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  1. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Just wanted to mention my thoughts on black midi's release, since I've been keeping up with them for a couple months now. I like it, but I think that they're a lot better off when they're...

    Just wanted to mention my thoughts on black midi's release, since I've been keeping up with them for a couple months now. I like it, but I think that they're a lot better off when they're indulging in stuff live no wave and post-punk rhythms rather than flexing uncommon time signatures and other math rock tendencies. If you've listened to their singles, particularly bmbmbm and speedway, or the KEXP session they had and enjoyed them, you'll probably like the album a fair bit. It's really nice hearing cleaner renditions of the kexp tracks.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

  3. @Whom asked me to cover this post for today. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just...

    @Whom asked me to cover this post for today.

    What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

    Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

    You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

    http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

    Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on Where do you share music other than here on Tildes? in ~music

    Cleb
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    I love that /mu/ essentials page a lot, even though a decent chunk of it is joke charts. A good chunk of them have been decent introductions to genres that I had no idea where to start with, or...

    I love that /mu/ essentials page a lot, even though a decent chunk of it is joke charts. A good chunk of them have been decent introductions to genres that I had no idea where to start with, or gateways into digging into them past the most well known things. They're not perfect, but the idea of "essentials charts" that /mu/ managed to popularize for a while is probably one of my favorite things to come out of the entire website.

    Playlists have always felt like something I'm out of the loop on, even though I'm not nearly old enough to be out of the loop on it. I still listen to stuff mostly in album format or I shuffle through stuff manually when I'm listening while doing something, personally, and I think my brain is more wired to that kind of listening, or sometimes looping a single track. I like that idea of generating charts from results and then converting those results into charts though, that sounds insanely useful.

    I've been thinking about doing some write-ups about genres/releases/movements/whatever I love or other things like that here and it would almost certainly help attention if I was to make playlists (or get someone to make a playlist since I don't really using any streaming services myself) that would go along with them.

    Bit of an aimless ramblepost, but you did get me thinking about how the direct way to a large chunk of listeners' attention is playlists, and thank you for that. :)

  5. Comment on Where do you share music other than here on Tildes? in ~music

    Cleb
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    Agree so much with this. The rare sharethread where people take requests or post extremely rare stuff that they love is the peak of that board and I wish that happened a lot more. I've gotten a...

    Agree so much with this.
    The rare sharethread where people take requests or post extremely rare stuff that they love is the peak of that board and I wish that happened a lot more. I've gotten a decent amount of stuff that I would definitely not have been able to easily locate elsewhere (without paying insane prices on discogs or waiting eternally since only 2 people have it logged as being owned) and I owe the dedicated people on that board who get past shitposting culture and share music they love.

    1 vote
  6. Sorry about being a day late, also covering Whom again this week. What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write...

    Sorry about being a day late, also covering Whom again this week.

    What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its pages on Anilist, MAL or any other database you use!

    8 votes
  7. Covering for Whom as she's busy today. What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to...

    Covering for Whom as she's busy today.

    What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its pages on Anilist, MAL or any other database you use!

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Black Midi - bmbmbm in ~music

    Cleb
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    Someone introduced me to Black Midi a week or so ago, and in that time they've become one of my most recent favorite bands, after listening to a few bootlegs of their live performances, their few...

    Someone introduced me to Black Midi a week or so ago, and in that time they've become one of my most recent favorite bands, after listening to a few bootlegs of their live performances, their few singles, and their live jam concert with Damo Suzuki.

    Don't skip the B-side either, it's a wonderful remix that works just as well or maybe even better. link

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    I recently started up playing the original FEAR, after getting through some trouble with actually acquiring a copy of the game. I saw a video reflecting on the game and it reminded me that it...

    I recently started up playing the original FEAR, after getting through some trouble with actually acquiring a copy of the game. I saw a video reflecting on the game and it reminded me that it existed and that I should probably go and give it a shot, seeing as my only experience with any of the FEAR games was a very unsatisfying playthrough of F3AR.

    I'm not super far into it, but it has some extremely satisfying gunplay, although it kind of suffers from feeling a bit restrictive in movement. It's kind of inconsequential though, considering so much time is spent in slo-mo getting those chunky headshots and nailing enemies to the wall with the nailgun or blasting them to a red mist with the shotgun.

    1 vote
  10. Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of. If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're...

    Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

    11 votes
  11. Forgot to post the thread yesterday. Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of. If you want to,...

    Forgot to post the thread yesterday.

    Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

    6 votes
  12. I'd say something here about thinking a monthly thread for this is better or something, but that would be a lie and the truth is that I was busy during Christmas and subsequently forgot to post...

    I'd say something here about thinking a monthly thread for this is better or something, but that would be a lie and the truth is that I was busy during Christmas and subsequently forgot to post this thread for about three weeks running. Sorry about that.

    Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

    9 votes
  13. Comment on What are your top ten favorite albums this year? in ~music

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    David Attias - Elephant Vyva Melinkolya - Vyva Melinkolya Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 2 Eric Taxxon - Punk Yuragi - Still Dreaming, Still Deafening Haru Nemuri - Haru to Shura James...
    1. David Attias - Elephant
    2. Vyva Melinkolya - Vyva Melinkolya
    3. Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 2
    4. Eric Taxxon - Punk
    5. Yuragi - Still Dreaming, Still Deafening
    6. Haru Nemuri - Haru to Shura
    7. James Ferraro - Four Pieces for Mirai
    8. Low - Double Negative
    9. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
    10. Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade

    That was a struggle, honestly. I'm really not much of a fan of a lot of stuff released this year and it was a struggle to even come up with these. If you asked for a top 15 or 20 instead, I don't know if I could fill out the full list without getting into albums I thought were just "okay".

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are some good open source games? in ~games

    Cleb
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    Haha, nice! I'm glad you made your comment though, I always struggle to feel like I can put what I love about CDDA into words, and your post is a really good write-up about it. SS13 is very fun...

    Haha, nice! I'm glad you made your comment though, I always struggle to feel like I can put what I love about CDDA into words, and your post is a really good write-up about it.

    SS13 is very fun but I find it a bit of a struggle to get around to playing now. If you can bear some of the people, it's a very good experience, but I find that I don't really want to bother with that a lot now. If you ever get into it you should try station hopping a lot, there's so many unique differences between each station that it's a bit of an adventure in itself seeing how they all work!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What are some good open source games? in ~games

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    Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. One of the most interesting and full of depth roguelikes ever put together, imo. Obligatory Nethack mention as well. It's not one of my favorites but mentioning open...

    Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. One of the most interesting and full of depth roguelikes ever put together, imo. Obligatory Nethack mention as well.

    It's not one of my favorites but mentioning open source roguelikes, I can't leave out Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, either.

    I also think Space Station 13 is worth a mention. Yeah, there's some servers that are not entirely open source, the community itself leaves a LOT to be desired, but BYOND code is really a shiny nugget coated in garbage. If nothing else, playing SS13 servers and hearing the tales from people who work on code for some of the servers is one of the most unique experiences I've ever had dealing with video games.

    5 votes
  16. Hi, I'm covering this week at Whom's request again. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free...

    Hi, I'm covering this week at Whom's request again.

    What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something!

    Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

    You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

    http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

    Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

    13 votes
  17. Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of. If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're...

    Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

    10 votes
  18. Whom couldn't make it today so here I am with the weekly post. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something!...

    Whom couldn't make it today so here I am with the weekly post.

    What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something!

    Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

    You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

    http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

    Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

    10 votes
  19. Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of. If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're...

    Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

    6 votes