Link Relevancy?

This is a very stupid sounding question, but I can't help but doubt myself based on some recent information and I am looking for opinions on the topic.

For years the word has always been that links in relevant pages/posts/articles on relevant sites are the way to go. This is obvious, it makes sense and is proven. No questions. However, I've been shown evidence that actually a contextual link in a relatively irrelevant article on an irrelevant site, but where domain/page metrics are super…

Link Relevancy?