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  • JohnnyOnTheSpot PS I'd love some input on my latest rev if you get a chance
    September 16 09:25 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot did you ever get that teaching gig sorted?
    September 16 09:25 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey dude, thanks for the compliment on my Everchanger rev. I really feel like I'm starting to strike a chord with the website.
    September 16 05:11 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum Hey jerkstore, why dont you log into our fantasy league and fix your lineup? Jay Feely got cut in preseason, you big doofus.
    September 14 10:37 AM
  • Mongi123 Hey dude, could you check out my latest rev? I'm so happy with how it came out and I'd love for you to read it!
    September 10 09:11 PM
  • Judio! That's ok man, no worries at all. We just released it this morning actually...but don't feel rushed to write something. If you need a week or two or more to digest it then that's totally fine.
    September 10 07:59 PM
  • Judio! Just posted a news article on the album by the way. A lot of is basically what I said in my last email to you but with better wording.
    September 9 05:02 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Ah, I remember that now. Just mentioned that because for some reason, I REALLY dig 808s. A lot.
    September 9 06:17 AM
  • Judio! You got it. I'll send you a follow-up email now. If there's anything else you'd like to know that I didn't include, just ask.
    September 9 03:46 AM
  • Judio! Alright thanks! I'll email you a link to a super-secret soundcloud playlist where I leaked the album right now. Let me know what you think :). if you want I can tell you about the album's concept too. I'll be adding it to the album's description on bandcamp but if you want I can fill you in on the concept/storyline of the music in the email I send you.
    September 9 02:59 AM
  • Judio! Sounds awesome, I appreciate it! Remind me again, what's your email?
    September 9 02:41 AM
  • Judio! Hey man, can I ask you a massive favor? I'm going to be releasing a new LP soon that I made with another user, put a huge amount of work into it and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Would consider reviewing it? I know you're staff and Im sure you're busy but it would mean so much to laughingman and I if you'd write something for the album. Our music is post-rock/industrial/ambient; we're planning on releasing it Wednesday but I'd be happy to leak the album to you early if you like. :)
    September 8 09:03 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges So, you finally rated Kanye, eh?
    September 8 05:49 PM
  • BallsToTheWall Benjamin's the real deal dawg. **** the analysts and the media for thinking the Panthers are gonna be garbage this year. #hatersgonhate
    September 8 08:35 AM
  • theacademy /wrists
    August 29 01:04 PM
  • theacademy i pre-ranked players in a way that i thought id be a safe bet to get my core but somehow ended up with ****ING jay cutler
    August 29 01:04 PM
  • klap yes i am thinking about it too
    August 29 11:57 AM
  • Mongi123 I really think it will dude.
    August 29 10:14 AM
  • Mongi123 Dude idk if you hav already, but try out the album Draining Puddles, Retriving Treasures by A Bunny's Caravan. It'll rock your world.
    August 29 10:05 AM
  • FourthReich ayyyy lmao
    August 29 01:03 AM
  • hogan900 And my team is most likely awful now, I shall no longer be the sputnik fantasy king..
    August 28 11:48 PM
    August 28 11:47 PM
  • GnarlyShillelagh yikes, yeah that's the type of s*** i'm most worried about haha. getting hype for the draft myself! it's a gooooood time of year
    August 28 07:18 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Aaaaaand....... You knocked down Fair Youth to a 3.7 and changed back your avi.
    August 28 06:00 PM
  • theacademy ahhh prob gonna be just finishing up at work... might miss it... and the app wont let me pre-rank players bleh
    August 28 05:43 PM
  • GnarlyShillelagh oooh nice, nah for me it's cause i haven't been paying enough attention the last few years (didn't play fantasy last year) so i'm just trying to play catch up here haha. most likely i'll end up wingin it and do somethin stupid like draft josh gordon
    August 28 02:51 PM
  • GnarlyShillelagh mannnnnn with all these fantasy info tabs i have open on my laptop it's a real worry that my comp overheats and dies during the draft hehe
    August 28 02:25 PM
  • thelastsignal Sowing, check this reviewer out when you have some free time. Seriously one of my favorite reviewers on the site. I think you'll dig his writing style.
    August 28 08:15 AM
  • fallenbird :D Thanks! Glad to know I make good conversation. Yeah I know it was more about reviewers (which I should probably start doing seeing as I have some albums I really want to review) but I was just being a whiny bitch :P
    August 28 01:55 AM
  • Toondude10 Here's something for you:
    August 27 09:22 PM
  • GnarlyShillelagh good looks sowing, i'll try to make sure i'm there.
    August 27 05:38 PM
  • hogan900 I did join, lol I'm american football.
    August 27 02:21 PM
  • FromDaHood I'm Atomic's 12th man. E-mail is
    August 27 11:06 AM
  • AtomicWaste I hear ya. Sorry I was a clod and didn't see the thread til today!
    August 27 10:56 AM
  • AtomicWaste Excellente - thanks man! I posted in the contrib group that I still have on facebook to see if I could Russel Wilson up a 12th man.
    August 27 10:43 AM
  • Betray Yeah, I'll be there man.
    August 27 10:21 AM
  • AtomicWaste Hit me up on that Fantasy Footbaaaaaaaaaaaaawl. Posted in the thread :)
    August 27 09:19 AM
  • FreddieDelaney31 Would you happen to know anywhere I could find the lyrics to the new Low Roar album? I can't get fully lost in an album until I listen along with the lyrics
    August 26 10:22 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Jesus Christ, I barely got past "Somebody ****ed With Me" before I had to stop.
    August 26 08:50 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm not as experienced in alt/indie rock, but I'll probably give it a shot anyway. Also, nice Buckcherry rating. Time to boost that objectivity!
    August 26 08:43 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm already trying to get in a review for the new Prawn, so I'm not entirely sure.
    August 26 08:34 PM
  • Tyrael Solstafir - Otta :/
    August 26 06:20 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You gonna review it?
    August 26 06:02 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dude, Lost In Alphaville is great.
    August 26 05:04 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy glad you dug tied to a star, i need to jam new rentals and cymbals
    August 26 01:25 PM
  • Tyrael Check Sólstafir - ótta (superb melancholic post rock with a black metal-y atmosphere) :]
    August 26 07:40 AM
  • GnarlyShillelagh just set it up, thanks brudda
    August 26 03:33 AM
  • Mongi123 Dude have you listened to The Dark, Dark Bright by There Will Be Fireworks yet?
    August 26 12:10 AM
  • Brostep sweet, will accept it. I think this Thursday would work for me but I'm not totally sure, will let you know by tomorrow
    August 25 11:08 PM
  • FourthReich thanks dude i got it!
    August 25 10:56 PM
  • ChoccyPhilly They actually quoted it on Metacritic? haha brilliant
    August 25 10:54 PM
  • ChoccyPhilly Aww, the Opeth review got taken down? It was probably one of the best Opeth reviews as well
    August 25 10:49 PM
  • FourthReich thanks
    August 25 10:45 PM
  • toxin. yeah it's pretty nice. i can see why you'd like it so much! will have to give it a few listens before i give it a rating, though 3.5-4.0 sounds about right for me
    August 25 10:44 PM
  • Betray Sweet. I'm all joined up.
    August 25 10:43 PM
  • Betray
    August 25 10:38 PM
  • Betray I'm down to join if you wanna give me the spot.
    August 25 10:35 PM
  • hogan900 Ok, I'll join tomorrow morning when I get home.
    August 25 10:25 PM
  • elcrawfodor totally understandable, i'd love to see the look of the metacritic employee who had to link that though haha
    August 25 10:18 PM
  • Inveigh on the other hand, my dad's name is steve
    August 25 10:06 PM
  • Inveigh not that i'm not down with non-money leagues, but i'm already in two money leagues and one non (family league) that I don't think i could honestly give it the focus to make it fair/fun if i know there's no money involved
    August 25 10:06 PM
  • Green Baron I FINALLY FOUND OUT YOUR REAL NAME so it isn't Aaron Michaels
    August 25 10:05 PM
  • Green Baron Your real name is STEVE HOLY s***
    August 25 10:00 PM
  • Green Baron Steve?
