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DT "reaction" videos
« on: December 20, 2017, 11:02:47 PM »
I'm not sure how many of have you seen these videos by a guy a youtube named "YouYouYou!".  Videos of him reacting to different metal albums, and recently he's been on a DT marathon.  He seemed to really dig SDOIT, which garnered the attention of MP.  What's irritating to me is that while I don't expect everyone to be a fan of every album, song, or DT itself, I do expect people who do reactions, aka on the fly reviews, to actually give the album a fair shake.  This dude seems to jump around within songs often skipping over really interesting parts.  An example of this would be him missing the entire solo at the end of Best of Times, which, if you ask me, is one of the best solos in the DT catalogue.

Now he's gotten into the MM-era of DT, and he's not even giving a minutes worth of a reaction.  Rather irritating.

Here's his SDOIT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-NXwSLFZfM

Perhaps I'm more irritated that there's all this good music that isn't getting a fair shake just because someone can't take the time to actually listen to an entire album without skipping around.  I think I'm just over thinking this whole thing.  It's late and I need sleep.

EDIT:  Just to clarify again, I'm expecting or even wanting everyone to get every song from every album by DT.  That's unrealistic.
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Re: DT "reaction" videos
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 08:48:12 AM »
I'm not sure why I should care if his opinions match mine or not.  One of his videos came up as a suggestion the other day while I was browsing youtube and watched the Awake video.  He seemed into it which is cool, but I can't say I really care about his opinion.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »
If you're getting irritated by how some random person on YouTube reacts to a song, then you probably have very few concerns in the world and should consider yourself fortunate.  If you find this guy irritating, then don't watch his videos.  It's just that simple.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 11:33:26 AM »
I find it odd how he instantly dislikes the MM era albums enough to not give them a proper reaction. They're not THAT far off from the previous albums in terms of quality. Combine that with the fact that he kept saying 'Best drummer in the world! Who is this guy??', and Portnoy leaving an approving comment, seems a bit disingenuous.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 01:41:28 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 02:07:09 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 02:08:42 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

It's for people who wanna share their music with friends but they don't have friends. Also people don't really 'listen to music' together any more as an activity, so reaction videos kind of fill that hole. I guess people just don't have the time for music anymore
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 03:30:11 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame


I don't care for them much either but this one of Youtubers reacting to BabyMetal is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeARpcDimx4

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 08:45:26 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

Especially reaction videos where the dude is clearly at work and is hoping people don't realize he isn't actually working. 

OK, so I am thinking way more about this than I am comfortable admitting (about 20 seconds worth of thought) but every reaction video of his is in a car, he's hooting and hollering, and then post-MP DT albums are at work where he is whispering, doesn't play any of the music or comment on anything.  Not fishy at all.   :lol


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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »
If you find this guy irritating, then don't watch his videos.

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 09:59:44 PM »
I'm not sure what the point is to these reaction videos when it comes to music. First time I ever heard of a reaction video was when THAT infamous gross-out NSFW scene was going around on the Internetz. I never watched any of those reaction videos but I could understand why they could be entertaining. But when it comes to music, I'll pass.
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 10:00:49 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

Yeah, just seems like people trying to make money on youtube vids if you ask me.

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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 10:02:47 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

Yeah, just seems like people trying to make money on youtube vids if you ask me.

What money?  From what I've heard nowadays, Youtube has made it pretty darn harder for people to make money through their videos with the way they structured their "trigger" to demonetize a video.

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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
I'm glad my late night post sparked some sort of conversation - haha!  I couldn't care less about this dude's opinion, I just have a hard time understanding how someone can call SFAM boring.  I suppose that's the difference between me and him. Oh well!  :lol
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2017, 03:10:21 AM »
The inherent bias with reaction videos is that you know you're being filmed, and even subconsciously you act accordingly so. It's not that one changes completely attitude, but knowing that you're being filmed is enough to not make it completely and totally natural. Anyway, I wish sometimes band would see the genuine smile on my face the first time I hear a song and it's instant love.

One thing I remember once I did a written reaction post - As I was listening an album for the first time, I quickly wrote on Notepad my reactions on the fly, to have something to go back later when after many listenings the knowledge of the album was complete.

