DivergentThinking
Brendan Schroer
Contributor

Reviews 159
Soundoffs 99
News Articles 12
Band Edits + Tags 40
Album Edits 12

Album Ratings 2412
Objectivity 69%

Last Active 05-15-21 3:48 pm
Joined 04-27-15

Forum Posts 26
Review Comments 9,489

shoutbox » all posts 
  • twlichty bullets by Creed, was like they really wanted to make a metal song... but the rest of the record is softer
    May 13 09:35 AM
  • ArsMoriendi Do you plan on reviewing private reasons? I would, but I feel like it deserves a contrib review.
    May 13 07:30 AM
  • ian b youre acting like i ever left smh
    May 12 05:58 AM
  • parksungjoon yea
    May 11 12:01 AM
  • Feather Nice review btw! I never would have checked in on Dodie again without it. Found a couple nice tunes in the album.
    May 10 11:11 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD llolol nice choice, that s*** is almost a tool thread lol
    May 10 09:05 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD You got me wrong bro. Hope you got to check how I explained.
    May 9 06:29 PM
  • DaveT0738 Check Fugazi
    May 7 01:53 PM
  • cordwainerbird ur right on the mark abt SYL doing Fear Factory better than Fear Factory lol
    May 3 02:30 AM
  • parksungjoon yeah devin's songwriting, production skills, singing, overall vision... are a cut or two above easily
    May 3 02:00 AM
  • parksungjoon anyway i dont exactly hate later ff, its just not very compelling for me, like most things
    May 3 01:58 AM
  • parksungjoon thats true but ff came first.. theres even a riff on demanufacture that devin kinda reworked for all hail the new flesh (prob my fav syl song)
    May 3 01:56 AM
  • parksungjoon some of those albums were def a big influence on 2000s machine head
    May 3 01:52 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD so...tomorrow we have the new Gojira and also the new from Manchester Orchestra. If you don't know, please jam their previous Black Mile like asap. Its the indie rock album of the past decade for me.
    April 29 09:49 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD tbf. Ten is too iconic and Vs. is full of jams. I don't care about the rest PJ, except Yield, which I bought at the time, listened to a lot and gave it a spin lately and its solid af....its evolution baby...
    April 29 09:38 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD sweet on Yield bro
    April 29 09:32 AM
  • nolerthebowler that was beautiful!!! Really liked the 5/8 parts, underrated time signature.
    April 29 04:08 AM
  • nolerthebowler You got some music I could check out? Love seeing Sputnikkers who actually play, especially since you say ur into jazzy proggy steely Dan type stuff
    April 28 05:04 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell kusokawa PARTY
    April 28 01:27 PM
  • SIMBOLIC Yeah **** yeah haha. Navy is pretty cool, at least you weren?t in the chair force lol
    April 23 02:31 PM
  • SIMBOLIC What job do you have in the military brother?
    April 23 02:11 PM
  • Space Jester Have you heard Cynic- The Portal Tapes? You don?t have it rated so I was curious
    April 17 11:28 PM
  • DavidYowi I think the big thing that struck about SFIJ is how personal it is. I also love how the music leaves so much room for her powerful voice. Thank U and Uninvited are my fav Alanis songs, and I really dig that the album is mostly songs in that vein.
    April 14 01:06 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD btw glad you dug Sulphur English. My fave Inter Arma is Paradise Gallows.
    April 13 09:35 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD up for some Gojira riffs? Check Zao's latest.
    April 13 09:35 AM
  • DavidYowi Your review of Jagged Little Pill got me on a bot of an Alanis kick. Listened to Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie for the first time today
    April 9 02:51 AM
  • mrman Hey could you do a review for Demi Lovato's new album "Dancing With The Devil... The Art Of Starting Over"? I really like your reviews and I think you will love this album.
    April 3 07:07 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD oooooh dude I kinda love you, sorry for quintapost your rev....damn
    April 2 02:50 PM
  • BigPleb Sup man, hope you're well! Good man, too long that's been sat as featured haha. I'll give it a read today m/
    April 2 10:12 AM
  • garas Nice rating on Monotheist. I'm obsessed with that album!
    March 31 08:06 PM
  • nolerthebowler ily
    March 31 04:22 AM
