|Where Is The Love?|
Okay so I've noticed the site has been lacking in good vibes recently so I've compiled a list of 101 users I like and why I like them. Althought Sputnik can be a den of ravenous wolves sometimes, every now and then I'm reminded why I keep coming back here. Stuff like the outpouring of grief over the news about Daniel Davis' recent passing (RIP hard man) and the support for Gyro during dire times helped me keep faith in the community. If your name doesn't appear it's probably just 'cause I haven't interacted with you very much but you prob rule anyways. List is not ranked.
The Dark Side of the Moon
Evilford - This guy loves his DM which automatically puts him in my good books plus he's pretty cool for an old guy.
Nimb (SachikoM/LivingThrowaway) - So yeah sometimes (very often) you can be annoying with your constant attempts to be ejjy as phuck but you actually bring something interesting to the site taste wise and you're a good dude once you get passed the bullshit.
Velocity : Design : Comfort
Cygnatti - Well what can I say about Dearest Cyg that hasn't already been said? This guy brings the love no matter what.
Like an Ever Flowing Stream
ShadowRemains - When anyone is caught out of line you can always count on Shadow popping in to tell them to shut the fuck up, that and he knows his m/
ExplosiveOranges - Super humble guy and excellent writer, always up for a chat but refuses to change his name to VolatileMandarines and for that I'll always be mad.
Lightning to the Nations
Dannyboy - This guy is the biggest goob on the site but he's a loveable goob who's always up for a chat.
|7||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Judio - Another great writer and super nice guy who makes dank tunes and always has some feedback on reviews n shit #Judio4staff2k16
|8||The Brave Little Abacus|
Just Got Back from the Discomfort
Yaknips - So yeah you're kind of a fuckin weirdo but I'll let that slide because you're alright once people get to know you never change~
|9||The Red Paintings|
Jom - Probably the most patient man on Earth having moderated this site for like 35,000 years and has a great sense of humour and the site would be shit without him.
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
PunchForPunch - Never see him post any more but I'll always remember you as that mildly sarcastic guy with sweet taste.
Gyromania - One of the most down to Earth guys on the whole site who isn't afraid to voice an unpopular opinion, great writer too and I hope you pick up the pen again soon, so to speak.
|12||Cult of Luna|
Relinquished - I just put you on here cause I'm scared you'll beat me up if I don't.
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
SowingSeason - One of my fav staffers even if we have nothing in common taste-wise but whenever we chat is always a treat.
TheAcademy - This guy's an enigma we will never crack.
Too Fast for Love
The Spirit - One of the most underrated writers on the site who needs to be contrib ASAP, sweet taste as well.
Here in After
Inveigh - Used to encounter this guy regularly in DM threads but his activity has dwindled which is understandable as people have life shit to deal with but post more anyways man m/
|17||Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo...|
Good Morning Good Night
Gian (GiaNXGX) - Yeah I know this guy hasn't posted for like two years and I used to kind of hate him but once I got to know him he was actually super cool and taught me a lot about shit I'd have never given the light of day otherwise.
Rasputin - Undisputed DM King of Sputnik with some crazy fuckin' knowledge of tonnes of other underappreciated genres and a good dude if you don't cross him.
Mongi - Does this guy even proofread his reviews lel just kidding, Mongi is one of the few users you can't say a bad thing about and he bring the positivity hard.
|20||Black Veil Brides|
Set the World on Fire
ASnideReturns - Probably the most divisive user on the site right now but I can't hate him, he's a nice guy at heart and tbh people just need to learn to chill it's not like you're all fuckin' saints anyway.
MeatSalad - I don't see you very often anymore but you have like the best avatar ever so that's something.
Deathschool - One of my fav Ausbros with a strange sense of humour which is the kind I like best, don't you go changin'
Zakalwe - Cranky old bastard with rose-tinted specs glued to his face but his one liners are hilarious you remind me of my great uncle.
|24||Cradle of Filth|
Dusk and Her Embrace
Hawks - lol hawks m/ m/ m/ cradle hard
We Are the Romans
Jesterhead - Guy only popped up recently but is quickly becoming a fav of mine, keep posting RIP In Flames as well.
Black Horse Plague
CaptainDooRight - Don't think we forgot about the lately saga m80
|27||Alice in Chains|
Necro (Necrotica/FiveLeavesLeft/SoccerRiot) - Don't think we forgot  but nuh Necro is a good guy and don't let no one tell you otherwise.
Arcade - Prob the most cynical person in the world bar Zak and Nimb but a super good writer with a good sense of humour.
Liberate Te Ex Inferis
JokineAugustus - One of the first users I ever interracted with and still goin' strong don't worry man I'll check Zao one day.
