1. I canít access it with a VPN as the site banned that access. Considering that my VPN is always turned on in my desktop computer it make thing a hassle to even access the site. Normally I access it only using mobile device
2. I want an overview touching various genre. I donít particularly want a best of list as it bias particular genre of music that readers of that site like more than others. Maybe 1001 has some questionable choice (I mean limp biscuit and Britney Spears) but it does touch many genre and it doesnít seem to actively exclude particular genre of music. For example it doesnít exclude prog rock which makes it a better list than the Rolling Stones best album list equivalent. While rate your music is art rock heavier which is more in my taste and I may used their list separately (similarly I used the progarchive list for digging deeper in the prog canon), itís my intention to try to get a sample of various genre
3. I could choose to filter particular genre with rym but then which genre of millions to choose from should I listen to first. Going by chronological order in 1001 means I will eventually cover all genre (hell thatís the reason why I listened to many jazz albums during the 50ís and 60ís section)
4. So if I click on a highly rated concensus album. Youíll get a review by numerous people why they love that album of varying quality of helpfulness. Who do I pay attention to? While the 1001 book arenít masterful review at least I have some consistency in writing style.
What I like about George list is that it listed album of various subgenre and have a single album representing it and the list isnít purely his best of/favourite album hence makes it comprehensive and concise (which unfortunately 1001 isnít very nature isnít concise). You get a broad perspective but at the same time it is short. Plus there are recommendations of albums to listen to if you want to dig deeper.