FAQ

MusicScore – is a catalogue for music fans appointed for ratings, criticizing and systematization of music songs.

The main rating unit is an officially released song of performer/band. Each song is rated separately by the 10 point rate. Songs that get the highest rates are filling the list of users favorite songs.

Album rating provides formation of different ratings: personal users rating, certain year album rating, general rating and music era rating.

MusicScore is also positioned as a platform for publishing of reviews. It also can be used as a web journal formed by one users for other.

MusicScore has a special awards that can be assigned to private users (considering to activity) and albums (considering to ratings) as well.

1. Before you add an album you should make sure if it is full (contains all tracks without bonus-tracks);

2. Adding singles, EP’s, compilations, live versions etc is forbidden. You can add studio albums only;

3. Administration can delete incorrectly formed album without notice;

4. We recommend you to be objective in album rating: don’t rate entire album with the same rate, don’t get on the users who rated your favorite album badly by rating theirs favorite albums badly.

5. It is forbidden to register usernames which are similar to already registered and contains swear words, website addresses, e-mail addresses etc;

6. Multiple registration is forbidden;

7. Rules which are not mentioned here are up to the administration.

+1 point for your review evaluation;

+2 points for rating an album;

+4 points for adding an album;

+10 points for writing a review;

+100 points for web-site promotion assistance.

- 1-3 – lame albums;

- 3-5 – minor albums, but someone can like it;

- 5-6 – pretty solid albums that could catch attention of certain music genre fans;

- 6-7 – good, solid albums, we advise you to pay attention on it;

- 7-8 – points - solid albums. They often get "The best album of the year" award;

- 8-9 – very powerful albums;

- 9-10 – masterpiece.

You must always add intros, skits and other short-term tracks to the album track-list!

You can rate them by following rules:

- by esthetic reasons – if you liked it;

- if it fits to the album atmosphere;

- compared to other intros, skits etc you have ever heard.

It would be right not to compare intros, skits etc with other full tracks.

To be objective in ratings we did some limits by quantity of songs:

1) 3 or less - you can rate all tracks by 1 or 10;

2) 4 tracks - you can rate 3 of them by 1 or 10;

3) 5 tracks - you can rate 4 of them by 1 or 10;

4) 6 or more tracks - you can rate 70% of them by 1 or 10.

1. When you are adding an album be sure that the genre you point appeared before the album you add. Actual information about genre appearance you can find on this website.

