Matthew D. French

Reviews 50
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 105
News Articles 3
Band Edits + Tags 6
Album Edits 42

Album Ratings 256
Objectivity 54%

Last Active 10-20-14 3:52 pm
Joined 03-25-09

Forum Posts 36
Review Comments 16,088

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  • Mongi123 Will do man! Just requested you.
    December 18 05:35 PM
  • Mongi123 I'm sorry to hear that man. You can't have an expectation to move so quickly though. You had so many losses so it'll take time. And sorry to be nosy haha but I've been around people in pain and I honestly can't bare to have anyone around me in pain. My mom had a surgery to correct a horrible condition, though oddly enough not life threatening, that made her life a living hell and she'll never fully recover from the surgery. So yea seeing or eating about people in pain just makes me wanna help.
    December 18 05:26 PM
  • Mongi123 Oh sweet. Yea just wondering cause my rev of that was basically my review like that but kinda in disguise. It let me know that there was always a light atb the end of the tunnel despite how terrible things can get. How's it going?
    December 18 05:13 PM
  • Mongi123 Hey dude, was reading through the number of horridly ignorant posts on Trebs Hotelier review lol and I was just wondering: Have you ever listened to Judgement by Anathema?
    December 18 05:06 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Supposed to read - work and voluntary life providing emotional support to people, and from my experience people are rarely as strong as you seem to be, you should be proud of yourself man. Stick to those who will support you, and never be afraid to reach out - you've already realised the importance of that one though.
    December 15 08:01 AM
  • Rowan5215 Will definitely let you know what I think about it
    December 15 02:31 AM
  • VheissuCrisis Hi Matt. I've no idea how the list you made passed me by, but I want to echo the sentiments of those that have already sent you supportive messages. I spend much of my life (work
    December 12 03:40 PM
  • CrimsonFloyd I wouldn't expect you to just stop thinking about your past and what you could have done differently, but regret and guilt may be exactly the reason your mother chose to act how she did, and was a major issue for me. I felt guilty, erased the guilt temporarily with dope and then had more guilt to deal with afterwards. All I'm saying is, you need to take steps out of that frame of mind or you might find yourself feeling like s*** the same way you do now decades away.
    December 5 09:30 PM
  • SowingSeason I do use facebook but I keep it well hidden from most people on this site. I will hit you up with a request I just ask that you don't go telling everyone who I am. I'm kind of protective/weird like that. But yeah man I wouldn't expect it to get easy quickly. It will never be "easy." But in time you'll become more self-sufficient as a result, which is something that most people with a cushioned upbringing struggle with. But yeah emotionally it hurts to lose parents, whether you're 16 or 60.
    December 4 12:52 PM
  • SowingSeason I'm glad this community has had such a positive impact, I only hope that aspects closer to your real life start to take shape. In any regard, please feel free to message me at any time. You're not alone and I think I speak for every user when I say that we'd do everything within our limited reach to help you. Just keep your head up, the best thing you can do is push forward, even if it isn't remotely bearable. At some point, even if it is years from now, things will get better.
    December 4 12:43 PM
  • SowingSeason Your situation comes to mind every single time I visit this site, sometimes when I'm nowhere near the internet as well. I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, but I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Just try to remember that in the end everything eventually does work out, even if the road to that point is sheer hell. Never give up, and just continue to utilize whatever support systems you have going on. You're a good guy and I wish you better luck henceforth.
    December 4 12:09 PM
  • CrimsonFloyd Yeah, that drug ****ed my life man, I count my blessings everyday that I am off of that s***. Took many different outlets to finally find an outing of that life. Don't blame yourself for how you dealt with her, no one should have to deal with an addict of that degree. Look at everything you did do, not what you didn't do. Considering different outcomes based on different choices you could have made won't make you feel better.
    November 30 06:03 PM
  • Emim Have we clashed? Lol I don't even remember; I've always respected you on some level. In any case, I've been through a similar situation, so my heart is close to this sort of tragedy.
    November 30 03:10 AM
  • IntriguingSergei You're more than welcome, I hope it helped :] Oh haha, who did you ask (I don't think it was the right person...)? I might reveal all later, but I'm going to have some more fun first.
    November 29 05:15 PM
  • IntriguingSergei Glad to see that someone's astute enough to notice I'm not a real user; I'm still undercover for now. If you want a clue, I donated on your page irl
    November 29 02:21 PM
  • Mongi123 Dude it's okay. If anyone read what you went through they'd understand, trust me. And for the record, don't turn to alcohol man. Self medicating will only make it worse in the long run. Try different things that'll clear your head, like a long hike, or therapy like I said. But I'm hungover myself right now, so that after affects of alc are s***ty lol
    November 29 08:23 AM
  • thelastsignal Hey Matt, it's no problem at all. I know how it feels to feel as though all is lost, and there was a point in time where I truly thought I wasn't going to make it out. It was only through leaning on some strong friends and my brother that I was able to understand that life still had something pure and beautiful for me to hold onto. Stay strong, but don't be afraid to reach out. I will be here to the best of my ability if things get dark.
    November 29 07:54 AM
  • Mongi123 So dude if you're getting to that level, I really recommend trying therapy. Believe me, it can't hurt because i partake in it myself. And it's also not a sign of weakness asking for help. It's a good thing.
    November 29 12:56 AM
  • Mongi123 Hey dude I just wanted to say to you directly that I hope you're doing alright. I read that list and though my loss wasn't truly the magnitude of yours, I could help but relate. If you ever wanna talk I'm always around.
    November 17 09:44 AM
  • Jacquibim I just saw your list and I actually got a little bit choked up, really hope everything begins to work out for you soon
    November 17 04:33 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges A 5 for Damien Rice? Damn.
    November 10 06:00 PM
  • Futures man i am so sorry to hear that. that must be the worst feeling in the world. hope you are doing alright man.
    November 10 04:48 PM
  • Futures was going to rec you the new damien rice album but you already 4.5d it! very nice. its definitely one of the best albums i have heard in a long time.
    November 7 04:20 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I guess scope my latest review if you want, though I'd recommend Willpower pretty highly
    October 12 10:58 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ever hear of Today is the Day? Pretty dope 'noisecore' group (might not be your kinda thing though, idk)
    October 12 10:56 AM
  • Hyperion1001 ken russell is a forgotten auteur imo. his later stuff gets weirder than that but i like most of it. his other classic is The Devils but there exists no known uncut copy other than a spliced together bootleg of bad quality stuff, which sucks because its a classic.
    October 10 02:06 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot well, I suppose you could still go with that Nujabes review
    October 9 01:03 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 Sowing showed some interest in it, so if he listened to it/reviewed it. It would probably at least get enough ratings to chart. But that seems very unlikely. What are the other under appreciated albums from this year? One that I love and only has 4 ratings is Meshes of Voice by Jenny Hval and Susanna.
    October 7 02:20 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 Muna is fantastic, I'm glad you checked the album out. I might prefer This Right Here to any Swell Season material. And thanks, it's definitely my favorite review so far.
    October 6 01:12 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Oh. Haha, I can see why.
    October 6 06:23 AM
  • oltnabrick Is that your girlfriend in your profile pic?
    October 6 04:47 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Is that your girlfriend in your profile pic?
    October 5 09:21 PM
  • trackbytrackreviews You're not the first one that hast told me that, actually. I just don't find any album yet interesting enought to review, and the ones I do, have like 2 pages of them.
    October 4 05:36 PM
  • Futures you're like my favorite user now tbh
    October 4 03:32 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I'm just laughing at my typo "if you're caught up with your IRL business" lmao wow that's actually pretty bad, changes the entire dynamic
    October 4 01:51 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot caught up in*
    October 4 01:43 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot oh no prob if you're caught up with your IRL business, I won't submit until tomorrow evening probably, but many thanks dude. you're singlehandedly the biggest help I've had on my reviews
    October 4 01:32 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hmmm never really got into the Knife but I'll give it a whirl one day. did you end up peeking my review I sent? I mean, you said there were no obvious mistakes, but do you think it's good to go?
    October 4 01:24 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah. I like that it requires that certain 'mood' though. a lot of people were disappointed with it, but I like how it can be a 'go-to' album for that specific moment you might need it, if only rarely
    October 4 01:20 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot did you end up digging their newest?
    October 4 12:57 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah dude, but I have a hard on for good neoclassical ambient s*** that gives me feeeeelings, so
    October 4 12:52 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot cheers. pretty meh review, but I'm going stir crazy waiting for the Winged Victory - Atomos release date to poke its head around the corner so I can submit =/
    October 4 12:32 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Is she ok?
    October 4 09:25 AM
  • hogan900 New one is actually pretty damn good, doesn't beat august but holy s*** it was actually pretty solid all around.
    October 3 06:55 PM
  • hogan900 Counting Crows for life.
    October 3 09:09 AM
  • Futures oh damn man really sorry to hear that. hope you're coping alright
    October 2 11:52 PM
  • Futures DUDE OMG. that is EXACTLY how i feel like damn. gonna check that album man!
    October 2 11:43 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yo check yo messages mane
    October 2 10:08 PM
  • Futures dude that's awesome. i've been on a huge oasis kick lately. one of my favorite bands. you a fan of any of their other albums? some of them get massive hate pretty much just because they're not morning glory haha. never jammed u2 might have to give them a go if you rec them.
    October 2 03:16 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Glad to hear it, man! I just wish you still had that contributor tag under your name.
    October 2 11:27 AM
  • Arcade no problem, i don't mind if you add critique to the existing comments but if you feel like they're too harsh or what not, just email them to songdownloader (dot) 100 @ (without the spaces obv, and yes, unfortunately that is a real email address). I have another review in the pipeline I wouldn't mind giving to you to read through first if you don't mind, just so there's not as many issues when it's posted
    October 2 02:43 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey dude, did you ever work out that whole reinstatement of your position thing with Jom? Just curious.
    October 1 04:36 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I actually messaged your FB, though idk if you have messages from non contacts disabled
    September 29 12:27 PM
  • Futures man i really really like it. these nights were ours holy s***. i'm starting to notice how similar our tastes are like damn haha!
    September 29 12:17 PM
  • Arcade cheers mahbah
    September 29 10:00 AM
  • Arcade hey could you give me some tips on my Gerard Way review? Would be very helpful =)
    September 29 06:37 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Yeah man, though I barely use it tbh. I kinda prefer to keep my personal life separate from forum life, if that makes sense
    September 28 10:29 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot You're one of the best writers here so you should be a shoe in. I'll probably apply come February and cross my fingers
    September 28 10:18 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Probably my favourite Nujabes (I have a tattoo of it ffs, lol). Right on man. If you don't mind my asking.. why aren't you a contrib?
    September 28 10:13 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Damn dude, sorry to hear it
    September 28 10:07 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I heard you plan on getting back into reviewing a bit... any particular album you're working on?
    September 28 10:01 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot do you think using a lot of prepositions (be, is, can..) is something that needs to be remedied, and if so... how?
    September 28 09:48 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey man do you have a moment?
    September 28 09:42 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot What are your thoughts on requesting features? Yay/nay?
    September 27 12:32 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yo man can I message you on last fm?
    September 27 10:45 AM
  • LordePots haha well im glad u feel my pain on that one its one of my many big pet peeves
    September 26 09:36 PM
  • LordePots use the terrible argument of "thats the point" because it never is haha.
    September 26 09:27 PM
  • LordePots haha i know dude its just terrible! actually tho, i have ONE real life friend who really loves trout mask and i remember discussing why i hate that album and i brought up that point because so many people have used that terrible rationalization on me and he was like "wtf dude its not supposed to be intentionally s***ty at all!" and he began to describe what he loved about it and what he thought its artistic merits were. respect to him for that. you can defend anything without having to
    September 26 09:26 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot S'all good man, any tips for my Hammock review? I definitely hyped it a little, but do you think it turned out alright?
    September 22 07:17 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey man I sent you an email
    September 21 01:13 PM
  • motopitchman Explosive, I removed some of the more negative comments. Basically he was just being a dick to everyone. I don't see how that's worth praise.
    September 18 06:51 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges "i'm objectively right though. bwp is just not great. anyone who disagrees is wrong" Goddammit, Matt, I love you.
    September 18 05:58 AM
  • motopitchman Argumentation is only good if it's productive, you were not being productive, you were being unnecessarily rude, so I removed your comments.
    September 18 05:10 AM
  • motopitchman Look, I have no problem with you sharing your opinion and even discussing dissenting opinions. I do have a problem with you being an immature entitled sounding child who is telling people to leave threads because they're wrong in your mind. You said that you had a right to free speech, do you also have the right to infringe on other people's by telling them to leave? You are a hypocrit, I hope you realize this soon.
    September 18 05:09 AM
  • Arcade I'm a complete Dropbox retard lol so soz can't haha. It's all over the place though so shouldn't be too hard to get a link
    September 18 02:51 AM
  • Arcade Syro is really great, it doesn't really sound like anything he's done before but if I had to compare it to anything I'd say it's like SAW with more pop and RnB textures
    September 18 02:45 AM
  • Fieryfenderz I've only watched the show, and am slowly making my way through the books, so all I know is that she gave off that impression for the first few seasons, but is now using that to her advantage. She can manipulate people much easier when they think she knows nothing. Like she now has Baelish pretty much wrapped around her finger. And having Baelish is having a good bit of power.
    September 16 03:35 PM
  • Fieryfenderz 1. She's like my girl crush haha.2. I love her character arc. She's gone from puppet of pretty much everyone to taking control of her life and playing the game better than most.3. She's like my girl crush
    September 16 11:32 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot cool, probably more efficient than begging you to look at them when they're already posted I s'pose. thanks man, will do
    September 15 07:04 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ok. for example, would you say my Morning Effort review is decent in that sense?
    September 15 06:58 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Let's play 20 questions :/ what are your general thoughts on personal-ish reviews? Dos, Don'ts, yays, nays?
    September 15 05:22 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah lemme know if you sort the band name is/are thing out. I've never really come across anything definitive tbh so I just went with what made sense to me and stuck with it, but who knows
    September 14 06:02 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah I need to slow down so I can write reviews that are actually good lol. I responded to a couple of your points, lemme know if I'm still outta whack
    September 14 05:26 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot lol, in all seriousness it's no biggie, but I definitely like your input man. I'll take whatever I can syphon from you
    September 14 04:56 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot :)
    September 14 04:28 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yo man, definitely curious what your thoughts are on my newest... only if you aren't busy
    September 9 07:33 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Ah. Well, thanks. It seems like the main problem most people have with the rev is the first paragraph, so I'll change that around when I get the chance .
    September 8 06:19 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot are you a fan of musique concrete? If so, I highly recommend giving Lionel Marchetti a try..
    September 7 10:24 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Ah s***, your comment got cut off!
    September 7 10:09 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges (Cont.) And as for the intro/conclusion thing: It was more of an experiment, among other things, to try and go for a more philosophical-ish approach to the review. I can see where you'd find some of the fallacies/problems with that, though, so I'll see if I can change it around a lil bit.
    September 7 09:17 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks, for the feedback, Gyro. Yeah, I could probably clean up some of that word choice when I get a chance. I usually like to reserve italics for the album titles exclusively, but if it can make a difference, I can change that.
    September 7 09:16 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot if you dig caretaker you might wanna try the stuff leyland kirby does under his own name.
    September 7 01:38 PM
  • Fugue Ain't even as good as amnesiac
    September 7 08:30 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot sorry to keep begging for your input, but do you think my approach on my poloniumcubes review is decent? It's kinda pseudo-poetic but I think I kept it pretty tame... idk. thoughts?
    September 6 12:48 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah I get what you mean. that's one reason I'm such a fan of guys like Chan who manage to write incredibly personal reviews without making me scratch my head.
    September 6 12:37 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ah gotcha. thanks man! for the sake of comparison, do you have an example of a review that relies too much on 'purple prose'? I'm still kinda unsure what you mean, but I think I have an idea... do you mean like that Vheissu - Talons review you commented on a while back?