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Re: DT "reaction" videos
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2017, 08:14:12 AM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

Especially reaction videos where the dude is clearly at work and is hoping people don't realize he isn't actually working. 

OK, so I am thinking way more about this than I am comfortable admitting (about 20 seconds worth of thought) but every reaction video of his is in a car, he's hooting and hollering, and then post-MP DT albums are at work where he is whispering, doesn't play any of the music or comment on anything.  Not fishy at all.   :lol
Those videos are really odd. 

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 09:08:17 AM »
I found this guy when he was reacting to PANTERA and thought it was great. I've watched a couple reaction video's and they are just silly fun. This guy is one of the better ones out there but I do agree that I don't find it coincidental the level of interest and venue change for the post MP albums changed dramatically after MP personally commented on his reaction vid to Six Degrees. But whatevs'.....still entertaining for me to a point.....


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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
The newest stupid internet trend. It is more about showing off your controlled reactions to impress the watchers than about your real reaction. And I don't know why would someone bother to show other people their reactions unless DESPERATELY in need of attention. Of course their reactions are NOT natural for they know they are filming and people will watch, so it can't be natural. It is an act, nothing more. Pure theater. "Look how cool I look when I listen to this song."

It is sad that people resort to that to get attention.

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Re: DT "reaction" videos
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 08:54:08 PM »
I think itís all in good fun, reaction videos in general, but these ones got weird with the last three. The funny thing is, he didnít like a majority of the albums, MP produced albums included. But he loved Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and thatís when MP commented and the guy didnít like any of the albums after that. Weird.... He really only liked Images, Awake, and SDOIT.
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Re: DT "reaction" videos
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
I think itís all in good fun, reaction videos in general, but these ones got weird with the last three. The funny thing is, he didnít like a majority of the albums, MP produced albums included. But he loved Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and thatís when MP commented and the guy didnít like any of the albums after that. Weird.... He really only liked Images, Awake, and SDOIT.

He really liked Train of Thought also.
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Re: DT "reaction" videos
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2017, 01:52:19 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

It's the dumbest thing the internet has ever spawned, truly.
I think it's the internet equivalent to reality shows, you know they're acting cause there's a camera and they're recording something that needs to be entertaining.
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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 09:34:21 PM »
Yeah this guy's reactions are weird.  I think he means well, but I truly don't think his mind is made for metal.  Some people just have that metal "spark" so to speak, and it doesn't seem like he has it.  I highly doubt that he will ever listen to Six Degrees ever again, even though he said it was "the greatest album" he has ever heard.

A great reaction channel is Lost in Vegas...two guys who are into rap and hip hop and finally gave metal a chance.  They really break down, dissect the music, and give their thoughts on the song as a whole.  They're great.  When they hate a song, they say so, but their thoughts are very insightful, they put a lot of effort into their reaction videos.

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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 01:18:12 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or harsh, but I just find reaction videos in general lame

It's probably one of the biggest examples of sturgeon's law on YouTube. A lot of them are really bad, and give no new perspective on the music. It's just an endless stream of "wow this is great" "so and so is killing it" "this is jammin" "ooh yeah" etc. etc., and there's no nuance or any sort of deep thought present in it. There's a few good ones (Lost in Vegas and Fine Bros immediately spring to mind) which either have higher production value and more variety in content and reactors (Fine Bros) or a new perspective and thoughtful commentary that you wouldn't see often (Lost in Vegas). It's the same with reviewers honestly, and there's both good and bad ones. There's ones (you'll see a lot on sites like rateyourmusic) that don't really explain themselves well and thoughtfully, just follow trends, are close-minded and don't fairly evaluate things, and just use music to make themselves look smarter. Then there's ones that CAN explain themselves thoughtfully, express themselves honestly, and are open minded and evaluate music fairly. I may disagree with their opinion and conclusion, but they explain their reasoning well so I can appreciate and respect their opinion. A good reaction video should skirt the edge of being a review.

That said, this guy is definitely the former. I watched the SFaM and the DT12 and Astonishing reactions and I feel like I wasted 10 minutes of my life. I don't feel like I got a new perspective on the music, and I don't feel like he evaluated the last three albums fairly at all. A lot of his descriptions in the SFaM video were a little on the vague side, and his thoughts seemed to just scratch the surface without digging any deeper. Plus, when the music was playing, he was giving no real-time reactions (which kind of defeats the purpose) and it was really uninteresting to watch.

