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Rudy K.
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Reviews 234
Soundoffs 100
News Articles 15
Band Edits + Tags 26
Album Edits 104

Album Ratings 1729
Objectivity 83%

Last Active 09-25-16 11:40 pm
Joined 12-31-08

Forum Posts 1,130
Review Comments 11,371

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  • theBoneyKing Did you ever form an opinion on Schmilco?
    September 25 09:06 PM
  • collynas441 Hi! How are you?) I see that you like the new Warpaint album.) Would you like to review it?)
    September 23 05:05 AM
  • theBoneyKing I just finished it and loved it! I dig the more mellow vibe. It'll take a few listens to fully sink in (as Wilco albums usually do) but I think it's a step up from Star Wars. Expecting it'll settle out at a 4.
    September 9 12:52 AM
  • Atari Cheers man! If there are any critiques you wanna add to what Johhny mentioned let me know since I'm gonna try to tidy up the review a bit tomorrow.
    September 9 12:46 AM
  • theBoneyKing Can I expect a klap review for Schmilco? About to press play on it for the first time myself!
    September 9 12:06 AM
  • JWT155 Threw together a review of Butch;s new record if you're interested
    September 3 08:34 PM
  • collynas441 Have you heard this song? This is so catchy!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1i06Aog2MQ
    August 31 02:01 PM
  • JWT155 Hear the new Butch Walker yet? Thoughts?
    August 30 10:56 AM
  • collynas441 Also, I'm passionately waiting for your Of Montreal and Britney review.)
    August 23 11:49 AM
  • collynas441 Hi Rudy. Any plans to review the new The Veils album?) The singles from it sound so strange and unusual for me but I like it.)
    August 21 03:29 AM
  • EaglesBecomeVultures seriously hate your taste
    August 10 08:39 PM
  • collynas441 Many critics and fans say that their upcoming album may be their return to form. I hope you'll review it.)Also, what do you think about Private Show?))
    August 7 05:16 AM
  • collynas441 Hi dude. Any thoughts on new Of Montreal tracks?
    August 6 01:00 PM
  • Atari No worries man, i let them know in Olympus :]
    August 4 02:22 AM
  • Atari if you'd be interested in taking my Regina Spektor dib, it's all yours. just dawned on me I'm going to be on vacation during the end of Sept. so prolly won't get to it. If you don't want it that's completely fine, but wanted to offer it up to you before cancelling my dib (and I know you liked the single).
    August 3 07:39 PM
  • Hi dude. Any thoughts on new Of Montreal tracks?
    July 30 04:38 PM
  • JWT155 Yep I'm glad I went, def on my list of artists I plan on seeing anytime he's in town now.
    July 15 05:32 PM
  • collynas441 Hi. Did new Britney single make you oo-o-oh?)
    July 15 03:49 PM
  • JWT155 Just saw Ryan Adams tonight and I must have caught him on a good night, he blew the roof off the place.
    July 14 12:51 AM
  • theBoneyKing I agree, the album's no Blacklisted but the atmosphere is definitely similar.
    June 29 10:20 AM
  • theBoneyKing Nice picks those! I agree they did a good job of balancing things. Though I'm kind of biased toward the Neko Case tracks, all three have amazing ones.
    June 29 12:20 AM
  • theBoneyKing Nice! "Behind the Armory" is probably my favorite song. The "Still I want you to love me" line really gets to me for some reason.
    June 28 04:17 PM
  • theBoneyKing Yo the case/lang/veirs album is amazing innit?
    June 28 10:12 AM
  • collynas441 And I strongly recommend you to check this album out. https://soundcloud.com/carparkrecords/sets/young-magic-still-life
    June 18 10:05 AM
  • collynas441 It's a good album, but Civilian is a highlight for me. Also, any thoughts on the new RHCP record? I'm pleasantly suprised by some singles from it(especially Goodbye Angels).
    June 18 08:15 AM
  • collynas441 Would you like to review the lastest Little Sream album?
    June 17 01:29 PM
  • collynas441 Wow! I'm glad that you liked it. Would you like to check his (criminally overlooked) album out if you have time?
    June 8 05:05 AM
  • Atari ah nice, glad you liked it man! figured you might with your taste in indie rock and folk :]
    June 7 12:25 PM
  • collynas441 What do you think about this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbokXheXhxY
    June 7 08:33 AM
  • collynas441 At least, it's much better than "Everything You've Come to Expect".
