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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:34 am

Tanzania – All Time Low Low Low Low Low Low is the only thing I’ve ever heard from this guy before and it sure is a song. Anyways this song title already makes me biased against it from the start. Just write the title out in full like a normal person. I was actually digging this until the electronic fade-in effect on the chorus that always, without fail, sounds terrible. This kind of feels like the indietronica version of the ICP miracles song or whatever. It’s like, okay, but that chorus thing hurts it a lot for me. (AVERAGE)

Yemen – So I know I’m good at negging on a lot of songs in these contests but this one is just plain great, honestly. If more indie rock sounded like this and less like generic soft ballad #94587 the genre would be way more interesting. Kinda wanna check out this album now. (GOOD)

Greenland – RWBY is one of those internet things I know exists but I know absolutely nothing else about it. Oooggh those horns just sound awful. Like both tonally and melodically, they just feel completely out of place. Aside from that this sounds like something off the Grease soundtrack. I hate that I know what the Grease soundtrack sounds like because my parents played it all the time. I don’t really like this sound in general and the horns don’t help. Not unlistenable, it’s upbeat and interesting enough but bleeehh. (MEDIOCRE)

Niue – I was thinking “boy that sure sounds like Kendrick Lamar” and then he was like “I’m literally Kendrick Lamar”. Aside from that, like, the way to get me on board with a hip-hop tune is to give it a good groove and make it fun, so yeah, I’m pretty on board with this one. About all I really have to say except that his is a really weird lyrical conceit for a song. But whatever. (DECENT)

Latvia – The only thing I know about the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise thingy is that Voivod were there and played because they put their set on the bonus disc of their album last year. I’m not a huge Voivod fan but that was a pretty cool album overall. Haven’t listened to the live tracks more than once. Anyways this song right here, totally blows. Only made it like a minute and a half into this one.

Indonesia – Okay, I was kind of digging this as a chill electronic piece until the chopped-up voices came in towards the end. Also not a super big fan of the high-pitched glitchy stuff but it’s tolerable. I dunno. I still do kinda like this but not as much as I want to. (AVERAGE)

Bhutan – Eehh. Can’t say I’m a huge fan of her voice, nor do I really like the production on this track. Nothing that makes me really dislike it or anything, it just isn’t really working for me, and it’s fairly repetitive for its runtime too. (MEDIOCRE)

Netherlands – Generic cheesy symphonic metal, anyone? Yeeaaah this has no distinct features to it whatsoever but I don’t dislike it, I just don’t care about it. (AVERAGE)
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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:21 am

Monaco – It’s pretty much just a cover of Cats in the Cradle. They like, have a vaguely metal riff towards the end. It’s an alright song and this definitely is a cover of it that doesn’t change the song in any substantial way. (AVERAGE)

Slovenia – Sonata Arctica are a power metal band who tend to be more interesting than their peers, but at the same time never really interesting enough for me to be too invested in them. Like, yup, this is fine. That’s about it. Fine. Not particularly flavorful even for them either. I like it well enough but I’m gonna forget about it after this contest. (DECENT)

Egypt – It’s certainly interesting enough for a 9 minute track, but I feel the transitions between different sections don’t work so well, and the song seems to want to make me feel more that it actually ends up doing, or that’s the impression I get from the lyrics. Also wish the female vocals were used more. But I mean I do like this a decent bit, regardless, it’s pretty solid. (DECENT)

Hungary – Geez it looks like I rolled all the longer songs in the back half of this contest here. Oh well. Here’s the thing about symphonies and classical and general for me; while I can recognize they are very well constructed pieces of art, I fail to ever really -feel- anything listening to them and there’s not much about this that distinguishes it from any classical music I’ve had to sit through without enjoying in the past. It sure does exist and I can see why someone would like it but as something I’d choose to listen to, it’s a flat no from me.

eSwatini – Vocals are mixed waayy too far back compared to the instrumentation when they’re clearly supposed to be the main focus here, on the chorus where he’s just belting out the music is drowning him out and it doesn’t hit nearly as hard as it’s supposed to. This even continues when the full band kicks in. Like in all other aspects this is pretty good and I could see myself really digging it, but it’s not as powerful as it should be and specifically because of the mixing. (DECENT)

USA – I don’t have any thoughts on this. Like seriously. This entire song happened and boy does it sure exist. I guess I vaguely dislike his voice? But it doesn’t really bother me. It’s just. A rock song. (AVERAGE)

Liechtenstein – Apparently this has been getting a lot of traffic after hbomber’s DK stream, so I assume he shouted it out during that. Didn’t watch but heard pleeeenty about it. Good stuff. Anyways this song is pretty nice. Little bit lightweight in terms of content, feels a bit repetitive even for its length, but there’s a nice amount of soul to it and it sounds pleasant enough. (DECENT)

Iceland – I mean I already know a 17 minute ambient/drone piece is never gonna do well here but god it’s just, so intense.