    August 25 09:58 PM
  • Atari Also, I couldn't agree more with that agalloch sound off
    August 25 09:34 PM
  • Atari Thanks for the reassurance man I appreciate you getting back to me :] yeah I kind of slowed down a lot in terms of how often I post a review, but i also take my time more than I used to. Cheers man!
    August 25 09:33 PM
  • elcrawfodor hahaha kinda sucks you took down the review
    August 25 09:31 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Holy s***, that's awesome haha.
    August 25 08:42 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Suit yourself. I'll miss Jenna and the Brand New pic, though.
    August 25 08:38 PM
  • Atari hey sowing, i know this is kind of out of the blue, but do you think I've improved with my writing since i started reviewing on sputnik? after writing 109 reviews, I'm worried my writing is becoming redundant at this point. Any tips or suggestions? I'd appreciate it!!
    August 25 07:54 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You changed your avi again :(
    August 25 07:49 PM
  • Mongi123 Thanks for asking man, but I don't really have a desire to join stuff like that. Not the biggest fan of sports in general haha
    August 25 05:23 PM
  • SgtPepper i know. and thanks but no, unfortunately i'm more of a soccer and basketball fan. i watch very little football to be a decent addition.
    August 25 04:36 PM
  • SgtPepper sorry about that. goddamn autocorrect.
    August 25 04:20 PM
  • theacademy academythe@yahoo .. no promises on making the draft but i'll try and keep the teamd :)
    August 25 03:45 PM
  • SgtPepper Just read your opera review (I only noticed the rating when I commented). It is gold, dude
    August 25 03:43 PM
  • Electric City I FF'd once and I was not feeling it. Sorry dude
    August 25 12:00 PM
  • Mongi123 Idk I just really love Alcest haha. And yes man I highly suggest you give ( ) some more listens. Definitely the best record I've ever heard.
    August 25 10:02 AM
  • Mongi123 Aww what don't you like about Shelter man?
    August 25 09:42 AM
  • Arcade how's the Jane Doe TBT blog going?
    August 25 01:25 AM
  • StreetlightRock Hey man, have you listed to The Darcys? I reckon you'd absolutely love their album Warring. Was my favorite from last year and if you like Low Roar/Tigers on Trains, this should be right up your alley.
    August 25 12:46 AM
  • hogan900
    August 25 12:34 AM
  • Green Baron, Fantasy up
    August 24 10:08 PM
  • Toondude10 You asked earlier if you would like 10 years. Just thought I'd share a song to you from them and see if you like.
    August 24 09:51 PM
  • FourthReich ive been in your league before would love to come back as im only in one other one.
    August 24 09:46 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Damn, friends in high places
    August 23 08:20 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot The Future of What joke was kind of an inside one... I was being sarcastic. There's no way in hell the guy from Unwound would care that I reviewed some album from 20 years ago lol, but a boy can dream
    August 23 08:17 PM
  • Tyrael ya m8
    August 23 04:19 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot sup man, pumped out a few more reviews and was wondering if you could sneak a peek
    August 23 03:48 PM
  • chambered99 I do enjoy it man and ur probably right
    August 23 02:01 PM
  • hogan900 I haven't had a 5 this year, this is coming awfully close though.
    August 23 01:09 PM
  • hogan900 That would have been a real shame. I've actually jammed it a bunch of times, really like it. By how things are playing out, if Mew or Radiohead don't release a new album this year, than my AOTY is most certainly this.
    August 23 10:58 AM
  • thelastsignal Thanks for the kind words, man. I really appreciate it.
    August 22 11:50 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey man, was wondering if you could check my latest review for Fireworks when you have the chance. I'd love some feedback on it, as I'm trying to develop a voice in my writing.