    June 4 10:49 AM
  • collynas441 The new album from The Kills is out today.) Will you review it?)
    June 3 10:45 AM
  • Atari they also remind me of grouper a bit (not the ambient stuff, but the lo-li folk side of grouper)
    June 1 04:13 PM
  • Atari I'm bad at RIYL's, but I guess it kinda sounds like Woods with a female vocalist. Idk though it's more lo-fi, and the vocalist is quite nice and quirky
    June 1 04:05 PM
  • Atari I think you might enjoy the debut album by big thief I just rated
    June 1 01:01 PM
  • collynas441 Waiting for your Mutual Benefit review. This album is like a remedy for the soul.
    May 29 04:32 PM
  • RadicalEd I frown disapprovingly at your "Teens of Denial" rating.
    May 24 04:37 AM
  • RadicalEd Nice. Hoping to see a review. How good are "Lost Dreamers" and "Getting Gone".
    May 22 05:44 AM
  • RadicalEd Give me a Small spoiler, what are your thoughts on that Album.
    May 21 05:54 PM
  • RadicalEd Hey Rudy K. Hope you're doin alright. Thoughts on the new Mutual Benefit album? Dunno if you listened to it already, but I'm like 96% certain you'll love it.
    May 21 05:06 AM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy! Would you like to review debut album from Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever?I really like the singles from that album.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfNTaWuRzYwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29xEfJLXfEo
    May 5 03:33 PM
  • Romulus "Midnight City Saxophone Solo: The Album" is this supposed to be a bad thing cause it sounds AMAZING
    April 10 07:03 PM
  • SowingSeason Have you heard the new Weezer? Not sure if you even like them but the album has a beach vibe and seems like it's right in your area of expertise.
    April 6 04:54 PM
  • ComeToDaddy I planned to just review all The Bastards instead, but I'd be keen
    March 31 04:04 AM
  • ComeToDaddy I was actually specifically holding out on reviewing it since I saw your dibs on a document Willie hit us contribs with, but if you're not keen on reviewing it at all I can probably put something together in the next few days. Did you still want to put out a less positive review?
    March 31 04:03 AM
  • collynas441 It's a good album. And what you think about Soft Scene?
    March 31 12:51 AM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy. Would you like to review Autolux - Pussy's Dead?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pussys-dead/id1090472853https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nwp5uMvvIU
    March 30 04:18 AM
  • ftinside Baby
    March 16 03:45 AM
  • Rowan5215 I know he considers it his opus or w/e so yeah I will definitely try and read the whole thing in my next holidays. I remember my brother got Pet Sematary when we were kids and our parents hid it cos they thought it was too scary for us, haha. I'll read it for sure, the movie is a classic
    March 14 09:23 PM
  • Rowan5215 I haven't even started the Dark Tower series yet, not nearly enough time to read stuff of that size at uni. I love how the Turtle spoke in English slang though, that was some solid humour. I guess the whole deadlights thing is important in the Dark Tower? And no, the King I've read so far is The Stand, The Shining, IT, Salem's Lot, the first bit of Cell and the Man Who Loved Flowers. I guess I'll check Tommyknockers
    March 14 08:05 PM
  • Rowan5215 (cont) about the villain at all, it's about the kids. Richie is probably my favourite character he's ever made
    March 14 07:04 PM
  • Rowan5215 He was tripping straight balls when he wrote that orgy scene, no doubt about it. My only other problem is, while I love the child/adult dynamic, watching him describe the kids make their way through a long dark scary tunnel and then right after the adults go through the same long dark scary tunnel is inevitably dodgy pacing-wise. He definitely could have trimmed a bit of that. Also, once he finally reveals that It is a spider it kind of kills the creepy vibe from Pennywise, but IT isn't really
    March 14 07:03 PM
  • Rowan5215 just finished reading IT, conflicted as to whether I like it more than the Shining/the Stand but it's definitely his most beautiful book in the traditional sense. The second last chapter when Mike was forgetting had me tearing up. Still think the Shining is his best ""horror"" for sure and the Stand is probably his best executed/most ambitious, what do you reckon
    March 14 09:52 AM
  • collynas441 I agree with you, but I really like Wedding and Lime Habit.
