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Atrophy
February 15th 2014


853 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

finally this is getting some praise on the site



awesome review

Avagantamos
February 15th 2014


5936 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

transition to vaporwave complete

Digging: Nathan Fake - Steam Days

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
February 15th 2014


19975 Comments


this is a really great review, especially paragraph six. even though i dont necessarily agree with
the way you represent electronic music and public reaction to it in general i still think the overall
point isnt too far off

im glad people are starting to get this.

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"a negative Anthony Fantano review of Floral Shoppe and an annoying 4chan bandwagon you’ll see

mimicked on the Sputnik soundoffs page stunted the genre’s growth, relegating it to “hipster-trash”

status alongside seapunk and witch house."



Noticed that too, people listening to opinions rather than the music. Also love how you mention the

diversity here, that doesn't get talked about enough.



Amazing review Downer. Never expected anyone to go as in-depth about the many misconceptions of

vaporwave and Floral Shoppe in full review form as you did here. Now how do you hug people on this

thing.

FromDaHood
February 16th 2014


9107 Comments


AOTY 2014

Cygnatti
February 16th 2014


32006 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Hug the computer or laptop or phone you're using. Somewhere out there, Downer can feel it.

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

doing all three of those things now

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
February 16th 2014


19975 Comments


they are my best friends

Electric City
Emeritus
February 16th 2014


15762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

try copy-pasting it, i took out the hyperlink

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HftQgBZ-Ou8

Thales
February 16th 2014


102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"Noticed that too, people listening to opinions rather than the music."



The irony.

Cygnatti
February 16th 2014


32006 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Umm

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If that's ironic then CLOSE DOWN SPUTNIK, we're done here folks. No point to any of this discussion, nothing to see here.

Thales
February 16th 2014


102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I'd like Adam Downer, in his own words, to explain why this album is good. Because he sure as hell didn't achieve that in this word salad of a review.

FromDaHood
February 16th 2014


9107 Comments


Ripfork'd

Thales
February 16th 2014


102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Anthony Fantano was right in his criticisms btw. If far too charitable.

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Believe it or not Thales, a good writer doesn't have to come out and state the obvious by saying things like

IT WAS GOOD BECAUSE [so and so], but rather state more passionate and inspired statements like...



"Floral Shoppe is constantly--and delightfully--unsettling."



"a record both of powerful anonymity and impeccable craft."



"It’s the beauty it achieves within its form, though, how it discovers a sensuous heart in broken, forgotten

adult contemporary music that suggests a direction for the future"



"It embraces the inundation of the internet information age, the power of technology, human obsolescence,

and makes them sound sweet."



...that offers readers who aren't partial and read only what they want to hear with a clear indication of

where the writer stands on the album.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2014


32190 Comments


The review where Downer finally breaks down and calls Kid A edm

Thales
February 16th 2014


102 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

A good writer's arguments should have premises when converted to the syllogistic form.

MisterTornado
February 16th 2014


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Y'know "converted to the syllogistic form" looks a lot like that very "word salad" you were referring to earlier in criticism of this review



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