Promote/hype/talk about, whatever. If the music is good, i am going to encourage people to listen to it/buy it/support it. I'm gonna back the bands that deserve it.
Oh I just meant from the reviewing standpoint....reviewing to me isn't a cog in the machine to help promote a band. News posting/interviews/exclusives/tweeting/etc, that's more like promotion to me. Reviewing is more journalistic in my opinion, I think reviews should try to reflect the opinion of a record with as little bias as possible. Bias is unavoidable, yes, but promoting a band with a nice review comes across as unethical to me. Whatever, it's just different wording in the end.
It doesn't bug me, but its an observation I've made. If I had the time on my hands, id do statistical analysis to prove that Drew's reviews are statistically significantly higher than the rest of the staff.
It clearly bugs you. Do the stats on it. I took Statistics 1 and 2 so I'll be checking your work.