    March 5 09:35 AM
  • collynas441 Any thoughts on United Crushers?
    March 4 11:41 AM
  • collynas441 And what do you about new Ra Ra Riot? Their last record was kinda dull, but the single with Rostam sounds modern and fresh.
    February 16 02:03 AM
  • theacademy lavine 4L twolves dynasty 2017 onward
    February 14 03:34 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges thanks dude.
    February 14 12:05 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges yo, would you mind if i emailed you in the near future to talk about something?
    February 13 11:52 PM
  • Arcade thanks!
    February 13 07:09 PM
  • Arcade thanks. i'm assuming klapsputnik@gmail.com, or should i send it through facebook?
    February 13 07:08 AM
  • Arcade could i possibly email you at some stage to discuss some things?
    February 13 05:20 AM
  • collynas441 Also, what do you think about latest singles from School Of Seven Bells?
    February 6 07:01 AM
  • collynas441 Thanks man! Polyvinyl Records is one of my favourite labels!
    February 4 02:54 PM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy! Will you review new records from Diiv and Chairlift?
    February 4 08:15 AM
  • Arcade probably their best since Coming Up tbh. didn't know if you were too into them cos you haven't got them rated but i assumed they'd be up your alley, good to know i assumed correctly :]
    January 28 12:55 AM
  • Arcade you heard the new Suede album yet?
    January 24 05:26 AM
  • JWT155 So they bought their tickets with no wait in under 2 mins, thanks for the link
    January 6 02:17 PM
  • JWT155 Many thanks man
    January 6 10:37 AM
  • Hep Kat I think u should feature: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=170418
    December 28 01:26 AM
  • LordePots intelligent for what is usually expected out of the genre, kind of like Radiohead, Grizzly Bear or DM Stith its just so tasteful and well done that you just want to pick the dudes brains a bit. try this song maybe; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9UJFC8LLjM
    December 19 03:42 PM
  • LordePots reminds me of stuff like Timber Timbre. but yeah. really catchy album, its fun stuff and i think its well done even if it is very much constrained to its genre. have you heard Patrick Watsons new album Love Songs for Robots? We don't have a whole lot of crossover in taste but I think u might like it, its just some alt/indie rock bulls*** but its done in this way that makes it sound like an alt/indie rock album made by dudes who listen to everything BUT alt/indie rock. a little curiously
    December 19 03:40 PM
  • LordePots i am no so certain you are missing anything. altho this new album is the only record of his ive heard. but i dont like it for being any kind of innovative garage rock, i mostly just like it for the way its executed. i really like the dudes voice and the guitar tones are just infectiously crunchy. and even if he doesnt really push the envelop there are a lot of moments that are just perfectly catchy and the very subtle psychedelia and in some of the keys make it kind of haunting in a way that
    December 19 03:37 PM
  • LordePots probably realistically more of a 4/5 for me but i often overzealously rate things right off the bat and then never bother adjusting them later but i do like it
    December 18 03:07 AM
  • LordePots yes, why?
    December 18 02:53 AM
  • JWT155 Thanks a lot man, I appreciate it.
    December 3 09:34 AM
  • JWT155 Hey man, I've always admired your reviews and opinions, I've been here for 6 years and finally found the courage to post my first review in a long time, I'd appreciate it if you took a quick glance and any thoughts or advice you would have on it. Cheers.
    December 3 12:52 AM
  • theBoneyKing Oh that sounds awesome! I wonder if Matt will do a solo set there.
    November 10 01:58 PM
  • theBoneyKing I know you like Delta Spirit (their first couple albums, at least, based on your ratings), so I thought I'd let you know if you hadn't head that their singer released a solo EP last week under the name Matthew Logan Vasquez and has an album coming in early 2016. The EP is pretty good. It's a bit gritter than Delta Spirit's last couple albums. You should definitely check it out.
    November 9 07:27 PM
  • SowingSeason If Loud City came out in 2013 that was a lost year for me musically. The new one sounds extremely promising so I'll probably start current and work my way back.
    October 5 06:48 PM
  • JWT155 Thoughts on Ryan Adam's 1989 cover album?
    September 21 10:10 AM
  • collynas441 Your review for Beach House is absolutely amazing. Still waiting for Ducktails.
