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  1. Paul gave reputation to Lucas in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    I usually agree with you on most stuff, but I mean...c'mon now...
  2. Paul received reputation from Lucas in Got (NFL) News   
    We’d love to have you @NinjaNick101....
  3. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Help me create the ULTIMATE TUNELAB PLAYLIST   
    Re: The 90's, because I am by and large tired of THE CLASSICS.  Isn't a rock radio station alive where you can listen to the rock of the 2000's without also getting liberal sprinkles of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Killing in the Name."  I wanted this station to be a tribute to the "Tunelab Era," not just the music we all love, or frankly we could open it up further and further back.
    This board was founded in the name of newer bands and that's what brought most of us here.  I think we've all told our stories of how we got to Tunelab, whether it be from reviews of Evans Blue or Hurt or Janus or whoever.  I want us all remembering that and not getting dragged through the same nineties repeats I'm sure a lot of us are tired of hearing on the radio.  I want this to be a fresh playlist that has no peer.
    Re: 2011-2017, I just wanted a stopping point at some point because I also want nostalgia to play a decent part in putting together the playlist.  As time goes on I can see opening up a few more years in that block, I just wanted to contain it to a pretty precise period for the moment.
  4. Paul received reputation from Andrew in Help me create the ULTIMATE TUNELAB PLAYLIST   
    I don't get why people wouldn't pay for Spotify....such a good investment.
    Anyways I started to add some stuff...I'm out to Vegas tomorrow night, but I'm definitely following this and hope more people get on board.
  5. Paul gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in Got (NFL) News   
    Thanks. I'm open to joining your league if you have no other options.
  6. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Spider-Man: Homecoming   
    I think part of the problem is that a lot of people have put Spider-Man 2 up on a pedestal the same way we've done with The Dark Knight (both very good films but also more flawed then their legacies let on).  It's an excellent film, but to be fair, so is Spider-Man Homecoming, and I think we should focus less on comparing them and just let this new one breathe instead of holding it up to an impossible legacy.  Marvel have created the best first Spider-Man film ever here, and let's not forget that many times the second go-around is the best one.  Spider-Man, The X-Men, Captain America, Wolverine, Batman, all had first movies that were surpassed by the greatness of their second.  For Homecoming to even draw comparisons to Spider-Man 2 without the benefit of a first true film to build on is a very flattering comparison.
    A great base has been established here and Spider-Man's got nowhere to go but up because he's in the hands of a studio that really KNOWS the character.  And I can't overstate enough how important it is that we've finally got a truly great casting choice in the red and blue, plus a good supporting cast too.  As good as the Raimi movies are, Maguire's timidness and Dunst's just overall terrribleness will always be a mark against them.  We don't have to worry about Tom Holland the same way at this juncture.
  7. Paul gave reputation to heldjc in General Music Discussion   
  8. Paul gave reputation to pen in Stone Sour working on a new album   
    I don't hear any difference between these songs and the ones they were making before, unless doing the concept album thing has made it so they can never do a straightforward rock and roll album without backlash. 
  9. Paul gave reputation to Lucas in New Normandie Music   
    New single, "Ghost" is out there for streaming everywhere and here:
    Suspect that it's a first single for a new album, so put me on board the hype train for new tunes. This is instantly one of my favorite tracks of the year as well. 
  10. Paul received reputation from Tilley in MM2017 Round 1, Set 3: Tremonti vs. A Day To Remember   
    You bastards....
  11. Paul received reputation from Tilley in MM2017 Round 1, Set 3: Tremonti vs. A Day To Remember   
    You bastards....
  12. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Too Close To Touch - 'Haven't Been Myself'   
    I've been revisiting this a bit and man, how did I overlook how fucking good "What a Shame" is?
  13. Paul gave reputation to pen in Stone Sour working on a new album   
    Call me old fashioned I guess, but all I really want sometimes is some loud heavy aggressive music with an anthemic chorus to enjoy and/or sing along with in my car or at night after or during a hard day at work, and I can always rely on Stone Sour for that. If I get more than that that's great, but ultimately I am satisfied with the songs I've heard so far because it meets my criteria. I'm also still confused about what the issue is with the specific lyric "It's all downhill from here, motherfucker" unless it's just simply that it's a cliched line, which it might be but cliches have frankly never really bothered me. All I care about is execution and the song to me, executes.
    That's not to say I don't understand where you guys are coming from but damn, the vocabulary used to express said criticism is something I'd expect more for, I dunno, the Insane Clown Posse? Or just something that's more objectively awful rather than something that's just average?
  14. Paul gave reputation to pen in Alt-Music Club: Too Close to Touch - 'Haven't Been Myself'   
    So I'm playing catch up and I thought skipping over the last two weeks would be cheating in a way so I'm starting with this album, and I just want to say I'm glad I didn't skip it because this was an immensely wonderful experience. The band reminds me of along the same lines of recent Emarosa or Cove-fronted Saosin and that last song, "Eiley", really hit me hard with the subject material. Very emotional. Beyond that really enjoyed the whole album, but cuts that stood out to me are "Crooked Smile", "Translate", "Miss Your Face", and "Inside Voices". "The Art Of Eye Contact" also had an interesting R&Besque vibe.
    Adding this band to my library at my earliest opportunity.
  15. Paul gave reputation to Ruiner in Alt-Music Club: Too Close to Touch - 'Haven't Been Myself'   
    I'm ready!
    While this is one of those albums that falls entirely outside of my cup of tea, it was often while I was listening to it (and listening again now) I wondered why. Why, exactly, don't I really enjoy it? The vocals are the easiest answer--while I can recall multiple instances where I've been impressed by both the singing and the screaming featured on the album, they sound very been-there-done-that as far as style goes. The next submission could be a different band with the exact same vocalist, and I don't know that I'd notice it wasn't just another singer from this particular brand of rock music.
    There's also solid hooks present, and the band is totally game. The result is a band that is certainly good by any traditional measure, but creatively, I don't feel like it's ever more than the sum of its parts.
    It was a good choice, though. We really needed something that would encourage more people here to participate, and I think it did the trick.
  16. Paul gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in Alt-Music Club: Too Close to Touch - 'Haven't Been Myself'   
    Wow, this album is amazing. The vocals are top notch and there are plenty of great songs out there. They definitely saved the best for last on the closer "Eiley". That one tugged my heartstrings.
  17. Paul gave reputation to Vigo in Hardys gone from TNA   
    Harty, some tips for next time:
    1. Don't use an obviously newly-created email address that matches the new screen name. Especially since that's what you've done each and every time before.
    2. As @Andrew pointed out, try using spell check and grammar check to mask the trademark stupidity.
    3. I'd say don't use a Florida IP address, but if you used a proxy that would be obvious too, so there's not much you can do there.
    4. Making a wrestling thread as a first post on a music forum clearly indicates foreknowledge of what's popular here, what would guarantee replies, and thus get your post count up and establish familiarity. The flaw is who says "oh, here's a music forum, let me talk about wrestling." Instead, try doing what the vast majority of new posters do, which is promote a band, concert, etc. Then work from there. 
    5. If you follow the advice in step 4, refrain from choosing a band with a female member where you gush about how hot she is. This isn't unique to you, but definitely a trademark. Especially if she colors her hair non-traditionally (pink, purple, blue, etc).
    6. When found out or people are suspicious, don't go on a profanity-laced tirade immediately like you also have every other time. I mean, you didn't even try the "who is Harty, what's your problem?" bit first. 
  18. Paul gave reputation to BreakTheAgony87 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   

    What that tells me is that Linkin Park doesn't care about their fans.  

    If they just want to make whatever music they feel like it, why not just be a touring jam band.  
  19. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Andrew's 2016 Retrospective   
    "Division Symbols" - Hands Like Houses - 'Dissonants'
    I've talked a lot over the last year about promising hardcore and metalcore bands turning in their creativity cards for the sake of radio play, and how the troubling trend has tanked a lot of recently promising albums.  While some of their contemporaries give up what made them so great to get into the spotlight, the Australia-based Hands Like Houses have pushed themselves into the active rock scene without compromising their intriguing sound.... too much, anyway.  There's no denying that 'Dissonants' is a more straight-forward rock album than Hands Like Houses have previously produced, but flourishes of their original sound are still present in songs like "Division Symbols."  The new album is famously more hooky than previous efforts and "Division Symbols" is among the main culprits, but it's a truly great hook brought together by Trenton Woodley's amazing vocals and a string of lyrics that flow smoothly off the tongue.  One of the Hands Like Houses' greatest strengths is their ability to craft great lyrical hooks without repetition and that's never more clear than on this track, which manages to be absurdly catchy despite a chorus that gets from point A to point B with a very diverse road.  The furious bridge is just that, a perfect bridge from new to old Hands Like Houses, staying loyal to the roots of their sound without selling out TOO hard.  This band deserves to be huge.
    See Also: "Colourblind" | "Motion Sickness"
    Further Research: "A Fire On a Hill"
  20. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't read the Facebook comments on anything.  The world is full of stupid.
  21. Paul gave reputation to 2ndkrueger in Starset   
    Haha sorry dude, but it takes you 2 seconds to find yourself
  22. Paul gave reputation to jmg05005 in Most disappointing 2016 albums   
    I could have warned you about Parabelle. Kevin is an obnoxious and pretentious douchebag, who is overrated as fuck.
  23. Paul gave reputation to Andrew in Christmas tunes   
    You may be shocked to know that you can put multiple videos in one post
  24. Paul gave reputation to heldjc in From Ashes to New - 'Day One'   
    Soooo I am seeing these guys on Tuesday with Hell Yeah and In Flames and I have no idea how I have not checked these guys out before. They are right up my alley, I'm more excited to see them then In Flames to be honest.
  25. Paul gave reputation to Ruiner in OMG Happy Thanksgiving