    August 22 01:53 PM
  • fallenbird Let's hope 1989 has some jewels on it like Red with State Of Grace and Begin Again
    August 18 07:48 PM
  • fallenbird Understandable. She was much better that the pop rock/ country on Speak Now. But I felt the biggest problem with Red (outside of some really poorly written songs like Stay, Stay, Stay) was that it was a pop album trying to still be a country album. And I do agree that the lyrics are pretty s*** on Shake It Up. Be prepared to hear it every other song on pop radio stations.
    August 18 07:38 PM
  • fallenbird Nice, how do you like the single? I think it's alright but the line "haters gonna hate" makes me cringe so much. At least she's embracing the fact that she is 100% pop now.
    August 18 07:27 PM
  • emester you alright there man ? XD
    August 18 06:51 PM
  • fallenbird New Taylor Swift album and single! Just thought you should know seeing that we both love Speak Now.
    August 18 05:13 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum Draft Room is open! Feel free to join for some pre-draft banter lol
    August 17 09:07 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks. Yeah, it is a pain in the ass. Probably why I've just completely stopped listening to most "core".
    August 16 11:29 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Lol, what'd you think of my review?
    August 15 05:11 PM
  • Judio! Awesome, no prob! I actually realized the first time I sent the email, I sent it to so no wonder you didn't get it lol. Sorry about that.
    August 15 12:47 PM
  • Judio! Hey man, did you get my email for the Jane Doe spotlight that I sent to you today? Want to make sure it went through this time.
    August 15 04:01 AM
  • theacademy i wrote a handful of unspectacular reviews across a few different accounts but i'm, for the most part, just here scrub hate comments and to re-write bad news articles ;)
    August 14 09:45 AM
  • ProjectFreak wait what you don't love The Hotelier? very intriguing
    August 10 07:36 PM
  • fromtheinside i'm sorry
    August 10 01:31 AM
  • RoyalImperialGuard Kelvin with he sick grab. He's gonna be a beast.
    August 9 04:59 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum Yeah true; like what if all the best teams end up in one division? I'll just leave it as is. Keep me posted on your draft availability; we want a full draft room this year
    August 9 04:09 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum Sweet. I was thinking about dividing the league into two 5-team divisions. Ive never done it before but I think it would be cool lol
    August 9 03:27 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum This is odd, I didn't have to approve any of the other people I invited. Either way, I think all should be good now.. just check your email
    August 9 02:19 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum I sent the invitation link. Its right here:
    August 9 01:23 PM
  • MalleusMaleficarum Hey man. The draft is currently set for next Sunday (Aug 17). Let me know if this presents any conflicts for you.
    August 9 12:23 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot
    August 9 11:33 AM
  • klap beautiful
    August 8 02:26 PM
  • fromtheinside i expect you to have no qualms with either of us. but we can't get into those staff threads we don't know dude
    August 7 07:05 AM
  • fromtheinside we've moved on. just know i love u : )
    August 7 06:59 AM
  • fromtheinside i will NOT let you cop out of this one
    August 7 06:51 AM
  • Judio! Have you checked out the new Musk Ox album yet? If not that's cool too, but I think you'd really dig it.
    August 6 10:42 PM
  • klap i can't really remember why it never grabbed me but i'll def give it another go
    August 5 11:17 PM
  • klap i could never get into frightened rabbit but i'll check it out sounded good. should probs give that band another try too it's been a while
    August 5 11:08 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Thanks, yeah I've mostly tried to avoid sounding too fanboyish but at the cost of being a bit too dry maybe... Appreciate the input
    August 5 07:23 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Cool man. Any chance you could give me a couple review tips, particularly my blue breath review if you get a chance?
    August 5 07:02 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Ah, fair enuf
    August 4 03:44 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot So any concluding thoughts on that Bellows lp?
    August 4 03:14 PM
  • RoyalImperialGuard Carolina's biggest hurt is the O-Line, if they hold up there then 11 or wins wouldn't be unrealistic. They were a bottom of the barrel receiving team last year so they can't get any worse than that. Unless I speak too soon. However, I'm confident their receiving game will be better but we'll just have to see if that's truth or wishful thinking.