    September 5 05:17 PM
  • Deviant. They've always turned out great things with The Upbeats (from my neck of the woods btw). Still their best tune though - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuh5O5ACOQ
    September 1 02:32 AM
  • collynas441 Thanks for your response! Can't wait to read it! =)
    August 10 02:54 PM
  • collynas441 Hi. klap! I have a question. Will you review new Ducktails record? In comparison with underwhelming the Flower Lane, it's suprisingly good, and Headbanging in the Mirror is probably one of the best indie songs of the year.
    August 9 08:11 AM
  • JWT155 It might be one of my fav live acoustic albums, great mixture of songs, mellow tone, heavy with emotion and great personality shown in-between tracks. Plus more records need harmonica.
    August 4 03:42 PM
  • JWT155 Hear the new Ryan Adams Live Double LP at Carnegie Hall yet? Thoughts?
    August 4 10:20 AM
  • SowingSeason I must be confusing you with someone else because I thought you loved TA =( Carry on
    August 2 07:39 AM
  • SowingSeason Shocked at your rating for the new TA
    July 30 11:59 PM
  • BeneaththeDarkOcean If you mention that it's from the guy from Real Estate, I'm sure your page views will reach 1,000,000 and 1! :)
    July 28 06:09 PM
  • BeneaththeDarkOcean Hey Klappa you gun review the new Ducktails? That 4 don't count for just anything you know ;)
    July 28 05:42 PM
  • Trebor. I'm making a web series that I'm going to upload to youtube an maybe vimeo. I intent to monetize it but the odds of me making money off of it are low of course
    July 15 07:36 PM
  • Trebor. I also wanted to use a Viper song and I have no clue if that dude even has representation or whatever and all his stuff is free so idk
    July 15 06:42 PM
  • Trebor. Thanks man. Publishing company all right
    July 15 05:56 PM
  • Trebor. Quick music legal question for you: Can I use a MIDI version of a song in one of my videos or does that still count as copyright infringement? Also if I wanted to actually license a song for my videos, could I do that? Like ask the record label and pay to use it?
    July 15 02:37 PM
  • Arcade gonna be reviewing Lamb of God next so fingers crossed there's no overlap
    July 14 02:24 AM
  • Arcade yo if you've got the time it would be much appreciated if you gave my latest review a squiz
    July 13 08:53 AM
  • Anthracks I think I am no longer banned. Thank you kindly
    July 2 10:01 AM
  • SowingSeason You might enjoy the new Summer Fiction. Seems down your alley, I don't think it will be a 4 for you or anything but it's pleasant.
    June 18 06:33 AM
  • psandy man, it still wrangles my jimbobs that no one has been bothered to make a half-star element in the user reviews
    May 23 09:00 PM
  • Anthracks thanks friendo it's been like four years
    May 15 08:44 PM
  • Anthracks Can someone unban me from the forums? I'd just like to change my avatar on the comment threads.
    May 14 09:48 AM
  • Lucid loving that honeybear record and your review of it is really wonderful. just wanted to say that xo~
    May 9 06:00 PM
  • SowingSeason MCIII is the first Cronin album I've heard but I adore it. Is his prior stuff worth investigating or is MCIII the cream of the crop?
    May 6 04:32 AM
  • Arcade should i make an ass out of u and me and assume you're writing a review for the magic whip?
    April 25 04:16 AM
  • SowingSeason Passion Pit is all yours if you want it. I know you like them so figured I'd tell you first. I just don't have time to review it between work and wedding preparations, plus I felt pretty underwhelmed by it anyway and inspiration was tough to come by (beyond just evaluating the album's pros and cons, which the user review did a decent job of anyway).
    April 20 07:30 AM
  • SowingSeason Just a heads up, and it might not be very important, but the links between your Coachella pages aren't all working. Since the banner leads to page 1, I figured you might want the reminder as outside readers might not know how to easily navigate to the staff blog section to keep reading. Nice work with all of that by the way, I've never been to that festival but it looks awesome.
    April 18 03:40 AM
  • Arcade buddy i want to know about whether or not agnes young from abcd really did snog tyler the creator and i want to know pretty ****ing soon
    April 14 01:16 AM
  • Arcade where's the Coachella coverage buddy
    April 13 05:11 AM
  • SowingSeason I actually don't think I'll have time this week either - I'm crazy busy with work - but thanks for offering...if there's someone else who wants it they can.
