April 16, 2012

...and yet another unplanned hiatus


Look, I realize that you two aren't really fond of the blog's extended breaks, but there are occasions when real life interferes with the regular maintenance of the site, and the blog is forced to take a backseat.  I will be back soon, with some more write-ups for albums I'm sure you will find a reason to complain about, so stay tuned, and hopefully this won't take forever.

-Max

72 comments:

  1. hey max, hope you are okyr audience of 2 are waiting for your return patiently. thanks again for all the work you do.

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  2. Be good, Max.

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  3. 1nce AgainApril 16, 2012

    pete rock - take your time

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  4. Hope everything returns to normal soon, make sure all is well before resuming the blog.

    - Mike

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  5. Much respect for even leaving a post of this nature, best wishes for whatever it is you're dealing with.

    -Peace, Dylan

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  6. Your seeming bitterness is unfounded. Everyone loves this blog; it's one of the best of all time. It's gotten me into so much music. People only bitch because they love you.

    And yeah, real life is a bitch. Hope everything works out man.

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  7. babbletron - interlude 2

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  8. We may not all comment frequently but we love you and your work!

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    1. Here, here!

      Hope you return with greatness Max.

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  9. We miss you Max. Hope everything goes smoothly.

    -Danny C.

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  10. Hope everything goes smoothly, whatever you're dealing with. Looking forward to your coming back!

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  11. Come back soon as you can Max...
    Best regards from Serbia.

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  12. I don't comment enough at this spot. Always a pleasure to read your writing. Take your time, my man. Best of luck with your work.

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  13. Tile GroutApril 24, 2012

    Hope all is well!

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  14. Please do come back soon. All the best from Israel!

    Peace.

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  15. Much love from Canada!

    ..eh

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  16. Ahhh, who cares about us? Take your time, Max, we know how life is. We've got enough of your reviews to reread until you return.

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  17. Hope everything goes well for you, take care, I've been reading your reviews for near 5 years now and they're always a pleasure to read. When you're back would be interested to hear your thoughts on Obie Trice's new 'Bottoms Up' album

    Keep going bro

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  18. don't worry guys Max will post the new Lil' Wayne album soon!

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  19. come back stronger - wise words from London

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  20. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    Hey Max, hope you're all good mate. I'll be patiently awaiting your return. You single-handedly sparked my obsession for the Wu-Tang Clan so I'm forever grateful. Peace from Australia.

    P.S. Anything related to Apollo Brown for an upcoming review would be sweet.

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  21. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    when you come back, you should check out madvillainy. i'm not even an mf doom fan (he's ALRIGHT, but only madvillainy and vaudevillille villian are the only albums I even half like and he -- thank god -- didn't do the beats for those!!) but madlib likes to sample lots of weird and different sources (xenakis, partch, reich, and TONS of others) so he always has some crazy ass beats. the album is just perfect honestly. i think you'd like it. it turns hip hop on its head. the new quakers self-titled album is also very very VERY good.

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  22. AnonymousMay 10, 2012

    i wanna see binary star's Master of the Universe review, i think you'll enjoy that album very much there heavily influenced by WU tang

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  23. AnonymousMay 11, 2012

    You should review the rest of the Beastie Boys catalog in tribute to Adam Yauch.

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  24. AnonymousMay 11, 2012

    Hope all is well for you Max, by the way have you heard of the upcoming movie which is to be directed and co-written by The RZA, it's called 'The Man With the Iron Fists' and stars Russel Crow, if not i'm sure you'd be interested

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  25. Your reviews are always so thoroughly entertaining and your work is very much appreciated by a fellow hip-hop-critic, even when this Kiwi's view on an album is antithetical to yours. With that said, take as long as you need. Look forward to your return, Max.

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  26. AnonymousMay 13, 2012

    hurry up back you fat fuck this is too good of a blog to quit on

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  27. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    yeah Max is kind of a lazy fucker.. lifes issues dont take a month to work out. i thought he had fun writing these reviews but maybe im wrong

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    1. My favorite part is how you two are complaining that a guy who writes reviews for no apparent reason is taking a longer break than anyone expected, especially when you two have no fucking clue just what is going on. Hell, maybe I should extend my hiatus out of fucking spite.

      Thanks for reading!

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    2. Tile GroutMay 15, 2012

      I know of very few major life issues that "work out" after a month, dumb-shit Anonymous. Without knowing anything of Max' life I can say I'm not surprised that the down time is taking a while. Life happens.

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    3. Thank you for your continued support.

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    4. Tile GroutMay 15, 2012

      I'm not wanting to sound like a "Max phanboi" (patent pending), but you deserve support and respect from every reader.

      I'm stunned by what I just read by another Anonymous down below (about being paid, etc.)

      The online world is full of some real jerks. Thank goodness for people like knifetoagunfight who posted some truth below the latest Anonymous.

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    5. Can't please everyone, nor do I want to. One would think that all of these anonymous fuckers would be curious as to why I'm responding NOW, though.

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    6. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

      I wonder why we have no clue what is going on. Oh wait you like to be secretive for god knows what reason. You could at least inform your readers as to when you think you'll be coming back. And you've been accepting comments almost every day so its clear you still check the page. Just write a review on an album you like or something I dont see what the big fucking deal is

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    7. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

      And the reason people get pissed off is cause they like your blog. Take it as a compliment.

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    8. Wow, you guys are getting bitchy. I'd love even ten percent of the interest in when I'm coming back to translate to whatever else I have going on in the future.

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    9. Also, I'm being "secretive" because this blog is not about my goddamn life. It's about reviewing hip hop albums. I have no need to release any other personal info, nor is anyone else really requesting me to do so. And it's super easy to moderate comments from my phone, without me ever getting in front of a computer. Gotta love the 21st century.

      I'll return when I return. Don't worry, if you pay any attention to the site you'll know when I'm coming back when I do.

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  28. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    he writes them because he gets paid ;) and "he" doesn't even write 50% of the stuff "he" posts :)

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  29. As of this writing:

    825 posts. 131 of them are marked "Reader Review". All of the rest are 100% me, and I also take the credit for the editing (but not the overall content, unless otherwise noted) on all 131 of those other posts. You suck at math.

    Thanks for reading!

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  30. knifetoagunfightMay 15, 2012

    HATERS STOP BITCHING.

    this blogs been going strong for over 5 years. gotta give the man some dap.. do you see that list on the right?!! i know the list will never have EVERYTHING we want, but G.damn, look at that list! respect. from HieroTown

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  31. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    knifetoagunfight that list on the right has next to no decent hiphop! THANKS FOR READING =)

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    1. "Next to no" implies that there is at least one entry on the sidebar that you actually approve of. Let me know what that one entry is, so that I can cross it off of my "finish what I started" list immediately. Don't have time to put up with bullshit, after all; life is short.

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  32. To counter those rather negative comments, I just want you to know that I - like many others I'm sure - love your blog and am anticipating your real return, whenever that might be.

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  33. By the way, thank you all for the gift basket! That was so sweet!

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    1. Tile GroutMay 21, 2012

      What was the signature on the card? I'd be wary if it was initialed L. Professor.

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  34. Mr. AquariusMay 15, 2012

    Dropping a line. Hope all is well with you Max. Life can be just as much of a bitch as some of these negative comments, so I feel you brother. Anyways, hope everything gets situated for you and we pray for the best. Thanks for all the reviews. Great shit.

    - Mr. Aquarius

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  35. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    We love you Max! At least put through a Reader Review to tide us over

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  36. i see a June 2012 Special coming up..

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  37. Max, please don't answer stupid people's questions/comments.
    If you haters don't like it, leave the blog, it is that easy. Obviously Max is dealing with some serious problem, if you can't show support - at least don't show hatred. This guy deserves respect for what he has done throughout the years.
    After all, may be this hiatus is a good way to get rid of shitty people like those anonymous, an extension might be a reasonable decision. Like any other writer, Max should write again whenever he feels like doing it. If he does, you are thankful, if he never writes again, you are thankful for what he'd done. Peace from Bulgaria!

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  38. RedMagicMay 17, 2012

    Hope u come back soon Max. It's just not the same without your invaluable album reviews.

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  39. AnonymousMay 18, 2012

    Max,look up 'the wu is coming thru' on youtube, it's from a 1991 mixtape and the song is awesome (although, it has a shitty sound quality), it may help you get through whatever is going on and come back to the blog whenever it suits you.
    all the best

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  40. bro come back your really fucking up my daily internet routine now i gotta go to yahoo news n shit to fill in the empty gap.

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  41. Max hope you're getting through whatever you need to. Thanks for opening my ears to a lot of good music and reminding me that hip hop as I knew it isn't dead.

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  42. AnonymousMay 29, 2012

    Maxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  43. AnonymousMay 29, 2012

    "Hopefully this won't take forever." Yeah, right...

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  44. AnonymousMay 29, 2012

    Fuck me up the ass three ways! This blog is STILL not on its feet!

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  45. AnonymousMay 29, 2012

    Do NOT review El-P's new album...You'd hate it.

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  46. AnonymousMay 30, 2012

    Still waiting on that Binary Star review

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  47. AnonymousMay 30, 2012

    I want to see your reaction to Dizaster vs Canibus

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  48. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    i want a reviewon sean p jesus price supastar

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  49. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    We all hope you come back soon
    - Jake

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  50. i love how this has been up a month and a half & still hasn't received as much comments as your review on "All Eyez On Me" did in a week!

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  51. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    please no binary star

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  52. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    All of these one liners are coming from one person

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  53. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    And its not me

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  54. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    Max!
    Where are you?

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  55. AnonymousJune 01, 2012

    Lol this comment is number 69

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  56. One and a half month is too long..

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  57. AnonymousJune 03, 2012

    Really expected this to be back June 1st...oh well. Hope whatever you're going through is resolved soon Max.

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