History YMMV / TheNeedleDrop

11th Feb '18 3:13:24 AM jormis29
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*** Anthony made a ''NOT GOOD'' review of Lil Peep's ''Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1'' EP when it came out, and after Lil Peep fatally overdosed several months later, some fans started joking that Anthony has a supernatural power to kill those who he gives negative reviews.

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*** Anthony made a ''NOT GOOD'' review of Lil Peep's Music/LilPeep's ''Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1'' EP when it came out, and after Lil Peep fatally overdosed several months later, some fans started joking that Anthony has a supernatural power to kill those who he gives negative reviews.
22nd Jan '18 9:54:55 AM stuffedninja
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** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistant points in his videos where]] [[RonTheDeathEater Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist)" being a common variation thereof.

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** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistant nonexistent points in his videos where]] [[RonTheDeathEater Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist)" artist or doing something racist)" being a common variation thereof.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** After about [[DarthWiki/FallenCreator three years of mediocre and disappointing releases,]] he regained interest in Music/{{OFWGKTA}} with the release of ''Wolf'' and Earl's 2013 output. Even moreso with the release of ''Flower Boy'', which he somewhat infamously rated higher than ''[[Music/KendrickLamar DAMN.]]'', something which nobody thought would happen.
** Though he's still not anything close to a fan, he likes Childish Gambino's more recent work ''muuuuuuch'' more than ''Camp.'' It became a lot better when he happily praised Gambino's later album ''Awaken, My Love!''.
22nd Jan '18 9:03:03 AM BronsonRay
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** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistant points in his videos where Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist)" being a common variation thereof.

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** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistant points in his videos where where]] [[RonTheDeathEater Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist)" being a common variation thereof.
22nd Jan '18 9:00:22 AM BronsonRay
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** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistant points in his videos where Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist)" being a common variation thereof.



** After about [[DarthWiki/FallenCreator three years of mediocre and disappointing releases,]] he regained interest in Music/{{OFWGKTA}} with the release of ''Wolf'' and Earl's 2013 output. Even moreso with the release of ''Flower Boy'', which he somewhat infamously rated higher than ''Music/KendrickLamar'', something which nobody thought would happen.

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** After about [[DarthWiki/FallenCreator three years of mediocre and disappointing releases,]] he regained interest in Music/{{OFWGKTA}} with the release of ''Wolf'' and Earl's 2013 output. Even moreso with the release of ''Flower Boy'', which he somewhat infamously rated higher than ''Music/KendrickLamar'', ''[[Music/KendrickLamar DAMN.]]'', something which nobody thought would happen.
10th Jan '18 9:34:06 PM SinNanna
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** His review of Music/KendrickLamar's ''DAMN.'' is shaping up to have this effect, considering he gave it a [[spoiler:[[EightPointEight 7/10]]]].

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** His review of Music/KendrickLamar's ''DAMN.'' is shaping up to have this effect, considering he gave it a [[spoiler:[[EightPointEight 7/10]]]]. Exacerbated when he later gave the exact same score to the debut record of Lil Pump, which led to many jokes about Lil Pump being equal to, if not better than, Kendrick as an artist.
29th Dec '17 1:47:08 AM number9robotic
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** His giving ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'' a 6/10 score, which many people love to mock Anthony for. The grounds on which he gave the score (the music itself is great, but it focuses too much on Kanye's personal life) have also been heavily ridiculed as illegitimate.[[note]]He has retrospectively admitted that the score was harsh, and as of now he would likely give it a strong 8, but the damage has been thoroughly done.[[/note]]

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** His giving ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'' a 6/10 score, which many people love to mock Anthony for. The grounds on which he gave the score (the music itself is great, but it focuses too much on Kanye's personal life) have also been heavily ridiculed as illegitimate.[[note]]He has retrospectively admitted that the score was harsh, and as of now [[note]]Years later, [[https://youtu.be/APoGyJqeeKw?t=850 he would likely give list it as Kanye's second-best album]] on a strong 8, technical, career-defining level, but the damage has been thoroughly done.[[/note]]
28th Dec '17 2:26:40 PM stuffedninja
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** His 6/10 review of ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'', which many people love to mock Anthony for.[[note]]He has retrospectively admitted that the score was harsh, and as of now he would likely give it a strong 8, but the damage has thoroughly been done.[[/note]]

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** His giving ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'' a 6/10 review of ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'', score, which many people love to mock Anthony for.for. The grounds on which he gave the score (the music itself is great, but it focuses too much on Kanye's personal life) have also been heavily ridiculed as illegitimate.[[note]]He has retrospectively admitted that the score was harsh, and as of now he would likely give it a strong 8, but the damage has been thoroughly been done.[[/note]]



** His giving both Lil Yachty's ''Lil Boat'' mixtape and Lil Pump's self-titled mixtape a [[spoiler:7/10]], which many saw as egregiously high.



* ReviewsAreTheGospel: '''Strongly''' discourages this attitude, to his credit. Regardless of this, his reviews tend to be regarded this way at least on [[{{Imageboards}} /mu/.]]

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* ReviewsAreTheGospel: '''Strongly''' discourages this attitude, to his credit. Regardless of this, his reviews tend to be regarded this way way, at least on [[{{Imageboards}} /mu/.]]
28th Dec '17 2:21:09 PM stuffedninja
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: There's a rarely a moment in Fantano's channel, ''but'' one recently happened: After Anthony closed down THATISTHEPLAN, The Fader published a thinkpiece that accused him of being involved with the alt-right based on [[QuoteMine completely]] [[SarcasmBlind misconstrued]], [[ManipulativeEditing fabricated]], or [[InsaneTrollLogic downright illogical]] allegations, even going as far as to accuse Fantano of laughing along someone he was interviewing who was talking about wanting to commit sexual assault[[note]]As Fantano pointed out, as while the interview said controversial things, Fantano himself was evidently nervous and wasn't comfortable with it '''at all'''[[/note]]. The result? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UZqIIy7pAk Fantano responds back, calmly but completely deconstructing and wrecking the entire article]].



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: There's a rarely a moment in Fantano's channel, ''but'' one recently happened: After Anthony closed down THATISTHEPLAN, The Fader published a thinkpiece that accused him of being involved with the alt-right based on [[QuoteMine completely]] [[SarcasmBlind misconstrued]], [[ManipulativeEditing fabricated]], or [[InsaneTrollLogic downright illogical]] allegations, even going as far as to accuse Fantano of laughing along someone he was interviewing who was talking about wanting to commit sexual assault[[note]]As Fantano pointed out, as while the interview said controversial things, Fantano himself was evidently nervous and wasn't comfortable with it '''at all'''[[/note]]. The result? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UZqIIy7pAk Fantano responds back, calmly but completely deconstructing and wrecking the entire article]].
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In light of Fader's infamous article on him, Fantano's fanbase came to his immediate defense, something he took note of and thanked them repeatedly on Twitter, saying he loves them and he was so touched by their dedication to help him after something that almost ruined his career.


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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** In light of Fader's infamous article on him, Fantano's fanbase came to his immediate defense, something he took note of and thanked them repeatedly on Twitter, saying he loves them and he was so touched by their dedication to help him after something that almost ruined his career.
** After Lil Peep's death, Fantano tweeted that even though he disliked his music (he gave his only studio album a ''NOT GOOD''), Peep still deserved life and happiness like any other human, and at the end of the day that transcended any opinion Fantano could have about him.
27th Dec '17 9:43:13 PM OceanHomer
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** Standouts are his reviews of Childish Gambino's ''Camp'' and ''Because the Internet'', Music/JustinTimberlake's ''The 20 20 Experience,'' Music/KanyeWest's ''Yeezus,'' Arctic Monkeys' AM, {{Music/Slowdive}}'s self-titled, and anything by Music/PorcupineTree/Music/StevenWilson, Music/{{Opeth}}, or Music/{{Alcest}}. His ''[[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Channel Orange]]'' review also gets this a lot, despite that he gave it a strong 7 (which is quite a good score).

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** Standouts are his reviews of Childish Gambino's ''Camp'' and ''Because the Internet'', Music/JustinTimberlake's ''The 20 20 Experience,'' Music/KanyeWest's ''Yeezus,'' Arctic Monkeys' AM, {{Music/Slowdive}}'s self-titled, and anything by Music/PorcupineTree/Music/StevenWilson, Music/{{Opeth}}, or Music/{{Alcest}}. His ''[[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Channel Orange]]'' review and ''[[Music/{{KendrickLamar}} DAMN.]]'' reviews also gets this a lot, despite that he gave it a them both strong 7 7s (which is quite a good score).
25th Dec '17 10:29:23 AM HighCrate
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* BiasSteamroller: Mostly averted, but it does come up every now and then, typically either when he reviews an artist he never liked to begin with or when he feels a record lacks what he personally enjoys in a certain genre. His review of [[Music/PorcupineTree Steven]] [[Music/StevenWilson Wilson's]] otherwise-acclaimed ''The Raven That Refused To Sing'' was a [[NeverLiveItDown particularly notorious]] example of both, especially the former with his pre-existing dislike of Wilson and his approach to ProgressiveRock being ''very'' apparent throughout the review.
** He can also get [[BerserkButton quite heated]] about an album if it has a message he strongly disagrees with or finds outright offensive. His review of Music/ChildishGambino's ''Camp'' being a good example, which was ''extremely'' negative - for all the valid criticisms - to the point where it almost seems OutOfCharacter. He's never been that heated about an album before at that point, even giving Chief Keef's album and the aforementioned Steven Wilson album higher scores.
** Split also with [[Music/PorcupineTree Steven Wilson's]] third solo album ''Hand. Cannot. Erase.'', which got a ''better'' score (around 6/10, but still), but somewhere split over Anthony's thoughts on it, which were basically either praising Wilson or just criticizing him like before.
** Seems to sadly hit this with his YUNOREVIEW for May 2015, particularly when it came to Ghost Bath's ''Moonlover'', which is considered by some to be a second ''Music/{{Sunbather}}''. Anthony simply dismissed it in SarcasmMode as a watered-down version of said album. This did not please fans, who had been asking Anthony to review the album ''for months''.
** He's shown a fair amount of disinterest in most LighterAndSofter rock and metal[[note]]Specifically, the kind that de-emphasizes the more aggressive elements in favor of other aspects, such as atmosphere[[/note]], as seen in his reviews of many modern {{Shoegazing}} or PopPunk albums.
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