    April 9 05:06 AM
  • SowingSeason I dunno I listened to it again and it didn't even sound like the same album. It's baffling me, one second I think it's just alright the next it's great. Will have to give this some time.
    April 8 11:08 AM
  • Green Baron considering i also checked out the albums with songs titled transatlanticism and sorrow that were in the same playlist, i guess why not. i blame my dad for playing that in the car 24/7 and thinking that i'd like that s*** at age 11
    April 7 05:41 PM
  • theacademy lol dont even remember... u mean that u need to get affs from every place u ever worked
    April 7 05:33 PM
  • SowingSeason It's still really good though. Just initially not feeling it...you?
    April 7 08:04 AM
  • SowingSeason I'm a little underwhelmed by Strange Trails =(
    April 7 07:57 AM
  • Green Baron I've known that song since i was 11. Don't know about the whole album tho
    April 3 09:33 PM
  • Green Baron and I CAN FEEL THE SWEET ILLUSION COMING
    April 2 08:36 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot cheers man, thanks for taking a look, and yeah I'll edit that out if it looks wonky
    April 2 06:48 PM
  • Arcade i'm liking that gy!be rating
    March 27 02:52 AM
  • Gyromania awesome soundoff! 10/10
    March 26 11:23 PM
  • DaveyBoy Funnily enough, not only did I come across this lineup a week or so back, but I noticed Givers on there and looked up when their next LP was coming out. Couldnt find any reference to it at all. Really unsure what they are doing tbh.
    March 26 06:11 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot thanks for the snox-y blast from the past
    March 24 04:05 PM
  • RadicalEd wow, would love to go to vegas once in my lifetime. Watching some sick basketball games would be nice as well. Good for you. Now go back to writing reviews and s*** ;)
    March 23 03:40 PM
  • RadicalEd vegas huh? For fun? Must have been great. Wasn't a huge fan of her earlier stuff, but i think this album is a bit of a gem, it's more direct and less meandering than her other stuff. It's still a bit boring at times, but pretty engaging most of the time.
    March 23 03:15 PM
  • RadicalEd Hey klapster, have you heard the new Laura Marling album? If so what did you think of it, if not what are you doing with your life. I think it's way better than her last two albums.
    March 22 05:10 AM
  • DaveyBoy So, what did you make of that Tobias Jesso LP? Oddly captivating, isn't it?
    March 10 07:55 AM
  • psandy nice! yeah the LPs look sweet. perhaps i'll bring myself to indulge. also, you digging Daughter lately? Very powerful performers, despite the subdued nature. I got a chance to meet them once, actually. Elena has a super thick European accent, it was surprising.
    March 10 01:19 AM
  • psandy got my brother that Father John Misty rec for his birthday, you should definitely check out the physical CDs. Tons of stuff in there, even a "guide for listening".. its hilarious. Tillman really can't stand being sincere.
    March 9 09:04 PM
  • Ponton my name is rod and i like to party
    February 21 11:13 AM
  • StrangerofSorts chuurs ssir
    February 20 01:30 PM
  • theacademy sounds like the right idea... just kill the mbe and the essays and youll be aces
    February 16 10:15 PM
  • theacademy read the outlines and do a few q's if you can but don't read too much into how insanely difficult they seem b/c theyre such a small portion. i guess see if u can leverage learning distinctions for ur essays into studying for the MC (?)... def devote more time to ny essays than mc
    February 16 09:17 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot cool, thanks man
    January 30 07:36 AM
  • SowingSeason I was thinking about a 3.5 so it'll actually end up about the same then...I think there's songs on here I like better than anything on Carrier, but that was a better album overall.
    January 29 03:49 AM
  • SowingSeason So Individ...I think I might actually like a Dodos album more than you.
    January 28 10:52 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot :]
    January 28 08:25 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah good points and bad points if you notice any. cheers man
    January 23 06:20 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey rudy, any chance you could glance at my Viet Cong review and lemme know what you think? I've been working to improve quite a bit so I'd be curious to hear an unbiased perspective
    January 23 06:05 PM
  • psandy They're playing it safe. Average for them but still a great record honestly.
    January 21 09:29 PM
  • psandy Nice. I don't think its anywhere near Carrier atm, but Dodos records are growers for me. The quality of it is hard to discern because they have such a distinct signature sound. It feels like every song could fit easily on Carrier or Visiter, though, and thats a bit troubling. I like the standout riff in Competition, nice and choppy.
