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  • Frivolous pretty much the same. just writing music and writing words, really
    June 10 07:44 AM
  • Frivolous hey, hope you're doing alright. been a minute so i thought i'd check in
    June 9 07:22 AM
  • Jay78 Dear Claire,Would you have some time for a review of the E.P. of my friends: in advance!Best tropical regards!
    April 7 08:16 AM
  • parksungjoon swee andavald review m/ sounds dope
    March 9 09:50 PM
  • JustJoe. i am for now until next time *heart emoji*
    March 8 09:03 PM
  • JustJoe. hi claire i have nothing to report but it?s the future as of my last post so hope you are well
    March 8 02:33 AM
  • parksungjoon hello ms staff you might find something interesting on this list :]
    February 24 08:32 PM
  • Get Low By any chance, is your name on here a reference to Clare Quilty, the character from Lolita?
    January 5 11:31 PM
  • MiloRuggles That doesn't sound too taxing on my bohemian lifestyle! Sounds like a sensible writing challenge, really. What sort of trials await me in the application process? Whose rings do I have to kiss?
    November 25 09:46 AM
  • MiloRuggles I must admit, I've never been labelled as politically astute haha. Thanks, I'll quickly take you up on your offer to take on questions. What's the general idea? I have to do x amount of reviews in y time? I get assigned an upcoming release and have to have a review in on time? Is there anything involved but reviewing? tytytytyty
    November 22 05:35 AM
  • MiloRuggles Ayy, I appreciate ya!I'd have to first figure out what's involved and expected of me in that process, and then spend some time considering haha. Glad you like my writing though! Feedback really keeps me coming back, especially from writers I enjoy
    November 22 02:10 AM
  • Frippertronics the only major gripe i do have is the three interludes add nothing to the album
    November 13 04:49 AM
  • Frippertronics ok after i actually finished it: the flutes were a bit worrying but i think it got more interesting once they got away from it. I do think it petered out halfway through. Substantially better than The Ark Work though
    November 13 04:33 AM
  • Frippertronics new liturgy is good?? or am i in the twilight zone right now
    November 13 04:17 AM
  • JustJoe. I can get behind that. Also feel free to let me know when things turn around for the better. I?ll be looking forward to it.
    November 10 02:44 AM
  • JustJoe. I?ve been very strangely all over the place yet somehow still little to nothing to report. Hanging in there though. How about you, Claire?
    November 10 02:30 AM
  • hogan900 Glad u dug it! Like you said this year has been amazing for skramz
    November 3 03:48 PM
  • hogan900 Check Elle?s ... it?s pretty wonderful stuff, there is even a song that?s reminiscent of the ending of For Meg which is whack.
    November 1 06:51 PM
  • hogan900 That Frail Body?s album is crazy
    November 1 04:25 PM
  • SowingSeason Nice to see more love for Patrick Watson. That record is unexpectedly brilliant.
    October 18 08:20 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Ah, that figures! Love the mess personally it is a lot haha. Figures you'd be more into slickness from how much you dig the new Seizures ;]
    October 13 06:57 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Not to snoop, but I finally checked Kidcrash out and assumed within about 2 mins of the first track that they'd be in your 5s somewhere, but no ratings :O Idk if I'm getting things mixed, but I don't think I've heard a band I've ever associated more strongly with your vibe aha - tell me I'm wrong!
    October 13 12:50 AM
  • franconia sorry, i've been wanting to transfer my reviews from RYM and Eject Music and really haven't looked at the front page
    October 3 02:41 AM
  • wacknizzle Cool, thank you :)
    October 1 02:11 AM
  • wacknizzle Has anyone on heavyblogisheavy heard our album? I tried to email them about doing a review for us.
    September 30 07:06 PM
  • wacknizzle Awesome, thank you! Glad you enjoy it
    September 25 04:08 PM
  • cvlts oh baby
    September 3 05:18 PM
  • cvlts 5 on new Seizures? That some trolly placemarker or staff privilege sput should be excite about?
    August 29 09:50 PM
  • kris. nm just chillin..... wanted to say hey.....
    August 16 12:50 PM
  • kris. wyd...
    August 16 05:06 AM
  • kris. hey claire
    August 15 09:01 PM
  • Nocte I feel you'd dig it. It's got this kinda brooding atmosphere that carries some actual emotion with it. It's only 21 minutes so it's doesn't drag.
    August 6 02:25 AM
  • Nocte Sup Claire, have you had a listen to the new The Human Condition EP?
    August 6 02:12 AM
  • iglu Ooohhh alrighty, I'll check it out
    July 30 06:56 PM
  • Jots if you message the Sput FB then i can see your handle and then add you to admin
    July 30 02:59 AM
  • iglu Oceanic?
    July 30 12:44 AM
  • ian b thank you so much!! yeah i mean a lot has happened, but rather than basking in my past, i figured it would be better to wait, and start a new account when i was ready. so it took me a lil bit longer than expected, but i hope to be writing reviews at least half of the pace i was reviewing. also wow a lot really has happened here lol, but (super) late congrats on becoming staff!!!
    July 2 01:10 AM
  • JayEnder Way cool! Sure sounds like it was a super awesome time. Sleeplessness is slowly but surely becoming my favorite.
    June 26 10:07 PM
  • JayEnder Oh god the unironic Black Veil Brides 5 rater himself lmao. Dudes a wackjob but I kinda miss having him around ngl... Funny that Jonny brought him up haha. And ah that's alright I do remember you mentioning in the thread that they played Sleeplessness and Clairvoyant back to back though (still jealous) so I hope you tore up the pit to those.
    June 25 03:28 PM
  • JayEnder Hey! I?m stoked you enjoyed the State Faults show. Did you get the opportunity to talk to the band at all? Also, did they play Olive Tree? .-. I?d do anything to hear that song live haha.
    June 24 08:19 PM
  • JayEnder I can definitely see the Plini comparison on the new one. Some Handmade Cities vibes for sure haha. Agreed that the new one is better too, I thought Homey was a bit too bubbly and cute for my liking. S/T has everything that makes the band good.
    June 7 12:24 AM
  • JayEnder That new Chon tho :]
    June 6 11:41 PM
  • SowingSeason I went through and attributed any blog pieces you completed as a contributor to your staff WP account (as opposed to the generic "staff" account). You can review these pieces by clicking on the blog tab at the top of your profile. If there are any you did that I'm missing, please do me the favor of linking me to it/them so that I can credit you properly. Thanks!
    April 2 01:04 PM
  • ZippaThaRippa :mouse:
    March 17 01:20 PM
  • ZippaThaRippa :all_seeing_eye:
    March 16 11:15 PM
  • SowingSeason No worries we'll get it straightened out!
    March 10 01:19 AM
  • Frivolous nice
    March 4 04:42 PM
  • Jacquibim Nice tag you got there
    March 2 09:47 AM
  • neekafat Congrats!!
    March 2 02:03 AM
  • Dewinged Thanks Claire! And congratulations to you too!
    March 2 01:19 AM
  • SandwichBubble good job, fool.
    March 1 11:34 PM
  • Xenophanes Nice Public Strain rating
    February 28 07:28 PM
  • supremejelly Random since you might give a semblance of s***, but I got that drum cover of Vice Waves down (not recorded though) and thought a cooler idea would be a medley of drum parts from the album. I'll lyk if that goes anywhere, right now I'm trying to figure out parts that would mesh well together.
    February 21 02:46 PM
  • neekafat nice nice! I've still slowly been trying to get more into extreme metal lol, the three bands I've enjoyed most are probably Sigh, Dissection, and Behemoth
    December 28 04:01 AM
  • SowingSeason it'sd now, thanks for catching that
    December 27 02:47 PM
  • neekafat That's great! Who'd ya see?
    December 22 10:06 PM
  • neekafat Oh damn, how was that?
    December 20 04:11 PM
  • neekafat Good, just exhausted from work even though I'm technically on break haha! How've you been?
    December 20 07:30 AM
  • naughtcturnal sorry it took me a while but I finally got around to reading the Entheos interview. It was great and I really like how you went in-depth about the themes (aesthetic, concept, lyrics). It really helps to have a better understanding of their work. Great, great job and it was a great read
    December 20 05:04 AM
  • neekafat yooo suppp
    December 20 12:17 AM
  • Bloon hello friend
    December 20 12:04 AM
  • naughtcturnal Yesss!!!! I would really be interested in reading that. Care to share a link? Thanks!!
    December 16 04:30 AM
  • naughtcturnal 1 semester!! Shucks I can't even make it finally on the 21st because i wasnt able to get the day off. Let me know how it was. And I think it's awesome that you interviewed Basalte for the site. They have come such a long way since I saw them live for the first time in a shotty bar in a village close to where I live when they were still a 3-piece. They were always really tight.
    December 15 04:39 AM
  • naughtcturnal Nice!! Did you go to Déréliction Stellaire a few years back?
    December 14 04:34 AM
  • naughtcturnal So so. I am up to date with Existe because 2 of the dudes are pretty much the closest friends that I have. But I know a couple of people from the scene and have seen Basalte and Entheos a few times. But I am from the south shore and don't go to too many shows anymore. Might try to go to the Existe one on the 21st if I can get the day off. Will see.
    December 13 04:44 AM
  • naughtcturnal Hi!! Yeah, it's me. Was wondering if their album would actually be approved because Cyril was having a super hard time putting it up for pre-order on bandcamp haha
    December 12 07:32 PM
  • SitarHero Shot you an email. \m/
    October 11 03:23 AM
  • SitarHero Cool cool, how should I send you the link?
    October 11 03:10 AM
  • SitarHero Hey Claire, I'm glad you like the singles Four Stroke Baron put out. I befriended those guys some time back and they sent me an advance copy of the album to review for Sput. I also told them I'd forward it to any Staff or Contribs who are interested in reviewing it. Are you interested?
    October 11 12:25 AM
  • Papa Universe I imagine a Claire-core hip-hop would be something of the sort:
    September 29 12:00 AM
  • Jom Sorry, should have probably shouted at you to let you know the changes are all square based off your messages. Let me know if I misunderstood what you meant. Thanks!
    September 25 05:46 PM
  • Frippertronics :thinkingbane:
    September 9 09:19 AM
  • verdant ....are you an actual gIRL?? on Sputnik?? wow
    September 8 02:44 PM
  • supremejelly I know it's nitpicky but I really hate the "chip on your shoulder" chorus in Elucidation, so I often skip that one even if the verse is chill
    August 9 09:45 PM
  • supremejelly Hells yeah, that album has such an eerie/suffocating sound all the way through even if some vocals parts sound slightly awkward. Strange Graves is a gem. LYE will always be a special album even if it's sort of a mess. Phoenix 1
    August 9 09:45 PM
  • supremejelly Haha well the bongos make the song, so I'd be able to live with that. Will be sure to share the vid man, as long as my new neighbors don't kill me
    August 6 10:25 PM
  • supremejelly I started learning Vice immediately when the 3-song EP came out, but if I had waited for the full album I probably would've learned No Moon first. The parts after 3:25 sound so much fun and the drums really drive it. Love what he's doing with the snare
    August 6 07:46 PM
  • supremejelly But before that, I ended up starting to write the sheet music for the groovy bass drum part since I wanted to make sure I nailed the whole thing. Drumming is too good on that album to half-ass. I just moved into a new apartment with concrete floors so I'm hoping I can play, and eventually make a video covering the song.
    August 6 07:41 PM
  • supremejelly hey thanks for checking! it was going pretty well until my neighbors complained about my drumming.. I got an electronic kit for my apartment, assuming they'd be quiet enough, which they were until I realized hitting the kick drum was making vibrations travel to my neighbors 2 floors below. Worst part is they complained when I finally got that off-time section down (the one starting at 2:08)
    August 6 07:39 PM
  • impoppy feel free to pop your head in occasionally, literally no obligation to be there all the time.
    August 2 06:24 AM
  • calmrose thank you friend :]
    July 31 10:34 AM
  • GhandhiLion I too am a defender of the djent
    July 31 12:24 AM
  • impoppy I miss hearing from you :(
    July 30 09:29 AM
  • impoppy wyd
    July 29 12:14 AM
  • Nazzadan wyd
    July 18 08:55 PM
  • Jom People love looking at pretty photographs to break up the text. The challenge with the version of Wordpress we use is that whatever we see in edit mode does not parallel with published mode (e.g. I tried to wrap text around some of the images - what looked awesome in edit mode looked like a dumpster fire in published mode). I wanted to use more but didn't want to catch any flak if the original photographs didn't have an attribution.
    May 4 07:08 PM
  • Jom I tried to make it read like a flowing conversation, so hope you don't mind. Real nice job with it. He seems like a good bloke and I'll give the bandcamp a spin eventually once I catch up on my back-log of albums. Cheers!
    May 4 06:49 PM
  • smaug74 hey bud! thx for inviting me:)
    April 20 02:08 AM
  • DarkNoctus nice to meet you! thank you for checking my album out!
    April 15 10:03 PM
  • butcherboy sounds great! I'm in..
    April 2 03:25 PM
  • Nocte I feel like I need to read a new Clav review : ]
    March 22 10:53 AM
  • Dewinged Started pretty good then started to draaaaggggg. It might be cause I jammed it after lunch doing work so it got pretty steep. I was falling asleep in between all the djenting. Anyway, looking forward to read your thoughts on it ;)
    February 28 06:44 AM
  • Dewinged Yo Claire, just saw your soundoff on the Aviations album, are you planning to review it at some point?
    February 28 05:26 AM
  • Nocte Only cause if you create links it generates more visits from outside sources. Including those you write about. Something to consider
    February 14 07:57 AM
  • Nocte You know how to use B.B. code yeah?
    February 14 07:27 AM
  • TheSpirit hey! i meant to when it first happened, but i never congratulated you on the promotion. definitely well-deserved and it's great to have you as a contributor. really dig more poetic quality your reviews seem to have.
    February 9 06:01 PM
  • Nocte They should just ?staff? you haha
    February 8 07:11 AM
  • Sniff All cred goes to teamster who has a fine nose for sniffing out great jams
    February 4 10:46 AM
  • Frippertronics I mean, a 3.6 isn't bad for a first listen although since i'm digging the new Sumac, Oceanic will probably be on repeat as well.
    February 3 12:42 AM
  • Frippertronics I mean, I like Kayo Dot, so i think i'll come around in due time
    February 2 10:55 PM
  • Frippertronics tfw the Isis album was juuuust fine
    February 2 08:08 PM
  • Chamberbelain Very kind words, thank you. Congratulations to you too :)
    February 2 06:32 PM
  • Nocte Congrats newbie
    February 2 04:23 AM
  • Rigma grats fren! well deserved
    February 2 01:04 AM
  • DivergentThinking Thanks! And congrats on joining the team too... you've been one of my favorite reviewers for a while, so I'm glad you got picked
    February 1 10:54 PM
  • ScuroFantasma Proper congrats on contrib, knew you could do it (:
    February 1 10:29 PM
  • Dewinged Grats Claire!!
    February 1 09:27 PM
  • SowingSeason hang tight too - waiting to hear from the infinitely wise Jom on this.
    February 1 05:43 PM
  • SowingSeason Oddly enough I'm not sure. Weird, right? I lost access to it when I became emeritus for a year and I guess never got re-added, even though I can view every other forum on the site. Anyway, I would inquire with any of the current contribs as they should be able to link you to it.
    February 1 05:39 PM
  • SandwichBubble Congrats on contrib
    February 1 05:38 PM
  • SowingSeason Congratulations! Please shout me if you have any questions about being a contributor or need anything.
    February 1 04:46 PM
  • neekafat Same here, good luck! (:
    January 30 04:08 AM
  • neekafat You applying for contrib??
    January 29 06:16 AM
  • Papa Universe Didn't you write a review for Ylva - Meta? Where did it go?
    January 11 09:25 AM
  • borealice vocals are hit or miss for people, but I figure you wouldn't mind a higher range since you listen to this stuff anyway
    December 6 12:18 AM
  • borealice ah, closest thing to prog i've heard all year haha. I think you would enjoy the guitar interplay.
    December 6 12:14 AM
  • borealice have you heard the new kairon;irse album?
