Ty Pendlebury's comparative review of Spotify and Apple Music is getting eaten alive by pedantic commenters. Why? Broad, sweeping statements:
Get that? Mastering studio recordings sound forward. Which means what?
I guess the jutting 'out like broken fence palings' is a bit too forward? A bit too articulate?
Here's how the dice roll on the child's vomit board that is this review:
roll 1: dice get caught on gerber-spangled audiophile terms
roll 2: dice fall down the lossless thumb-tote hole.
Every poorly researched, subjectivist review needs to clinch itself with homage to lossless audio. Which makes Pendlebury's article as oafish as anything from Steve Guttenberg. Not only doesn't it define terms, it crosses them, then kowtows to something it doesn't understand.
To the objectivist, its skipping over of equalising factors such as volume matching, blind and double blind listening, or even the setting up a sighted control (completely not objective), wreaks of deadline click baiting and a belief in magic.
Spotify may well sound better than Apple Music. But I'll be damned if Ty knows how to suss it.
The short: read it for the comments