“Hello, It’s Me”

Before I post any articles, reviews, etc. on here, I thought I would just start by thanking anyone who has stopped by here and is taking the time to read what I have written. I appreciate it a great deal, and hope you find it interesting or entertaining to read what I have to say.

I also wanted to say something in advance about the way I view music, films, and other forms of arts and entertainment. Personally, I think that any work should be judged on its own merits, and to do otherwise to place ourselves and unrealistic expectations on what has been made. Every song should have a purpose, as should every album, and as should every film, but it is not fair to the work to say the creator should have made a different goal for their work. What is fair is to analyze what a work is telling us is its purpose, itself, and then judge it based on how well it fulfilled its purpose.

By having this mindset, I will say that most of what I write here will have this standard in mind. Certainly, I have my own personal preferences and some universal qualities of music do still exist (I will bring those up in more detail as the need arises), but I thought I would make this statement right off the bat to make sure everything was clear immediately.

With all that being said, welcome to Sound Judgement; I wish this will be a worthwhile venture for all of us as writers, as readers, and as listeners of great (and sometimes not so great) music.


Title quoted from “Hello” by Adele from her album 25.

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