Actually pretty decent contest overall, yeah. Just like, Lacking in songs. 17 entries total and 3 of them I won't consider giving points to so only 13 songs to fill 10 slots with, ehh
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:26 am

Am actually giving Iceland a 12.

I don't care if its 17 minutes long

Arghh that was beautiful.
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 am

what is with all the 10+ min songs
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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:35 am

decent enough contest. top 2 choices were easy but the mid table was very competitive.
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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:39 am

also did nerf the scores of the classics a bit, because come on.
i could just enter, like, the real slim shady if i just wanted to win.
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 am

In post 30, Xtoxm wrote:i could just enter, like, the real slim shady if i just wanted to win.


highly doubtful that would win.
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:37 am

I liked cats in the cradle, posturing through metaphysical collapse, rapture, sorry, and tints
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm

I can't believe a 17 minute ambient track is something song contest squad is actually on board with

My top 3 were all pretty good and probably could've been in any order, I'm gonna check out all three albums at least
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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Is average or decent better

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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:00 pm

In post 33, Parama wrote:I can't believe a 17 minute ambient track is something song contest squad is actually on board with

My top 3 were all pretty good and probably could've been in any order, I'm gonna check out all three albums at least

Lately I've been mostly listening to stuff without words because it's easier to concentrate on what I'm reading or writing or thinking about if there aren't words in, so anything without words gets a little boost from that.

But this one in particular reminded me of another track that I heard, disintegration loops. There's a neat story behind how it was made and towards the end of the track as the sound disintegrates further you start hearing lyrics that aren't there
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:13 pm

In post 34, Irrelephant11 wrote:Is average or decent better

Decent is better

It goes GOOD -> DECENT -> AVERAGE -> MEDIOCRE and I used to have BAD and DID NOT FINISH but I haven't had a reason to care about anything I disliked that much so they don't get rated anymore
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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:53 pm

Reminder: Votes are due by the end of Monday!

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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:53 pm

In post 36, Parama wrote:
In post 34, Irrelephant11 wrote:Is average or decent better

Decent is better

It goes GOOD -> DECENT -> AVERAGE -> MEDIOCRE and I used to have BAD and DID NOT FINISH but I haven't had a reason to care about anything I disliked that much so they don't get rated anymore


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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:31 pm

If y'all sent better music I'd consider a great tier but there have been so few instances where it would be worth using that I don't tend to bother :V

& anyways it's rare that I love a song the first time I hear it
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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:39 pm

yeah if i redid my votes now i'd probably put a different song as my 12 but i already voted lol
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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:53 pm

Man this has been a dead as dead contest, results when
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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:36 pm

I will start posting results at 1 p.m. PST, in roughly two and a half hours. Votes are welcome before then.

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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:18 pm

wack
white girl babymetal
i want to know the meaning of life too bruh
bare necessities
i'm on a time crunch bruh
should be called "3 blocks from roscoes"
anderson paak hasn't won before? also not my fav paak song.
widdily diddilly diddily doooooOOOOOOoooo
PEG is every member of this band. also what the fuck keytair.
Not anime. Also like..the worst rwby song i've heard.
this song is real famous
This girl is cute. also i wish I had shower curtains by oliver peck.
what a banger
BRUH I'M ON A TIME CRUNCH
Big Trumpet Energy
Fat Wreck Chords is dope
My song is def the best guys.
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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Whooph... sent in my votes JUST in time.

rippity rappidy I don't know how lucky I am that I could still do it

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Post Post #45  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:01 pm

Slovenia

JurgenVW

12 - Netherlands
10 - Latvia
8 - Hungary
7 - Egypt
6 - Yemen
5 - South Korea
4 - Greenland
3 - USA
2 - Monaco
1 - Liechtenstein


Iceland

Parama

12 - Yemen
10 - eSwatini
8 - Egypt
7 - USA
6 - Niue
5 - Indonesia
4 - Tanzania
3 - Liechtenstein
2 - Netherlands
1 - Slovenia


Latvia

Xtoxm

12 - Slovenia
10 - Netherlands
8 - USA
7 - eSwatini
6 - Indonesia
5 - South Korea
4 - Greenland
3 - Monaco
2 - Tanzania
1 - Hungary


