This is a deep and far-reaching point and it contains the essence of why all attempts to root sound impressions in objectivity are doomed to fail at this point. Human perception consists of three major phases. A signal of some sort exists in the world and is transmitted to our sense organs, which then break it down and ship it to our brains. This is phase one. Phase two consists of our brains reassembling the signal and presenting it to our consciousness. Lastly there is phase 3 where our consciousness receives the signal and forms an impression of it. In terms of the current state of science we have a very firm grasp of phase one but we have next to no idea what's going on with phase two or three. Despite what fundamentalists may claim subjective consciousness is still a fundamental mystery as far as science is concerned and this hobby is one area where that really becomes apparent. We all perceive and form impressions-- even of objective phenomena-- in a unique and individualized way. When it's related to something as deeply affecting as our favorite music this adds yet another layer of complexity to the whole thing. For me personally the key is to not put too much stock in any one person or source and get as much information as I can and interpret it relative to my own needs and sensibilities...and of course absolutely nothing takes the place of actually listening to something for yourself. In terms of the list makers the only one who imho has proven himself to be consistently objective and relatively unbiased is Toranku.