As per usual for these annual year-in-review posts, I won’t be getting into world events or politics or anything actually technically important. This is just me going over my favorite video games, movies, albums, and whatever else I feel like exhibiting. Normally this would have been ready before the beginning of the next year, but I had to experience of few of these things fully. I played lots of games and watched lots of movies this year. Like, way more than usual. That’s another reason why it’s been difficult to finish this. Anyway, without further ado, let’s do this crap. Continue reading “Robby Reviews 2017”
Remember like, almost 3 years ago when I reviewed Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor? That album was great. It wasn’t the best Marilyn Manson album, but I’d say it was easy to say that it beat the previous few albums that the band released. Similarly, Heaven Upside Down (available now!) still isn’t the best thing they’ve ever put out. However, I’m comfortable saying it’s once again better than the previous few albums, The Pale Emperor included. It’s difficult to compare albums though, as ultimately it comes down to opinion. But that’s what all reviews are or should be. Let’s dig into this album differently. We’ll do it track by track as they appear in the tracklist. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Heaven Upside Down”
Back in June, I put a couple of cool Robby Suavé shirts up for sale on Amazon. Yes, that Amazon. Amazon.com. If you search for “robby suave shirt” or whatever, you’ll find those shirts. It’s awesome. They’re only $15, and you should buy them. How was I able to get shirts on Amazon, you ask? Oh, I’m so glad you asked. That’s what I’m going to tell you right here and now!
In May or something, I received an e-mail from Amazon informing me that I had been chosen to be a part of their Merch by Amazon program. Right away, it appeared to be a shirt thing, so I was interested. I have no idea WHY I was chosen though. I mean, I have my music on there, but that seems to be a weird stipulation for being chosen to be a part of this Merch thing. It looked promising, so I signed up. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Merch by Amazon”
KyzrWölf. Maybe you know him better as Kaiser Von Loopy or Loopy or even Rob Lupie or one half of Hanzel und Gretyl. Whatever the case, while we are waiting for the next Hanzel und Gretyl album, he created this wonderful album called Reichstar. It’s super awesome for a multitude of reasons, and I’ll explain those below. If you don’t like reading, but you’ve read this far, know that it is very much worth listening to.
There are lots of reasons to like this album. I mean, first of all, it’s awesome that it came out of nowhere. We got a HuG remix album last year that was done by Loopy under the KyzrWölf name back in 2013. But I don’t think anyone had any reason to believe KyzrWolf was going to be something outside of the HuG camp. On top of that, it’s new sounding while also being familiar. Those samples of bombs dropping and zieg heils that you hear a lot in Hanzel und Gretyl songs are present and accounted for. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s technologically impressive because it was recorded with no real instruments. Yes, those guitars and basses are not real! I actually conversed with him via e-mail and we discussed. Good times. Continue reading “Robby Reviews KyzrWölf’s Reichstar”
It’s New Year’s Eve! Once upon a time, this was my favorite holiday. Now…it’s not. Anyway, I did one of these Year-in-Review things last year, and it was kind of fun. I read, watched, and played a lot more stuff this year than last year, so this should be more interesting to write and read.
Books, movies, video games, and books are the things that I am ranking here. Nothing else matters, not even the presidential election. Like last year, I’ll give my top 3 picks for each category in no particular order, probably. Continue reading “Robby Reviews the Year 2016”
I love Dope, the band. After hearing “Debonaire” and “You Spin Me ‘Round” after their first album came out, I was hooked. An interesting thing about the band is that while their first 3 albums were released in short successions, the last 3 have had long breaks in between. They’ve done small tours here and there, so it’s not like Dope has ever been completely dormant, but the flow of new music is slow. The new Dope album called Blood Money Part 1 is out now. I’ve been listening to it for a couple weeks now, and I have some thoughts. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Dope’s Blood Money Part 1”
PlayStation VR is a thing I’ve had for a little over 2 weeks, so I feel like I can give a proper review. I don’t belive it’s something you can review very convincingly after only a day or two of using it. Between personal usage and being in the company of others using it, there’s been enough time for me to notice the good and the bad with this thing. Continue reading “Robby Reviews PlayStation VR”
Awwww yeah. Last week Die Antwoord’s new album entitled Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid came out. My anticipation for it was pretty great. Their last album, Donker Mag, to me, was…good, not great. The concept was cool, but I didn’t find myself listening to it much. Their first two albums, $O$ and Ten$ion, were awesome. I ate those up. While Donker Mag went into these slower, quieter songs, Mount Ninji brings back the rap rave that was much more present on their first two efforts, but it’s still sounds new. it hasn’t even been out a week yet, so I feel like it’s too early to say this, but this might be my favorite Die Antwoord album. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid”
Music Memos is an iOS app from Apple that has been around for a few months. I was quick to begin using it, but I didn’t want to review it until I had used it somewhat extensively. I wanted to see for myself if it was a thing that I would routinely utilize and make good use of. Well, it’s been a while, and I feel like I can make some remarks about it. Remember that this is just how the app works for me and maybe how it could work for you too. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Music Memos”
While we’re waiting for Boobs, Butts, and Feets to finally come out, I’ve been testing the waters to see how random people might feel about it by shopping “Everyone I Know Is an Alcoholic” around. I’ve submitted it to podcasts, posted about it on message boards, and most recently, I paid to have it reviewed via SoundOut. I didn’t even know that was a thing you could do, and since it wasn’t too expensive, I jumped on it.
Forty-seven people listened to it and wrote a short review. I got the results today. Over the years, I’ve read plenty of mini-reviews here and there. I don’t think I read a single negative review about it…before today.
I knew they weren’t going to all be nice; I figured they’d all be average scores with average opinions. You know, like a 4-6 rating range. It turns out I was right on that, but it’s crazy just how many people apparently loved it and how many people hated it. Continue reading ““Fans” Review “Everyone I Know Is an Alcoholic””