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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 Afro-House Aggrotech Alt. Dance Ambient Ambient Breakbeat Ambient Dub Ambient House Ambient Techno Ambient Trance Atmospheric Drum'n'Bass Balani Show Balearic Beat Ballroom Baltimore Club Bassline Batida Berlin School Big Beat Big Rave Big Room House Bitpop Black Ambient Bouncy Techno Bouyon Breakbeat Breakbeat Hardcore Breakcore Breakstep Broken Beat Brostep Bubbling Chillout Chillstep Chillwave Chiptune Complextro Coupé-Décalé Dancecore Dark Ambient Dark Electro Dark Psytrance Darkcore Darkstep Darksynth 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 Electroclash Ethnic Ambient Ethno Electronic Euro House Fidget House Flex Dance Music Footwork Freestyle French House Full On Funk Mandelão Funktronica Funky Breaks Furniture Music Future Bass Future Garage Futurepop Gabber Garage House Ghetto House Glitch Glitch Hop Goa Trance Gqom 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 Kuduro 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 Novo Dub Nu Skool Breaks Nu-Disco Outsider House 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 Shangaan Electro Singeli Skweee Space Ambient Speed Garage Speedcore Suomisaundi Synth Funk Synthwave Tech House Tech Trance Techno Techstep Trance Trancestep Tribal House Trip-Hop Tropical House Tsonga Disco Turbofunk UK Bass UK Funky UK Garage Uplifting Trance Vocal Trance Witch House Wonky Zouglou
Best Experimental album of the year
Best Experimental album of the year
The album, which combines the seemingly incongruous genres
Best Folk / Religious album of the year
Best Folk / Religious album of the year
Genres
A Cappella Abkhazian Folk Music Acoustic Texas Blues Afoxé African Folk Music Afro-Funk Afrobeat Ainu Folk Music Akan Music Algerian Chaabi Amami Shimauta Ambasse Bey American Folk Music Americana Andean Folk Music Apala Appalachian Folk Music Arabesque Arabic Bellydance Music Arabic Folk Music Armenian Church Music Assiko Australian Folk Music Austronesian Traditional Music Avant-Folk Avar Folk Music Bachata Baião Balitaw Bambuco Banda Sinaloense Bandas De Viento De México Barbershop Bard Music Batucada Batuque Bend-Skin Benga Berber Folk Music Biguine Bikutsi Bluegrass Bluegrass Gospel Blues Bolero Bossa Nova Brazilian Folk Music British Blues Burger-Highlife Byzantine Chant Cabo-Zouk Cadence Lypso Cadence Rampa Cajun Music Cakewalk Calypso Campus Folk Canadian Folk Music Canadian Maritime Folk Candomblé Music Canto a Lo Poeta Canto Cardenche Cape Breton Fiddling Cape Breton Folk Music Capoeira Music Caribbean Folk Music Carimbó Caucasian Folk Music Central African Folk Music Chacarera Chachacha Chamarrita Rioplatense Chamber Folk Chechen Folk Music Chicago Blues Chilena Chimurenga Chinese Folk Music Choro Christian Liturgical Music Chutney Chuvash Folk Music Ciranda Close Harmony Coco Coladeira Comorian Music Compas Contemporary Country Contemporary Folk Contradanza Coptic Music Corrido Country Country Blues Country Boogie Country Gospel Country Soul Country Yodeling Cowboy Creole Music Cuban Rumba Cueca Dabke Dagomba Music Danzon Dark Folk Delta Blues Dennery Segment Duranguense East African Folk Music East Asian Folk Music Egyptian Folk Music Electric Blues Electric Folk Enka Ethiopian Church Music Ewe Music Exotica Famo Field Holler Flamenco Flamenco Nuevo Folk Music Folktronica Fon Music Forró Forró Eletrônico Forró Universitário Freak Folk French Caribbean Folk Music French-Canadian Folk Music Frevo Fuji Fula Music Funaná Fungi Gaelic Psalm Garifuna Folk Music Gnawa Goombay Gospel Gothic Country Greek Folk Music Gregorian Chant Guaguancó Guaracha Gumbe Guoyue Gwo Ka Han Folk Music Harawi Hausa Music Highlife Hill Country Blues Honky Tonk Huayno Igbo Music Indie Folk Indigenous Taiwanese Music Izlan Jamaican Folk Music Japanese Folk Music Jiangnan Sizhu Jit Jongo Joropo Jug Band Jùjú Jump Blues Junkanoo Kabye Folk Music Kagura Kalindula Kaseko Khoisan Folk Music Kidumbak Kilapanga Kizomba Klezmer Korean Folk Music Kouta Kundiman Kwaito Kwassa Kwassa Kwela Lambada Makossa Malagasy Folk Music Malagueña Maloya Mambo Mande Music Mangue Beat Mapuche Music Maracatu Marchinha