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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thong Song (Jazz Version)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nur Ein XII Round 0 Reviews

A lot of you know how I judge because I've reviewed here in the past & of course I've judged SpinTunes a lot. For those new to my reviews I'll tell you a little about how I do things.

I'm not a musician of any kind. So when it comes to technical stuff I'm pretty useless. I can just tell you what I like & what I don't. Often can't tell you why as skillfully as other judges. So you'll notice I focus on lyrics a lot. My final rankings are just how much I enjoyed a song. No fancy system that factors in performance, music, lyrics, production, etc...etc...just how much I'd want to hear your song again. Pretty simple. The type of music I tend to like is upbeat, tells a CLEAR story, fun to sing, and I do like a little humor in my music. If I can't decide between 2 songs, I will often look at how creatively you met the challenge. Not that anyone here would or should write to please any 1 judge, but I hope this helps people understand where I'm coming from when you read my reviews.

Anyways, overall...it was a fun round to listen to. I wasn't amazed with how most of the backwards lyrics were used. Too often felt tacked on, but a lot of talent was displayed nonetheless. Looking forward to hearing the songs from round 1.

All the songs can be listened to or downloaded HERE.

Skub - ROCK! Take all the good things I said in all the other reviews & pretend they’re written here as well.

Merisan - How can something be so beautiful & horrifying at the same time? This is sick...in a good & bad way. Excellent work.

Pigfarmer Jr - Ok...I got nothing bad to say here. Just well done. I like a little history in my music, and you did a great job of telling a story & keeping it interesting.

Glenn Case - Want reviews? Post lyrics....

Jerkatorium - Didn’t think you incorporated the backwards singing very well, but A LOT of people failed in that. However, I really think you did a great job otherwise. Lyrics flowed well, it was funny, and you had plenty of personality in the performance. Sometimes when people try to be funny they fail to sell it with the performance, you didn’t.

Nick Soma - As someone who has some anxiety issues I could relate to this a little. Enjoyed it overall, but there were a couple of lines that could flow better. 1 minor thing I’d point out is the “shit” you included might not be needed. I’m not against cursing in songs...or anywhere else. I fucking do it all the time. If you’re going to do it, I think the emotional level you’ve taken the listener to needs to be at a certain point. You don’t want the curse to be a distraction vs an emotional peak. In this case I didn’t think it was needed. Lyrically you COULD argue you were there, but performance wise it didn’t feel like it. This is going to a very useful review or utter bullshit….

Paco del Stinko - What’s on the list? Some really catchy elements here, and I enjoyed the performance A LOT. You can sell a lot with personality...except an ugly girl.

ROTR - Has some catchy moments, but the story itself is a little dull. Solid performance. Oh, and why tell her to throw salt over her shoulder if the song is about you not believing in superstition?

73 Keep It Beautiful - Would like a little more backstory in there. Was well done though. It has some memorable moments & was fun to sing along with.

Berkeley Social Scene - Who am I supposed to be looking out for exactly? This is another song where the lyrics leave me wanting more details. Otherwise, very enjoyable.

Strangelove - Had a nice groove to it. Lyrically there wasn’t much there, too repetitive for my tastes. More of a mood piece. I can see someone listening to this to motivate themselves to keep driving forward out of some bad times.

Cavedwellers - I enjoyed the music a lot, but couldn’t really follow the story.

Zed Dead Baby - I liked the “House rules, house wins again” line. Overall I felt very “meh” about this. Nothing much too bad or good to point out.

Lucky Witch & The Righteous Ghost - You really do create some great images with your lyrics. But I’m still waiting for the music to reach that same level of awesome. The topic was on point for the technical challenge we gave you.

Lichen Throat - Vocals made it hard for me to get into, but if I overlook that & try to picture someone else singing it...I could see myself listening this again. I liked the simplicity of the music, thought it fit the situation of the character.

Inflatable Vegetables - Music was chill & set a really good mood for the direction you took. Lyrically I didn’t find it funny enough or catchy enough to keep my attention. Especially when the rhymes don’t really hit at times. Like “sandals” & “Angeles”, that extra syllable on “Angeles” annoys my left ear. The right one is on the fence...but that left one got pretty annoyed.

Boffo Yux Dudes - What are they trying to get away with? Why is it so bad? I mean you thought of a decent idea & left out all the interesting parts.

Wendy Wiseman Fisher - Nice vocals, but I didn’t really follow the story. Then there was a lot of fucking & it ended. I was left feeling like most of my ex’s…puzzled & unsatisfied.

Micah Sommersmtih - There’s probably a reason it said "section of backwards singing or instrumentation" in the challenge. An entire song of it isn’t easy to do. I can pick out good points if I wanted to here, but what it boils down to is having every other line backwards made it really hard to get into the song at any point.

Balance Lost - Way to set the tone right at the start. Liked the vocals, but other than that there wasn’t enough lryics for me to say anything about. The music was interesting...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

All The Small Things

Postmodern Jukebox featuring Puddles Pity Party.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

SpinTunes 12 Round 4 Reviews

Steve Stearns - Shiny And New
This one was the most catchy song of the round for me.  Very memorable & actually made me want to get up & dance.  Not sure how representative the instruments were to the characters, but it’s clear you met the challenge.  The 3rd verse didn’t sit with me lyrically as well as the first 2 did.  Just felt a little more awkward & didn’t flow as well.  Not enough to hurt you in my rankings though.



Ryan M. Brewer - Second Coming Semantics (Part And Parcel Bound)
Ok, performance wise...you’re the one setting the bar nearly every round.  This didn’t really have a strong hook to stick with you, so even though this is brilliant I’m not sure it’ll rank all that high.  In terms of challenge, you nailed it.  The instruments truly felt representative of the characters in the song.  My favorite part was by far God rapping.  Even though you did a great job with each character I’d really love your sister to lay down vocals for Mari.

Zoe Gray - The Coven
Ok, I’m assuming this was based off the movie “The Coven” (2015)?  If so I’m going to miss any references to that movie you might have made cause I haven’t seen it.  Overall I really liked the song.  Had a spooky feel while still managing to be catchy.  You included 3 characters, and it’s clear you attempted to represent them with a different instrument.  So you met the challenge in my mind….HOWEVER I didn’t really find how you used the instruments to be all that representative of the characters.  Seems more of something slapped on top just to make each verse sound a little different.

Brian Gray - Happy Me
Ok...this is my favorite song of the round...hands down.  It’s also at the bottom of my rankings as I don’t see how this meets the challenge.  If it was up to the judges this round, I’d have to vote to DQ you since this song isn’t about 3 different people.  You can argue it’s about 3 different “characters”, and even that’s a stretch, but the challenge didn’t say characters it said people.  As for the other part of the challenge, I think you did as well as Steve & Zoe with your instruments representing different personality traits.  This song is right up my alley.  Upbeat, clever lyrics, a little humor & catchy.  So I don’t like putting it last...but I have to.

It Ain't Me by Kina Grannis (Selena Gomez cover)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Soundmaker

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo Sanchez & Gabriela Quintero) rocking out.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

BOLLYMATION

Jaja Vankova collabs with Poonam & Priyanka Shah.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SpinTunes 12 Round 2 Reviews

Ryan M. Brewer featuring Raven Faith Brewer - Existentialism On Senior Spring Break
Your vocals could make any lyric seem deep or profound...but when you actually have creative & meaningful lyrics like this it creates a song that would make people literally stop what they’re doing to listen.  On first listen I was going to suggest repeating the 1 line chorus only 3 times.  By the time I got to the end of the song I didn’t really care, and was just amazed by the ending.  Hope you gave your sister a nice Valentine’s day gift or something for helping you out, cause she did a fine job as well.


Sumner Wynn - Singing My Heart Out
Overall I thought this was a huge improvement from your first entry.  I really liked the fact that you submitted a song that could be performed entirely IN a car while on a roadtrip.  I think the lyrics could be cleaned up a little still.  Thought the middle of the song was the strongest part.  To make it a little more relatable I’d change “Vietnamese” to something more common.  The vocalizing that happens multiple times in the song, first at 52 seconds in, is kinda annoying.  As a listener I’m thinking, “Did this guy forget the lyrics to his own damn song?”  Then I thought maybe you picked up a Cherokee hitch hiker.  Again, overall I enjoyed this, but some very minor changes could help it a lot!


