Hi everyone and welcome to my roulette! I know I said I won't be running a roulette until February or so and I didn't even expect it too be my turn so soon but it looks like it is. After careful and long calculations (5 minutes) I’ve decided there is enough free time in my life right now to do this. I'll try to make waiting as short as possible and do hangmen/blurrypics every round. There will be shorter periods of time when I won't be so active due to exams or whatever, I'll notify you in advance, don't worry.
Let's start with some informations about roulette, shall we!Roulette Format
Format of the roulette depends on the number of contestants. I’d like to have 8 players and do sort of combination of rating and ranking scoring. If there are more people interested we’ll have classic format with 1-10 rating, 0.5 point increments. If there are more than 12 people we'll have a preliminary round. More later.
We'll have good old 1-10 ratings, 0.5 points increments.There will be 9 rounds in total: after 8th round all but 4 best participants will be eliminated. 9th round is the EP round. More later.
No themed rounds. Why? I used to like them but lately I feel it limits player. It's best if you can send all the songs you want and not have to think if any of them fits the theme.Participants:
5. Fluffy Lothario
7. Train of Naught
12. Shadow Ninja 2.0Rules
- Send me songs any way you like: Spotify (add me, I’m tomislav95 there as well), Youtube links, files etc.
- Live versions allowed.
- I’m not the biggest fan of super longs songs so every one of you is allowed to send just one song longer than 12 minutes (but you don’t have to).
- There are no bonus points (but there are some other bonuses, scroll down).
- Every sent band is banned in future rounds.
- Please, if you sign up for roulette don’t quit or take infinite time to send. Thanks
- EP have to be between 25 and 40 minutes long (I could allow a few seconds over 40 minutes)
- Minimum 3 different artists; I think this is reasonable, I don't want to get one band EP
- EP round is worth 30 points total: 5 for flow and 25 for the songs
- Every song is scored out of 10 as usual, average score is scaled up to 25 points
- I don't care if transitions aren't smooth, flow points are more about how good those songs sound next to each other
- The most important thing: make it good
New thing in this roulette are bonuses. Different bonuses than in the other roulettes but still bonuses. Sender of the best songs in every round (first 7 rounds) gets to choose one bonus (out of seven). After bonus is chosen, others can’t get it anymore. Bonuses are goodies that can help you in future rounds and can be used only once. For example, if you send best scored song in R1 you can choose whatever you want and use it whenever, if ever.
- pretty straightforward, it may not seem like much but this one point could decide on who's winning
- used immediately after it's chosen (it really doesn't make any difference)
I choose you!
- There will be a themed round after all! Whatever you pick, use it as your advantage.
- can be used before any round 2-8
- you get one more 12+ minutes song
- can be used in rounds 2-8 or for a 5 minutes longer EP
Make up your mind![/u]
Take this list
- chance to resubmit your song
- You have to announce it when sending and I'll give you extended first impression on your song. It's up to you will you resumbit it after that. Bonus is still used even if you don't. Can be used in rounds 2-8.
- I'll make you a list of 10 songs that would get a perfect score
- can be used before any round
Take this list (genre edition)
- give me one genre and I'll send you list one my favorite songs (I'll try )
- can be used before any round
- You can send two songs but I'd recommend you to send songs that go well together because I'll rate them as one and consider them one song
- can be used in rounds 2-8
I'd say my music taste is pretty broad, from indie folk to jazz to black metal. I'll list some of my favorites genres with examples of what I love:Prog
: obviously. Both metal (DT, Seventh Wonder, Fates Warning) and rock (Rush, Riverside, Porcupine Tree). I enjoy classic progressive rock (Genesis, Camel, King Crimson) as well but I don't feel like listening to it lately. Also, wacky instrumentals aren’t really my thing anymore, keep that in mind.Indie
: lately my favorite genre. Why is it? I can't really explain it, probably because it's very emotional music and love when music give me feels
Bands include Brand New, The Antlers, Modest Mouse, Bon Iver.Doom/Stoner metal
: yep, I like this very much. However, I usually enjoy it in smaller doses and only when I’m in mood for it. Examples: Red Fang, Mastodon, Stoned Jesus, Paradise LostPower Metal
: can be hit or miss. I like Sonata Arctica, Avantasia and that sort of stuff. But there are bands similar to those I can’t stand so I don’t know. Just don't make it too cheesy.Extreme metal
: also can be hit or miss with me. I consider atmospheric black metal to be the most beautiful music (Agalloch, Gallowbraid) but it can be bland and generic. Old school BM is ok, never got into 2nd wave. Death metal isn’t my thing anymore. There are few band I still love (Death, Hypocrisy), can't stand technical DM I used to like when I was younger. I also used to love thrash metal, heard enough of it and I’m not looking for more if it isn’t especially awesome.Traditional rock/hard rock/heavy metal
: it’s ok but can sound generic, not something I like that much anymore. Examples: Iron Maiden, Alter Bridge, Iced Earth.Others
: I quite like atmospheric stuff like trip-hop but it can be bland sometimes. You’ll also see some jazz artist on my banned list. Lately, I rarely listen to it but when I do, I enjoy it very much.
TL;DR you’re doomed, there isn’t anything I like My Top50 List
- still pretty accurate but it miss things I’ve been digging latelyLast.fm
– accurateROUND 1 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:6cJEhf7JG3fsMvpFJK9WCB]ROUND 2 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:5JsUkA15Y6zqUdYt5U2VJJ]ROUND 3 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:4Vv0ts2G0ftw5P93Y6Y4Nt]ROUND 4 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:5K4sjUsvdeHaetwCt6vBd3]ROUND 5 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:7nq0Ii4fetAgvOOIywOdcs]ROUND 6 RESULTS
[spotify:user:tomislav95:playlist:6HUhzQJBW3gc7Q3alyj99d]ROUND 7 RESULTS
1. Shadow Ninja 2.0 - 57.5 + 1 = 58.5
2. home - 56
2. Train of Naught - 56
4. Parama - 55
5. Elite - 54.50001
6. twosuitsluke - 54
7. Evermind - 53
7. Luoto - 53
9. Sacul - 52.5
10. Scorpion - 50.5
11. Scar - 41.5 (?)
12. Fluffy Lothario - 14.5 (?)Bonuses used
- bonus point - Shadow Ninja 2.0
- theme round - Train of Naught
- 10 favorite songs in one genre - Sacul
- extra long - Elite
- make up your mind - home
- one-two punch - Train of Naught