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Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ THE CONCLUSION ★

Started by Bolsters, March 16, 2016, 07:55:56 AM

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bl5150

Quote from: Evermind on March 19, 2016, 04:34:56 AM
So, what did Brent send? Ghost Ship Octavius?

Good band , but no.  I said earlier that I would send some Japanese stuff, so shouldn't be too hard from there  :)

wolfking

I sent Nocturnal Rites.  Just sent what I just sent in Ruslan's roulette, cause I'm lazy.  :lol

Bolsters

Quote from: wolfking on March 20, 2016, 02:46:29 AM
I sent Nocturnal Rites.  Just sent what I just sent in Ruslan's roulette, cause I'm lazy.  :lol
Nice to know you're putting in the effort. :lol


Anyway, I've got a few listens in now and have been ranking things as I go along. Quite a few of these tracks proved to be growers. This is a really strong round, loads of good stuff in here, I'm actually surprised how strong this round is. Anyway, I'm 90% sure I know who two of the eliminated players will be. The third, I'm not so sure about. I've got a tough decision to make here. :(

So. Who thinks they're being eliminated? :D
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twosuitsluke

Well I can't say I'm confident about knowing your musical tastes barring a few things. But I do have confidence in the mighty Larry and his Flask though  ;D

I've got my fingers crossed as I've got lots of cool things lined up if I make it through.
Quote from: ariich on November 07, 2023, 12:38:53 PMJust popping in to say Luke, you were right.

Train of Naught

Can only comment on the songs I know/have listened to and they all feel like they'd do great with you. I think both Caligula's Horse songs should make it through pretty easily, even moreso since Arcane is apparently on your banned list too, still not sure which one will do better though, leaning more towards rust ATM.

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

Muse is an interesting choice, that's probably my #2 song off the album so good job on picking it  :tup not sure how it will fare with Bolsters though.

I think I checked out the Dream Evil and Nocturnal Rites songs during Evermind's roulette, I don't really remember them though so can't really comment.

I don't think my song is one of the growers, I feel like either you dig it or you don't, but hey - it could be. I doubt I'll go out but you mentioned the there's a tough choice to be made for the third elimination, so ya never know.

twosuitsluke

Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:27:37 AM

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

I absolutely adore Coheed and Cambria, I was tempted to send a song of theirs at first but didn't want to go too obvious. Please don't judge them by those songs though dude. I love The Afterman albums but if I had sent a song in this roulette it would have been one of about 30 songs off their first 4 albums before anything off Afterman!!
Quote from: ariich on November 07, 2023, 12:38:53 PMJust popping in to say Luke, you were right.

Train of Naught

I didn't. I judged them by all of the 4 albums that I've heard  :lol at some point I gotta draw a line. I don't dislike them, and unlike many, it's not just Claudio that wears on me, I've realized these guys are just not for me. I do enjoy some bands with similar-ish vocals like TYS and Mandroid Echostar.

twosuitsluke

Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:37:33 AM
I didn't. I judged them by all of the 4 albums that I've heard  :lol at some point I gotta draw a line. I don't dislike them, and unlike many, it's not just Claudio that wears on me, I've realized these guys are just not for me. I do enjoy some bands with similar-ish vocals like TYS and Mandroid Echostar.

Fair enough, I know you had said you were going to check out their earlier albums, just wasn't sure if you had. I like TYS and ME but I only discovered them due to them being recommended for Coheed fans.

I've got to say though, it took me a LONG time for Coheed to click. I bought GA1 in 2006 after hearing Welcome Home but wasn't impressed, borrowed GA2 off a friend when that came out, still wasn't impressed. It was in 2009 when my girlfriends, best friends boyfriend was obsessed with them. He played me The Light and the Glass off their 2nd album and I started to get them. I gave GA1 another listen with the lyrics in front of me (I can picture the moment now) and I had a "Holy fuck, how did I not realise how awesome these guys are!!" epiphany moment. I've been increasingly obsessed since.
Quote from: ariich on November 07, 2023, 12:38:53 PMJust popping in to say Luke, you were right.

