RYM is a music cataloguing/rating website. It's content is extremely thorough, and because of easy accessibility the concept of 'obscure taste' becomes irrelevant through exposure to a vast array of genres, artists, albums, etc. sadly, the community is plagued with countless cynics, elitists, and pompous assholes who employ music as a means to groom their ego through forum circle jerks and panning albums they haven't listened to for no reason; injecting their reductionist, word excrement into every album they can muster through pathetic faux-reviews that are as self-indulgent as they are inconsequential.
otherwise, a great tool for discovering music.
'Beethoven's 9th is trite, superficial garbage"
"Hah! yr belief that music 'grows' on you is obviously indicative of an amateur dilettante."
"I noticed your lack of negative ratings, you should be more objective and less of an overbearing optimist."
- Rate Your Music users