Everyone Has an Opinion — Share Yours. AllMusic Now Has User Reviews

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We’ve launched a new feature that lets you share your detailed insights and opinions on the albums you love. Now on AllMusic you can submit your own reviews on the albums that have changed your life, let people know what you think about a new release, or take down one of those sacred cows that you’ve always thought was overrated.


Reading and Writing Reviews
Now on album pages, you’ll see a tab that says User Reviews. From here, logged-in users can write, edit and submit their own reviews for display on AllMusic. Give us your insights, opinions and raves to help other AllMusic users find that hidden gem that needs the spotlight. The reviews must be between 50 and 3,000 characters in length and some HTML is accepted: <b> or <strong> for bold, <i> or <em> for italics, <br> for line breaks. Because spam is horrible, we will not be allowing hyperlinks in these user-submitted reviews.


Show Your Reviews On Your AllMusic Profile
To create your AllMusic Profile so you can display all of your reviews in one place, simply navigate to the Profile Settings page in your user account and create your unique URL. If you’ve signed in with Facebook, your profile picture will show up automagically. You can write a bio for yourself or remain mysterious. You can see your profile page by clicking “My Profile” at the top of the page.


Sharing Your Reviews With The World
If you have a public profile on AllMusic, you can now publish your reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via email, simply by clicking the share icons by each review. If you are not seeing these links, make sure your profile is public by navigating to your Profile Settings page and making sure User Profile Visibility is set to “Public.”

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Upvoting and Moderating the AllMusic Community
As a logged-in user, you have the ability to guide the AllMusic community toward the more helpful reviews. Each user review contains a Thumbs Up and a Thumbs Down icon, so that logged-in users can mark the reviews they find most helpful (or downgrade a review that doesn't add value to the site). Additionally, if a review is offensive, spammy, or otherwise inappropriate, clicking the "Report Inappropriate" link will notify us that the review might need moderation or removal.


Keeping Your Friends Connected With Your Favorite Music
As music fans, we know how hard it can be to clue other people into your music knowledge, which is why we're so excited to introduce this feature that makes it easier for you to share your opinions and recent discoveries.
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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Mark Skinner

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I'm keen to add reviews to albums that haven't been reviewed by AllMusic, but a number of them are inaccessible. When you click on the link for the album it just takes you to an albums search page. Can someone please advise if this problem is being worked on?
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Can you give the example you are referring to?
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Mark Skinner

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Hi Zac, try this one. Click on "Crazy on the Weekend" and you'll see what I mean.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sunhouse-mn0002058105
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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Thanks Mark. 

We've had an issue from our data provider regarding some albums (primarily from European labels and distributors) no longer being available to us via our data license permissions (even though you can still search for them on the site and see them in a discography).  

It is a frustrating situation, but ultimately those album pages will no longer be displayed on AllMusic.
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That's a shame Zac, but I do understand. The albums I've been looking at reviewing have been largely English so this now makes sense. I have managed to do one so far so I hope that does stay up! I hope this doesn't unduly affect the diversity of artists and albums that you have on Allmusic, as you are truly a one-stop shop for musical info. Thanks again for the response and explanation.
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