Babylon Horuv Feat. Pandamonieum and Atryom
- I always thought Psychedelic Horseshit should have sounded more like this.
Berkshire Social Scene
- Really dig the dueling vocal lines. Overall this song is a bit to high-schooly for me.
- A demonstration for the Zoom 505 pedal? The verses are a bit too funky, but the chorus has some nice moments. Overall I think it's the production that's hurting this one. Something so samey and familiar about it all. Nothing attention-grabbing except the composition, which feels buried under the normality.
The Chadderandom Aybyss
- Not "out" enough for outsider music.
Chopped Liver Meat God
- Over the top vocal performance that verges on parody. If only they showed a little restraint I would vote for this.
- There are some nice rhythmic things happening in this song. I cannot take anything with those vocals seriously, though.
- I love that the intro to the song is longer than the song. And on top of that hilarity, the "song" part is funny.
- My favorite part of this song is the sound of the guitar.
- I am thrilled that you are channeling the spirit of Tiny Tim, but unfortunately, it appears to be in the form of a singer-songwriter. The minimalist arrangement is nice, but I think you need something else to keep it from meandering.
- I can't really deal with funk like this. The horn arrangements hold alot of interest, though.
- This is like some crazy mid-90's grunge trifecta of Blind Melon and Stone Temple Pilots. Anyone else hearing this?
Embers of Autumn
- The air organ (or is it melodica?) is extremely nice and needed. Other than that this is boring. The sincerity in your voice is not helping things, and the "but just kidding" tone in the spoken part does not justify it.
Eric Strong's Song Dot Com
- Yay, more nintendo. I really enjoy the stuttering rhythm. With that rhythm and all the autotune, this is something you hear on modern hip hop / r&b radio nowadays. It needs alot more work to get to that point, but the basic idea is there. Sell it to T-Pain and make a hit!
- The disconnect between the vocals and the music is interesting. This song is suffering from the "melody is just the same thing the guitar is playing" syndrome. Not enough variation. I think this song would benefit from being TWICE as fast. The 2:38 breakdown is
really nice, though.
- The entire song's structure is too homogeneous. Lacking in melody, harmony, and rhythm.
The Hell Yeahs
- This is nice. My one (minor) complaint is that the day-of-the-week singing sections are bit too whiney (I'm sure this was your intention). It just feels like it was attempting to recreate the call-and-response girls of "Summer Nights". But something about the delivery feels condescending.
- So smoooooooth! This is like Peter Cetera with less production value! Nice enough, though.
Howl Down the Chimney
- Spoooooky! I am in love with from 1:53 - 2:26. I'm a sucker for halloween-core, but I think the verses
are a littl bit heavy-handed sometimes. Really nice, though.
Jimmy Jet and his TV Set
- I don't like this kind of singing. I'm also not a fan of narrative songs featuring a "Johnny"
- Shame on you.
- I like how the fade happens unexpectedly while you're still singing. Its as if the person you're singing to has finally had enough and tunes you out.
- I know this song reminds me of something, but the closest I can recall is this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ8k6fVe25k
with less psychedelia and more spaghetti-western. I love the dichotomy of such macho cowboy music paired with such a needy, underconfident sentiment. I LOVE the line about apologizing too much after spilling a drink...So good. Voterama.
- I really love the horn / duck noises. 1 chord songs are EXTREMELY hard too pull off and I do not think this was successful. Think you could take a 1 second snippet of this and I would be convinced it was an early, early Jeff Mangum demo.
- I love the background noise in this. Overall, I don't think the song is strong enough to remain unaccompanied. I would love to hear something else kick in. It's nice enough, though. Good voice.
- Love the major seventh into dominant seventh playing. I love the lazy feel of the whole thing. And I would have voted for it if not for the guest appearence of Seven Mary Three in the bridge! Gross!
Mar la Alma
- I love how abstract this is. It feels almost religious. However, it lacks melody.
Max the Cat
- This Paul Simonesque speak-singing and fretless bass are major pet peeves of mine, but you have such a way with words and their delivery that makes me like this. Well done!
- The music is nice and spooky! I dig the backing vocals, but the lead bad...Ooh...especially when 1:13 kicks in. I dig The stop-and-start guitar solo! Very psychedelic...Possibly the best guitar solo of this fight...But that doesn't mean anything to me.
- This is well done, but very cheeseball (arrangement, production). Maybe it would benefit from less emoting. This almost on the verge of chasing cars...be careful.
Melvin is God
- I like the the introduction, which is like a science fiction soundtrack doing the cha cha. The rest of the song doesn't live up to that potential though, proabably due to how tuneless the whole thing feels...It gets better when the outro comes in with all of those fast little notes.
Ocho del Culo
- Boring music concrete. You have some of the most interesting sounds of this fight, but it's like they're just all laid out on the table. You need to construct something with them.
Paco del Stinko
- The chorus of this is nice, especially the backing vocals. It takes so long to get there, though! The quality of the verses right now makes it quite the struggle. The instrumental sections behind both choruses are good.
The Pathetic Wannabees
- This sounds like a mix of Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Residents vocalist singing with a backup band made up of 13 year olds who just got musical instruments for christmas.
- Very nice synth pop. There's something a little too cookie cutter about the sounds you're using. The tune is really nice though. It's also awfully long.
- Alight! Nasal nintendo pop punk!! This is fun stuff, but the "Dun dun dun da dun da dun" part can get too repetitive for me.
Plain Songs for Doves & Tigers
- This is nice. I love the rag-tag instrumentation. The horn sounds amazing. This reminds me of a more folky Canterbury Scene type stuff...Maybe some Mayo Thompson?
- Really nice voice balances out the annoying and unwavering distorted guitar I don't know if its the tone or the instrument, but it's really distracting.
- This song good in theory. It should be half as long and have a better vocalist. I really don't understand the "Love Cats" reference in the bridge. Seems needless...unless I'm missing something?
- Gross me out the door.
Roymond Feat. Billy's Trip
- I love the cockiness of these vocals. I think my only complaint about this is that it's a bit too slow-moving
- I love how distorted this whole thing is! I'm a sucker for the interval you end the verses with. So classic. Great length, too. Vote-bot 2000.
- I don't remember Songfight ever having this much funk-rock. This is ridiculous.
The Sky Looks Pissed
- I thought I was going to be in love with this based on the first 18 seconds because it reminded me of the best parts of Tilly & the Wall....but then the vocals came in and it reminded me of the worst parts of adolescence.
- I thought this was going to be awesome based on the intro. This sort of reminds me of Pod / Pure Guava era Ween minus the hooks and vocal acrobatics.
Some Guy Called Noel
- The slide guitar part is a little bit enjoyable, but there is not enough excitement in this song. It just sort of chugs through for a long...long time.
- Worst remix of "Walk it Out" I've heard.
- There's a really good song here. Really excellent early beatles "perfect pop song" vibe. I hate to be all american-idol judge about this, but the vocals are hindering its perfect pop song status. I'll vote for it though because it's some of the strongest songwriting in this fight. Actually, the more I listen to the vocals the more charm they bring. It brings to mind open mic night at the elderly folks home.
- Oh man, that keyboard sound may be boner-enducing, but you know what's not? The Vocoder. It takes away any strong sense of melody this song has going for it. It forces the listener to fill in the blanks. This song is one of the better in this fight, but not sure if it's vote-worthy.
- Probably my favorite song in the fight. So many different sections, great arrangements and great vocals. Well done! I don't have an excuse not to vote for this
A Tribe Called Quoons
- It is really hard to successfully pull off 1) the "speak-singing" vocal technique 2) artificial octave effects on vocals 3) painfully unvaried song structure. Way to put in an effort.
The Weakest Suit
- This is okay. Nothing pierces me, though. Feels king of high schooly. Not sure what to suggest...a metronome?
Wet Towel Society
- Are you and Chopped Liver Meat God using the same "fake vibrato" vocal effects? I really dig the song and the production, but those vocals...The song's not strong enough for me to overlook them.
The White Hat
- When alot of people play banjo, they usually tend to stick to a blueprint of what a banjo part should sound like, both rhythymically and harmonically. Upon hearing the verse, that is my first impression...However, when the chorus and bridges kick in and execute a fine understanding of harmony. The whole song's sentiment is very sweet and the traditional pop song structure works with it perfectly...This song has two outstanding flaws, though. I really cannot stand that down-by-the river "simple folk" vocal affectation. Harmonica solos, too. Ick. I'll vote for the song, but not the recording.
The Wordly Self-Assurance
- This song is nice and catchy. I think I would prefer it if there were different instruments playing everything. Drum machine? Keyboards? With the exception of the 2:02 - 2:20 part. That part is amazing and perfect. The power of the song overpowers the instrumentation of it. Votino!
Votes have been awarded to:
The Worldly Self-Assurance
The White Hat