  • Nocte Couldn?t have done it without my sput bro?s
    March 29 07:13 AM
  • aok Listen to ok orchestra again. It's wayyy better than those 2 reviewers give it credit for. "bang" is a banger
    March 27 02:53 AM
  • Sabrutin You're not alone on the Gore hill brother. Been feasting on the discog since Ohms came out and Gore is firmly in my top 3
    March 26 09:46 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell kayouaeko yoshaiowazwa
    March 26 08:49 AM
  • Asdfp277 bjent
    March 25 07:17 PM
  • Jacquibim brIb
    March 25 12:05 PM
  • JustJoe. okay awesome i will be giving it a look
    March 20 01:56 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell oh lmao yeah, Kusokawa Party is wild. i remember hearing that one early on and it making zero sense to me; took a lot of chewing over her personality and lyrics before i revisited and it clicked. some huge and hugely depressing statements on there
    March 12 04:11 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell q u e e n // how much you heard so far?
    March 12 01:01 PM
  • Morningrise767 TwerkPeth gang where u at!?
    March 12 10:32 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Hmmm yeah that's technically true, but is probs better viewed as her roots being raw af folk punk. Other than her metal album (which fking bangs lmao) her 'punk' side is mainly geared towards more intense intense pop thrills; not q the same as the classic Ringo jrawk experience ygm
    March 11 03:47 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oooo nice, big hype. Her recent albs are usually stocked in most stores. Avoid kitixxgaia, grab Sennou or Tokyo Black Hole if they have it and go for the new one if not ;]
    March 11 03:39 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell where are your Seiko Oomori ratings :O
    March 11 03:35 AM
  • OmairSh Thanks duuude! And right back at ya, looks like congrats are in order ;-). Damn you are PRODUCTIVE. Really earned that promotion
    March 6 02:41 AM
  • Gyromania yo sorry if i came across as a dick in that thread where i sarcastically said GL on getting promoted. i've always known some of the higher up staff to be a bit unforgiving of any past transgressions. legit congratulations tho
    March 3 08:58 AM
  • tyman128 thanks man! and welcome back to the position!
    March 2 05:24 AM
  • Dewinged Likewise man! Seems you're back in the field! Grats!
    March 2 04:29 AM
  • porcupinetheater Yoo, thanks, DT! The most mutual of right back 'atchas! Stoked to get up to all ****ing sorts of banter in the elite contrib boardroom with our own vending machine!
    March 2 02:38 AM
  • LeddSledd back in the game, are ye? kudos man!
    March 2 12:57 AM
  • Nocte Back in the fold.
    March 2 12:07 AM
  • SitarHero Well well well, look who's a contrib again! xD
    March 1 06:27 PM
  • parksungjoon yea he is .. happier sort than me tho
    March 1 05:18 AM
  • normaloctagon lmao dude ur new pfp with SW, so good
    February 27 06:14 PM
  • Trifolium Very nice! I think many of them worked, at least for me they did. Didn't feel jarring or out of place to me.
    February 2 07:01 AM
  • Trifolium Dude nice! Love the harp and the different tempi here.
    February 1 01:02 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oh hell, nice - had no idea you were over here! How long have you been here? I'm over on the east side of Shizuoka, which ig puts Dewi bang in the middle of us lmao; defs down to hit up Osaka and catch a gig or whatever when the world is less broken
    January 22 11:10 AM
  • SowingSeason Thanks for letting me know! I'll read it as soon as I can.
    January 21 01:36 PM
  • Dewinged I am yeah, still in Osaka! So you're finally around these parts, hope you're having a nice time, all things covid considered. Johnny is also in Shizuoka, so a sput reunion would be cool once things calm down!
    January 21 10:48 AM
  • Trifolium Good news! You know where to find me if you've got anything else.
    January 14 06:47 PM
  • Trifolium It's super nice Divergent, the piece you sent me! Lovely sense of movement/dynamics. Would be super cool to hear it played by an actual orchestra one day haha!
    January 13 09:01 AM
  • parksungjoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESQsiaOehF4
    January 11 04:58 AM
  • parksungjoon i figured youd dig it :]
    December 31 08:03 AM
  • parksungjoon https://open.spotify.com/album/4iXBaITLqETMH23wN0pQJA
    December 31 07:52 AM
