portion of The Blues Forum contains reviews of CD releases, performance
videos, and music instruction videos that are primarily blues in nature.
All comments in such reviews are dependent on the tastes of the reviewer
and you may find that your own tastes are different. However, such
reviews are intended to help guide you in determining potential
purchases. In the end, listen or watch for yourself in order to
determine the merits of a particular release.
"Best Independent Releases" section covers reviews of CDs that
have been submitted for review. The CDs chosen are, in the reviewer's
opinion, the best of the best independent productions that have been
received. Currently, the ratio of of independent releases that are
reviewed are about 1 in five that have been submitted.
Reviews carry ratings that cover the sonic quality of the recording in
terms of engineering and one covering the overall enjoyment factor of
the reviewer while listening to the CD. This latter rating is called
"Mojo Factor", and is based both on the quality of the music and
on the general emotional impact that the CD had on the rater. Ratings
are as follows:
1 = Poor 2 = Below Average 3 =
Average 4 = Above Average 5 =