UNREAL, I AM DOING REVIEWS.
Wormsweater - Hard to listen to! So shrill! Drums so loud! Great harmonies going on vocally, and junk, but like, there is a lot of kind of meandering going on. The sparese bits kind of drag, but the speedy payoff is... well, it WOULD be a payoff, it's just so shrill and, like, almost reverse mixed. All in all, I'd say there are two minutes too many in this song.
Wages - I made the comment earlier about the Black Keys, and I stand by it. A fine song, and whatnot. I like the way you play, for the most part, but there are some definite fall-apart moments, and I'm sure you know where they are. You've got a great vocal delivery, you know, most of the time, and a great voice, but 1: There's not enough going on for me to really get excited about it, 2: You could have "known it" a little more.
Tamlin Music - Hey, there's only so many possible chord progressions in the world, so I'm not gonna sweat you, as I presume a few have. Great vocal delivery. I must be in a good mood or something, because you're striking me as, like, a male Emily Haines, delivery-wise. Maybe that's a stretch, but I'm apparently guilty of it elsewhere, ba-ha, ba-ha. Rill good singin', dude, for rill. There's a couple spots in there where you're treading really heavy on "What a Wonderful World," but hey, whatevs. A little long to maintain the same, like, sonic space, you know, I could have done with a new sound at 3 mins, but I'm pretty impatient.
Somewhere off the left coast - Ha ha, remember that "just don't get it, keep it copasetic" song? That just jumps out at me in the, well, you know, the bit that sounds kind of like it. I'm a big fan of those kind of, uh, fade-in harmonies. You know what I mean. There's a "musical term" for it, but it escapes me at the moment. I'm not sold on the drums, but, whuddjagonnado. I like the bee-doo guitar at the end. Is like frosting, you know? A fine tune!
Ross Durand - Hot dog, you've got my subwoofer hoppin'. Man, this fight is featuring the shakers! I'm glad I didn't wedge them in to our song! Ha! I so much enjoy the opening sprawl, but I get a little turned off by the change, especially the 4th cord in the bit... The "big" bit is HOT, for sure. I could def have gone for a little more of that, woah-ho! Props for the BIG FAT GIANT BASS.
Raised by wolves - You already know about the lil' polyrhythm echo nonesense. I really dig the accordian harpsichord duo bit in the middle. Vocal sound is a little plain and buried in your instrumentation, and will SOMEBODY GET THE FUCKING DOOR? Ha ha, sorry. Something very Chariots of Fire era about your synth sounds. I dunno, I don't wanna slag, but it's kind of a mess, eh? I will likely enjoy the cover, if one ever comes up. (high five)
RadioFace - Dude, I fucking LOVE Metalocalypse. I feel you, man. Sold!
Paco Del Stinko - Fuck, I love it. You'se the competition in my book, dude. It's got so much going on! I really, REALLY dig the vocals! All ove 'em. I mean, i'm not really focusing on the lyrics, but the singing is so good. That little guitar lead in to the slow part, a little glimmer of, i dunno, Queen or something? It's just so on. SO ON. Ha ha, I dig it so much. So many beautiful kernels of sound. High fucking five!
Landstander - When I heard this, I thought I caught a lil' familiar something..... INDEED! Elliott Smith's 2:45am! You're totally walking all over it! This one time, I accidentally wrote Black Sabbath's "Hand Of Doom." Seriously, like, line for line.
Lack Of Sleep - A well written song is buried under this mess! That is one of the worst guitar sounds ever! BUT those vocal harmonies are so fucking cash money fabulous, Especially the "big mistake" bit. I really want to hear those kick ass drums a little louder. I mean, This is another example of an inside-out mix, to me.
Klownhole - Well, I've got you beat, by the numbers, dude. I am so far away from into this. I DO like the 70's game show synth, but I am so sick of the word paradise, mo hey. I guess the music is ok, but... I dunno, the whole thing is kind of a mess, and fucking a, 'PARADISE!" You know what you did.
Jim Tyrrell - you are a super talented guy. "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone." - That is the closes I can come to placing that vocal melody. It super rubs me like it's something I've heard, but whateves. The chorus seems so jarring to me. Every time I listen to the song, I get stumped trying to anticipate the chorus. It just seems like such a jarring turn. It leads back into the verse pretty well, so I dunno. This has not my thing written all over it, but I can't deny the quality, you know? Quality, purposeful performance. HIGH FIVE, JIM!
Jeff Robertson - OK, I know I'm overdoing this whole "this sounds like this" biz, but, like, even though I KNOW I'm listening to songfight songs, when this comes on, I keep thinking it's going to be that fucking OK Go song. Just for, like, that second with the ramping in guitar. This jam has a unique sound. I like the width... It's not quite a wall of sound, but it's a REALLY sturdy table of sound. I assume there are more drums than just that snare, but I am charmed by it's persisting *pap*. I love the lead guitar sound, it sounds like it's melting in a really good way. I almost don't want to say it, I really am trying to hold back, but... but... MEXICAN RADIO! Hee hee, I dig it.
The Hell Yeahs - Yeah, boyee. Had fun recording it. Suffers slightly from a rushed mix, but a lot of it is also intentional. Since I'm the one playing the damn things, NATURALLY I want the guitars louder. Hee hee, man, it totally sounds like "chicken side kickin'." Seriously, though, all criticisms of this jam are totally moot. An' whether folks hear the Sonics or not, I was feelin' 'em whilst recording. (One of the drum mics was in our dryer.) OH! H-BOZ: didn't I even use the word "Thelmatic" at one point while we talked about the lyrics? hee hee.
Chin Music - The drums do NOT fit this song! The steel drums are great, the swoon of the music is really beautiful, but those drums sound like they're playing a totally different song, or at least with a different band. Love the vocals, love the voice, and I really, really like the island flavor of the instrumentation. Quite nice!
Blake Walker - Vangelis! OK, I'm kidding, but you know what I mean, right? Kinda sounds like the closing credits theme of the Blade Runner saturday morning cartoon.
B Ellison - More shakers! Bass heavy, and I dig it. Big blurry harmonies, which are cool, but a little loose on the front of the words, y'know? Another case of "really on the nose" title interp. That seemed to be kind of rampant in this fight. I'm more of a "the plastic rose to the top" or "Brown Boxes = Brown is a boxer" kind of guy. That bass needs some limiting or compression or some junk, and I KNOW nobody wants to hear that boring shit, but it just overtakes the song sometimes. I could have gone for some more lyrics other than the title. Nice sound, overall, and I dig it. High five?
Beefy - Well, at least you're tight (mostly.) I dunno, I hate this kind of stuff. Totally against the "Stab." How the hell do I review this? In one ear, out the other. Please buy an instrument. I mean, I am not against rap, per se, but there is no music in this. It's just a bunch of words. But, I mean, you are, for the most part, pretty tight. So, you know, keep up the good work. (please buy an instrument.)
Andrew Ayers - I like the "one good foot" terseness. By now, I am soooo burnt on "outside of paradise," but that's not your fault, right? I like the variety on the vocal delivery. I like the little post-whistle laugh, too. I like the way this sounds as though it is in a wooden room, or like, a cabin or something. It nails the sound, I figger, that it's going for. A fun tale, of sorts. You sound like you're smiling when you sing....and... wearing a hat? hee hee. I like it!
Adnoisium - Is that for real? Like, is that your real voice? Are you doing something to it? Did you get the music from a Mega Man sound test? I am just perplexed an bewildered by this song. Frilla! It gives me the giggles. If I could make one suggestion (like, if I could only make one), it'd be to cut a big chunk of the vocal frequencies. But other than that.... I am always surprised when it ends on that bunk. it just.... Stops! ha ha. I don't know! I don't know!
Aaron Price - Ok, I admit it. This is me. Got up before the kids on the day the songs were due, and I thought I'd have a stab crafting the worst case scenario / stereotypical g&g song. 16 uses of the title! Kudos to everyone who saw through the ruse. Like, actual, chocolatey Kudos™!
Good fight! Too much "paradise!!!"