Ah, yes, this song. Although I prefer Journey's early period, I have to admit that it does have a nice melody that is ridiculously catchy. Also, the guitar solo is nice, though I wish it lasted longer. It gets a 7.5/10.
Urgh. Torn on this. Hate parody songs, and novelty music in general. Well enough executed. Some clever lyrics, some awful lyrics. Not really familiar with the original song, so I had to check that out too...not really my cup of tea.
However, the video is fantastic, and I absolutely loved it. Less excellent execution, but that's part of the point.
So 3/10 for the song on technical merit and 9/10 on the video.
4/10 But a strong 4. Bordering on a 5. It certainly wasn't offensive. What it set out to do it accomplished, so that's something. I'm just not sure they set their sights high enough. The entire track is carried on the back of the hook which, I'm sorry, is not that good. Seems like more post-Doolittle alternative rock runoff. Sorry.
I couldn't understand the lyrics at all, but the melodies were pleasing enough. The song just felt a little too pop-ish for me, especially the singer's voice. The instrumental backing was competent, but nothing was particularly stellar. 6/10.
Far be it from me to claim to be an authority on jazz or even anything but a casual listener. However, while the song isn't by any stretch of the imagination bad, it's just...eh. When it comes to music in general, I like something that stands out, that leaves a mark. There was a nice bit where the saxophones picked up around the six-minute mark, but for the most part, it just felt very similar to most jazz songs I've heard before. It was certainly well-exeuted, but never rose above what you might play in the background of a coffee shop, or in a club scene in a movie (lowered down so you could hear the conversation between the romantic interests). Something to create a nice ambience, but not something one would enjoy for it's own sake if they aren't particularly into jazz. For a group called "Cannonball Saxophones," I didn't think the song had much impact. (ZING!) 6.5/10
Rave On by Masafumi Takada (from the soundtrack to the video game Killer7 (No lyrics, so you don't need to know anything about the game to enjoy))
Hm, interesting music. The high tempo background beat sorta made the song feel repetitive, but it's not bad for video game music. Definitely something I wouldn't mind playing in the background while gaming. I think I would have preferred it with words, actually, but that's probably just my personal taste in regards to songs without them. Overall, it wasn't bad. 6.5/10
Please enjoy the song Electricity is in My Soul, by the band Steam-Powered Giraffes that I hopefully will be seeing in concert next spring :3
@v Yeppers, it is a steampunk song. I'm glad you liked it!
Is this a steampunk thing like the one you posted earlier in this thread? Heh, when it first started I thought it was going to be some weird electronic thing, then the singer came in and it actually turned out nice. It was one of the more interesting listens I've had in this thread, and I hope that concert works out for you! 8/10.
I really enjoy electrical trance-style music like this. I admit, at the intro, I was worried that it was going to descend into repetitive ambience-only music, but I felt it played enough variations to remain interesting. It annoyed my that I could not understand a thing the guy was saying aside from the refrain "make a move," but he made up for inarticulate words with his incredibly sexy voice. It's slow, contemplative, and played up it's themes well. I enjoyed the sudden change in tone at the end, it seemed to cap things off well. Probably not something I'd listen to on its own very often, but definitely something I'd use for setting the proper tone, or to help me focus. Heck, I'm gonna look at some more stuff by this guy sometime now that I've heard this.
Hmm, better than I thought. I still prefer the original but I can see (or hear) where this adaption would be good.
I posted another song of the rock guitarrist Huw Lloyd Langton (written and played by him with Hawkwind) not long ago. But I just read yesterday that he passed away on the 6th of December at the age of 61.
Power Metal, eh? It's not bad, but I always associate power metal with the 80's and think of the songs as dated no matter when they were made. Not that older songs are bad. It's just not my cup of tea, I can't get into power metal that much. The band themselves played well, the guitar solo sounds sufficiently 'badass' for a rock song, it just still didn't click with me. 5/10
Take a listen to Cracks from Freestylers
@v I'd call it more Electronica Trance than dubstep. But I'm glad you at least didn't hate it
Nice pick. It was fun and enjoyable. It's not my favorite style of dubstep, so I might be judging harshly, but I give it 6/10. Which is to say, it doesn't quite pass. It's something I'd listen to, but not something I'd pay for.
Okay, since it's been a while since the last update, and since the previous poster couldn't watch the prior poster's song, I'll go ahead and review both.
Qui de Nous Deux:
Very fun. I felt the music suffered a bit for...well, I felt it could have invested a bit more emotion into itself. The singer's voice felt like his whole heart wasn't fully in it, and he music supporting him was just jumping on the same rather repetitive beats. That said, I do enjoy the surreal, and the song certainly had a bit of that going for it. The lyrics felt poetic, even though I don't speak french, and the refrain definitely worked its way into my head. The video, while leaving me confused about the point it was trying to make, was certainly fun to watch. Overall: not perfect, but a fun and uplifting little head-nodder. 7.5/10
Good Golly Miss Molly:
Yeowza! This was fun!
