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  • SowingSeason Finally someone who agrees about the new DP
    February 28 08:05 PM
  • wtferrothorn got that Chairlift review posted up if you wanna give it a read
    January 31 08:15 PM
  • wtferrothorn Got you covered with a review for the new chairlift album. Working on it atm
    January 26 11:45 AM
  • SowingSeason Sounds splendid with the samples. Will give it a full listen today, thanks for the rec man!
    March 9 05:22 AM
  • fromtheinside should i waste my time with the new RTJ? is it BNM?
    October 30 07:24 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges In all seriousness, why'd you go Emeritus? Just curious .
    September 9 06:07 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Wish you were here.
    September 6 08:34 PM
  • SowingSeason Listening now and this is right up my alley. 2013 was a lost year for me musically, so that explains how it so easily slipped through the cracks. Thanks!
    August 25 06:16 AM
  • aok any 2014 releases you think i'd enjoy?
    August 13 12:08 PM
  • fromtheinside ah yes svffer. added them to the database cause they rocked so hard. on the other hand tha that shackls album OMG ALEX DO YOU GET ME!!!
    June 9 03:29 AM
  • fromtheinside hey bae. u will dig - - they srsly rule
    April 13 02:29 AM
  • fromtheinside i miss you. do you still visit?
    January 4 12:35 AM
  • Deviant. That Beetroots soundoff actually made me cackle. I didn't think I was capable of making such a sound
    September 3 08:37 PM
  • Kiran name one seminal album from each and we'll see what happens
    August 9 02:58 AM
  • Kiran yo
    August 3 03:18 PM
  • danielcardoso Thanks man. Congratulations, btw!
    July 1 06:10 AM
  • danielcardoso Hey Alex, I was watching your Velvet Underground review and I wanna ask you: what's an emeritus? Rock on.
    June 30 02:06 PM
  • klap that new good
    May 5 04:15 AM
  • JumpTheF**kUp i'm in perth :(
    April 7 08:52 AM
  • JumpTheF**kUp are you in sydney or melbourne alex? i always forget
    April 7 05:18 AM
  • klap less creeping, more reviewing
    January 23 12:52 PM
  • Douglas Silveri. Gonna write a review for the new Lisa? Pwetty pwease?
    October 29 08:13 PM
  • Gyromania Got a pretty good kick out of your John Mayor soundoff lol. Anyway, what have you been up to lately? I don't see you posting very often.
    June 15 02:21 PM
  • iranscam also that royal headache LP is tight, tell your coworker he's doin the right thing
    May 1 07:44 PM
  • iranscam Hey, thanks, sorry I always forget to check the review site so I've just gotten around to responding hahah. Yeah I tried to make it a point to get into every different kind of music I could get my hands on when I was younger and it's really payed off. Somebody might think it's weird to listen to a lot of black metal, country, and rap or whatever, but every genre really does have something to offer for everybody as long as you're willing to find and appreciate what makes it valuable.
    May 1 07:43 PM
  • Irving Boss, tolong review lagi. Terima kasih!
    April 4 05:12 AM
  • Gyromania Merry Christmas, Alex! How have you been? =]
    December 25 01:04 PM
  • Irving Dude, you write so well, it breaks my heart that you aren't on here more.
    November 30 02:06 PM
  • Knott- write more, bitch! :p
    October 30 01:58 PM
    October 30 11:51 AM
  • Gyromania Hey cool, you and I have the same rating for Soul Punk. High five.
    October 25 05:09 AM
  • qwe3 wasnt bad, mate got pulled aside before we got in because he decided to head in the opposite direction when the cops passed. he was actually swallowing a pill while they were "interrogating" him. DFA were sick, flux would have been good except it was so ****ing packed plus there were munted people doing that whole smash into anyone you can thing. diplo nero and magnetic man were so good. and kimbra. magnetic man surprised me cuz theyre usually so boring. guess it translates way better live.
    October 6 09:20 AM
  • qwe3 how was your parklife mannnn
    October 5 11:09 PM
  • AtavanHalen NO U
    August 24 05:32 AM
  • Irving Dude it's seriously not bad. You're definitely making yourself understood - I'm actually quite impressed because you've probably got very little formal education in Malay (or none at all) if you were only here when you were little. Well done sir. Do you come to Malaysia often to visit family? Also, the full significance of your "**** yea Malaysia" comment is finally revealed.
    August 24 12:23 AM
  • AtavanHalen Disgustingly low rating for Making Mirrors.
    August 23 04:22 PM
  • Irving MIND = BLOWN.
    August 23 01:25 PM
  • Irving Saya tidak tahu awak boleh cakap Melayu. I salute you sir.
    August 23 01:22 PM
  • Deviant. Forget my last comment then lol
    August 22 12:38 PM
  • Deviant. Check out his Supernova ep
    August 22 12:38 PM
  • Deviant. Aztec LP?
    August 22 12:34 PM
  • Deviant. To listen. It's not his best track though, I'd pick Claret' March for that
    August 22 12:19 PM
  • Electric City im afraid we have business then, sir
    August 22 11:39 AM
  • Electric City havent listened to the new weeknd but that you for describing my feelings with the old weeknd
    August 22 11:25 AM
  • fromtheinside just when i thought i was lost i find you. as tall as lions that title track to their latest, seriously, what r
    August 10 01:49 AM
  • DaveyBoy Hey there fellow Aussie. Reckon I will like the Wild Beasts LP?
    July 8 11:49 AM
  • Willie Noise by Numbers is streaming. Check dibs thread for link.
    June 17 04:13 AM
  • Electric City does he have any other kind, kirgy?jk please review again
    June 11 11:59 PM
  • Kiran way to have a bad opinion!
    June 10 05:59 AM
  • Kiran wu lyf - thoughts?
    June 10 04:11 AM
  • DiceMan get it son!
    June 6 08:22 AM
  • DiceMan new marissa nadler is streaming on npr
    June 6 02:07 AM
  • conradtao where have you been :( you're still rating!
    May 4 02:42 PM
  • Electric City you tease me with your soundoffs
    May 4 01:40 AM
  • Deviant. Why have I not seen you in forever? Hiatuses are for other people
    May 4 12:24 AM
  • Electric City where the hell are youuuuuu :(
    April 14 02:21 PM
  • Electric City hahaha what douchebags. the bangs-heavy asian girl bass player, the matching fender jaguars, the drummers afro scream NOTICE US! and i do cuz their music rocks
    February 7 04:52 PM
  • Electric City yuck review?
    February 7 09:49 AM
  • Kiran still can't get enough of the jezabels, i've whored them out loads too, i owe you big time for that find
    January 27 06:40 AM
  • DaveyBoy I could tell you were drunk from the Hottest 100 thread. U r a funny drunk. I will be honest, Cloud Control has grown on me. Its not as immediate as what some people make out. As for Oz Day, the Mrs dragged me shopping. How traditional.
    January 26 06:48 PM
  • DaveyBoy Alex, I was a little surprised u never got around to rating Cloud Controls Bliss Release and Im certain you would have heard it. Whattaya think. I think it is over rated, but the first half is pretty good I suppose.
    January 25 05:52 AM
  • klap cut copy isn't as good as i initially thought, really cheesy. probs have my review up by next week. what do you think of it (disclaimer: i still enjoy it just/obviously not as much as ghost colors)
    January 19 07:23 PM
  • Enotron best soundoff on the site
    January 19 10:37 AM
  • DaveyBoy So Cut Copy is really good huh. 4.5 good?
    January 18 06:52 AM
  • klap more like sharon stone circa alpha dog amirite
    January 18 04:37 AM
  • Kiran man yuck is so good
    January 6 02:29 AM
  • DaveyBoy Not a great deal different tbh. Probably a few more important decisions to be made re finances, work, kids, etc though.
    December 29 05:59 PM
  • Knott- Thanks man. I've just fired up Google Reader, and it seems to be doing the trick so far.. thanks for the blog recs, too. I was in dire need of them.
    December 29 08:46 AM
  • Knott- Amazing, thank you! I guess it's about time I delved into the foreign language of RSS anyway :D
    December 29 08:12 AM
  • DaveyBoy Apologies of sorts for not hooking up while I was in Sydney. It was hardly 2 days though and a Tuesday and Wednesday. Was still in a spin from the honeymoon too. Had a few contiki friends chaperone us around and had a ball. Sydney is much more tourist friendly than Melbourne.
    December 29 07:28 AM
  • Knott- can i ask you a question alex? i'm going to anyway. where do you normally start in terms of resources for finding out about new releases, or lists of them, etc? i get this way every year around christmas and obv it's because releases dry up but still, it irks me.
    December 29 07:15 AM
  • AtavanHalen Hey boy let's hang out in the new year.
    December 27 10:11 PM
  • Dave de Sylvia Oops, forgot about this - I'll upload it for you now.
    December 27 08:03 AM
  • Dave de Sylvia Alex, do you think you'd like to review the Mighty Stef's album?
    December 24 01:00 AM
  • Deviant. Yeah I've already started work on one myself. Obviously this doesn't matter to you because you're staff but I doubt highly he'll still wait until feb to put this out, I imagine he'll bump up the release date
    December 22 08:36 PM
  • Deviant. Knew it wouldn't take you long to find new James Blake
    December 22 07:57 AM
  • Electric City waitin on more reviews from you sport
    December 21 01:45 AM
  • Electric City the suburbs!? really???
    December 14 11:04 PM
  • Electric City post your 2010 list sucka
    December 14 09:21 PM
  • Kiran jeez just saw a couple pics of the band and the big one has the muggiest beard ever
    November 17 08:49 AM
  • Kiran just got meet me at the muster station and love it and flew to the album page with absolute gusto only to find no review and 6 ratings :( work your magic!
    November 15 08:50 AM
  • AtavanHalen **** YOU YOU AIN'T MY DAD
    November 5 11:18 PM
  • Deviant.[fulltext]=phaeleh losing you And i'll see how good your poker face is
    November 3 10:44 PM
  • Deviant. You need to get Fallen Light by a guy called Phaeleh
    November 2 08:58 PM
  • Gyromania Lol, I think this is most you and I have disagreed in a while now :P
    October 30 08:04 PM
  • Gyromania Alex, I see your Trophy Scars rating slowly rising ;)
    October 30 04:47 PM
  • plane Jumping out of the Laugh, Lose thread, but: Yah, said it before, should have been an HBO mini-series.
    October 30 02:16 PM
  • Knott- Hahaha fair enough. I think in the context of Morning and Afternoon it really doesn't feel contrived at all but I guess we all approach records from a different perspective. I think it's a ridiculously honest and natural album - couldn't give a **** about the chord progressions to be frank - and Seasons is just stunning. Perfectly constructed, too.
    October 29 05:56 PM
  • Knott- how can you not like (e)veningggggggggggggggggg
    October 26 07:02 PM
  • Gyromania Ugh, Alex how could you not like new Trophy Scars
    October 24 12:49 PM
  • Kiran great success!
    October 16 12:32 AM
  • Kiran you are a saint
    October 15 11:36 PM
  • Gyromania Hey Alex! Do you have AIM or MSN?
    October 15 07:46 PM
  • Kiran buy?! you mean...with money? i didn't realize people did that
    October 15 10:53 AM
  • Kiran the drummer kills in 'hurt me' so that's not surprising! looking forward to a full length, i've been playing the assorted songs i managed to find non-stop
    October 15 10:46 AM
  • Kiran love that band you posted about a while ago, the jezabels. her voice, omg
    October 15 10:33 AM
  • Deviant. Yeah, I'm really digging it. Since one of the guys has departed there's a lot more emphasis on subtlety, than CD's usual face slapping percussion and catchy hooks. There's a definite maturity on this one. Here, probs my fav track so far:
    October 14 09:00 PM
  • 204409 my b bro, i made it a 4.5 but i dont think i was logged in
    October 11 04:12 PM
  • Electric City weren't you drunk for the sufjan soundoff?
    October 6 04:43 PM
  • Aids Epic soundoff for The Age of Adz. Soundoff of the Year even.
    October 4 10:33 PM
  • Liberi Fatali Cheers, I have done so. Though it doesn't look great!
    October 4 08:47 AM
  • qwe3 haha same, esp. now with essays due. yeah i'm at wesley. family's still overseas
    October 3 04:24 AM
  • qwe3 haha i didnt expect anyone at sputnik to be at my uni. if you use fisher a lot we've prob been in the same room at some point. dont mean to sound like a stalker its just strange
    October 3 04:06 AM
  • qwe3 oh sweet what course you finishing up? also do you know any people at wesley college
    October 3 03:49 AM
  • qwe3 hey you go to sydney uni right
    October 3 03:36 AM
  • fromtheinside reviver - potential wasteland; something else you may like
    September 29 12:04 AM
  • fromtheinside hardcore has become gay, yes, but are you subscribed to my blog? we can get you back on track haha.
    September 27 03:04 AM
  • Knott- On a first listen not as good or certainly not as immediate, but still enjoyable.. little bit more candy/less barbed wire. Slightly.
    September 27 12:55 AM
  • Knott- alex you heard The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner yet?
    September 27 12:03 AM
  • Electric City i am having a hard time doing this justice, if you want HTDW then have at it
    September 26 06:05 PM
  • Electric City i havent listened, just read the soundoff, and was immediately more interested in what you had to say than i was in actually listening to another sufjan album
    September 26 10:35 AM
  • Electric City do a follow up review of sufjan after the first one is posted
    September 26 10:27 AM
  • AKIRA28 you did the best sound off on How to Dress Well's album hahaha
    September 26 02:24 AM
  • fromtheinside so happy you're lovin kerouac
    September 26 12:00 AM
  • Electric City dibs how to dress well so dibs
    September 25 11:12 AM
  • NeutralThunder12 hey bro, saw your comment on my list. mewithoutYou are indeed incredible.
    September 21 08:59 PM
  • Bulldog Thanks for your help, but one last thing. What's the 'bit of zest' my writing could use? More flamboyant vocabulary? More humor? More poetic devices? All of the above?
    September 18 12:59 AM
  • chambered89 lol what is that voicesvoices album like? you 5'ed it
    September 7 12:35 PM
  • chambered89 please change your avatar im going to have very bad dreams
    September 7 12:59 AM
  • Meatplow yeah you would be a complete and utter bastard and I may just have to catch a plane to come kill you
    September 6 12:14 PM
  • Meatplow where is that avatar from? look familiar but I can't place it
    September 6 10:44 AM
  • AtavanHalen Dude, soooo sorry I didn't see you at PVT. That was a rough night. Thankfully, the bands were amazing. Let's try one more time - Parades at the Gaelic, October 23. $15.
    September 6 06:18 AM
  • rasputin i miss your words, where are the silveri reviews
    September 6 05:46 AM
  • Gyromania Your avatar... wins
    September 4 08:43 PM
  • PoliTricks Good day musical neighbor!
    August 21 06:33 PM
  • nicolauz Is high objectivity a good/bad thing ?
    August 4 02:33 PM
  • Gyromania I accidentally clicked your profile link next to something on the main page and it froze my computer and took a while to load, so I thought I might as well say "hey how's it going?"..Hey! How's it going?
    July 27 02:40 AM
  • tombits nah i haven't actually. i think i'll have to scour the cyberweb until i find some of her older material. is it mostly acoustic singer-songwriter stuff? because as much as i love the diversity of the instrumentation on hadestown i'd love to strip it back to just her and a guitar.
    July 21 09:34 AM
  • tombits haha, good to hear man. she's slowely but surely becoming one of my favourite female artists. the ethereal quality to her voice and the way she breaths out of the last words in a line... really unique and striking.
    July 21 09:19 AM
  • AtavanHalen So keen, it's gonna go orff. I'll see if I can't get a double pass for it.
    July 20 11:38 PM
  • AtavanHalen August 21st at the Manning. Seekae and Ghoul as support. Yes? Yes? Yes?
    July 20 11:27 PM
  • Yotimi Thanks for the Danger Mouse/Sparklehourse rec. You ever heard The Delgados - Hate? It's got your name written all over it.
    July 20 04:19 PM
  • Zoo Wouldn't mind at all, what's the time frame?
    July 20 01:27 AM
  • AtavanHalen How about Pivot? PVT? Do ya like PVT, babe?
    July 19 11:44 PM
  • Banion Yeah that would most definitely be okay. Thank you for asking, i appreciate that.
    July 19 09:13 PM
  • tombits alex, i want to see a staff review for hadestown already!
    July 19 01:19 AM
  • AtavanHalen **** yeah son. Will do.
    July 14 10:55 PM
  • AtavanHalen I need a man-date for this, come with?
    July 14 06:39 AM
  • chambered89 crap i'm not your neighbor anymore haha. glad to hear you liked it man
    July 13 02:05 PM
  • chambered89 i'm ur neighbor :] ur the best reviewer on this site
    July 13 01:45 PM
  • AtavanHalen Ohhhh shiiiiit. Gonna dagger so hard to this.
    June 29 09:03 AM
  • tombits Looking forward to reading it man, it's a pretty great album.
    June 25 10:15 PM
  • AlexTM510 its a pretty neat place. basically most of my family is there actually so im primarily there to visit them. But yea i should get to do some touristy things. It's a pretty neat place. I also got the leak....crappy...but do-able. and yea after one listen rules face.
    June 21 02:17 PM
  • AlexTM510 oh right....being from the states im heading out tommorow to the no internet paradise of southern India for 3 weeks. And what better album would serve as a soundtrack for my India paradise trip. Hopefully a higher quality leak can come around hah. But i'll probably get the lower quality one for kicks.
    June 21 12:15 PM
  • AlexTM510 new MIA leak? or did u just get an advance copy
    June 21 01:44 AM
  • Deviant. Where's the Uffie review at?
    June 21 12:33 AM
  • DaveyBoy Never listened to them Alex, but will do in a few weeks time. I am still working through your old recos. Cassette Kids gone and am absolutely loving Parades right now. I may review since you and Mike have passed. It is a high 4 right now, might grow.
    June 14 11:30 PM
  • Ckubet you did great snippets for the top 100!I should dig your reviews
    June 14 05:50 PM
  • rasputin I'm still around dude - I post on R
    May 13 10:36 PM
  • Aids Thanks for the feedback on my David Gilmour review. It's nice to have some staff feedback occasionally.
    May 13 04:17 PM
  • Electric City yessss. also, forgot you were australian so I thought "work at 1245 am? wtf?"
    May 13 12:44 AM
  • Electric City you should do the jane doe soundoff
    May 13 12:23 AM
  • AtavanHalen BSS have announced a sideshow at the Metro. Go to and check it outtttt. The Bamboos are sick, such tight musos. I'm thinking of going to Melbourne to see Florence and the Machine, should be good.
    May 9 11:28 PM
  • AtavanHalen Oooh, possibleh. I'm also seeing them in Wollongong on the 2nd of July. Shibby.What gigs have you got coming up?
    May 9 08:51 AM
  • AtavanHalen Dude, ****en Parades at MOCA in Syd. Date?
    May 8 09:59 AM
  • DaveyBoy I was reading about Parades just yesterday. Caught my eye due to Boulet. Thx for the link. I will get to it eventually. Still have not listened to Cassette Kids, although have downloaded it and still plan to maybe review it.
    May 6 08:12 PM
  • DaveyBoy Great reco Alex and I like the singles so far. Tbh, I have been trying to find it to download and maybe review, but have had no luck. If you can help out, maybe post in Olympus.
    April 25 02:54 AM
  • AggravatedYeti so its good to see you posting around here again.
    April 24 10:00 PM
  • Waior bangin'
    April 24 05:06 PM
  • Kiran :(. anyways, where have you been dude? sputnik was an emptier place without you
    April 24 12:36 PM
  • Kiran lol i guess neither of us is doing delorean then!
    April 24 12:29 PM
  • joshuatree exactly what downer said
    April 2 12:47 PM
  • Electric City where the hell are you i miss you :(
    March 26 02:04 PM
  • telebyrd good call on the SOAD re, second
    March 22 06:54 PM
  • laterenima hey dudei read your review on muse's resistance, and i agree with it completely.great stuff.
    March 19 03:49 AM
  • Deviant. Noisia's album leaked yesterday. I know you lean towards the liquid side of d'n'b more than anything but there's some tasty breaks on this album you need to check out man
    March 13 12:19 AM
  • qwe3 can ****ing sympathise. just ruined my fav boxers
    February 5 09:56 AM
  • qwe3 you HAVE to review 99 man. dont think anyone else could do it justice
    February 5 09:52 AM
  • Kiran sweeeeet
    January 13 02:34 AM
  • Kiran any staff doing owen pallett, alex?
    January 12 01:03 PM
  • Electric City eagerly awaiting your return sexy
    December 24 01:49 AM
  • I liked your comment on the review of some album by Muse, where you wrote that "when my revolution happens you will be shot for being a reactionary." This is the kind of rhetoric that we need today. I mean that sincerely.
    December 12 01:57 AM
  • klap hey man, thanks! yeah i've been hosting it myself since jun 08, but haven't really messed around with the design (which a friend of mine did) until about a month ago. started putting all that amazon crap on there and mp3s/bigger artwork. still looking to pimp it out more and probably it on a more regular basis after the new year, but we'll see
    November 18 03:10 PM
  • ninjuice Would you mind looking over mine? I've got at least 80% of it done but I'm not sure it covers the whole thing well enough.
    November 15 08:48 PM
  • ninjuice Are you or any other staff planning on reviewing Battle Studies? I kinda hoped I might get featured but idk.
    November 15 12:37 AM
  • Douglas No worries dude, fair enough. Damn life being hectic hey.
    November 12 07:38 PM
  • Douglas Any chance of getting a staff review of Paul Dempsey's solo stuff? HINT HINT.
    November 12 05:23 AM
  • Progmaster85 no you don;t know me but it's weird... every time I find one person who doesn't like Opeth or stuff like that it turns out that they like Thrice, Or Mew or something.
    November 4 10:46 AM
  • Progmaster85 I love it... the few people who hate good music like Opeth on this site always like Thrice. Fail
    November 3 10:36 PM
  • joshuatree already on it, if you like it it's a done deal
    November 3 09:35 PM
  • Knott- tanks a lot dude; i'll get it playing when i get round to it. little bit pre-occupied right now, there's a festival on dijon campus and i'm trying to get to grips with some of these acts. also, DMST are playing.!
    October 29 02:05 PM
  • Electric City hey if you're bored and want to review Do Make Say Think I'm not going to get to it for a little while
    October 26 07:49 PM
  • dylantheairplane Okay I'll do that. I just came to you because I've never really had a problem before and didn't know where to go too
    October 14 12:01 AM
  • dylantheairplane Thank you thank you soo much. seriously
    October 13 11:52 PM
  • dylantheairplane I sent this to you cause I saw you were on staff. Some trolls made a mess of one of my reviews, can you fix that or is that someone else I should talk to?://
    October 13 11:30 PM
  • rasputin yeah you were spot on with the pig heart transplant. love it.
    October 5 02:27 AM
  • rasputin aw thanks man, i'm touched. i'll give it a listen asap, it sounds really good.
    October 1 09:53 PM
  • rasputin i feel special. im hoping you actually sent the album and it's not some dirty spam.
    October 1 06:08 AM
  • DaveyBoy Righteo. I thought of using the pseudonym David Boyd, but why bother. Believe it or not, I have yet to listen to new Muse (loved your review though). I've literally immersed myself in The Big Pink album in order to write my review... Which should be up later today. I might be out of my depth taking it on, but what the heck.
    September 14 07:39 PM
  • DaveyBoy Dare I ask what happened to your surname Alex? You didn't have a stalker did u?
    September 12 12:08 AM
  • StreetlightRock Heh, I dunno, Mike's got it dibsed which I why I wrote the sound off, but I still might pump one out because its pretty much the best thing ever. Also, I'm on holiday overseas atm so I won't be able to get anything out for at least a week. But yea, it's frikkin amazing.
    August 22 12:37 PM
  • Yotimi Yes please do. It's Godly and users need to know it.
    August 21 08:35 AM
  • Gyromania Hey man! Review new Mew?
    August 20 03:27 PM

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