Is “Extraordinary Nobodies” a reference to something?
Yes! It’s a reference to the song “The League of Extraordinary Nobodies” off of El-P’s 2007 solo album, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead.
Why are your review scores generally high compared to other blogs?
As this is a side project, we mostly want to spend time reviewing music that we love. Negative reviews have happened here before, and they will again in the future, but it’s difficult to find the time and energy to discuss music you’re not passionate about. We don’t review “as many releases as possible” like larger sites with more than two writers and one editor. We review what we feel like reviewing, and often that means things that we enjoyed.
What do your review scores mean?
Not very much, to be totally honest. We think it’s silly to pretend that a consistent numeric scale can be objectively applied to music and maintained between different writers. The numbered “scores” we tag onto albums are little more than an convenient way to display the author’s personal enjoyment. The actual body of the review is where you’ll find the actual analysis of the album. Read it.
Will you review my mixtape/album/EP?
Maybe, but probably not. Our Contact Us page has an option for music submissions, and you are more than welcome to shoot us a link! We don’t have a lot of time for review requests though, as this is a side project; however, if something catches our eye you could very well find it on the site eventually.
Will you promote my new single?
Absolutely not. We don’t do short format articles for single or music video promotion. While we understand that single exposure is very important for artists, it simply isn’t our thing. We’d still love to hear your singles, of course, so feel free to send them; however, our focus will always be on writing longer discussions and analysis, not plugging videos.
Do you have a release schedule for new articles?
Nope. Everyone involved with this blog is either a full time student or otherwise employed. Thus, we’re unable to set times for articles. In addition to that, we spend a good deal of time on each piece we publish (fact checking, editing, revising). In order to keep our output quality as high as possible, we’ve had to remove ourselves from locked-in release dates.
We tweet out all our new articles through this twitter though! The easiest way to be alerted to our new content is to either check the site, or follow on twitter.