Acanthus
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Album Edits 219

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Last Active 02-23-14 5:13 pm
Joined 09-05-10

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 Lists
11.22.13 Full Disclosure: Chipotle10.01.13 Afi Live 2013
06.29.13 Quit My Job 05.08.13 My Free (dj) Time.
04.01.13 Restaurant Work Sucks Sometimes02.22.13 Artists That Could Use A Change
01.06.13 Building My Desktop + Dota 212.23.12 My 2012
11.18.12 Thanksgiving Week Digs10.26.12 Going Through Dir En Grey
09.05.12 Some Recent Digs08.26.12 Acanthus Gets A Phone
08.12.12 Things I Hate (Breaking Bad Edition)08.11.12 Who Likes Drum And Bass?
08.05.12 Music That Kickstarted Your Love08.01.12 Soundcloud, I Am Not Impressed.
07.28.12 Fav. Music Videos07.21.12 Spicing Up My Sets
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The Sputnik Effect

Since joining the community here I've noticed that I've become far more critical of both music and people who review albums. Local bands hardly garner love from me anymore, and the campus music reviews are seen as somewhat laughable attempts at best. I often find myself remembering advice given by Irving, Deviant, bloc, Pizzamachine, DavieBoy, etc when reading other pieces and critiquing them. Does this happen to anyone else out there? List is albums I'm digging and ones that let me down.
1VNV Nation
Automatic


Disappointed - I really doubt any album can come close to letting me down as much as this did in 2011, it's neigh on inexcusable.
2Imperative Reaction
Imperative Reaction


Mildly disappointed - Phelp's vocals still aggravate me here, "Surface" remains the albums highlight and saving grace.
3Disturbed
The Sickness


Randomly put this on today, album still makes me feel like a highschool badass punk, which isn't too far removed from reality really :/
4Unexpect
Fables of the Sleepless Empire


Mildly let down - I was pleasantly surprised by this album, but it's proving to lack staying power. While it deserves at least a 4 rating from most people I don't see me revisiting this too soon.
5Dammerfarben
Im Abendrot


While nothing might really occur here this is very fitting for fall, also helps me with my German just a bit so that's always a plus.
6Mastodon
The Hunter


Apathetic - while CTS took me at the right time and proceeded to rape my ears this just haphazardly fondled me and then passed me by for some dude with a neckbeard (cough, *Hans*, cough).
7Grendel
Beowulf


In Love - this keeps going on my lists, and for good reason. While their sophomore release will never receive any love from me I'll gladly take all the punishment this album wants to provide.
8 That's
really
9 about
it
10 guys,
sorry.
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