Jacob Royal

Reviews 132
Soundoffs 398
News Articles 75
Band Edits + Tags 52
Album Edits 66

Album Ratings 573
Objectivity 64%

Last Active 01-31-15 4:54 pm
Joined 12-06-09

Forum Posts 836
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08.24.14 New Albums To Get Hyped Over06.17.14 Year 2014.5 in Omaha
03.19.14 Off To Nyc Soon 01.03.14 Omaha's Jan. 2014 Jams
12.23.13 Omaha's 2013 10.27.13 Albums I Need To Get More Into
07.25.13 Recording Up A Storm 07.02.13 1q84
06.27.13 Dat Feel05.19.13 Who Wants To Be Buddies
05.10.13 My Favorites From 2013 05.04.13 Weird Electronic Recs
04.09.13 Promoting My New Band, Etc. 03.17.13 Driving To Savannah Tomorrow
02.11.13 Dexter Seasons Ranked01.09.13 How Happy Are You?
12.31.12 20th B-day / 2012's 20 Tastiest!12.24.12 What Should Omaha Review Next?
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I've always wanted to be a part of this site on an official level, and my new title of Contributor is a realization of that idea. It makes me really happy, because I love Sputnik and everything that the website (as well as the community itself) is capable of. I will be all politician-like, and tell you guys that if you have any suggestions in terms of reviewing, anything like that, just let me know and I'll do anything I can to improve the site (as much as a Contributing Reviewer can, of course). :] Here's a list of awesome people from this site that deserve a shout-out.
1Grizzly Bear

Livingisland - Dave's a lesser known user here but he's a great friend of mine who I introduced to this site. He's a fantastic guy, he lives in Rhode Island and he's witty as hell. Props to you, buddy. :]
2Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music

Recspecs - What a chill guy. You posted a concert on my Facebook wall, I believe, and because I'm a terrible person I haven't checked it out quite yet. But I will in a minute, and I hope it means I can meet you soon! Luke and I live a couple of hours apart, and we've been become well-accustomed to the very different aspects of living in Georgia.
Separate Realities

PaperbackWriter - Hernan's an amazing dude overall. First off, his taste is stellar, not to mention that he actively goes out of his way to assist absolutely ANYBODY, with pretty much ANYTHING, on this site. If anybody's going to get a ghost promotion over the next few months, it'll be this guy. It's easy to be an asshole on the Internet, but Paperback is always so humble and professional, and it's honestly inspired me very much.
4Suis la Lune

Xenophanes - This guy's been so helpful overall, and he deserves to be a staffer in every regard. Eli's helped me with a ton of stuff regarding this site, and from bro-times at Muzik Dizcovery to dude-times speculating who'd get the promotion, the guy's always been really interesting to talk to, and helpful beyond belief. Props to a great staffer.

TheReverend724 - I hope I got that number in your username right, man. Dylan's got a wicked taste in music, and while we don't agree terribly often it's always really interesting to know what he thinks about things. He's also got a keen eye for anime, and that's perfect for a guy like me that's looking to get started in that field.
6Of Montreal
Paralytic Stalks

Klap4Music - Rudy's an incredibly laid-back staffer on Sputnik, and I noticed him when he made an active effort to read my reviews. It's nice to see a staffer that doesn't throw his opinions at everyone - he's a humble guy that deserves his role on this site.
Be In Love

Jom - I've requested so many features over the last year that I fear decapitation. However, Jom's always handled it well and has even helped me out a ton if I've had any specific questions. Swell dude.
8Linkin Park
Living Things

Irving - I haven't even talked to Irving too much, but sometimes you just know that a person's worth getting to know. Another insanely nice guy, hilarious as hell, and a lovely writer.
Ten Stories

Gyromania - Matt French is an awesome dude. He writes like no other, and is incredibly committed to making a difference in the music review community. We've worked together on various music websites, and all of my experiences with him have been great. Congrats, fellow Contributor. :]
10Gold Panda

SilentPotato - dude, you're 1337 as hell, and I'm excited for the 2012 recs. And you fool around a lot on Sputnik but when it comes down to it you'v always been really friendly and an interesting guy overall.
In Light

DaveyBoy - Sowing described Davey as the college professor that hangs out with his students. After I laughed for an hour, I laughed for another regarding how true it is.
12Regina Spektor
What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

SowingSeason - You're a delightfully helpful staffer, and all of the work that you put into this site is much appreciated. Excited to work with you in the future, friend. :]
13Sithu Aye

Clerquie - This guy has really interesting taste, and also is really open- minded about music he doesn't specialize in. I'd like to get to know him better for sure.
14Bersarin Quartett

StrangerOfSorts - Another shame to the promotion cycle is that Jonny didn't get the bump. He's a fantastic writer, and has really exciting taste in electronic music that brings something very new and fresh to Sputnik. Keep an eye on this guy!
15Between the Buried and me
The Great Misdirect

Tyraelxy - Props to Tyrael for loving Between the Buried and Me as much as he does, and just not giving a shit. Someday I hope to be as bold as you, friend.
16The Contortionist

ILJAJLM - What a swell guy. He has great taste in progressive from what I can remember, and he's also really friendly. Also, I'm surprised by how great his Contortionist review was - not sure if I need to write one anymore.
Formation of Tides

LifeAsAChipmunk - Chipmunk has beautiful taste, discovers a ton of underground releases and is a helpful darling, and is just chill overall.
18Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist

Aids - This guy has the most Sputnik taste in music ever, but that's ok because he's a hell of a cool guy. Hilarious too, and worth getting to know.
19Bomb the Music Industry!

Ifightffrdmns - maybe messed up that username, idk. But I asked Eric for advice on my reviews, and he went out of his way to read like three of them and give me constructive criticism.
20Arcade Fire
The Suburbs

YetAnotherBrick - dude, you need to review way more and just hang around here more. You don't review a ton, but the ones that you do write blow my mind.
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