Blood on the Tracks
Atari - Fuck man I got like 70 of these to go holy shit but Atari is another of my favs from my Sputnik rookie year when all we did was quote Chuck lyrics good times.
Lush Islands - Illusion of Paradise
Oltnabrick - Bizarre motherfucker who you can always count on for a good shitpost.
Danielito - I remember having beef with you for some reason but oh well you rule now hail the 'techre agreed.
JohnnyOnTheSpot - Well yeah one of the best writers on the site with superb taste to boot and if this guy isn't staff next year I will quit Sputnik forever tbh
Remain in Light
Chortles - Superb taste  but unfortunately I never spoke to you that much hopefully that will change one day.
Faith In Desire
Graveyard - When I checked Volcanic Queen I didn't even know it was a user project it was that good which says a lot about this guy's skillz.
|36||Edge of Sanity|
Solaire - Hasn't posted in forever so RIP probably but you were a good dude.
A Love Supreme
House (DrHouseSchuldiner/RobSchuldiner/VanSchuldiner) - Assumed to be a skele alt when he popped up in 2012/13 but turned out to actually be Hugh Laurie who would've guessed?
Osmark - Posts infrequently but always has something good to say, had lots of fun in plug with him too.
|39||Howls of Ebb|
The Marrow Veil
Emester - Didn't know what to make of this guy when he first showed up but quickly established himself as good user with sweet taste and as it turns out good writing skills too.
KILL - It's fuckin' KILL what else do I need to say?
|41||Bomb the Music Industry!|
Goodbye Cool World!
Demigod - what else do I need to say?  Demi was an awesome plug and tinychat bro and had a lot of fun with him, stay golden~
Artuma - I remember not even knowing who you were for ages and then I was like "who the fuck is this guy with 14k comments" but yeah you're a gem.
Rowbro (Rowan5215) - Can always count on havin' a good laugh with or at Rowbro, loved the plug jams even if you always muted my tunes actually no fuck you.
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
ADR - I've heard like 7 noise album.
For This Is Past
Havey - Pretty much migrated over to RYM completely now but has some of the best taste ever and I only realised that when it was too late rip hard.
Ryus - Can't believe you're like 9 years old you're more mature than 98% of the site, pls stay with us.
Puntugruhm - Don't even know what to make of this guy but I like him plus Basic Channel rule.
The Moon Is a Dead World
DrMaximus - Modelled his taste on Havey's and still acts like he made up his own mind lol go 5 Kleistwahr or something, nuh sorry I love you Max < 3
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Gwyn - Hated this guy when he was YouTellMe but yeah you're a no bullshit kind of guy which is what I like to see.
Potsy - Biggest cunt in the history of cunts but we all love you for that reason plus I checked Yugen Blakrok cause of your avatar tyvm
|51||Boards of Canada|
Keyblade - Another of my fav plugbros who I had lots of laughs with, often at Rowbro's expense lol
The Peach Orchard
Liledman - Best taste on the site hands down and has mad knowledge and needs to properly start writing reviews and post more etc.
Foxblood - Another guy from my early Sput days who I never spoke to much but always struck me as a nice fella.
|54||Jimmy Eat World|
Futures - More bitter than Bitrex and hasn't even heard ATG's debut and is a major pleb lol @ you mocking other users' ratings but idk I love you for some reason.
MoosechriS - Super genuine guy who lives to spread the love.
The Jester Race
Flugmorph - I'm actually convinced this guy is a bird.
Hatful of Hollow
Bach - Named after Bach which rules by itself but is a funny cunt too who wants to guess when he'll leave the site next?
The Flesh Prevails
GameofMetal - Don't worry man I'll like something you review one day but that day won't be today prob.
FearThyEvil - I dunno I'm kind of lost for words when it comes to you maybe you're just that beautiful.
|60||Between the Buried and Me|
Betray - Thought you were going to be the worst user ever after our exchanges in the Carnifex threads but you turned out sweet keep spin-kickin.
ffs - Without question the funniest guy on the site and writes the best reviews too.
Master of Puppets
Lloyd (Tempest--) - Lloyd is a bro of the highest order and anyone who has a problem with him I'll fite them irl
Parallels - I just know you as the user with the Awoo~ avatar but nuh you've been cool whenever we've talked.
In the Library of Horrific Events
ChuckyTruant - This guy called me a cunt for refusing to 5 Symbolic once lol I'll never forget that keep being awesome.
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
MisterTornado - Got fuckin' shafted in the 2014 staff promotions no wonder he left the site holy shit what a loss.
|66||Children of Bodom|
Follow the Reaper
FrozenVain - Can't even remember the last time you posted but you were always super supportive when I was startin' out reviewing so thanks.
Willie - Does a lot of behind the scenes stuff that keeps the site from crumbling and for that we thank you dearest Willie.
