I don't think it's meant to be absorbed in one sitting. I couldn't write it in one, so I expect no one to finish it in one either. :p
I enjoyed doing band in school. I must say I'm quite rusty these days and the trombone sits alone in a closet for years. Maybe one day I'll pick up the habit again and make something of if, if only casually.
Recordings are a different thing from reality unfortunately. Especially recordings we have no control over. We have no perception of the mic or any post processing done. My roommates play in a couple bands do a moderate amount of recording. I'm not really a part of their world, but it is interesting chatting with them and watching the craft, both playing and recording. The actual sound from an instrument 2 feet from you is nothing like the sound of that instrument on a speaker after it's been recorded and engineered. There's just so many layers of stuff going on that you don't know about unless you are actually doing it yourself. Songs are engineered pieces using a lot of equipment with a lot of influence, and that creates quite the challenge when it comes to the end for us as users to say how something should sound or should not sound. Even for a simple recording with one mic, it's still not as genuine as it would be if you where there. It's always a guess, hopefully educated or at least of some experience but not always. Sometimes we're just stuck with generalized ideas and just not worry about about the details. I do try to review in a someone generalized sense for this. I don't care if a guitar or drum sounds exactly this way or that, but if it's lacking, over pronounced, warm, or super edgy, you know the earphone's doing something to make it that way, and these are the hints that help you understand what the earphone is doing. This is also why I like to own an earphone for a long time before reviewing. I think my shortest is 2 weeks, but most of the earphones I've owned and reviewed have been products I've owned for a month or longer and have listened to a hundred different songs and mixes of genres with. The understanding gets built over time and the breadth of experience also helps cancel out the individual changes per recording. An earphone that's bassy with one song doesn't mean the earphone is bassy. It could just be the song. An earphone that's bassy with 100 songs is a bassy earphone.