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So many songs to review, and so much great music, too. Good job everyone!
Also thank you to Chumpy et al for this really cool information!
- I love the choice of words. Regardless of lyrics, the words just sound good what with alliteration and the assonance. ( that is to say, I haven’t read the lyrics and I have no idea what the song is about but you made really good phonemical choices). Good driving beat. Nice stylistic vocals.
- vocals are fine, I like the music and instrumentals a lot. It just feels like there’s no point to the spelling. Also choosing to spell the title feels too obvious. Who’s the little voice singing in my right ear?
Berkeley Social Scene
- vocals are trying. It sounds like you are sing with your tongue hanging out. That’s just a personal preference. The chorus is cool, but the vocals sound like they are purposefully playing around the edges of the pitches.
Boffo Yux Dudes
- this is cute, it’s not trying to be high art, but it is quite fun. I have a soft spot for hockey despite my lack of sports interest. I like it. Some of the back up vocals are out of tune. I sent this to my dad (huge hockey fan), and he likes it too!
- the start with that cymbal feels very theatric. The whole thing is lovely, great performance from truth. Violin a great addition. Not sure how I feel about the lyrics.
Fisher and Diaz
- I actually really like the rap, but the sung chorus is trying on me- inverse of my normal proclivities! I realize you are purposefully being out of tune, an interesting idea, but in practice not good.
Frankie Big Face
- so lovely. Love the intro arppegiator. Well sung. Melancholic.
- sounds very muse. I like this a lot, especially that bass line. The chorus is so cathartic. The play out is really cool, too.
- cool song. I like the falsetto thing you do. I would have liked you to lean into it more. It gives the song a creepy twist that goes well with the bitter lyrics.
- so proud. The vocals show a real improvement from your past stuff. Keep working on it and you’ll only get better. The koto sound is cool. I would recommend doing a single track vocal for a little while while you work on your vocals, because for now the extra line just serves to point out the uncertainty that remains. Love the lyrics.
- I like the echo thingy going there, and the harmonies. The song part is lovely. I agree with the sentiment of the song- random rap breaks are jarring. The rap itself sounded belabored, but maybe that’s the point?
- I like our song a lot, not gonna lie. Truth came up with the idea and we banged out lyrics and verses together. Unfortunately the other members of Mandibles couldn’t join us this round, but they will be in the future. I think the bridge sounds a little out of place; maybe I we had brought in the fuzz guitar earlier? But over all I just really like it. Good thing- who wants to make music they don’t like?
- love this. The Morse code is ingenious. The lyrics are hilarious and the a Capella is fabulous. Beautifully sung. Is this only you or are there others? What college a Capella group were you in?
- great song, great singing, great drive, great sound. Great.
- interesting. I want to see the short film this is based on.
not my fav; I like all the elements, but I keep finding my mind wandering off before the end of the song.
- similar issue as with agony sauce- spelling the title feels too obvious. A good song, but it doesn’t stand out.
- I like the acrostic. Cool take on the challenge. The chorus is pleasing. That buzzing synth is a little grating.
Paco del Stinko
- not my fav Paco song- it feels just a little flat. A bit aimless. I like how the g o t I t got it applies to different situations each time.
- this was interesting. Very interesting use of panning an vocals not lining up. I kept expecting a song to come out of it, so I’m disappointed that didn’t happen. Sounds like part of a sound track from an edgy space video game.
- sweet song with a sweet subject. I thought it was a nice take on the challenge and title. I like the upward leap in the chorus melody. Great inst. Break
- very early 2000s. I like this song despite a general genre bias against it. I think it is really well put together.
The Sunday Colors
- I wish you had posted the lyrics. This song is haunting in its beauty. Is it all one take? The words are beautiful. I don’t know if you meant it this way, but to me it sound like a song about coming out to the people you love who won’t accept you for it. Really lovely.
- the timbral choices here make the song sound a bit monochromatic. Voice sounds particularly Rufus wainwright-y in this song. Cool panning stuff is happening.
Ujn Hunter + Friends
- good rock sound. Love it. I want to put this on and dance. The very end is really sweet. Love the drop out.
- classic vowel sounds; love the premise, the music is sweet, this is going in my permanent collection for sure. The random letters are a nice touch, as is the oui/ouija spelling. The words seem to come a bit fast, but that seems to be your style. A great song, well deserving of the win!