used to be a real treasure trove of extensive by graphical information about groups and artist. Completely superficial, horrible pop-up ads, etc. Back to Wikipedia for me
Review by Bafford2 years ago
Used to be wonderful, professional, diligent, honest, easy to navigate. Now slathered in ads (some dangerous, like the *rollover* POS that just now launched a fake alarm pop-up and completely froze Firefox -- wtf?). Even worse, the site is now full of *altered versions* of older reviews...in other words, the truth has been replaced with marketing hype. For shame, Stephen Thomas Erlewine...you used to be beautiful, man!
Review by Freechoice2 years ago
I opened AllMusic.com (no other tabs open in FireFox) and within a minute I got one of the nasty pop up warnings telling me that my computer was infected and this was a warning from Microsoft. Couldn't close my browser without a reboot.
I know AllMusic doesn't put that ad there but whoever their ad server is isn't legit.
Not a safe site.
Review by JanFis Viale2 years ago
I get it, it's for free and they need ads to survive. But the way it's done, a slow wait and pops up on every screen refresh makes for rough navigating.
Some reviewers are professional, like its resident lead critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Some writes like fanboys. Some goes on and on and on. And in some cases the stars awarded do not fit what's written, like a 2-star album gets a rave review. Release information is rubbish, usually uses rerelease as master, Discogs is a way better site for that. Having said all that, still a good source for a quick (and rough) guideline to music.
Review by Uyime Udry3 years ago
good website with lots of useful info. you learn a lot.
Review by Ristoskov Rosendo3 years ago
Pushes you to either pay a $12 annual subscription or install the SupportFreeContent addon, which basically is annoying malware/spamware. Good-bye allmusic.com!!!
Review by Doelcher Simmonette3 years ago
They ask to subscribe (12$/year), to disable adblock or to install an extension for the browser (supportfreecontent) that looks like spamware
Review by Heziel Shoubaki4 years ago
Safe website for listening to free music and paid ones.
Review by Ryhno4 years ago
If you're looking for 'rare grooves', or vintage 'reggae classics', this music website is set up to allow the free listening and free streaming of music - only for a few seconds - but long enough for you to decide whether it's the right cover version excursion, or maybe even the original.
You don't have to log-in, or register - unless you want to of course and you can keep your 'Ad Blocker' switched on, if you want to - but that maybe due to how you arrive at the website - i.e: via song title search, search engine links or direct website address.
How you arrive at the website may also means that there is insufficient protection in place to stop children accessing the website and listening to explicit lyrics. However for adults, it's a trusted website.
Review by Dpdmickey4 years ago
I love AllMusic.com's reviews, advanced search features (genre, release year), and star-ratings at a glance. I can "follow" any artist in their database to be notified of new releases. I can also submit my own reviews and data corrections.
For parents concerned about child safety, note that album covers are not censored and song samples may include explicit lyrics.
My only two pet peeves are:
(1) It is difficult to find the original label that an album was released under. (For this I use Discogs.org.)
(2) Discographies are often incomplete, especially singles and EPs. Presumably, this can be remedied by users who take the time to submit corrections.
Review by SparklePony4 years ago
In the country of my residence (not MY country) it's renown for decades with local clones dragging feet in its wake. As a pro reviewer, for almost any information and in every instance I revert to Allmusic.com with no contender around, on the web. There are simply no apt album reviews and artist profiles like in this space. True, there are occasional minor mistakes but what's worrisome is the American leaning with European non-English and well deserving acts ignored or scarce covered. No Polish Breakout entry, for instance.
Review by Jesh4 years ago
Being a hardcore music fan and musician, I have been reading record reviews all my life, and I know a good music critic from a bad one. I've followed Allmusic from the very beginning, 1995 when it first came on the web. I even own one of their pre-internet reference books. They were really good when they started. In the course of the 2000s, a bunch of bad decisions must have been made, because the quality of the reviews has gone way, way down. I've actually witnessed several instances of reviews CHANGING for the very same album, to a much less qualified and informed review. Even worse, the website went from fast, simple and user friendly to very sluggish and annoying. I now avoid Allmusic altogether and go to sites like discogs.com and wikipedia for information.
Review by Tttt4 years ago
AllMusic is a pretty good website, and one of the largest databases for music which I know. The only problem are the search options, which do not make it very easy to find less known older music.
Review by Kaxfranc5 years ago
A Love/Hate Relationship. A lot of valuable information is available here but a pain in the butt to get. Very slow servers and frequent crashes to the site. I hate their "roll over" adds that keep on popping up when you drag your mouse over a certain area of the screen. There is a lot of music that is not on this site that can be found on others. It used to be a lot better than it is today. GONE COMMERCIAL!. Gracepoint used to be the place to go but they no longer have their database available online. I do everything possible not to use Allmusic unless I have to!
Review by Phionna5 years ago
A website that is safe for listening or buying music.
Review by DivaDog Matsvimbo6 years ago
What can i say but just a good site! A site to browse a music of your taste and choice.
Review by Fritzy Marohom6 years ago
I find this website useful and informatief.
Review by Badbunnyboxer6 years ago
This is a good and informative site!
Review by Kastorfou6 years ago
Discovered smth unseen before. Thanks!
Review by Tom J6 years ago
Great place! The music reviews are well-balanced and thorough. The links to "similar music styles" have led me to new discoveries that compelled me to go out and investigate on my own. While I find the site a little more complex to navigate now, as compared to several years ago, I still rely on it for tips about what albums are a group's best, and which ones to avoid. Best review site around.
Review by Jepes6 years ago
Gotten some alert from antivirus. High risk involved. I wouldn't trust it.
Review by Tauschyn6 years ago
A nice music site, provides useful information.
Review by Waspada6 years ago
Useful, provides a lot of information about music
Review by Kopeius Braunshteyn6 years ago
Like another notorious website, imdb, allmusic has its roots as a usenet group in the 80's as an encyclopedic source for all things music. One of the more useful aspects of the site, besides the great wealth of well-trained and critical ears, is the musicology of categorizing musicians and defining their genre.. or subgenre as it usually were.
Review by Bafford6 years ago
Provides lots of information about music and artists. Totally useful.