Iai
Nick Butler
Emeritus

Reviews 225
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 318
News Articles 121
Band Edits + Tags 128
Album Edits 809

Album Ratings 2734
Objectivity 87%

Last Active 09-16-13 5:08 pm
Joined 10-19-03

Forum Posts 16,556
Review Comments 3,553

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  • Aidencarlson Hey can you please email me ? It's important aidencarlsonnet@gmail.com
    February 26 03:23 PM
  • LjudetInnan Like your reviews. Would you be interested in reviewing the debut album Nagnuclur by Byn Vacum? Have a listen if you have the time: www.bynvacum.bandcamp.com .
    March 14 01:05 PM
  • dannyboy89 You seem to be acquainted with a bit of everything. What are some of your fave indie rock acts?
    February 9 03:37 PM
  • xxm Thank You
    January 10 06:29 PM
  • GiaNXGX Hello Stockhaunsen, good job on Mantra, digging it.
    January 5 12:13 AM
  • xxm sorry to come back again but i love Rage Against The Machine and 98% of they're discography not just the debut album however you have diffrent tastes and as i said earlier that is what i respect about you nick and that is what makes you a legend. So keep on fighting the fight for good music and taste at rateyourmusic and Happy Holidays!
    December 15 10:55 PM
  • redcarhat Korn's self titled debut album was 'In Utero' , dude you sure know your stuff, keep cutting and pasting
    November 5 11:48 AM
  • OmairSh Hey Nick I saw that you liked Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, there's a Jazz Rock band that might interest you, the Mekaal Hasan Band. It blends eastern and western styles of music, with the vocals being eastern classical like Nusrat Khan and the song structures being primarily influenced by eastern styles.
    October 31 05:22 PM
  • xxm also i disagree with a lot of you're points and tastes and i like that
    October 5 10:15 PM
  • xxm You are simply a legend that is all
    October 2 05:24 PM
  • barcafan21 your soundoff for ok computer is wonderful
    July 15 10:46 PM
  • PuddlesPuddles Was going to write a triumphant, light-shining soundoff for Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, thinking it hadn't been done before. Then read yours and felt no need anymore. Great one, man
    June 26 09:22 AM
  • 666IMPF2112 are you Iai from RYM?
    May 10 01:39 PM
  • aok dayum son
    March 7 09:11 AM
  • aok http://web.archive.org/web/20050901012437/http://www.sputnikmusic.com/ whoa so you've pretty much been here forever
    February 25 08:03 PM
  • taylormemer Hi Nick. Just doing the rounds wishing people a safe and Merry Christmas. Keep up the great writing. Hope to see you around next year. Have a good one. Jake
    December 25 07:33 AM
  • sublimefan1991 ****ing thank you, a rush of blood to the head is perhaps coldplay's worst album.
    October 15 07:04 PM
  • Knott- 761564-411681 head2head league for sputnik
    August 17 06:06 AM
  • 420yeah69RETURNS gay
    August 15 09:58 AM
  • DaveyBoy Another quick start. 369566-239495 - spread it around! fantasy.premierleague.com
    August 6 06:06 AM
  • Klekticist non sequitur - saw you rated David Bowie's Hunky Dory 2.5. i was curious why.
    July 29 10:05 PM
  • clercqie Reading your London Calling soundoff and I can't help but mention that they didn't write "Brand New Cadillac" themselves, it's a cover of Vince Taylor. But I'm done nitpicking now ;)
    July 25 12:59 PM
  • BroFro Are you the same Nick Butler who has all the football videos up on Youtube? If so, that Clint Dempsey video is incredible, one of my favorite USA tributes I've seen.
    June 6 10:03 PM
  • Deviant. You ever check out the Sub:Stance mix by Scuba? Just listening now and it's great
    May 29 06:57 AM
  • DaveyBoy Youre a disgrace for letting an Aussie beat you in fantasy EPL. The way you started the season, I thought I finally had a genuine contender. Pick up your game come August.
    May 26 08:28 PM
  • criticalthinking Hey, I have just joined and tried to rate something. It wasn't on the database so I tried to add it and I had to log in and it wouldn't let me. Is there a time limit or something?
    February 22 07:39 PM
  • Electric City I hadn't read all of your review when I started mine. Just went back and read the whole thing and I think it's funny we got the same influences: flylo, burial, how to dress well. We seem to have a habit of thinking the same things completely independent of each other (your American Idiot soundoff vs. my 21CB review if you don't know what i mean)
    February 19 03:59 PM
  • Deviant. Awww, admittedly they're not my favourite band. I'm doing an a-z of my hardrive and just running through everything I own, with everything getting 1 play each. So while I obviously love DT, they've only got the top spot because they've been around for so long and put out so much material. One of my favourite artists is a house producer called Wolfgang Gartner but he's only put out 30 odd tracks
    February 5 05:46 AM
  • sonictheplumber hey you know jeff buckley? he gave me head ;)
    December 21 09:57 PM
  • Deviant. Rofl
    December 20 06:46 PM
  • Xenophanes some of your s*** is amazing dude
    October 14 12:05 PM
  • Baphomet Already got them both but thanks anyway man.
