Print Page | Close Window

I really like your review !!

Printed From: Progarchives.com
Category: Site News, Newbies, Help and Improvements
Forum Name: Help us improve the site
Forum Discription: Help us improve the forums, and the site as a whole
URL: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=87800
Printed Date: September 02 2014 at 06:50
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 9.69 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: I really like your review !!
Posted By: Sagichim
Subject: I really like your review !!
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:16
How nice is it to get a positive feedback or a thank you from someone who really liked your review?

I used to PM members i liked their reviews but i think a thread is certainly appropriate. So if you were introduced to a band or found a review that was useful or informative or wanted more details or just wanted to say thanks, this is the place.

I'll start by saying thanks to Guldbamsen! Clap David you did it again! As i have already PMed you before about Cornucopia, i have to say i had a copy of Plat Du Jour's sole album but never listened to it (Don't know why) but after reading your review, i was intrigued! Half way through the damn thing, i knew already this was a keeper. Spectacular stuff really, and i can understand the 5 stars rating, very strong release.

So thanks again...



-------------
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."



Replies:
Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:21
^ Fantastic appreciation Sagi, and David-Bamsen is a great reviewer indeed. 

-------------
http://www.facebook.com/damoxt7942" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: ExittheLemming
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:28
^ Young Guldbamsen, despite the onerous and frankly crippling handicap of being born within the transparently gerrymandered borders of what passes for Denmark and in all likelihood being a blood relative of the reviled Nicklas Bendtner, is one of the most talented reviewers on the site, no contestThumbs Up.

-------------
http://s312.photobucket.com/user/exitthelemming/media/SignaturePic2.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:29
It seems that sometimes when one sends a PM through the link on the front page, the recipient doesn't get it until months later.  Confused

-------------
http://epignosis.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Listen to the new Epignosis album for free- it's good for your health


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:44
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=627079" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=627079
DRUMS BETWEEN THE BELLS
It made me very interested, I im a huge ENO fan (Ouch what a nasty word, but what shamacall it) 
But i was very bored with the previus album http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=31224" rel="nofollow -
 
 


-------------
My Music: www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com
My blog: www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow - www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:48
Originally posted by Epignosis

It seems that sometimes when one sends a PM through the link on the front page, the recipient doesn't get it until months later.  Confused
That happened to me recently.  Poor guy thought I was ignoring him. Unhappy


-------------
My other avatar is a Porsche / http://raregoat.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - RARE GOAT bandcamp page

NEVER forget: the ant can carry eight times its own weight.
Or is it nine?

- Kehlog Albran


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:52
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Originally posted by Epignosis

It seems that sometimes when one sends a PM through the link on the front page, the recipient doesn't get it until months later.  Confused
That happened to me recently.  Poor guy thought I was ignoring him. Unhappy

Tread title is

  I really like your review !!

we have other sections to complaint about tech problems.
 
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=5" rel="nofollow - Report bugs here


-------------
My Music: www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com
My blog: www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow - www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 07:54
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

^ Young Guldbamsen, despite the onerous and frankly crippling handicap of being born within the transparently gerrymandered borders of what passes for Denmark and in all likelihood being a blood relative of the reviled Nicklas Bendtner, is one of the most talented reviewers on the site, no contestThumbs Up.


Hey guys don't flatter him to much, he'll start charging!! Wink


-------------
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 11:01
Excellent idea for a thread, several reviewers spring to mind, I'll try come back tomorrow with the specific thoughts

-------------
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - JazzMusicArchives.


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 12:54
I've always enjoyed both receiving and sending PM's re reviews. It is nice to have one appreciated, and to express appreciation of others. It is one of the things that makes this site so special.

-------------


In Lazland, life is transient. Prog is permanent.


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:26
Gudly's reviews are awesome. I always read what he has to say and I feel like a better person for doing so.

-------------
http://hanashukketsu.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Hanashukketsu


Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:49
I like Philippe's reviews. I like the way he describes albums with poignant brevity.  His reviews sometimes take me on a trip.  The way he talks about the sound, the musical approach, the textures and mood, and the way he relates his experience with the music speaks to me.

