to boast about!
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Len Mullenger - Founder of MusicWeb