Feb 12

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Schmedess -
Not rating my own band but PLEASE check out my band Swandive if you have the time!

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Schmedess -
This shit was so fun, groovy, colorful. Can't wait for these guys to get even more ambitious into the future
Schmedess -
Maybe its just because of my decaying emotional well being but this was great
Schmedess -
Look, I love this band to death, but this whole microtonal schtick is getting really stale. As always this album has its moments, like the funk influences on the opener, the Latin groove on "O.N.E.", or the ultra psychedelic and groovy "Static Electricity". But songs like "Pleura", "East-West Link", "Ataraxia" AND "See Me", are just recycling the same riffs, the same melodies, it's all very redundant and boring. I do kind of dig the ... read more
Feb 27, 2021
Following because of the Julien Baker love!
Feb 20, 2021
Did a The Cure cover!
Feb 8, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Jan 28, 2021
I HAVE NO CLUE. It's hard to think of what I saw now that I can see what it is but I think I thought the player itself was like a bandanna and the record were your eyes and the wall was like blonde bangs?? and the left side was like a cat ear? dfjgdfjgklfdjgdjk
Jan 28, 2021
I just realized your profile picture is a record player and not a person OMG
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 18, 2021
Clocking the 100 rating just from sheer quality, this is a bit of a rare reason for sure, and great pick! Thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out!
Jan 17, 2021
Hello there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 16, 2021
Thats a fucking awesome record man! Mind bending for sure and with a kickass album cover to boot! Will definitely let you know when I have this list out!

Could be why, I tend to get carried away with overly grandiose projects
Jan 15, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Riley Schmedeman
Been reviewing since 2018.

100 - Incredible/Near perfect
90-99 - Amazing, A high point for music in its respective year or decade
80-89 - A great record
70-79 - Really good, with a few flaws
60-69 - Ok, some obvious flaws but a decent project
50-59 - Indifferent
40-49 - A bad album with few high points
30-39 - Really bad, very few high points
20-29 - Embarrassingly bad, a throwaway
10-19 - you shouldnt have released it
0-9 - uh
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