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Alex Trinkner
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Last Active 08-22-14 3:51 pm
Joined 06-02-09

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  • TooLateToGoBack You should give the new Fit For A King album a listen, if you haven't already.
    October 14 04:22 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You still around, man?
    September 19 10:37 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hey man, haven't quit sifted through all your comments yet (at work right now) but I love what you've pointed out so far... I'll check the rest later and do some editing. Thanks
    August 19 05:16 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Lol no pressure at all man, I appreciate the help
    August 19 07:36 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot ... :)
    August 18 10:22 PM
  • Calc I'm gonna ask that one of our reviews be featured tomorrow before I go to work.
    August 18 09:31 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot but for real, you probably singlehandedly got me into mewithoutyou so props for that. Anyway, I guess my last couple reviews, but also my Newfound Interest review as I feel it's a band you'd dig
    August 16 03:47 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey man, bit of a fan of your revs and was wondering if you could give me some input
    August 15 10:32 PM
  • Atari how u been man?
    August 13 02:43 PM
  • Atari People sure are being dickish in that trophy scars thread :/
    April 26 03:28 PM
  • Atari No worries man! I noticed people were mentioning u should proofread so just figured I'd give u some advice based on personal experience
    April 25 09:48 PM
  • LightspeedJack Hey man really enjoy your reviews on here. I'm trying to do some interviews with music critics and bloggers for my degree dissertation, I was wondering if you would be able to help me by answering a few questions? My email is jackridsdale@live.com Would be awesome if you could help out. Cheers.
    April 9 03:31 PM
  • ABjordanMM Agreed. That song has one of my favorite music moments. I just wish they would make a new record :/
    February 22 03:58 PM
  • ABjordanMM Can we just sit and recognize how perfect of an album come now sleep is?
    February 21 01:26 AM
  • ABjordanMM Lol oh it's not problem. Well deserving man! One of my favorite reviewers.
    February 19 09:47 PM
  • SadAndHolyGlow No problem, man. Keep doing what you do.
    February 14 01:04 AM
  • SadAndHolyGlow Congrats on the contrib spot, man! You're one of my favorite reviewers.
    February 13 06:22 PM
  • Omaha congrats for the promotion, dude! i brought up your name a couple times =]
    February 11 01:08 PM
  • Crysis Congrats on the promotion!
    February 11 10:24 AM
  • Ecnalzen Hey guy. Sorry we kind of ruined your thread for your My Epic review, lol. We are actually talking about the album now if you want to join!
    December 16 06:58 PM
  • fractured I remember you are in Wisco, you going to see Foals in Madison?
    June 20 10:11 AM
  • c0ffee There are two new Brother, Sister pressings on Burnt Toast Vinyl. Figured you might be interested. About 15 left in each color.
    June 12 04:19 PM
  • Atari why'd you quit the other website? lol . the requirements are a minimum of 3 posts a month (but it's not as bad as it sounds doesn't have to be just reviews....news posts/song streams, etc count too) feel free to go take a look at the site and make sure you like it. (we're still working on the layout so sorry if it looks disorganized up top). but yeah if you're interested i'll just need your email address ;)
    May 21 02:25 PM
  • Atari i see ipod already gave you a link and i know you already write for at least 2 sites lol but just an fyi we'd love to have you ;)
    May 20 02:38 PM
  • NocteDominum http://meltingalbumreviews.com/join-our-team/
    May 17 10:55 PM
  • ABjordanMM No biggie. It's like pop punk/alt rock. Atari did a review on it if you wanna check that out.
    May 17 04:26 PM
  • Mad. Hey, remember that Head Like a Hole album from the review game? They've released it now on Spotify and it's pretty similar to that Super Snake album you reviewed, you'd probably like it... heck, you might even want to review it... ;)
    April 14 01:23 PM
  • ABjordanMM Hey dude the band I was in released an album. Would mean a lot if you gave it a listen.www.sirensmusic.bandcamp.com/album/2011-2012
    April 11 03:34 PM
  • Atari Lol no worries man
    April 7 11:10 PM
  • klap nah you're a user post whatever you want. unless it's the other site that's doing the frowning
    April 7 01:01 PM
  • klap probs not really busy this week : ( you should give it a shot. i'm between a 3 and a 3.5 with it
    April 6 02:23 AM
  • Atari nah i wrote a review for senses fail's renacer instead if you want to check it out
    March 26 04:39 PM
  • Atari well i guess i'll wait but was it a good review like you enjoyed the album?