Best Debut of the year
Best Debut of the year
The first album in the discography of an artist or a band
Best Electronic album of the year
Best Electronic album of the year
Genres
2-Step Garage 4x4 Garage Acid House Acid Techno Acid Trance Aggrotech Alt. Dance Ambient Ambient Breakbeat Ambient Dub Ambient House Ambient Techno Ambient Trance Atmospheric Drum'n'Bass Balearic Beat Ballroom Baltimore Club Bassline Berlin School Big Beat Big Rave Big Room House Bitpop Black Ambient Bouncy Techno Breakbeat Breakbeat Hardcore Breakcore Breakstep Broken Beat Brostep Chillout Chillstep Chillwave Chiptune Complextro Dancecore Dark Ambient Dark Electro Dark Psytrance Darkcore Darkstep Death Industrial Deconstructed Club Deep House Digital Hardcore Downtempo Dream Trance Drill 'n' Bass Drone Drum'n'Bass Drumfunk Drumstep Dub Dub Techno Dubstep Dubstyle Dubtronica Dungeon Synth Dutch House EBM EDM Trap Electro Electro House Electro Industrial Electro Progressive Electroacoustic Electroclash Ethnic Ambient Ethno Electronic Fidget House Footwork Freestyle French House Full On Funktronica Funky Breaks Furniture Music Future Bass Future Garage Futurepop Gabber Garage House Ghetto House Glitch Glitch Hop Goa Trance Handbag House Happy Hardcore Hard House Hard Techno Hard Trance Hardbag Hardcore Techno Hardstep Hardstyle Harsh Noise High Energy Hip House Horror Synth House IDM Illbient Indietronic Industrial Industrial Dance Industrial Techno Isolationist Ambient Jazzstep Jersey Club Juke House Jump-Up Jungle Lento Violento Liquid Funk Lowercase Martial Industrial Melbourne Bounce Microhouse Minimal Minimal Synth Minimal Techno Minimal Wave Moombahcore Moombahton Musique Concrete Neurofunk New Beat New Rave Noise Nu Skool Breaks Nu-Disco Outsider House Plunderphonics Post-Dubstep Post-Minimalism Power Electronics Power Noise Progressive Electronic Progressive House Progressive Trance Psybient Psychedelic Trance Pumping House Ragga Jungle Raggacore Rave Ritual Ambient Schranz Skweee Sound Collage Space Ambient Speed Garage Speedcore Suomisaundi Synth Funk Synthwave Tape Music Tech House Techno Techstep Trance Trancestep Tribal House Trip-Hop Tropical House Turbofunk UK Bass UK Funky UK Garage Uplifting Trance Vocal Trance Witch House Wonky
Best Experimental album of the year
Best Experimental album of the year
The album, which combines the seemingly incongruous genres
Best Folk album of the year
Best Folk album of the year
Genres
A Capella Afro-Funk Afrobeat Americana Arabesque Arabic Classical Music Avant-Folk Avant-Garde Music Bachata Bard Music Birdsong Bluegrass Bluegrass Gospel Blues Bolero Bossa Nova Brazilian Classical Music Cajun Music Calypso Carnatic Classical Music Chachacha Chamber Folk Chamber Music Chant Chicago Blues Choro Classical Music Close Harmony Concerto Contemporary Country Contemporary Folk Contradanza Country Country Blues Country Gospel Country Soul Creole Music Cuban Rumba Danzon Delta Blues Electric Blues Electric Folk Exotica Expressionism Field Holler Flamenco Flamenco Nuevo Folk Music Folktronica Freak Folk Gospel Gothic Country Guaguancó Guaracha Hill Country Blues Hindustani Classical Music Honky Tonk Impressionism Indie Folk Jump Blues Klezmer Kwaito Mambo Mento Modern Classical Neoclassical New Age Neoclassicism Neofolk New Age New Orleans Blues Old-Time Music Opera Persian Classical Music Polka Polyphonic Chant Progressive Folk Psychedelia Psychedelic Folk Ragtime Ring Shout Rocksteady Romanticism Rumba Flamenca Salsa Samba Samba-Canção Singer-Songwriter Ska Skiffle Son Cubano Song Sermon Soul Blues Spaghetti Western Spirituals Swamp Blues Symphony Tango Tone Poem Visor World Zydeco
Best Rock album of the year
Best Rock album of the year
Genres
2 Tone Acid Rock Acoustic Rock Alt. Country Alt. Rock Anatolian Rock Anti-Folk AOR Art Rock Avant-Prog Baggy Bard Rock Blues Rock Boogie Rock Britpop Canterbury Scene Celtic Rock Chicano Rock Christian Rock Christian Ska Coldwave Comedy Rock Country Rock Cowpunk Dance-Punk Dance-Rock Dark Cabaret Darkwave Death 'n' Roll Deathrock Dream Pop Electronic Rock Emo Pop Ethereal Wave Experimental Rock Folk Punk Folk-Rock Freakbeat Funk Rock Garage Rock Garage Rock Revival Glam Rock Gothabilly Gothic Rock Grebo Grunge Hard Rock Heartland Rock Heavy Psych Indie Rock Industrial Rock Instrumental Rock Jangle Pop Jazz-Rock Krautrock Latin Rock Lo-Fi Madchester Math Rock Medieval Folk-Rock Merseybeat Midwest Emo Mod Mod Revival Neo-Progressive Rock Neo-Psychedelia Neo-Rockabilly Neoclassical Darkwave Neue Deutsche Welle New Romantic New Weird America No Wave Noise Rock Nu Gaze Occult Rock Oshare Kei Piano Rock Pop-Rock Post-Britpop Post-Grunge Post-Punk Post-Punk Revival Post-Rock Progressive Rock Psychedelic Rock Psychobilly Pub Rock Punk Blues Raga Rock Reggae Rock Rock & Roll Rock Opera Rockabilly Roots Rock Sadcore Shock Rock Shoegazing Sleaze Rock Soft Rock Southern Rock Space Rock Stoner Rock Surf Swamp Rock Symphonic Rock Synthpunk Trip-Rock Tulsa Sound Viking Rock Visual Kei Yacht Rock Zeuhl
Best album of the year on the ex-USSR scene
Best album of the year on the ex-USSR scene
The album of an artist or a group of the ex-USSR countries
Genre revolution
Genre revolution