    September 6 12:33 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot oh, and you told me on my adebisi shank review that it was 'refreshing to see someone write without pretensions' and I wondered if you could elaborate
    September 6 12:22 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot sorry, you told oranges that you had to 'work on your persona' or something like that, but I like how honest you are... that's all. some people don't like your criticisms but I appreciate what you've helped me with
    September 6 12:20 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Don't ever change
    September 6 10:34 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Nah, man. I feel ya. Anyways, good luck with getting your position back!
    September 6 10:03 AM
  • Arcade I've never really understood if he's suppose to be a parody or if he's sincere, cos from the few songs I heard I giggled quite hard. Will definitely download GF
    September 6 01:05 AM
  • Futures and marrow hmmm. i just don't understand what people don't understand about it really.
    September 5 10:43 PM
  • Futures dude thats sweet haha. both need more love. especially fwn easily my fav arctic monkeys.
    September 5 08:29 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks, man. To be entirely honest, you kinda scared the s*** outta me when I initially saw you critiquing Vheissu's Talons rev a while back, but I realized you were actually a pretty cool guy, haha.
    September 4 06:19 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Huh. Well, it seems like you don't really want to go into specifics (which I completely and totally understand), so I won't bring it up too often. But yeah, I noticed that you're an exceptionally good writer with about 50 reviews under your belt, and I saw under the archived versions of the site that you were in a contributor position.
    September 4 06:00 PM
  • SeaAnemone hey I felt weird saying so on facebook cuz we don't know each other that well or anything but I just wanted to express my condolences re: your dad passing. so sorry dude, that's tragic.
    September 4 05:55 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You used to be contrib, right?
    September 4 05:39 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot (cont) - ahem... what did you mean by that statement V V
    September 1 05:31 PM
  • thelastsignal Bummer, dude. :[ I guess I'll just write for both of us haha.
    August 26 08:55 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey so I read your other comments and you made some solid observations, cheers! made a couple edits.but: "it's nice to see a reviewer focusing on the music without pretension"
    August 26 08:50 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot I appreciate it man, just wrote a john coltrane rev (GULP) so feel free to weigh in on that one lol
    August 26 07:43 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot thanks for the feedback, any other general points for improvement?
    August 26 07:27 PM
  • thelastsignal miss your reviews, buddy. I hope you start writing again soon!
    August 20 04:17 PM
  • BMDrummer i miss giygas :[
    August 18 12:51 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Cool thanks
    August 15 12:24 PM
  • theacademy thanks bud, we'll see. I'm goin hard at this like its a 90's action flick
    August 14 11:00 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hey Gyro, I've seen you comment on a lot of reviews and was hoping you could give me some tips on my latest couple if you find time.
    August 13 09:50 AM
  • OmairSh Arriving sumwhere, but not here where gyro is
    August 8 05:45 PM
  • OmairSh Nah it's actually lacking in new ideas like the older material. It has really good moments for sure, but overall it's not as memorable as the other stuff
    August 8 02:03 AM
  • OmairSh DT have become formulaic and boring, even The Incident was mediocre, but most PT and DT albums have been fairly interesting imo.
    August 8 01:57 AM
  • tempest-- of course stay proge m/ TRU PUNX
    August 8 01:57 AM
  • OmairSh But it's aight, all I know is that I enjoy the music. If you don't, then that's your opinion
    August 8 01:54 AM
  • OmairSh Stamina and tough anal sphincters m/. I don't understand how you can like some PT songs, and not like others on the same album that are pretty similar.
    August 8 01:51 AM
  • OmairSh You and your PT ratings
    August 8 01:47 AM
  • aok wuts ur 2nd fav anco album? *this is an important question for Andy's brother
    July 21 01:05 PM
  • Hep Kat do you want to feel the pain of a thousand million deaths by super saiyan? thats what i thought. bitch.
    July 8 12:59 PM
  • Hep Kat thst wss ssppsssed to say pithy butt im rrrrdrunk
    July 6 09:03 PM
  • Hep Kat who the **** even ARE you? sen I been here before you, and I'll be here long after you. So please don't pester me with your pity bulls***
    July 6 09:02 PM
  • Relinquished very true, but its not the same here since the spineless users retaliate together with "stop being so mean!"