Greenland

ceejayvinoya

12 - Iceland
10 - USA
8 - Yemen
7 - eSwatini
6 - Netherlands
5 - Monaco
4 - Tanzania
3 - Latvia
2 - Slovenia
1 - South Korea


South Korea

Titch1993

12 - Latvia
10 - Slovenia
8 - Netherlands
7 - Hungary
6 - Greenland
5 - USA
4 - Yemen
3 - eSwatini
2 - Monaco
1 - Liechtenstein


Current Scores:
38 Netherlands
33 USA
30 Yemen
27 eSwatini
25 Slovenia
25 Latvia
16 Hungary
15 Egypt
14 Greenland
12 Iceland
12 Monaco
11 South Korea
11 Indonesia
10 Tanzania
6 Niue
5 Liechtenstein
0 Bhutan

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Post Post #46  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Hungary

Plotinus

12 - Monaco
10 - Iceland
8 - Indonesia
7 - eSwatini
6 - Niue
5 - Yemen
4 - Bhutan
3 - Netherlands
2 - USA
1 - Greenland


Netherlands

MiniDeathStar

12 - Slovenia
10 - Latvia
8 - Greenland
7 - Hungary
6 - Liechtenstein
5 - Monaco
4 - Yemen
3 - Tanzania
2 - eSwatini
1 - Indonesia


Egypt

Errantparabola

12 - Bhutan
10 - Niue
8 - Hungary
7 - Liechtenstein
6 - Yemen
5 - Indonesia
4 - Iceland
3 - USA
2 - Slovenia
1 - South Korea


USA

pickemgenius

12 - Yemen
10 - South Korea
8 - Bhutan
7 - Tanzania
6 - Egypt
5 - Slovenia
4 - Iceland
3 - Hungary
2 - Latvia
1 - Monaco


Monaco

Munchmellow

12 - Egypt
10 - eSwatini
8 - Bhutan
7 - USA
6 - Slovenia
5 - South Korea
4 - Yemen
3 - Indonesia
2 - Hungary
1 - Tanzania


Current Scores:
61 Yemen
50 Slovenia
46 eSwatini
45 USA
41 Netherlands
37 Latvia
36 Hungary
33 Egypt
32 Bhutan
30 Iceland
30 Monaco
28 Indonesia
27 South Korea
23 Greenland
22 Niue
21 Tanzania
18 Liechtenstein

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Post Post #47  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm

*drumroll*

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Post Post #48  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm

Niue

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12 - Yemen
10 - Liechtenstein
8 - eSwatini
7 - Tanzania
6 - Bhutan
5 - USA
4 - South Korea
3 - Egypt
2 - Greenland
1 - Monaco


Liechtenstein

xyzzy

12 - Egypt
10 - USA
8 - Greenland
7 - South Korea
6 - Bhutan
5 - Iceland
4 - Yemen
3 - Niue
2 - Netherlands
1 - Monaco


Yemen

toolenduso

12 - Egypt
10 - Bhutan
8 - Niue
7 - Hungary
6 - Greenland
5 - USA
4 - Liechtenstein
3 - Iceland
2 - Tanzania
1 - eSwatini


Bhutan

Panzerjager

12 - Niue
10 - USA
8 - Egypt
7 - Yemen
6 - Netherlands
5 - Slovenia
4 - Tanzania
3 - Liechtenstein
2 - Hungary
1 - Indonesia


eSwatini

vizIIsto

12 - USA
10 - Liechtenstein
8 - Yemen
7 - Greenland
6 - Tanzania
5 - Niue
4 - Egypt
3 - Hungary
2 - Bhutan
1 - Netherlands


Final Scores:
92 Yemen
87 USA
72 Egypt
56 Bhutan
55 eSwatini

55 Slovenia
50 Netherlands
50 Niue
48 Hungary
46 Greenland

45 Liechtenstein
38 South Korea
38 Iceland
37 Latvia
32 Monaco
20 Tanzania
9 Indonesia


Congratulations to MEEEE! AHAHAHAHahah

Irrelephant11 (Tanzania) and Birdy (Indonesia) failed to vote. They take a 20-point penalty, will be banned from entering the next contest and be required to buy the next round.

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Post Post #49  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:27 pm

I mean I'm totally okay with my 12 winning yeah
If I redid votes Egypt would be 12 though and Yemen 10 but w/e wouldn't have changed results at all
Next time I'm entering post-hardcore again probably
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