I don't often discover music due to PA's database, but sometimes when I find an album that excites me, I check to see if it's in PA's database.  Well often the act is, and quite often he has reviewed that album that is fresh to me (especially if it's been Krautock, Electronic, and Indo Prog/ Raga Rock, or generally cosmic music).  For instance, I remember having just listened to Sergius Golowin's Lord Krishna von Goloka for the first time, and checking PA to see if it was listed, and finding Philippe's enthusiastic review of it.


-------------


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 14:22
I too enjoy Phillipe's reviews and they were kind of my inspiration to start reviewing. His descriptions are always spot on.

-------------
http://hanashukketsu.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Hanashukketsu


Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 14:25
The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, Guldbamsen, Octopus 4, neu!mann, Slartibartfast, Warthur, saltyjohn, Eetu Pellonpa, Rivertree and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews.
 
I've got all you guys review/ratings pages favorited, to see of you've wirtten a new review.Clap  Theres also plenty of other good reviewers, that I don't follow really, cause they don't review stuff that generally gets me all excited. But for the most part I think the people at PA are good reviewers. Better than any review I've seen on Itunes.Dead


-------------


Posted By: Anthony H.
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 14:32
Originally posted by Sheavy

The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews


Thank you including me on that list of fine reviewers!

I also want to heap some more praise on David - I am always interested in what he writes.


-------------


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 18:39
Originally posted by Sheavy

The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, Guldbamsen, Octopus 4, neu!mann, Slartibartfast, Warthur, saltyjohn, Eetu Pellonpa, Rivertree and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews.
 
I've got all you guys review/ratings pages favorited, to see of you've wirtten a new review.Clap  Theres also plenty of other good reviewers, that I don't follow really, cause they don't review stuff that generally gets me all excited. But for the most part I think the people at PA are good reviewers. Better than any review I've seen on Itunes.Dead

<(^o^)> thx brah for including me. Everyone else on your list are great reviewers who I also pay attention to. Your reviews are also done very well; perfect length and quite informative.

The reviewers on iTunes are generally pretty bad, yeah.




-------------
http://hanashukketsu.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Hanashukketsu


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 18:53
inb4 nobody in the thread mentions me because I haven't reviewd anythingh in a million years.

-------------


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 18:56
Originally posted by CCVP

inb4 nobody in the thread mentions me because I haven't reviewd anythingh in a million years.

Your reviews are very far apart from each other and I almost never see one on the front page, but I get really excited when I see your reviews when I'm surfing through PA's database randomly because <3


-------------
http://hanashukketsu.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Hanashukketsu


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 20:19
I reviewed something recently :O

-------------
Formerly Andyman1125
http://ow.ly/8ymqg" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 21:17
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Originally posted by CCVP

inb4 nobody in the thread mentions me because I haven't reviewd anythingh in a million years.

Your reviews are very far apart from each other and I almost never see one on the front page, but I get really excited when I see your reviews when I'm surfing through PA's database randomly because <3


<3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

Originally posted by Andy Webb

I reviewed something recently :O


I was really surprised when I found out that you have short reviews of DT albums. LOL


-------------


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 21:26
Originally posted by Sheavy

The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, Guldbamsen, Octopus 4, neu!mann, Slartibartfast, Warthur, saltyjohn, Eetu Pellonpa, Rivertree and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews.
 
I've got all you guys review/ratings pages favorited, to see of you've wirtten a new review.Clap  Theres also plenty of other good reviewers, that I don't follow really, cause they don't review stuff that generally gets me all excited. But for the most part I think the people at PA are good reviewers. Better than any review I've seen on Itunes.Dead

SaltyJon Wink

In all honesty, I'm surprised (and pleased) that anyone reads mine.  I don't think myself a very good reviewer, and I'm certainly not a frequent one.


-------------
http://www.last.fm/user/Salty_Jon" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 22:26
Originally posted by SaltyJon

Originally posted by Sheavy

The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, Guldbamsen, Octopus 4, neu!mann, Slartibartfast, Warthur, saltyjohn, Eetu Pellonpa, Rivertree and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews.
 
I've got all you guys review/ratings pages favorited, to see of you've wirtten a new review.Clap  Theres also plenty of other good reviewers, that I don't follow really, cause they don't review stuff that generally gets me all excited. But for the most part I think the people at PA are good reviewers. Better than any review I've seen on Itunes.Dead

SaltyJon Wink

In all honesty, I'm surprised (and pleased) that anyone reads mine.  I don't think myself a very good reviewer, and I'm certainly not a frequent one.
 
I wish you would review more. Your review of http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=357962" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=357962  got me to order the album, and you also got me into The Claudia Qunitet.
 
 
 
@Alan. Well, if you say so...      that reminds me, I have a couple of reviews I've written down, and been meaning to post.


-------------


Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 22:52
Originally posted by Anthony H.

Originally posted by Sheavy

The reviewers who I follow are Colorofmoney, Damo, Phillippe, Mellotron Storm, Anthony H, Conor, Snobb, Holy Moly, and Dobermensch. Mainly cause they review stuff I have a big interest in, and I've found some amazing stuff, thanks to their well wirtten reviews


Thank you including me on that list of fine reviewers!


 
How on earth can I not like your reviews with such a perfect line as this?
 
"One does not exactly have to be a John Zorn scholar to know that a Zorn album entitled Music for Children has absolutely nothing to do with the auditory entertainment of the prepubescent."  LOL


-------------


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 09:36
WowEmbarrassed

Thanks to all of the nice people in here, I really appreciate the sentiments. I t feels great to know that somebody actually reads the front page. It has always been the main attraction to me - and it still is. Even if I don't log in for a day, I'll always manage to read the reviews. We have some inspired writers up in this placeClap

And thank you Sagi - this is a great idea for a thread, especially seeing as nobody ever uses the review discussion for anything other than highlighting the bad ones. 

I won't start a list of reviewers here, because I'm afraid I will leave someone out of the equation, and that would genuinely make me feel horrible.

I will however highlight 2 reviews that always make me laugh like an insane person:

Iain's one of The Residents - Commercial Album:  http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=170895" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=170895

Michael's Trout Mask Replica:  http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=33470" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=33470





-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 11:20
There are a lot of really talented writers on this website, and all of my favorites were already mentioned. I hope everyone keeps up the work and continues to populate PA with wonderfully articulated reviews. 

-------------


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: June 24 2012 at 19:37
I loved cromson87's review of Human, by Death. Nice going, man!

-------------


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: June 24 2012 at 20:49
This is one of my fav reviews (out of many) personal and critical, great stuff:
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=151778" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=151778


-------------
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - JazzMusicArchives.


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: June 30 2012 at 01:39
Dear Andy Webb, 

I disagree of your views on the Flying Colors album. Now I have to haet u and you don't deserve to be called Drim Feater fan anymore, k? >:( 

Sincerely, 

Your (ex-)BFF

Mr. Kayo Dot.


-------------


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: June 30 2012 at 11:27
LOL

-------------
http://hanashukketsu.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - Hanashukketsu


Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: June 30 2012 at 12:03
I love Atomicrimsonrush's reviews. Even when they're 7000 words and about releases I'm not even interested in. I usually read them all. Also I like Alan's review <3, and Guldbasemen's reviews, and Rune2000's. Plenty of others as well.

-------------
There be dragons


Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: July 02 2012 at 01:40
Anybody ever get "constructive criticism" from band members?

-------------


Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: July 02 2012 at 01:51
did you?

-------------
There be dragons


Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: July 02 2012 at 02:45
Yes, I was informed that a Les Paul sounds nothing like a Stratocaster. 

-------------


Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: July 02 2012 at 03:34
pwned

-------------
There be dragons


Posted By: Grape_Jam
Date Posted: July 02 2012 at 10:03

I really like Dayvenkirq's review of The White Album. Mostly because I agree with most of it LOL



Posted By: Eetu Pellonpää
Date Posted: July 13 2012 at 11:49
Among many wonderful reviewers, I would like to point out Michael Neumann's reviews; Especially his essays on krautrock records posted earlier this year show in my opinion great insight on subject and writing talent.

-------------


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: July 13 2012 at 12:08
I try to read as many reviews as I can, but I miss a lot.  But I will always stop and read a review by Mellotron Storm (John), because I can always count on him to tell me what I need to know about the album.

In general, we have a very high caliber of reviewers here.  It's very rare that I come across a thoughtless review.  So kudos to everybody, I guess. Heart


-------------
My other avatar is a Porsche / http://raregoat.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - RARE GOAT bandcamp page

NEVER forget: the ant can carry eight times its own weight.
Or is it nine?

- Kehlog Albran


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: July 13 2012 at 12:13
^ Seconded re: Mellotron Storm's reviews for sure!

-------------
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - JazzMusicArchives.


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: July 14 2012 at 12:53
I really liked Easy Living's review of Silhouette's Across the Rubicon! I'll probably check that album.

-------------


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 14 2012 at 13:00
Yeah I thought it was very good as well, and I probably won't check it out - which then means that he is able to entice me even when the music he is writing about is something I have little or no interest in. Brilliant reviewer

-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 14 2012 at 13:51
Another one featured on the front-page right now, is Chris' Os Mundi review. I am proud to be the root of such a wonderful review, since I was the one recommending it to him... All kidding aside, he is one heck of a writer, and I have never ever come across any of his work that wasn't stellar.
So Chris, if you are reading this, I ain't in a million years reviewing that album - you ruined the pleasure for me... Thanks, buddy!

-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: July 15 2012 at 10:03
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Yeah I thought it was very good as well, and I probably won't check it out - which then means that he is able to entice me even when the music he is writing about is something I have little or no interest in. Brilliant reviewer

Brilliant indeed.


-------------


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: August 14 2012 at 07:43
Originally posted by frippism

I love Atomicrimsonrush's reviews. Even when they're 7000 words and about releases I'm not even interested in. I usually read them all. Also I like Alan's review <3, and Guldbasemen's reviews, and Rune2000's. Plenty of others as well.


Hug

Thanks frippism!


I always want to read intelligently written reviews and I love the research put into some of Finnforest's reviews. 

Conor Fynes has a great reviewing style, and I always get something out of SouthSideoftheSky's reviews, and EasyLivin, and Sean Trane and ZowieZiggy are always a delight to read. 

There are so many more of course but those stand out to me.  I like reviews that are written well grammatically and without spelling errors. I like reviews that tell me track by track whats on the album, and reviews that stand out are those that go into some detail as to what the music is like, the lyrics and the concepts.




-------------


Posted By: timothy leary
Date Posted: September 13 2012 at 13:18
ClemofNazareth
Epignosis

Both fine reviewers


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 07:39
^^^ and that's true too!

-------------


Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 14:03
I would like to point out another fine reviewer who doesn't seem to get to much attention. That would be Aussie-Byrd Brother. Great, well written reviews, and I hope he gets upgraded to the status of Prog Reviewer, because he deserves it.
 
Out of all his great reviews here are some of my favs.
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=807792" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=807792
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=809063" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=809063
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=554242" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=554242
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=809739" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=809739
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=805959" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=805959


-------------


Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 14:15
^ Agreed Sheavy, I like his reviews tooClap

-------------




Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 14:18
Me threeClap
Michael is one heck of a reviewer and a really nice guy as well. 


-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 21:15
Yeah, me four!

-------------
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - JazzMusicArchives.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: September 18 2012 at 11:53
Me five - Aussie Byrd Brother reviews well and hope he continues on to be a Prog reviewer!

-------------


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: September 18 2012 at 18:44
Thanks Sheavy, Finnforest, Guldbamsen, Dreadpirateroberts, and Atomic, I really appreciate your kind words and support! I greatly admire all you guys, and it's been a privilege being on this site with you all.

David - I owe you big time for the K.Schulze help!

Finnforest - I still owe you that second Jacula review - I've been slowly piecing it together recently!

Atomic - It was great catching up and saying hello at the Yes show we saw in Melbourne!

Catch all of you around on the Archives!


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 02:38
Smile

-------------
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - JazzMusicArchives.


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: September 27 2012 at 19:14
Bumping a good thread.

-------------


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: September 27 2012 at 19:34
Originally posted by CCVP

Bumping a good thread.
I really like your bump, Caio. 

-------------
My other avatar is a Porsche / http://raregoat.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - RARE GOAT bandcamp page

NEVER forget: the ant can carry eight times its own weight.
Or is it nine?

- Kehlog Albran


Posted By: AEProgman
Date Posted: September 27 2012 at 22:19
Being a newbie/groupie member, but have used the site for years to see reviews for groups or albums before I purchased them, I often found Gatot's reviews and ratings most helpful and insightful for my interests.
 
Thanks Gatot.


-------------



Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: September 27 2012 at 22:40
^ Agreed! and I can add that I always liked Sean Trane's reviews too. He got me into a few bands, thanks for that!

-------------
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: September 27 2012 at 22:45
I really need to start writing reviews again. I always like to improve myself. 



-------------


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 21:49
The time here is approaching 5 in the morning, but before I turn in, I would like to revive a wonderful thread and highlight two specific reviewers who recently have written some awesome stuff. Steve (HolyMoly) just did some brilliant Captain Beefheart ones, which really connected with me on a personal level. Many thanks Steve. You are rare vegetable my man.

Michael (Aussie-Byrd-Brother) continues to flourish the front-page with well written, imaginative and always highly interesting reviews. Big round of applause! I really think you should be prog reviewer.
That is all for me folks. I am hitting the sack with a dreamy Krautrock album in my ears. Where are you Alpha Centauri?!?!?!


Argghhhh nuts!!
The moment I logged off I suddenly remembered Jim's recent Zaum review, which I ate hook line and sinker. Yummy. Aaaaaand the always entertaining Darryl who just now posted one for FM. I have a similar taste in music as him, but I still think he writes brilliant reviews regardless of ones tastes.
That is the only downfall of this thread. You are afraid of leaving people out of the mix, because let's face it: we've got some fantastic writers here on PA.

Allright, now I am really going to sleep....

-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 22:02
Originally posted by Horizons

I really need to start writing reviews again. I always like to improve myself. 



I think your reviews are excellent, Austin.  Very descriptive and eloquent while also being concise.

Been meaning to pop in here to highlight some reviewers for a while... I have to say that Rob (Epignosis) is one of my favorite reviewers; his reviews are easy to read and very descriptive of the sound of the album, so much so that I can read one of his negative reviews and decide from my reading that I think I would like the album!

Scott's (ACR'S) reviews are excellent as well, they are very well-written and insightful and appeal to my love of many words.


-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 22:09
Thanks man, means a lot. I've been disappointed with my reviews though recently so i took a break and sadly haven't gotten the motivation to do it again.

And i honestly liked your Epignosis review. Great phrasing and pacing throughout the review.


-------------


Posted By: Alitare
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 22:30
I give your review of his review of his reviews a tawdry **/***** - you weren't descriptive in the slightest and your flow lacked a certain viscous element.

I award my review of your review of his review of his reviews an edifying ****/***** for clarity, deftness and sheer unmitigated zeal.


-------------
He gave her his town house and his racing horses. Each meal she ate was a dozen courses. She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes. She sat around and counted them all a million times.


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 22:38
LOL  

"Tawdry.. Lacked a certain viscous element."   --Alitare, Progarchives



Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 22:59
Originally posted by Horizons

Thanks man, means a lot. I've been disappointed with my reviews though recently so i took a break and sadly haven't gotten the motivation to do it again.

And i honestly liked your Epignosis review. Great phrasing and pacing throughout the review.


Thanks, I hope to write more reviews soon but I'm a little pressed for time now.  Maybe I will review an Aube album (unfortunately, I would have to listen to the album a few times first LOL).

Don't get discouraged with your reviews, I just read your most recent one (the Perhaps review) and it was excellent.  I would be interested to see what you have to say about a Rush album.




-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 23:01
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Maybe I will review an Aube album


I did that, and the admins gave e a gift certificate because they liked it.


-------------


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 23:02
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Horizons

Thanks man, means a lot. I've been disappointed with my reviews though recently so i took a break and sadly haven't gotten the motivation to do it again.

And i honestly liked your Epignosis review. Great phrasing and pacing throughout the review.


Thanks, I hope to write more reviews soon but I'm a little pressed for time now.  Maybe I will review an Aube album (unfortunately, I would have to listen to the album a few times first LOL).

Don't get discouraged with your reviews, I just read your most recent one (the Perhaps review) and it was excellent.  I would be interested to see what you have to say about a Rush album.



Read my Permanent Waves review. Wink


-------------


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 23:12
Originally posted by Horizons

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Horizons

Thanks man, means a lot. I've been disappointed with my reviews though recently so i took a break and sadly haven't gotten the motivation to do it again.

And i honestly liked your Epignosis review. Great phrasing and pacing throughout the review.


Thanks, I hope to write more reviews soon but I'm a little pressed for time now.  Maybe I will review an Aube album (unfortunately, I would have to listen to the album a few times first LOL).

Don't get discouraged with your reviews, I just read your most recent one (the Perhaps review) and it was excellent.  I would be interested to see what you have to say about a Rush album.



Read my Permanent Waves review. Wink


How can I not like a review with this line?

"Tasteful bass licks are the sprinkles on top."   Clap


-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 23:13
Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Maybe I will review an Aube album


I did that, and the admins gave e a gift certificate because they liked it.


A gift certificate to where? 


-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: October 06 2012 at 23:14
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Maybe I will review an Aube album


I did that, and the admins gave e a gift certificate because they liked it.


A gift certificate to where? 


The Prog Archives Store.


-------------


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: October 07 2012 at 09:03
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

...Steve (HolyMoly) just did some brilliant Captain Beefheart ones, which really connected with me on a personal level. Many thanks Steve...
Thanks David!  I appreciate the notice.

And I should mention that reading your reviews is akin to catching a good buzz.  Something I've kind of missed in recent years.Thumbs Up  Your delirious enthusiasm is contagious.  


-------------
My other avatar is a Porsche / http://raregoat.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - RARE GOAT bandcamp page

NEVER forget: the ant can carry eight times its own weight.
Or is it nine?

- Kehlog Albran


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: October 07 2012 at 09:05
Originally posted by Alitare

... and sheer unmitigated zeal.
There's a nice tender little zeal cutlet right there. mmmm

-------------
My other avatar is a Porsche / http://raregoat.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - RARE GOAT bandcamp page

NEVER forget: the ant can carry eight times its own weight.
Or is it nine?

- Kehlog Albran


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: October 07 2012 at 09:15
Maybe it's because of all the shoulder padding in here, but I keep hearing that unique Homer song 'I'm shaving my shoulders!!!' Hahah...

Ahh well, it sure beats out the omnipresent What is prog- and why do I feel so clever when I listen to it? thread.

Oh and thanks for the notion Steve. That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever equated me with. A buzz. Buuujah!

-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Eetu Pellonpää
Date Posted: October 08 2012 at 08:41
^ Hey David, it's really penlightening to have a kind and intelligent fellow like you foruming here, and doing personal and thoughtful reviews - much more respetable effor than spamming memes to the usual digital playgrounds. Also enjoyed the lines like "the good old metal guitar solo taken directly out of Iron Maiden's most psychedelic moments, if there ever was such a thing" on the essay about Finnish psychadelic stoner dîsk Big smile

-------------


Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: October 08 2012 at 11:32
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Originally posted by CCVP

Bumping a good thread.
I really like your bump, Caio. 






-------------


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 08 2012 at 14:06
Originally posted by CCVP






LOL


-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 09 2012 at 04:26
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Horizons

I really need to start writing reviews again. I always like to improve myself. 



I think your reviews are excellent, Austin.  Very descriptive and eloquent while also being concise.

Been meaning to pop in here to highlight some reviewers for a while... I have to say that Rob (Epignosis) is one of my favorite reviewers; his reviews are easy to read and very descriptive of the sound of the album, so much so that I can read one of his negative reviews and decide from my reading that I think I would like the album!

Scott's (ACR'S) reviews are excellent as well, they are very well-written and insightful and appeal to my love of many words.


Ah thank you kindly. I am approaching review number 1000 and I am still wondering which album I should review to celebrate the 1000 mark.... suggestions?


-------------


Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: October 09 2012 at 12:47
Personally I like that DisgruntledPorcupine fellow's reviews. Embarrassed

-------------


Posted By: Eetu Pellonpää
Date Posted: October 09 2012 at 14:52
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Ah thank you kindly. I am approaching review number 1000 and I am still wondering which album I should review to celebrate the 1000 mark.... suggestions?


For 1000. Marillion's "Man of A Thousand Faces" and then It's A Beautiful Day's "A Thousand and One Nights" Tongue


-------------


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 09 2012 at 22:17
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Horizons

I really need to start writing reviews again. I always like to improve myself. 



I think your reviews are excellent, Austin.  Very descriptive and eloquent while also being concise.

Been meaning to pop in here to highlight some reviewers for a while... I have to say that Rob (Epignosis) is one of my favorite reviewers; his reviews are easy to read and very descriptive of the sound of the album, so much so that I can read one of his negative reviews and decide from my reading that I think I would like the album!

Scott's (ACR'S) reviews are excellent as well, they are very well-written and insightful and appeal to my love of many words.


Ah thank you kindly. I am approaching review number 1000 and I am still wondering which album I should review to celebrate the 1000 mark.... suggestions?


How about...

Frosty vs. Rudolph by Theocracy,
The Problem of Pain, Part 1 by Torman Maxt, or
A Very Proggy Christmas by Neal Morse?

Big smile


-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 02:02
^sounds like reviewing fun to meTongue

-------------
http://www.lyngby-boldklub.dk/" rel="nofollow - Forever TRUE - Forever BLUE!
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/" rel="nofollow - Metal Music Archives


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 02:35
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Horizons

I really need to start writing reviews again. I always like to improve myself. 



I think your reviews are excellent, Austin.  Very descriptive and eloquent while also being concise.

Been meaning to pop in here to highlight some reviewers for a while... I have to say that Rob (Epignosis) is one of my favorite reviewers; his reviews are easy to read and very descriptive of the sound of the album, so much so that I can read one of his negative reviews and decide from my reading that I think I would like the album!

Scott's (ACR'S) reviews are excellent as well, they are very well-written and insightful and appeal to my love of many words.


Ah thank you kindly. I am approaching review number 1000 and I am still wondering which album I should review to celebrate the 1000 mark.... suggestions?


How about...

Frosty vs. Rudolph by Theocracy,
The Problem of Pain, Part 1 by Torman Maxt, or
A Very Proggy Christmas by Neal Morse?

Big smile


Hmmm... some nice album suggestions here and post above - Will look into it


-------------


Posted By: timothy leary
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 13:01
^ What about 1000 Autunni by Ske, a great album in my opinion


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 13:04
Originally posted by timothy leary

^ What about 1000 Autunni by Ske, a great album in my opinion


I strongly echo that sentimentClap Very nice album that has put Canterbury music back on the map imo, albeit with a romantic RIO vibe to it. 
Love it to pieces.


-------------
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams


Posted By: timothy leary
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 13:16
I would recommend it as a gateway into RIO, with maybe French TV.


Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 10 2012 at 13:34
Scott: Looking at your review list, I would like to suggest an album in indo Prog/ Raga Rock that I think I've mentioned to you before, Clivage's Mixtus Orbis.   I see that it's your lowest rated category overall, and the one that you have reviewed the least in -- just this one review:2 stars http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1712" rel="nofollow - SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=8153" rel="nofollow - Shakti with John McLaughlin | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=223154" rel="nofollow - review

I'm actually a little csared recommending the Clivage as I like that Shakti album even if it's not a particular favourite of mine from that category (another particular fave of mine has been Malachi's Holy Music).  I think it's a great category deserving of more attention.


-------------


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 11 2012 at 02:06
Originally posted by Logan

Scott: Looking at your review list, I would like to suggest an album in indo Prog/ Raga Rock that I think I've mentioned to you before, Clivage's Mixtus Orbis.   I see that it's your lowest rated category overall, and the one that you have reviewed the least in -- just this one review:2 stars http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1712" rel="nofollow - SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=8153" rel="nofollow - Shakti with John McLaughlin | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=223154" rel="nofollow - review

I'm actually a little csared recommending the Clivage as I like that Shakti album even if it's not a particular favourite of mine from that category (another particular fave of mine has been Malachi's Holy Music).  I think it's a great category deserving of more attention.


NIce idea. Forgot that one. They are not easy to find but will seek and locate soonish....


-------------


Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: October 14 2012 at 21:31
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=837898" rel="nofollow - Chicapah's new Grace Under Pressure review is excellent.

-------------
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 17:36
Excellent review for Maxophone Scott Thumbs Up
This masterful album was my introduction to the RPI genre and it remains my favorite album till this day. I'm glad you liked it so much, I wouldn't hesitate on rating it with 5 stars.


-------------
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 18:24
I really like Gatot's latest review that appeared on the front page a day or two ago of Arena's `The Seventh Degree Of Seperation', a bit of an underrated album!

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=852184" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=852184

I like the album's combination of more accessible pieces with progressive elements throughout. Maybe one or two dross tracks, but mostly very decent! Glad to see someone really profess some love for it!

Oh, and a shout out to Scott's current Asia `XXX' album - somebody has to warn the people!


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 04:51
I was very pleased to read such favorable reviews like Kev rowland's Druckfarben.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=859696" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=859696

And Richardh's Kayak II

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=861562" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=861562
 Thumbs Up



-------------
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 07:11
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

I really like Gatot's latest review that appeared on the front page a day or two ago of Arena's `The Seventh Degree Of Seperation', a bit of an underrated album!

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=852184" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=852184

I like the album's combination of more accessible pieces with progressive elements throughout. Maybe one or two dross tracks, but mostly very decent! Glad to see someone really profess some love for it!

Oh, and a shout out to Scott's current Asia `XXX' album - somebody has to warn the people!


Thanks for that ABB! Hope it didn't offend the Asia faithful...Cool


-------------


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 07:12
Originally posted by sagichim

Excellent review for Maxophone Scott Thumbs Up
This masterful album was my introduction to the RPI genre and it remains my favorite album till this day. I'm glad you liked it so much, I wouldn't hesitate on rating it with 5 stars.


Cheers! Beer

It is a great album deserved of more recognition, along with Echolyn's "Mei". - Wonderful album!


-------------


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 12:37
Finn just posted a wonderful review of Caress of Steel. I agree with him on many points and share the amazement of the album and both epic's low rating. 

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=863672


-------------


Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 12:43
Thanks man....I appreciate that....but its just an opinion more than a review....

When I'm writing about an obscure album only 5 people have heard, I'll go into great detail to inform them about the band and say what the music sounds like, I think that is where my strength lies.....on the famous albums like Rush where there's already 5000 reviews, I'll just basically give a quick opinion....for people who share my general taste.  Those looking for a detailed assessment of the tracks on famous albums already have a bunch of better ones than I could write.  Smile


-------------




Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 13:31
AtomicCrimsonRush, MellotronStorm, Easy Livin, thanks for your great reviews. You helped me to listen to albums.

-------------
Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
- Derek Adrian Gabriel Anderson, singer of the band Geneyesontle


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 01:04
^^^^ Cheers mate, that's awesome to know. Prog on!

-------------


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 17:39
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

^^^^ Cheers mate, that's awesome to know. Prog on!
 
When I saw your review of Clockwork Angels, I said to myself << that album is going to be awesome >>
I love your reviews Scott, and if you die now, I think this site is going to be boring.
We have two things in common. Our user names comes from different bands.
But we have some differences. I'm not a Star Wars Fan and I don't like Dream Theater. If you don't want to be on the Symphonic Team (I hope that's in a long time), I can replace you any time. 
Cheers Scott (if I move in Australia, I would like you to be my teacher)
geneyesontle 


-------------
Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
- Derek Adrian Gabriel Anderson, singer of the band Geneyesontle


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: November 23 2012 at 22:59
I also like the reviews of Finnforest, SouthSideOfTheSky, ConorFynes, Epignosis and ClemofNazareth. Others come to mind but I Don't see their usernames. I would also like my friend The_Jester to be a collaborator. 
Jim, the main member of perhaps also love my reviews.


-------------
Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
- Derek Adrian Gabriel Anderson, singer of the band Geneyesontle


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: November 23 2012 at 23:11
I really love Horizon's review of "Gloss Drop" by Battles. Just reading the review got me all excited about hearing it, sure enough I'm loving Battles so far.
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=782617




-------------


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: November 23 2012 at 23:12
Thanks - i love Battles immensely! 
Your complement means a lot to me. Beer


-------------


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: November 24 2012 at 11:40
Originally posted by Finnforest

Thanks man....I appreciate that....but its just an opinion more than a review....

When I'm writing about an obscure album only 5 people have heard, I'll go into great detail to inform them about the band and say what the music sounds like, I think that is where my strength lies.....on the famous albums like Rush where there's already 5000 reviews, I'll just basically give a quick opinion....for people who share my general taste.  Those looking for a detailed assessment of the tracks on famous albums already have a bunch of better ones than I could write.  Smile
Yes, but never the less, I share the opinion too, one of the few Rush albums I like a lot.


-------------
My Music: www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com" rel="nofollow - www.jokeinc.bandcamp.com
My blog: www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow - www.tamijo2013.wordpress.com



Print Page | Close Window

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz - http://www.webwiz.co.uk