Rudy K.

Reviews 255
Soundoffs 107
News Articles 15
Band Edits + Tags 26
Album Edits 124

Album Ratings 2150
Objectivity 82%

Last Active 04-27-21 9:56 pm
Joined 12-31-08

Forum Posts 1,416
Review Comments 12,355

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  • SowingSeason oh and if I bump my rating it'll be because Killshot is incredible and maybe the best pop song of 2020 already
    April 11 12:18 PM
  • SowingSeason Enjoyed Magdalena Bay. Reminds me of what CRJ might sound like if she abandoned her 80s worship. Fun album but probably just a series of carefree bops for me. I was blasting it on my laptop while WFH, and my 1 yr old sun was dancing to it the whole time. He might straight-up 5 it someday.
    April 11 12:17 PM
  • SowingSeason Will absolutely give it a go
    April 7 08:49 PM
  • Rowan5215 I know I've said it before, but man the amount of quality in the Basement sessions that didn't make the album is insane. Stickman is probably top 5 Elliott for me
    March 31 12:10 AM
  • Rowan5215 holy s*** have you peeped this? it's more rarities than any one man would ever need, but on the other hand, it's Elliott so everything's great http://mangonebula.blogspot.com/2016/01/elliott-smith-rarities-archive-moon-is.html?m=1
    March 30 04:48 AM
  • Rowan5215 Jackson was on my list you silly goose! unless you mean the album voting list, which yeah I left a lot of good s*** off that tbf. I like EC more than any Cymbals album tho
    March 27 07:18 AM
  • AmericanFlagAsh You should write a review for the Tennis album
    March 6 07:12 PM
  • AmericanFlagAsh This is their first to really capture me, but I'll give that one another go
    February 25 10:01 PM
  • AmericanFlagAsh It's my favorite release of the year so far! So lush. I can't wait to listen to it on a walk when it's warmer here in Chicago.
    February 25 05:01 PM
  • Dewinged Yeah man, I don't know but there's really no magic at all. Songs are really bland and there's nothing for me to hold on to. Will give it another spin, cause it feels bad, but really, forgettable :(
    February 1 12:24 AM
  • Rowan5215 I know, I just never understood why hah
    January 25 03:50 AM
  • Rowan5215 well I'm definitely glad one of us does! I'd say it's their worst apart from So Divided :c
    January 25 02:06 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell I've spent years glancing at your avi without paying much attention and assuming it was a crow because apparently my cognition is screwed. Gave it a good look just now and have discovered its true form - wanted you to know this sorry I'll shut up now
    January 24 10:40 PM
  • Rowan5215 you were at a party for four days?? Texas really is another world huh
    January 21 04:56 AM
  • Rowan5215 hm this new Trail of Dead isn't bad, not great either. def feels like they're kind of outta juice. also there's one and a half Jason songs in total, the absolute audacity smh
    January 18 08:36 AM
  • SowingSeason the new MC is amazing
    November 3 10:20 PM
  • mvdu What are your favorites on the album? I think You?ll Need A New Backseat Driver is a terrific opener. Colossus of Rhodes gives a rush of energy. Higher Beams has a cool string-centered hook. You Won?t Need Those Where You Are Going has a pretty simplicity. And One Kind Of Solomon is classic majestic NP.
    October 9 06:16 PM
  • Rowan5215 The Ghost Within, Lie Without a Liar, Bus Lines and Grand Scheme are all absolutely killer tunes from IX. I still think the opening trio is very weak on that album and the production doesn't do the songs too many favours - combine that with following Lost Songs and it's very easy to write off, but it's definitely still a good album. also I love the Worlds Apart title track! HEY **** YOU MAAAAAAANNN
    October 9 07:52 AM
  • Rowan5215 Let It Dive I mean, goddamn Nick Cave takin up all my mental space atm
    October 9 04:55 AM
  • Rowan5215 damn I don't even remember that in all honestly lol, is it spoken word or is he fully singing? I gotta say in general they have a much much stronger discog than they get credit for imo, like IX started growing on me something fierce, and even though Worlds Apart isn't exactly a classic I can't write off any album with Summer of 91, Let Dive In and goddamn Caterwaul on it
    October 9 04:54 AM
  • Rowan5215 look I do like Wasted State of Mind and Witch's Web a whole lot. Stand in Silence is pretty dece too. but the complete absence of Reece or anything resembling energy reeeeally drags that album down and makes it a rough listen :/
    October 9 03:37 AM
  • Rowan5215 I think sputnik killed most of your comment there lol. them greater than signs will getcha
    October 8 01:32 PM
  • mvdu Hi Rudy. Glad you like the new New Pornographers album. It isn?t one of their best IMO but there are some real gems on it.
