Board 8 > FL81 Ranks 140 Songs (Ranking Phase)

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FL81
11/21/19 3:30:45 AM
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Nomination list: https://pastebin.com/NS7NFrLY
Nomination playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGI-vEs5ZGOEOBEILA84XV6l4px_UBtgw

My long-awaited second music ranking topic is finally here! Sorry for making everyone wait so long. I got a bit caught up in other stuff in life going on and RtVGM , but now I'm determined to get this rolling.

Format is much the same as my last ranking topic, but this time I've included a little tidbit for each song on whether or not I've heard it before.

Thank you everyone who joined me for this project, and stay tuned!!
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FL81
11/21/19 3:41:27 AM
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let's do it

#140 Kim Petras - Death by Sex
Rating: 0/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @Snake5555555555 (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-GYVApMqtg

Here is one hell of a song to kick this thing off! It's pretty amazing how this manages to check the box for every element that leaves a terrible taste in my mouth. You have your standard modern pop vocals drowned out by autotune with a dull beat and repetitive, unchanging melody. I can appreciate how blatant and in-your-face the hypersexualized lyrical theming of this is, but this just sounds like every other Top 40 Pop song they play ad nauseam on the radio at work, so it's hard for me to even chuckle at this. Also my ratings are based off of the music itself, but the seizure-inducing flashing screen playing in this does it no favors. Congratulations/my condolences on last place!
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Snake5555555555
11/21/19 4:14:09 AM
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I think the song is pretty fun, like the rest of the album Kim invokes horror tropes (here we have the typical targets of slashers) in the form of pop songs from the perspective of a twisted killer psycho basically. That being said, I can definitely see why one would dislike it.


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pyresword
11/21/19 8:27:27 AM
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Tag

I wish I'd gone for the meme nom I was considering.
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PIayer_0
11/21/19 9:13:17 AM
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Aw, that wasn't so bad. The Futurama Amazonians would've appreciated it.

I wonder which direction songs tend to get bumped if you've heard them before?
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handsomeboy2012
11/21/19 9:18:15 AM
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Tag
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Bane_Of_Despair
11/21/19 9:21:26 AM
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Wooooo
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cakophon
11/21/19 11:00:10 AM
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TheArkOfTurus
11/21/19 11:23:29 AM
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Fluttershy_Pony
11/21/19 12:20:04 PM
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Tag.
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FL81
11/21/19 2:20:50 PM
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PIayer_0 posted...
Aw, that wasn't so bad. The Futurama Amazonians would've appreciated it.

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FL81
11/21/19 2:38:29 PM
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#139 Purulent - I Hate Your Dreadful Harelip
Rating: 0.3/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @rwlh (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fw0wQs8Ms0

Starting off with that ear-splitting screech, this song can go a number of ways. Okay, heavy drumbeat, this is cool and oh no. Here come the vocals. Admittedly I've never been the biggest fan of Death Metal (with a few notable exceptions), but that EURHGGEHGEHGRGHGHERHG just sounds so goofy that I can't take any of this seriously. At least with other Death Metal it can maintain the consistent brutal feel it has to it, but this ends up sounding more funny than it does heavy.
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GavsEvans123
11/22/19 2:14:59 PM
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FL81 posted...
Admittedly I've never been the biggest fan of Death Metal


Sabaton is the first of my nominations to drop confirmed!
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Haste_2
11/22/19 8:28:54 PM
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Good call on ranking Death by Sex last place.
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SuperbVEVO
11/22/19 9:39:16 PM
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Oh sick must've missed this, excited to see where my songs land
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FL81
11/23/19 2:16:51 PM
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#138 Schmoyoho - Can't Hug Every Cat
Rating: 1/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @Raka_Putra (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP4NMoJcFd4

I love cats as much as anyone else (except my roommate's cat who hates everyone), but this song just doesn't do it for me. This is strongly reminiscient of YouTube meme culture circa 2012 when everything was about Nyan Cat, Rage Comics, and slapping the Impact font onto any image you can find. So yeah, neither the humor value nor the heavily edited audio is really impressing me in any way. It just feels like a relic of a bygone era of the internet, one that I felt was a low point at that. The real cherry on top though, that gets this such a low ranking, is how shamelessly they plug their phone app at the end of the video. I could've really done without that.
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FL81
11/23/19 3:42:45 PM
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#137 STBlackST - Pootis man
Rating: 2/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @handsomeboy2012 (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM4iQn2Si-U

I don't get it. I've never played TF2 myself, so I've never really understood its fandom and its esoteric references, in-jokes, and memes. This is very short, and the melody is kinda catchy, I guess? The whole context behind any of this entirely flew over my head, so this is just kinda there. This reminds me of in high school where there'd be those situations when one of my classmates would be bawling laughing saying Hey dude, check out this hilarious song! then I'd just be standing there completely expressionless wondering why this suddenly became the subject of our conversation. Also, apparently Xarlable was involved in this to some extent (hi)
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TheArkOfTurus
11/23/19 5:34:08 PM
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Well, I was willing to listen to that entire song. I guess that does make it significantly better than the other three?

(It being 35 seconds long may have helped.)

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NFUN
11/23/19 5:37:23 PM
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https://twitter.com/Xarlable/status/1197682156128083969

xarlable must die
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FL81
11/23/19 5:45:24 PM
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#136 The Chipettes - Put Your Records On (Cover)
Rating: 2.5/10
Have I heard this before?: Yes, but not this version
Nominator: @Fluttershy_Pony (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7P19Ec5uY4

I was both excited and dismayed to see this nominated for my topic. I'm actually a fan of Corinne Bailey Rae and love the original version of this song, but man this does not stack up. The original would've placed much better. Chipmunking a song is really just the OG Nightcore. Bump the pitch up a bit and you get a fun little novelty, but this mix doesn't really add anything. It's a lot like Kidz Bop. This does score a few points from good source material, but I don't really see myself going out of the way to listen to this specific mix.
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Fluttershy_Pony
11/23/19 7:45:46 PM
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Can't say I'm surprised that was my lowest ranked song--not that I don't really like it, but I seriously doubt there are any other Chipmunk fans around these parts.

Right around the time you asked for nominations, I was thinking about how much I wanted people to give me songs they liked even if they knew I probably wouldn't like them (in the interest of trying to expand my musical horizons)... and realized I couldn't honestly ask that of other people if I were never going to be willing to offer up my personal favorites as sacrifices. For better or worse, you were the first person to open nominations to everything after I resolved to nominate a Chipettes song somewhere, so you rather got one by default.

For what it's worth, I went with this one because their voices weren't nearly as high-pitched as usual. It's rather tame compared to other offerings, so I thought it'd have the best odds of not getting an absolute zero out of the entire discography... all things considered, I'm
pleased with the result and that you were willing to listen to it at all.
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cakophon
11/25/19 1:19:39 PM
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i ironically like the chipmunks if that counts
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FL81
11/25/19 4:36:33 PM
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For what it's worth, I unironically like that one Chipmunks Christmas song that comes on every year
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FL81
11/25/19 5:19:38 PM
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#135 The Devil Wears Prada - Chemical
Rating: 2.8/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @Bane_Of_Despair (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUy6i52q4b8

This is the sort of mid-'00s Emo music that I never really quite got into. A number of my friends were into this sort of thing, so I have a bit of a nostalgia factor going on for a few of the songs in the genre, but this one doesn't really resonate with me. I like the meaning behind the lyrics in this, about how it's about battling against depression, but on that front I feel like there's a lot of other music out there that feels a lot more deep and powerful than this. Towards the end this just sounds like radio rock.
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Raka_Putra
11/25/19 6:08:58 PM
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I'm nervous but also excited at the same time...

Can't hug every cat :(

Well, it's more of a guilty pleasure song to me haha but I do rather enjoy the beat and the stupid lyrics.
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Bane_Of_Despair
11/26/19 1:59:15 AM
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Yep, figured that was the nomination that was the riskiest. Was either gonna do really well or completely miss. I very much disagree with it sounding like radio rock, radio rock is way more bland than that!
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FL81
11/29/19 1:38:01 AM
#27:


I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Also, sorry for not updating this more often

#134 DaymanOurSavior - Extreme Meme Music Mega Mashup
Rating: 3/10
Have I heard this before?: No (although I've heard a good number of the separate components of this)
Nominator: @GavsEvans123 (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aKuVAtYgv4

Continuing the trend of meme songs placing poorly, this brings us to our next song. There are parts of this that are terrible enough to land this song in dead last place, and a lot of these so-called meme songs in this I've not actually heard before. Kids these days with their newfangled internet phenomena, I tell ya. But, there are a few points in this that I felt were really cleverly done like segment in the middle with JonTron, or the part where it transitions into Snow Halation that I was really not expecting. This averages out into something I don't really like, but I appreciate its high points. If this were just the second half, I'd probably give this a much better ranking.
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FL81
11/30/19 12:30:41 AM
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#133 Sevendust - Broken Down
Rating: 3.5/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @azuarc (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DPA_lp4AJs

Back to radio rock with this one. This one gets a few more points since it kinda reminds me of a diet Linkin Park, which is a band I was never crazy for as a kid, but in the last 3 years or so actually grew an appreciation for and started getting into their stuff. I'd probably just listen to Linkin Park if I wanted to hear something that sounded like this, but if it came on the radio, I wouldn't feel immediately inclined to change the station or anything. This definitely has that distinct early/mid '00s sound, like something you'd hear from an early PS2 racing game.
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Raka_Putra
11/30/19 7:10:59 PM
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Happy belated thanksgiving!

Also, it's fine.
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FL81
12/03/19 2:24:28 AM
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#132 The Mountain Goats - Foreign Object
Rating: 4/10
Have I heard this before?: No
Nominator: @TheArkOfTurus (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNv2sY7Ge0

I get the appeal behind this one, but the humor factor wears off pretty quickly. This reminds me a whole lot of Adult Swim-style humor in its lyrical content and dry delivery. That's not really a bad thing, or rather it wouldn't be a bad thing, but at this point I've gotten kind of sick of it. Funny songs have always been kind of hit-or-miss for me, leaning more towards miss in general. The whole ironic indie folk sound isn't helping it much either.
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FL81
12/05/19 5:20:17 PM
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Another update: I'm going through some serious personal troubles right now (tl;dr I'm getting evicted and will need to vacate my current place of residency by January 6), so I won't have much time to work on this project. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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SuperbVEVO
12/05/19 7:57:50 PM
#32:


Sorry to hear that! Good luck with your situation
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Raka_Putra
12/05/19 8:58:18 PM
#33:


Oh man, sorry to hear that. Don't worry about us, take care about it first.

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Place
12/05/19 9:40:22 PM
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This thread should be the last thing on your mind. Take the time out to prepare and make the impending move as comfortable as possible.

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Haste_2
12/05/19 10:47:56 PM
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I'm just glad you get a full month to get out. Hope things go up from there.

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Bane_Of_Despair
12/05/19 10:51:39 PM
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Raka_Putra posted...
Oh man, sorry to hear that. Don't worry about us, take care about it first.


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FL81
12/09/19 1:26:25 AM
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#131 Green Day - Before the Lobotomy
Rating: 4/10
Have I heard this before?: Yes
Nominator: @Dragon66116 (5/5)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJf2PPbJeQ

Green Day has always been one of those hit-or-miss bands for me. They have a couple songs I really like, but most of their stuff I don't care much for. This falls into the latter category. The intro is pleasant enough, but then around 1:20 it just becomes another punk rock song. If anything, I find the main riff annoying (if that makes any sense). Again I count this one as '00s radio rock, but at least this one is distinctly Green Day instead of the nondescript alternative rock music of the previous entries.
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SuperbVEVO
12/09/19 7:02:37 AM
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What a title on that one lol
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