It is very rare award. It goes to an album that created a genre revolution and changed its laws. Such albums have raised a whole generations.

Best Rap
Best Rap

There is not so much high-quality rap music at the moment. There’s not so mush performers who follows hip-hop ideals. Nowadays we can see the R&B trend with its bare asses, cool cars, glamour, pretty toys and tattoos in mainstream hip-hop culture. This award will be given only to high-quality hip-hop music which contains ideals of genre founders.

Courageous experiment
Courageous experiment

This award goes to albums which creators wasn’t afraid to do some experiments and created something special.

British spirit
British spirit

Nobody can deny that the sound of English singers and bands is unique and it’s hard to mix up with something else: English accent, ringing guitars, explosive rhythms. This award goes to releases from England which on our opinion brought or discovered something new in its style.

Soul crying
Soul crying

It goes to releases which the artist shared his emotions, secrets, personal feelings. Such albums are full of gloom, depression and loneliness.

Deep meaning
Deep meaning

This award is for an album with very deep philosophic lyrics. Its lyrics induce you to think about the most important problems of human being.

Fabulous sounding
Fabulous sounding

Some albums sound so sweet and nice that you can think about the artists as a magician. This award is for releases with clear vocal by listening which you feel yourself in a good mood.

Instrumental fairy
Instrumental fairy

Sometimes you don’t need words to express your emotions, instruments will be enough. This award goes to instrumental releases.

Dance floor king
Dance floor king

There are releases while listening ones your arms and legs start shaking and you want immediately start to dance.

Turn it off!
Turn it off!

This award goes to very hard albums aggressive magnetic of which keeps you strained to the very last second. It is for the most radical forms of music.

Master sampling
Master sampling

This award goes to magicians who can make masterpiece with different parts.

Indirect material serving
Indirect material serving

These albums have completely broken music laws, contains a lot of experiments and still its sounding goes directly to your heart. Such music is full of surprises and contradictions.

Wild magnetic
Wild magnetic

There is an album with wild magnetic that kicks your ass! This award goes to such sick releases.

Loner
Loner

This award goes to lonely geniuses, creative persons, singer-songwriters, country performers, folk performers etc.

Genre founder
Genre founder

This award can get an album that made a break and became an impulse to form new music genre.

Unique vocals
Unique vocals

This award is for an album which characterized qualitative vocals.

Columbus
Columbus

User which will first add/rate album after New Year

Blue-collar
Blue-collar

User that had reached 1000 rating points

MegaMusicManiac
MegaMusicManiac

User that had reached 5000 rating points

Saint
Saint

User that had reached 10000 rating points

Collector
Collector

User that had added 1000 albums

Connoisseur
Connoisseur

User that had rated 1000 albums

An author
An author

User that had written 100 reviews

Favourite
Favourite

User that gained 500 likes for his reviews

Helper
Helper

A user that helps our resource to be better

Reviewer
Reviewer

Official review writer

Moderator
Moderator

Your servant

Founder
Founder

Fantastic Four

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