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    Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 2:24pm
Please put your name down here if you're interested in taking part in the next MMA Reviewer's Challenge.

The format this time is a random order where everyone doesn't swap albums with each other but for the next person on the list, with that person selecting for someone else and so on, with the last person on the list selecting for the first. You are to select any 2017 album that is on MMA regardless of whether it has already been reviewed or not. It is recommended, considering we're in the last few months of the year and that the MMA Best of 2017 Poll will be open through January - to all members for the first time - that you do your best to choose something you think your assigned partner may enjoy. 

The only other rule for release selection is that it must be available as either a free legal download or on a legal streaming site like Spotify or Bandcamp in its entirety.

Though obviously, do check before you select an album your partner has already reviewed. It doesn't matter if they've previously heard it, this may be the push they need to get some words down for it.

All I ask is that if you do put your name forward for this that you be a good sport and do the review, no matter if you like the album chosen for you or not. Your review partner has to acknowledge that you might be inclined to give a negative review to the album they choose. 

It is best to have a backup album in mind just in case your first choice is region restricted on Spotify, or if your review partner has heard it but not rated it on MMA already. 

When there are enough names put forward I will announce the pairings. I'm looking for at least six so we have three pairs of reviewers, but the more the merrier. Hoping to announce pairs at the start of November, if not on October 31st (10 days time). 

Additional: Time permitting, I'd like to run this event twice to maximise new release reviews on MMA before the year is out, with the second event running in December. It will be the same rules but different pairs. Please also let me know if you're interest in this.

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Unitron selecting for Nightfly
Nightfly selecting for TheHeavyMetalCat
TheHeavyMetalCat selecting for 666sharon666
666sharon666 selecting for DippoMagoo
DippoMagoo selecting for adg211288
adg211288 selecting for Vim Fuego
Vim Fuego selecting for Sisslith
Sisslith selecting for mlkpad14
mlkpad14 selecting for Unitron


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DippoMagoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 2:27pm
I'm in, as usual. I've been less focused on music this year than in past year's, by a lot, (usually I'm at over 200 albums per year on my RYM lists, where this year my goal is just to hit 100 at this point) but I always enjoy doing the review challenges. I do know a ton of 2017 albums both in and out of genres I follow that can use some reviews here, so I'll definitely have a wide range of material to choose from, depending on who I'm paired with.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 2:31pm
I've felt that I've been better this year than on some (such as 2015, year of my reviewing burnout), but I'm not as productive as I have been some years or even listened to as many new releases. I'm at 65 reviews now though, counting the three I have queued up to post over the next few days. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 2:37pm
I'm in. Have no idea how many albums I've heard for the year or how many reviews I've done.Big smile
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You can pretty much put me down automatically for these.
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Sure.
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I'm going to throw my name in here to be a good sport, even though I've not posted any reviews before. Just whoever I get paired with go easy on me for my first review.
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I'm in!
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Count me in.
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Let's roll.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017 at 8:49am
We currently have an odd number of names down - we really need one more person to join in for this. 
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If anybody doesn't mind writing 2 reviews instead of 1, there's no problem I guess.
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There's always a menage a trois as well...Wink
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^ Yes, one group of 3 would work if no one else signs up.
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If push comes to shove I'll step down as the completely unexperienced reviewer.
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Or we could just not do pairs and just randomise the order of the participants and everyone has to select an album for the next person on the list rather than swap with each other (with the last selecting for the first). I quite like that idea actually. 
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^ That'll work.
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Okay then, will play it by ear and see if anyone else signs up overnight, though might do it the new way anyway. Announcement will be tomorrow, regardless. 
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Announcement:

This review challenge is now a go. Rather than pairs swapping with each other we're all to select for the assigned reviewer, with that reviewer selecting for someone else and so forth. As follows:

Unitron selecting for Nightfly
Nightfly selecting for TheHeavyMetalCat
TheHeavyMetalCat selecting for 666sharon666
666sharon666 selecting for DippoMagoo
DippoMagoo selecting for adg211288
adg211288 selecting for Vim Fuego
Vim Fuego selecting for Sisslith
Sisslith selecting for mlkpad14
mlkpad14 selecting for Unitron

Remember: 2017 albums only that are available to be legally streamed in full. Doesn't matter if reviewed already or not. 

Please get in touch with me if you have not received your album to review within a few days. 
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Sent mine to Nicole.
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