HolidayKirk
Ben Thornburgh
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Reviews 119
Soundoffs 15
Album Ratings 170
Objectivity 65%

Last Active 09-30-14 2:00 pm
Joined 12-03-09

Forum Posts 93
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  • Futures I know you're huge on britpop right? You might want to check Gerard Way- Hesitant Alien. Really pleasant surprise.
    October 3 08:07 PM
  • aok listened to ok computer on the way to work today and it's all your fault. i hope you can live with yourself
    September 10 08:39 AM
  • ChoccyPhilly Hey, how did you find Beautiful World?
    September 2 01:23 PM
  • undertakerpt Hello I heard you liked my steely dan review, please check out my limp bizkit review :)
    August 23 04:05 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Cheers
    August 21 05:27 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Ok will do. Last question: when you mentioned a glimmer of voice... Perseverance, could you elaborate on what you meant?
    August 21 05:19 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Thanks for the pointers, definitely woildnt have thought of those things. As for the first-person thing, should I put it in brackets, or cut it out, or..?
    August 21 03:01 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Hey man, would you mind skimming my latest review and offering any input?
    August 20 02:50 PM
  • aok http://m.pitchfork.com/news/55866-radiohead-rehearsing-recording-in-september/ . good looks amirite?
    July 12 02:56 PM
  • Arcade first person I've Added on sputnik howsabout that?
    May 22 08:58 PM
  • Arcade i'm the guy who just sent you a friend request if you're wondering lol
    May 21 10:46 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy you got a cute butt
    May 2 07:01 PM
  • PurpleBottle now i've got you in my space - i'm latching onto you
    April 20 01:39 AM
  • LordePots haha thats cool. honestly i think it blows the 20/20 experiences out of the water for 2013 pop aoty
    April 18 06:15 PM
  • LordePots but "i sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker!!"
    April 18 12:56 PM
  • LordePots haha word, i was just wondering because of your blur plays and britpop pie slice. i'm not generally into too much pop unless its eastern but that new beyonce album is probably the best american pop ive ever heard. what do you think of it?
    April 17 07:22 PM
  • LordePots tricky and massive attack too. our hip hop tastes may not be too similar but mezzanine is my favourite album so we can bro out over that any day haha. are you british?
    April 17 07:16 PM
  • LordePots dude its all good i was just being a **** and trying to get a rise out of ya, internet beef is a joke. we were most likely both in the wrong in that argument anyways, but hey, i respect your consciousness, shows more maturity than i've probably developed in my years so hats off to you bud lets find some common ground!
    April 17 07:09 PM
  • fromtheinside i initially wanted to start off by saying what a rockin name, but no matter how i phrased that, it sounded weird. but here that goes anyway! ;) rock on tho dude
    April 7 03:29 AM
  • fromtheinside you have some good taste in music
    April 7 02:10 AM
  • Guzzo10 Dude, its crazy that you post that, because I have been singing, "Homicide, homicide, pray that it don't be a homicide" in my head the past three days straight. I was going to post the same thing on your shoutbox essentially. Definitely top-5 at least. Everything about that song is good.
    April 5 12:35 AM
  • Mort. The Streets were pretty influential and significant enough to warrant inclusion (a grand don't come for free, or original pirate material), Pendulum were pretty significant about 9 years ago when Hold Your Colour came out and it was pretty well received and well known. (theyre aussies but they were based in UK for all of their career so id count them). Theyre the only ones that spring to mind immediately. Up to you though, but anyway im enjoying going through the series, good work.
    April 2 07:03 PM
  • Mort. sup man, your guide to british music reviews are pretty interesting, whats your criteria for an album being significant enough to be part of the series?
    April 2 05:15 PM
  • SharkTooth You're welcome
    March 24 04:19 PM
  • Futures Yep that is one of my all time favorite albums. I have only heard The Bends, Kid A and Ok Computer. I prefer the more rock Radiohead to the Kid A electronic stuff. Can't wait to listen to the rest of their albums.
    February 28 02:00 AM
  • Futures I came in listening not expecting a lot because the previous day I listened to Kid A for the first time. I honestly think it is better than Kid A now. Radiohead are an incredible band.
    February 27 09:00 PM
  • Futures Listening to The Bends for the first time tonight and I read your review as I was listening. Best review I have ever read honestly. You are a fantastic writer man.
    February 27 01:01 AM
  • YourDarkAffected congrats dude!
    February 11 07:49 PM
  • FromDaHood Congrats on the promotion. I don't read reviews very often but I do think your Chance one is pretty great
    February 11 01:28 PM
  • Omaha it's possible that nobody deserves the contrib. position more than you, bud
    February 11 01:09 PM
  • Crysis Congrats on the promotion!
    February 11 10:24 AM
  • oltnabrick just found your youtube page (via the Young Thug - Danny Glover video). im dying at the Gunplay video XD
    January 23 01:53 AM
  • oltnabrick ye, you edited it so i didn't want to look like an asshole lol
    December 14 03:05 PM
  • tommygun will check!
    November 10 05:57 PM
  • tommygun man i am a big fan of your work, just catchin up on some of your older reviews now and they're a pleasure to read. your piece on high violet is really something
    November 10 05:31 AM
  • osmark86 agreed, Dizzy Miss Lizzy is appalling but it's a Larry Williams song. Only added Act Naturally (also non-Beatles) to the mix because, well, **** that song. :P
    November 7 03:07 AM
  • Guzzo10 Seems like you might have the same thoughts on MMLP2 that I did. You should check out my review man
    November 1 09:52 PM
  • SowingSeason Thanks for the kind shout. I don't review nearly as much as I used to (which is why I asked Jeremy to make me emeritus) but I'm sure I'll still make occasional contributions. How is everything going?
    October 12 10:20 PM
  • Crawl You should've reviewed Disintegration in your Brittish music guide. Great reviews, anyway
    October 5 11:45 AM
  • wacknizzle Yeah I read it just forgot to drop a comment, there's one there now
    September 23 06:44 PM
  • DecayingMajesty Awesome radio head review dude
    September 20 02:47 PM
  • Guzzo10 What's your take on Stranger Than Fiction? I think Luca Brasi Story is better for sure. I feel like on Stranger Tan Fiction he was just trying to showcase his variety of technical skill. Jw
    September 11 02:38 PM
  • jtswope Btw your 2 recent tracks The Bends and Planet Telex made me happy.
    September 11 01:18 AM
  • jtswope I did many years ago when my friend played it in his car once. It was awful and I just came across a few songs from it the other day. So yeah I've heard enough to give it a rating.
    September 11 01:17 AM
  • hogan900 It's nice to see someone like you on this site, read a few of your reviews and I can say your a great writer too. Getting a little tired of seeing a lot of cynical people, but at least there's still some that write with feeling. Thank you.
    September 8 07:36 PM
  • Omaha that's an intelligent way of seeing it, and i know exactly what you mean. cheers, and keep up the good work
    September 3 01:45 AM
  • Eloriaz Nice! I'm looking forward then =]
    September 2 07:32 PM
  • Eloriaz Yeah I'm a huge fan! But I understand your surprise because Jaxx fans are kind of a rare breed on Sputnik ;P
    September 2 06:32 PM
  • jtswope Not asking for pity. Just patience ;)
    September 2 03:20 PM
  • jtswope Yeah I'm in Los Angeles for the next four months so my reviews will be sparse for now :(
    September 2 02:11 PM
  • Omaha Yes, your most recent review read very carefully and naturally. I've noticed that you sometimes seem to write to grab the reader's attention as quickly as possible, which is a great style when done well-- and I did enjoy when you wrote that way. But you also do the encyclopedic style very well-- don't get me wrong. It's cool to see you trying out different styles, and to write in a way that feels a bit more mature to me.
    September 1 10:55 PM
  • breakingthefragile Yeah, that's what I've been attempting to do and plan to keep doing. There's a ton of games and movies that really aren't too good at all but have really well-done OST's that don't even get a second thought, and I think that's pretty unfair, so I'm trying to give the hard work of these composer's some well-deserved attention as much as I can.
    August 9 11:55 PM
  • breakingthefragile Hey man, sorry about getting back to the post you left on my wall like a month after the fact, but thank you for the kind words you left about my Resident Evil 6 soundtrack review! Glad to hear some feedback on my reviewing pursuit as of late. Btw, I've been following your Guide to Contemporary British Music on Badger Senate, damn good job dude!
    August 9 08:13 PM
  • jtswope I'm so torn between a 4 and 4.5!!!! I freaking love Parklife, I just don't know if I can give it a 4.5 at the moment. My ratings are often temporary anyway.
    July 22 09:34 PM
  • Innervisions26 Hello, thank you for your thoughts regarding my Parachutes review. I know you said it's a bit timid. I would love to do track by track and I know it pretty much is. I'm an educator and musician, so sometimes my passion makes for a long review. There is just so much I want to say, but I would love any suggestions. I hope the review wasn't too boring, as I really tried to make it decent. -Alex
    July 20 05:51 AM
  • Guzzo10 Late response, but thanks a lot man. I find it ridiculous so few people have heard it on sputnik.
    July 2 10:23 PM
  • xxm sorry for my repetitive posts.you are a very great reviewer and i wish you good luck in the future.have a nice day.
    June 8 06:32 PM
  • Gyromania exactly!
    June 5 06:49 PM
  • Gyromania re-read the entire thing and it's good. sorry if i was harsh earlier, but the tone rubbed me the wrong way. it's refreshing to see that, unlike most people on this site, you can apply the advice people give you to your writings
    June 5 06:19 PM
  • andcas I never have any hard feelings man. it's just fun to rip on certain artists.
    June 5 12:30 PM
  • toxin. no problem, feel free to request feedback anytime and i'll do my best. your reviews have gotten quite good! :-)
    June 4 11:56 PM
  • oltnabrick yeah waka's stuff is seriously underrated/ poorly rated on sputnik
    June 4 05:38 PM
  • oltnabrick o swee i like flocka
    June 4 05:10 PM
  • oltnabrick If you reviewed We Got it For Cheap vol 2 that would be great too
    June 2 08:34 PM
  • Brostep Cool, I'll give it a look.
    May 20 11:05 AM
  • Brostep sorry, I've been super busy recently. which review would you like me to look at?
    May 20 08:50 AM
  • Brostep sorry, just got this. will leave feedback in a few hours
    May 19 10:00 AM
  • toxin. yeah i'll check it out again when i have time
    May 18 02:12 PM
  • TheMoonchild Excellent reviews sir!
    May 7 08:58 PM
  • EaglesBecomeVultures any other 2013 rap i'm sleeping on?
    May 3 11:00 AM
  • FlattedThird Thanks for the kind words! I like yo' taste in music.
    January 24 04:44 PM
  • DaPhinoXX Worst profile of all time.
    June 30 01:18 PM
  • ECRbubs "I just like the way rap came to International prominence this decade, I predict the best album of this current decade with be a rap album."-BenThorn, Feb. 20 2010MBDTF... you're right so far!
    April 7 04:53 PM
  • sweeptehsweepz thanks for instroducing me to Small Black's Despicable Dogs... It's addictive :)
    December 18 08:14 PM

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