This problem was compounded by the fact that The whole Sputnik Music website went down last Friday, and was offline for three days. At first I thought it was an accident -- it has happened in the past, but not for awhile. But now I think they just took it down for maintenance, and didn't let everybody know.
In any event, while I expect that some of these averages will go up or down a little, the essence of them will remain the same -- the highest rated song will remain the same, and ditto for the lowest rated song.
The theme for the month was "pandering", in so much as the object was to recommend songs that you believe would be scored highly by your colleagues.
Artist/song/link/overall rating given by Sput users (out of 5)/my rating (X=I rec'd it)
1. Radiohead - Paranoid Android - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiGbolFFGw - 3.53 - 3.9
2. Gary Numan - My Name Is Ruin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHomCiPFknY - 3.01 - X
3. Underworld - Born Slippy - https://youtu.be/Nf4uiRr78dU - 3.24 - 3.1
4. Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVBCE3gaNxc - 4.03 - 4.4
5. Portishead - Glory Box - https://youtu.be/c417rIku6Iw - 3.83 - 2.4
6. Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z92avHmgDRA - 3.70 - 3.2
7. The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown - https://youtu.be/DEseb6-hssc - 3.60 - 4.0
8. The Saints - Know Your Product - https://youtu.be/oBpbpjHCvrU - 2.85 - 3.5
9. Mazzy Star - Hallah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzWYUomBpwg - 3.74 - 2.9
10. Lil Peep - Star Shopping - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmrn14B1FuI - 2.14 - 2.0
11. Matt Uelman - Tristram - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XheJnmLAwhk - 3.40 - 2.7
12. Nirvana - Sliver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECJ9pCyhns - 3.57 - X
13. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - https://youtu.be/wp43OdtAAkM - 4.18 - 4.2
14. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon - https://youtu.be/LWz0JC7afNQ - 3.94 - 4.7
15. Alice in Chains - Nutshell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ihXlWKC7g - 3.17 - 3.6
16. River Tibor - West - https://youtu.be/sRsoE8q5sE8 - 2.31 - 2.8
17. Too Young to Go Steady - Video Hits - https://tooyoungtogosteady.bandcamp.com/track/video-hits - 2.80 - 3.6
18. Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2qYa8c-cA - 3.60 - 2.8
19. Matisyahu - King Without a Crown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChV5BZ8SmS0 - 2.75 - X
20. Desiigner - Panda - https://youtu.be/4NJlUribp3c - 1.20 - 2.0
21. Funkadelic - Hit It and Quit It - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXU2t4hodo - 3.53 - 1.9
22. David Bowie - Heroes - https://youtu.be/xEqSOst1dg8 - 4.00 - 4.9
23. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares About Me - https://youtu.be/eYSbUOoq4Vg - 3.74 - 3.2
24. Queens of the Stone Age - Song for the Dead - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFg1AGuAGYA - 3.56 - 2.9
25. Sparks Vs. Faith No More - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us - https://youtu.be/hosEHHbsTrQ - 2.60 - 3.6
26. Ghost - Square Hammer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqoyKzgkqR4 - 3.06 - 3.7
27. Joe Higgs - (I'm the Song) My Enemies Sing - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzoayb-vKIU - 2.80 - 2.2
28. Church of the Cosmic Sun - Evil in Your Eyes - https://youtu.be/QMJTofSaKUM - 2.63 - 3.0
29. Agent 5.1 - Afro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vfyzU-kra8 - 3.25 - 3.7
30. Goldfrapp - Utopia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUB7e3BtnvU - 3.43 - 3.1
31. I Break Horses - Winter Beat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sg7YkPnEYw - 3.43 - 3.9
My recs for the month were on the 2nd, the 12th and the 19th (Gary Numan, Nirvana and Matisyahu).
The highest rated song by the group was Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill", while my highest rating went to David Bowie's "Hero".
The lowest rated track overall was Desiigner's "Panda". While I didn't like that one either, my lowest score went to Funkadelic's "Hit It and Quit It".
Again, I invite you to listen to each song and see what you think. Did we nail them, or did we miss the boat?