NewCC0070: Jeff Buckley

  • Grace (94): *****
  • Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk) (98): ****
  • Live at Sin-E (93): *** 1/2
  • Mystery White Boy (00): ***
Author Comments: 

This is a new entry in an up-dated series I'm calling the New Critical Consensus. Several people have requested updates of the older series, and since critical opinions shift, I am revamping the entire system. I am averaging the opinions of several excellent music critics to produce a list of each artist's albums. Rather than using a number system, which was perhaps a bit clunky, I will now be using a five-star system. The albums will be listed in a recommended purchasing order, so new fans will have an idea of where the best place to start buying an artist's work is.
These are not my opinions, although, since I have chosen the critics used (and I'm using many), my taste will perhaps seep through a bit.

Terribly nerdy, I know, but maybe this will help people only now beginning to dabble into certain artists' bodies of work.


***** - Masterpiece
**** 1/2 - Classic
**** - Great
*** 1/2 - Good
*** - Above Average
** 1/2 - Average
** - Below Average
* 1/2 - Bad
* - Terrible
1/2 - One of the worst albums ever

Hey, thanks for this! This is not nerdy at all, and I think it's a great idea. Do expand your list of artistes, cos I'm certainly looking forward to seeing more.

Great! I'm thrilled you enjoy the series, because it sure takes a long time to get all this calculated!

Luckily, the ones I've already finished in the old series don't take too much time to update, but some of the new ones (John Coltrane, please stand up) are murder.

I will certainly be expanding this series. I added several this morning, and I'm working on a biggie for the next posting, which hopefully will be ready next Monday or Tuesday.

I've been trying really hard to keep a variety of genres, styles, and time periods represented here. I actually want these list to be helpful.

Again, thanks for the compliments, and I hope these lists help people wanting to begin exploring new artists!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs