Matthew D. French

Reviews 54
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 110
News Articles 4
Band Edits + Tags 6
Album Edits 42

Album Ratings 788
Objectivity 60%

Last Active 09-25-15 3:43 pm
Joined 03-25-09

Forum Posts 43
Review Comments 18,711

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  • Jacquibim Hey dude, just wondering how things are on your end after some of the problems you faced a little while ago. I noticed you're posting a lot more, hoping that's a sign of something positive.
    September 8 01:38 AM
  • Asdfp277 Yeah don't worry, I'm very blunt at talking too it's like 80% of my fault too, but my bluntness prevents me from seeing the thread as a bad thing; issues were discussed, and a few arguments were had about the music and art so that's great !!
    September 2 04:12 PM
  • Frippertronics where exactly am i to come at you, matty french?
    August 31 05:50 PM
  • SachikoM Cum on me you ****ing bitch ass pussy
    August 31 05:41 PM
  • Frippertronics flex yr muscles and we'll see
    August 31 05:29 PM
  • Spec (^o^)
    August 28 09:13 PM
  • Static holla holla get the dolla
    August 23 03:42 PM
  • coneren I AGREE!!!
    August 23 02:55 PM
  • coneren AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    August 23 02:47 PM
  • rocketsfall floors me every listen man. you know anything quite like it?
    August 22 09:29 PM
  • rocketsfall good turn on the bright lights rating tho!
    August 22 09:23 PM
  • rocketsfall haha good luck with that. didn't mean to come off as aggressive man.
    August 22 09:20 PM
  • rocketsfall you don't like glassjaw and you need everybody in the world to know it
    August 22 09:16 PM
  • FourthReich Liberal side fiscal policy is very much influenced by the leader of the country and is what i take issue with. Its a sad farce in terms of the incredible amount of models showing the failures of increasing taxes to any bracket, raising ceilings, changing interest rates et cetera. Now thats not to say bush or many republican presidents were not guilty of this. Most office holders align with keynesian policy
    August 16 03:04 AM
  • FourthReich You seem like the stereotypical 20 something obsessed with everything normative. My disdain is entirely economic it has nothing to do with normative side politics.
    August 16 02:59 AM
  • FourthReich Dont be so quick to judge you asshole
    August 16 12:19 AM
  • FourthReich Im an economics majour at uc davis lmfao do you want to call my cell and i could discuss with you in full detail why i think Obama's keynesian tendancies are futhering us into a dead cat bounce??
    August 16 12:19 AM
  • Mongi123 The only ambient albums I really jam religiously are Hammocks stuff and Shadows Of The Sun but yea Hammock is one of my favorites of post rock atm.
    August 9 01:28 PM
  • Mongi123 Damn I'm really loving Hammock a lot lately haha
    August 9 01:26 PM
  • theBoneyKing Wow, that song rules! I'll definitely check out some more of their stuff. It sounds like they're right up my alley.
    August 5 06:57 AM
  • chesse13 Because they are also pretty awesome :] I can only hope they'll grow on you
    August 4 08:25 PM
  • LordePots deal with it
    July 11 05:34 PM
  • BigHans I know what you mean. I basically went a year without posting.
    July 7 11:19 AM
  • BigHans Werent you staff bro?
    July 7 11:07 AM
  • LordePots nig.
    July 5 12:53 AM
  • LordePots nigguh waaaaaat
    July 5 12:43 AM
  • oltnabrick check it out, let me know what you think
    July 4 09:52 PM
  • LivingThrowaway New abr sucked dong... Just like the rest of their discography imo.
    June 30 06:18 PM
  • LordePots get off your period bro there is no reason to be offended by me having heard a bunch of albums i dont like grow up
    June 29 09:13 PM
  • NorthernSkylark hello gyro
    June 11 10:03 AM
  • SowingSeason Great track. Guess I'll have to go in order to "get" his new stuff.
    June 11 07:37 AM
  • Frippertronics hey, i was wondering anything you'd rec that's similar to Pharmakon's stuff. I've been told Yellow Swans and Puce Mary would be some similar groups, but what would you say is best for someone who prefers stuff like Bestial Burden's title track and Abandon's "Ache"?
    June 9 01:37 AM
  • LordePots I liked the one before it better
    June 8 08:27 PM
  • LordePots was just joking :]
    June 7 08:26 PM
  • conesmoke Yeah dude, for real. It was a fun experience being an extra, met a lot of really cool people. Reccomend it :)
    May 20 12:27 AM
  • NorthernSkylark nope it sounds very chill tho. but i'm not really in a post-rock mood atm. i will keep it in mind tho
    May 16 08:14 AM
  • NorthernSkylark your call. anything i might have missed out on
    May 14 07:40 PM
  • NorthernSkylark hello dude. care to rec me something? in need of new jams!
    May 14 07:29 PM
  • AmericnZero02 I always loved that 1-2-3 punch of Confession, Who's Killing Who, and Just Like I remember. Broken Wings is also pretty epic. The basswork on that record is really great. The mix has a really full, bottom heavy feel to it.
    May 11 01:10 PM
  • AmericnZero02 Ahh, the good ol' days of tbt reviews. I was huge on BtD for a while. I'm not as much of a post-hardcore guy these days, but when I do occasionally give Built by Blood a spin it still holds together quite nicely. They recently started playing shows with their original singer again and there's talks of a new record.
    May 11 12:53 PM
  • SowingSeason I'll definitely try it out at some point =) Life's been crazy right now though bro, barely time to do things IRL. My schedule has been work, sleep, wedding plan, repeat. I'm trying to do a Mumford and Sons review atm but if I can't finish it in the next few days I'll request the arcade review or someone else's to be featured. How's everything been going on your end?
    May 4 09:10 AM
  • Faraudo Well, I really liked it, man, like everything they've released before. The thing is, this one is a bit more straight forward, but still with Mew's antics. A bit poppier, yes, but goddamn, this is pop made the right way. And also, Rows is probably one of my favorite Mew songs, along with Clinging to a Bad Dream. Maybe in time, it'll grow.
    April 28 03:36 AM
  • Faraudo Here you go, man. - Plus Minus (2015).rar.html
    April 23 04:50 PM
  • Hep Kat yeah. my mom's friend Arlene is Jerry McDonnell's mom. we listened to the demos at her house last night. i also went to high school with charles bissell's godson, he's a good friend of mine
    April 17 03:57 PM
  • DoctorDoom Yeah, Dirt in the ground is great. That record, for me, is diverse but extremely catchy. Dissonant but somehow still catchy.
    April 5 11:37 AM
  • NorthernSkylark i think so? we have similar taste! try connie converse, timeless stuff. do you have a different rating policy now? i see a lot of 4.5's and 5's
    April 2 07:53 PM
  • OvDeath Well I hope you'll like all of it, despite what you may think of me personally! Let me know when you get around to the whole thing, man.
    April 2 11:06 AM
  • OvDeath dunno if you know but my album is out now so you can 1 it for real this time if you like:
    April 2 10:44 AM
  • theacademy fear and loathing rules so hard
    March 31 09:57 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Actually haven't jammed Bonobo in a while, haha, but I remember loving all three of those albums.
    March 28 01:23 PM
  • hogan900 Thrice is meh to me too, but present godspeed is way too focused on the whole drone thing, that they are making their music just way to long and boorish. Atleast that's what I think.
    March 28 08:31 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hehe, might hit you up after exam season.
    March 28 02:03 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot any idea if "Evolve" is a game worth grabbing?
    March 28 01:07 AM
  • hogan900 Tell me about it dude. Listened to the whole thing three times, and literally was only awake for the last song.
    March 27 05:46 PM
  • Arcade so is new sufjan actually that good
    March 27 03:02 AM
  • klap lol
    March 26 11:33 PM
  • Comatorium. Dude you literally turned off Asunder, Sweet right before the best paaaaart
    March 24 03:39 PM
  • LordePots haha good point. also i disagree about snox. he comes off a lot worse online to a lot of people than he actually is. plus he's got a handicap for being australian. as far as australian males go id say hes one of the least ignorant ive ever had the displeasure of conversing with lol
    March 21 06:59 PM
  • LordePots yeah do it dude, keep an open mind even if u hate the guy.
    March 21 06:15 PM
  • LordePots thats pretty s***ty dude, he put a tonne of work into it and its actually excellent.
    March 21 03:25 PM
  • Relinquished glad u found confidence in something at least, good for u for pressing forward
    March 21 10:52 AM
  • Relinquished dick move 1'ing snorlax's album
    March 19 07:21 PM
  • LordePots why'd u 1 snoxalls new alb dude :/
    March 19 03:29 PM
  • LordePots apology would have been warranted if u hadnt demanded it and been so condescending about it agreed but u were a being big twat and i dont apologize to people who are being twatty. that is the sole reason i didnt apologize, none of that other stuff. trve facts. but agreed on that last bit
    March 11 07:30 PM
  • Hep Kat ur creepy i dun wana play wt u no mor
    March 11 07:14 PM
  • LordePots MC DPD hatin' and masturbatin' since circa 2009
    March 11 07:10 PM
  • Hep Kat lol u trippin kid
    March 11 07:10 PM
  • LordePots hey. serious question: do you have a mental disorder? no judgment here
    March 11 07:07 PM
  • Hep Kat lol wtf
    March 11 07:03 PM
  • RadicalEd Wow the new sufjan is soooo good right? I love the opener. What do you think of the new MM?
    March 7 02:29 PM
  • Artuma thanks but piratebay has a block on here. i'll search a way to go past the block
    March 7 09:23 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot do you need a link to new Sufjan?
    March 7 09:22 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot nm, haven't heard from you in a while
    March 5 12:07 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot man
    March 5 10:29 AM
  • Artuma yeah. thanks
    February 26 07:18 AM
  • Artuma sweet. i'd like to become a good writer too but i'm not very productive
    February 26 07:03 AM
  • Artuma dude are you planning to become a contrib again at some point?
    February 26 06:55 AM
  • oltnabrick i appreciate the honesty, what could be improved?
    February 24 10:26 PM
  • oltnabrick give my music a go, let me know what you think!
    February 24 04:28 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ay check your messages
    February 23 12:38 AM
  • demigod! woah yeah. that's hilarious. i don't feel quite as stupid about my username there now
    February 21 07:23 AM
  • demigod! lmao that's awesome. way better than mine: surrealmatter. gah it's so pretentious and stupid i hate it
    February 21 02:56 AM
  • demigod! hey what's your psn name?
    February 21 02:28 AM
  • Jacquibim It's all good, I'm going to keep writing and doing my best to improve and hope the mods recognise my efforts :)
    February 20 08:22 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks, man. Good to see that you started reviewing again as well.
    February 20 03:43 PM
  • Jom Sounds good, I appreciate you keeping me in the loop!
    February 20 02:56 PM
  • StrangerofSorts thanks man (: glad to see you posting reviews again
    February 20 01:29 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Thanks Matt! Really pleasantly surprised here. As mark says below, hope you get a ghost promotion in the near future man!
    February 20 11:45 AM
  • cryptside Yeah, by all accounts it seems there will be a secondary set of promos due to the fact that they talk specifically about this being the first round. Just me hoping though. :]
    February 20 10:21 AM
  • ComeToDaddy Someone had to fly the flag, might even put something together for Ristorante now that I've got the little tag to get it some attention haha. Thanks man, pretty stoked (:
    February 20 10:11 AM
  • cryptside Thanks man, seriously appreciate it. I'm very happy that it happened, I'm hoping that they just ghost promote you and get it over with.
    February 20 10:06 AM
  • SnakeDelilah yup, they're like brand new with horns
    February 17 10:30 PM
  • SnakeDelilah check foxing
    February 17 09:39 PM
  • AmericanFlagAsh Haha I know I know. It gave me a good laugh exactly for that reason.
    February 16 08:29 PM
  • AmericanFlagAsh This post from you in 2010 on the All Delighted People thread made me laugh: "I'll probably never listen to this, but nice review Kirg" and now you have it at a 5
    February 16 09:57 AM
  • Metalstyles Busy! Busy but increasingly positive. 2014 was pretty rough for me (which is more than a little weird for me to type knowing what hell you went through that year), but I'm slowly getting back on track, finding little things to appreciate and finding more motivation for everything. And how are you man, what's up?
    February 11 08:07 AM
  • Jacquibim I went with my Autechre, Krusseldorf and Ulcerate reviews, the latter has been pretty much completely re-written since you last read it.
    February 6 08:02 PM
  • Arcade why p4k sucks -
    February 6 06:58 PM
  • Ponton I got drunk but why not. Give her another go
    February 6 05:36 AM
  • Trebor. Thanks man. It sure is, I see you've been listening to crash of rhinos and wu lyf and 5d Moon
    February 6 12:34 AM
  • Hurricanslash Ayyyyy, sorry about the whole discussion in your thread.
    February 4 12:50 PM
  • LordePots not enough to feel the need to bring it to your shoutbox, jesus man
    February 4 04:30 AM
  • Jacquibim Will do, any reviews you think I should reference?
    February 3 02:01 PM
  • Mongi123 Awesome but no Floating Away In Every Direction or Kenotic? Those are my two favs so far.
    February 3 12:01 PM
  • Mongi123 I've only heard Raising Your Voice and Kenotic but they're both amazing even though Raising Your Voice does drag at times.
    February 3 11:58 AM
  • Mongi123 Ok and also checked out Kenotic for the first time. Blown away and it may be a 5 soon haha
    February 3 11:56 AM
  • Mongi123 Hey bro check out my latest rev. I think you'd love them.
    February 2 11:44 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'm glad you think I have a chance haha, there's so many applicants this year and Jom said they'd up the stakes for the position. But they cut 15 people so that might mean they're gonna let like 5 users be promoted
    February 2 06:40 PM
  • Gameofmetal That means a lot man, thank you. And yeah I'd agree with all your other choices.
    February 2 02:20 PM
  • Gameofmetal Do you really think that? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't get it, but thelastsignal has convinced me to throw in my hat just because.
    February 2 01:59 PM
  • Deviant. Glad I could help, and nice buy. Marley's a freaking gem. There's a Jamaican "rasta' styled pair, and I swear to god the volume gets louder whenever I jam some reggae haha
    February 2 05:04 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Cool thanks a lot. I'm guessing they promote only a few people per year, Oranges and Johnny will almost certainly get it and maybe Scuro or gameofmetal.
    January 31 02:53 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'm still waiting for the news article and will probably apply but idk what my chances will be, especially against some of the other applicants but we'll see. Do you remember the process being very stressful or difficult to get the position?
    January 31 02:35 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Did you used to be a contributor?
    January 31 01:58 PM
  • Hyperion1001 haha well im glad you found something to like about it, tbh uviol is my favorite track too and one of my favorite Ae tracks in general. it reminds me of being in a quiet industrial environment with lots of steel and glass at very sharp angles all around me with snow glently falling from the sky. its a very evocative track.
    January 30 04:29 PM
  • IntriguingSergei Haha, very true; I'm sure I'd already know! :P That's actually very interesting, if unsurprising - this site does work a lot from prejudice. To be honest, I wouldn't say that Sergei circumvents perceptions of my main account - it's more of a means to write some pretty silly experiments and see what people think without any context (which, I suppose, is similar...)
    January 30 11:37 AM
  • cryptside I don't think we are friends on fb, and of course I am at work where I have horrible reception on my phone and no access to fb on my work comp. Let me try to find on fb though.
    January 30 10:31 AM
  • cryptside Don't know if any of this is helping you lol.
    January 30 10:28 AM
  • cryptside who didn't seem to care if he lived or died the last six months of his life. He was my best friend, and that was rough. As hard as it is right now for you, I know that that only way I survived was by doing my best to lean on people that wanted to be around me even with everything going on.
    January 30 10:27 AM
  • cryptside The truth was that even though my family went through the roughest time I have ever personally gone through, the only thing that healed me or my brother and mom was the time that it took for things to right themselves. When my mom gave up on her life, I did the best I could to take care of her still. But (as you well know), I couldn't help someone see a light that they refused to see. No matter what I did, how hard I tried, it didn't seem to matter. And even before that, I dealt with my father
    January 30 10:18 AM
  • cryptside You have to try to resolve some of the guilt and depression that you're feeling. I took the weight of the world on my shoulders, and I lived with that for a long time. I let myself believe that no matter what I do in my life, it will be overshadowed by my failure to keep my family whole. (cont.)
    January 30 10:15 AM
  • cryptside When you take on a certain responsibility with your family, and they allow you to do that, then you just feel like you are the one that fails them time after time. The truth is a little more harsh than that, even though it's harder to see through the veil of depression. As difficult as things are for you right now, (cont.)
    January 30 10:13 AM
  • cryptside No man, I totally get it. Crippling is the right word for depression, and it truly felt like no one understood. I spent a lot of my time escaping reality after my dad passed. I was so involved with my family, and it was easy to blame myself for when things went wrong because I was the one that took care of everything. (cont)
    January 30 10:12 AM
  • cryptside Hey buddy, doing well. Work is good, personal life is good. There was a time when all of that was a mess, so I can't complain at all. How are you doing, dude? Everything good?
    January 30 08:40 AM
  • Hyperion1001 its 100% totally cool if you dont like it, there is no stipulation that anyone has to like anything. i just like defending my point of view because it gives me a chance to really digest my own perspective, which is what i consider "fun" lol.
    January 30 08:32 AM
  • Hyperion1001 haha i didnt think you were attacking at all man. on the contrary, i love having discussions like that, not only because it helps strengthen my perspective because i have to really think about why i enjoy something, but in the end it might mean that someone else gets to enjoy something in the same way that i enjoy it, which is one of my favorite things. i tried my best to not come off as snarky too so it it did i apologize, but i much prefer an even discussion and discourse.
    January 30 08:30 AM
  • NorthernSkylark i've only heard those two and swoon and it was alright. but steve mcqueen is where it's at, so no shame in only having heard that one :]
    January 28 12:01 PM
  • NorthernSkylark yes, prefab sprout is so cool. have you heard their new album, it had some cool tunes too!
    January 28 11:51 AM
  • Mongi123 I always see people saying "omg best album ever written!" and crap like that and I'm just like "What how?" lol
    January 28 11:43 AM
  • Mongi123 And idk man Aeroplane isn't bad but I just don't get it. The lyrics are superb and everything but the vocals are bad and the music isn't anything that interesting to me haha
    January 28 11:38 AM
  • Mongi123 Ahh ok you only have DE rated so just wondering. WP is ****ing amazing and the one after DE is Koi No Yokan.
    January 28 11:37 AM
  • Mongi123 Also you ever listen to White Pony? Deftones?
    January 28 11:33 AM
  • Mongi123 Yea there's certain albums I'd like to go back to now too since my opinion always changes as well. That's the beauty of music. Sadly though my opinion of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea hasn't changed after countless listens haha
    January 28 11:26 AM
  • Mongi123 Glad you came around to loving Judgment dude!
    January 28 11:13 AM
  • Mongi123 I plan to man she's so amazing
    January 28 10:51 AM
  • Mongi123 Liking those Bjork ratings bud. I've gotta hear more of her work I've only heard Homogenic and Vespertine.
    January 26 12:25 PM
  • Deviant. A little drop in price will net you these bad boys: and they're absurdly underpriced. Or for a cool $100 more than you're thinking you could net yourself some Sony Prestige's, which I've heard good things about. At the moment I'm rocking these: but without bluetooth
    January 26 04:48 AM
  • Deviant. A mate of mine has those headphones and they're pretty good, though a little bit overpriced. I always feel like you never get the best clarity of sound with noise cancelling headphones, it's like they're sacrificing fidelity by limiting its output spectrum. Which is odd, because they're designed with DJ'ing in mind
    January 26 04:46 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey dude hmu later
    January 24 03:39 PM
  • Rowan5215 Sup Gyro. I read your list a while back and it was incredibly moving but I didn't have any money to donate at the time. Now I do so if the option's still there I'd love to donate some of what I have. Also since I'm leaving sputnik, hit me up with your fb profile if you like, I wouldn't mind chatting with you in the future. Peace man
    January 15 03:02 AM
  • cryptside Hell yeah man, that was an album that I discovered recently and fell in love with.
    January 14 06:40 PM
  • Hovse sup beautiful
    January 13 10:04 PM
  • cryptside Hey man, what's up? How are things?
    January 9 07:18 PM
  • Arcade i've heard 'The Party Line' and 'Nobody's Empire' and they were both fairly average. i guess that they're not the same band they once were but the new stuff is starting to sound like Dear Catastrophe Waitress castoffs. I'm seeing them live in a month so I'll give the album a chance but hopes aren't high :/
    January 6 08:32 PM
  • Mongi123 Same here man it's always changing. And Thin Air as well as A Simple Mistake and Hindsight are amazing. On the surface Judgement may not seem like much but if you listen harder, it's depression in a nutshell. I've never heard another album that portrayed it more realistically.
    January 6 12:28 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ayy
    January 6 12:10 PM
  • Arcade it's a relief to hear man :) you keen for the new Belle
    January 5 07:45 AM
  • Mongi123 Nice WHBWH rating. Definitely the perfect album for you right now. I personally prefer Judgement though.
    January 4 10:00 PM
  • ComeToDaddy hey Gyro, it's been on the backburner for a long time but I finally got around to that Samurai Champloo - Departure review that we talked about a couple of months back, would love if you'd swing by and give some feedback. Hope everything's well on your end
    January 1 04:17 AM
  • Jacquibim Yeah, had a good Christmas, lots of running around but I enjoyed myself
    December 31 07:23 AM
  • Arcade probs the thousandth dude to ask, but how you been holding up?
    December 30 08:30 AM
  • Jacquibim I see you've been posting a tad more, hope everything's going alright on your end :)
    December 29 04:17 AM
  • Mongi123 Haha ok I'll check them later
    December 28 12:14 PM
  • Mongi123 Nah not at all dude haha enjoy then you love anything else in my list of 5s then hit me up I'm always down to talk about them!
    December 28 12:10 PM
  • Mongi123 So are you just going through my 5s or something? haha
    December 28 12:05 PM
  • Mongi123 It's not even that it's nostalgic for me. It just accomplishes what it's supposed to do with substance and intelligence: View drug addiction from all sides of it. The user, the drug itself, family and the judgement side of it like The Outsider.
    December 28 12:04 PM
  • Mongi123 Yo enjoy the ****ing journey dude it's nearly as good as TDDB for me. Also nice rating for 13th Step. Yet another album i think is a masterpiece.
    December 28 11:56 AM
  • Mongi123 Well Jane doe is awesome haha but Alcest is so underrated omg
    December 28 11:49 AM
  • Mongi123 Cool man yea Ecallies is thoroughly amazing it's kinda a shame people don't really wanna talk about Alcest on here. I wanna listen to his debut today actually still haven't heard it.
    December 28 11:42 AM
  • Mongi123 Oh you don't have them rated so just asking. I think it's really good but doesn't beat Ecallies. One of my fav albums of all time. What you think of Voyages? The first two tracks on it are perfect.
    December 28 11:36 AM
  • Mongi123 Yo you ever jam Alcest?
    December 28 11:33 AM
  • RadicalEd I' happy to hear that, really needs some love. I wonder if I ever will hear it in one session =D. Cheer's
    December 27 07:35 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot good man, message me
    December 26 10:59 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot sup man, have a good xmas?
    December 26 10:19 PM
  • Rowan5215 Honestly of all bands, Hammock are the ones to have that kind of effect. Few bands make music as stunningly beautiful as they do and yes the title track especially is a masterpiece. Nothing to be embarrassed by! And likewise I listened to Oblivion Hymns, I'd have to say it's probably my least favourite of their LPs but when you're talking about Hammock that's still some fantastic music. It just seemed a little bit... dry, compared to the others. But I Could Hear the Water is an all-time greatest
    December 23 07:22 PM
  • Rowan5215 also I'm listening to Oblivion Hymns later today
    December 20 11:06 PM
  • Rowan5215 yo man I can't remember whether you said you'd heard Maybe They Will Sing For Us by Hammock yet or not, but I'm listening to it now and realising it really is an overlooked black sheep in their discography. It's so much calmer than Kenotic, Raising Your Voice or Departure Songs yet somehow more meaty and fulfilling than the Sleepover Series. The closest it's to is Chasing after Shadows but they're still very different beasts, anyway I definitely recommend a listen. Title track is immense
    December 20 11:05 PM
  • 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
  • cryptside 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

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