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The Walrus:
In this roulette, metal and progressive music are forbidden. Thereís enough of that sent in every roulette here. If it can be labeled as Ďprogí music or with Ďmetalí (of any subgenre), do not send it. The purpose of this roulette is for me to continue broadening my musical horizons by listening to genres I either donít listen to enough of or genres I wish to learn more about.

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ďSo Katt, what are you looking for?Ē Literally anything else. Country western, jazz, ska, classical, EDM, disco, film scores, tunes from your favorite video game composer, rap, pop, new age, tribal music from central Africa, Chinese folk music using eastern tonality systems, Gregorian chants, anything but prog and metal. Letís get weird with it. I donít expect everyone to go that crazy, but Iím trying to indicate how badly I want you to not send metal and prog, if that isnít already clear. :)

ďBut Katt! What about rock music?Ē SoÖ I donít want to be a tight-ass about rock, but I want to discourage sending it. If you must send something rock-oriented, at least make it adventurous, for my sake and the sake of your score. Blues and rock go hand in hand, but Iíd prefer it lean heavily into the blues elements. Folk rock, I donít really know what it is but I know it when I hear itÖ Iím not really looking for that, but again, if you must, make it adventurous. If itís funky, it better be funky. Post-rock, of course, is welcome because, well, I love post-rock, Iíve heard a lot of it, but thereís a lot of different kinds of post-rock. What I will put a hard ban on is anything that can be called Ďclassic rockí or Ďhard rock.í Iím really not looking for rock music in this roulette but I probably wonít turn it down either as long as it isnít basic bitch rock ní roll, if youíre desperate.

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- 8 rounds, no EP or concept album rounds
- Send me 10-20 minutes of music by an artist. Iíll allow you to go over 20 by however many seconds you need to, but 21 is the hard cut-off
- This musical establishment has a 2-song minimum
- Spotify is the easiest way for me to listen to music these days, but Iíll accept YouTube or MP3s etc.
- Scoring will be from 1.0 to 10.0. I will be very fair but honest and give every submission its time in the spotlight. No twists, no gimmicks, just plain honest scoring. Itís easy for me. Iím not busting out calculators for scoring these.
- impressions/comparisons every round throughout the week
- NO ONE GENRE HAS AN INHERENT ADVANTAGE OVER ANOTHER!! See the quote at the start of the thread. It's very possible I may love and hate two artists in the exact same genre or style. Trying to predict what I might like has been comically disastrous for my friends. I have a proven track record of this.

If someone sends an artist you want to send in later rounds, inform me BEFORE the results are posted, and I'll let you use them, I will write down who reserves what. But you have to use different songs. If an artist is sent twice in the same round - like Kip Winger - they can't be reserved.
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Pictured: Katt, left, and Tim ďHead Judge of Peanut GalleryĒ TAC, circa May 2020

1. Evermind
2. HOF
3. kingshmegland
4. Shadow Ninja 2.0
5. ariich
6. Puppies_On_Acid
7. Indiscipline
8. Elite
9. Sacul
10. Podaar
11. Stadler
12. Bolsters
13. Big Hath
14. Buddyhunter1
15. wolfking
16. Train of Naught
17. romdrums
18. jingle.boy
19. TAC

I will take as many players as will sign up! Sign-ups will run through the weekend.
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ĒDude, what do you even like? Can I have some hints?Ē My pleasure! While there are a bunch of various songs and artists Iím familiar with in these genres, Iíll only list the artists Iím super familiar with and wonít accept anything from in the roulette. Consider this a banlist of sorts. For anything else, by all means, ask away. But the point of this is to send unfamiliar music, so hopefully this wonít be much of an issue.

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Rap Ė Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Tech N9ne Ė but Iím clueless on most of the legends in this genre

Pop Ė Adele, N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and any and all popular hits of the 1990s which were my bread and butter growing up before I actually got into music as a Ďrealí hobby (all of which I still love today, looking at you, K-Ci & JoJo)

Country/Western Ė not much, really. But what Iíve heard and loved so far are Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr., Kenny Rogers, and Kris Kristofferson (all banned). I donít like Chevy ad country, I like the old stuff, but I donít know a damn thing about Johnny Cash

Jazz/Swing/Big Band Ė I know a bunch of famous pieces by a lot of the old legends, one or two to each name, but Iíve never heard a full record so this is a wide ocean for me to fish in. My favorite style of jazz is smooth jazz, specifically the groups Incognito and The Rippingtons. Weather Channel type music, ya dig?

JazzÖ fusion? Ė I donít even know what that really means, but I LOVE Casiopea and T-Square, so likeÖ yeah

Game music - Koji Kondo, Yasunori Mitsuda, Motoi Sakuraba, Nobuo Uematsu are my favorite game composers, special shoutout to Junichi Masuda for his work on the early Pokemon games

Synthwave - WOLFCLUB, Magic Dance, Magic Sword, Michael Oakley, Gunship

Favorite film composers - Howard Shore, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Randy Newman

Other assorted music I love - DJ TiŽsto, Enya, Yanni, David Arkenstone, Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts, Norah Jones, Celtic music, any and all Japanese folk music utilizing the shamisen/koto/shakuhachi/taiko etc., tribal drum music, Gregorian chants, Philip Glass, musical numbers from animated Disney films, Frank Sinatra

- Soundtracks by various artists are available to send, but your selections must be from the same soundtrack.
- Musicals are perfectly acceptable, but the following are all banned: Grease, A Chorus Line, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, Les Miserables, any and all Disney films
- Click here for a few words on video game soundtracks

Indiscipline asked an excellent question regarding classical music:

--- Quote from: Indiscipline on May 27, 2020, 02:54:36 PM ---Is classical music a genre you're interested in being sent or is it too foppish a choice?

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Classical music is very much welcome and encouraged; while I know a lot of classical music, there are pieces even by the most famous composers throughout the centuries that I am unfamiliar with, but also pieces by more obscure composers that I know. I would strongly discourage sending from the most popular composers and especially ones that I'm highly familiar with like Chopin and Beethoven, for example - especially the piano works. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like especially concerning classical music and what I like as that encompasses a gargantuan amount of music and styles.

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And please, if you have a question, ASK! There will be a lot of shooting in the dark here, so I want to give you guidance where I can. I look forward to your eclectic mixtapes.

I'm in! I'll send tomorrow though, it's 1 AM here.

Not looking to win here or anything, I'll just send non-rock/metal stuff for shits and giggles.

The Walrus:
Yeah, if anything, winning should be the last thing on people's minds for this roulette. The scores are just a formality. This is all about fun and exploration  :tup

Iíll play for this one. Love the no-metal or prog format. Should be interesting.

It's on like Donkey Kong.


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