    January 20 09:19 PM
  • psandy I hope you've got Individ dibbed.
    January 20 07:16 PM
  • fromtheinside i'll hide in my corner til we don't quack in big games.
    January 19 12:59 PM
  • AliW1993 Given the record a few listens. Wasn't overly keen on that one, but I loved Daffodils and the Mystikal track (Feel Right?)
    January 19 12:57 PM
  • fromtheinside SOMEHOW USC IS #4 OMG!!!!
    January 19 01:02 AM
  • SowingSeason Oh ok I'll definitely write something for it then. I was looking forward to reading your thoughts about it, but thanks for thinking of me because I love Meloy and co. and will have plenty to say about the new album
    January 16 07:06 PM
  • RadicalEd Check the new Sleater-Kinney rudy. Do it. Do it nau.
    January 13 11:38 AM
  • aok did you listen to deadmau5's latest lp? i was pleasantly surprised with it
    January 5 04:51 AM
  • Arcade where should i start with Caribou, Our Love or Swim?
    January 5 12:25 AM
  • aok oh mayyn i just chekd sputnik for first time in long time ushouldatextedmemayyyn
    January 1 07:43 PM
  • theacademy or u can ask downer or andy for it if thats easier. i work midtown pretty close to times sq
    December 23 03:26 PM
  • theacademy dude beers dude which is ur email ill send u my #
    December 23 03:25 PM
  • Hep Kat http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=170418
    December 23 08:45 AM
  • theacademy out east for xmas, back fri (i think), where u stayin
    December 22 11:45 PM
  • aok u hittin nyc soon?
    December 19 10:12 PM
  • SeaAnemone give her the o
    December 19 08:56 PM
  • Hep Kat like not even ****in around, "best deli" is soty
    December 18 04:44 PM
  • Hep Kat oh yeah it's on spotify too
    December 18 04:31 PM
  • Hep Kat and if you fancy, purchase one of the last 4 copies of the first press from new york's coolest label, katorga works: http://katorgaworks.bigcartel.com/product/weed-hounds-s-t-lp
    December 18 04:31 PM
  • Hep Kat https://soundcloud.com/weedhounds/sets/st-lp
    December 18 04:30 PM
  • Hep Kat s
    December 18 03:48 PM
  • Hep Kat because that should be amended onto the staff list because you guys eat that s*** up like hagen daz
    December 18 03:47 PM
  • Hep Kat have you even heard the weed hounds LP man
    December 18 03:47 PM
  • theacademy not to exaggerate tho but ive listened to it like 14 times so far
    December 10 05:49 PM
  • Athom It wore out in May.
    November 18 06:41 PM
  • theacademy swee.. im finally getting to sylvan esso
    November 13 08:23 AM
  • theacademy *finally infiltrates olympus* *looks for dibs thread* *ctrl f charli* fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    November 10 11:41 PM
  • theacademy new restraining order smh
    November 9 10:38 PM
  • Rowan5215 Ahh ok, dunno how I missed that leak but I've been busy with exams and such. I agree, not much stood out in the first half and the fact that Conrad is still taking most of the vocals when Jason is the way way superior vocalist still astounds me. Agreed on Bus Lines, the 7-minute one right after it and the closer are early picks for me. Also that's nice to know, you can thank VheissuCrisis for being the one who turned me onto that, best surprise of the year. I highly recommend the new Damien Rice
    November 4 11:47 PM
  • Rowan5215 Oh s*** I forgot about staff privileges and all that, damn. I only just heard it for the first time today, I really dig the second half but the first seems a bit lacking. Bus Lines is an easy standout, also (as I've said for every single ToD album ever made) it needs more Jason. What do you think of it?
    November 4 08:53 PM
  • Rowan5215 The new Trail of Dead is streaming, I believe you're contractually obliged to review it (pls)
    November 4 07:27 PM
  • Green Baron i find it funny that in one leagues, i have palmer and reed and you have rainey, oliver and fitzpatrick while in the other it's the exact opposite
    November 2 02:17 PM
  • Green Baron ayy i hate u for benching romo
    November 2 12:10 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dat Taylor Swift soundoff
    October 27 08:16 PM
  • SgtPepper im secretly hoping that boardwalk's finale shows nucky and eli getting murdered, with mickey doyle then taking control of AC. and the final scene just mirrors house of card's season two finale as mickey stands in nucky's old office in the ritz but instead of banging the desk in the end like underwood, he just looks at the camera and gives one last stupid giggle.
