Great Albums: Albums with strong songs or albums without weak songs?
Every Southern Gospel – or, at least, every Southern Gospel good enough to get reviewed here – contains good songs. The greatest albums are distinguished from the good ones by an above-average number of good songs and a below-average number of weak songs.
Of those latter two categories – presence of great songs and absence of weak songs – which is a more significant indicator of an album’s greatness?
Put another way: Suppose I am reviewing two CDs. One has three five-star songs, four three-star songs, and three two-star songs. The other has only one five-star song, but it has four four-star songs and five three-star songs, and no one- or two-star songs. Which album deserves a higher rating?