Unlike my above review, this song was jam-packed with emotion, and got me bouncing in my chair. I could feel myself spirited into a bright sixties dance hall. Still it wasn't perfect: On my first listen, the title of the song was literally the only lyric I could understand, and while that was acceptable in the above french song, that's not a good thing when the singer is supposedly speaking english. Also, while I praised the above song for feeling poetic and meaningful, this song was mostly nice sounding nonsense. (Real lyric: When she hugged me and kissed me, made me ting-a-ling-a-ling. Le what?) Even so, emotion and heart more than make up for a bit of silliness, at least to me.
Overall: Everything right about 60's music, distilled in a shot glass, drunk in a single gulp, and then the glass is smashed against the floor while shouting "Woo!" 8.5/10
Please review the song...uh...I...I'm honestly not sure what this song is called. I think the title might be "Gypsy Bard," and I believe it to have been remixed by Living Tombstone. This song's been keeping my head above water the past few days. Gets a bit repetitive toward the mid-end, but still worth a listen. Note: Yes, it's inspired by My Little Pony, but the connection is rather threadbare. If ponies aren't your thing, you can look away from the video and won't miss much.
Which is to say, I like it a lot. The music itself is very good, the techno beat at 1:45 or so is excellent and fun to listen to. The video is pretty excellent, mostly, notably the physical text in the forest and then the broken video at the end. The big complaint is that the lyrics seem chosen to support the rhyming scheme rather than to fit the overall story which doesn't make sense to me based on what I know of the video's character focus. I'd rate this something along the lines of: Would listen to again when the mood strikes me but would not download. So like 7/10
I'll admit, I almost didn't finish listening to this song. But about a minute in, as I was moving the mouse across the screen to close the window, the music started throbbing in stark contrast to La Roux's whispy and atypically uninspired voice, giving it a haunting quality that was lacking in the first quarter of the song.
By minute 3, I was nodding my head to the beat and very confused about why I was enjoying it. La Roux is great, and I love her music. This one isn't one of my personal favorites though, and I wouldn't have purchased an album based on this song. In this case, the glory has to go to Glitch Mob for rescuing this song from its inherent tedium.
I expect this remix to grow on me over time, though. So I'm giving it 7/10.
But the video reminded me of another haunting, driving-a-car-at-night music video. I hope you like Rockabilly.
Hmm, it got off to kind of a weak start for me and I never really warmed up to the robo-voice thing, but it at least had an enjoyable enough beat throughout the middle. I get the feeling that your tastes in music and mine are pretty different, but I'm always interested to see whatever it is you post. I'll give it 5/10 this time.
Beautiful, fun and adorable! I love how frenetic and whimsical it feels, yet it's still so clean and crisp. I can't tell if I want to march to it, or skip to it.
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. 10/10!
Ok, now that we've heard the surgical precision of symphonic masters at play, let's mix a little chaos into this order.
Chicks doing punk rock? You better believe it. And she's scarier than all my top 5 favorite punk rockers put together. Except Iggy Pop. That man is completely nuts.
Advisory Warning: There is nothing explicit about these lyrics, in spite of the fact that it is punk music which tends toward excessive abusive language. Still the song is loud, aggressive and abrasive and therefore not suitable for all environments. Plug in the headphones if you're at work or the library.
Can't understand what he's saying because he's not singing but talking very fast. Read up on the lyrics, seems the song is a mix of randomness with just references to drugs and sex veiled with food. Sexist, prideful, and bad. Like most rap. 2/10, the one extra point coming from the old recording synth.
Let me start by saying that I have been a fan of Zelda since my youth, and am genetically predisposed to love all Zelda music.
That said, I did not like this very much. Remixes of classic videogame musics are very much a love or hate thing for me, and I felt that this could have been taken in a better direction.
The song's split in two separate sections: those in which the Link to the Past theme is played pretty much unaltered except for a drum beat in the background that really adds nothing. This felt rather lazy to me, just having sections of the original interspersed in the song. As for the other section...ugh. I love me some techno, but dubstep and I have never really gotten along. I admit there have been time I've found him fun, but most of the time he's just an annoying rascal that jumps around in my eardrum and doesn't really add much musically. This was one of those times.
The best I can say was that I found this song surprisingly tolerable. The two sections really do not mix, and overall leaves me unsatisfied. I will always love Zelda songs, but I wouldn't want to come back to this one.
Okay, time for some good hard rock 'n roll. Please enjoy Jet Black Stare's Ready To Roll.
No! No! No! Grating pop rock. Almost too grating in fact. As it started I wasn't really sure what to expect, but by the time the twee, whitewashed vocals burped in I was positive where this was going. Maybe this quasi-pop-punk is good for some people but it just- it's not for me.