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    Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 3:12am
I am currently organising the next MMA Reviewer's Challenge. While previous challenges have been a collaborator/metal reviewer event this one is open to anyone who wants to try their hand at it.

The format for this challenge is changing though. Where previously an album without reviews has been selected and everyone taking part reviews the same release, this time participants will be randomly paired and will have to select an album for each other to review. There is no guarantee that anyone will be paired with someone with a similar taste, which is part of the fun.

The only rules for release selection are that it must be available as either a free legal download or on a legal streaming site like Spotify in its entirety. For this challenge you may select albums that have been previously reviewed so long as the reviewer you are paired with has not already reviewed/rated it. 

How you go about selecting an album for review beyond that is entirely up to you. Perhaps there is an album you love that others seem to ignore. Maybe you know something your paired reviewer will like. Or maybe you wish to see what they think of something that you know is outside of their comfort zone. You're under no obligation to share your motive for album selection.

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. 

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. 

Reviewers Taking Part

adg211288
666sharon666
Unitron
DippoMagoo
aglasshouse
Vim Fuego
Warthur
Nightfly


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 3:44am
I'm in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 10:10am
Sounds fun, I'm down.
Oh, so it's bring my own? Bring my own what? FUN?! - Ludichrist
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 11:44am
I'm interesting in reading the results of this but my last reviewing attempt went so badly I'll be sitting this out. Hope more people take part this time though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 12:32pm
I'm in. I can think of a few possible candidates already, depending on who I'm paired with.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 8:56pm
I'll do it. I'll go search around for some good stuff and then come back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 11:07pm
I'll have a go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2017 at 1:30am
Sure, this sounds like a fun spin on the idea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 3:23am
We need at least one more review to have an even amount.

Preferably we need three more so we have ten taking part in total. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 2:12pm
Count me in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2017 at 9:35am
Okay, all the usual's have signed up. If anyone else signs up they'll just have to be paired with each other.

Using the randomiser, the pairings are as follows:

Vim Fuego & aglasshouse
DippoMagoo & Warthur
Nightfly & 666sharon666
adg211288 & Unitron

Please PM each other ASAP with the album you are going to challenge them to review. I'd advise everyone to have a backup in mind just in case for some your your first pick is region restricted at all as we found out when the Grave Digger album was selected on a previous challenge. 

They'll be no set date to post your reviews this time, just title them with the usual MMA Reviewer's Challenge header but instead of a month say who you were challenged by. For example mine will be:

MMA Reviewer's Challenge: Album selected by Unitron. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 3:00pm
Okay great, Nicole and I are sorted and reviews no doubt coming soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 4:57am
Yep I've taken a first listen to the album Paul picked for me. Keeping what I think a secret for now though.

I'll probably start writing after one or two more listens.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 10:45am
Me and Warthur have ours set up as well. I will likely be reviewing mine sometime next week or next weekend, because right now I of course have my regular flow of promos to get done, plus my brother ordered me a sick new laptop which could come any time within the next week, so I'll want a couple days to get that set up and test it out before writing my review.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 11:04am
Khaliq and I are sorted too. I'll be starting to look at writing for mine after I get this MindMaze review finished. I have a good chunk of it done now. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 9:25pm
Thatcher and I are sorted. I thought I might have scared him with my selection, but it appears not! And he's picked me a fucking beauty so far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 2:01pm
^ I'm really curious what everyone picked for each other, especially with those comments.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 2:05pm
Just want to double check that we're not doing any kind of posting schedule for this (such as each pair posting on the same day) because my review is done.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 3:35pm
Nah, if its ready post it. Thumbs Up
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