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  1. American_Idiot gave reputation to Omar in General Discussion   
    Geez, I've never seen someone hate eclipses more than this guy. 
  2. American_Idiot gave reputation to Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    My heart hurts every day. I don't know if it'll be early through impeachment or resignation, loss of 2020 election or at the end of his 8th year, but the day that this man is no longer my President will be one of the best days of my life. 
  3. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 2, Set 3: The Devil Wears Prada vs. Descendents   
    Voting for Descendants because they're the band I can tolerate.
  4. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I started tearing up listening to "One More Light" (song) yesterday while getting ready for work. So freaking eerie listening to some of these lyrics and not knowing what was going on his mind in the recent past. I've also had a bit of a rough time listening to any music that isn't energetic and happy over the last two days as it makes me think of him.
  5. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    When my wife texted me the news this afternoon, I froze. I didn't want to look up from any sources if this was true. Linkin Park would likely be in the Top 20 of my favorite all-time bands and "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" might also be in my Top 20 albums of all-time. When I first saw the video for "One Step Closer" in 2000, I knew these guys were something special and would have a hell of a career. While the band took a bit of different direction with this new album, I respected them for that trying something new. A huge reason of why I'm a big fan of theirs is because Chester and Mike always changed things up on every release. They're both extremely talented being musicians, performers, and songwriters, so I've always admired them a ton in the industry.  
    This has hit me harder than Cornell and Welland. I grew up in the 90's and was a fan of all of their bands and projects, but Chester as a musician meant a lot more to me personally. His voice and range were incredible. I don't know what this means for the future of the band. I can't imagine it will ever be close to the same to replace him. I've been lucky to have seen them live twice in my life. My heart goes out to his family. We really really need to focus more on preventing depression and suicide as we've seen how serious of a issue it has become in the music world and beyond as of late.
  6. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I started tearing up listening to "One More Light" (song) yesterday while getting ready for work. So freaking eerie listening to some of these lyrics and not knowing what was going on his mind in the recent past. I've also had a bit of a rough time listening to any music that isn't energetic and happy over the last two days as it makes me think of him.
  7. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    When my wife texted me the news this afternoon, I froze. I didn't want to look up from any sources if this was true. Linkin Park would likely be in the Top 20 of my favorite all-time bands and "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" might also be in my Top 20 albums of all-time. When I first saw the video for "One Step Closer" in 2000, I knew these guys were something special and would have a hell of a career. While the band took a bit of different direction with this new album, I respected them for that trying something new. A huge reason of why I'm a big fan of theirs is because Chester and Mike always changed things up on every release. They're both extremely talented being musicians, performers, and songwriters, so I've always admired them a ton in the industry.  
    This has hit me harder than Cornell and Welland. I grew up in the 90's and was a fan of all of their bands and projects, but Chester as a musician meant a lot more to me personally. His voice and range were incredible. I don't know what this means for the future of the band. I can't imagine it will ever be close to the same to replace him. I've been lucky to have seen them live twice in my life. My heart goes out to his family. We really really need to focus more on preventing depression and suicide as we've seen how serious of a issue it has become in the music world and beyond as of late.
  8. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: The Dillinger Escape Plan vs. The Veer Union   
    The Veer Union has always been just alright to me; an active rock also-ran that puts out songs that are listenable enough to be enjoyable but generic enough to be unmemorable. 
    And then we have Dillinger, which is completely outside the realm of my tastes. It's dissonant, it's abrasive, and it's manic.
    I'm voting for Veer Union just on the sheer basis that of the two, it's the band I can listen to without suffering ear damage.
  9. American_Idiot gave reputation to RainbowDragon in MM2017 Round 1, Set 14: Milk Teeth vs. Kongos   
    ^ July 28th new 4 song EP. They signed to Roadrunner Records. Single/video already released.
  10. American_Idiot received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 1, Set 10: Hellyeah vs. Dance Gavin Dance   
    I actually was able to decently like those two Hellyeah songs. Usually, I can't stand them personally. Dance Gavin Dance for me is a no-thought pick. 
  11. American_Idiot gave reputation to Green Baron in It's That Time Again...   
    Boo.
  12. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Citizen Zero vs. Against The Current   
    Adam, it's you and me now in the bunker. I like Citizen Zero but they're pretty meat and potatoes while Against The Current is just pretty. They get my vote.