Evermind

Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:27:37 AM
Can only comment on the songs I know/have listened to and they all feel like they'd do great with you. I think both Caligula's Horse songs should make it through pretty easily, even moreso since Arcane is apparently on your banned list too, still not sure which one will do better though, leaning more towards rust ATM.

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

Muse is an interesting choice, that's probably my #2 song off the album so good job on picking it  :tup not sure how it will fare with Bolsters though.

I think I checked out the Dream Evil and Nocturnal Rites songs during Evermind's roulette, I don't really remember them though so can't really comment.

I don't think my song is one of the growers, I feel like either you dig it or you don't, but hey - it could be. I doubt I'll go out but you mentioned the there's a tough choice to be made for the third elimination, so ya never know.

You don't know Within Temptation? I thought you were Dutch.

Also, :lol at your personal user text.
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

jingle.boy

Not feeling very confident - considering you said you were kinda ambivalent about the first Epysode album.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Train of Naught

Quote from: Evermind on March 20, 2016, 07:06:07 AM
Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:27:37 AM
Can only comment on the songs I know/have listened to and they all feel like they'd do great with you. I think both Caligula's Horse songs should make it through pretty easily, even moreso since Arcane is apparently on your banned list too, still not sure which one will do better though, leaning more towards rust ATM.

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

Muse is an interesting choice, that's probably my #2 song off the album so good job on picking it  :tup not sure how it will fare with Bolsters though.

I think I checked out the Dream Evil and Nocturnal Rites songs during Evermind's roulette, I don't really remember them though so can't really comment.

I don't think my song is one of the growers, I feel like either you dig it or you don't, but hey - it could be. I doubt I'll go out but you mentioned the there's a tough choice to be made for the third elimination, so ya never know.

You don't know Within Temptation? I thought you were Dutch.

Also, :lol at your personal user text.
Correct. I know the band name and the fact they're dutch, but nothing more. I think I heard one or two songs, not really my thing.

Evermind

#221
Well, it's just I thought they were kind of big in Netherlands. I talked with a local - a friend of Nem - and he said they were definitely bigger and more popular than Ayreon. Figured you would know them.

Anyway, I'm confident. No way my song is among the worst three here.
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Nekov

I tried to play it safe but I'm not extremely confident. Wouldn't be surprised if I don't move on

Fluffy Lothario

Other than the song I sent, I only know 2 other artists on the list, so I'm not making any assumptions.

Elite

Quote from: Evermind on March 20, 2016, 07:36:10 AM
Well, it's just I thought they were kind of big in Netherlands. I talked with a local - a friend of Nem - and he said they were definitely bigger and more popular than Ayreon. Figured you would know them.

They definitely are - or at least were. Ten, fifteen years ago they were huge. And don't know what they're up to nowadays to be honest. The Dutch scene has definitely shifted a bit over time.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Crow

Quote from: twosuitsluke on March 20, 2016, 04:34:20 AM
Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:27:37 AM

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

I absolutely adore Coheed and Cambria, I was tempted to send a song of theirs at first but didn't want to go too obvious. Please don't judge them by those songs though dude. I love The Afterman albums but if I had sent a song in this roulette it would have been one of about 30 songs off their first 4 albums before anything off Afterman!!

really there's any number of great songs i could've sent, because coheed has many. Time Consumer, Devil in Jersey City, Everything Evil, Delirium Trigger, In Keeping Secrets, Three Evils, The Crowing, Backend of Forever, Al the Killer, The Light & The Glass, Welcome Home, anything from The Willing Well, No World For Tomorrow, Mother Superior, The End Complete, On the Brink, The Broken, Domino, Vic, Evagria, Sentry, The Hard Sell, Gravity's Union, Colors, Ghost, Peace to the Mountain

but anyways i went with the weird out-of-place track on only maybe their third or fourth best album

Quote from: Bolsters on March 20, 2016, 04:13:30 AM
So. Who thinks they're being eliminated? :D
it's me

twosuitsluke

Quote from: Parama on March 20, 2016, 01:25:33 PM
Quote from: twosuitsluke on March 20, 2016, 04:34:20 AM
Quote from: Train of Naught on March 20, 2016, 04:27:37 AM

That Coheed song was alright I guess, still not really into this band, and Domino the Destitute (I think that was the name) is easily my favorite from both Afterman albums.