    October 17 11:24 AM
  • SgtPepper yeah, i know. i'm still excited to see the ny/nucky war play out though. i can see eli going, maybe even mickey doyle (although he's kind of a master of getting himself out of the noose). nucky could go either way, but i cant see him getting out of this alive. whatever the direction, i have faith it will end on a great note.
    October 16 10:07 PM
  • SgtPepper i know! had my doubts initially, but it's a really solid season. these last 2 episode especially. i love how it?s focusing more on al capone and new york. kind of gay that van alden and chalky got killed off so soon though. i was hoping chalky would kill narcisse and go off in a blaze of glory against his henchmen, but the direction it took made for a more poetic send off. van alden's situation has been lol too, RIP. what are your thoughts? how are you feeling nucky's origin side-story?
    October 13 02:23 PM
  • Green Baron No one said I'm trying to be fair
    October 10 10:41 AM
  • Green Baron accept my trades you asshole
    October 9 11:40 PM
  • Deviant. You need to inform me of your reading habits then sir
    October 9 03:15 AM
  • Deviant. http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=15810 - now this is how I feel about Our Love
    October 9 02:32 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Goddammit, I can never finish a review in one sitting.
    October 8 04:56 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You wrote the whole thing in one night? Dude, it took me practically three days to finish just two paragraphs!
    October 8 04:40 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You beat me to the Caribou album, haha.
    October 8 03:10 PM
  • Deviant. I was talking to potsy about it not too long ago, but basically I think it's a great album. I just don't know if it's a great Caribou album. Swim was definitely him taking influences from house music, but kind of warping it into his own sensibilities. This feels very straight-forward and almost "light" for an album with that moniker attached to it. Reminds me more of his Daphni side-project. It's cool that he's all like "hey guys, let's freaking dance"...
    October 7 12:50 AM
  • Rowan5215 Fadeouts should be the enemy of any self-respecting band though
    September 26 01:15 AM
  • Rowan5215 oh that was great, will give them a download now
    September 26 01:14 AM
  • SeaAnemone klap = sowing cocaine, basically
    September 24 09:15 PM
  • mhart8 So I hear that you're currently digging tennis and literature? That kind of combination might have gotten you beaten up in high school.
    September 23 11:36 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Cheers. FYI this album is super droney, so if that's not your bag then I'd highly recommend departure songs. And if you have any criticisms on the review itself I'd be happy to hear
    September 22 12:08 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot really? huh. anyway, fantastic post-rock/ambient stuff. idk if that's your sorta thing though. at any rate, I just reviewed their new album, so maybe that can convince you to give them a peek
    September 22 12:02 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot are you a hammock fan?
    September 21 11:55 PM
  • Jade i'm listening to Little Girl right now and mmm. Surprised you didn't coerce me to hear this before now.
    September 16 12:38 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot gotcha, thanks for the response man
    September 15 07:31 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hey man what your general thoughts on a 'personal' approach to reviewing? Like, I know guys like Channing and Athom (and sometimes you I think) utilize some personal thought in their reviews... What are a couple Dos and Don'ts with this?
    September 15 02:28 PM
  • theacademy ...OR i could give that dog.'s discog the ol' staff treatment...
    September 11 04:56 PM
  • theacademy hmm i could 'cover' riotfest for the blog provide many, many hot takes
    September 11 04:55 PM
  • theacademy loved the source tags writeup btw (in case you needed the validation haha)
    September 11 12:48 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Cool thx
    September 11 06:03 AM
  • Irving Hahahaha I know I was just pulling your leg =) However I notice that you gave the new U2 a 2.9 so we need to talk
    September 11 03:42 AM
  • Rowan5215 Yeah not a bad tune for sure but his vocals don't sound nearly as good as with the Trail of Dead songs. Not so much his voice changing as much as he just doesn't have that passion
    September 11 03:10 AM
  • Rowan5215 Oh shiiiiit its with the bassist of Dot Hacker as well sign me up for life
    September 11 03:07 AM

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