Agreed. I don't mindlessly go out and get an album by a band I have never heard of either. For example, and I know people might kill me for this, but I went by their recommendation of Arcade Fire's Funeral (a 9.7 score I think), and although I can appreciate the album, I can't seem to actually get into it.
Also, it upsets me that they seem to hate The Mars Volta so much. I'm sure there are many haters out there, but surely Frances doesn't deserve a 2?
Oh yeah, M83 rocks hah
They totally overrated Funeral. It's a great album, but a 9.7? Er, no. Low 9s for me.
And The Mars Volta are great, heh. I went off them for a bit (unfortunately just as I saw them live), but they're good stuff.
M83... don't get it. Listened to Graveyard Girl a few times, and it's just... meh.
The Deerhoof album I listened to (Friend Opportunity) is distinctly average. Good opening 2 tracks (The Perfect Me and +81) and it's all downhill from there.