    August 4 01:25 PM
  • RoyalImperialGuard I'll be honest, I have confidence in Carolina's recievers. Cotchery and Avant won't be spectacular but if they can catch then they'll be better then Ginn and LaFell. It's a gamble but I feel like Tavvares King, Underwood or that white guy with the blonde hair will be solid.
    August 4 09:14 AM
  • trackbytrackreviews Mr Sowing you've been around no? Do you happen to know what's the oldes review on the site
    August 3 07:15 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks! Yeah, the whole "one review a month" thing isn't really an accurate guideline. You need to have 25-30 to become a major candidate, if memory serves me well. Plus, you have to review new releases as well.
    August 1 09:13 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hmm. I oughta listen to their good stuff more, then. On another note, I recently just got my first featured review!
    August 1 07:23 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Lol, I thought so. You big on Modest Mouse?
    July 31 10:04 AM
  • Faraudo Yeeah, i'm digging it even more with every listen, it's a really song-oriented affair, but at the same time, it feels loosely conceptual, melancholic, etc. And thanks to your review, I got to hear it so... Thanks!
    July 31 02:05 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between "Astronauts" and "The Astronauts"?
    July 30 09:57 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I love it, because it's obviously a well-composed, well-done song. However, the first time I listened to it, I turned up the volume on my headphones during the acoustic part near the end........ I fell out of my chair.
    July 30 07:25 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Lmao. Yeah man I'm telling you, the s***'s good
    July 30 07:23 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Good point.. I can see that. He kinda utilizes the main 'hook' on Change by Night a bit too much, but I thought there was enough going on that it was forgivable. But yeah, it's definitely a pop album at its core
    July 30 07:19 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot so?
    July 30 07:13 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Yeah if there's anything I'd criticize the album for, it's that he never quite commits to a theme but oh well
    July 30 07:11 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Np. If you get a chance to critique one of my reviews that'd be cool, no pressure though. I wanna improve and whatnot
    July 30 06:59 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Yeah man, lemme know what you think. I feel like a bum spamming that album everywhere but w/e, I stand behind it.
    July 30 06:45 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I reviewed it so my opinion is on that... basically lo-fi folk pop, but it's so much more..
    July 30 06:37 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hey I think you'd like Bellows - Blue Breath, so... yeah, get on it
    July 30 06:33 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I have a love/hate relationship with the song "Luca" by Brand New.
    July 30 06:05 PM
  • Judio! Never mind my last shoutbox message. I'll email you my blurb once I get the chance :)
    July 30 03:47 PM
  • Judio! Hey man, I posted this in the Writers For Jane Doe thread a little while ago but is the classic album spotlight still happening? I've had my blurb finished for a while now, do you still want me to send it to you? If not that's cool, just wanted to be in the loop.
    July 28 04:19 AM
  • Feather I'm fairly certain you have introduced me to Brand New (long ago), Tigers on Trains, The Republic of Wolves and now Astronauts. Go find me more.
    July 24 03:57 PM
  • Metalstyles The specialty I chose (Estonian and Finno-Ugric languages and culture) wasn't for me though, I eventually decided, so I handed in my resignation at the start of the year. I'm working at Estonia's last record store since then, quietly thinking how and in which direction to move one.
    July 24 01:50 PM
  • Metalstyles Yeah I've been practicing (not honing lol) this scraping thing for about half a year now. I haven't been living at home for the last two years basically, but when I was in uni my parents helped me cope, since I wasn't too keen on both studying and working at the same time. I know that however hard you try, studying will always suffer in that scenario.
    July 24 01:48 PM
  • klap i don't mind it. i liked it better than observator. my favorite recent album by them is in and out of control, mostly bc that one's so '60s power-poppy. you'd probs enjoy that one the most. lust lust lust is very fuzzy/noisy haha
    July 24 01:39 PM
  • Metalstyles Haha, well it ain't too pretty for me either. While I work at a place I totally love, the pay in Estonia is so bad (we have the worst salary vs. prices ratio in the whole of Europe as far as I know). I basically live from payday to payday and while that means I have very succesfully managed to move out from my parents' home and start my own life, you can forget about big travel plans and nice shiny things (or just things in general hahaha).
