“Haywire” Meta-analysis

By Jim McCann, NTS Music Director

Here’s why I’m EXTREMELY pleased with the review that the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) gave Not Too Sharp’s latest album, “Haywire.”

(A little background: 3 reviewers review an album and rate the songs, as well as a few categories, on a scale from ‘1’ to ‘5’. ‘1’= poor, ‘2’= weak, ‘3’= average, ‘4’= good, and ‘5’= excellent. Also, kudos to you if you make it to the end of this… it’s worth it if you’re into that kind of thing)

So, by definition, our album came out to be “average” to just above average. And I mean that quite literally. When all 3 reviewers’ scores were averaged, all of the songs and categories’ scores were within the range of 3 to 4, with no outliers.

Here’s why (and how) I can be simultaneously pleased with this result, while still Continue reading ““Haywire” Meta-analysis”