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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2015, 07:33:03 AM »
No idea who you're refering to :lol

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2015, 07:35:45 AM »
That dude who is quite anonymous, and there are very few pics of him on the web.

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« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2015, 09:06:31 AM »
okay i'll at least score higher than tyrias, cool

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2015, 09:13:21 AM »
This makes my Pendulum submission in the anti-electro Jingle roulette seem nullified.

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« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2015, 09:38:51 AM »
I'm in, let's do this.
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« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2015, 09:08:16 PM »

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« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2015, 03:22:30 PM »
Once Scorp sends I'll have all the submissions, and I'll hopefully get results out sometime this week.

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« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2015, 03:29:04 PM »
I'm so curious what you will think of my song ::)

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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2015, 03:53:52 PM »
tom what are your thoughts on drum solos?

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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2015, 05:15:15 PM »
tom what are your thoughts on drum solos?
Depends what you call a "drum solo". I'm totally cool with like an extended drum fill (a la YYZ), but a long Moby Dick style drum solo bores me, which is weird because I play the drums :lol

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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2015, 05:24:07 PM »
alright well the song i have in mind doesn't have a 13 minute drum solo but it does have a 2 minute-ish one  :lol

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« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2015, 08:50:41 PM »
alright well the song i have in mind doesn't have a 13 minute drum solo but it does have a 2 minute-ish one  :lol
My suggestion would be to just take the yolo strategy.

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« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2015, 09:19:10 PM »
ended up deciding I wanted to just go with a song that better represents the band's sound as a whole anyways, even if it's not quite my favorite (still excellent though)

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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2015, 04:06:34 PM »
I have sent my song, that should mean that everyone is in.
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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2015, 10:31:04 PM »
Just wanted to reiterate that I'm grading songs a bit harsher than I have in the past, so if you think you got a really low score, it really isn't that low. There weren't any songs I disliked this round. Just some I liked more than others :P


ROUND 1 RESULTS

Parama: Kimbra - Settle Down
Yeah, this was a bit of a risky pick, but I encourage risky picks cause that's what makes these fun. This song was pretty enjoyable, but not really my cup of tea. There were a couple of really cool aspects, however. I thought the chorus was great, and definitely my favorite part of the song, and the singer is clearly very talented. I wasn't huge on the verses, though. Definitely not a bad song, and you'll probably think this is a really low score, but this will probably be a fairly common score. I grade hard.
Score: 5.5

Scorpion: Speaking to Stones - My Final Sin
Yeah, I had some trouble finding your first song. Wasn't on YouTube or Spotify or any other streaming service I could find, so had to go with the second song. I really liked the intro of this, and I enjoyed how they threw in those clean guitar parts. I found the rest to be a little generic, though. The guitar solo at the end was impressive, but I didn't really find it necessary, and I think I might've liked the song more if it ended at 7 minutes, instead of coming back in for the last solo. Not a bad song by any means, it just felt kind of ordinary.
Score: 6

Train of Naught: Gojira - The Gift of Guilt
I got a couple Gojira tunes in my last roulette, and I had pretty similar feelings about this one. I have no problem with the heaviness, but I didn't find it all that memorable, and there were times where I struggled to recall how the song went in my head. My favorite part would probably be the chorus, as I found that to be the part that stuck with me the most, especially the guitar line there (and in the intro). Overall, I liked this one a bit more than the ones in my last roulette, but I think a lot of the song just kind of felt like "standard heavy metal song".
Score: 6.5

Sacul: Riverside - Hybrid Times
I'll admit, this was definitely better than most of the prog metal I've heard recently. The first couple of minutes were pretty excellent. Good balance between the instruments/vocals. I felt it kind of drag a bit towards the end, though, especially in the long instrumental section (other than the awesome guitar solo), and there were times where it got a bit predictable. Definitely a lot of things to like in this song, but I didn't think it really stood out that much above most good prog metal.
Score: 6.5