  13. American_Idiot received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 1, Set 1: Banks vs. Capsize   
    I liked the singles I heard from Banks last album, but man... I couldn't tolerate these two songs at all. If I haven't mention before, I absolutely hate hate hate R&B music more than any other genre. Those two tracks fit into that category to me where I couldn't wait for them to end.
    Capsize seems decently tolerable despite not being 100% my cup of tea. Not really too much for me to decide on here.
  14. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 1, Set 1: Andy Black vs. Good Charlotte   
    Who are you and what have you done with Adam?
  15. American_Idiot received reputation from Kalt in MOJO Craft Beer and Music Festival   
    Man... if I could teleport to St. Louis to go to this, I'd easily do it. Seeing Story of the Year for the first time in twelve years would be amazing. Twice, I was supposed to see Unwritten Law and they didn't show up due to legal issues. I've never seen P.O.D. or Lucky Boys Confusion. While only six artists, that's a great lineup.
  16. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in Papa Roach - 'Crooked Teeth'   
    Musically, I found the album after one listen to be overall good. There are some strong tracks on there that I probably like better than anything off of F.E.A.R. and definitely Metamorphosis. Hearing Jacoby adding more rap into the mix is something I'm definitely on-board with. 
    However, I think their lyrical content bring it down for me a bit. I guess I'm just tired of them writing songs about alcohol abuse, pill addiction, or depression, which is something they've always done. I get it. It's a big part of some of the band members past, but I was hoping for something different. Some other lyrics just seem cheesy and almost amusing in a way at the slight cringe.
    Of course, I need to give the album some more listens to really determine what I think of it. For now, I'd give it a 5 or 6/10. It might be able to grow on me more or my opinion may stay the same.
  17. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    I'm a bit surprised I'm saying this, but after one listen, I do indeed like the album. Like Koldes was saying in his analysis, I guess I'm a Linkin Park fanboy too. I like Chester, Mike, and the rest of the band for their talent in general rather than the genre of music that they associate the band with. 
    Sure. This is not by far going to be my favorite album from them and I'm not really liking Chester's comments about the haters response to the album. However, I applaud them for changing up their sound as they typically do on each album. Some of these songs, while not having a direct rock sound, could be something I would have expected to hear on A Thousand Suns or Living Things. 
    Just after one listen, I'm probably going to give it a 7/10, but I want to give it some more time to get to know each track better for an accurate rating.
  18. American_Idiot received reputation from Lucas in Seether - 'Poison the Parish'   
    I don't dislike the album, but I do think I need to give it another listen or two or three before I really decide what I think of it. I wanted something similar to "Karma & Effect" as it was my favorite Seether album. This is probably the closest to it and I'd have to say this it's heavier than any other release, which is also what I wanted. However, something doesn't completely gel with me either about it. It could be my tastes personally in which I'm less into louder and heavier stuff as I become an old man than I used to be. 
  19. American_Idiot gave reputation to Ruiner in At the Drive-In - 'in-ter a-li-a'   
    If you liked this definitely listen to Relationship of Command. Truly outstanding album. 
  20. American_Idiot received reputation from Green Baron in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I know this sounds super harsh, but I never want to hear that song again. It honestly is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. That dubstep and chipmunk vocals were beyond awful. Fall Out Boy has been downhill for me since "From Under The Cork Tree," but at least they've been tolerable to listen to until now.
  21. American_Idiot received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Rise Against teasing new music?   
    SO. FREAKING. STOKED.
    Don't be surprised if this ends up being my AOTY.
  22. American_Idiot received reputation from NinjaNick101 in New Found Glory Makes Us Sick   
    I liked that one better than "Happy Being Miserable." Great stuff!
  23. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Final Prelims   
    Not only is that a lot of work for me, but a lot of work for everyone else to take the time to listen. I've got a better idea: promote the bands you like during the year so more people recognize them when the tournament comes around. 
  24. American_Idiot received reputation from Lucas in Nickelback's Ninth Album   
    This is probably their best song I've heard from them in 10+ years. It really reminds me their earlier albums. I've never understood the hate for Nickelback. Some of their albums are certainly better than others, but they are overall consistently good to decent from album to album and put on a great live show.