RYM has a huge metal community on there. I've noticed some bizarre loyalty they have to bands they like, such as people giving every single Metallica record 5 stars.
Whenever I used the charts on RYM I always disable metal. Not to say that I completely hate the genre. I do have a soft spot for some of the original British Heavy Metal bands plus occasionally enjoy a modern Sludge Metal record but yeah, best avoided when it comes to RYM
I found a hack that makes the RYM charts bearable: filter the chart search to users aged 35-49. It magically gets rid of all the hip-hop, the Japanese cartoon music, the genres that end in -wave (vaporwave, chillwave, shitewave...), internet music etc.
Hoping to get the end of year lists thread on the go this week, Uncut's review of the year out on Thursday. Rest assured I will be camped overnight outside WH Smiths to grab it first thing in the morning and post the results live from outside the store. Or I'll just copy it off someone else on the internet when it appears, either way.
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