    July 2 07:59 PM
  • Relinquished i don't care for them either tbh but being a happy grinch cuz christmas imploded doesn't make anyone look good either
    July 2 07:48 PM
  • Judio! Don't worry about it man, I always appreciate constructive criticism. :] In fact your comment made me look over my review again and I definitely noticed some spots that could use touch-ups, so your comment did help! Thanks for the compliments too, and if you ever notice something in one of my reviews you didn't like/think could be better, feel free to tell it to me straight.
    June 26 02:14 AM
  • deathschool Agreed
    June 18 04:27 PM
  • Underflow No, the other one of course!
    June 12 03:13 PM
  • Underflow This guy, haha.
    June 12 01:20 PM
  • Arcade Oh **** just got it Lol
    May 30 11:18 AM
  • Arcade I don't follow
    May 30 11:09 AM
  • Mad. Yo man I reviewed this album, I bet you'd dig it, quite a lot like Gazpacho:
    May 25 06:43 PM
  • Underflow Sorry Gyro :(
    May 24 12:45 PM
  • Wizard It's my second favourite out of their discog. There are so many layers to sift through and I fear no one has given it the proper ear with a good set of headphones.
    May 20 09:22 PM
  • Omaha Hey man, my new avatar is from GoT. Know the scene where Brienne fights a bear? This avatar is lifted from that scene, but with good ol' Joff's head inserted ;]
    May 13 11:59 AM
  • Crymsonblaze you cannot grasp the form of gyromania's post!
    April 25 11:01 AM
  • MisterTornado "also what is your avatar?"
    April 6 02:01 AM
  • Underflow That's awesome, man! Glad to hear it.
    March 29 11:40 AM
  • thelastsignal Changed the intro a bit, edited out the crap, and threw a few sentences in before the meat of the first paragraph. If you get a chance, let me know if it reads better.
    March 26 09:48 AM
  • Underflow Hey man, did you enjoy Tick Tock?
    March 25 09:47 PM
  • thelastsignal Yeah, I'm the same way with several of my favorites; I love introducing people to movies that they otherwise wouldn't have seen. There have been a few misfires on my end (like showing a friend of mine Requiem for a Dream when it was NOT her cup of tea), but it's always fun to do that.
    March 25 08:47 AM
  • thelastsignal Nice, love that one. The book is great as well. Enjoy!
    March 24 11:43 PM
  • thelastsignal Thanks man, appreciate it. What movie, incidentally?
    March 24 11:39 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey Gyro, mind taking a look at my most recent review when you get a chance? No rush, just would love your input, etc. If not, no biggie. Thanks!
    March 24 11:25 PM
  • Underflow Haha. Yeah, I'd say it's at least as good as Blue.
    March 23 11:48 PM
  • Underflow Lol yeah I was getting the same thing earlier on another shoutbox.
    March 23 11:42 PM
  • Underflow Basically you'll want to check Night next, then Tick Tock, then Missa. All three of those excellent.
    March 23 11:36 PM
  • Underflow Oh yeah man! Hejira is incredible! Also yeah, don't let March of Ghosts discourage you. It's their least impressive work from the past six albums by a long shot.
    March 23 11:34 PM
  • Underflow Hey man, if you loved Demon you should check out Night. It's their masterwork.
    March 23 10:45 PM
  • MisterTornado For sure and I've definitely done that, whether it's out of not knowing what to say or sheer laziness. As much as I appreciate little pat's on the back, I'd rather see some effort put in to a response. Generally those kind of responses are from people who also write and review and know the kind of effort it takes to put these things out.
    March 23 08:36 PM
  • MisterTornado Hey, I appreciate the constructive criticism Gyro, even though I don't agree with it. Just the fact that people like you are taking the time to read these reviews and generate a response to them, be it positive or negative, makes the exhausting reviewing process worthwhile. From most of the comments I get on reviews I don't know what to think of their real opinion of the review or the music, going alongside what you said about "the internet lacks tone". Anyway, I appreciate the sincerity Gyro.