Mariachi Marinera Marrabenta Maxixe Mbalax Mbaqanga Mbenga-Mbuti Music Mbube Mento Méringue Mesopotamian Folk Music Mexican Folk Music Milonga Min'yō Moorish Music Morna Moutya Movimiento Alterado Muliza Música Gaúcha Muziki Wa Dansi Naturjodel Neofolk New Orleans Blues Newfoundland Folk Music Ngoma Nguni Folk Music Nhạc Vàng Norteño North African Folk Music Northeastern African Folk Music Nubian Music Nyahbinghi Old-Time Music Ondō Pagodão Pagode Palm Wine Music Pansori Parang Partido Alto Philippine Folk Music Piedmont Blues Plainsong Polka Polyphonic Chant Progressive Folk Psychedelia Psychedelic Folk Punta Quan Họ Rabiz Ragtime Raï Ranchera Rara Rasin Rasqueado Repente Ring Shout Ripsaw Rocksteady Rōkyoku Roman Folk Music Rumba Flamenca Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music Ryūkōka Sacred Harp Music Sahrawi Music Salegy Salsa Samba Samba De Breque Samba De Roda Samba De Terreiro Samba-Canção Samba-Choro Samba-Enredo Samba-Exaltação Samba-Reggae Sanjo Santé Engagé Santería Music Saya Afroboliviana Sea Shanties Séga Seggae Semba Sertanejo Sertanejo De Raiz Seychelles & Mascarene Islands Folk Music Shaʻabi Shona Mbira Music Sinawi Singer-Songwriter Ska Skiffle Soca Son Calentano Son Cubano Son Huasteco Son Istmeño Son Jarocho Song Sermon Songhai Music Sotho-Tswana Folk Music Soukous Soul Blues South American Folk Music Southern African Folk Music Southern Gospel Spirituals Spouge Sungura Swamp Blues Syriac Chant Taarab Taiko Takamba Talking Blues Tango Tarraxinha Tassu Tchink System Tchinkoumé Tecnobanda Tejano Tibetan Traditional Music Tigrinya Music Tishoumaren Tizita Tondero Township Jive Tradi-Modern Traditional Black Gospel Trinidadian Cariso Trova Yucateca Tsapiky Tsonga Music Tsugaru Shamisen Tuareg Music Tumba Tumbélé Unyago Upopo Vals Criollo Vanera Vaudeville Blues Vietnamese Bolero Vietnamese Folk Music Virgin Islander Cariso Visor Waka Wassoulou Waulking Song West African Folk Music Wolof Music Work Song World Xote Yodeling Yoruba Folk Music Yukar Zhabdro Gorgom Ziglibithy Zinli Znamenny Chant Zouk Zouk Love Zydeco
Best Pop album of the year
Best Pop album of the year
Genres
Adult Contemporary Al Jeel Alt. R&B Ambient Pop Arabic Pop Arrocha Art Pop Axé Ballad Blue-Eyed Soul Boy Band Brega Brill Building British R&B Bubblegum Pop C-Pop Cabaret Cantopop Chamber Pop Chanson Classical Crossover Comedy Music Contemporary Christian Music Contemporary R&B Coon Song Country Pop Dance-Pop Deep Soul Disco Doo Wop Dunedin Sound Dutch Cabaret Electro-Disco Electropop Euro-Disco Eurobeat Eurodance Europop Experimental Pop Flamenco Pop Folk-Pop French Pop Funk Funk Melody Funknejo Girl Group Glitch Pop Go-Go Hokkien Pop Holiday Music Hypnagogic Pop Indie Pop Italo-Disco J-Pop Jazz Pop K-Pop Kabarett Kayōkyoku Latin Pop Mandopop Mood Kayō Motown Sound MPB Music Hall Neo Soul Noise Pop Nouvelle Chanson Française Novelty Piano Pop Raï Pop Soul Popular Music Post-Disco Powerpop Progressive Pop Psychedelic Pop Psychedelic Soul R&B Reggae-Pop Romance Samba Soul Scrumpy and Western Sertanejo Romântico Sertanejo Universitário Shidaiqu Show Tunes Sketch Comedy Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop Soul Southern Soul Space Age Pop Space Disco Sunshine Pop Swamp Pop Synthpop Techno Kayō Tecnobrega Teen Pop Township Bubblegum Traditional Arabic Pop Traditional Pop Tropicália Trot Twee Pop Vanguarda Paulista Vaporwave Vaudeville Worldbeat
Best Rock album of the year
Best Rock album of the year
Genres
2 Tone Acid Rock Acoustic Rock Afro-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 Jam Band Jangle Pop Jazz-Rock Krautrock Latin Rock Lo-Fi Lovers Rock Madchester Manila Sound 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 Wave New Weird America No Wave Noise Rock Nu Gaze Occult Rock Oshare Kei Piano Rock Pinoy Folk-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 Russian Rock Sadcore Samba-Rock Shock Rock Shoegazing Sleaze Rock Soft Rock Southern Rock Space Rock Stoner Rock Surf Swamp Rock Symphonic Prog Symphonic Rock Synthpunk Trip-Rock Tulsa Sound Viking Rock Visual Kei Yacht Rock Zamrock Zeuhl Zolo
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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