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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 03:14:35 PM »
A great reaction channel is Lost in Vegas...two guys who are into rap and hip hop and finally gave metal a chance.  They really break down, dissect the music, and give their thoughts on the song as a whole.  They're great.  When they hate a song, they say so, but their thoughts are very insightful, they put a lot of effort into their reaction videos.
The Lost in Vegas guys are great. They just did a Mastodon video, although no clue why people voted Blood and Thunder as the song to represent Mastodon
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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 03:16:44 PM »
I really liked when they reacted to Holy Wars. I don't need to watch any other reaction videos now  :lol
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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2017, 04:57:45 PM »
A great reaction channel is Lost in Vegas...two guys who are into rap and hip hop and finally gave metal a chance.  They really break down, dissect the music, and give their thoughts on the song as a whole.  They're great.  When they hate a song, they say so, but their thoughts are very insightful, they put a lot of effort into their reaction videos.
The Lost in Vegas guys are great. They just did a Mastodon video, although no clue why people voted Blood and Thunder as the song to represent Mastodon
Yeah Blood and Thunder isn't the best choice.  I'm not the biggest Mastadon buff, so I haven't heard too many of their songs, but from what I have heard, I think The High Road would have been a good choice.  Awesome riffs and it's got a great groove.

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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2017, 05:04:38 PM »
Yeah, I agree that Blood and Thunder was probably not the best choice. I would've gone with Curl of the Burl, Oblivion (the runner-up in the Twitter poll they did), or The High Road. Those Twitter polls they do always seem to pick the worst songs to introduce a person to the band with :lol

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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
The Lost In Vegas guys are great! I've been watching their video lately. Very insightful dudes who've gotten shout outs from artists like Dave Mustaine and Gojira!

Their Jinjer reaction is absolutely hilarious, especially around the 3:45 mark  :lol

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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
One more kudos for Lost In Vegas. They really respectfully pay attention and comment throughout the song. I love that they really liked YYZ. Never heard Michael Jackson and the Two-Step mentioned in the same sentence as YYZ.

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 09:54:14 AM »
One more kudos for Lost In Vegas. They really respectfully pay attention and comment throughout the song. I love that they really liked YYZ. Never heard Michael Jackson and the Two-Step mentioned in the same sentence as YYZ.

Totally agree.  While I watched this one, I was thinking about how many times I've listened to YYZ over the years and never once would I've put Michael Jackson in there - haha!
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 01:44:00 PM »
Lost in Vegas are really good. I like the fact they do more than just 'react' to hearing the songs.
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2018, 02:08:45 PM »
...why would someone bother to show other people their reactions unless DESPERATELY in need of attention.

You must be new to Youtube. You just answered your own question as to why 98% of videos exist on Youtube. I've never watched a "reaction video" and I probably never will. I didn't even realize such a thing existed. That being said, I watch my own fair share of pointless crap on YT by people who desperately need attention and I wouldn't do so if I wasn't entertained.
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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2018, 02:10:17 PM »
I watched the whole 'SDoIT' video. It was so fun to watch! It reminded me of similar reactions I had when listening to the album for the first time in 2006.

I also watched his reactions for the last 3. What an idiot.

By the way, when he ranks the discography, he says that 'I&W' is the first album by the band on Spotify. That means no 'WD&DU'? And all this time I've been listening to people say how cool it is that you can find all recorded music in the world on Spotify.

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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 03:17:07 AM »
Yes, but can you prove they're acting for the cameras? Thought not.

A first-time reaction will be the same whether there's a camera on you or not, surely. We should be happy for those who react excitedly to DT; new fans joining the DT train is never a bad thing. Instead, it seems like some are taking the cynical, unwelcoming approach, and that's a shame.
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« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2018, 03:56:48 AM »
Yes, but can you prove they're acting for the cameras? Thought not.

The sole fact that you know you're being filmed means you're "acting" to a degree. Ever had a friend pointing a camera at you at a party or a social event? instinctively you know you have an "audience" and you're not 100% spontaneous.
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