James Young - Drive​-​Thru!
This sounds like it came off Weird Al’s “The Food Album”.  That’s not in ANY way a bad thing either.  It’s singable, catchy, tells a story in a humorous way, performed well...I wish I had something negative to say...could have more banjo I guess. ;p


Zoe Gray - Drive To California
8-bity.  Last round I was in the minority, I didn’t really care for your entry.  More for stylistic reasons than anything probably.  But this one is bouncy, fun, and much more my vibe. I enjoyed almost everything about this one.  I’d fade out sooner at the end.  Your chorus is pretty long, AND CATCHY, but still no need to even start the 4th section at the end.  Even if I can’t see myself singing along to this in my car (being a nearly 40 year old male I might get some strange looks with a few of those lyrics), I can totally seeing a group of 16 year old girls doing it.  Oh and the 2nd chorus there’s a spot where 2 lines seem slightly muddled together “listening to old bops/while we drive on”.


Brian Gray - Code Red
I saw the lyrics as I was uploading your track to Bandcamp & honestly I didn’t think the idea was all that funny.  Once I listened however, the music had me flashing back to Smokey And The Bandit & The Dukes Of Hazzard. Which tells me you nailed the challenge topic wise & musically.  You pretty much nailing the music & giving a really good performance made this thoroughly enjoyable, and I ended up smiling or giving a light laugh at most of the jokes. Actually reminded me of a comedy track I used to listen to called "Here's Your Sign".


PS:  I liked the accent, but my co-worker from Texas says you need work.


Megalodon - Accelerator
Excellent entry.  The car sounds weren’t too much & added to the feel, the guitar was rockin’, and over I thought you nailed the challenge.  One thing I liked AND didn’t like was how in the chorus you started with 50 miles to go, and eventually got closer by the end of the song.  I liked that idea of the song telling the listener exactly how close you were to your destination.  I just think you could have done it better.  You were 50 miles away twice, when you could have changed that up a little to make EVERY one different.  The last one when you say, “another little nifty mile to go” annoyed me simply because....well who talks like that?!


Rob From Amersfoort - Still On The Road
I thought this would be a tough fit for your musical style beforehand.  After listening to the song I think I was probably right.  I didn’t dislike the music, but it didn’t feel like something that I’d pop in to jam out to why driving, or even a relaxing cruise type jam.  You definitely met the challenge with your topic, but I still don’t find these rhymes or lyrics in general all that creative.  I need more story/lyric wise for this to hold my attention.


Bryan Schumann - Open Road
Lyrically there’s just not much there, but your idea is a pretty simple one, and there isn’t a ton of story to tell...so I guess that’s all right.  This is more of a mood piece & I think you nailed that mood perfectly.  This song is how I feel 5 days a week.  The only problem is I don’t think I should listen to this as I drive to work.  I get up between 2:30-4:30AM for work normally & I’m so tired this song would make me run smack dab into the back of a semi truck.  Nice performance & solid entry.


Lucky Witch And The Righteous Ghost - Hey Mister
I’m just going to forget that first 60 seconds happened...because it shouldn’t have.  You have some seriously dark & intriguing lyrics here.  I’m left disappointed with the ending though.  Musically it wasn’t dynamic enough.  The ending was pretty repetitive & dull compared to the verses.  In the end some of the best lyrics of the round...but still left me thinking it could have been more.


Steve Stearns - The Ride
You win.


I guess that’s probably not enough for a review…  So ok, right from the start the music grabs you & you know this is going to be good.  The lyrics are catchy & when the claps start...I’m already smiling, head bobbin’, and ready to sing along.  This hits all the marks if I was trying to think of the perfect road trip song.  Even with A LOT of other really good songs this round...there’s a significant gap between first & second in my opinion.


Mick Bordet - Autobahn Hype
Enjoyed the music & track more this round. I thought your idea was good, but felt you dragged out the joke a too long.  I’d have even been happier if it were a small section to a completely different song, other than being it’s own song.  The slowing down & speeding up also makes it a bit hard to get into if you’re the type of person who likes to sing a long.


