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    Posted: 13 Jan 2016 at 12:04pm
I don't want to point out which specfic ones were broken as I don't want to name and shame anyone in particular, but there were several between the 2013 and 2014 lists. Just making a polite request that no one change the images used; they were all carefully selected before the presentations were put together to all use the same resolution (500x500 - which is more than enough considering the max size you'll ever see on MMA without purposefully opening the images is much smaller). 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Article fixed.

Collabs, please do not mess with the image uploads for the releases featured here (or any of the other collab best of year presentations). All the images are of a perfectly acceptable standard for the site already. If you change one, you are not replacing that image file on the site but creating a new file, which removes the image anywhere else it has been used, including this presentation (which a lot of work went into). 

What image was changed?
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Article fixed.

Collabs, please do not mess with the image uploads for the releases featured here (or any of the other collab best of year presentations). All the images are of a perfectly acceptable standard for the site already. If you change one, you are not replacing that image file on the site but creating a new file, which removes the image anywhere else it has been used, including this presentation (which a lot of work went into). 
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Nice job guys ! Wink
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Too bad I was late in hearing Sevendust's 2014 acoustic album, then I would have had a metal related recommendation. Ouch
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Power Metal > anything else.
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I'll settle this, power metal is butts


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I'll settle this, power metal is butts


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Don't get me wrong, I Love me some good power metal, and I've heard tracks from their first album, and tracks from Grime & Grandeur that I really like. But CFAVF just hit me the wrong way. I felt a couple of songs on it were just plain down right silly.
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Originally posted by powermetal2000 powermetal2000 wrote:

Originally posted by Jbird Jbird wrote:

Never bothered with the Falconer. I own one Falconer album, and it sucks. Chapters From A Vale Forlorn. Never bothered with anything else they've done.


Chapters from a Vale Forlorn does not suck! Go wash your mouth out with soap.


I think you got a taste of your own medicine there after your Babymetal comment.

Though I do agree with you on this one. Chapters from a Vale Forlorn is an excellent album.
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Originally posted by Jbird Jbird wrote:

Never bothered with the Falconer. I own one Falconer album, and it sucks. Chapters From A Vale Forlorn. Never bothered with anything else they've done.


Chapters from a Vale Forlorn does not suck! Go wash your mouth out with soap.
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2 bands I was unfamiliar with before this list took me to them, that I've since checked and really impressed by are Hail Spirit Noir and Anubis Gate. Thumbs Up
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I've always been prudent in dishing out 5 stars as very few albums are that good, most having a few weak areas. Anything from 3.5 stars upwards is still a very good album of course. In 2014 none of the albums I rated got 5 stars - some 4.5 and a lot of 4's though. 2015 is a similar story so far but there are I suspect some great albums to come.
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I'd simply like to curb my higher ratings a bit as I'm finding myself questioning some of them a lot of the time. Take 2014 releases, I gave 14 out of 110 releases 5 stars, yet some of them I've not once felt inclined to listen to again since finishing up my review and that doesn't sound like 5 stars was really justified to me. I've come to realise that I can still really love an album and give it a 4.5 or even 4 and that ratings like 3.5 and 3 are still pretty respectable, positive ratings. I think part of the reason has been that previously I've tried to cram as many promos into my review schedule as possible (labels and promoters sometimes put the pressure on as well), so I probably haven't judged every release as well as I could. Taking things slower this year has allowed me to do that a whole lot better. I expect I'll have a nagging promoter on my back before long but I'm past caring. I'm a happier listener since changing the way I do things. If they decide to remove me from their promo lists then so be it. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Heh, well, if I'm to be honest I don't think it was a particularly good year in general as I was not really blown away by anything. 
 
I agree. I didn´t give a single 5 star rating to any 2014 album. Lots of great albums, but not any masterpieces among the albums I listened to.

I gave quite a few 5 stars out...maybe too many. I'm trying to be a bit harder this year with my ratings. Haven't given any 5 stars out for 2015 yet. A couple of albums tempted me, but I held back. 
^I wouldn' worry about that too much, Adam :) I know my recent stance on ratings may seem a little bit extreme to some, but... well I really think rating should only indicate how much you liked the album, not how good, bad or "close to/far from perfection" you think it is. If you like something a whole lot, why not give it 5 stars? Again, just my opinion, but I believe it's just more natural to think of ratings as highly subjective addition to the review, not a basis for it.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Heh, well, if I'm to be honest I don't think it was a particularly good year in general as I was not really blown away by anything. 
 
I agree. I didn´t give a single 5 star rating to any 2014 album. Lots of great albums, but not any masterpieces among the albums I listened to.

I gave quite a few 5 stars out...maybe too many. I'm trying to be a bit harder this year with my ratings. Haven't given any 5 stars out for 2015 yet. A couple of albums tempted me, but I held back. 
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Great lists everyone! There's quite a few here I don't know that I'm going to have to look up now.
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Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Heh, well, if I'm to be honest I don't think it was a particularly good year in general as I was not really blown away by anything. 
 
I agree. I didn´t give a single 5 star rating to any 2014 album. Lots of great albums, but not any masterpieces among the albums I listened to.


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To be honest, I only posted that as a wind up.

See it worked.

I really don't like them, though I guess they aren't that bad. I've heard crappier serious bands.
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