    March 26 12:20 PM
  • Atari well what's the name of the site cause i want to read it lol
    March 26 12:06 PM
  • Atari why would you not post your review for the story so far weirdo lol
    March 26 12:02 PM
  • Iluvatar its coming never said it would be soon
    March 26 03:33 AM
  • Atari Well u said it wasn't meant as an insult to my review so I took your word for it.
    March 19 11:10 PM
  • Atari It's a free country man it's not like we can't review the same album ;) (we did with Silverstein) but thanks again
    March 19 11:06 PM
  • Atari Lol you're too kind. Nah I don't think so go for it man there are some other new releases I have in mind now like the new senses fail and the story so far
    March 19 11:00 PM
  • Omaha Yeah I think a 2 is more fair.
    March 12 09:18 PM
  • Omaha I haven't ever written an exceedingly scathing review for that fact alone. But yeah, I'd recommend condensing what you have and then adding a couple new ideas to it.
    March 12 06:02 PM
  • Omaha Hey man, I don't want you to think the review was awful. I just have high standards for you, since you've been churning out some great stuff lately. The review can be kept - I would just definitely do a bit of revisions. It sounds like you have a good grasp of what should be fixed about it, so I'd definitely say to work with what you're now noticing and see if you can make it work better. Part of it is that when you give an album a 1.5, you have to have some solid backing for it. It's tough, man
    March 12 06:00 PM
  • Atari jom is just blunt like that and probably wants to help you become a better writer (maybe contrib). but honestly a grammar error or 2 isn't a big deal, it's the content of the review itself that counts and your reviews are always well-written
    March 8 04:28 PM
  • Atari dude you're being too hard on yourself lol. i think you're a beter writer than me those were just honest mistakes :)
    March 8 04:20 PM
  • Atari i haven't heard la dispute yet haha. but yeah something about make do and mend definitely reminds me of balance and composure. not just the vocals but the lyrics too. glad you like them man : ) you might like their second album even better if you're looking for something more chill
    March 7 08:29 PM
  • Atari listen to transparent seas too that's one of my favorite tracks besides ghostal.
    March 7 05:40 PM
  • MichaelSnoxall Go for it, man.
    March 4 09:12 PM
  • Mad. Can't wait. Believe me, you got a better deal than me.
    March 4 03:06 AM
  • Mad. How's that review coming along?
    March 3 04:15 PM
  • Omaha Tell you what - if I don't end up covering it, I'll do what I can to get yours featured. I'm 90% sure I'll have it done in the next few days, though.
    March 2 12:07 AM
  • Atari Well like I've said before I think u have a pretty good chance. And if jom was annoyed with u asking for features he'd say something. He doesn't exactly beat it around the bush lol
    March 1 11:33 PM
  • Atari (continued form last post) 2 features on the front page from the same user before. you're obviously doing something right i had just like giving you a hard time every once in a while ;)
    March 1 04:04 PM
  • Atari dude noooooo lol. no need to take a break from new releases i was honestly just kidding. besides you got complimented by klap (who's staff) saying new reviews from you make me happy. just keep doing what you're doing you're doing great you'll surely get a promotion it's just a matter of "when". Lol i've seen people say the selling out for feature thing before as a joke but i wouldn't have said it if i thought it would discourage you. why not ask your new review for a feature? I've seen 2 feature
    March 1 04:03 PM
  • Atari i was just giving you a hard time because it seems like you hope for a feature with every review you write lol...i wasn't saying they aren't feature worthy though...cause they are!
    March 1 02:17 PM
  • Calc 100% sure and you're very welcome
    March 1 12:38 AM
  • Atari well i'm retarded so if i make a last fm. account again you might have to explain how to do that lol
    February 28 06:56 PM
  • Atari definitely check out blue skies and end is forever later if you liked anywhere but here. that's the last i'll bug you about them lol
    February 28 06:49 PM
  • Atari ah you moved on to blink-182 : (
    February 28 06:48 PM
  • Atari well the funny thing is the singer (kris roe) doesn't even swear in so long, astoria. but yeah i know what you mean lol dude i can see your recent tracks you're telling the truth!!! i wish they did that with spotify tracks not just last.fm.
    February 28 06:48 PM
  • Atari glad you listened to the ataris : ) my favorite pop punk band as a teenager!
    February 28 06:45 PM
  • Mad. Balls. I'm looking for a stream now.
    February 28 01:58 PM
  • Mad. I heard it on the music section of one of the video screen things on a plane... apparently you have a last.fm account? It has all your recent tracks etc. right here
    February 28 03:06 AM
  • Mad. You're still able to listen when you get home right?
    February 27 01:37 PM
  • Mad. Sorry man don't know one, they're pretty darn obscure :\
    February 26 05:22 PM
  • Mad. 'tis on last FM here: http://www.last.fm/music/Head Like a Hole/Blood Will Out
    February 26 03:54 PM
  • Eclecticist I'm sorry she hasn't replied yet. She's waiting on our Chief Editor to review your application. He's been extremely busy lately but she has assured me she will respond to your email within the next few days.
    February 25 10:23 PM
  • Atari yeah but you've been mad consistent lately. I actually used to review like every day lol. anyways keep it up and maybe we'll both get picked next time!!!
    February 25 02:54 PM
  • Atari sorry you didn't get contrib bro i def think you deserved it there was a lot of stiff competition : (
    February 25 02:38 PM
  • Eclecticist No problem!
    February 22 01:13 PM
  • Eclecticist Email: lara@thealtreview.net (the owner of TAR). In your email, a) introduce yourself, b) mention that you were recommended by me (Joshua Hummel), c) tell a little about yourself, d) include some URL's of what you think are your best reviews, and lastly e) say why it is that you review albums and what it is you seek to gain by becoming a part of TAR's staff writing team.
    February 21 10:23 PM
  • Eclecticist Awesome. The only mandatory aspect of being Staff with TAR is that you must write a minimum of two reviews per month. However, if you feel as though you would like to contribute more, you are welcome to write additional reviews on-top of the ordinary two. You are also welcome to contribute music news, concert reviews, and interviews with artists.
    February 21 06:17 PM
  • Eclecticist Hey man I read a few of your reviews including your latest on the new HRVRD. I was moderately impressed by your writing and was wondering if you would be interested in a staff writer's position with The Alternative Review?
    February 21 01:59 PM
  • loveisamixtape you read me like a book hahaha, yeah i was. what about you?
    February 20 04:09 PM
  • NinthVenom Thanks for the feedback! Also love your reviews!
    February 11 11:23 PM
  • Atari i could care less if you want to keep that summary lol ;)
    February 11 04:44 PM
  • Thuckabe Never mind, I'll read your review. Cheers.
    February 9 11:59 AM
  • Thuckabe I'll give it another go though. Open mind, open heart. We'll see what happens. I'm assuming you enjoyed it? Give me some highlights, if you please.
    February 9 11:57 AM
  • Thuckabe Oh, I have my reasons. First off, I almost didn't listen to it. I could never get into Emery because of Shelton's voice and lyrics, they never appealed to me. His vocals always seemed silly and forced, his lyrics are so desperate that they come across clunky and unnatural. The music in the album really hit some strings of what I attribute to adult contemporary music, almost like something I'd expect at a battle-of-the-bands at a bar in Lincoln, Nebraska. I tried it, maybe I shouldn't have.
    February 9 11:56 AM
  • Atari Right on it will be cool having another opinion of the album even though I love it everybody is entitled to their opinion. Oh congrats on the feature by the way;)
    February 6 11:30 AM
  • ABjordanMM Haha oops. Dumb phone. Sorry.
    January 27 01:11 AM
  • ABjordanMM Awesome dude. Glad you like it. Love to see him get a little more attention .
    January 27 01:10 AM
  • ABjordanMM Awesome dude. Glad you like it. Love to see him get a little more attention .
    January 27 01:09 AM
  • ABjordanMM Would you be willing to write a review for my friends EP he recently released? He has like a folk/indie rock sound. I'm asking you cause you seem to have good taste and I respect you as a writer. I really enjoy this. let me know.http://bradatkin.bandcamp.com/
    December 25 11:06 PM
  • Cygnatti check this band out bro, these guys are easily comparable to From Indian Lakes. http://scanthesky.bandcamp.com/
    December 9 07:43 PM
  • OnlyAnchors id say based off of your ratings, you would enjoy crash of rhinos-distal and frameworks-everyday is the same the most. haha idk why, but i went completely overboard with recs on your list
    March 30 11:18 AM
  • OnlyAnchors hey dude did you check out any of my recs?
