One thing that's always bothered me about the DLA reviews is that while they are very sophisticated, when I done reading them, I still don't know how good the album is or what it even sounds like. After hearing the music in question, I understand them, but they don't make much sense if you haven't heard the album or anything similar before.
So the tldr idea would help cut through the fluff and get to describing what the album actually is, as music. The goal here should be helping a new listener prepare for a work they have not heard and make them receptive to it.
About the example:
Burzum/Aske - awesome discursive songs and really intense vocals, totally organic
- No Burzum sounds "organic" to me, it usually sounds very mechanical (riff... riff... riff...)
Filosofem - odinpop, like the second album but more poppish, with awesome 25min instro track
- I never though it sounded poppish, is it any moreso than other albums? More like "song structures are more streamlined"
Daudi Baldrs - casio keyboard version of dead can dance done viking, moving
- I've heard this one several times, that doesn't describe it at all. Review by comparison doesn't help much.
Hlidskjalf - improved keyboards, more layers, lush depth and mood
Accurate, though it should be pointed out that this record is noticeably less melodic than it's predecessor, maybe "borders on noise ambient"
Belus - worse than shit, total faggotry, panders to idiots, ghosted by Drudkh
Doesn't even attempt to describe album.
A glossary of words used to describe abstract music concepts, moods and feels would be useful and keep individual review lengths down.
And we need to stop the whole "Sounds like [Band X/Album X] as played by [emo-pop band/polka band/Band Y] using [ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? riffs/i dont know what else]". It doesn't help one understand at all. Neither does "it sucks". If we really don't want to encourage an album, just don't have it on the reviews page. Review only good albums and ignore bad ones. That way the list of tldr's would just be a list or recommended albums with a description that an individual can compare to their existing sense of taste.
Even better, longer reviews might include interpretations of what the album means, more or less, and symbols used in it and how it fits into other works by the same artist or what place it has in the lineage of metal. This would aid one's appreciation, even on the first listen.