    July 24 01:06 PM
  • klap check out lust lust lust
    July 24 11:22 AM
  • Metalstyles That is quite an alternative choice on your part if I may say so. What led you to that spot?
    July 24 08:39 AM
  • Metalstyles So, being a teacher equals crazy life? Do elaborate, because I've also been thinking about teaching (I'm relatively decent at this whole English thing, which could land me a spot at my old high school in the future should I choose to pursue that idea). Also, congrats on the upcoming marriage. I think I already forwarded my well-wishes when you posted the list about your engagement, but hey, Estonians have the saying "double isn't trouble/double doesn't hurt" haha.
    July 24 05:42 AM
  • klap you listen to the raveonettes?
    July 24 01:03 AM
  • Tyrael 0% succes rate here but confessing my love for a girl has cost me more friendships than I can count
    July 23 05:08 PM
  • Frippertronics yo
    July 23 04:38 PM
  • Mongi123 Amen to that bro haha
    July 23 04:15 PM
  • Tyrael I've ruined every 'friendship' I ever had
    July 23 04:01 PM
  • Tyrael Might as well say 'you suck' lol
    July 23 04:00 PM
  • Tyrael That's like the worst thing to say ugh
    July 23 04:00 PM
  • Tyrael You are breaking my heart in a way that no woman ever could
    July 23 03:56 PM
  • Tyrael How is your negative review for the new Opeth coming along? ;]
    July 23 03:50 PM
  • Metalstyles I've been well I'd say. Moved in with two of my best friends about a month ago, am working rather successfully as a record store guy, and am slowly but surely pulling myself out of an identity crisis. Onwards and upwards. How about you?
    July 23 02:31 PM
  • Mongi123 Damn man you have some new 5s! Glad to see you love White Pony so much.
    July 23 10:49 AM
  • Metalstyles Hey man, I gave that Bleachers album a shot because you endorsed it so much and it's definitely not bad, I just feel I'd enjoy something like that a whole lot more in a live setting. I've been branching out a lot this last year, so I decided what the hell, why not spin some indie pop!
    July 23 04:30 AM
  • ferociouslettuce whose alt is this again? =P i'll give ya a hint -- my twitter is ferlettuce
    July 22 09:27 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Whole album jams, but if I really have to pick....... Jesus, Millstone, You Won't Know, Sowing Season, and Limousine.
    July 22 07:03 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges So, I finally jammed The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me the other day........
    July 22 05:07 PM
  • ferociouslettuce hi steve - how's teachin the kids in philly workin out these days?
    July 21 09:53 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah I just figured out how to do that, been trying to start getting into the Community section. It's like a whole other side to sputnik, next time I write a new review I'll post right away
    July 21 09:44 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Thanks, that was another reason I asked to be featured. I wanted more people to know about them, but yeah I understand it's a few months old. I didn't even know about Thantifaxath until another user told me about them a few weeks back, glad to hear you're enjoying it.
    July 21 09:34 PM
  • thelastsignal Thanks, man. Also good catch on the 'certainly' issue, will fix right now. I appreciate you looking through the review, I figured it would be good to reach out to someone that seemed nice as well as accessible. You obviously know what it takes. :) thanks again!
    July 18 08:18 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Ah. Makes sense. I haven't seen Willie around the site too much lately. Seem like a cool dude, though.
    July 18 10:46 AM
  • thelastsignal Thanks, Sowing. I appreciate you taking the time to do that. I'm shooting for six reviews this month (four so far), which is me trying to up my consistency here. I look forward to any criticism on reviews once you have some time to check my stuff. Thanks again!
    July 18 08:49 AM
  • Rowan5215 That's good to know I'll listen sometime soon
    July 18 06:57 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges I see you checked out some King Crimson recently. Good stuff.
    July 17 04:15 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey man, wanted to see if I could get some feedback on my writing/general approach to the site. I'm interested in becoming a contributor (applied back in January), and I just want to make sure that I am going down the correct road for that to happen. I love your reviews, and definitely respect your presence on the site, so if you have time it would definitely be appreciated.
