The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146705   Message #3397681
Posted By: EBarnacle
30-Aug-12 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: CD Reviewer accepting Trad entries
Subject: RE: CD Reviewer accepting Trad entries
I used to review for a well known folk magazine. I had a problem with their fundamental policy regarding reviews.

Writing a review that is "entirely behind" the work is not fair to the reader or the work. As mentioned above, the reader should be made aware of both the strong and weak points. If there are no warts, excellent. I have yet to find any work that is perfect, including one of Cyril's books that I loved. That did not mean I could not recommend the work.

The conclusion is what counts. The reader is entitled to honesty.