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Schmedess -
NR
Hey y'all! My band is dropping a new single on the May 21st! Feel free to support us through any of our respective links, or just be excited for this track!

https://swandive.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3V6plzZJopP3iCoaNVPcF4?si=Kute6nXAShSUgxYx4awLKg
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/swandive/1500967058

Recent Reviews

Schmedess -
63
Look, I enjoy the sound, but this really isn't anything special for Zach Hill, and by the end of it my ears are suffering from compressionitis. So I cant really say I love it
Schmedess -
95
absolutely slappin
Schmedess -
58
i love 80s music but can the industry chill with the whole aesthetic PLEASE
also its OK, I think if Chris Martin was more expressive vocally this would be a lot better, the tune is just meh
Schmedess -
85
Iceage continues to be one of the most consistent bands in punk music with this new record Seek Shelter. They haven't changed too much up but they are still sounding fresh as hell doing what they do best. The songs on here are especially tuneful with songs like "Shelter Song", "Vendetta", and "Dear Saint Cecilia" being some of their catchiest songs to date. Im also loving the subtle britpop vibes off of a few tracks here, and their typical blues influence. Overall ... read more
Schmedess -
100
Squid represents a lot of the things I love about music. They perfectly utilize groove, harmony, and progression. Now, this may just be perfect to me because of how much it appeals to my taste. Specifically dance-oriented rock, progressive song structures, and a great knack for hooks. But I genuinely believe Squid are one of the more special bands out there. I would also like to note how much I love the singer. This dude sounds like if you took the guy from the B-52's and put him on speed, and ... read more

Shoutbox

Feb 27, 2021
Following because of the Julien Baker love!
Feb 20, 2021
Did a The Cure cover!

https://youtu.be/xj93lr_ciR0
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!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
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! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/
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!!}

About

Riley Schmedeman
Been reviewing since 2018.

100 - schmedes-core classic
90-99 - heat from the stu
80-89 - dab me up
70-79 - ight
60-69 - has swag but no drip
50-59 - jason coleman
40-49 - bad
30-39 - Really bad
20-29 - really really bad
10-19 - lil nas x haters
0-9 - weezer

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60-69
 
143

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40-49
 
38

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24

20-29
 
15

10-19
 
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0-9
 
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