    October 8 10:11 AM
  • Rowan5215 which of course isn't helped when they hear Worlds Apart and So Divided and just assume they fell off a cliff after Source Codes lmao, I can't blame the impression but I'm glad I got to hear Source Tags without any expectation or knowledge of how well it was regarded tbh
    October 7 04:35 AM
  • Rowan5215 Century occupies an important place for me because I heard it first and it was the only impulse buy I've ever made that actually put me onto a great band - I undoubtedly have mad nostalgia for it for that reason. at the same time, I think I kind of got into them backwards and so I heard everything else with no expectation, unlike how most people do it which is going in already expecting ST to be the best by far and so they sort of already have it on a pedestal in their minds
    October 7 04:34 AM
  • Rowan5215 I will always love Century and Tao but yeah it's such a good album. the correct level of Reece and the guitars and drums are just popping off across the whole thing. it's also nice to be reminded Conrad is a human being with human emotions sometimes, a la Awestruck and Time and Again (maybe their best closer?)
    October 6 11:17 AM
  • Rowan5215 hahah sorry. just didn't know how good that album actually was I'd been sleeping on it for years. IX is good too
    October 4 10:36 PM
  • Rowan5215 damn what if Lost Songs is actually the best trail of dead album?
    October 4 02:38 AM
  • luci haha i read somewhere that she's playing there but I didn't believe it... why is she at a vapor fest lol. guess she's booking any gig she can
    September 25 02:16 AM
  • luci the slayyyter mixtape that just dropped is a pussy popper, britney blackout era vibes
    September 17 09:17 AM
  • luci new bat for lashes is surprisingly fire, think you'd dig
    September 3 04:16 PM
  • SowingSeason I'm super hyped now for her new album
    August 8 07:42 PM
  • SowingSeason yo, marika hackman rules thanks for the rec
    August 8 07:42 PM
  • SowingSeason I'll listen to your rec and you should check the harmaleighs latest
    August 7 01:32 AM
  • Rowan5215 It's literally Friday I'm In Love but I don't even care, they pull it off perfectly. glad you enjoyed it lad
    July 31 05:14 PM
  • Rowan5215 Sunday might be my AOTY so far lmao, but yeah the Message to You/Nothing Else to Think About transition is a hitter. gonna have to review this s*** I can't stop spinning it
    July 31 05:03 PM
  • Rowan5215 some prime new klapcore for you: Strange Ranger - Remembering the Rockets. Dreamy guitar-y indie filtered through dream pop and Modest Mouse with Flaming Lips and The Cure in there
    July 29 02:51 PM
  • luci hot chip is endlessly listenable!
    July 12 03:46 AM
  • luci took a few listens but this hot chip album is real comfy, so easy to slip into. 3.5 - 4
    July 3 12:50 AM
  • luci i think you asked me about hot chip somewhere? haven't heard a full record by them since the warning. your rating for the new one got me curious though
    June 27 02:38 AM
  • Slex We tend to agree more than not, will check posthaste
    June 26 05:21 AM
  • Winesburgohio it's, uhh, an album that deserves a measured take and i am still fomenting my thoughts (read: life is kicking my ass, kidneys, several other vital organs; just have to factor in time on my days off)
    May 18 12:22 PM
  • Atari Geez there are 18 songs on the new VW? Consider me interested!
    May 1 01:37 PM
  • Atari No worries, I was just curious and figured if someone was covering it you?d be good for the job. Still coming around to the 2nd half of the album but definitely has some of my favorite tracks he?s ever written
    April 30 07:10 PM
  • Atari Thoughts on the new Morby? Was hoping maybe you?d review it ;)
    April 30 02:36 PM
  • JWT155 Hey man! I'll be in vegas this weekend but my brother lives there now and frequesnts LA all the time. You still in the LA area?!
    April 18 07:19 AM
  • luci huuuuuge. can't get enough
    April 2 10:33 PM
  • blastOFFitsPARTYtime Yeah, definitely do it. More stripped back than The Veils in general but lots of beaut stuff on there. First half especially.
    March 27 08:49 PM
  • blastOFFitsPARTYtime Heard Finn Andrews' solo record yet? It's pretty great.
    March 25 10:27 PM
  • RadicalEd Thoughts on the new Jenny Lewis.
    March 24 05:27 PM
  • Jom Thine ears were burning!
    March 18 05:54 PM
  • Jom I indicated that you are both a writer and a photographer, so I was trying to secure as many credentials as possible. I'll keep you posted for sure. Cheers!
    February 8 02:45 PM
  • twlichty Hey Rudy, hope you're doing swell man. Listening to Vansire. Truly an experience, beautiful
    January 19 04:59 AM
  • Atari every time "Future Me Hates Me" comes up on shuffle I think it's the new Courtney Barnett album lol. I know you mentioned you didn't care for her before, but the resemblance is uncanny between these two albums imo. the title track on that Beths is a good example of the similarities
    December 26 05:13 PM
  • Gyromania happy holidays dude! feel awkward asking, but could i get a feature for this: https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=184894. thing took me a while to compile and it was like instantly buried by other lists lol
    December 24 11:05 PM
  • Rowan5215 Yeah it's such a goddamn soothing album. Liked the more hip hop tracks more but it's all good, espesh for students
    December 14 09:37 AM
  • Rowan5215 vansire album was really cool, so ****ing weird but in such a peaceful way. Nice To See You is such a damn bop
    December 13 02:17 PM
  • SandwichBubble I've been going through their discog and your reviews on them were pretty great. Hope you end up checking it!
    December 12 01:57 AM
  • SandwichBubble Hey, did you listen to the new Dodos album? Just wondering.
    December 12 01:39 AM
  • Rowan5215 no worries at all, if anything thank verdant for putting me onto it originally, such a good album. Somersault alone should have been huge on this site lol
    December 11 01:02 AM
  • Atari I haven?t heard all her other stuff but found it more accessible and enjoyable than her last LP. Still quirky but went down smoother imo. Maybe check the single ?Nameless, Faceless? or ?City Looks Pretty? for a taste but it?s your call lol
    August 23 02:31 AM
  • Atari you hear the new Courtney Barnett from this year? some of the songs on The Beths album remind me of it so you might enjoy it
    August 22 11:05 PM
  • Atari yeah I just jumped on that album by The Beths and I'm already sold on it. thx for the rec! also nice Gia Margaret rating :] makes me sad it has such few votes but I just don't have the time to review rn unfortunately
    August 22 06:06 PM
  • SowingSeason she's got a nice voice for sure. song was a mild kind of pleasant, maybe even a tad spacey/dream-poppy...song didn't convince me outright, but I would not be opposed to hearing more
    July 4 12:43 AM
  • theBoneyKing New Neko is real great eh?
    June 10 10:32 PM
  • robin https://normanrecords.com/records/169520
    May 1 03:42 PM
  • Arcade ty muchly my dude
    April 26 04:11 AM
  • Arcade yo, another request, and i totally understand if you say no- can i list you as a reference on my resume? all i would need is your email address (which you?ve supplied to me before). would be super helpful if i could use you but if not i totally understand.
    April 26 03:54 AM
  • Atari sweet, glad to hear you enjoyed it man! that's a very nice song indeed. the whole thing is pretty great, I don't find myself skipping tracks on it. and the closer Cruel Wind is pretty unexpected. obvs not reinventing the wheel, but just really well done and goes down smoothly. I'll have to check out Stars ;)
    April 22 04:13 PM
  • Atari right on, cheers for the rec!