Foxxxy - It's fuckin' Foxxxy of course he's here.
Above the Weeping World
Crysis - One of my favourite staffers who doesn't sugar coat his advice when it comes to writing and I've improved a lot thanks to his imput.
RosaParks - RosaParks is a just an all-round good bloke with a no bullshit attitude which as you know by now I admire.
05 Fuck Em
Trebor - Anyway, how's your sex life?
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
CometoDaddy - Underrated writer and all-round nice bloke with awesome taste why don't more users grovel and suck your pecker I don't get it.
Hype (Hyperion1001) - Along with Baseline helped me appreciate Autechre which counts for a lot and is one of the best reviewers currently active and if said activity is sparse.
The Sum of All Fossils
Wizard - This guy's psyche will never be figured out and dammit that's the way it should remind there are some things man is just not meant to know and how this guy thinks is one of them.
Pissbore - Hated you in 2013, love you now. On his eternal mission to quash untrvth and all who preach it.
Stand Up and Scream
TheMoreira - The nicest dude on the site bar none, sticks to his guns and doesn't change his opinion for anyone. Accepts my ridicule with good graces which is something you sensitive fucks could learn a thing or two from.
Blatho (Headphones) - HUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKK!!!!
Art of Life
CalculatingInfinity - Probably the only user we managed to pluck from plug and not have the community frighten off in a day, that commands fuckin' respect!
Effigy of the Forgotten
SlMBOLIC - I don't even know to say about you other than you're a top bro.
Shadows Collide with People
TommyGun - One of my absolute favs, Tommy is a better user than you could ever hope to be sorry. So much fun had in plug and tinychat it's a shame those days are pretty much over but the memories will live on ~nevr felt so alone~~~~~~~
Climactic - Super level headed dude, perhaps a little too much so for this place and a good bloke tbh
Deviant - We pretty much collectively make this guys' job way harder than it needs to be but he presses on, not because he wants to, but because we need him too~
|83||Strapping Young Lad|
MO - lol your name used to be MetallicOpeth but yeah best avatar ever made and a gifted musician and all-round nice guy who doesn't take shit from no one.
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Ovrot - This guy is more metal than the Earth's mantle you will never even know hail Stan and keep reppin' Grom hard.
Ten Summoner's Tales
Sevengill - It takes fuckin guts to come out the way you did on a site than can be as poisonous as this, you actually helped restore faith in this site's community which is saying a lot.
BallstoTheWall - Great writer with a unique and entertaining style, great sense of humour plus your burns of Andcas were the stuff of legend.
Live at Primavera Sound 2012
Phlegm - Thought this guy was dead but he recently confirmed he wasn't which is sweet, pls come back.
Dryden - This guy needs no introduction basically.
Fromtheinside - Yeah as it turns out you're actually kind of mental but idgaf you were one of the best plugbros a bro could ask for and you're funny as heck.
LilLioness - Haven't seen this girl in a while which is a shame but yeah Lani fuckin rules face hail butts etc.
TheNoTrap - Another user I ain't seen in forever, maybe he got a little too old for the internet I always assumed this guy was like 70 for reason.
|92||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Alachlahol - You hate me but I like you and I hope it stays that way forever.
Storm of the Light's Bane
SCREAM! - Another down to earth dude who has stuck around for longer than anyone would deem healthy but it's good that you have < 3
Here We Go Again
Skele (Skeletorissatan/every other alternate account ever made) - So yeah, this guy was basically the Snide of 2012/2013 except 100 times more fucked up. Made some bad choices but I genuinely hope you get your life back on track soon blud.
Fozzie - Guy doesn't seem to know what a sound off is even after like 7845 years on the site but this guy straight up does. not. give. a fuck.
Nocturnal (Nocturnalize) - Tries to beef with me these days but I'll never forget when we were buddies rip hard
SuperCoolGuy - This guy is like, super cool or something.
Leaves Turn Inside You
SaneTPB - Crazy as it sounds, I wouldn't have checked Unwound if it weren't for this guy. Superb taste and a good dude.
Witchxrapist - Responsible for my fav trollview on the site (Beyond Cops, Beyond God) and sticks to his guns and doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks of him.
Fluttertrank - People thought I was your alt at first lol how fuckin dumb is that?
BigPleb - Of course, this list would not be complete withour our dearest Nirvana-loving, proper-horrible tanline sporting, Opeth-reppin, opinion flip-flopping, Big God Damn Pleb. The hours upon hours spent in plug with all the other plugbros, the tinychat seshes in which we'd pretty much rip on him until he ragequit, the threads we ruined, this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ZYcQiXTps, the fuckin bastardisation of the english language ("will prob twat my pom ass" anyone?), Pleb is pretty much the most lovable user in existence. The goob to end all goobs, basically.