Category: Robby Reviews

Robby Reviews the Year 2016


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”

Robby Reviews Dope’s Blood Money Part 1

Robby Reviews Blood Money Part 1
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”

Robby Reviews PlayStation VR

Robby Reviews PlayStation VR
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”

Robby Reviews Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid

Robby Reviews Die Antwoord's Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid
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”

Robby Reviews Music Memos

Robby Reviews Music Memos
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”

“Fans” Review “Everyone I Know Is an Alcoholic”

"Fans" Review "Everyone I Know Is an Alcoholic"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””

Robby Reviews the Year 2015

Robby Reviews 2015
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these Robby Reviews posts. Aside from what I did post, by the time I had a couple more done, the things I was reviewing weren’t very new, so it seemed weird to review them.

Anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever done this, but this will be a post dedicated to my favorite things that came out in 2015: movies, music, video games, etc. For the sake of spoilers (and time), I ironically won’t include much review for any of these. Keep in mind that all of my favorite media and such may or may not mimic what most people like. Each movie/game/album title is a purchase link, to make it easier for you to buy them just because I want you to. Without further ado… Continue reading “Robby Reviews the Year 2015”

Robby Reviews Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor

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Coincidentally, the artist/band/person/whatever most responsible for me getting into music released a new album yesterday, January 20nd, a week before my album comes out. Other than the release dates being similar and having the same number of tracks (10), I don’t think you can make any comparisons between the two albums. Whatever the case, Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor album is out now, and it is awesome. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor”