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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #175 on: March 14, 2014, 09:37:01 PM »
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What will the next round be? I can get that sucker sent tonight.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #176 on: March 14, 2014, 09:39:47 PM »
You're always so on top of things   :biggrin:

Next round is…

ACOUSTIC
Get me something that hasn't been distorted, altered with weird sound effects, etc. You get the idea.

ETA: I'm talking exclusively acoustic.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #177 on: March 14, 2014, 09:46:30 PM »
I knew RJ would be sending something from Fish, or Fish-era Marillion.  That was a given.  I also know he won't mind coming 2nd fiddle to his #3 song of all time (iirc).  As for where to start with Triumph... Allied Forces is as good a place as any.  It's probably their magnum opus.

Acoustic... Guess I'll be listening to my "Ain't Got No Rhythm" playlist tomorrow.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #178 on: March 14, 2014, 09:48:30 PM »
As for where to start with Triumph... Allied Forces is as good a place as any.  It's probably their magnum opus.

Great, I'll be getting on that shortly.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #179 on: March 14, 2014, 10:07:27 PM »
5. black_floyd Tasmin Archer- Sleeping Satellite
Firstly, I have a really hard time imagining you jamming out to this tune  :lol

It was year of our lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-three. I was twelve. Top 40 still had a decent chunk of artists who made legitimate efforts to have artistic integrity. I still love that and many other songs in that vein quite well.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #180 on: March 14, 2014, 10:09:20 PM »
Oh well, at least you liked the lyrics  :P

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #182 on: March 15, 2014, 12:51:11 AM »
I have no issues losing to Magic Power, it's one of my all time favorites.


Acoustic, huh?
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #183 on: March 15, 2014, 04:29:04 AM »
Thankfully it's not an instrumental round.   ;)
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
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« Reply #184 on: March 15, 2014, 07:03:30 AM »
Sent.

Gotcha. And for everyone else, the deadline for this next round is WEDNESDAY (though the earlier the better, obviously)
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #185 on: March 15, 2014, 09:17:16 AM »
You're always so on top of things   :biggrin:

Next round is…

ACOUSTIC
Get me something that hasn't been distorted, altered with weird sound effects, etc. You get the idea.

ETA: I'm talking exclusively acoustic.
So can I submit a band that uses a banjo, trumpet, and some strumming on guitar?

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #186 on: March 15, 2014, 09:18:38 AM »
As long as it's an acoustic guitar
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #187 on: March 15, 2014, 09:20:00 AM »
I think it is? I'm honestly not sure.
I sent it to you, so if it's not let me know, but I don't have much to work with at all heh.

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #188 on: March 15, 2014, 09:26:23 AM »
Honestly if it's close enough that you can't tell, it's probably alright. And of course, these songs don't need to be guitar songs. Any sort of acoustic music. Could just be a man and a piano too.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #189 on: March 15, 2014, 11:14:51 AM »
So essentially, no rhythm section (drums/bass). That's what I'm going with. May even go A Capella.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #190 on: March 15, 2014, 11:50:59 AM »
Nothing wrong with acoustic bass! And you might want to stay away from a Capella   ;)
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #191 on: March 15, 2014, 01:39:22 PM »
Sent.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #192 on: March 15, 2014, 07:43:50 PM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #193 on: March 17, 2014, 03:45:01 PM »
Still waiting for b_f and LieLow...
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #194 on: March 17, 2014, 06:24:28 PM »
Sent dat shit.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Results Posted)
« Reply #195 on: March 19, 2014, 06:49:14 PM »
I had a lot of trouble ranking songs this round, but this is the best I've got…


1. Dark Castle The Tinder Box- To the Road
Here's the exception to my difficulty in ranking the songs. At first, I was very unsure about this song. It's got a sort of bluegrass feel to it, that I don't particularly enjoy… normally. It definitely sounds like music that would come from South Dakota, and not typically make the journey into my listening rotation. Thankfully, it did, and it will stay there for a little while. For most of the round I had it sitting at third or second, but it grew on me a considerable amount and thankfully has more going on in it than the other top contenders. Singer has a great voice that couldn't fit the music better, the banjo works really well, and the mid-song change in pace works really well. I can't wait to check out more from these guys, and hopefully get a full album soon.  :tup


2. jingle.boy Evergrey- Madness Caught Another Victim
I guess I can understand how this fella's voice might be a bit polarizing, but I couldn't possibly imagine coming up on the other side of that spectrum. I don't know what to say about it… range? check! power? check! emotion? check! just the right amount of rawness? check check check and check! If I was ranking vocalists alone, this one would probably be the number one of the entire roulette thus far. As for the acoustic guitar work, it's nice but nothing too spectacular. Thankfully, it fits the song well, and that's all that really matters. My only issue with this song is that I'm not sure how well it stands alone. It definitely sounds like a transition piece, and I think it would deliver more effectively within the context of the full album. Speaking of which, that other song was also incredible, and I will absolutely be getting the rest of the album. Unfortunately it wasn't quite what I had in mind for the acoustic round, so I had to go with this one. Still, excellent 3 minutes of music here. 




------------------This is where it became a lot more difficult to rank. All of these are good songs, but nothing that made me gasp----------------

3. LieLowTheWantedMan Belle and Sebastian- Expectations
At first I thought there wasn't much to hear in this one. The voice is pleasant, but also seems to drone a bit on the verses. I do appreciate the little vocal melody that comes at the rear of the chorus. Also like the horn-instrument (is that a trumpet? I dunno, I'm ignorant when it comes to that family). The strings are also a nice complement to the rest of the song. Another highlight is the lyrics, not overly complicated but effective. Overall I'd classify this song as pleasant and relaxing background music. Nothing gripping, but it does serve a purpose.


4. Elite Ben Folds Five- One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Another double submission this round, this times for the Ben Folds Five, with this song being my favorite of the two. The Good: it's playful and moves along quickly enough. The Bad: those lyrics… I get that he doesn't take himself too seriously, and that's alright, but it backfires here quite a bit. bleh…. The Ugly: his voice is uninteresting to me, verging on bland. There you go, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I did forget the excellent though: the piano. Very, very good job there. Love every bit of that piano! Just wish the rest of the song had lived up to that piano work.


5. Dr. DTVT Ben Folds Five- Song for the Dumped
Song for a dead friend was much more to my liking, as it dealt with a really sad experience in an appropriately sad manner. Not to say that being dumped is anywhere near as painful as losing a close friend to suicide, but it is the comparison that comes to mind when trying to write about this song. I mentioned it briefly above on Elite's submission, but the silly lyrics detract from this song a little bit more IMO. With that being said, the piano work is, once again, both excellent on the ears and the primary highlight of the song.


6. black_floyd Days of the New- Whimsical
First the questionable vocals… a bit too grungy for my tastes. Reminds me of Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, and that's not a good thing. They're much better outside the verses, I think, but it's still enough to grind on my ears a little bit. Now with that out of the way, I do think this song does some things well. I think it's well-paced, well-produced (I guess that's not saying too much when you've just got a voice and a guitar, but worth mentioning nonetheless), interesting lyrically, and got a nice little guitar solo near the end. An enjoyable listen, but probably not something I'll be rushing back to.


7. Shadow Ninja Gypsy Kings- Bamboleo
Not what I was expecting from this round, but interesting nonetheless. It hurts to put it so low on the list, because it does a lot of things well. It's catchy and fun, got a nice splash of flamenco, and nice vocals. The guitar is really nice too. Unfortunately, it's way too repetitive. Despite being one of the shorter songs this round, it drags on unnecessarily long due to incessant repetition. The actual 'Bamboleo' sounds a lot less fun after it's been repeated 20 times. Also, not a fan of the clapping bit; it's just not my thing.


8. lonestar Tesla- Modern Day Cowboy (Unplugged)
What a shame… I want to like this song more, I really do. And I do like bits of it (looking at that guitar solo, in particular). Yet, it's still my least favorite of this batch, and it's because of what feels like an unnecessary problem. The production on this live album is terrible. It's a relatively common issue I have with live recordings, as I like 'em pretty well-polished. And this is definitely not well-polished on that front. The audience is too damn loud. It wouldn't be so bad if they just shut the fuck up, but they don't. It ruins the first couple minutes for me. As for the actual music, seems aight. Not a fan of the 'bang bang, shoot 'em up'' bit, but the rest is nice. Are these guys criminally underrated? Maybe… I'll check out some of their studio work to see what I think. But this song, alone, definitely didn't do the trick for me.



Standings:
jingle.boy 13
Dr. DTVT 12
Dark Castle 10
LieLowTheWantedMan 9
Shadow Ninja 9
Elite 7
black_floyd 7
lonestar 6



I'll post the next round's theme later, after the chef has chopped me up  :(
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #196 on: March 19, 2014, 07:21:20 PM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #197 on: March 19, 2014, 09:03:32 PM »
Hmmm, interesting. For sure check out their studio stuff, I'd reccomend Song and Emotion, just a ripper tune.


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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #198 on: March 19, 2014, 09:15:10 PM »
Good to hear.

Next round is AGRESSIVE

Take that how you will, but keep in mind that aggressive doesn't have to mean harsh vocals. And as a point of reference, Tool's Ticks and Leeches and Aenima epitomize my tastes in regard to aggressive music.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #199 on: March 19, 2014, 09:18:41 PM »
Sent.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #200 on: March 19, 2014, 09:53:04 PM »
Sent yo...
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #201 on: March 19, 2014, 10:15:05 PM »
Sent yo...

Thanks for the other Tesla song, I enjoyed it quie a bit  :tup :tup
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #202 on: March 19, 2014, 10:32:01 PM »
Phew... I was thinking we might have to do an intervention or something :p


Tesla is solid, and just had the bad timing of not being a total hair band at the peak of the hair band era, but instead carried on the hard rock tradition of the late seventies.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #203 on: March 20, 2014, 09:48:13 AM »
Since it is on the banned list I'll post this thought here.  I was listening to Pain of Salvation's Scarsick on Monday and forgot how raw and angry Cribcaged was.
     

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #204 on: March 20, 2014, 09:57:15 AM »
Oh yeah, PoS has some fantastically aggressive material. With just the right amount of rawness, too.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #205 on: March 21, 2014, 08:04:41 PM »
Still waiting on LieLow, jingle.boy, Elite, and DTVT.

No big Rush, but I think i'm going bald.
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« Reply #206 on: March 21, 2014, 10:47:05 PM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #207 on: March 22, 2014, 01:06:20 AM »
Don't bother, y'all. This round's mine.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #208 on: March 22, 2014, 04:22:34 PM »
Sowee for da delae.

Song in yo inbocks.

Don't bother, y'all. This round's mine.

I thought about skipping this round because of your post, but then I realized I should lay a beat-down on ya.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 4 Results Posted)
« Reply #209 on: March 22, 2014, 05:19:40 PM »
Oh man Floyd, you're being threatened by a Canadian. You must be shaking in your boots....
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