A masterpiece, representing the very best done in its genre. No flaws of any kind, an integrated work of great beauty and/or deep meaning. Favorably compares with the best music of any genre.
Better than 4 stars, but containing a flaw or lacking that something extra that would make it a masterpiece.
Highly recommended for any music fan. A very good representation of the act’s talent, and a superior example of the genre. Clear qualities that lift it above average.
Recommended, especially for fans of the artist and/or genre. Flashes of greatness, above average execution, several facets of interest.
Average and acceptable, especially for fans of the artist and/or genre. Some enjoyable content, generally well-recorded and executed.
Of poor quality, and/or unremarkable in lyrical and/or instrumental execution. Boring, annoying or misguided. Even hardcore fans of the artist or genre should beware.
Of exceptionally poor quality musically, sonically or both. Not recommended.