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?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - We have a winner!
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:13:30 AM »
Hello everybody!

Last year I ran a song roulette for the first time (thread here). It was fun and I heard a lot of awesome music - so much, in fact, that I haven't had time to check out some of those great bands and artists properly yet. I didn't think I'd get to start another roulette so soon, but luckily I did, since fall would've been a bad time for me because of school and other stuff. To quote James LaBrie, this time I'll do things differently:

-I'm taking in as many participants as possible, and one or two players get eliminated each round.
-Instead of ratings I'll use tiers for ranking: "safe", "in danger" and "eliminated". The one who sends the best song receives immunity and can't be eliminated in the next round.
-I'm thinking of doing 8 rounds, but the number depends on how many participants join in and how I handle the eliminations.
-NO THEMES! You can send anything you want, expect music by the bands in the list below. I made the list shorter this time, dropping some artists whose albums I've heard only once.
-No time limit either, but think carefully whether you want to send me a 10-minute song that might not click after three listens.
-Youtube and Grooveshark links are still ok, but I also accept Spotify now that I have it. PM me the link, and if you need to send a file, ask me for my email address.

Banned bands and artists (stuff that has been good enough to make it to my mp3 player at some point, at least for a while):

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Alcest
Alternative 4
Amorphis
Anathema
Antimatter
Arch Enemy
Barren Earth
Camel
Candlemass
Children of Bodom
Chroma Key
CHVRCHES
Dan Swanö
Dark Tranquillity
Depeche Mode
Dimmu Borgir
Dream Theater
Enochian Theory
Fates Warning
Ghost Brigade
In Flames
Iron Maiden
James LaBrie
John Wesley
Katatonia
Kevin Moore
King Crimson
Kingston Wall
Kotipelto
KYPCK
Lunatic Soul
Metallica
Murmansk
My Bloody Valentine
Nightingale
Nightwish
Nosound
October Tide
Opeth
OSI
Paradise Lost
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
Portishead
Pure Reason Revolution
Queensryche
Riverside
Rush
Sentenced
Sigur Ros
Slowdive
Sonata Arctica
Steven Wilson
Storm Corrosion
Stratovarius
Swallow the Sun
Talk Talk
The Cure
The Gathering
The Man-Eating Tree
This Empty Flow
Thunderstone
Tool
Tori Amos
Type O Negative
Ulver
Warmen
Wisdom of Crowds
Witherscape

You can see what I received in my previous roulette by clicking the link at the beginning of the thread. Those artists aren't banned (unless they appear in the list above), but I'd prefer to hear something new.

Please note that I'm working until the end of the month, so I won't have a lot of time for listening to your submissions on weekdays (Mon-Fri), but I promise to pick up the pace after that. Anyway, stop hesitating and join the game! :D

The players:

Scorpion (defending his crown)
Gorille85
LieLowTheWantedMan
senecadawg2
kingshmegland
Onno
MoraWintersoul
GentlemanofDread
Evermind
Sacul
jingle.boy
Shadow Ninja 2.0
adace
Lolzeez
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 01:50:35 AM »
Are you OK with any genre?

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 02:30:56 AM »
I'll join.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 03:53:32 AM »
I'd like to play!
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 04:43:39 AM »
Added both!
Are you OK with any genre?
Yeah, I'm pretty open-minded. Sending hip hop or reggae may be a little risky, though :lol

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 04:46:54 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 04:58:59 AM »
Woooooohoooo, I'd like to be in as well Ville :D

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 05:26:50 AM »
I wonder if I'll be able to win this time :hat probably not.

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 07:22:37 AM »
May I take part, good sir?
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2014, 08:28:35 AM »
Sure, I'm not picky!

Nice to see so many people from the first roulette returning :tup Apparently I wasn't enough of an asshole to scare them away :neverusethis:

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2014, 09:18:17 AM »
Think I'll play too. I watched your picks in SA roulette and we have quite a different taste, so it'll be fun being eliminated in the first round!

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2014, 11:20:55 AM »
I'll join.

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2014, 05:49:51 PM »
I think you have different tastes than me normally, but given some of the songs you liked in your first roulette, I'll give this a shot.
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2014, 11:28:30 PM »
You all have been added :tup

I'll keep this open for one more day before the first round starts.

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival (come join the fun!)
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2014, 11:36:27 PM »
Yo, I might as well join this. I've got crap you don't want to hear.


...I mean... good music that you want to hear. (heh heh heh)

But really, I've got some stuff not on that list I can send.
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2014, 12:20:29 AM »
Too late for me to join?

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2014, 05:31:11 AM »
Thanks! :tup

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - round 1
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2014, 08:50:33 AM »
Ok, now I have 14 participants and I think that's enough. This means we can kick off the game! :metal This is the structure:

Round 1: 14 players, 2 get eliminated
Round 2: 12 players, 2 get eliminated
Round 3: 10 players, 2 get eliminated
Round 4: 8 players, 2 get eliminated
Round 5: 6 players, 2 get eliminated
Round 6: 4 players, 1 gets eliminated
Round 7: 3 players, 1 gets eliminated
Round 8: Championship match between top 2 players

Note: I'm going on a midsummer trip on Thursday and won't come back until Sunday, so please send your submissions on time. I'll do my best to listen to the songs and judge before that to avoid making you wait for a week.

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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - round 1
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2014, 08:53:29 AM »
Eliminations in first round never turn out well.  :P

I will double check the list of bands and send something today or tomorrow.

Sent.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2014, 09:40:57 AM »
Sent.

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2014, 09:43:32 AM »
Sent. I never do well in elimination-style thingies, but oh well. :lol
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - round 1
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2014, 10:06:59 AM »
Eliminations in first round never turn out well.  :P

Says you.

I'm loving the elimination style... Other than with Mason, I usually fare well.  Although this time might be different.  My strategy this roulette is to send bands that A) I've never used, and B) bands I haven't seen used by others.  Going obscure this time.

Sending in a moment.
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - round 1
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2014, 10:27:56 AM »
Sent.
i don't even like dt but i had keyboard and an ipad so what the fuck
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2014, 10:50:30 AM »
Sent :hat

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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2014, 11:25:04 AM »
Sent!
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sENT
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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2014, 01:01:45 PM »
Sent.

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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2014, 01:50:04 PM »
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Re: ?'s Roulette v2: Openness and Survival - round 1
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2014, 01:56:41 PM »
Too much to choose from so this is gonna be a really difficult pick. Sending in couple minutes!  :tup

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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2014, 03:33:38 PM »
Sent!
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2014, 12:25:10 PM »
Great, only one person has yet to send something :tup

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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2014, 12:38:54 PM »
Who?  Let's lynch them!
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2014, 01:34:35 PM »
It's Milena, but lynching her won't help much 'cause I've heard most of the songs just once, and two of them zero times :P I'll continue listening tomorrow and post the results on Wednesday.

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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 02:44:09 PM »
Don't think I'll make it to the next round since I like taking risks... We'll see.