Finally, after all these years, my opinions count! God help us all.
abom. Near top. Great guitar tone and I love whatever you've done with the vocals. Maybe it's just singing but it sounds very cool.
bewells. Normally I'd class doorbells, knocking, etc. as kind of cheesy, especially in a song called "Let Me In," but in this context I'll give it a "pretty clever." So it's cool and I can't think of anything I'd suggest changing because this is such a nice song already.
bk. Solid but unspectacular. That's not really a fair thing to say, though; I think this is another track that would grow on me. Your voice is good and you do a nice job of showcasing it, productionwise. The percussion fits naturally.
blt. Good enough but i don't like it. All I hear for percussion is a drum kit, but I'm sure there's more in there somewhere.
bovine rec. I guess this is slick and all, but the fact that you weren't even able to get the title correct is un-encouraging. I suppose you were trying to be clever but it just comes off as dumb. Lucky you, there were enough people who wrote awful songs called "Let Me In" that you survive anyway.
br/bl. Percussion is excellent; the twitchy sounds just seem to work here. The buzzy part (starts at about :30 and disappears at :51) is irritating, mars an otherwise catchy masterpiece.
c.size/sp00ns. There is some potential here but the vocals suck hard. If you go out of your way to make it impossible to tell what the words are, I have to assume that you wrote crappy words and don't want me to find out. Gotcha!
calfborg. A favorite. The wiper sounds are a little overpowering. I do like the chaotic feel of drum hits that don't fall quite where you'd expect them to be. Why do I keep expecting death metal every time I see your name? Probably my own dumbosity.
eric b. The piano sounds just like the demo song from my old keyboard. If this is supposed to be a "ballad" with some emotion behind it, you can't just read the words. I don't care if you aren't a good singer; I'm disappointed that you didn't even try. Prosody is better than last time I looked at your lyrics, for whatever that's worth.
fbf. Almost. This does not sound like it was recorded over a telephone from Europe. The timing seems a little off with the percussion; enough to be a distraction.
ice9. Catchy but gets repetitive. The shakers need variety-- it sounds like you recorded about four bars and just looped it all the goddamned way through. More subtly, it sounds like there might be too much reverb on the vocal and you might also try some low-cut eq.
jim tyrrell. Groovy. The percussion gets a bit irritating eventually. I don't care that it's basically all mouth sounds, that's unconventional enough to keep me happy. But, hmm, maybe if it broke into a full drum kit halfway through, that'd be a good dynamic shake-up.
jr. Competent performance. The (standard) drums are particularly good, perc so-so. I'd add a second guitar so there is something happening in my left ear. Doesn't have to be complicated, just counterpoint.
lostman. Here the perc doesn't work right-- the twitchy sounds feel more like unintentional digital artifacts than a deliberate part of the song. I like the groove that the song gets into.
luke h. Almost. Something is funny with the shaker-y sound. Maybe it's because it all seems to come from the same place in the stereo field, but it doesn't quite blend in. This song would probably be better without the required percussion.
marcus k. You didn't mix this one well. I think it would do better with a louder vocal, and maybe a stronger take, but this one might be good enough if it wasn't so buried.
merisan. Very nice across the board. This isn't anything compicated, but it's executed so well.
mico. This doesn't offend me quite as much as it seems to have everyone else, but this wasn't the best time to try it.
paco. Another of my favorites, this is very catchy. I'd tone down the high-pitched clicks a little.
puce. Excellente. How do you sing stuff like this without cracking up?
rabid g. I like the atmosphere, it works well with the percussion. Song seems to go on a little too long.
ross d. Very good, you win the Durand war by a landslide this round. I find the shaker sounds distracting.
sausage boy. This may not be the best song of the bunch, but it is the one that I will want to hear again in a few weeks. It's the passion that sells it, folks! Also, it reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on what. Good tip for everybody: One good way to make people like your song is to remind them of something else that they like. They won't understand why, but they'll keep coming back!
spinlock. The percussion all mixes nicely together, but the song is weak. At least it's over quickly.
steve durand. Voice is so annoying. Makes me want to kill. I can see what you're going for and it would be pretty damn impressive if you pulled it off. But you don't so it will be your fault when those dirty prostitutes get what they deserve.
tex b. Clever. This is awfully loud on my ears, but it's not like it is overcompressed or anything. I don't really know what to say about it, which in itself is probably a good thing, because I'm mostly looking for bad things to talk about in these reviews.
tx glenny. Drums sound programmed, but I guess there are some whoopy sounds here and there. Didn't strike me as anything particularly special but it's fine. This is one that I would probably have rated higher if I had more time to let it grow on me.
wreckdom. Awesome! The high-pitched grunting gets to be a bit over the top in the spoken word part.