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Old 10-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Right then: the scoring system. Well it goes like this:

For every point I get right, if any, I award myself a percentage of the total score, as below:
Guessing the correct main instrument used = 20%
Guessing the tempo correctly, or mostly correctly = 30%
Guessing the subject, more or less correctly = 20%
Guesing anything specific, like a guitar solo, horn intro, piano outro etc = 20%

It's almost impossible I would guess every feature of the song correctly, but if by some chance I got it spot-on then I'll add the extra 10 percent.

Obviously, at the end then the totals are added and I get an average of how well --- or more likely, badly --- I did. That's the final score for the album.

So

1. Great imposter: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 30%
Subject --- 0% (I never guessed at that)
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 30%

2. Hey broken: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

3. Fire for you: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 20%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 20%

4. Dirt and stardust:
Main Instrument --- 20%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 20%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 40%

5. Flutter: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 20%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

6. Iron bull: Main Instrument --- 20%
Tempo --- 30%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 20%
TOTAL --- 70%

7. Turn yourself around: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

8. Miss Mary Mack: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

9. Grace: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

10. Darlene: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

11. Flying on helium: Main Instrument --- 0%
Tempo --- 0%
Subject --- 0%
Specifics --- 0%
TOTAL --- 0%

So that's in total 160% over 11 tracks, so divide 160 by 11 and we end up with...
FINAL SCORE 14.5%

Yeah. Not great. Very little I got right about this album, but to be fair, I never expected to. In fact, I'm surprised any of my guesses were right. As for the album itself? Meh, it was okay but not really my thing: kind of a cross between acoustic folk and Country, and though there were one or two songs I liked ("Dirt and stardust", "Flying on helium") there wasn't generally that much to appeal to me. For my money, a cross between Nanci Griffith and Suzanne Vega, but pretty generic really and I don't see why everyone's getting so excited about Heather Maloney.

Unlikely ever to merit a full review.

Still, hope you enjoyed this first psychic review! Probably be a while before I attempt another, but hey, it sure was fun! But for now...
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