Board 8 > Raetsel ranks 300 songs [Rankings]

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MycroProcessor
10/09/19 6:02:43 PM
#351:


oh man I'm a huge fan of the japanese version of the digimon anime music, didn't even realize someone nominated something from that
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Fluttershy_Pony
10/09/19 7:01:21 PM
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#74 [#129]:

Name: Futures
Origin: Jimmy Eat World
Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/0xcaCnpCnhmFHH44MQhJ0Q?si=fSwAKb0hQ66R202vAZoUzQ

Nominator: Bane (5/15)

(6, 6.5, 8.5)

[Its a perfectly fine song, but for a political song, it doesnt seem to take much of a stand on anything. If it weren't for the song's release date (and interviews with the band), I wouldn't even know who the song was against.]

...Seriously for being an anti-Bush song, I can't find anything that actually points to him directly. Or even indirectly for that matter. It's so vague that you can pretty much use the song as a complaint against any incumbent president, which...ehh...I could see arguing that it gives it a more timeless quality, but I don't think it really works for a protest song. Heck, this song is so vague, I see some people managed to miss the political angle entirely which isn't a good sign; can't inspire the electorate if they don't even know you're trying to inspire them in the first place.

Still, I think I like his voice and the song in general.

[Final Thoughts: I appreciate what they were going for, but I still think they should have pushed things harder. It's just too restrained to make a great protest song.]

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#73 [#109]:

Name: Chikatto Chika Chika
Origin: Chika Fujiwara (Konomi Kohara)
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErClIU7lOZ8" data-time="


Nominator: handsomeboy (6/15)

(8, 6.5, 8.5)

[Laughed more than I have at any of the other nominations so far. The interlude was great and the singing was cute.]

It's cute and funny, not much else to say. I don't think I had even heard of the anime before this, but Chika seems like a fun character.

I'm not entirely sure why it got a score so much lower on the second listen.

[Final Thoughts: Sad we lost the original version of this video, though it had no impact on things. I should probably update the link to point at something, but I can't decide a link with English subs or a link that has her dance, so I'll just be lame and stick with the broken link.]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/09/19 7:36:39 PM
#353:


A bit early to post two more songs, but I'm hungry and feel like finishing the day before getting something to eat.

...And since we're going to 9s tomorrow anyway, let's throw out some 8.8s.

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#72 [#57 {TIE}]

Name: ChuChuChu Darling
Origin: Hibiki Ao
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGnO5rWsAok" data-time="


Nominator: UF8 (10/15)

(7, 8, 8.8)

[I really shouldn't like this.]

She's adorable, I love the bunny hat, I liked the repeated use of "chu" before I learned that in this context it's a kissing sound effect and not squeaking--in my defense I had only heard Chu in context of Pikachu or Chu Chu Rocket and knew chu meant squeak there. It was a lot cuter when I thought she was randomly acting like a mouse--the song has gotten stuck in my head a few times, and the simplicity of the dance somehow only makes her even cuter.

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#71 [#72]:

Name: Acid Pickle Rick
Origin: +TEK [Original Track: Splatoon 2 - Acid Hues {Composer: Toru Minegishi}]
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EViShDNL5M" data-time="


Nominator: Flamander/Glacier (2/15)

(6 [later upgraded to an 8], 8, 8.8)

[Should have nominated Steamed Hams Inc. to be honest.

More seriously, this isnt bad. An improvement over the original Splatoon song and I usually like those. I dont have much experience with Rick & Morty itselfI tried watching the first season back when TV & Movie Mercs was a thing so I could be prepared for it, but that never coalesced to an actual Game & I would never post enough to participate as a voter anyway, so I lost interest. Show seemed alright? Other than the terrible pilot, I never regretted watching it... just never enjoyed it enough that I felt I had to continue watching it.

[Later Edit: After having this song stuck in my head all day, Ive decided I was too harsh on this and have raised its score up to an 8.]]

I probably shouldn't have this song so high up on the list, but sometimes I need something goofy and fun to relax with. Also I think it's gotten stuck in my head more often than any other song on the list, so that's gotta be worth something.

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7 Players in the Danger Zone. That's officially more players than could be displayed in modern WWE games.

DireKrow
FL81
paulg
darkx
Placeee
cakophon
Flamander

...One more and we'd have enough people for a traditional Survivor Series match.
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UF8
10/09/19 8:01:41 PM
#354:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
[I really shouldn't like this.]

Ever since literally the first song was posted, I was waiting for this one to come up. The moment you brought up having an aversion to more sexual lyrics was the moment I went "oh crap, I messed up". Obviously it's not really that comparable to a song like that, but honestly... I didn't expect this to make it out of the bottom half, let alone make it into the top quarter. Truthfully I also originally associated it with the other "chu", and I also liked it more that way. The "translated" lyrics are so incomprehensible i usually keep them off.

By the way, she doesn't have any other original songs on her channel (save for an even more poorly translated English cover of this), but there is also this one, which holds the distinction of being literally the only vtuber music video listed on anime list sites even though it's further from anime than almost any other one I can think of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuemLv9DNG4" data-time="


it's kind of fair since she actually has been in a virtual anime before but also... not. At all really lol

Also i can't believe the silly joke cover of the chika dance outlasted the real thing lmao. By the way, remember how I said Asamiya Yuri and that other person that covered that one song had collaborated in the past? Hibiki Ao and Fukuyamaster were in those videos too. Small world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppPsErkGg4c" data-time="
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handsomeboy2012
10/09/19 9:38:59 PM
#355:


I wanted to nominate the video with her dance at first because of how well it was animated. In the end I went for the full song cause well, this is a song ranking.

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Cant believe its lower than that weird remix.
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cakophon
10/09/19 11:46:19 PM
#356:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
Final Thoughts: I think I've gone back to listen to this more times than anything cut to this point. I got briefly addicted to Sleepwalk and it was fun to occasionally turn to this to hear that song in a different style. Unfortunately... there's a lot of competition at this point of the list and it has to fall eventually. And since Sleepwalk is the song I became obsessed with rather than the actual nominated song, I'm afraid that this as far as it goes.

Points for directly leading me to something I loved though.


to be honest i probably should've expected this to some extent as the original has so much more flair to it (i prefer it as well)
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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 1:22:41 AM
#357:


cakophon posted...
Fluttershy_Pony posted...
Final Thoughts: I think I've gone back to listen to this more times than anything cut to this point. I got briefly addicted to Sleepwalk and it was fun to occasionally turn to this to hear that song in a different style. Unfortunately... there's a lot of competition at this point of the list and it has to fall eventually. And since Sleepwalk is the song I became obsessed with rather than the actual nominated song, I'm afraid that this as far as it goes.

Points for directly leading me to something I loved though.


to be honest i probably should've expected this to some extent as the original has so much more flair to it (i prefer it as well)


Well this was good too, obviously. I love Sonic, I (usually) love joke nominations, and I like getting to do a bit of research--having never heard of Nelward (much less the specific song), there was a little research to be done. Not a lot, just enough to get a false sense of accomplishment from typing something into a search bar.

So this was definitely my sort of nomination.
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Raka_Putra
10/10/19 2:05:09 AM
#358:


Yeah, Japanese soundtrack of Digimon is dope. Kouji Wada is a legend.

Fluttershy_Pony posted...
I had a dream where I was Kari once. I was in a forest in the Digital World, playing with my new friend--a rather large Yanmamon; for you non-fans, think of a gigantic dragonfly that's typically portrayed as evil and you've got it. But this one was adorable! He was so cuddly, he loved nuzzling and being hugged, and was just the sweetest thing ever. I think I was the only one who wasn't afraid of him and assured him that he was definitely cute.

Aww that's adorable.
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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 12:09:11 PM
#359:


I'll look at those Virtual Idol links later, around the point I get to those Mandroid ones.

And so we come to the top 70. It's an important milestone.

1: That means we're only a week away from the end.

and more importantly

2: We've reached the next-to-last big step in point increases! While we'll likely be here for quite a while, all of these songs just barely missed the top tier and should be commended for getting as close as they did.



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#70 [#220]:

Name: The Christmas Song
Origin: Pokmon Christmas Bash (Orig. Nat King Cole; Arr. "Team Rocket")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbDdRaRXrQ" data-time="


Nominator: Placeee (1/15)

(4, 4, 6.5 [later upgraded to a 9])

[Ill see your Pokemon Christmas Album and raise with Bugs and Friends Sing Elvis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-aVlYmh2qs&list=PLZFWLkzOBWajtXxOpCa9PMnIcKaRydPFj&index=4

More seriously, I want to like thisI absolutely adore songs performed by fictional characters and I like Team Rocket, but I hate Christmas music and this doesnt do enough to differentiate itself from the original song. Like, with the Spiderverse Christmas album, there were changed lyrics and bits of comedy in the songs themselvesMiles begging the audience to give him funding for his web fluid, Peter as a failing lounge singer annoying MJbut after the intro, this song is just some voice actors singing a song I hate. I think the only lyric change was "Reindeer" to "Stantler", which is cute, but not cute enough. You get a bunch of bonus points for general concept and singing villains, but theres a limit on how far personal bias alone can carry you.]

Uhh...past me, you do realize pesonal bias is THE ONLY CRITERIA, right? If I wanted to go "Song has Meowth, ten million points awarded", there is literally nothing stopping me?

*ears twitch as she considers moving this song into first place specifically to spite past Raetsel*

Ehhhh... it's awfully tempting, but I guess I don't actually want to do that.

...well maybe not first place, but we can give this a 9, can't we?

Also you have no idea how much I wanted to squeal when you listed it as being by Team Rocket instead of listing the voice actors names. Like I know you don't really get me (no one in this dimension could), but you kinda get me, ya know?

[Final Thoughts: As much as I love Meowth, it's actually James that carries the song as far it went. He just sounds like he's having so much fun with it and never fails to make me laugh. I never make it through the second verse without at least smiling.

But, I really don't like Christmas music--it's cute, it's funny, it's amusing, and it makes it so close to the end... but top 70 is as far as it's getting.]

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And then no one was able to contact Placeee again. Was he a ghost? Or is it because that's not how you spell his name and he has no reason to respond to it?

My money is on "Ghost".


In Memorium

Lowest Ranked Song: Technopolis (273rd Place)

Highest Ranked Song: The Christmas Song (70th Place)



When you mentioned liking unique songs (or abnormal songs, or however you put it), I was incredibly excited to dive into your list. I fully expected my complaint to be that the list was either too normal or that it took too long to get to the weirdness... but your highest ranked song was one of the most normal and nothing makes sense anymore.
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Place
10/10/19 2:04:39 PM
#360:


In any case, I hope the selections were at least worth your time as I made a careful effort to curate things representing different facets of my taste. I feel better about that than if I'd simply pushed on your weak spots to 'win' or whatever else. These threads are about the music first for me, and I'm happy to see that some of these artists piqued your interest beyond the first impression, which is all I can really ask for!

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 3:06:43 PM
#361:


Everything's worth my time and, as I've said, things would be quite dull if only things I liked were nominated.



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#69 [#11]:

Name: Art of the Dress
Origin: My Little Pony
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2s1I_U8xSw" data-time="


Nominator: Raka (6/15)

(10, 10, 9)

[Im a bit surprised you were the only one to take the obvious route... though can I really get away with placing it this high up the list? Were looking at a possible top 10 finish for a song I already loved for years... whatever. Its my topic and if I want to put Ponies at the top of the list, thats what Ill do. Right. Just be confident and remember that the only criteria is what I want, we all knew it going in, so this is fine. It is perfectly fine that Im doing this.]

While it would be perfectly fine to do so, I think this is just too familiar. It may be the most popular song from the show--or at least I think it was? Like I said, I was never part of the community and I'm a few years behind, so there's a slim chance it's been replaced by something newer and shinier these days--and inspired the endless 20% cooler memes, and I do love it... just not in the mood for it right now.

[Final Thoughts: I still love the song, but I find myself loving other songs more at the moment.]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 3:10:48 PM
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#68 [#29]:

Name: Wolf Totem
Origin: The HU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc" data-time="


Nominator: Murphiroth (5/15)

(8.5, 9.5, 9)

[I really enjoyed this, but dont feel like talking about it right now; its quite late at the time Im listening to this and I need a break.]

I know they don't identify as animals or shapeshifters, but some of those lyrics make me wish this was literally about a shapeshifter war--with the "if you come as snakes, we'll become birds" it's actually pretty easy to read the song that way.

Part of me wants to give the song a 10 purely for that sort of image, but it's just not very exciting. For a metal song, it's really rather quiet and the chorus of HU HU HU HU HU HU HU HU is not as intimidating as they seem to wish it was.

Also, isn't it kinda weird that we have two songs referencing Genghis Khan? Especially songs that are so different?

[Final Thoughts: If this were louder, it'd work as a wrestler's theme. I can just picture someone posing as fireworks go off and the audience starts the HU HU HU HU chant.

As usual, this is another song that's better than I make it sound. I love the choice of imagery here and the repeated animal metaphors, and how easy it is to imagine a magical shapeshifter war.]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 4:17:46 PM
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#67 [#137]:

Name: Cantaloop (Flip Out!)
Origin: The Manhattan Transfer (cover)
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJRJjfaFCdk" data-time="


Nominator: FL81 (1/8)

(6.5, 6.5, 9)

[Its unique, though I'm not sure how much I enjoyed it VS just appreciating it for being unique.]

Well researching this song was a trip. A vocal jazz cover of a rap song that was performed over a classic jazz song? That was an...interesting musical trip back through time.

I like it, but neither the lyrics or background music make me think of anything in particular or spark a connection. It's not like anything else I can recall hearing so that's neat.

Also, I really wasn't prepared for this song the first time. Since you opened your post with an apology for nominating "weeb" music, I was expecting...uhh...not this?

..also that singer's voice gets a bit too high-pitched at the end. Still good though.

[Final Thoughts: I've listened to this for fun a few times since it's so different, but I always stop when I get to the outro. I just don't like the vocalizations in that part.]

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Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. FL81 stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished...

In Memorium

Lowest Ranked Song: Flutter the Dovecotes! (244th Place)

Highest Ranked Song: Cantaloop (67th Place)



Regardless of what you said when nominating, I found your list to be quite varied actually. In no particular order:

I don't think I'd even heard the words "vocal jazz" before I tried to learn what genre Cantaloop even was. It was an entirely new genre for me and a very interesting variant on a rap song, so I've gone back to listen to it quite a few times for fun already (even if it didn't pay off with a perfect score).

Echoes into the Coffin & Haien Idea gave me a look at a different style of music, with interesting stories (well, what I managed to decipher was interesting at any rate)

An avant-garde metal song that is both more avant-garde and better than anything I found when I was trying to research the genre last year.

One of the more interesting experiences from an instrumental song.

And you did so while using only a little over half your available nominations.
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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 5:17:47 PM
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#66 [#141]:

Name: Jinrui Mina Senpai
Origin: Azuma Lim
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtlDHnWgGeM" data-time="


Nominator: UF8 (9/15)

(7, 6, 7 [later raised to 7.5 ; and then to a 9 here.])

[My first thought is that is probably going to tie with ChuChuChu.]

Very cute character (I like the earring for her cat ear hood, for some reason), cute video, cute song... but not the cutest in any of those categories and I'm not the biggest fan of the whole school asthetic it's got going on (or particular into that whole Kohai/Senpai thing in general).

...might be ranked a bit too low, I'll have to think about this again before the ranking is finalized.

[LATER: Definitely cute enough to be worth an extra half a point.]

[EVEN LATER: Or two extra points, who is counting at this point?]

[Final Thoughts: Again, decidedly better than I made it sound. Also did I mention how cute the video was enough times?]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 5:21:29 PM
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#65 [#251]:

Name: Moana Medley
Origin: Voice Play feat. Rachel Potter
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nM5JZ6DL_U" data-time="


Nominator: Raka (5/15)

(2, 3, 6.3 [later upgraded to a 9])

[Medleys are in a difficult place. Unless they do something really different than the originals, they tend to rapidly devolve into a list of songs Id rather be listening to.

I didnt recall the first song, so hey, its practically new...oh, its over.

The longing for a life that is forbidden! I may not be into water, but I can kinda relate to...oh, its over.

Hey, its some guy pretending to be The Rock pretending to be a God while singing a Lin-Manuel Miranda song! Oh, it ended before I could even type that.

Shiny! A villain song by a non-human antagonist? And its a song I referenced last topic (some song title reminded me of Shiny, to a point that I could never recall what song I was supposed to listen to). Oh, the callbacks and the glorious inhumanness of it all... oh bother, were already onto the next...

Its quite exhausting and I wish you had nominated any of them by themselves. As it is, I just want to lie down, listen to the actual soundtrack, and forget about this.]

1: Looking back now, I can say that I definitely prefer whoever is singing Shiny in this video over the original. So that gives some bonus points.

2: Apparently my love of villain songs trumps my dislike of crabs, so I suppose I owe you for that personal discovery. Not that I think knowing this detail about myself will help in any way, it is way too specific a detail to ever come up outside of this one specific topic, but it's still legally defined as a self-rese...self-resolu...

...give me a sec, I'll figure out how to pronounce and spell that word in a second. Revelation! Self-Revelation, yes. A pointless one, but revelation none-the-less.

[Late Edit: Actually I think realization was the word I was going for back there. Self-realization.]

3: I may wish it had the full versions of the songs, but the renditions of How Far I'll Go and Shiny are worth...8-ish points? So even with my disappointment, that still puts this song well beyond where I originally had it.

[Later Edit: Let's take this up to a 9 for a bit. The more I think about it, the more I think I like these renditions of the songs better than the originals (other than the short length) and that should be worth something.]

[Even Later Edit: This isn't the highest increase in placement from Beta to final list, but it's still a very substantial one.]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 6:45:40 PM
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#64 [#49]:

Name: Tor (Remix)
Origin: Iji/Robotaki
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU3d3FDIjRI" data-time="


Nominator: Shonen_Bat (2/8)

(6.5, 8, 9)

[The opening was amazing. I could feel it resonating... then the main part started, broke the effect, and I lost interest. To its credit, the song does have different phases to itI like the concept, the blending of old and new, and some parts of the song are great.]

A technically impressive song, though one I'm not always able to properly connect with and I still find the shift from the beautiful intro to the actual song to be a bit jarring--the shifts between the regular and more mechanical sections of the song can also be jarring at times, but that's obviously intentional.

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Running with the night

DireKrow
paulg
darkx
cakophon
Flamander
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#63 [#50]:

Name:Another Day
Origin: RENT
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidzfBu-cJY" data-time="


Nominator: Raka (4/15)

(7.5, 8, 9)

[It starts off very strong, but I wish it ended sooner. Theres not really anything new happening during the outro. Still a very good song.]

It's a nice song--I had low expectations as I wasn't a fan of whatever Rent song was at Se7en's topic (which must have dropped quite early as I really only listened to the bottom hundred songs or so), but this is an improvement over...

*notices that the song in question was literally this song*

....Oookayyy... this is starting to get uncomfortable now.

*later*

A few plausible theories:

1: I don't think the version I saw at Se7en's topic had the actors and it's possible the performance helped that much.

2: I tried to look up information on Rent to get context for the song originally and it was a bit too serious for my liking; this time I was more familiar and prepared.

3: As much as my rankings fluctuate moment to moment, there's no point in attempting to assign any logic to anything in the first place.

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Shonen_Bat
10/10/19 6:59:24 PM
#367:


Awh. Oh well, I know that song isn't all that special beyond just being a pretty good song.

...Your Reality was the song of mine I expected to do the worst, and here it is as my last song left. Hope it can keep it up for awhile.
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FL81
10/10/19 7:20:11 PM
#368:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
Also, I really wasn't prepared for this song the first time. Since you opened your post with an apology for nominating "weeb" music, I was expecting...uhh...not this?

Thought I'd throw in a little surprise lol
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IhatethisCPU
10/10/19 7:24:57 PM
#369:


....Okay, gonna be honest, I'm kinda shocked the mash-up is in at this point considering what's out and what else is still in. ...Mostly because I 'made' it, if you can call just using rave.dj making something. It's why I tagged it as questionable to begin with. @[email protected]'
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10/10/19 7:28:05 PM
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Fluttershy_Pony posted...

Regardless of what you said when nominating, I found your list to be quite varied actually. In no particular order:

I don't think I'd even heard the words "vocal jazz" before I tried to learn what genre Cantaloop even was. It was an entirely new genre for me and a very interesting variant on a rap song, so I've gone back to listen to it quite a few times for fun already (even if it didn't pay off with a perfect score).

Echoes into the Coffin & Haien Idea gave me a look at a different style of music, with interesting stories (well, what I managed to decipher was interesting at any rate)

An avant-garde metal song that is both more avant-garde and better than anything I found when I was trying to research the genre last year.

One of the more interesting experiences from an instrumental song.

And you did so while using only a little over half your available nominations.

I'm glad my nominations had some sort of impact! Most of the random cool things I find on YouTube are VGM, and since I wanted to do something different for this topic, I kinda had to scramble to find other cool stuff I liked, while at the same time keeping it varied enough to keep things interesting.

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UF8
10/10/19 7:29:31 PM
#371:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
[My first thought is that is probably going to tie with ChuChuChu.]

I honestly expected this too. It was subject to the same issues, and well... I was already associating them with one another regardless, as the only two songs from last year on there. The scene developed considerably since then so while these were both standouts of then... That isn't really the case any more. Anyway Azulim here is... Unfortunately someone who is really not cut out to be an idol, but they've (they being CyberAgent, who don't manage anyone else save for the uma musume vtuber channel) put so much money into promoting her that she's forced to be. She went on hiatus a few months ago and it really should've stayed that way. By the way, Hidekazu Tanaka co-composed the song and it shows. Really anything from him is guaranteed to be as catchy as this.

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/10/19 9:09:01 PM
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#62 [#31]:

Name: The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows
Origin: Pure Reason Revolution
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2qzARv9JA" data-time="


Nominator: NBIceman (4/15)

(8, 9, 9)

[I don't think I understood a single line in the entire song, and I don't know that the two halves went together perfectly, but it was an enjoyable trip anyway.]

Song is definitely in the top 10 most unique songs on the list, but for better or worse, I have absolutely no clue what any of it meant. They're just screaming about Greek mythology, severed heads, disassembled killers, and prolifiic veins. I'm at a point where I don't know if there even is any meaning in this or if they're just stringing random words together.

Some days I love that effect and this song would get an incredibly high placement; sometimes, I find it to just be exhausting. Right now, it's a bit between both extremes--a decent placement, neither as high or as low as it may have gotten.

[Final Thoughts: No matter how many times I listen to this, I have a really hard time making out almost anything without having a set of lyrics in front of me. Not saying that's bad, but this is a song that demands complete attention and is occasionally draining as a result. Which is great when that's what I want, but...not right this second, unfortunately.]

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#61 [#35]:

Name: Let Her Cry
Origin: Hootie & The Blowfish
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aVHLL5egRY" data-time="


Nominator: dragon (6/10)

(9, 9, 9)

[A song Ive kept on multiple mp3 players and playlists. I was hoping for new songs, but this is still an old favorite and I cant rank it too low.]

Still love the song, but I feel like this is as high up the list as I want to take it. It's not quite as played out for me as something like "Sound of Silence", but it's still something I listen to on a regular basis and have for years.

[Final Thoughts: A peg above most other songs that I was already obsessed with.]

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10/10/19 9:25:35 PM
#373:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
Still love the song, but


Stipe's not far behind?
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10/10/19 9:47:22 PM
#374:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
While it would be perfectly fine to do so, I think this is just too familiar. It may be the most popular song from the show--or at least I think it was?

I think The Smile Song is a bit more popular since it's more...accessible? It stands on its own better since the context/message is more generic (not too say it's bad). And of course the opening/main theme is always popular.

But yeah, I love Rarity. And Fluttershy too, but Tabitha St. Germain's accent is just too good.

Have you seen the bishoujo figures for the Mane Six? They're the bomb.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0318/2649/products/51NKqYPTZML._AC_SL1000_large.jpg?v=1570169518

Fluttershy_Pony posted...
Later Edit: Let's take this up to a 9 for a bit. The more I think about it, the more I think I like these renditions of the songs better than the originals (other than the short length) and that should be worth something.

Yay!
I mean, I probably still prefer some of the original songs to this rendition, but medleys like these are nice too since they're like highlights...a sampler platter if you will. And with the little rearrangements and stuff, they don't just cover the songs outright but they make the songs their own. <3

Fluttershy_Pony posted...

1: I don't think the version I saw at Se7en's topic had the actors and it's possible the performance helped that much.

2: I tried to look up information on Rent to get context for the song originally and it was a bit too serious for my liking; this time I was more familiar and prepared.

3: As much as my rankings fluctuate moment to moment, there's no point in attempting to assign any logic to anything in the first place.

Perhaps it's a mix of the three. Still, I'm glad you like it!
I really like the contrast between the edgy rock-pop bits and the gentle, wholesome chorus bits.
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10/11/19 12:37:00 AM
#375:


Huh, don't think I've heard anyone talk about the Smile song before. I wouldn't say it's bad, but it's just too...happy.

And I hadn't seen that figure before. Neat! I mostly kept up with the cheap merchandise that would be on shelves, but never looked into the higher end collectibles.
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10/11/19 1:11:07 AM
#376:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
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#68 [#29]:

Name: Wolf Totem
Origin: The HU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc" data-time="


Nominator: Murphiroth (5/15)

(8.5, 9.5, 9)

[I really enjoyed this, but dont feel like talking about it right now; its quite late at the time Im listening to this and I need a break.]

I know they don't identify as animals or shapeshifters, but some of those lyrics make me wish this was literally about a shapeshifter war--with the "if you come as snakes, we'll become birds" it's actually pretty easy to read the song that way.

Part of me wants to give the song a 10 purely for that sort of image, but it's just not very exciting. For a metal song, it's really rather quiet and the chorus of HU HU HU HU HU HU HU HU is not as intimidating as they seem to wish it was.

Also, isn't it kinda weird that we have two songs referencing Genghis Khan? Especially songs that are so different?

[Final Thoughts: If this were louder, it'd work as a wrestler's theme. I can just picture someone posing as fireworks go off and the audience starts the HU HU HU HU chant.

As usual, this is another song that's better than I make it sound. I love the choice of imagery here and the repeated animal metaphors, and how easy it is to imagine a magical shapeshifter war.]

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To be fair they are Mongolian so two songs about Genghis Khan shouldn't be too weird!
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10/11/19 12:14:03 PM
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#60 [#24]:

Name: Inochi ni Kirawarete iru. (cover)
Origin: Enma Ruri
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5DrC8q_9Lk" data-time="


Nominator: UF8 (8/15)

(Unranked, Unranked, 9)

[This is probably getting a good placement, but I dont think I want to deal with lyrics this serious right now.]

I like how people are somewhat split on how depressing the end of the song is. I took it as fairly optimistic--life sucks and everyone's going to die, but she wants you to keep surviving anyway ("If youll have lived on then thats all I need") and is practically begging you to live by the end.

But there's the other take, that "living frantically" isn't a good thing and... well honestly I don't care to continue down that road.

At any rate, this version of the song is much better than the original--something about what they did to Miku's voice makes the original fairly painful to listen to. Or maybe I've just gotten use to this version of the song, so it sounds off with other singers. Either way. Decent voice, decent character design, song is...on the upper end of songs that deal with people wanting to die? I mean, this is a pretty high placement for a song that opens with the singer directly admitting they wouldn't care if they died.

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#59 [#13]:

Name: We Forgot We Were Human
Origin: Dirt Poor Robins
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTqI7vkb6E" data-time="


Nominator: NBIceman (3/15)

(9.5, 10, 9)

[Great song. Good story, unique style, quality vocals. Just well done all around.]

Of course as this song is one part of a trilogy of concept albums (with an, as far as I can tell, unreleased graphic novel as well), I'm sure there's a lot I'm missing. I can't decide if I want to commmit to listening to more of their songs or not... I did try the first song of Part 3 and it didn't grab me the way this one did. Also, three albums is asking quite a lot.

...Though this song may justify trying to find another one as good...maybe.

Either way: I know this is a villain song and they're being sarcastic, but I can really get into that chorus for obvious reasons.

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10/11/19 3:25:03 PM
#378:


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#58 [#37]

Name: Americans
Origin: Janelle Monae
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POZNheF-KdY" data-time="


Nominator: Hannyabal (8/15)

(8, 9, 9)

[The subject matter is too heavy to really enjoy, but I cant really find any fault in it.]

1: After criticizing Futures for failing to take any specific political stance and Only Child for only making a political comment in one almost arbitrary line, it's nice to have a song actually go all in with its messaging.

2: I like this a lot more than her self-love anthem "I Like That" that got nominated last year. I actually almost didn't recognize her, but this time her name clicked when I read it.

3: I'm surprised by how well that sermon sampled in the song actually works; besides the refreshing bluntness of the speech, Sean McMillan seems to have a lot of charisma. There aren't a lot of things I could be less interested in than a Pastor's sermon interrupting things, but here, it really just works wonderfully.

4: She seems like a pretty good person too and I think I might be interested in checking out her earlier work? I haven't read into it too much, but I hear something about more sci-fi leanings in the earlier stuff, which has my attention. Particularly since the only two songs of hers I've heard are basically the exact opposite?

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10/11/19 3:37:47 PM
#379:


Another point where I don't want to cut anything... enhancing the scores makes it a bit easier to deal with, so let's go to... 9.3 for a bit.



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#57 [#19]:

Name: Chikanikai no Resistance
Origin: Misoshita (poemcore tokyo) feat. world's end girlfriend
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqqiv6NbXaA" data-time="


Nominator: UF8 (7/15)

(8, 9.6, 9.3)

[I cant decipher any of this, but Im pretty sure I like it.]

I can almost get the first verse--something about killing your feelings and working in a factory for ten years, it seems direct enough even with Google Translate turning it into gibberish--but one of the most important parts keeps getting translated as "second basement".

Trying to check people's comments, you get things about people wishing to see Misoshita become the second basement or that his darkness brings salvation to his comrades in the second basement, and I know that's not right.

...Though I don't think you'll ever find a stronger endorsement for someone's work than "his darkness is salvation". But I digress.

Even without a good grasp on the meaning, I feel I'm still able to connect with the song on some level. Like enough of the emotions come through, even without being able to grasp the meaning? I think.

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10/11/19 3:46:19 PM
#380:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
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#58 [#37]

Name: Americans
Origin: Janelle Monae
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POZNheF-KdY" data-time="


Nominator: Hannyabal (8/15)

(8, 9, 9)

[The subject matter is too heavy to really enjoy, but I cant really find any fault in it.]

1: After criticizing Futures for failing to take any specific political stance and Only Child for only making a political comment in one almost arbitrary line, it's nice to have a song actually go all in with its messaging.

2: I like this a lot more than her self-love anthem "I Like That" that got nominated last year. I actually almost didn't recognize her, but this time her name clicked when I read it.

3: I'm surprised by how well that sermon sampled in the song actually works; besides the refreshing bluntness of the speech, Sean McMillan seems to have a lot of charisma. There aren't a lot of things I could be less interested in than a Pastor's sermon interrupting things, but here, it really just works wonderfully.

4: She seems like a pretty good person too and I think I might be interested in checking out her earlier work? I haven't read into it too much, but I hear something about more sci-fi leanings in the earlier stuff, which has my attention. Particularly since the only two songs of hers I've heard are basically the exact opposite?

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Yeah, Americans is probably more of an outlier than I Like That is and by far the most overtly political song in the library. That being said, shes a pretty experimental artist in a lot of ways. Its technically still pop music i guess, but usually incorporates some other style - jazz, gospel, punk, soul, etc.

The Electric Lady would be the album with the sci-fi vibes, though I prefer the newer album Dirty Computer (which both Americans and I Like That are from). I havent listened to the album before The Electric Lady.
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TheArkOfTurus
10/11/19 4:27:39 PM
#381:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
4: She seems like a pretty good person too and I think I might be interested in checking out her earlier work? I haven't read into it too much, but I hear something about more sci-fi leanings in the earlier stuff, which has my attention. Particularly since the only two songs of hers I've heard are basically the exact opposite?


I nominated something from her first EP (Sincerely, Jane) in the last topic. (You ranked it 145th out of 200.)
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10/11/19 4:34:29 PM
#382:


TheArkOfTurus posted...
Fluttershy_Pony posted...
4: She seems like a pretty good person too and I think I might be interested in checking out her earlier work? I haven't read into it too much, but I hear something about more sci-fi leanings in the earlier stuff, which has my attention. Particularly since the only two songs of hers I've heard are basically the exact opposite?


I nominated something from her first EP (Sincerely, Jane) in the last topic. (You ranked it 145th out of 200.)


Ah, sorry about that. I don't think I ever noticed she did both songs before... I'm not very observant.
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10/11/19 5:10:56 PM
#383:


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#55 [TIE] [#61]:

Name: Kaze Ni Nare
Origin: Ayumi Nakamura
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHmAv3FVHbU" data-time="


Nominator: CPU (3/10)

(5, 8, 9.3)

[I want to like it, but Im not a fan of the singers voice.]

During one of my days off, I turned to Spotify to check my Discover Weekly section to find what new songs it felt I should be listening to. Take a break from the list and refresh my opinions by listening to unrelated songs. This song was at the top of Spotify's list.

...That algorithm knows too much.

Either way, I have no idea what happened the first time I listened to this. It may not be my favorite singer, and he's not exactly hot blooded enough to fully sell the chorus--a true warrior needs a voice that will shake the heavens and strike terror into the hearts of the Gods themselves!!--but it deserves a lot of points for being a perfect theme for any HOT BLOODED ANIME WARRIOR; Kenshiro, Domon, other people probably though at this point I'd just start talking about any character from the Super Robot Wars series with access to the Hot Blooded spell because I haven't seen that many HOT BLOODED anime.

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#55 [TIE] [#57 {TIE}]:

Name: You Kill Me (In a Good Way)
Origin: Sleeping With Sirens
Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/58dRar8dH64xLu0Nw339wJ?si=9W26I3OVR4m3HaFvCZTlcg

Nominator: Bane (4/15)

(8.3, 8, 9.3)

[Im pretty sure I want to hear more from this band.]

It's another song dealing with depression, but in a far more optimistic way.

You've done enough and you are enough.
Let's fall asleep tonight,
I'll hold you close and show you you're not broken


Is probably the sweetest verse I've ever heard and is worth quite a few points. Yet, inexplicably it ties with HOT BLOODED JAPANESE WRESTLING because there is no way I'm putting either song above the other. Like, there's nothing in common to serve as a point of comparison, nor a significant difference in quality for one to definitively win. This is emotional and touching, the other one makes me think of GIANT ROBOTS making things EXPLODE with SHEER WILLPOWER. It's basically a coin flip which I'm going to prefer on any given day.

...I know I should talk more about the actual song itself, but I'm not coming up with anything right now.

[LATER EDIT: I think this is the only song that was tied on both the beta list & the final list (though it was to two different songs, obviously). That's kinda interesting.]

