Pickin’ On Pitchfork, Volume Number…oh there’s been so many I forgot!

Look hard enough on the internet and ye shall find what ye are looking for. I was just curious, wanted to find a little more information on Pitchfork’s rating system and I stumbled upon the following:

“10.0: Indispensable, classic; 9.5-9.9: Spectacular; 9.0-9.4: Amazing; 8.5-8.9: Exceptional, will likely rank among writer’s top ten albums of the year; 8.0-8.4: Very good; 7.5-7.9: Above average; 7.0-7.4: Not brilliant, but nice enough; 6.0-6.9: Has its moments, but isn’t strong; 5.0-5.9: Mediocre, not good, but not awful; 4.0-4.9: Just below average, bad outweighs good but just a little bit; 3.0-3.9: Definitely below average, but a few redeeming qualities; 2.0-2.9: Heard worse, but still pretty bad; 1.0-1.9: Awful, not a single pleasant track; 0.0-0.9: Breaks new ground for terrible.”