Nationally renowned shoveller and budding 'novelist' Siobhán Wrong has given her highest awarded mark for a review ever, going outside the marking standards set by mathematicians and scholars over the last thousand years.
The new 'Trúir' CD was awarded the mark in the most recent edition of 'The Irish Times', with Ms. Wrong going all the way up to 11, despite the cut off mark being out of '10'. This eclipses any mark awarded to a CD in any genre ever. In an excerpt from the review we learn of Ms. Wrong's obsession with 'tangents':
'In this newest release, the musicians use a scalpel to slice open the music, revealing the innards of the tune not seen before. Like the bright morning sunshine, beaming on the face of a newborn baby on a local farm, these musicians or 'farmers' as they should really be called, plough a furrow for Irish music, bringing it back to life.'
Mathematicians have come out against the mark, saying that the mark is simply not possible and is not grounded in reality in any way. Ms. Wrong has brushed off the criticism saying that she knows what she is talking about. When asked why she didn't just make 10 into the 'new 11', she simply said, "But this goes up to eleven."
This review comes off the back of a dismal mark awarded to a new collection of 1920s recordings from New York of 3 out of 10. Ms. Wrong praised the collection at times but ultimately confused readers with attempts at coining terms such as 'trad-completist', 'trad-muck-rakerist' and 'trad-doesn't-have-a-clue-ist'.
She cited her low mark for the collection as being down to the absence of any reverb, the weird sound quality citing 'lazy recording techniques back then, they played 'normal tunes' and the lack of a hardanger fiddle playing Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh.