It all seems like something of a bad dream. Back in the goddamn basement, the burnt out hallways, floor covered in crumbling insulation and chunks of gritty rock, and loud stacks of computer equipment surrounding you. This place is still a shithole, no surprises there, and it's only gotten worse. How has this place not fucking collapsed yet?

And haven't we been over this? Why am I thinking in narration again? Dreadful.

Now all that's left is for the orange firey fox with the overgrown mane to come and snarkily introduce himself. Only problem is, he never does. After some ten minutes of looking between the server stacks and seeing if he's just hiding, you sit against the concrete wall and wait for him.


You get the sneaking suspicion the little fluffy bastard finally found greener pastures.

You do notice one thing—a small cardboard box in the corner with some papers in it. It has "mariteaux" scribbled on the side, and it looks like...well just about everything he left behind, and some drafts too. Someone saved it, ostensibly.

You peek through the box and wonder where he is now. Maybe he found another server room to haunt. Got kicked out, maybe. Maybe he found another Eeveelution finally and he's busy keeping her warm. There is a forest outside, after all...


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Album Artist Summary Year Rating
Trench Twenty One Pilots They managed not to dig a hole this time. Impressive. 2018 Good
Little Dark Age MGMT Only if you're trying too hard. 2018 Good
In the Future Your Body Will Be
the Furthest Thing from Your Mind
Failure What a title. I have even more to say about it. 2018 Great
Down the Stairs and to the Left Midwestern Dirt BRIAN AUBERT SOLO RECORD okay not quite. 2018 Great
In Vitro Graffiti Mechanism Low-bit techno that excels despite a lack of cohesion. 2014 Good
Thank You Happy Birthday Cage the Elephant Absolutely fucking bipolar. 2011 Great
Modern Guilt Beck A frank and oddly French foray into paranoia. 2008 Great
Fuckers in Fucking Hole for Fuck This Not Beated Horribly impolite. 2008 Good
The Tender Ass EP Old Oldman Spanky spanky, but you won't know it at first. 2007 Great
Shark Week c.layne Proving both the sea and the sky are out to kill you. 2007 Classic
Robbers and Cowards Cold War Kids Hey, thieves need amazing bass grooves too. 2006 Great
II Jonathan Ian Another whiny bitch with a guitar. 2006 Eh
I Jonathan Ian Works better when you're not an angry squirrel. 2006 Good
...Go Down Swinging! The Acro-Brats Temper tantrums done quick. 2006 Great
Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers Irving In my room, in the afternoon, until the garden blooms. Or suchlike. 2006 Great
Carnavas Silversun Pickups No, the singer isn't a girl. Funny you mention that, though. 2006 Classic
Blogging EP lost kluster Way cooler than blogging. 2006 Good
With Love and Squalor We Are Scientists Restless, infectious, bite-sized dance-punk. 2005 Great
Apologies to the Queen Mary Wolf Parade Apologies to anyone who bought this record. 2005 Eh
I Am the Portuguese Blues Starflyer 59 As monochrome as its cover, but that's not an insult. 2004 Great
Future Perfect Autolux A poppy whirlwind with an airtight tracklisting. 2004 Classic
Everyone Down Here Earlimart Silver Lake heads seaward. 2003 Great
Stargazer Stella Luna The mystique matches the music for once. 2002 Great
The Fashion Focus Starflyer 59 Blackness fiends and engine dreams. 1998 Great
Homogenic Björk As beautiful as Iceland; as incomprehensible as Iceland. 1997 Good
Dare to Be Surprised The Folk Implosion Ironically more natural than "Natural One". 1997 Classic
Curb Nickelback Now wait, hold on... 1996 Good
As Good as Dead Local H A fuckin' ugly highlight reel of 90s angst. I'm in love. 1996 Classic
Pacer The Amps Rock in rehab. 1995 Great
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Dave Grohl used to be weird, man. 1995 Classic
Take a Look Inside... The Folk Implosion Fuckingaroundcore. 1994 Great
Magnified Failure As fun as songs about car crashes and arsons get. 1994 Classic
Bakesale Sebadoh Love, anxiety, and drugs in a blender. 1994 Great
Electra2000 Hum Pummel pommel pumble. Yehhhhhh. 1993 Great
Angel Dust Faith No More Alt metal? Art metal. 1992 Classic
Gala Lush IT'S SO FUCKING SHINY. 1990 Classic
Lungs Big Black Prime Big Black? No. Primal Big Black? Absolutely. 1982 Good
Chronic Town R.E.M. Chiming, eerie, mirthful, and I have no clue what it means. 1982 Great

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