    December 6 12:05 AM
  • neekafat It's absolutely no problem, thank you for reaching out like you did (: Yeah, he certainly is but he's my self-proclaimed nemesis so I wouldn't rule him out yet... And I certainly agree. My opening was meant to be a somewhat ironic jab at the perceived need for objectivity, but it was genuine to a certain extent so I definitely understand the reaction
    November 30 09:52 PM
  • neekafat Also just made a point of reading some of your reviews (I know of your reputation as a critic here but I have a nasty habit of not reading many reviews unless I'm directly interested in the material) and your compliment is exponentially greater now. You're one of the most insanely (in a good way, a great way) stylized writers I've seen on here
    November 30 12:17 PM
  • neekafat Thank you, that really means a lot! I was a bit worried about it because of how personal it was but I've just come to accept it as a natural part of my writing. And of course, I'm used to it, it's probably butcher messing with me or something haha
    November 30 12:07 PM
  • Sniff That Ylva album really isn't a joke
    November 19 12:20 PM
  • Papa Universe This is important!
    November 8 03:00 PM
  • Papa Universe First) clavier? You too? Second) Deadly temporarily left the site, so it should be going up without him.
    October 10 05:32 AM
  • Papa Universe Claire, get your beautifully worded opinions into Emo Crown already! My pedantic nerves are about to have a proverbial seizure due to lack of eyeliner-induced whines.
    October 9 11:01 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack Don't worry about it, it's been a relaxed comp. Just appeasing unique.
    October 6 10:13 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Yo friendo, any headway on the latest round of the emo comp? I understand it has kind of ground to a halt but yeah, as and when you can that'd be great (:
    October 5 06:39 PM
  • artiswar Because I was in discord for a couple of days and I remember you talking about art a lot. I've actually burned bridges with most of my art friends so I'm digging kind of deep, haha. It's actually less of an EP and more demos that will end up re-recorded on an album. I just sort of want to release them to get some general feedback. So I'm not looking to commission an extravagant oil painting or anything, just something clean and simple maybe.
    September 21 06:24 AM
  • artiswar hey Claire, would you be interested in doing an album cover for an EP of mine?
    September 20 09:31 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack No worries, I feel you, just started back up with uni myself. No rush, but just a reminder
    September 12 08:52 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Emo comp round 4 write ups in the works? (:
    September 12 08:03 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack Emo comp Round 3 results are in, and pt 4 is live:
    August 30 07:03 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Looks like deadly won't be done until Monday evening, so you should be good to join in if you could get it done for then or the day after. Otherwise just hop in for the round after
    August 27 08:20 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack Are you participating in round 3 of the emo comp Claire?
    August 26 09:29 AM
  • ZombieToyDuck yeah I could probs make it work
    August 18 06:55 PM
  • ZombieToyDuck thanks! got it!
    August 16 06:23 PM
  • Papa Universe Claire, EMO CROWN, take it away, girl.
    August 16 05:29 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene WHOA!! Good Milo rating. (y)
    August 11 05:25 AM
  • Papa Universe Greetings, fellow Sputnik, I do not want to seem intrusive or begging (although heck, that's exactly what I am at this moment), but there is a competition similar to the tacos N stuff one, in which you have to submit the best songs from terrible artists and the thingie needs more people. Please do consider comtributing. Much obliged.
    July 25 11:07 PM
  • tacos n stuff hey man, rec me something in the 2nd round on the rec competition thing!
    July 21 02:52 AM
  • 50iL That Gospel 5 makes me oh-so happy :D
    July 15 06:45 PM
  • butcherboy cheers, Claire.. you'll get them at the end of the year..
    July 7 11:46 PM
  • JS19 Anytime dude - if you're still thinking along Chon lines my new dig is name your price and also really fun: Any math-y recs for me? Always open for suggestins
    June 17 10:24 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all, and no need to thank me. I appreciate you and a few other users who've become fairly prolific recently, it'd be really neat to see you guys improve even further. It's good for the site and the other writers IMO. :] And of course I enjoy it a lot.
    June 10 03:34 PM
  • verdant thanks so much, claire!! yours are great too!!you should check out my latest one if only just to listen to the album itself ") it's by a sputnik user and it's incredible
    June 5 02:52 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene 100% understand. I have a couple reviews posted on an old account from when I was 15, and I regret them. Glad you're finally confident enough to be posting them, though. :)
    June 1 08:47 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Really into your writing, friend. What inspired you start posting reviews so suddenly? Noticed you've been part of the site for a while now. :]
    May 31 10:18 AM
  • StrangerofSorts maybe... (yes)
    March 2 05:06 AM
  • Cygnatti you have really good ratings, sir
    October 28 03:07 AM

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