It works like this:
- Songs: The most important one, do I enjoy the songs, do they have catchy hooks or choruses, will they affect my emotions? make me think? or are they just 5 minute blasts of feedback?
- Style: How do they look? not in the sense of being attractive, but would I want to dress like them, do they look as cool as they sound?
- Sound: obviously this is down to the sound guy, and I like almost any genre of music but do I like how they sound? is it a unique sound or is it just that one guitar tone that makes me wanna listen to then and get moshing with everyone else?
- Attitude: Some bands when faced with only a handful of punters, or technical difficulties might sulk a bit or shout at the sound guy, some take it in their stride and put on amazing shows regardless. Or just as important, do I wanna be in your gang, or do you have an all round coolness that makes me wanna like you?
- Musical Ability: I'm not the most talented musician in the world but I know when someone else's talent impresses me.
So I then make a score out of 5 for each one, add it up, multiply it by 2 then divide it by 5. This leaves me with a result out of 10, which becomes The B-Town Blog Score. Simple.