    March 23 11:44 AM
  • linguist2011 Thanks man :)
    March 23 05:06 AM
  • Insurrection ok ill try to explain. my edit av thing is glitched, like it cuts off the custom av section and only lets me pick a default one so i asked for an av change and bam it ends up being big. it was even bigger before i had it cropped actually lol
    March 21 01:23 AM
  • Insurrection honestly i don't even know lol
    March 21 01:02 AM
  • CaptainDooRight haha I was gonna say good memory, I'm sure we did somewhere a few times. But maybe you're right tho
    March 20 11:35 PM
  • CaptainDooRight Cheers! Thanks for understanding. I don't think we've ever really talked but you seem like a really chill dude. Glad peeps like you are here.
    March 20 11:20 PM
  • CaptainDooRight And hey Gy I should apologize for talkin trash the other to you about the whole dm thing. I was just being stupid.
    March 20 11:13 PM
  • LambsBread Can you explain what, if anything, is wrong with my last point?
    March 19 10:36 PM
  • oltnabrick
    March 19 04:57 PM
  • LambsBread yup
    March 18 10:53 PM
  • LambsBread The problem is he tries to liken slavery in the past (which was largely an institutional economic structure common throughout the world) to modern day racism and/or sadism. It would be like someone in the future making a movie depicting everyone american as a greedy apathetic scumbag sadist who actively enjoys the troubles of third world workers used to make american goods. Its offensive and deceitful to portray a time/place by its worst psychopaths, even in a s***ty horror movie.
    March 16 04:41 PM
  • LambsBread "i'm sorry, but you don't at all sound like a historian to me. if you are then that's fine, i'm very into history myself, which is why i'm confused as to why you're debating this with me." alright go to hell
    March 16 03:53 PM
  • aok such as?
    March 15 08:48 PM
  • aok sup gyro?
    March 15 08:13 PM
  • LambsBread Im not sure if were arguing for the same point so let me clarify. The type of torture that existed in Tarantino's movie is not at all representative of historical reality because he represents it as being primarily motivated by sadism and not just keeping people in line to do their jobs. They tortured people and I am not justifying this, but it was rare for a slave to ever be tortured for no reason (usually he would have had to revolt, disobey, insult, have affair etc). Sadism was as rare as now
    March 14 08:15 PM
  • LambsBread First of all black slaves hardly ever revolted or disobeyed because slavery was ingrained in their existence at that time, so there was no reason to torture them outside of sadism, which is as rare as it is today. Black US slaves were treated better than most servants/slaves in the rest of the world. Tarantino made a schizophrenic film based on his own ignorance, the democratic party and its backers hyped it. THAT is propaganda.
    March 14 08:11 PM
  • LambsBread "you can't seriously think slave owners weren't worse than that. i'm sorry but they were and that is incontrovertible." No it's not, you have no evidence of this whatever. This isn't a belief. I am a historian. I have studied the time period and read countless primary sources and you rarely, virtually never, ever hear about anything of this nature unless it was during a slave revolt or when a slave had an affair with a white woman. Its all romanticized bulls***.
    March 14 08:08 PM
  • LambsBread "anyone who knows a damn thing about the slave trade in the south should know what to take away from this film and what not to." you might know this, but 99.9% of people who saw the movie don't. The fact that only a tiny minority of knowledgeable observers know this movie isn't depicting reality makes it harmful propaganda that fits right in line with the democratic party's policy of race baiting and blaming the white man for everything while pretending the government is the savior.
    March 13 01:31 PM
  • LambsBread "tarantino's portrayal of it is relatively tame if we're being honest" Its really not. At all. Slave owners were not typically sadists or even racists in the modern sense of the word, they would just hurt slaves if they didn't do their job or rebelled. I'm not justifying this, you just don't seem to understand what happened in Django rarely if ever happened and is presented as common. its a filthy movie made by a demagogue hack director.
    March 13 01:26 PM
  • MisterTornado thanks, it's one of mine as well. haa, that's fine though ~ pick your system and work with it
    March 13 11:42 AM
  • MisterTornado right, it totally is. but rating albums is already incredibly arbitrary anyway, so why not exist outside the norm and create your own rules ("flawed" by said norm or not). no album is perfect, but i like the idea of a 5 being something your only going to come across a few times in a lifetime.
    March 13 09:10 AM
  • MisterTornado nope. my current (hugely flawed) system consists of // 5.0 = beyond the infinite, 4.5 = the infinite, 4.0 = oh wow this is fantastic, 3.5 = hey okay this is pretty cool, 3.0 = well its okay prob a grower maybe, 2.5 = eh this kinda sux, 2.0 = chuggin' terrible, 1.5 = 404_error, 1.0 = liturgy. its as simple as i have yet to reach beyond the infinite. maybe one day i'll find myself refining the system, when i can wrap my mind around 6-7 hours of straight rating tweaking ~
    March 13 08:35 AM
  • LordePots Yeah pretty much, I know the people that will check out my recs are usually the same people every time and they just go look at my lists so there isn't much point it seems unfortunately. And yeah im trying to keep up on 2014 while simultaneously catching up on '13 so its been rough haha.. I hope to have a '13 list up sometime by 2020...
    March 11 03:53 AM
  • LordePots Totally. I wish I had some more drive to review so I could help push some of the albums I know sput would love if they would take their focus off the featured reviews etc for a second but o well. And makes sure to send me any of those said albums that you find get overlooked, I'll make sure to check em!
    March 11 03:47 AM
  • LordePots haha yeah i dunno im not like huge into la dispute or anything but with how much everyone here loves brand new and stuff like that i dont see what the big deal is
    March 11 03:42 AM
  • LordePots mad respect for being one of the few people i can always count on to listen to and appreciate these albums that get overlooked around here. Man 'Crown' is a damn perfect track.
    March 11 03:40 AM
  • Wizard Hahahahaha you've joined my elitist league of extraordinary of metal men! And I should really get on that new Gridlink a few more times. It was amazing after a spin but something tells me I'm going to love it even more!
    March 10 05:44 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Haven't gotten to* oops haha. Well may personal favorite is To Bring You My Love. Maybe go there next? or Rid of Me since its the most like Dry.
    March 9 04:48 PM
  • ArsMoriendi I have gotten to Let England Shake yet. I've only heard her first 6 (which are all amazing on different levels) I'll get to it and White Chalk sometime this year though...
    March 9 04:35 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Also your profile says you like PJ Harvey, which is awesome.
    March 9 03:44 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Yeah, that's okay. If anything it made my list the most popular of the day lol. There's no point arguing with LambsBread though, it gets you nowhere.
    March 9 03:43 PM
  • LordePots TRRRUUUUST ME. and dont be putt off by the first track, its satirical
    March 7 04:32 PM
  • LordePots get on this asap man;
    March 7 04:32 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey man, was wondering if you minded checking out my latest review and giving me feedback on it when you have time. I love your reviews, and am still trying to develop a distinctive voice/style that works for me.
    March 7 02:34 PM
  • Gwyn. Haha good to know dude, always nice to have someone zone in a good position. Oh yea? what happened? What even is it about Mezz anyway I've never really understood the whole thing about it
    March 6 11:39 PM
  • LordePots sweet! and yeah its a little freaky hey haha. sorry u had a tough time tracking it down, i often forget not everyone has a private tracker at their disposal :/
    March 6 08:17 PM
  • Gwyn. Shame to see you give up the contributor spot - You were always one of the more reasonable and respectable individuals in the site, let alone among contribs.
    March 6 03:30 AM
  • Spec What are you doing today? What am I doing? I haven't made any plans yet so I'm having an intensely emotional Sunday.
    March 2 06:50 PM
  • Jacquibim It's better if people are honest so thanks for that, I was aware I was going overboard but I guess I didn't realise just how far lol
    February 28 04:13 PM
  • Jacquibim hey man, I toned down the opening paragraph of my Ulcerate review? Do you think it's any better or..?
    February 28 03:56 PM
  • Lucid i always knew i was never worth it to you
    February 27 03:29 PM
  • Lucid i have whatsapp
    February 26 09:01 PM
  • fish. you gonna try to get it back?
    February 24 12:17 AM
  • LordePots think u might like this gyro. another overlooked 2013 album i love. mostly harp with ambience and some violin with vocals somewhat similar to jenny hval i think
    February 22 06:26 PM
  • fish. what where's your tag :(
    February 22 02:43 PM

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