:when they got 0-bombed into obscurity by jackasses
I don't think that's true, music will eventually fade into obscurity no matter what.
From my experience without a solid fan base or special events (being in a flash, contest, featured) you have about 2 to 3 days to expect Reviews and to be heard, from that point forward you will get seldom visits to the song.
:doesn't a song's score - which is determined by votes- effect its general visibility by the NG community?
Nope, it is one of the things people just don't care at all, you can just vote yourself 5 and evil dudes can 0 bomb everyday making the score not trust worthy.
I find Reviews to be the thing of most importance followed by views.
No mather how good you are sometime, somewhere, somehow...