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Monnie1976 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Music
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Epinions.com ID: Monnie1976
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Member Since: Dec 14, 2000
Homepage: MySpace Karaoke

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Reviews Written: 905
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May 22, 2013 Jessica Sanchez’s Me, You & The Music: Well…..at least there’s me and you. Me, You & The Music by Jessica Sanchez
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  Product Rating: 2.0    Very Helpful
May 22, 2013 Demi Lovato leaves Disney behind with fourth album. Demi by Demi Lovato
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Apr 23, 2013 Will it take much willpower to keep from buying this album? #willpower by Will.I.Am
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Apr 23, 2013 Bruno Mars brings the heaven on his sophomore effort. Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
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Apr 23, 2013 Lose to Win? Not this time for Fantasia. Side Effects of You by Fantasia
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Monnie1976's Most Popular Reviews
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About Monnie1976
Wow! It's hard to believe I've been on here so long. It's even harder to believe the last time I updated this page Kassidy was two. Anyway, I guess an update is long overdue. I currently have a Masters Degree in Community Counseling and work with the drug and alcohol population. I run education and therapy groups for people who have DUI's, I work with parents who are going to lose their children if they don't quit using and I love my job. In August I will have been married to my husband for ten years. We have two beautiful daughters; Natalie and Kassidy. Kassidy is a bright, energetic six year old these days and Natalie is two. Natalie has a condition called Spina Bifida that requires her to use a wheelchair, braces and other adaptive equipment. She's a smart cookie with a mischevious and completely sweet personality. These girls and my husband are my world. Then there is music. Music is extremely important to me. I am the person at work who always has my MP3 player listening to music. I currently have a Sansa Fuze 8gb which isn't bad although I wish I had a little more storage. I plan on moving up to a 16gb in the next year. I love all kinds of music but my favorites are R&B and pop. I also enjoy country if it's not the depressing stuff about running over the dog. I enjoy rap as well as long as the MC has something to say and sounds good saying it. Then there is movies. I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to films. I love horror movies. I'm a fan of pretty much all of them. Good, bad, gory, suspenseful, disturbed. My favorite directors are Dario Argento, Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper. Other little facts of interest (maybe). *I love to sing and used Karaoke contests down in Vegas to buy groceries *I play WoW. * I was an entertainment writer for a couple of years at the UNLV Rebel Yell * I recieved a piano scholarship to Casper College. I ended up not being a music major but was a decent piano player. Evolving My new rating system is as follows. In order for an album to get five stars it must not have any songs that rank as one or two stars. I will give each track a rating of 1-5 stars and then take the average as the rating of the album. If the album has more than half of the songs rated five stars but no one or two star tracks it automatically gets a full star boost. If there are five are more tracks with a rating of five stars I will add five points to the total amount of points. This rewards the album for consistency. I will subtract points for various different issues which I will notate in the review. For example, if the album has tons of meaningless interludes I might subtract a certain amount of points from the total score. This of course will be a system that will evolve and I plan on going back and changing ratings of previous albums by this new system as well. So if you see changes in previous ratings this will be why. This is part of my effort to make my ratings more consistent and reliable. At the end of every review I will explain how I came up with the rating. Hopefully everyone likes this new system and it will be interesting to see how it changes previous reviews. I welcome any and all feedback regarding this new system.

Other writers to check out (I have been meaning to do this for a long time)

Speeddemon531- Definitely one of the best writers on the site, we often are reviewing the same albums but with sometimes dramatically different opinions. He always writes up his feelings well and justifies why he gives an album the rating he did. He's a must read in the music section.

Kristinafh - Great music and movie reviewer. Kristina is a writer who is very true to herself and is a very active member here on epinions.

Roheblius - Sometimes we differ on opinion but he is definitely one of the best music writers on this site. Make sure to check out his latest reviews.

Cletta1201 - Another fantastic music reviewer. Always has a great spin on the album and gives a unique point of view.

Tigger500 - Another writer who knows the music scene well and lets that knowledge come out in his writing.





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