    March 25 12:27 AM
  • NeutralThunder12 i always found o porcupine overrated (but still awesome) compared to other songs on Brother Sister. My faves are In a Sweater Poorly Knit, January 1979, C-Minor, Nice and Blue, Silencer, and The Fox the Crow and the Cookie
    July 7 11:15 AM
  • NeutralThunder12 you wanna know something funny? Its all Crazy is my least fave, some songs just suck, and I have other reasons, and despite how obnoxious Fig with a Bellyache, sometimes I enjoy it's stupidity. Whats your favorite mewithoutYou song?
    July 7 11:08 AM
  • NeutralThunder12 mewithoutYou is absolutely orgasmic. Un****ingbelievable. wow. ****ing best band ever.
    July 6 11:01 PM
  • BurningApollo oh nice. Have never heard of it but now i have a general vacinity.
    April 19 11:33 AM
  • BurningApollo Wausau. Where is Kimberly?
    April 13 10:57 PM
  • BurningApollo Wiscompton pride. Where you from?
    April 12 11:15 AM
  • heyadam i will do man. I'll check it out rigght now
    April 10 05:32 PM
  • tiesthatbind About 4-5 days ago.
    April 10 11:38 AM
  • heyadam check out the new review, just finished it. Its long but I think I did alright
    April 10 01:39 AM
  • Spec Just had two I wanted to get up there fast haha wont happen again
    April 10 12:14 AM
  • Spec My bad, wasn't trying to bump you off the main page, honest!
    April 9 11:51 PM
  • heyadam well I have a mac and that complicates things haha. Isohunt was perfect for me and now its just awful, its quite depressing
    April 7 07:40 PM
  • heyadam haha good call man. I was thinking about just downloading an album I haven't heard yet and going from there. BTW do you know of any good torrent sites other than isohunt because isohunt blows now since they've been sued by Canada.
    April 7 07:08 PM
  • heyadam I'm thinking about doing a Counting Crows review next. I'm not completely sure though
    April 7 06:56 PM
  • heyadam Dude it doesn't at all haha, I still don't even understand some of the things that piss of sputnikers. Some of the stuff that people get pissed at just doesn't matter to me
    April 7 10:17 AM
  • Obfuscation24 Yeah man, ISSWS definitely helped the attention they deserve, its actually what got me into them, although their older albums are just as good.
    April 5 09:29 PM
  • Obfuscation24 Hahah thats hilarious now that everyone is jizzing themselves over it lol.
    April 5 07:30 PM
  • Obfuscation24 Thanks man, you a big Emery fan too?
    April 5 12:12 AM
  • scissorlocked hey,I noticed that youre a mewithoutyou fan,and I was wondering which is their best album to start digging??
    April 4 09:10 PM
  • heyadam nah Man haha, it really isn't if you don't notice small things. I am too and I listen to a lot of Christian and secular music, plus I saw the shout out a few below mine about TobyMac...whom after Diverse City I gave up on because it got to poppy for me.
    April 4 03:46 PM
  • heyadam I was wondering if you were a Christian because you seem to listen to a lot of good Christian music, as well as a lot of others of course lol. There doesn't seem to be that many openly Christian users on sputnik....it kind of saddens me:/
    April 4 01:31 PM
  • heyadam you seem to like a lot of the same music as I do lol thats sweet
    April 3 04:37 PM
  • tiesthatbanned Yeah, hopefully I can manage to get out earlier than that, but we'll see.
    April 3 03:36 PM
  • tiesthatbanned Yeah, it's Portable Sounds, and it's gonna be a very solid 3.5.
    April 3 03:30 PM
  • tiesthatbanned Yeah I thought it would be nice to try a different type of review, a different genre than the mainstream rock I normally review. Plus, even though I don't listen to most of the Christian stuff I grew up on I still like TobyMac.
    April 3 03:24 PM
  • Knott- question for you; why don't you like maybeshewill's 2009 album?
    November 12 09:14 AM
  • SiegHeil Why would I be?
    September 23 10:34 PM
  • SiegHeil I don't care if you believe what I do or not. That's a personal decision. And as long as you are pure my beef's not with you.
    September 23 10:25 PM
  • SiegHeil You got a problem with that?
    September 23 10:20 PM
  • Lunarfall shoutbox moar liek sputnik stalkingha hah
    September 5 01:11 AM
  • Waior jake's gotta go
    August 16 05:27 PM
  • Titan50 SUP, OMG CAPS
    August 15 12:02 PM

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