    October 7 07:44 PM
  • Baphomet Hi Mr. Butler, sir. Since you're onf the FPL there's this league in UCL fantasy football you might wanna join. Code is 182924-37010. And while we're at it, why don't you throw some recs around?
    September 28 01:48 PM
  • Zizzer It can be if need be. I don't know if there are multiple recordings of it though besides the anniversary edition.
    September 5 11:53 PM
  • thebhoy Yeah, I wouldn't say he's as good as Gorecki, but it's some nice stuff. He reminds me a bit of Sibelius and Elgar, who are two of my favourites, so that's probably why I like him haha. I'm trying to review it, but classical can be a tricky thing to review, so I'm trying to get my head around it.
    September 3 09:03 AM
  • thebhoy have you listened to the new Arvo Part disc streaming on npr? I know how you like Gorecki figured you would probably like that too.
    September 2 01:46 PM
  • Zizzer Can we add musicals as albums? If so, what genre would I classify Claude-Michel Schönberg\'s Les Miserables?
    September 2 12:09 PM
  • IAJP haha thank you, i may in some sort of bizarre parallel change my avatar to edgar varese or iannis xenakis. i love interesting looking old composers who actually played on their compositions. karl is the master though.
    August 10 06:11 PM
  • IAJP KARL-HAI-NZ. see what i did there, i combined your avatar and a jovial greeting. i hope you enjoyed it.
    August 9 12:00 AM
  • Gyromania Thanks a lot, Nick, it's much appreciated.
    July 22 07:02 PM
  • StaffReviewer Hello James Bond! How have you been lately??!?
    July 21 10:39 PM
  • 2muchket! Heard the new Skream yet nick ? It leaked and it's pretty cool.
    July 21 04:28 PM
  • Tits McGee hey man, just wanna say you did a pretty awesome job on the World Cup Sounds entries. those posts introduced me to some pretty cool music, as well as keeping me informed on alot of countries ivolved in the Cup. kudos
    July 13 08:49 PM
  • Gyromania I can't really check right now, as I'm currently typing this using my phone, but I'm pretty sure it's not accessible to Canadians =[
    July 10 03:04 PM
  • Gyromania Nah, never heard of Spotify. Thanks a lot for the help and the link, I appreciate it. How would I contact you to receive that though? In case I cannot find it.
    July 9 06:46 PM
  • Gyromania A little bit of both, actually. You have excellent taste in music, and I'm trying to write reviews for certain albums I see you also enjoy that don't get a lot of attention on sputnik. I was also wondering if I could get a few albums from you, such as "Alexander Borodin Polovtsian Dances" and "Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6 "Pathétique" in B minor Op".
    July 3 12:21 PM
  • Gyromania Hey Nick. Do you have AIM or msn by chance?
    July 2 10:34 AM
  • bailar11 official list is up
    June 27 11:37 PM
  • DaveyBoy Nick, if you have heard it, is the new Plan B album worth a listen.
    June 24 08:25 PM
  • maqwep oh cool, that makes sense in the grand scheme of things. thanks man.
    June 9 03:03 AM
  • Piglet I doubt that refurbishing the classical section will make much difference to a person's view on the classical piece. The majority of the sputnik collective seems to be more critical on how good the piece is and only occasionally on the production. Thanks for letting me know, mate.
    June 7 08:57 AM
  • OceanOfWisdom Yo man, could you possibly tell me why my Album Ratings list got reset? I had over 1000 albums rated, and it just ****ing reset my counter for some reason!!!
    June 1 05:50 AM
  • Enotron Alright, thank you. I might do some more searching around various blogs, I usually resort to mediafire or rapidshare. It looks great based on your review.
    May 31 04:06 PM
  • Enotron I'm not sure what medium you use for music, but do you know of a download link for the new Janelle Monae album?
    May 30 09:53 AM
  • chambered89 how awesome is James Carr?
    May 25 03:39 PM
  • Romijn Btw, i never said you have to like it!
    May 25 01:14 PM
  • Romijn I don't know where you're talking about and keep it that way!
    May 25 12:24 PM
  • Romijn Incredible how much bulls*** a staff member can write, i really regret i made a account on sputnikmusic. How can you say these songs are emotionless? For example Don't Walk Away is sung with a lot of emotion. you are also the first 1 i've heard complaining about the vocals.
    May 24 12:24 PM
  • Romijn I just don't agree with your rating for invincible, you didn't even give me a good reason. If i remember correctly you said Michael repeats the chorus to much, altough thats true in some songs its not more than 7 ( You Rock my World), the other songs where he repeats the chorus a lot is 5 or 6 times, what is acceptable in pop music.
    May 23 01:41 PM
  • 2muchket! I'll be rating and reviewing dubstep over the coming weeks. It's pretty accurate otherwise though. The genre tags could do with fixing though, post metal, screamo and dubstep need to be added already.
    May 22 12:43 AM
  • Romijn No man, its probably just not your type of music like beethoven isn't my type of music.
    May 21 05:07 PM
  • bloc Holy hell, your Gold Cobra soundoff just made my day
    May 21 02:37 PM
  • MutnikSpusic no i the head of the buttlers syndicate.
    May 20 07:20 AM
  • MutnikSpusic are you a buttler?
    May 19 04:59 PM
  • Aids Hmm, I've used Spotify but I was in Ireland at the time. I live in Canada and I think the rules for spotify are different.... But no, I don't have it. I'll just go torrent searching or used CD searching.
    May 16 04:02 PM
  • plane They weren't good till Silent Shout even then my admiration is purely that. This sounds nothing like that though (give or take a few moments in the finale) collaboration.
    May 14 01:16 AM
  • plane I'm wondering what your take is on The Knife's Tomorrow, in a Year. You seem to be the only staff writer interested in opera.
    May 13 03:44 PM
  • Deviant. Honestly, I think its their most consistent release since Psyence. But I also enjoyed their last album, so you might not think the same for this one. Its been out in NZ for about 2 days, I might pop out a review for it if you decide against it
    May 11 07:31 PM
  • Romijn Beethoven^^ how old are you 60?
    May 11 12:21 PM
  • Deviant. Hey man, you reviewing new UNKLE?
    May 11 07:12 AM
  • Aids Yo do you have a link to Debussy's, Faure's, or Barber's Nocturnes? (From a while back when I comment on your rating of Chopin's).
    April 27 03:22 AM
  • chambered89 i agree man, glad to know i'm following in the footsteps of someone such as yourself.
    April 14 11:14 PM
  • chambered89 i'm your neighbor? i can live happy now :]
    April 7 02:11 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 I could also say that The Afghan Whigs are pretty lame though.
    April 7 08:10 AM
  • NeutralThunder12 haha, I actually prefer John Lennon's solo work over the Beatles themselves, but thats just me. But I can't say that Brokencyde is better and can't see how anyone could even think to say such a thing.
    April 6 10:20 PM
  • Mars Blackmon Really? That's crazy. I heard Radiohead was amazing but just that one album changed you? I'll give it a listen then. Thanks though and keep up the good work.
    April 6 09:51 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 I feel the need to ask you a question: Did you really say that Brokencyde's album was better than any John Lennon one?
    April 5 07:28 PM
  • Deviant. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_35956 Could potentially be up your alley
    April 4 12:14 PM
  • Mars Blackmon and B music and stuff like that I couldnt ever get into any rock or guitar based music. Do you mind me asking how you went from listening to only black music to all kinds of different genres?
    April 2 03:34 PM
  • Mars Blackmon Hey Iai whats up? Listen I've been reading your reviews for awhile and I think youre an amazing reviewer. The one I liked the most was your Common-One Day It'll All Make Sense review where you said before you listened to hip hop you had trouble getting into music. I can exactly relate to what you were saying. Before I got into hip hop and R
    April 2 03:28 PM
  • BSX MOAR people need to hear Cloud Seed
    April 2 03:56 AM
  • jimmyisjonny I like your reviews, and agree with your opinion on plenty of stuff
    March 31 03:40 AM
  • Aids Hmm, I've never heard of any of those. Touche sir, maybe I'll check some of theirs out. Still, I love Chopin's.
    March 30 04:47 PM
  • Aids "Chopin - Nocturnes 2.5" No please no. Tell me you heard a really s***ty recording of it or something. I don't listen to a whole lot of classical but I think his nocturnes are brilliant.
    March 30 06:56 AM
  • Deviant. You just came across them recently? From memory I think I heard that album about 4-5 years ago. I still think it's aged amazingly well
    March 28 05:09 PM
  • ameypv great.btw boro are lying on 9th conviniently innit?great to see nottingham f back among the promotion contention
    March 28 05:58 AM
  • Deviant. Cheers man, and 23. Kudos on the Renegade Soundwave review, completely forgot about that album
    March 28 05:39 AM
  • ameypv 1 if youre a brit,btw what team d'yu sooport (brit accent with all due respect :P)
    March 28 03:57 AM
  • ameypv nah i posted that in the afternoon :)
    March 27 12:08 PM
  • ameypv hehe thanks..
    March 25 09:06 AM
  • OceanOfWisdom Mucho apprecionado man...glad to have that blemish gone....lol
    March 25 03:05 AM
  • OceanOfWisdom Well s*** man i cant find him anywhere on here - Could you or someone else with the ability, please the review I did for Sworn's "Bastards and Conquerors"? I unknowingly reviewed a new Graveworm album instead (long story), and am now catching ENORMOUS flak from all sides about it.
    March 23 08:54 PM
  • KILL yo man see u diggin portal yo awesome
    March 20 04:53 PM
  • OceanOfWisdom Yo, hate to ask - But who is essentially "In charge" of the site? (i.e. Who do i go to with a problem?)
    March 20 07:24 AM
  • Baphomet thanks man, so far I've gotten Robot-O-Chan and it's pretty damm amazing,
    March 16 08:32 PM
  • Baphomet Hey dude; since you're THE man when it comes to Shpongle, do you have any other psybient/psytrance recs you might wanna give?
    March 16 10:59 AM
  • clavichordwolf Thanks man. That means a lot coming from you.
    March 13 05:34 PM
  • AtavanHalen Are you going to review new GS-H?
    March 2 10:39 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 by the way, while I disagree with your opinions, you are the best writer on the site :)
    March 1 09:03 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 haha, these are not my opinions, I made this account for a friend and he rated stuffs, most of it is his, I use it now. And lol you once asked why The Afghan Whigs did not receive the claim that Nirvana or Soundgarden did... it's because they aren't as good :)
    March 1 09:01 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 lol the Afghan Wigs
    February 28 07:55 PM
  • maidenpmcc DOn't get me wrong man, your review was nicely written. Yea you mean Lamentations being their first live album. I think its a good thing for bands to release live albums with various material on them. Look at Maiden, they have like 5-6 live albums and from different era's. I guessed Opeth just thought that since the performance that night was so TOP NOTCH in the Roundhouse and that were songs performed live such as Bleak and Ghost of Perdition, it would be appropriate.
    February 28 07:56 AM
  • maidenpmcc You know the way you said on Opeth's Roundhouse tapes review, Just one question: Why? What did you mean by that? They had to release a live album sometime and when they released that, it was as good a time as any other. Plus they have being going like 20 odd years so its not like they released the live cd/dvd just after a few years.
    February 27 02:21 PM
  • Bulldog Psst...Nick...user your magic powers to make another awesome review for another awesome hip-hop album.
    February 27 02:06 AM
  • Progmaster85 you are a good writer
    February 8 12:28 PM
  • Tits McGee I was thinking today, whatever happened to the second part of the Motown Retrospective?
    January 22 02:04 PM
  • lateralus1007 that comment you wrote about mobb deep is pretty ****in' ignorant..are you mobb deep? do you know what they went through? middle class people can be around crack too..your ignorant as ****
    January 12 03:58 PM
  • plane Have you listened to Micachu (or, singles aside, the album in full)? As one of the few staff members across the pond I'm curious as to how you feel about Jewellery.
    January 1 09:27 PM
  • jcfiasco so sorry to bother you dude but where can I get that Orphans of Kush disc.. I've been you tubing it but I want the solid copy. Any ideas? I'm from Canada lol
    December 14 02:21 AM
  • TMobotron Alright man thanks for getting back to me- good luck.
    November 23 01:40 AM
  • TMobotron Yo Iai you were talking in that Atmosphere review about a paper 'How and Why Mainstream Hip-Hop Has Failed Us', Id love to read that if you would be willing to send that over to me somehow.
    November 20 06:12 AM
  • nodnerB I probably should, in fact I will. Expect a short reveiw for Shpongle's latest in the next week or two, paling in comparison to yours, oh almighty Iai.
    November 4 08:58 AM
  • Athom If I remember correctly there used to be a review for Van Morrison's Moondance. Now I don't know what happened to it, when it disappeared, or who wrote the missing review, but you could do a hell of a lot better than me at giving it the review it deserves (esp. given your soundoff).
    October 31 05:53 AM
  • Gyromania I have Facebook, and actually I have you on there as well, lol. The review might take a while to send, i'm finding that it's quite difficult to write and even more difficult to not repeat what you've said about the song.
    October 26 05:45 PM
  • Gyromania Writing a review for X Japan's Art of Life... I was hoping you could maybe give it a read over when I'm done and tell me what you think.
    October 25 01:01 AM
  • PanasonicYouth wtf is thisyou're a cool guy why is your shoutbox ****in emptyhey nick hows it goin bud
    October 21 11:46 PM
  • BSX Spreading my love to your shoutbox!
    October 20 01:40 AM
  • Tits McGee this shoutbox is surprisingly anti-social, it's kind of depressing
    October 13 06:59 PM
  • RoshanC And I think you are the only person who has me as a neighbour. I'm a bit honoured as you are my favourite reviewer
    October 10 09:56 AM
  • Iai lonely shoutbox is lonely
    October 7 05:57 PM

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