Ostensibly a website for music cataloging, rating, reviewing and discussion, rateyourmusic has turned into a wonderful tumblr substitute full of affected pseudo-irony and Bukowski-derivative lowercased poetry. The trick for being seen as trendy in this very elite environment is to cultivate a twee, "quirky," sensitive persona by "ironically" giving lip service to top 40 pop, as well as foreign niche genres like italo-disco and deep house that aren't even cared for in their home countries anymore. Also, the medium of singles are revered, despite being completely obsolete (albums are considered rockist). By following those guidelines one can be just as quirky and unique as fifty other pseudo-bohemians there who never capitalize, dislike hard rock and enjoy italo-disco & deep house. Forgotten girl groups are considered particularly quirky to enjoy on this amazing site.
You seriously gave Twa Toots less than five stars? Didn't you know they're the apex of feminism and human morality in general? I think rateyourmusic is not for you.
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