  • CaptainDooRight hi bro how are you?? can i share my new trvth album with you? https://trvth.bandcamp.com/album/inordinate-and-surpassing
    December 12 08:19 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Hey Brendan, been a while and hope you're doing well. You can email questions to sowingsputnik (ampersand) gmail.com
    March 2 12:14 AM
  • Hawks Niiiiice thanks buddy. m/
    February 23 06:22 PM
  • Hawks Check my new review bro I think it?s something you?d prob dig.
    February 23 06:17 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Oh great! m/ this Sulphur Aeon is also awesome. What can you tell me about their other albums? tks
    January 28 04:35 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD divergent dude buuddy, if you dig Sulphur you ll surely dig Slugdge. Give the dudes a go.
    January 28 03:30 PM
  • Zeuzo lmao now I remember! You liked my list UwU
    January 26 07:20 PM
  • Zeuzo Sorry man but I have no idea what you are talking about :D My memory has been kinda s***ty lately, busy schedule and stuff
    January 25 05:41 PM
  • Casavir Check out Secrecy - Art in Motion.
    January 18 05:40 AM
  • Nocte Name change?
    January 13 03:37 AM
  • kris. my booyyy!!!
    May 4 03:16 PM
  • Darius The Imposter Yeah I loved it since it released but only now have I realized what a masterpiece it is; songwriting flows af and is genuinely their best to date. Helps me cope rly well. Hope they don't break up :/
    April 26 07:17 PM
  • Darius The Imposter I just wanna let you know dude I read your TFOH review and it inspired me to rejam it and had to bump the rating. Going through some tough s*** atm and that album is like a remedy. So good. M/
    April 26 06:51 PM
  • foxblood nice Jennette McCurdy rating, finally someone else has checked her out lol. I prefer the ep
    April 20 05:30 AM
  • hobblepot thanks, feel free to eat some
    April 7 12:38 PM
  • parksungjoon Looking forward to it
    March 29 12:36 PM
  • parksungjoon eyyy u gonna make ur hundo review on this acc special?
    March 28 01:19 PM
  • Jacquibim sure thing
    March 28 06:11 AM
  • Jacquibim hey fren, iirc you're classically trained so I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest review :3
    March 28 05:58 AM
  • SowingSeason nice TROW rating :-)
    March 27 01:56 AM
  • SteakByrnes Haha yea dude, I love Fire Emblem. The artist who drew it draws Lyn all the time in different clothes and hairstyles
    March 19 04:29 PM
  • SteakByrnes It's Not Chun-Li tho! :0 It's Lyn from Fire Emblem haha
    March 19 04:20 PM
  • SteakByrnes Some nice ones yes :]
    March 19 03:08 PM
  • Nocte That new Av : ]
    March 11 11:09 AM
  • SharkTooth I'm probably late but I just saw that you're a contributor again and wanted to congratulate you
    February 17 06:01 AM
  • SIIMBOLIC welcome to lunch crunch nuts!!
    February 11 12:29 AM
  • Atari well you've certainly earned it :] and thanks lol. only reason I'm holding onto the staff tag for the time being is so I can rate in .1 increments though. once you have that ability it's a bitch to go back to the regular rating system. probably won't be on a regular reviewing schedule
    February 9 10:58 PM
  • Atari Though the opening scene in Reservoir dogs where Steve Buscemi complains about tipping/coffee in the restaurant is one of my all-time favorite dialogues of his. Congrats on your contrib tag btw!
    February 9 10:47 PM
  • Atari Lol. What ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in what?....English mother****er!! - do you speak it?! say what again. I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more godamn time! definitely one of the most quotable movies of all time. was on a huge Tarantino binge a few weeks ago. Used to think I liked Reservoir Dogs more than Pulp Fiction but I've changed my mind.
    February 9 10:47 PM
  • Relinquished check Birthing Hips
    February 5 11:54 PM
  • Kaiwaz what's up bro! If you get a chance, check out this cover I recorded last night and gimme some thoughts. Thanks in advance!https://youtu.be/23y7W1xpclU
    February 3 08:55 PM
  • Gyromania Lookin' good ma dude!
    February 2 02:33 PM
  • SowingSeason Pitch your idea in the contrib forum and then we can create a post attributed to you.
    February 2 01:37 AM
  • Rigma grats football fren!
    February 2 01:04 AM
  • clavier Congrats on contrib!
    February 1 09:58 PM
  • Dewinged Grats Brendan! Well deserved!
    February 1 09:24 PM
  • Davil667 Congrats pal, you really deserve it! Quality reviews and input in general. Cheers!