Kyleen Downes - Taking Daisy For A Drive
Great song idea, that I don’t think I’d have thought of.  Not only was it a unique idea, but it’s totally relatable to so many people.  My favorite thing about it was the reveal at the end.  You had people thinking one thing, and didn’t reveal the truth until the end.  Being a huge Dean Martin fan it reminded me of "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane".


Shyfox - Are We There Yet?
Musically you hit the nail on the head for me.  It’s constantly driving me forward, and rockin’.  I wouldn’t be against removing 1 or 2 “She wants to know” lines.  It’s odd that you choose “Are we there yet?” as the hook when it’s one of the more annoying questions parents get while driving, but it worked out well.


Governing Dynamics - Three Places (I​​-​​80)
Vocals too hot, and not as solid as the last round (night, right, time & time).  Enjoyed the music throughout, especially the instrumental section...you rocked that.  Enjoyed most of the lyrics, especially the chorus.  I did like hearing you try something more upbeat.  Not sure if the vocals were from you being sick or just because it’s a little different from what you’re used to, but that was my biggest issue with this song.


Jailhouse Payback - Wall
I’m glad the transitions weren’t so clunky this time around.  Lyrically I didn’t really get into the story you were giving me.  The music was ok, and there were catchy moments.  Nothing stood out as much as it needed to this round I’m afraid.  I can see it getting lost in the middle.


Boffo Yux Dudes - The Last Road Trip
The idea for a Mad Max type of song could be fun, but I don’t really think this achieved that.  Musically isn’t pretty tame & doesn’t go anywhere.  Lyrically I probably would have been a little confused as to what the song was about without knowing ahead of time.  I mean you start off with a line like, “Spent my last dollar filling up the tank”.  In a post-apocalyptic world you have working gas stations...or dollars that people still value? Set the scene clearly & early unless you’re going for some big twist like Kyleen did...and this wasn’t written in a way to suggest you were.


Turtle Fence - Best Man
So it’s about a last hurrah before getting hitched?  And the guy realizing he’ll give up some things, but gain more in the end?  I feel there was a much more creative way of telling a story like this.  I mean what happened on this trip that made him come to the conclusion at the end?  This is like a hamburger without the meat.  Musically...get a hook.


Ominous Ride - Colipsis
If people do that while driving they are insane.  Very different idea, and one that fits your sound well.  I kinda feel this could even be used in a movie or drama of some sort.  I could picture this story in my mind easily.  Very well done.  Now that being said, if I hadn’t read the information you provided with your song, I’d have been pretty damn confused.  It may not matter to you, but it’ll limit the enjoyment some people get from it who don’t want to have to look shit up. ;p (I don’t mind though)


Dr. Lindyke - On My Way
Most people decided to write a song about leaving home.  I was glad someone wrote about just trying to get home.  Really pretty song, that certainly has a trucker feel.  I’ll assume your boys did a good job, I heard Dave Leigh mostly.  No complaints, but I think I heard a sound around 1:05-1:08...might have been someone hitting a mic?  Not sure.


Ross Durand - Till I Get There
So many different ideas this round.  You had another gem of writing about someone who enjoys taking it all in as they walk down the road.  There are times it seems like your performance is rushed.  Not saying it’s a poor performance, but that you’re trying to get out more syllables than you really have time for in a couple places.  Which to me, affected the overall flow of the song a little.  I really like this, but it’s not in my top 3, and at the time of this writing I have no idea where it’ll fall in the rankings since there a lot of solid tunes.


Army Defense - Autoreise
Ok, not singable...that’s going to hurt it in my rankings.  The idea could maybe be funny, but this didn’t really make me laugh.  No real hook, and there’s no real story other than a robot about to go on a trip.  I look forward to your next song, but this one didn’t do anything for me.


Adam Sakellarides - I Need A Break
Soften those vocals a tad.  What is “jerky root beer”?  I know what you meant, but the way you phrased it was awkward.  Overall it was an enjoyable song, but the music really didn’t hold my attention all the way through.

Emperor Gum - Singalong Ok, I was actually wondering if anyone would take the "Wheels On The Bus" direction for this challenge, and you came the cloeset to doing that. I really like your idea, the execution is mixed. Your chorus is catchy & well done, but the verses need a little work. Instead of such a serious story, I'd rather have something lighthearted & easy for kids to sing with a shanty approach. Because what I rank on mostly is how much I want to hear your song again. Granted the first time was really interesting, but I can't see myself wanting to sing this in my car...nor could I see kids singing this on a road trip.


Andy Glover - Highway Memories (Shadow)
A song about a family on a very unusual trip.  One that’s peaceful & full of contentment.  Not something I associate with family trips, but I realise some people pull it off.  The song leaves me feeling very much like the driver...content.  Little slow for my tastes, but when I’m in a mellow mood, this would do the trick.  Solid effort, thanks for shadowing.


Boffo Yux Dudes - Roadside Attraction (Shadow)
You picked the wrong song.  Nice work coming up with 2 unique ideas this round.  I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first.  Was more of a fun lighthearted song, which is more up my alley.  Musically it was pretty simple, but the harmonica bit mixed it up a little & it was a pretty short song so it didn’t start feeling too repetitive.  Maybe a line or 2 a bit forced, but an enjoyable song.


Mariah Mercedes - Runnin' Free (Shadow)
DAMN! Why did you miss the deadline?  You would have set yourself up SO well going into the 3rd round with this song.  The verses were beautiful & was totally something I’d want to listen to driving down the road.  The chorus felt a little abrupt, actually took me out of the song briefly.  I really do think that between the round 1 song & this song...you would have still been in the top 4.  After SpinTunes, you & Ryan M. Brewer need to collab on something.  I’d LOVE to hear your voices together.

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Steve Stearns - 23
Ryan M. Brewer - 22
Bryan Schumann - 21
Brian Gray - 20
James Young - 19
Dr. Lindyke - 18
Shyfox - 17
Ominous Ride - 16
Kyleen Downes - 15
Ross Durand - 14
Zoe Gray - 13
Governing Dynamics - 12
Megalodon - 11
Sumner Wynn - 10
Emperor Gum - 9
Jailhouse Payback - 8
Adam Sakellarides - 7
Lucky Witch And The Righteous Ghost - 6
Rob From Amersfoort - 5
Boffo Yux Dudes - 4
Turtle Fence - 3
Mick Bordet - 2
Army Defense - 1

Saturday, February 4, 2017

SpinTunes 12 Round 1 Reviews

So for people who aren't familiar with me or my reviews here's what you should know. I know NOTHING about music...other than what I like & don't like. I'm not a musician so I can't give much technical feedback. I rank the songs mostly on just how much I enjoy them & want to listen to them again.

Likes:
- Creative lyrics that tell a clear entertaining story.
- Upbeat songs.
- I like the funny.
- Needs to be fun to sing.

Dislikes:
- Michigan
- Tom Brady
- Salads.

Over in the SpinTunes Facebook group this happened:



...and because of that...you get this...

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Ryan M. Brwr - RCount, Rvng
Xtrmly uniqu in that it’s fls lik multipl songs mashd togthr...yt thy fit samlssly.  Som rally colorful dscriptiv lyrics as wll.  My only ral complaint is that th volum nds jackd up.  First tim around I undrstimatd this song, but by th 2nd listn, I knw it would b on of th ons I’m trying to fit somwhr around th top.


Kyln Downs - Do What You Do
Damn that’s som swt singin’ at th start.  Gts th listnr all sad & fling sorry for hr, and thn you chang it up with th chorus by bringing in just nough attitud so th listnr isn’t totally dprssd by th nd.  Vry swt, and ntrtaining song.  Normally anything this slow is fighting for position on th bottom of my list...but not this on.


Lucky Witch & Th Rightous Ghost - Spoilr
Thr lyrics wr th most imprssiv part of this ntry.  Th vocal prformanc was solid, but th music didn’t rally hold my intrst throughout.  Ndd to b a littl mor dynamic to com in just undr th 4 minut mark.  It’s a good song ovrall, but I think it’ll nd up middl of th pack on a prtty good album.


Govrning Dynamics - Concssions
What “Brokn Boy”?  Yah, that usd to b my favorit GD song.  Not only is th song hopful, rspctful, and full of dtrmination from th losing sid of things...it’s catchy.  Your vocals gt bttr vry yar, and if this is what thy’ll b lik from now on...you hav no waknsss anymor.


Dr. Lindyk - Doom's Day
Ok...I’m going to los nrd points, but I was nvr a big Fantastic Four fan.  I know just nough about thm to gt what th song is about, so that mans no nostalgia points from m.  Although th music is vry appropriat for th topic it dos gt a littl old.  This track rlis on th vocal prformanc & lyrics...lucky for you...you nail both.


Dric Haln - This Changs Vrything
DQ’d for all th rasons you alrady laid out in your song bio.  So with 36 othr songs to rviw...I’m moving on.


Kvin Savino-Rikr - Th Damn Braks
Lovd th guitar work & th lyrics.  “Th march of th masss ar known for causing arthquaks.”  That’s som good shit right thr.  I can s this bing right up in my top 5 if it was fully producd, but as is...it’ll b fighting for uppr middl probably in a tough round.  That’s a sham sinc this could asily hav bn on of if not my favorit song from you.


Hathr Zink - BFührr
Lyrically & vocally it’s solid. This will rank in th lowr half of my list for 2 rasons.  It’s a littl slow for my prsonal tasts, and it’s just not as flshd out musically as a lot of th tracks in th middl of th pack.  Good song though, and shows that onc you start producing mor...you’ll b scary to go up against.


Shyfox - Brdi
Nic bait & switch at th start.  In th first 12 sconds I startd to gt that fling in my stomach that tlls m to turn th station on th radio.  But honstly bfor th first chorus was ovr I was diggin’ it.  Hopful, uplifting, and vn though you can sing...I’d lik a littl mor in trms of prformanc from you throughout th song.  Towards th nd you had momnts, prformanc wis, that should hav bn thr throughout.  Nic work, I’ll not dismiss you arly again.


Domingo - Bulría d Prsuación
It’s always hard to judg a song in a languag you don’t spak.  I man you gav us th translatd lyrics, but you miss out on crtain prformanc lmnts that you would pick up on if you spok th languag.  That bing said, it soundd bautiful.  Following along with th translatd lyrics you clarly mt th challng with a vry uniqu story.  Bonus points for thinking outsid th box, but unfortunatly I can’t sing this at all. ;p


Stv Starns - Ovrthrown
Th ida for this song is just so off th wall that I’m surprisd I lik th actual song as much as I do.  You just xcutd this thing bautifully.  It’s funky, got a good hook, and fun to sing.  Way to kick down th door & say, “I’m hr!”


Zo Gray - Long Liv Th Qun
Vry crpy & goth fl to it.  This rally isn’t my styl of music, but by th nd of th song I was mouthing th chorus as I listnd.  If w vr put togthr a SpinTuns Hallown album this gos on it.  Can’t rally say much bad about this.  Production & prformanc wr both solid.  Not sur if it’s just th styl of th music or what, but asid from th chorus my mind did start to wandr a bit on rpat listns.


Brian Gray - Abrnathy Fitzgrald
Th music instantly mad m happy.  I lik bing happy.  Th lyrics wr clvr & funny.  Th prformanc was on th mark with plnty of prsonality.  I’m currntly dbating about putting this #1 or #2...if you don’t lik whr you land…’suck it’.



Jams Young - Vot For M!
I mntiond in my introduction that bonus points would probably b givn for not going with th obvious topics.  You wnt obvious, but I likd your xcution a lot.  Th “Vot for m!” lin throughout all th vrss was a grat ida, but I think variations in ach chorus would hav bn a good ida to hlp brak up th rptitivnss of th song ovrall.


Rob From Amrsfoort - Why
Nothing about this rally blw m away.  Th music was probably my favorit part of th song, but that’s mostly bcaus I didn’t find th lyrics vry crativ or fluid at all.  Th rhyms wr xtrmly simpl & thr wasn’t any 1 lin that stood out as mmorabl.  That’s whr I’d focus most of my nrgy nxt round.  You nd lyrics that will stick with a listnr.


Bryan Schumann - Royal Blood
I lik th songs structur.  I think it’s probably a good ida to hlp mak your song stand out in a batch of 34.  What’s going to mak it stand out vn mor though is that vocal prformanc. DAMN.  Just th right amount of growl in all th right placs.  No complaints about this on.  It’s not funny, nor is it as fast pacd as I normally lik, but this’ll b nar th top of my list.  Anothr contst noob throwing down th gauntlt...it’s going to b fun haring your nxt song.


Ross Durand - Homroom
This was on of th first idas that poppd in my had for this challng.  Grantd I didn’t throw in th lov story, but a studnt council vot ida was thr.  I think your vocals rally naild th crushd fling of a middl school studnt losing an lction.  Anyways, you’r on of th bst storytllrs in this community, and you showd it onc again.


Jrry Skids - Th Thical Ballad Of Mayor Goldi Wilson
I don’t know how much thy talkd about th mayor in th movis (it’s bn awhil sinc I watchd thm all) but I thought it was a grat ida.  A fictional prson popl vaguly rmmbr allows you lots of flxibility in story whil still hitting that nostalgia factor.  On thing you always do is put a lot of motion into your prformanc, in othr words you sll it.


Turtl Fnc - Mr. Brxit (or, Nobody Lovs U)
Musically thr’s nothing to hold onto hr.  Th whol “Row Row Row Your Boat” part is just mor annoying to m than ntrtaining.  Lyrics ar th most important thing to m normally, and this causs m not to b abl to undrstand thm without m bringing thm up on Bandcamp.  I’d say th high point was th vocals.


Mick Bordt - Dmocracy Inaction
Th music is crpy, and your prformanc matchd it.  It was just so damn slow & slpy that this has vry littl rplay valu for m prsonally.  It’s th complt opposit of th kind of music I tnd to lan towards.  I hav to admit though, I njoy th anticipation & wondring what you’ll do ach challng, bcaus it’s always diffrnt.


Army Dfns - Lctd
Intrsting tak on th challng focusing on th diffrnc btwn 2 gnrations.  Rockd hard, and it sms to mov up my list vrytim I listn.  Sticks with you & prtty mmorabl.


Mpror Gum - Lucifr
Most ntrtaining story of th round...hands down.  Wll writtn & probably your bst prformanc ovrall.  You may not hav had to sing, but thr was som prsonality on display which rally hlpd th story along.  This will b in my top 5 somwhr...


Mariah Mrcds - Lction Of Lov
Radio rady.  I rally didn’t think anything could match what I hard from Brian this round.  Your voic just mlts harts & th song is xtrmly catchy.  This song maks m think that in 10 yars I’ll b tlling popl, “You know I knw hr way back bfor th fam.”




Alx Forgr - Chang Th World (I Hop)
I lik how at th bginning th POV was from somon mor confidnt, but aftr th 1st chorus thr's a hint of doubt in th song.  I wish th song wnt vn furthr in this dirction as it progrssd.  To show how th offic & political systm can totally chang somon.  Ovrall it was an njoyabl song.  Th prformanc was solid, but with a lack of production it’s not going to mak it nar th top of my list on an album with a lot of quality comptition.


Caravan Ray - Party Gams
I don’t car if this was a sampl banjo.  It’s banjo...bonus points acquird.  Nic work of tlling th story whil adding a littl humor into th lyrics.  Njoyabl, but it dosn’t hav that mmorabl hook it nds.


Adam Sakllarids - A Bttr Plac To Liv
Fun ida & story, but th storytlling is whr I hav issus.  Th run on sntncs ar rathr annoying to sing & don’t rally flow wll at tims.  Rally taks away th rplay valu.  Musically it’s not up my ally to start with, but I did lik th outsid th box thinking with th song.


Jailhous Payback - How To Los A School Board Lction
Transitions. Whr did thy go?  This fls lik multipl songs cut/past togthr bcaus it litrally fls lik it nds a half dozn tims.  Th ral sham is th various parts sound grat, and th lack of transitions ruins th ability to gt into th song.


DJ Rangr Dn - My Fllow Mannabadoos
Th song starts off promising, but in th nd it falls short of raching its’ potntial.  Th looping is annoying no mattr what th rason for it is.  What is a “Mannabadoo”?


Boffo Yux Duds - Bully For You
This is probably on of my favorit BYD songs thus far, and you didn’t vn submit a finishd vrsion of it.  1 thing I didn’t car for was th spokn bit.  I’d rathr you just tll th story in song, and if you AR going to hav th spokn bit in thr...I’d put it at th start of th song.


Th Crack Fox - Rction
Whn you first signd up I was prtty sur you wr just trolling th contst whn I rad th bio & saw th profil imag you submittd.  I figurd it wouldn't hurt to lt you sign up vn if you wr trolling, I did howvr mak you chang your pictur to somthing mor appropriat.  Your song dosn’t rally prov my suspicions wrong.  Th judgs hav votd to DQ you for not having lyrics which IS rquird in SpinTuns.


Sumnr Wynn - Th Grat Wight
I saw th lngth of this track & instantly thought…”Wll that’s ambitious.”  About 3 minuts into th track I’m waiting for it to wrap up.  Couldn’t rally s th nd for ovr half of th track.  Th lvls on your vocals go up & down a lot & whn thy’r low thy can gt lost in th music.  Thr wr tims whn I likd th motion you put into th prformanc, but thr wr othr tims that it lackd compltly.


Ominous Rid - 19 Nvr Coms
Way to hold onto that tnsion throughout th song.  I oftn don’t njoy songs lik that bcaus I nd up fling mor strssd than rlaxd.  Didn’t rally happn with this on.  For th sak of th song I’d rathr not know th outcom in that last lin, but for th sak of mting th challng you kinda ndd to.  Vry wll don.


27 Tikis - Kahuna Of Th Corn Tropics
Anothr good topic that’s prtty saf from bing copid.  Not sur who dos what in this duo, but it’s probably my favorit song I’v hard Spncr b a part of in SpinTuns.  Nic work with th background noiss hlping st th mood.


Mgalodon - Dmocrat Pixi
Crtainly an intrsting guy to writ about.  What poppd into my mind a numbr of tims whil listning was th music didn’t sm suitd for th lyrics.  Not that I dislikd ithr, but thy didn’t blnd so wll togthr at tims.


Dr. Lindyk - A Tru Dmocracy (Shadow)
I mant to rviw this song, but was too distractd sarching for somon ls to tak ovr th contst for SpinTuns 13...


Dr. Lindyk with Chrry Pi & Spintown - It Happns To Vryon (Shadow)
Whil bing fun & silly it’s still a rathr imprssiv rhym fst.  Not vryon gos all out in gtting big nams to fatur on Shadows, but Dr. Lindyk wnt out & got 2 of th bst in thir filds.  It paid off in a big way caus this will surly go down as on of th biggst momnts in music history.

 
Andy Glovr - Ratings Ar Down (For Now) (Shadow)
This is a vry sad song.  Rally naild th fling of bing crushd right aftr th lction.  Towards th nd thr’s a littl hop in th lyrics, but that hop dosn’t com across in th prformanc.  Nic work, sham you didn’t sign up!

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Mariah Mercedes - Election Of Love
Brian Gray - Abernathy Fitzgerald
Kyleen Downes - Do What You Do
Governing Dynamics - Concessions
Ominous Ride - 19 Never Comes
Bryan Schumann - Royal Blood
Emperor Gum - Lucifer
Ryan M. Brewer - ReCount, Revenge
Dr. Lindyke - Doom's Day
Steve Stearns - Overthrown
Jerry Skids - The Ethical Ballad Of Mayor Goldie Wilson
Army Defense - Elected
Shyfox - Berdie
James Young - Vote For Me!
Boffo Yux Dudes - Bully For You
27 Tikis - Kahuna Of The Corn Tropics
Domingo - Bulería de Persuación
Alex Forger - Change The World (I Hope)
Lucky Witch & The Righteous Ghost - Spoiler
Kevin Savino-Riker - The Damn Breaks
Caravan Ray - Party Games
Ross Durand - Homeroom
Zoe Gray - Long Live The Queen
Adam Sakellarides - A Better Place To Live
Megalodon - Democrat Pixie
Jailhouse Payback - How To Lose A School Board Election
Heather Zink - BeFührer
Sumner Wynn - The Great Weight
Mick Bordet - Democracy Inaction
Rob From Amersfoort - Why
Turtle Fence - Mr. Brexit (or, Nobody Loves EU)
DJ Ranger Den - My Fellow Mannabadoos
Edric Haleen - This Changes Everything
The Crack Fox - Erection

Monday, January 23, 2017