    April 18 06:10 PM
  • Atari have a klap rec: night flowers - wild notion. very similar vibes to Fazerdaze, and it's lovely
    April 18 04:31 PM
  • theBoneyKing Oh nice, thats always a great feature. Looks like weve got a new Father John Misty album upon us soon - you wouldnt want to ruin your review streak on his stuff now would you? :-P Not a whole ton has been happening here really, as Im sure youre aware the Kacey Musgraves really blew up which has been interesting to watch.
    April 18 12:36 PM
  • theBoneyKing 2018 needs some klap reviews :-(
    April 18 12:52 AM
  • Arcade is it kosher to add you on LinkedIn?
    April 1 09:29 AM
  • luci stalked my way to that jellyfish and hot damn is that album a-mazing. wish someone pointed us in that direction when sputnik was overrating aim and ignite
    March 20 11:26 AM
  • Trebor. No worries brev, I'll hit you up in a few weeks
    January 26 07:18 PM
  • Trebor. Would you rather be the interviewer or the interviewee?
    January 20 08:43 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts better rethink that year end list https://lambsbreath.bandcamp.com/album/man-feelings
    December 31 07:44 AM
  • Xenophanes Yeah 2017 has been a year where I listened to more music than ever but connected with almost nothing. Blood Cultures filled a void with joyous and smooth jams that I had been missing so thanks. Actually had a dream about you the other day where you came to visit me and ended up trashing my house which is a good metaphor for what you did to my AOTY list
    December 11 12:32 PM
  • Atari will do, thanks! Ah, I had no idea Gainsbourg got bnm on pitchfork lol. Only check that site every once in a while
    December 7 05:01 PM
  • Atari sweet. hopefully I'm not steering you in the wrong direction, I'm newer to the whole indie pop thing haha. digging it even more than indie folk rn which is crazy because folk is my favorite thing ever. Wish it was a full length but oh well. Charlotte Gainsbourg's new album is also an indie pop gem. I can't get enough of this stuff right now. Blood Cultures is really nice too :]
    December 6 04:48 PM
  • Atari check Amy Shark - Night Thinker EP for some really catchy indie-ish pop. I've had "Blood Brothers" and "Adore" stuck in my head for days and seems like it might be up your alley
    December 5 05:04 PM
  • neekafat Yeah thanks for the rec man, really enjoyed it. And I agree, but it wasn't bad at all!
    December 2 06:39 AM
  • neekafat Threw on my write-up for Blood Cultures on my list if you're interested!
    December 2 05:39 AM
  • TBone16 The GIF of the dog moving in the car seat is funny and cute! Nice GIF! :)
    November 26 10:54 AM
  • alexgonzriv review Shed Seven - Instant Pleasures album
    November 19 03:24 PM
  • GhostOfSarcasticBtrd Goddammit. I feel like I'd be a lot less self-conscious if I was in general litigation or something cause I at least learned the basics of researching and writing in law school, but in a specialized area like T and E I had a whopping one class 2L year. Helped a big fat zero btw.
    November 11 03:13 AM
  • GhostOfSarcasticBtrd How long did your "I don't feel like I'm competent" phase last? Still in mine since I've only been in this practice area for three months.
    November 11 02:17 AM
  • Atari I know it's on spotify and apple music but not sure about obtaining it outside of that, sry man. Also nice rec, listening to that Weaves now and the vocalist sorta reminds me of No Doubt/Gwen Stefani before she sucked
    November 3 06:19 PM
  • Atari I think you'd really dig YAY BLYNN. Reminds me of Woods quite a bit. Can't add to the database rn, sadly
    October 31 10:29 PM
  • theacademy haha i could tell... album dope!
    August 25 10:14 PM
  • Voivod https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/08/the-classic-rock-ecstasy-of-the-war-on-drugs/537609/
    August 24 01:55 PM
  • wabbit lol
    July 4 06:58 AM
  • Brostep it's absolutely nuts isn't it
    June 27 06:22 AM
  • Atari also, I can relate to the being out of it thing lately. new kevin morby is sneaking up on us as well and I really enjoyed the last song (1234) btw props for doing the Coachella thing again your articles were ace as per usual
    June 6 06:39 AM
  • Atari it's out on the 9th but the 3 songs released so far are pretty amazing. and it might be streaming idk
    June 6 05:51 AM
  • Atari Pls review that new big thief
    June 5 04:26 PM
  • neekafat Staff af
    May 9 07:07 AM
  • theBoneyKing Yeah the songwriting on this one is definitely a step up. "The Glow", "Song", "Slack Jaw", and "Rewind" are stunning.
    May 8 03:35 AM
  • theBoneyKing Interesting, never really noticed anything too special about their beats. Either way What Now is very good.
    May 6 02:07 PM
  • theBoneyKing Did you listen to Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak's solo album as Flock of Dimes from last year? The Sylvan Esso album reminded me a bit of it.
    May 4 03:42 AM
  • kascetcadettt here's a thread where you can discuss how fantastic it is to be a part of this moment: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=174557 \\\ don't be scared to share the news with other guys in case i missed someone out and keep shining in the light of this beautiful rock n roll fireplate, god bless, hasanmedia represent
    April 19 12:08 PM
  • kascetcadettt sieg hi it's-a me smooth brotha from the umpteenth block taggin' em trainz comin' from your favorite station, word on the street is (artuma is gay) my new album came out recently and if that's the last thing i ever do let it be, leavin' the link in your hands my man: http://poleyounger.bandcamp.com/album/go-daylight \\\ feel FREE to 1 it if u didn't like my agressive self promotion campaign, feel FREE to thank me if this album saved your life
    April 19 12:06 PM
  • Voivod https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/04/scenes-from-coachella-2017/523278/
    April 18 06:47 PM
  • Atari ah nice, you see a lot of shows! I thought you might want to dib the new Big Thief which is one of the reasons I brought it up. I thought about dibbing it, but I'd probably just repeat most of the stuff I already said in my last review ;)
    April 6 04:04 PM
  • Atari heads up new kevin morby and big thief this year - was a bit shocked myself
    April 5 06:20 PM
  • Jom Danke for the nudge. Check yours!
    March 29 03:54 PM
  • SowingSeason s*** is the new FJM really that bad? was hyped.
    March 8 05:21 PM
  • SowingSeason probs won't have time =( I'm literally only DL'ing it now. If you have any desire to, go for it.
    February 24 09:35 AM
  • theBoneyKing Hopefully I enjoy it more than you.
    February 12 12:43 AM
  • theBoneyKing Uh oh, that's not the kind of Ryan Adams rating I like to see!
    February 11 10:02 PM
  • DoofusWainwright Hey Klap, dunno who gets the final word on this but I would love, yes love, for the review I just posted (of this year's new Eitzel) to hit the front page. Think people here will quite enjoy it if they give it a spin. I don't mind it knocking my Cloud Nothings one off the front page!
    January 31 08:08 AM
  • Frippertronics I just find it incredibly baffling that this is the same man who beat the s*** out of Steven when he was always strung out on heroin and convinced him to kick it. This is the same man who said that he didn't need any stimulant to have a psychedelic experience or for writing stuff as such. Beyond the blatant hypocrisy, it's just unfortunate that someone so humble can become such a douche.
    January 31 06:49 AM
  • Frippertronics without bringing up wayne's blatant midlife crisis and cocaine addiction, kliph's absence is honestly for the worst imo. his drumming was easily the best parts on embryonic and the terror imo
    January 31 06:36 AM
  • Frippertronics no clue, but when i last looked at the review, i think you said it just wasn't focused and tried too hard to be more experimental (which def makes sense) and that some of the songs weren't really that good or weren't lyrically that great. It's weird to think it's closing in on ten years (which coincides with my birthday, since it came out on my 12th birthday)
    January 31 06:25 AM
  • Frippertronics please don't tell me you prefer oczy mlody over embryonic klapper
    January 31 06:09 AM
  • collynas441 Wow! I'm really suprised that you like the Phantogram record.) Any plans to review it?)
    October 22 09:15 PM
  • kascetcadettt nice phantogram rating my man
    October 19 04:36 PM
  • Atari kk sounds good man. I just didn't want to seem like an ass by offering up my review to you and then posting one first haha. I'll get started on a review shortly then, cheers! (hope obsolete is one of the classic songs you're referring to btw, song's killer)
    October 3 11:47 PM
  • Atari I may have to review it after all if you're not feeling it. It's still yours if u want it though, just let me know
    October 3 08:34 PM
  • Atari Hey man, just a reminder that you're welcome to cover that new Regina Spektor since I'm on vacation
    September 29 04:52 PM
  • theBoneyKing Did you ever form an opinion on Schmilco?
    September 26 01:06 AM
  • collynas441 Hi! How are you?) I see that you like the new Warpaint album.) Would you like to review it?)
    September 23 09:05 AM
  • theBoneyKing I just finished it and loved it! I dig the more mellow vibe. It'll take a few listens to fully sink in (as Wilco albums usually do) but I think it's a step up from Star Wars. Expecting it'll settle out at a 4.
    September 9 04:52 AM
  • Atari Cheers man! If there are any critiques you wanna add to what Johhny mentioned let me know since I'm gonna try to tidy up the review a bit tomorrow.
    September 9 04:46 AM
  • theBoneyKing Can I expect a klap review for Schmilco? About to press play on it for the first time myself!
    September 9 04:06 AM
  • JWT155 Threw together a review of Butch;s new record if you're interested
    September 4 12:34 AM
  • collynas441 Have you heard this song? This is so catchy!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1i06Aog2MQ
    August 31 06:01 PM
  • JWT155 Hear the new Butch Walker yet? Thoughts?
    August 30 02:56 PM
  • collynas441 Also, I'm passionately waiting for your Of Montreal and Britney review.)
    August 23 03:49 PM
  • collynas441 Hi Rudy. Any plans to review the new The Veils album?) The singles from it sound so strange and unusual for me but I like it.)
    August 21 07:29 AM
  • EaglesBecomeVultures seriously hate your taste
    August 11 12:39 AM
  • collynas441 Many critics and fans say that their upcoming album may be their return to form. I hope you'll review it.)Also, what do you think about Private Show?))
    August 7 09:16 AM
  • collynas441 Hi dude. Any thoughts on new Of Montreal tracks?
    August 6 05:00 PM
  • Atari No worries man, i let them know in Olympus :]
    August 4 06:22 AM
  • Atari if you'd be interested in taking my Regina Spektor dib, it's all yours. just dawned on me I'm going to be on vacation during the end of Sept. so prolly won't get to it. If you don't want it that's completely fine, but wanted to offer it up to you before cancelling my dib (and I know you liked the single).
    August 3 11:39 PM
  • Hi dude. Any thoughts on new Of Montreal tracks?
    July 30 08:38 PM
  • JWT155 Yep I'm glad I went, def on my list of artists I plan on seeing anytime he's in town now.
    July 15 09:32 PM
  • collynas441 Hi. Did new Britney single make you oo-o-oh?)
    July 15 07:49 PM
  • JWT155 Just saw Ryan Adams tonight and I must have caught him on a good night, he blew the roof off the place.
    July 14 04:51 AM
  • theBoneyKing I agree, the album's no Blacklisted but the atmosphere is definitely similar.
    June 29 02:20 PM
  • theBoneyKing Nice picks those! I agree they did a good job of balancing things. Though I'm kind of biased toward the Neko Case tracks, all three have amazing ones.
    June 29 04:20 AM
  • theBoneyKing Nice! "Behind the Armory" is probably my favorite song. The "Still I want you to love me" line really gets to me for some reason.
    June 28 08:17 PM
  • theBoneyKing Yo the case/lang/veirs album is amazing innit?
    June 28 02:12 PM
  • collynas441 And I strongly recommend you to check this album out. https://soundcloud.com/carparkrecords/sets/young-magic-still-life
    June 18 02:05 PM
  • collynas441 It's a good album, but Civilian is a highlight for me. Also, any thoughts on the new RHCP record? I'm pleasantly suprised by some singles from it(especially Goodbye Angels).
    June 18 12:15 PM
  • collynas441 Would you like to review the lastest Little Sream album?
    June 17 05:29 PM
  • collynas441 Wow! I'm glad that you liked it. Would you like to check his (criminally overlooked) album out if you have time?
    June 8 09:05 AM
  • Atari ah nice, glad you liked it man! figured you might with your taste in indie rock and folk :]
    June 7 04:25 PM
  • collynas441 What do you think about this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbokXheXhxY
    June 7 12:33 PM
  • collynas441 At least, it's much better than "Everything You've Come to Expect".
    June 4 02:49 PM
  • collynas441 The new album from The Kills is out today.) Will you review it?)
    June 3 02:45 PM
  • Atari they also remind me of grouper a bit (not the ambient stuff, but the lo-li folk side of grouper)
    June 1 08:13 PM
  • Atari I'm bad at RIYL's, but I guess it kinda sounds like Woods with a female vocalist. Idk though it's more lo-fi, and the vocalist is quite nice and quirky
    June 1 08:05 PM
  • Atari I think you might enjoy the debut album by big thief I just rated
    June 1 05:01 PM
  • collynas441 Waiting for your Mutual Benefit review. This album is like a remedy for the soul.
    May 29 08:32 PM
  • RadicalEd I frown disapprovingly at your "Teens of Denial" rating.
    May 24 08:37 AM
  • RadicalEd Nice. Hoping to see a review. How good are "Lost Dreamers" and "Getting Gone".
    May 22 09:44 AM
  • RadicalEd Give me a Small spoiler, what are your thoughts on that Album.
    May 21 09:54 PM
  • RadicalEd Hey Rudy K. Hope you're doin alright. Thoughts on the new Mutual Benefit album? Dunno if you listened to it already, but I'm like 96% certain you'll love it.
    May 21 09:06 AM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy! Would you like to review debut album from Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever?I really like the singles from that album.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfNTaWuRzYwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29xEfJLXfEo
    May 5 07:33 PM
  • Romulus "Midnight City Saxophone Solo: The Album" is this supposed to be a bad thing cause it sounds AMAZING
    April 10 11:03 PM
  • SowingSeason Have you heard the new Weezer? Not sure if you even like them but the album has a beach vibe and seems like it's right in your area of expertise.
    April 6 08:54 PM
  • ComeToDaddy I planned to just review all The Bastards instead, but I'd be keen
    March 31 08:04 AM
  • ComeToDaddy I was actually specifically holding out on reviewing it since I saw your dibs on a document Willie hit us contribs with, but if you're not keen on reviewing it at all I can probably put something together in the next few days. Did you still want to put out a less positive review?
    March 31 08:03 AM
  • collynas441 It's a good album. And what you think about Soft Scene?
    March 31 04:51 AM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy. Would you like to review Autolux - Pussy's Dead?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pussys-dead/id1090472853https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nwp5uMvvIU
    March 30 08:18 AM
  • ftinside Baby
    March 16 07:45 AM
  • Rowan5215 I know he considers it his opus or w/e so yeah I will definitely try and read the whole thing in my next holidays. I remember my brother got Pet Sematary when we were kids and our parents hid it cos they thought it was too scary for us, haha. I'll read it for sure, the movie is a classic
    March 15 01:23 AM
  • Rowan5215 I haven't even started the Dark Tower series yet, not nearly enough time to read stuff of that size at uni. I love how the Turtle spoke in English slang though, that was some solid humour. I guess the whole deadlights thing is important in the Dark Tower? And no, the King I've read so far is The Stand, The Shining, IT, Salem's Lot, the first bit of Cell and the Man Who Loved Flowers. I guess I'll check Tommyknockers
    March 15 12:05 AM
  • Rowan5215 (cont) about the villain at all, it's about the kids. Richie is probably my favourite character he's ever made
    March 14 11:04 PM
  • Rowan5215 He was tripping straight balls when he wrote that orgy scene, no doubt about it. My only other problem is, while I love the child/adult dynamic, watching him describe the kids make their way through a long dark scary tunnel and then right after the adults go through the same long dark scary tunnel is inevitably dodgy pacing-wise. He definitely could have trimmed a bit of that. Also, once he finally reveals that It is a spider it kind of kills the creepy vibe from Pennywise, but IT isn't really
    March 14 11:03 PM
  • Rowan5215 just finished reading IT, conflicted as to whether I like it more than the Shining/the Stand but it's definitely his most beautiful book in the traditional sense. The second last chapter when Mike was forgetting had me tearing up. Still think the Shining is his best ""horror"" for sure and the Stand is probably his best executed/most ambitious, what do you reckon
    March 14 01:52 PM
  • collynas441 I agree with you, but I really like Wedding and Lime Habit.
    March 5 02:35 PM
  • collynas441 Any thoughts on United Crushers?
    March 4 04:41 PM
  • collynas441 And what do you about new Ra Ra Riot? Their last record was kinda dull, but the single with Rostam sounds modern and fresh.
    February 16 07:03 AM
  • theacademy lavine 4L twolves dynasty 2017 onward
    February 14 08:34 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges thanks dude.
    February 14 05:05 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges yo, would you mind if i emailed you in the near future to talk about something?
    February 14 04:52 AM
  • Arcade thanks!
    February 14 12:09 AM
  • Arcade thanks. i'm assuming klapsputnik@gmail.com, or should i send it through facebook?
    February 13 12:08 PM
  • Arcade could i possibly email you at some stage to discuss some things?
    February 13 10:20 AM
  • collynas441 Also, what do you think about latest singles from School Of Seven Bells?
    February 6 12:01 PM
  • collynas441 Thanks man! Polyvinyl Records is one of my favourite labels!
    February 4 07:54 PM
  • collynas441 Hi, Rudy! Will you review new records from Diiv and Chairlift?
    February 4 01:15 PM
  • Arcade probably their best since Coming Up tbh. didn't know if you were too into them cos you haven't got them rated but i assumed they'd be up your alley, good to know i assumed correctly :]
    January 28 05:55 AM
  • Arcade you heard the new Suede album yet?
    January 24 10:26 AM
  • JWT155 So they bought their tickets with no wait in under 2 mins, thanks for the link
    January 6 07:17 PM
  • JWT155 Many thanks man
    January 6 03:37 PM
  • Hep Kat I think u should feature: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=170418
    December 28 06:26 AM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts intelligent for what is usually expected out of the genre, kind of like Radiohead, Grizzly Bear or DM Stith its just so tasteful and well done that you just want to pick the dudes brains a bit. try this song maybe; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9UJFC8LLjM
    December 19 08:42 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts reminds me of stuff like Timber Timbre. but yeah. really catchy album, its fun stuff and i think its well done even if it is very much constrained to its genre. have you heard Patrick Watsons new album Love Songs for Robots? We don't have a whole lot of crossover in taste but I think u might like it, its just some alt/indie rock bulls*** but its done in this way that makes it sound like an alt/indie rock album made by dudes who listen to everything BUT alt/indie rock. a little curiously
    December 19 08:40 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts i am no so certain you are missing anything. altho this new album is the only record of his ive heard. but i dont like it for being any kind of innovative garage rock, i mostly just like it for the way its executed. i really like the dudes voice and the guitar tones are just infectiously crunchy. and even if he doesnt really push the envelop there are a lot of moments that are just perfectly catchy and the very subtle psychedelia and in some of the keys make it kind of haunting in a way that
    December 19 08:37 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts probably realistically more of a 4/5 for me but i often overzealously rate things right off the bat and then never bother adjusting them later but i do like it
    December 18 08:07 AM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts yes, why?
    December 18 07:53 AM
  • JWT155 Thanks a lot man, I appreciate it.
    December 3 02:34 PM
  • JWT155 Hey man, I've always admired your reviews and opinions, I've been here for 6 years and finally found the courage to post my first review in a long time, I'd appreciate it if you took a quick glance and any thoughts or advice you would have on it. Cheers.
    December 3 05:52 AM
  • theBoneyKing Oh that sounds awesome! I wonder if Matt will do a solo set there.
    November 10 06:58 PM
  • theBoneyKing I know you like Delta Spirit (their first couple albums, at least, based on your ratings), so I thought I'd let you know if you hadn't head that their singer released a solo EP last week under the name Matthew Logan Vasquez and has an album coming in early 2016. The EP is pretty good. It's a bit gritter than Delta Spirit's last couple albums. You should definitely check it out.
    November 10 12:27 AM
  • SowingSeason If Loud City came out in 2013 that was a lost year for me musically. The new one sounds extremely promising so I'll probably start current and work my way back.
    October 5 10:48 PM

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