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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:05 pm 
 

yeah im already at my parents for christmas and listening to ten years after. i accept that i am done with it now.
Maybe more next time.

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TadakatsuH0nda
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:50 pm 
 

Well, I'm done with the challenge finally. Gotta head off to work and visit family right after. I'm actually pretty proud to have got 14 reviews out, considering my usual pace is like one every 3 months. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:52 pm 
 

Just finishing up one of my last ones, and then I have one more to do. That would mean I have 16 reviews for the challenge, which means I have done more reviewing in this one week than I have done from November to the start of the challenge. :lol:

EDIT: Whew! And thus concludes my seasonal week-long deflowering. 16 reviews done and dusted - a massive step up from the 4 I managed last time.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:26 am 
 

I wasn't even aware of the last challenge's existence, so you got me on that one. :lol:

At 12 reviews this time around and the schedule that I have to adhere to, I'm fairly proud of what I and we have done. :metal:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:29 am 
 

Didn't get around to the new Dark Quarterer - it needs some more spins before I could confidently review it. But I'm pretty happy with what I got done for this. Good time.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:13 am 
 

I managed to knock out the latest Obscure Infinity album just before the buzzer, bringing me to what I believe is a grand total of 27 reviews. There were several albums that I didn't get to due to scheduling issues earlier in the challenge, but I came pretty closer to where I was last challenge and I managed to work in a greater variety of styles this time around. I think I hit nearly all of the major sub-genres with the exceptions of progressive and Gothic metal. Maybe next time I'll opt to try the promo swap thingy if we decide to do it again.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:26 am 
 

Styles covered: Hardcore Punk, D-beat, Punk Rock, Thrash Metal, Crossover Thrash, Grunge, Death Metal

Well, shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:35 am 
 

To get specific, mine consisted of: Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash, Folk, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Symphonic, Doom, Stoner and Sludge Metal. Yep, only big ones I missed were Gothic, Progressive and Grindcore.

Oh well, next time.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:25 am 
 

aw fuck, I thought that the challenge ended on the 25th, not the 24th... still haven't finished my secret santa review. too much work, travel and family stuff this time of year. oh well. May as well get it and the rest of my virgins in after the holidays as a show of good faith.
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:25 am 
 

it looks like that at least we've got the highest tally since 2010

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:45 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 24th 2015
Total Reviews: 84 / 487
Total Virgin Reviews: 77 / 462
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 92% / 95%

Today's Virgin Reviews:
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Obscure Infinity - Perpetual Descending into Nothingness - hells_unicorn
Desert - Never Regret - hells_unicorn
Sonata Arctica - Christmas Spirits - Empyreal
I Spit Ashes - 99942 - Diamhea
Rodosvet - Бойня Словена - severzhavnost
Anthrax - Black Lodge - Napalm_Satan
Krallice - Ygg huur - ConorFynes
Skepticism - Ordeal - TheLoneForest
Betoken - Beyond Redemption - hells_unicorn
Verbal Abuse - Red, White & Violent - Napalm_Satan
Verbal Abuse - Rocks Your Liver - Napalm_Satan
X Japan - The World ~ 初の全世界ベスト - kluseba
Jesus - Le Dernier Slow - TadakatsuH0nda
Diversion End - Building a Maze - Diamhea
Destruction / Kreator / Sodom / Tankard - The Big Teutonic 4 - Part II - kluseba
D - Vampire Saga - TadakatsuH0nda
Enertia - Piece of the Factory - Diamhea
Jupiter - Topaz - Dudemanguy
Jupiter - Blessing of the Future - Dudemanguy
Hizaki Grace Project - Dance with Grace - Dudemanguy
Hizaki Grace Project - Maiden Ritual - Dudemanguy
Mysterious Priestess - 夢国ノ義士 - Dudemanguy
Mysterious Priestess - Agency of Fate - Dudemanguy
人間椅子 - 無限の住人 - Dudemanguy
Ordinul Negru - Sorcery of Darkness - TheStormIRide
Macabre Omen / Godblood - Macabre Omen / Godblood - TheStormIRide
The Fall of Eve - Eternal Embrace - Diamhea
Iron Kobra - Might & Magic - hells_unicorn
Night - Soldiers of Time - hells_unicorn
Goatblood / Nuclear Perversions - Rex Judaeorum / Wolves of Apocalypse - TheStormIRide
Tomb of Finland - Below the Green - TheStormIRide
Terrörhammer - Under the Unholy Command - TheStormIRide
Necronomicon - Pathfinder... Between Heaven and Hell - autothrall
Corpspazm - Corpspazm - TheStormIRide
Blynd - Liber Sum - hells_unicorn
Gravewürm - Doomed to Eternity - TheStormIRide
Surge Assault - Lust & Misery - TheStormIRide
Dark Symphonica - Immersion - hells_unicorn
Yggr - Demo 1 - TheStormIRide
Pneuma Hagion - Trinity II - TheStormIRide
Fuck Off - Hell on Earth II (Revisited & Faster) - hells_unicorn
Necrosis - Realms of Pathogenia - TheStormIRide
Огнеколо - Криця духу - severzhavnost
Celtic Legacy - Resurrection - Empyreal
Xaemora Kingdom - Venom I - TheStormIRide
Dragonship - Set the Sails - Jophelerx
Sadism - The Ocularis Domination - Arkanus
Nightrage - The Puritan - Diamhea
Texas Toast Chainsaw Massacre - Sleigh 'Em All - Roffle_the_Thrashard
Senmuth - Безлетно - TheStormIRide
Beaten to Death - Unplugged - Treegrounder
Regress FF - Regress FF - raspberrysoda
Sadism - Two Decades of Perpetual Souls - Arkanus
Suicidal Tendencies - 13 - Napalm_Satan
Necrocosm - Damnation Doctrine - Akerthorpe
Birkabein - Malevolance & Glory - TheStormIRide
Satanika - Satanikattack - TheStormIRide
Sovereign Council - New Reign - PorcupineOfDoom
Ajattara - Joululevy - Napero
Aetherian - Tales of Our Times - PorcupineOfDoom
The L-Train - A Symphonic Metal Tribute to Christmas - PorcupineOfDoom
Soliloquium - A Night of Burdens - PorcupineOfDoom
Legion of Thor - Wir wollen Leben - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - Feuer & Flamme - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - Amen - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - The 4th Crusade - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - Blood, Pride, Pain - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - 2000 - Zodijackyl
Legion of Thor - Winds of Change - Zodijackyl
Deals Death - Point Zero Solution - Diamhea
Ghost City - Tragic Soul Symphony - hells_unicorn
Allegiance - Skinman - Diamhea
Amenra - Mass III - Daemonium_CC
Christ Agony - Black Blood - hells_unicorn
Orgia Nuclear - Caos Total - TheStormIRide
Forbidden Seed - From Sand to Eternity - Diamhea
Integrity - Integrity 2000 - TheStormIRide


Participant List for December 24th 2015
Total Participants: 22 / 79
Today's Totals per Individual:
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Akerthorpe = 1
Arkanus = 2
autothrall = 1
ConorFynes = 1
Daemonium_CC = 1
Diamhea = 8
Dudemanguy = 7
Empyreal = 2
hells_unicorn = 10
Jophelerx = 1
kluseba = 2
Napalm_Satan = 4
Napero = 1
PorcupineOfDoom = 4
raspberrysoda = 1
Roffle_the_Thrashard = 1
severzhavnost = 2
TadakatsuH0nda = 2
TheLoneForest = 1
TheStormIRide = 17 (Holy Shit!)
Treegrounder = 1
Zodijackyl = 7


Not participating today:
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Acrobat
Ancient Sunlight
Autumnwinterlord
BastardHead
bayern
BloodIronBeer
BorderlineAlcoholic
caspian
clawsoftime
Derigin
DSOfan97
dystopia4
Elrond1982
Erosion Of Humanity
Felix 1666
Fleshoath
FOrbIDen
gasmask_colostomy
Geisterkarle
Gorger 77
GuntherTheUndying
HanSathanas
iamntbatman
Insin
Jiggleslinky
karcist88
Lane
Larry6990
Liquid_Braino
MayanWarrior86
Metantoine
MikeyC
MisterSamhain
Mutter from the gutter
NausikaDalazBlindaz
naverhtrad
NotYou
Odovacar
oneyoudontknow
orionmetalhead
OvDoomedEarth
PANZER__Brandon
PDS
Peyp
pinheadlarry
Ranur5555
RapeTheDead
Spiner202
STDizzle
Stefunal
televiper11
TheExodusAttack
TheSkrypter
tomcat_ha
Tzitzis
Wilytank
Yakui IX
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:50 pm 
 

