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Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. FINAL RESULTS
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:11:50 PM »
Hey guys! Hope you are as excited as I am for another roulette!
I'm thinking this will be very similar to my last one: 8 rounds, a couple themes here and there, and no limit on participants.

A couple things about my (very strange) tastes:
I'm not all that into prog metal anymore. I certainly still like some bands, but I feel like the majority these days is super bland and predictable. I'm definitely not doing this roulette to discover more Dream Theater clones. So feel free to send some prog metal, but try to make sure there's something in it that makes it unique.
I'm totally fine with harsh vocals, but I'm usually pretty picky about them. My favorite harsh vocal bands are Opeth and Meshuggah, so hopefully that can give you a little help in that regard.
I said this last time and nobody seemed to listen, but I'm really not big on instrumentals. Obviously there are some exceptions, but the odds are not in your favor by sending an instrumental.
Totally cool with Jazz (mostly big band), but not all that into classical.
Definitely not a fan of power metal or hair metal.

SUBMISSIONS:
YouTube is fine, but try to make it good quality. Spotify is also fine if you prefer, or you can email me at phil.minsker@yahoo.com if you want to send a file.
Try to keep the songs reasonable in length. 15 minutes should be the maximum, but remember that I don't have all that much time to listen to your songs (shooting for one round per week), so I might not be able to fully digest a 12-15 minute song.


PARTICIPANTS:
1.Parama
2. Sacul
3. Shadow Ninja
4. Train of Naught
5. Splent
6. Tyrias
7. Senecadawg
8. Scorpion

On to the banned list. It is rather large. I apologize.
Some of these are bands I like, some I dislike. I put some of my favorites in green to help out. I also banned anything that received a score of 8 or higher in my previous roulette.

BANNED:
The Alan Parsons Project
Agalloch
Alcest
Alice in Chains
Angels & Airwaves
Anubis Gate
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayreon
Bass Communion
The Beatles
Beck
Between the Buried and Me
Beyond the Bridge
Big Big Train
Black Sabbath
Blackfield
Blink-182
Bob Dylan
Box Car Racer
The Cars
Circus Maximus
Coheed $ Cambria
Coldplay
David Bowie
David Gray
David Maxim Micic
Dave Matthews
The Deadstation
Demians
Destiny Potato
Destrage
Devin Townsend
Disturbed
The Doors
Dream Theater
Dredg
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
Fate's Warning
Flying Colors
Foo Fighters
Genesis
Goldfinger
The Grateful Dead
Green Day
Haken
Headspace
Hector Berlioz
IEM
IQ
Isis
It Bites
James Labrie
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Jackson
Joe Satriani
John Petrucci
Journey
The Killers
King Crimson
Led Zeppelin
Linkin Park
Liquid Tension Experiment
Magic Pie
Masterplan
Mastodon
The Mayan Factor
Megadeth
Meshuggah
Metallica
Moon Safari
Muse
Mystery
Neurosis
No-Man
Oasis
Oceansize
The Offspring
Opeth
Pantera
A Perfect Circle
Persefone
Phish
Pink Floyd
The Police
Porcupine Tree
Primus
Puscifer
Queen
REM
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Redemption
Reel Big Fish
The Reign of Kindo
Rush
Russian Circles
Scar Symmetry
Sieges Even
Simon & Garfunkel
Soen
Spock's Beard
Steely Dan
Steve Hackett
Steven Wilson
Sting
Storm Corrosion
Sublime
Subsignal
Switchfoot
Symphony X
System of a Down
Talking Heads
Tears for Fears
Tenhi
Third Eye Blind
Thoughts Factory
Tom DeLonge
Tom Petty
Tool
Tower of Power
Transatlantic
Trey Anastasio
Twenty-One Pilots
U2
Umphrey's McGee
Voyager
Weezer
While Heaven Wept
The Who
Wings Denied
Yes
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Anything that scores 8 or higher will also be banned in future rounds
Newly Banned:


Obviously, this is not everything I've ever heard, but covers most of what I'm familiar with. There's also a lot of bands that I've checked out and didn't really like, so if you notice some hugely popular DTF band not on the list, I probably already tried it and wasn't a fan.

Also, for those who participated last time, I think I'll be grading songs a little harsher than last time. The gap between great songs and good good songs was only like .5-1 points, and I think it should be a little bigger. So don't be super upset if you get a somewhat low score.

Alright, that should cover everything, so if you'd like to participate just drop a comment below and get sending! First round will be open, so send whatever you feel like.

Good luck to all!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2016, 06:26:16 PM by Tom Bombadil »

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:22:06 PM »
I guess I might as well, I've gone like two months without having a roulette to throw music at  :lol
any length limits on songs, by the way? i doubt i'll send anything over 10 minutes but i wanna be sure

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 01:33:18 PM »
I'll definitely play again - just hope I won't end in the middle like the last time  :lol

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 01:59:44 PM »
Was the last one head to head approach with six participants or am I mistaken?

Anyway, I'll sit this one out I guess.

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 02:08:51 PM »
Was the last one head to head approach with six participants or am I mistaken?

Anyway, I'll sit this one out I guess.
Nope, last one was 8 rounds, 12 participants. No head to head. I think I know which one you're thinking of, cause I remember participating in one like that, but it wasn't mine  :laugh:

I guess I might as well, I've gone like two months without having a roulette to throw music at  :lol
any length limits on songs, by the way? i doubt i'll send anything over 10 minutes but i wanna be sure
15 minutes, but I would recommend 10 and under, just because a bunch of 15 minute songs would be a lot to digest in a week.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 02:16:39 PM »
A couple things about my (very strange) tastes:
Have you ever tried to make a top 50 list? I've found the process clears up lots of doubts about one's tastes - you can make one here if you may :P

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 02:19:01 PM »
Hey I would like to join this roulette. I think I have some stuff you'll like. Or at the very least, that you haven't heard. :lol
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 02:30:22 PM »
i'm giving people three rounds where i won't step on toes and enter stuff sent to me in my roulette but after those three rounds everything will be fair game  :angel:

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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 02:33:43 PM »
Count me in.

You sure meet more of my tastes than Parama according to those bans, but I don't like to send you some replica band of something you already know like you said yourself. One question, you already know whether you'll be doing themed rounds or if it's all open rounds?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:39:05 PM by Train of Naught »
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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 03:00:17 PM »
A couple things about my (very strange) tastes:
Have you ever tried to make a top 50 list? I've found the process clears up lots of doubts about one's tastes - you can make one here if you may :P
Yeah, I'll probably try to do a top 50 list soon. I came up with one before, but by the time I wanted to sign up it was already way different :lol

Count me in.

You sure meet more of my tastes than Parama according to those bans, but I don't like to send you some replica band of something you already know like you said yourself. One question, you already know whether you'll be doing themed rounds or if it's all open rounds?
It won't be all open, but I haven't exactly come up with all the themes yet. At least 2 rounds will be open, maybe more if I get lazy.

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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2015, 03:18:19 PM »
I'm in!!
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Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v2. Sign Up Phase
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2015, 03:27:37 PM »
I'm a Spotify user, so if I send you a song do you need a link or do you want me to just email you the title or what?
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 05:01:10 PM »
I'm a Spotify user, so if I send you a song do you need a link or do you want me to just email you the title or what?
Whatever's easiest for you, man. Makes no difference to me.

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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2015, 05:10:43 PM »
I'm in as well, it's been too long since I've played in one of these.
Also, what's your stance on electronic music and spoken words in songs?

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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 01:44:03 PM »
I'm in as well, it's been too long since I've played in one of these.
Also, what's your stance on electronic music and spoken words in songs?
I don't have a problem with either. I don't really listen to a lot of electronic, but there's some stuff here and there that I really enjoy. And spoken word is kind of hit and miss. In the right context it can work really nicely, but other times it can feel really out of place.

So yeah, trying to figure out what I like can be darn near impossible :lol

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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 01:46:59 PM »
so you're saying i should yolo and send whatever, okay  :tup
also i kinda like to plan in advance a little, any idea what some of the themes will be for this roulette?  :lol

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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2015, 08:53:44 PM »
so you're saying i should yolo and send whatever, okay  :tup
also i kinda like to plan in advance a little, any idea what some of the themes will be for this roulette?  :lol
I'm not totally sure at the moment, but they'll be really basic. Sad song, happy song, etc. and I'll probably do some sort of "any combination of songs under 15 minutes" thing for the last round.


Still looking to fill a few more spots if anyone wants to join in on the fun.

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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2015, 09:17:11 PM »
I've been playing in a lot of roulettes recently and was thinking my current batch would be the last for a while, but I'm drawn back to yours...
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2015, 09:21:14 PM »
I've been playing in a lot of roulettes recently and was thinking my current batch would be the last for a while, but I'm drawn back to yours...
Gotta defend that crown, bro :P

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 04:03:36 PM »
Went ahead and sent something risky, ready to get 5/10 or lower :corn

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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 04:42:13 PM »
I've been playing in a lot of roulettes recently and was thinking my current batch would be the last for a while, but I'm drawn back to yours...
Gotta defend that crown, bro :P

I'm in. I'll send the first round tomorrow hopefully.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 07:18:31 PM »
Alright, round one, time to test some boundaries!
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 07:23:02 PM »
round 2 is gonna be me testing heaviness boundaries btw, if it's an open round or if it otherwise fits the theme  :tup

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2015, 04:13:38 AM »
So is there a theme for Round 1 or is it open? Anc can we already send?

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2015, 04:28:40 AM »
round 2 is gonna be me testing heaviness boundaries btw, if it's an open round or if it otherwise fits the theme  :tup
Oh, guess my heaviness boundary testing was one round too early then..
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2015, 08:33:09 AM »
the heaviest thing you sent me was like, avenged sevenfold lol  :P

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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2015, 08:55:06 AM »
So is there a theme for Round 1 or is it open? Anc can we already send?
Round 1 is open, and your free to start sending.

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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2015, 09:44:45 AM »
the heaviest thing you sent me was like, avenged sevenfold lol  :P
Yeah, for some reason I never really went heavy on your roulette, but trust me, this one's heavier than everything combined on that roulette.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2015, 09:48:54 AM »
to be fair, really heavy stuff i don't tend to like that much anyways, gojira was probably the heaviest song in my roulette and i didn't care for it much  :P

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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2015, 09:58:34 AM »
Yea I remember seeing that, I remember thinking there were so many better choices for a Gojira submission, but you would probably not like those either.
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2015, 10:15:09 PM »
Still waiting on a few submissions, and I'd like to get at least one more participant before I roll out any results.

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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2015, 11:10:13 PM »
Sent some awesome prog metal  :metal

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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2015, 04:58:00 AM »
Sent some dubstep (or chillstep or whatever, no idea about the differences in electronic music classification).
Yeah, I like my roulettes risky.

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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2015, 05:28:55 AM »
Sent some French Death Metal :neverusethis: surprise surprise.
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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2015, 07:27:35 AM »
Sent some dubstep (or chillstep or whatever, no idea about the differences in electronic music classification).
Yeah, I like my roulettes risky.
Hope it's by that French guy.