Since these reviews are not written by robots, there will be biases. The crew will naturally write about what they’re interested in, so while we try to be as balanced or as educated as possible, there will be bias.

So before each review score, three words about potential bias:

  • “No preconceived notion” in a concert review typically means I’m seeing a band live without hearing any of their music first. I used to try to listen to as much as I could before the show. This proved to be too much. If you can’t do it live, I’m not impressed.