I've widened the scope of this thread to include online sources for reviews.
These of course serve the same purpose as old fashioned magazines and indeed I've used them more and more over the years to make decisions on what to buy/explore.
A small list of the online sources for reviews I use. I'll add some more specialised sites later.Classicstoday
I think much comment is not needed, it's well known on the forum!
Let me just add that I've used it a lot as guidance in the past but have grown a bit weary of it. Too little reviewers - I'm by now well aware (and fed up) with Hurwitz' preferences. I tend to value Jed Distler's reviews now and then. The number of 10/10 reviews is a bit (suspiciously) generous of late...Classicstodayfrance (In French)
The French sister site. I find it more reliable - Christophe Huss is a good reviewer. But the number of reviewers is also here to little, which tend to make it one-sided. Noticeably less 10/10's... Klassik-heute (In German)
The German partner site of Classicstoday. Germans turn out to be even less generous with superlatives!
So few 10/10's (which is good - it still means something). Various reviewers who IMO occasionally not always have their priorities right - recordings can be marked down because of personal opinions of dogmatic/musicological nature and there is much emphasis on recording quality. Lots of reviews of recordings that are not mainstream: obscure labels, composers, performers etc. Interesting no? Musicweb International
I guess most of you are familiar with this British home of (former) Joyce Hatto advocates.
Its actually a very good, comprehensive source for reviews - as long as you take the opinions on all things British with a pinch (sack) of salt.Gramofile
Last of this bunch is the online database of the magazine Gramophone
(online registration required).