    February 1 07:16 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Congrats!
    February 1 06:25 PM
  • SandwichBubble Good job making contrib
    February 1 05:40 PM
  • TheSpirit Back to contrib! Maybe staff again next year? CONGRATS FRIEND!
    February 1 04:51 PM
  • SowingSeason Congratulations! Please shout me if you have any questions about being a contributor or need anything.
    February 1 04:40 PM
  • SteakByrnes You're a contrib dad congrats
    February 1 04:26 PM
  • Nocte I?m not thinking about it too much to be honest. I?m sticking with what feels natural on pen to paper and self proofreading when typing digitally. I find my own wtf are you even saying moments. I?m a bit rusty but I have endless music to practice writing about.
    January 25 03:58 AM
  • Nocte Best of luck dude, hoping to get my old spot back too. So many new faces here though. I?ll have to wait and see.
    January 25 03:47 AM
  • Nocte Going for any status this year?
    January 24 09:03 PM
  • SowingSeason sowingsputnik@gmail.com
    January 18 11:05 PM
  • Gyromania np man! you've been staff before, so it might not be as hard to obtain again =]
    January 16 04:44 PM
  • tempest-- aw, glad to hear that! I'm sure you'll be able to get contrib again, seeing as you have made it there before haha ;-] unfortunately I haven't been keeping up with this site - or even music in general - as much these days; entertaining myself with podcasts far more frequently. other than that, just been on the grind at work, mainly to fund my awful video game addiction haha :D
    January 5 04:05 PM
  • tempest-- hey thanks a lot man, I really appreciate you doing that :) hope you are doing well my dude
    January 5 03:43 PM
  • tempest-- comes up in google searches of my name :(
    January 5 03:26 PM
  • tempest-- LOL was just wondering if you could pls remove this list http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=139208
    January 5 03:23 PM
  • tempest-- do you still have access to necrotica acct?
    January 5 01:02 PM
  • SexualManChocolate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHH-uKrI3sQcheck it, bro :)
    December 20 11:49 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Unreal that was.
    December 20 09:44 AM
  • SexualManChocolate "SoccerRiot"
    December 12 05:49 PM
  • bloc Haha yeah I get the itch sometimes. My ratings are all on RYM now anyway.
    December 12 05:33 PM
  • bloc Get used to it my man
    December 12 05:24 PM
  • foxblood nice 4.5 on dreams i'm glad someone else has finally heard it lol
    September 11 07:28 PM
  • foxblood np yeah she's great. i love any pacific moon artists, i listen to them a lot. Naoyuki Onda rules too, anna sato is one of my fav singers, etc.
    September 11 06:22 PM
  • foxblood i like u because u rated Jia Peng Fang
    September 9 06:27 PM
  • Drifter Damn that stoney rating
    August 27 03:36 PM
  • rodrigo90 Meshuggah is for hitting things against the concrete.
    August 3 02:58 AM
  • GhandhiLion kill yourself
    August 3 01:41 AM
  • SowingSeason I don't see any reason why not. Just make it a fan page or whatever.
    July 30 09:40 PM
  • SowingSeason I appreciate the prior inquiry but I don't think it's needed, as long as you're not claiming to be the official facebook page of the site or anything. There's quite a few side groups that funneled off from the site, like the mezz group etc. Just out of curiosity what's the difference between a FB "chat" group and a regular one? I barely use the site anymore...
    July 30 09:22 PM
  • Toondude10 I've been trying to get more people to listen to this band, figured you would be interested https://themercurytree.bandcamp.com/
    July 28 10:46 PM
  • ZombieToyDuck hey bud, we're waiting on you and two others for the competition send in your rec!http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=176267
    July 27 01:47 PM
  • Papa Universe Best of the Worst Round 2, here we go:http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=1053649
    July 26 01:50 PM
  • SowingSeason just thought you should know you were 2nd for the competition, so if you keep participating you'll surely win it eventually.
    July 23 05:46 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Hey Soccer, check my latest list and pitch me something. :P
    June 24 08:28 PM

You have to be logged in to post a comment Login | Create a Profile

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy