Time for reviews. Nice to know that lots of people had trouble with this title and it wasn't just me.
Abjure! - The song is still pretty funny but this recording's kind of bad. Muddy vocals, really sloppy drums, and the vocal delivery just makes the jokes feel like they fall flat. I think it would have been better if you just did an acoustic recording along the lines of how you performed it live. The breakdown at the end is just kind of weird too. I wonder how much my listening is affected by having heard the live performance and having been somewhat intoxicated during said performance.
BBABM - You might disagree but I think this sounds WAY better than the live recording. I also realize that I only voted for you in the livefight because of the promise you made (I am still waiting for it) and didn't actually remember the song during the vote. This really needs a bridge section with a kazoo or something.
Baker and LSares - sorry but those sloppily autotuned vocals are disgusting and this is an instant skip. If you're going to autotune your vocals (and you really shouldn't without a good reason) you should at least lock them to the notes that they're supposed to be instead of just letting them float around. Gross.
Billy's Little Stinko - So is the similarity in the intro vocals between this and Roymond's intentional? Or did you both get the same weirdness from a Google search? Nice and energetic, but I have trouble understanding the vocals most of the time.
Daring Front - Nice groove.
DJ Ranger Den - Why didn't you perform this at the livefight? Or did you not have it ready in time? Or was I just too drunk to remember it? Very pretty. v
EggNogAdam - This reminds me of Flaming Lips as performed by Jim of Seattle. I kind of liked it until the saxophone kicked in, and then it just turns into a mess of some sort. There's some sort of weird humor behind the arrangement and production, I suspect, but I can't quite wrap my head around it.
gizo - I like the layered looping thing. Please get a better vocal mic, or EQ your vocals better or something. Atonality works for you, at least. v
Hey it's Romer - I kept on waiting for the actual song to start but it didn't. I believe that a suitable instrumental can be a song but this is not an instrumental, it's just a bunch of loops with rambling spoken words on top that just annoy me. Sorry, it's not you, it's me, in that I don't like your entry.
Jeff Robertson - Clean enough production, dumb and obvious but well-executed pun on the title. Redneck jokes are kind of played out at this point but eh, the bar is low on this fight. v
King Arthur - Eel dolfeen?
lalabrookie - I'm not a fan of ballads with overly-emotive vocals. Also, holy disconnect between the tone of the song and the lyrical content, Batman.
Manhattan Glutton - This is like Generic Pop TV Show Theme #27. But it's well-composed, well-performed, and well-produced, all of which you have a great knack for, so v
Sockpuppet - This is what happens when you wake up at 4 in the morning with a fully-formed song in your head after having given up on the idea of coming up with a song for the livefight. Stop that.
Thanks for the frisbee - Cute, poppy, pleasant enough. v
The Uncomfortable Project - If we were still on a one-vote system I think this would get it. Reminds me of Squirrel Nut Zippers (their good stuff, not the stuff that was on the radio). Who else remembers them? Also Asylum Street Spankers. Good stuff, and exactly the right length. v
WreckdoM - Hi, WreckdoM.
I also want to vote for Roymond but he didn't enter. WTF?