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10/11/19 6:41:02 PM
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#54 [#132]:

Name: Trielaughterer
Origin: Questionable mash-up
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94X_Z4MvoMQ" data-time="


Nominator: CPU (2/10)

(6, 6.5, 9.3)

[They actually go together pretty well, much better result than I ever got from my brief time messing with it.]

As I've said many times before, I like chaos in music. Playing multiple songs like this is rather calming; neither song is so loud as to overpower the other and they somehow go together fairly well, while still sounding a bit unnatural (unnatural being good).

I don't like the abrupt end on the song, though there's not a lot you could have done about it; that's just how Rave is usually. All in all, it was a good experience, a good choice of songs to combine, and a good nomination. Yay.

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10/11/19 6:42:57 PM
#385:


Honestly was shocked You Kill Me got as far as it did on here, very cool. You should check out their other stuff yea, they get poppier as each album goes on basically until their newest one that came out this year, they kind of went back more towards rock since the album before that was like suuuuper poppy and they didnt dig it as much.

And my 4 remaining songs are basically the ones I thought would hit the best so I'm content with that
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10/11/19 7:19:22 PM
#386:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
#60 [#24]:

Name: Inochi ni Kirawarete iru. (cover)
Origin: Enma Ruri

Glad it made it this far, and also glad the cover itself got acknowledged. Ruri here has been an extreme underdog among virtual singers from the start, and that's likely never going to change. Starting off as part of a 5-man unit known as the Uragaku Broadcasting Club, they were primarily based on a standalone virtual livecasting smartphone app known as REALITY. All their models are actually just from that program. She was the only one with the knowhow to actually make videos out of that, and as a result, the project died after about 8 months with their group channel having only gained around 320 subscribers and few videos. Ruri was one of only three who chose to continue activities, and one of only two who had established a solo channel on youtube at the time. Since she still depends on her REALITY avatar, she apparently edits all her videos herself on her iPad, so it's all a pretty grassroots approach.

You probably already know this, but this isn't exactly an unpopular song to cover. It's almost indisputably the most popular song from Kanzaki Iori (who nowadays is Kaf's producer) and even among vtubers there are at least 20 different covers out there with over 100k views and high praise. So me picking this one was a rather biased decision to say the least, but also pretty justifiable I feel? She's pretty great at changing pitch and this cover specifically reflected that really well. Also it was the first cover she uploaded after I subscribed to her channel, so there was that too. At the time, she only had around 90 subs, and I only found her because she had just been added to the newcomer category on a tracker website.

Even when I nominated it though, she was still only sitting around 370ish though. Since then, she got really fortunate to arrange an exclusive collab game stream with Fukuyamaster (who, I dunno if you've noticed, but he has around 86k subs so he's basically worlds apart) and a couple of others. Even that ended up demonstrating how humble her basic channel was, as they spent around 20 minutes having to figure out who was causing echo to come through on their discord call. But anyway yeah thanks to that, and also a submission to a song cover contest hosted by some other major vtubers, her channel has grown by about 200 subs since then, which is a minor miracle.

Oh yes, she's also still active on REALITY itself. Generally her streams on there garner up to 60 viewers, which really isn't too shabby for an unknown platform with maybe 3k users. It's actually a really easy to use platform. Simply having the app means making an avatar for yourself and then you can just stream with that, so it's easy to see why it's used, even if the streams aren't archived in any capacity. It also means most of her fans are virtual streamers themselves. Technically even I am now that I tested it, even if nobody watched. Due to how basic it is though, "streams" generally amount to glorified one-way skype calls, though viewers get to mess around by sending gifts (cosmetics) on stream. Ruri really embraces a lot of this stuff in pretty fun ways. People might put a moustache on her and she'll talk or sing in a low pitch until it wears off a few minutes later. Stuff like that.

Anyway if it's not obvious, she's probably my favourite, so of course I have other videos to rec. She actually posts covers on a weekly basis and it never ceases to amaze me what she does with them. The one I picked is hardly even a standout, even if it's probably still in my top 3 vtuber covers of that song (there have been a few extremely good ones since noms that even my bias can't overlook, including one from Kaf herself)

Anyway oops i filled this post too much so other recs in the next one
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10/11/19 7:19:51 PM
#387:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vaCzuxKOEQ" data-time="
this one won a minor video contest, in the music category
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1yXeWvGweM" data-time="
this one came dead last in that recent contest i mentioned (it was determined by fans, and she had by far the least followers, so...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rkwqPOPiM" data-time="

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnaALctj_8" data-time="

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZuXqdXHqXY" data-time="
this one was posted just last night so eh why not
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10/11/19 8:04:35 PM
#388:


Bane_Of_Despair posted...
And my 4 remaining songs


That should be 3, right? I think you may have missed Futures in post #352 as, IIRC, that's the only elimination you didn't have a reaction to.



(to UF8) I appreciate the extra links about Ruri and will get to them when I get to all the other links. (I should probably start gathering those on some sort of list...)



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#53 [#67]:

(Something about driving in the night. I don't know how to properly translate it)
Origin: Tat Ming Pair
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgcdPrc8L0" data-time="


Nominator: handsomeboy (5/15)

(6.5, 8, 9.3)

[My kind of music video. I love cities at night, so honestly, I went into a bit of a trance watching the videosong was nice, but I didnt pay as much attention as I should. I just enjoyed the ride and let my memories take me back...

Lyrics are hard to pin downthe automatic translations arent entirely clear, but lines like I feel cold and frozen and reason has lost control dont paint a happy picture. Not that I was looking for happiness.]

I believe this was the only Tat Ming Pair song that I couldn't find anything about; with "1+1=14" I couldn't find any information that I couldn't figure out on my own, but I can't find anyone discussing this song in any language. There's a few scattered references to it being a very good representation of their style, with it being several people's first introduction to their music, but no one seems interested in analyzing the song at all.

...Or if they do, I can't figure out what combination of words to search for to find anything. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Turning to automatic translations results in an odd experience: It starts with lines that clearly did not translate correctly, resulting in things that are barely coherent

Lost has received a warning like I'm going to hunt storm in pestering my heart

But then it suddenly shifts to being almost disturbingly direct:

The night is flowing.
I feel cold and frozen.
I am running in my eyes.
I am lonely.
I am fooled.
I have lost my control.
I am in a mess and bump into the car.


The shift in translation, going from obscure metaphors that have lost any sense of meaning to just directly stating what an emotional mess the singer is, is one of the most jarring experiences of any song on the list (in a good way).

The effect is only increased by the inate lyrical dissonance (this feels like a catchy 80s pop song) & also the relaxing nature of the video. Without any translation, it's like "oh hey, a pleasing 80s pop song with a relaxing video". Much, much different experience with even the garbled lyrics being available which is most likely responsible for the large jump in score from the first impression to now.

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10/11/19 8:08:56 PM
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#52 [#113]:

Name: Want You In My Room
Origin: Carly Rae Jepsen
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELzgEvk31dk" data-time="


Nominator: Hannyabal (7/15)

(6, 6.5, 9.3)

[Not really into the lyrics or subject matter, but her voice isnt bad and I didnt not enjoy it. I guess thats about a 6?]

She's got a nice voice. Still not crazy for the lyrics--I can't say they're actually explicit, but they don't leave much room to try interpreting them in any other ways--but... well, I like her voice enough to make her a bit of an exception and give a decent score.

[Late Edit: ...Did I really just put a pop song about a girl singing about how she'll do it on the floor (she don't care. anymore.) over a deeply spiritual song that I actually enjoyed?

Somehow I regret everything, yet can't bring myself to flip the positions or even make it a tie.]

[Later Edit: ...Yeah this was only one space above Hymn of the Cherubim at the time it was written, but I've gone back and given it a rather large boost. I may regret that, but...eh, whatever, song is here now.]

[Final Thoughts: ...Well I stand by moving the song up this far.]

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10/11/19 8:11:51 PM
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#51 [#138]:

Name: Hammerman Opening Theme
Origin: Hammerman (1991)
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-lAAwOyv14" data-time="


Nominator: paulg (1/15)

(2.5, 6, 9.3)

[Its kinda funny, but its already been made fun of by so many people that I have nothing to contribute.]

"So Gramps opened up the bag! And took out the magical shoes!"

Honestly, the only thing wrong with the song is how obvious a pick it is--I like comedy songs, I like cartoons, I wanted some lighter rap songs (and it doesn't get lighter than MAGICAL SHOES).

...well obvious in hindsight, I mean. It's not as obvious a choice as ponies or something, but this is very much my type of thing. Not much to say about it though. You either enjoy the pure insanity of this intro or you don't.

[Final Thoughts: On the one hand, I can kinda see why you'd be surprised by the high placement since we don't actually know each other. But as someone who

1.Loves cartoons.

2.Loves obscure things.

3.Loves joke nominations.

4.Likes finding rap songs that are light and easy to get into.

It's like...there's no way this was getting a low score.

...Except for the initial impression where it did? I think, as the write-up alluded to, I was just a bit bitter that I was going to have to do a write-up for it. Like 'everyone has already made fun of this song, there is nothing left for anyone to say anymore'... but over time, I had to admit that I was actually enjoying it. Like everything about it.

1: The absurdity of the concept.

2: The intro being so much longer than a cartoon intro needed to be.

3: MC Hammer feeling the need to not only explain where the main character got his powers (he was given magical shoes), but to explain where the previous owner got them (he was also given the magical shoes--just a long, long time ago.).

...I kinda want to know where the hip hop motown dude got the magical shoes. Did any episodes go into his backstory? And is that backstory also best summed up as "he was given the magical shoes"? And if so, who gave them to him and where did they get them? Have these magical shoes been passed down since the dawn of time? I am very invested in this story.

The sad part is that I'm not even being sarcastic right now! I would pay to hear Hammer just keep talking (TALK!) about the history of these magic shoes.

4: The background speaker who contributes absolutely nothing to the story, just shouting single words for no apparent reason. Ordering MC Hammer to TALK might be justifiable (if he hadn't already started telling the story by the time the background speaker yelled at him), but the way he felt the need to repeat Stanley's name is so...so stupid.

MC Hammer: They met a guy named Stanley.

Speaker: STANLEY!

Like I'm finding it so hard to contain my laughter right now; this song is a masterpiece and I have half a mind to move it into first place.

But... no, I think I'm happier leaving it here. Just outside the top 50. It's a harder call to make than it should be, but I'm going to let the joke die here.]

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I haven't written an elimination for paulg, but I will write it, and it'll be much better than when we had "Meow".

In Memorium

Lowest Ranked Song: Apprentice Season 7 Opening (291st Place)

Highest Ranked Song: Hammerman (51st Place)

You had a nice variety of songs and, as I love joke songs and nominations, I appreciate that you had (I think) the highest ratio of them--while Hammerman was the funniest, Belly also had a good run and I may have undervalued Zoo Song a bit.
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Bane_Of_Despair
10/11/19 8:13:49 PM
#391:


Ah shit I did miss Futures getting eliminated, lame

Well in regards to Futures, I dont agree with you on it being too restrained as to me it's going more for a hopeful "you can make a difference" while still keeping things real, thus look forward to the titled Futures. And I think that works, it doesn't HAVE to be a heavy protest song so much as just a general viewpoint
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UF8
10/11/19 8:38:19 PM
#392:


By the way, i actually did a ranking of all the hated by life itself vtuber covers shortly after noms. It actually was my #1 and i gave it an 8.5/10... But since then a bunch came out, including 2 ones that would probably be a 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwo5xt09xiM" data-time="
9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rm4A5-OHRo" data-time="
9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5hInoyU-WY" data-time="
probably also 8.5, maybe higher...

Everything outside of them and ruri i only have at an 8 at best which is why it was a straightforward decision then but not so much now. Ruri still has the best non-arranged cover at least.

Anyway,
Fluttershy_Pony posted...
#57 [#19]:

Name: Chikanikai no Resistance
Origin: Misoshita (poemcore tokyo) feat. world's end girlfriend

Misoshita (or poemcore tokyo) here has unsurprisingly had an presence before this whole fad as somewhat of a music pioneer really, but he's really come into his own since he entered the scene with his surreally grotesque model.

The song I picked is probably his most palatable and therefore arguably tame offering he has, probably thanks in no small part to the fact that the song's from world's end girlfriend, who he has worked with a couple of times, instead. This one's not his most popular one, but it is the one I feel has the most broad appeal. If you thought these Hated By Life Itself covers or that ECHO cover last post was going to be the darkest thing from these recs... Yeah no.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6824cv2YM7A" data-time="
this is

Generally i prefer the stuff he does with world's end girlfriend to Yamato Kasai because of how extreme that stuff is. Kasai's, I mean. I mean god.

This here is the actual most popular song on his channel, and also the first one. You can probably tell that chikanikai no resistance is somewhat of a spiritual successor to it, especially in terms of visuals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VeCXCZRmlA" data-time="


It's actually been covered by Osanai Mei, noted surreal upd8 member who hasn't come up yet, so I'll refrain from sharing that. They've also collaborated directly. I was certain he would also end up joining upd8 because of that, but that never came to fruition. I'm not sure if it was because he wanted to remain indie, or they deemed him to be an actual psychopath that would damage the brand, either is plausible.

Oh yeah, the last song he did with world's end girlfriend was actually another followup to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0TohLX47qo" data-time="


Now hopefully there aren't any more before the top 50. There were other ones I would've liked to share but I've already posted more than i probably should... EDIT: phew. Still, sorry for the spread linkdump
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GameBopAdv
10/11/19 9:12:16 PM
#393:


Fluttershy_Pony posted...
1.Loves cartoons.

2.Loves obscure things.


Oh hey nice, obscure cartoons about animals are extremely my kind of thing. Probably don't really know any with amazing theme songs but just getting into obscure animal animations themselves I could probably go on for a while

Also hey top 50 time now cool
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10/12/19 3:51:36 AM
#394:


I dont exactly understand the driving song either. Probably its about losing direction in life, going out to search for a purpose, and not finding any answers. Not necessarily depression, but still lost, lonely and confused
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10/12/19 12:27:32 PM
#395:


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#50 [#38]:

Name: Houkago no Dance Floor
Origin: somunia
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgl7MIB1p5A" data-time="


Nominator: UF8 (6/15)

(8, 9, 9.3)

[Catchy and fun.]

Well presumably. My attempts to translate the song went nowhere, so I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the song was secretly tragic or something.

After school dance floor
Shake the skirt
Even if beaten
Pretend not to notice


Like, I'm not sure how that line should have been translated, but that could easily be something depressing. Actually hard to read that as anything non-tragic to be honest, though it could still just be Google's usual gibberish. Who knows? For now, I'm just going to accept that it sounds like a fun song and avoid digging any further. </.<

[Final Thoughts: On my last attempt to find anything related to this song, I found her song, "Connected World" almost by accident. Wasn't looking for it, but it was one of the top results and had a GameBoy inspired thumbnail, so I had to click it.

Hard to say where it would have finally ended up, but my first impression would be somewhere in the 10s--probably towards the middle of that final group? Great song and very personally relevant, but still unlikely to steal first place. Still, it was very much worth searching for her to find such an outstanding track, so thank you for indirectly leading me to it?]

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/12/19 2:11:21 PM
#396:


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#49 [#56]:

Name: Bloody Rain
Origin: Fuki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRarw9Ysmd8" data-time="


Nominator: Murphiroth (4/15)

(7, 8, 9.3)

[Ha, I was kinda waiting and hoping for you to enter something with her again. I still wouldn't say I'm really a fan, but shes not bad and the lyrics are interesting enough that Im glad this isnt an instrumental track. Still... that violin might be the best part...]

Violin is still great, though I'd say the absolute best part ofthe song is the first verse. Singing about darkness painting over the ominous light while flourishing that cape, she has all the makings of a vampire queen and/or final boss fight. Absolutely spectacular.

The other verses weren't able to live up to the high expectations from the initial greatness. They were never bad, of course, but not 10/10 like the first one. Though the latter part of the song does have more violin playing, so it probably evens out in the end anyway.

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/12/19 3:51:03 PM
#397:


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#48 [#16 {TIE}]

Name: Pure Data algorithmic composition in 5 limit just intonation
Origin: acreil
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_4zr0Qk6o0" data-time="


Nominator: Mycro (3/15)

(Meep Morp, 9.7, 9.3)

[This song is way out of my league. I have no music education, so I can barely parse the description as being words. Its also really long and the beginning is so dull that I wanted to give it a 0... but it did get a lot better and I enjoyed it, but its so long and complicated... I cant decide on a score for it. I give it an official rank of Meep Morp and will decide where that places later.

But that outro is definitely a 10. The song is part 0, part 10, and ten minutes of meep morp.

...Ohhh, right, Peridot from Steven Universe! Thats where I got Meep Morp from... this song kinda feels like her, somehow. It's weird, but good, I think?]

*note: "Meep Morp" was determined to be a 10, around the point that "Glorfest" was determined to be about a 7 (or as I put it at the time, 'at least three points below Meep Morp'. Least, I think that's how I put it at the time. Close enough.*

I think it's because she was only able to process music as a pattern at first and was always the technological one, so a song that's literally just patterns and algorithms produced by a computer would probably be her idea of Meep Morp. It actually makes sense as a connection, at least more sense than my connections usually do, when you think about it.

But now that I understand where that train of thought came from, it and the song itself, are less mysterious. Like the first two times it put me in this weird trance, where I couldn't decipher what I was thinking or why. Now that I know, it's...well, not exactly ordinary, but not as magical as it was either. So, the score has dropped some--a high score, but not as overwhelmingly high as it was the first two times.

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Fluttershy_Pony
10/12/19 5:13:47 PM
#398:


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#46 [TIE] [#28]:

Name: The Dark Sentencer
Origin: Coheed and Cambria
Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/0mP3O68nZjScrbgiD9UilH?si=qsJ-CykSQ9ib87Khh1RZwA

Nominator: Bane (3/15)

(9, 9.5, 9.3)

[Pretty great and it does make me curious about the rest of the album, but I dont think the singers voice is dark and angry enough to fully sell the lyrics.]

When I think "hell-ish sci-fi prison planet", I just think of a deeper, crueler voice than this singer is capable of pulling off. Not that he isn't great, just too...happy? Or happy adjacent at any rate. I still like the band and the sci-fi twists here have my attention. I should probably look into this band more someday//==

...That was a typo when I missed the period and then also missed the backspace key, but I like the way it looks and I'm leaving it that way.

[Final Thoughts: I don't think it would have impacted the placement in any notable way, but I think I prefer the song has it was uploaded to YouTube, with the Prologue & Dark Sentencer being combined into one track. I certainly see the value in splitting them up: A ten minute runtime can feel excessive and I think most people would want to quickly get to the actual song part, but I love spoken word sections and the ambiance in the Prologue. That deep voice, the low tones of the backing music, that might be the highlight of the track.

If I was positive it would impact the score, I'd be very tempted to just use that link instead. If I found Spotify links better than YouTube, I haven't been shy about swapping them and giving the best possible score... seems rather fitting to do the reverse for at least one song. It'd arguably be cheating a bit (Prologue & Dark Sentencer are officially different tracks on the album), but my interest in giving the highest possible score would trump any hesitation over minor technicalities.

But... while it's a very nice opening that commands my full attention and does things I love, it's still not quite enough to push this to a 10 or anything. Does a great job of setting up the universe and tempting me to try the rest of the album (which as I said back at Little Shop of Horrors is all one could reasonably want from a Prologue) though.]

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Bane_Of_Despair
10/12/19 5:16:24 PM
#399:


Aw man I was really gearing that one to be a possible top 10 placement, I dont agree with your assessment of his voice needing to be deeper for it, I kind of think that would have made it more generic tbh, but glad you enjoyed the song still
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Fluttershy_Pony
10/12/19 5:16:48 PM
#400:


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#46 [TIE] [#112]:

Name: Your Reality
Origin: Doki Doki Literature Club
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAL4WMpBNs0" data-time="


Nominator: Shonen_Bat (1/8)

(4, 6.5, 9.3)

[Never played the game. Given the content warnings, it seemed best to stay away from it. Of course, the game is so popular I think I know most of it anyway... sadly, some of the twists seem like something Id love, but they probably lose their impact if you already know going in. Probably best I avoid such depressing things anyway.]

I'm probably ranking this song too highly now, but it kinda pushes a lot of my buttons. As I've said, I like songs performed by characters ; I also deeply love meta experiences and everything I know about Monika and the plot twists make this a very meta song. It's enough that I give it high marks, even though it's not technically the most impressive song and I'm only going off second-hand spoilers without having actually experienced it myself.

[Final Thoughts: Does a lot of things I love. Sounds happy on the surface, but decidedly isn't. The relative simplicity of the song helps sell it as being performed in character--it's a small touch, but I appreciate how the music and singing actually feel like something the character could do.]

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I'd make a Paranoia Agent reference for this elimination, but I only saw that series once years ago and don't recall enough to make a coherent one.

In Memorium

Lowest Ranked Song: Alice in Wonderland (216th Place)

Highest Ranked Song: Your Reality (46th Place)

A good set of nominations, though as usual I'm finding it difficult to come up with much to say. Sorry about that.
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