    July 17 01:33 PM
  • Rowan5215 Yeah like I said, probably my second favourite after Cities. There are so many brilliant melodies, like the choruses of Destroyer, Birds of Prey, Hearing Voices, and its packed with emotion and I don't really mind that its not as instrumentally expressive as their other albums. It really inspired me to listen to the rest of their discog outside of Cities, though I still haven't heard Vital
    July 17 03:52 AM
  • tiesthatbind Likewise man, I still have fond memories of the threads we used to chat in, like that one Taylor Swift review where we all changed into our Office avatars. I can't believe I'm coming up on 5 years now since I joined...
    July 16 10:01 PM
  • tiesthatbind To answer your question, I've been doing very well. The last couple of years I've finally been dealing with the anxiety that I've had for a lot of my life, and right now I'm in a much better place than I was for the longest time. I've also kinda lost that drive to explore new music all the time that I used to have when I was more active here. That among other reasons (immaturity, trolling, etc) are why I haven't been on here regularly in quite a while.
    July 16 06:24 PM
  • Green Baron Did you ever finish that Nothing More album?
    July 16 05:10 PM
  • Futures Sweet! Give it a try it's criminally overlooked. I wrote a lame review for it if you want to read it haha
    July 16 04:46 PM
  • Futures Oh haha you dig those albums at all?
    July 16 04:37 PM
  • Mongi123 Haha, just seems like a goodbye track to me. LOVE the chorus.
    July 16 04:23 PM
  • Mongi123 Yea and another favorite of mine is definitely harbinger. Such a fitting ending track.
    July 16 04:19 PM
  • Mongi123 Dude I just can't stop listening to atonement, it's stunning
    July 16 04:16 PM
  • Green Baron I'm just joking around man, don't take things too seriously lol it's cool, I got a new #100 idea anyway so it won't be Lowborn
    July 16 11:48 AM
  • Tyrael Teehee :D
    July 16 09:34 AM
  • Tyrael Oh yeah I think you should check out the new wolves in the throne room, I dunno if you're into ambient but it's probably one of the most grandiose albums I've ever heard
    July 16 08:35 AM
  • fromtheinside u rule :D. if not for only understanding
    July 16 08:04 AM
  • Futures dude just found out you have futures 5d lol. awesome. but you don't have clarity or static prevails rated??? that's a crime man.
    July 16 04:52 AM
  • Jacquibim I planned to do a bit of mix of old and new, at least for a little while. It's not that I'm not interested in other genres, I'm not too sure of my ability to describe and analyse them at the moment. I reviewed Autechre's LP5 and people seemed to like it, I've just gotta get into the habit of covering some wider ground.
    July 16 01:00 AM
  • Jacquibim I thought so, I was just asking because reviewing one thing all the time and having all my reviews read the same tends to sap my motivation. Only problem is, my knowledge of anything that isn't metal is pretty damn elementary (reviewing rock wouldn't be an issue but unfortunately it just doesn't interest me). Would it be a good idea to try and cover some older albums that don't have reviews so I can get the hang of it?
    July 16 12:48 AM
  • Jacquibim ye man, i'm wondering, if I was to apply for staff at any point in the future, would it help my chances branch out into other genres (eg, not metal)?
    July 16 12:40 AM
  • Arcade did you ever receive my JD blurb?
    July 15 10:47 AM
  • Tyrael You know I feed off of other people's happiness ;]
    July 14 06:55 PM
  • Tyrael Awesome, it warms my heart to see you guys are in such a good place right now
    July 14 06:02 PM
  • Tyrael Damn, are you getting extra training for that? Seems pretty damn difficult to me... By the way, weren't you and the missus getting married soon? How's that going? :]
    July 14 05:09 PM
  • Tyrael Hell? How so?
    July 14 05:06 PM
  • Tyrael Damn it cut off my message: I said I just came back from the hospital (appendicitis) so I'm not that great atm :/, you?
    July 14 05:01 PM

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