I skim quite a lot of fairly mainstream music reviews and often take a punt on someone new to me (of whom there are countless numbers) which is highly recommended if it sounds interesting. Just recently there has been an album (won’t say what/by who but you may guess) that has been so overloaded with 10/10 reviews and praise that I keep talking myself out of getting it. Is it just me? I have bought a couple of unanimous 10/10s in previous years and found myself a bit irritated – is it my failure to “get it” or that they just aren’t as great as they are (currently) cracked up to be? “Probably just me” I say, without really believing it. I don’t think its just a question of “don’t believe the hype” – because I’m sure I’m quite an easy touch if the right buttons are pressed – more a resistance to claims of perfection. I’ve avoided naming names so I don’t show how clueless I am, but interested if anyone else feels the same way?