Senecadawg: Susanne Sundfor - Kamikaze
I definitely don't have a problem with you sending some poppy tracks in this roulette. While I still consider myself a "prog" dude, I can enjoy well done pop songs just as much. This song was really catchy. I found myself whistling it at random times throughout the day :lol . However, I didn't think there was anything about it that really blew me away, and in the end I think it falls somewhere in the dreaded "good but not great" category. The outro also seemed a bit out of place, but the rest of the song was solid.
Score: 7

Tyrias: Azedia - Agony
This song was super interesting. It had a pretty crazy mix of instruments/electronics, and it always kept me guessing as to what will happen next, which I really liked. There were a couple things I wasn't too big on. The vocals were nice, but I wish they were a little more varied and less repetitive. I also wasn't a huge fan of the "I, I, I" parts. Everything from around 4:30 to the end was excellent, though. By far this was the most interesting and least predictable song of the round.
Score: 7.5

Splent: Miles Davis - So What
I've definitely heard the main line in this tune before, but I never listened to it in full. I definitely should have. This was a 9 minute track that felt like 4 minutes. The rhythm section was really solid, and there were a couple top notch solos in there. The only little critique I have is that there were a few too many solos for my taste. In jazz, I tend to prefer the songs that don't have as much improv soloing. Here there really wasn't that many, but just a tiny but much. Great song overall.
Score: 7.5

Shadow Ninja: The White Buffalo - Wish it was True
This song was simple, but very beautiful. Strong lyrics and great emotion in the vocals really set this song apart. I also enjoyed the background strings a lot. This doesn't happen very often, but I don't really have anything to nitpick about :lol . Best song of the round.
Score: 8.5


STANDINGS
1. Shadow Ninja - 8.5
2. Splent - 7.5
3. Tyrias - 7.5
4. Senecadawg - 7
5. Sacul - 6.5
6. Train of Naught - 6.5
7. Scorpion - 6
8. Parama - 5.5

Time to start getting into some themes, which again will be super basic. I don't want to restrict you guys too much.
Round 2 theme will be anything uplifting/happy. Start sending whenever, and hopefully results shouldn't take more than a week.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2015, 10:36:46 PM »
if i only scored one point lower than hybrid times then i think i did a pretty good job  :lol

sending round 2.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2015, 11:07:16 PM »
Heh.

Will something that while it won't be over-the-top-happy, it isn't sad or like that. Hope you don't mind :P

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2015, 01:05:44 AM »
Well I guess I'm off to a better start than my round 1 in Parama's roulette  ;D

Sent.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2015, 03:27:02 AM »
Well, that was a decent start. Now I just need to find a happy song in my music library ::)

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2015, 06:34:46 AM »
Settle Down is awesome.

Glad you liked my song, btw. I will send something soon.

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« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2015, 02:29:14 PM »
7 is a good start. Slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2015, 07:34:55 PM »
Haha better start than my first roulette!  I'll take it :)

I sent the second one, hopefully it's happy enough. It makes me happy listening to it.
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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2015, 04:34:28 AM »
I have sent. Hopefully this one fares a little better, but at least it's not ordinary.
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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2015, 08:50:27 AM »
Everybody's in. :tup

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2015, 12:34:04 PM »
hey man what is happening
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« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2015, 02:09:31 PM »
hey man what is happening
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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2015, 10:58:26 PM »
turns on the hype machine

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2015, 11:00:47 PM »
:friday:

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 1 results?
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2015, 07:30:24 AM »
I will be out of town until next tuesday (pretty late), so I probably won't be able to send until then for the next round. (unless I know the theme for round 3 within 2 hours, that is).
Sry about that, feel free to just continue grading without my song and then I'll just send you mine afterwards.

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« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2015, 01:27:17 PM »
:soon:

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« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2015, 01:38:49 PM »
They're finally here!


ROUND 2 RESULTS

Tyrias: Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
Another very interesting submission. The easiest way to describe this song is just "weird" :lol The main melody sounded kind of familiar (maybe it was in a commercial or something). Overall, I thought the instrumentation was pretty cool, but the vocal parts were not my favorite. This one didn't really click, but keep the interesting songs coming!
Score: 5.5

Scorpion: The Cat Empire - Fishies
Yeah, this definitely was not an "ordinary" song. Pretty interesting blend of genres/instruments. I thought the trumpet parts were pretty killer. The vocals were alright, but nothing special, and I wasn't too big on the keyboard solo. Good song, but it didn't really connect with me.
Score: 6

Sacul: Marketa Irglova - Time Immemorial
I'm having a hard time deciding on this song. Sometimes a think its awesome, other times not so much. Not sure what to make of that. The guitar was easily my favorite part, simple but effective and great tone. I think the vocals are why I'm so indecisive. Sometimes they sound really good, and at other times I feel like they drag it down. Maybe more listens will make it click, but for now its in the dreaded good but not great range.
Score: 6.5

Shadow Ninja: Homestuck - Moonsetter
Very bright and catchy song. This is one I would be whistling all day after hearing it. However, I thought this song worked best as background music while I was doing something else. I guess that makes sense, given that it was a soundtrack. Fun song overall.
Score: 6.5

Senecadawg: Sound of Contact - Pale Blue Dot
I really liked the instrumentation in this song, especially the guitar parts in the chorus, which were pretty excellent. The vocals were hit and miss. I thought they were fine in the verses, and most of the chorus, but for some reason every time he said "Pale Blue Dot", I was like "bleh". This song was definitely a grower, so maybe that will part will also grow in time.
Score: 7

Parama: Thank You Scientist - Carnival
This was a pretty cool song. I really liked how they mixed in some horns, it gave it a pretty unique sound. The chorus was probably my favorite part, and I really got a Coheed & Cambria vibe from it. I usually liked all the different instruments, but the violin solo felt a little out of place. Other than that, great song.
Score: 7.5

Splent: Triumph - Magic Power
With the name "Magic Power", I was totally expecting some cheese here, but that wasn't the case. The song opened up with an awesome guitar line, which I think might be my favorite part of the whole song. I don't have a whole lot else to say about this one, it was just solid from beginning to end.
Score 7.5

Train of Naught: The Dear Hunter - King of Swords(Reversed)
Wow. I swear I tried checking this band out once before, but I don't remember it sounding anything at all like this. Totally not what I was expecting. This song was super infectious and uplifting, great pick for this round. The verses gave me a bit of a Talking Heads vibe (certainly not a bad thing). Overall, this was quite a pleasant surprise, and I'll definitely have to check this band out more.
Score: 8


SCORES:
1. Shadow Ninja - 15
1. Splent - 15
3. Train of Naught - 14.5
4. Senecadawg - 14
5. Parama - 13
5. Sacul - 13
5. Tyrias - 13
8. Scorpion - 12

Another good round guys. Keep it up!

I'm gonna leave Round 3 open, because I just don't feel like coming up with a theme :lol
Feel free start sending whenever.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 2 results?
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2015, 01:43:32 PM »
Awesome! Didnt't expect to end up first with that score tho. :lol
Too bad you didn't like Tyrias' song tho, I loved that style!

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 2 results?
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2015, 01:47:29 PM »
no, lower my score because if you don't like the violin solo (literal best part of the entire album) then we can't be friends  :lol

and yeah TYS does have a bit in common with Coheed (though i still feel vocals are way different but w/e) and i saw both of them in concert together last month to boot, personally i prefer TYS overall but coheed has the best songs between the two easily

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Round 2 results?
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2015, 02:14:19 PM »
Your tastes are definitely all over the place - Marketa's voice is amazing :P

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« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2015, 02:45:37 PM »
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