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Music and Sound Rating Scales Table
Full Label Name Table
Database Notes Table
Genre Groups Table


Music and Sound Rating Scales Table

Music Rating

Stars

Words

% of database

94-100

* * * * *

classic

5.4

90 - 93

* * * * *

classic

15.1

84 - 88

* * * * 1/2

essential

24.8

80 - 82

* * * *

excellent

30.3

75 - 78

* * * 1/2

very good

17.5

50 - 70

* * to * * *

poor - good

6.9

Sound Rating

Stars

Words

% of database

92- 100

* * * * *

outstanding

1.0

90

* * * * *

outstanding

4.5

85

* * * *

excellent

32.8

80

* * *

very good

33.9

75

* *

adequate

23.0

50 - 70

*

poor - fair

10.3

Full Label Name Table

Abbreviation

Full Label Name

429rec

429 Records

AlmSnd

Almo Sound

Ama/DR

Amaru / Death Row

AmOrig

American Originals

Antill

Antilles

BearFm

Bear Family (Germany)

BgBnqt

Beggars Banquent

BlsBls

Bullseye Blues

BofGsp

Best of Gospel

BOX

BOXtunes

Brute

Brute/Beaute

Chleon

Chameleon

ClCuts

Cold Cuts

CMF

Country Music Foundation

CollCh

Collectors' Choice Music

Collct

Collectables Records

Contmp

Contemporary

DCC

Dunhill Compact Classics

DGC

David Geffen Company

DjvRtr

Dejavu Retro

Ep/RB

Epic Associated/Roots & Blues (Legacy)

Epic/A

Epic Associated

Epic/O

Epic/Ode or Epic/Okeh

FatPsm

Fat Possum

GNP/Cr

GNP/Crescendo

GRP/Dc

GRP/Decca

HBeach

Hidden Beach

HghOct

Higher Octane Soundtracks

HpSlct

Hip-O Select

JzClcs

Jazz Classics

LsLght

LaserLight

MCA/Ch

MCA/Chess Records

MCA/Pk

MCA/Peacock Records

Mlstone

Milestone

MobFid

Mobile Fidelity

MtySnd

Mighty Sound

NxtPlt

Next Plateau

PACpla

Primarily A Cappella

Rh/Sla

Rhino/Slash Records

Rh/TCM

Rhino/Turner Classic Movies

RiBabe

Righteous Babe

RiStff

The Right Stuff

SdlCrk

Saddle Creek

SFTRI

Sympathy for the Record Industry

SgrHll

Sugar Hill

Shffld

Sheffield Lab

Shnach

Shanachie

Slvrtn

Silvertone

SmFolk

Smithsonian Folkways

Snctry

Sanctuary

Spclty

Specialty

Spdltp

Spindletop

T-Life

Time-Life Records

Tradtn

Tradition

TravMn

Travelin' Man

Vgrant

Vagrant

WstSde

Westside

Database Notes Table

This Title/Artist note

provides this kind of information

(2) … (22)

number of discs contained in the package or set, if more than one

(19xx-yy)

the years encompassed by this compilation or collection

(19xx-yy+)

plus sign means, "including a few tracks from later years, as well"

(x/y/zz)

date(s) of original live performance(s)

(+DVD) or (DualDisc)

package includes video media as well as audio

(UK)

track selection/sequence as released in U.K. (not U.S. version)

(Soundtrack)

music is soundtrack to a movie or TV series

("Best of" CD)

CD title is given if it is different from the original LP title

(debut) or (2nd) etc.

appended if the title is same as artist's name

(extended or long version)

full reissue with bonus tracks added

This Label & Number note

provides this kind of information

(box)

a boxed set with a separate, larger booklet

(set)

a slipcase set with a separate, smaller booklet OR

a conceptual set released as multiple individual CDs

(pr)

2 discs released separately but designed to be a pair

(2pr)

2 separate 2-disc packages designed to be a pair

(2fr)

one of two separate albums contained on the same disc

(UD)

Mobile Fidelity (Gold) Ultradisc high-end version

(*)

other labels' high-end version (20 or 24-bit, etc.)

*

sound quality upgrade from original CD release

(#)

hybrid SACD (dual layer CD, both CD and SACD)

(Gm) or (UK)

import from this country – also (Jp) (Isr) (Fr) (Aus) (It)

(book)

CD packaged exclusively as a book supplement

(int)

CD includes interactive content (video, Internet site, etc.)

(comp)

a "virtual" title in this database: all its tracks are contained

in the compilation with this label and number

(dig)

a "digital file only" title in this database

Genre Groups Table

This Genre Group

includes these genres

All

all 20 genres listed individually on the Genre menu

Rock-Pop-Country-Folk

Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Country, Folk

Soul-R&B-Blues Group

Soul, R&B, Blues, New Orleans, Gospel, Reggae, Hip-Hop

Jazz & Vocalists group

Jazz, Vocalists

World & other genres

World, Events, Lables, Novelty, Tributes, Christmas, pre-rock Pop

note: the four groups above are mutually exclusive

All but Jazz & Vocalists

all 20 genres except Jazz & Vocalists

Rock & Soul Alley Focus

combines Rock-Pop-Country-Folk group and Soul-R&B-Blues group