I absolutely adore Coheed and Cambria, I was tempted to send a song of theirs at first but didn't want to go too obvious. Please don't judge them by those songs though dude. I love The Afterman albums but if I had sent a song in this roulette it would have been one of about 30 songs off their first 4 albums before anything off Afterman!!

really there's any number of great songs i could've sent, because coheed has many. Time Consumer, Devil in Jersey City, Everything Evil, Delirium Trigger, In Keeping Secrets, Three Evils, The Crowing, Backend of Forever, Al the Killer, The Light & The Glass, Welcome Home, anything from The Willing Well, No World For Tomorrow, Mother Superior, The End Complete, On the Brink, The Broken, Domino, Vic, Evagria, Sentry, The Hard Sell, Gravity's Union, Colors, Ghost, Peace to the Mountain

but anyways i went with the weird out-of-place track on only maybe their third or fourth best album

Quote from: Bolsters on March 20, 2016, 04:13:30 AM
So. Who thinks they're being eliminated? :D
it's me

So yea, you could have gone with any of the awesome tunes you mentioned (except Al the Killer, never understood the love for that song), how come you went with your pick?
Quote from: ariich on November 07, 2023, 12:38:53 PMJust popping in to say Luke, you were right.

Crow

it was implied that Number City was also on this list of awesome Coheed tunes. mostly i'm thinking of just sending bolsters a lot of songs with a lot of personality, assuming i make it past one round  :lol

twosuitsluke

So I've been checking out the competition and there is a bit of a trend (which my song is not part of  :lol) but also a handful that don't follow the trend. I've gotta say there is some really stella stuff here. My personal faves are easily Marigold by Caligula's Horse (Rust is really good too) and You Want To by Rival Sons.

Caligula's Horse have been on my radar for a while and I've heard a lot of good things but after hearing the two picks on here I think I will be picking up Bloom soon (love that artwork too).
Quote from: ariich on November 07, 2023, 12:38:53 PMJust popping in to say Luke, you were right.

Train of Naught


splent

Judging from two or three of your banned artists, I'm fairly confident. However, I'm not holding my breath, as I felt confident about submissions I sent Sacul only to be shit upon.

Evermind

Quote from: splent on March 20, 2016, 05:27:07 PM
Judging from two or three of your banned artists, I'm fairly confident. However, I'm not holding my breath, as I felt confident about submissions I sent Sacul only to be shit upon.

You and me both. Now that I think about it, it was kind of the trend in that roulette. :lol
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Sacul


Tyrias

It's because your tastes are impossible to read :P.

Fluffy Lothario

If I ever do a roulette, my summary of my taste will look something like this:


wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on March 20, 2016, 07:20:09 AM
Not feeling very confident - considering you said you were kinda ambivalent about the first Epysode album.

Second album crushes the first though, I think you'd be right with your song.

bl5150


wolfking

Quote from: bl5150 on March 21, 2016, 04:45:20 AM
I was ambivalent about both albums  ;D

Second album is a big grower though I must say.  I could see you skipping past it pretty quickly Brent.

jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on March 21, 2016, 04:41:20 AM
Quote from: jingle.boy on March 20, 2016, 07:20:09 AM
Not feeling very confident - considering you said you were kinda ambivalent about the first Epysode album.

Second album crushes the first though, I think you'd be right with your song.

:lucien:
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Bolsters

I intend to listen to the songs once more tomorrow (probably won't get time until the afternoon) and post results then.
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Nekov

You're saying it takes you almost a week to listen to 17 songs and grade them? OMG THIS IS THE SLOWEST ROULETTE EVER WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?  >:(










:neverusethis:

Bolsters

Actually by the time I post the results tomorrow, it will have been almost exactly three days since I received the last of the songs and started listening.
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Nekov

 :eek

You're either really good at this or have a lot of free time on your hands  :lol

Elite

Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Bolsters

Or maybe I hate all of your songs and just want this to be over sooner.
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