Grand totals are coming shortly!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:58 pm 
 

I don't mean to sound pushy, but I reviewed two albums yesterday, and the score for only one of them is showing (non virgin: Austrian Death Machine-A Very Brutal Christmas.) I successfully submitted another review for a virgin album, Sleigh 'Em All-Texas Toast Chainsaw Massacre, and it didn't show up in my score or the list of virgin albums reviewed for 12-24-2015. Could this be fixed, please? Thanks. :)
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:18 pm 
 

TOTAL VIRGINS: 462
On average, 95% of all reviews each day were virgins! This is a record.
This is our second best winter challenge (we were 28 reviews short of being the best), and best overall challenge since 2010.

Participant List GRAND TOTALS
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Diamhea = 65 (1st Place)
TheStormIRide = 44 (2nd Place)
hells_unicorn = 27 (3rd Place)
MikeyC = 18
Dudemanguy = 17
Napalm_Satan = 16
PorcupineOfDoom = 16
TadakatsuH0nda = 14
Arkanus = 12
iamntbatman = 12
raspberrysoda = 11
Roffle_the_Thrashard = 11
Felix 1666 = 10
Jophelerx = 10
severzhavnost = 10
Empyreal = 9
gasmask_colostomy = 8
Zodijackyl = 8
BastardHead = 7
GuntherTheUndying = 7
televiper11 = 7
NausikaDalazBlindaz = 6
oneyoudontknow = 6
Fleshoath = 5
Gorger 77 = 5
Insin = 5
Liquid_Braino = 5
MayanWarrior86 = 5
Derigin = 4
Peyp = 4
Yakui IX = 4
DSOfan97 = 3
Geisterkarle = 3
kluseba = 3
Metantoine = 3
Napero = 3
NotYou = 3
STDizzle = 3
Akerthorpe = 2
autothrall = 2
caspian = 2
clawsoftime = 2
MisterSamhain = 2
Mutter from the gutter = 2
naverhtrad = 2
PDS = 2
Ranur5555 = 2
Spiner202 = 2
TheExodusAttack = 2
TheSkrypter = 2
tomcat_ha = 2
Acrobat = 1
Ancient Sunlight = 1
Autumnwinterlord = 1
bayern = 1
BloodIronBeer = 1
BorderlineAlcoholic = 1
ConorFynes = 1
Daemonium_CC = 1
dystopia4 = 1
Elrond1982 = 1
Erosion Of Humanity = 1
FOrbIDen = 1
HanSathanas = 1
Jiggleslinky = 1
karcist88 = 1
Lane = 1
Larry6990 = 1
Odovacar = 1
OvDoomedEarth = 1
PANZER__Brandon = 1
pinheadlarry = 1
RapeTheDead = 1
Stefunal = 1
TheLoneForest = 1
Treegrounder = 1
Tzitzis = 1
Wilytank = 1


Individuals who participated for all 7 days:
Diamhea
hells_unicorn
Jophelerx
Napalm_Satan
severzhavnost
TadakatsuH0nda
TheStormIRide

Individuals who participated for 6 days:
Dudemanguy
Roffle_the_Thrashard

Individuals who participated for 5 days:
Empyreal
Felix 1666
Liquid_Braino
PorcupineOfDoom

We had a total of 79 participants in this challenge. This is the highest number since at least 2010, and perhaps the highest number ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:20 pm 
 

Roffle_the_Thrashard wrote:
I don't mean to sound pushy, but I reviewed two albums yesterday, and the score for only one of them is showing (non virgin: Austrian Death Machine-A Very Brutal Christmas.) I successfully submitted another review for a virgin album, Sleigh 'Em All-Texas Toast Chainsaw Massacre, and it didn't show up in my score or the list of virgin albums reviewed for 12-24-2015. Could this be fixed, please? Thanks. :)

Hey Roffle! The only albums that get counted for this challenge are virgin albums. Since you reviewed a non-virgin, that non-virgin didn't get counted. Sorry, dude.

Just to clarify here: The one that got counted was "Sleigh 'Em All" as it's a virgin. "A Very Brutal Christmas" was not included.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:37 pm 
 

Thank you for clarifying that. Merry Christmas!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:05 pm 
 

I can see a total like hells_unicorn's 27 being feasible, but how one manages 17 reviews in one day (TSIR wasn't kidding, that was his most productive day) or manages 65 reviews in a week is beyond me. I would have burnt out at about, well, 16.

Totals aside, props to all of you. That was fucking awesome.
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About half of the reviews I submitted on the last day were written throughout the week. Most just needed a bit of fine tuning before I thought they were ready. Actually most were missing an intro or closing paragraph. I knew I was wasn't going to catch dia, so I'm happy with second place!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:50 pm 
 

Those are some really nice totals. I wish I didn't skip one day since participating for all 7 days looks a lot cooler, but I was feeling uninspired. But I had a lot of fun writing and good job everyone. Especially you crazy people writing a million reviews. :P But hey, 5th place looks pretty nice to me, so I'm happy with that.
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I had a good time doing this, I'll definitely try it again next year. Great turnout!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:57 pm 
 

I don't know about anyone else, but I loved the Secret Satan challenge. I got to know Bastardhead a little better and the vice-versa, an album I have always liked now has a review, and I discovered some awesome music by reviewing a new band. This should be done every challenge, even in the summer.
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11th place for a newbie isn't a bad thing at all.
Good job everyone!
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Fourth spot. I'll take it. :) Good job, everyone!
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MikeyC wrote:
Fourth spot. I'll take it. :) Good job, everyone!


Well, two of the three that beat you are past and present powerhouses at this sort of thing, so be happy with that! Hell, I am not a reviewer known for sheer volume, so 6th out of 79 is fine by me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:12 pm 
 

Great job all around everyone! I was hoping we'd break the 2010 collective record, but there's always next year. :headbang:

Napalm_Satan wrote:
I can see a total like hells_unicorn's 27 being feasible, but how one manages 17 reviews in one day (TSIR wasn't kidding, that was his most productive day) or manages 65 reviews in a week is beyond me. I would have burnt out at about, well, 16.

Totals aside, props to all of you. That was fucking awesome.


When I hit 65 during the first challenge that I directly participated in (I did 2 virgins for the very 1st challenge ever done without even knowing that it was going on) I did it primarily by having several dozen un-reviewed albums already in my personal collection and listening to them constantly for 3 weeks prior to the challenge beginning and I basically wrote everything stream of consciousness, sometimes while the album was playing, but most of the time based on memory. On all of the occasions where I got higher than that, it was because the present rule of only 5 singles per challenge was not in place and I was reviewing anywhere from 15 to 20 singles, along with a disproportionate amount of EPs, shorter length demos and compilation releases. I was also doing a lot more live album and video reviews at that time, and I've generally found reviewing live releases to be easier to write on the fly.

But yeah, if you're talking reviewing albums that you've only purchased a few days prior to the challenge and and trying to review them and listen to them during the week of the challenge, getting more than 25-30 reviews would be extremely tough, even if you had off from work for most of the week. About half of the reviews I did this time were promos for The Metal Observer that I had just been given 2 or 3 days prior to the challenge.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:34 pm 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
MikeyC wrote:
Fourth spot. I'll take it. :) Good job, everyone!


Well, two of the three that beat you are past and present powerhouses at this sort of thing, so be happy with that! Hell, I am not a reviewer known for sheer volume, so 6th out of 79 is fine by me.

Sixth is great, man. Well done on your reviewing!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:25 am 
 

my secret santa never got reviewed :(
my secret santa actually was an album i bought in march or so funnily enough.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:29 pm 
 

Had fun with this challenge even if I only managed twelve this time. It was just a really busy time for me and I didn't have anywhere near the giant list of virgins that I've had during past challenges. Maybe next challenge I'll have a lot more virgins to review and more time to do it.

Secret Satan was fun. I got to see an interesting take on an album I like, plus I got to find a new band to enjoy and follow that I suspect will only get better with time, so that's cool for sure.

My only real regret is that none of the virgins I had on my list were outright bad. Most challenges my list is mostly kind of mediocre stuff sprinkled with really cool things and a couple of real shit releases, but I didn't have anything to totally trash this time. Oh well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:50 pm 
 

I'm just glad to be mentioned for writing at least one everyday! And I actually wrote 12, not 10, as 2 of them I started one day and then finished the next, meaning they showed up on a later day as being written on a previous day, confusing, haha. Not that I'm that invested in my review count, haha. Great job, everybody! Awesome challenge turnout.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:13 pm 
 

It's good to hear that you folks enjoyed it.

The next challenge will be the spring/summer challenge sometime in May or June 2016. I was thinking of introducing something similar to the Secret Satan - a pool where folks can anonymously submit one or two virgins they'd like to see reviewed, and others can pick and choose from the pool which ones they'd like to review. Of course this would be extra to the regular challenge.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:29 pm 
 

That'd be a great idea Deri. I could offer up a huge list from the Metal Observer promo pool, as long as the writers of those albums wouldn't mind me publishing the review as a guest review on the site or something similar.
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Secret Satan was fun. I got to see an interesting take on an album I like, plus I got to find a new band to enjoy and follow that I suspect will only get better with time, so that's cool for sure.

I really liked your review. Better written than anything I could have done.

My Secret Satan was an example of a band that ran out of ideas five minutes into the album. At least that was I impression that I had at times.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:01 pm 
 

Hey! I didn't show in the list of participants! I submitted two reviews! Ah, whatever. Lol.

Sounds like a good quantity of reviews this go around. I apologize to Jophelerx for not getting to his secret satan reviewi - just too much stuff going on the past three / four days due to the holiday. I thought I would get to it. I'm still going to write the review for it and post it in a few days.

As always, I love seeing how many reviews were written. It's pretty incredible that people can pump out 50+ in a week. I can't imagine doing that.

I really liked the fact that the challenge was announced on the main page because I would have missed it if that hadn't happened. I don't come on the forum much anymore. Hopefully next one also gets announced the same way, during a less hectic time of year for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:20 pm 
 

Derigin wrote:
It's good to hear that you folks enjoyed it.

The next challenge will be the spring/summer challenge sometime in May or June 2016. I was thinking of introducing something similar to the Secret Satan - a pool where folks can anonymously submit one or two virgins they'd like to see reviewed, and others can pick and choose from the pool which ones they'd like to review. Of course this would be extra to the regular challenge.


Having a review "pool" doesn't let the community on this website come together like they should. The more personal exchanges over PM are probably more effective and fun. Not to mention, a bunch of people just dumping in albums, EP's, and demos into the pool that they want reviewed could become a bit too hectic, and I doubt that more people would be as satisfied with the results. I would much rather do what we just did. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:30 pm 
 

The timing was a bit inconvenient overall, so I only managed 7 (pretty sure my previous record was somewhere between 9 and 12, can't remember, don't care enough to look up), but it was a good time and I'm glad it was such a success this time! The last few years had been kinda scant and I was starting to worry that they'd never get back up to their former glory. Glad to see I was wrong. Excellent job everybody!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:41 pm 
 

I echo Roffle's stance on the matter of a virgin pool. I much prefer the idea of a one to one exchange of albums, for it is indeed more personal. Had that pool been used here, I wouldn't have got to know TSIR at all, and the possibility of future album swaps with him would never be a thing. The Secret Satan is far cooler in that regard, and prevents a huge backlog of virgins that no one wants.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:23 pm 
 

Many thanks to my boy omnishadow for giving me some last-minute recommendations. I covertly committed to the challenge about a week beforehand, and began compiling a list.

In the end, I did zero singles and only 2 or 3 EPs, if I recall correctly. There were still at least 10 I didn't get to.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:33 pm 
 

Meanwhile, I did 7 singles and 2 EPs; which is terrible. I must ask, were my reviews falling into the trap of being a vague, lame mass reviewing of singles or were they detailed enough?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:03 am 
 

I hope you're not asking me... my reviews suck ass!

I'll answer though: I would say that your style is tailor-made for handling singles in environs such as the challenge, because you can write a lot and retain interest without deviating or losing focus.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:39 am 
 

It was an open question, though since you offered me advice originally on reviewing singles, it was kinda directed at you. Thanks for the feedback, I now know this is a strength I can play to.

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Diamhea wrote:
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Aww c'mon, you are sounding like me here. No way are your reviews in the 'suck' category, look at the shit in crappy diem, oven fodder, or here.

If you are joking, well fuck it, I wanted an excuse to slag off M_T90.
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