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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 05:02 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 05:00 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 5/4/11 04:24 PM, wildekeizer wrote:
I dislike it.

You want to know why?

It's amateur drum'n'bass.
Going out of your way to insult someone? Mature.

I am not insulting anyone. I am just calling his song amateur. Nothing wrong with that, after all it is just my opinion.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 05:04 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 04:40 PM, YouriX wrote: Also im tired of you guys always talking down to me like this. Im done here.

Maybe you should take negative responses seriously instead of thinking that everyone is talking you down.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 05:48 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 05:04 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 5/4/11 04:40 PM, YouriX wrote: Also im tired of you guys always talking down to me like this. Im done here.
Maybe you should take negative responses seriously instead of thinking that everyone is talking you down.

This.

And music is incredibly subjective. Just because three or four of us said "Wow this sucks" doesn't instantaneously turn our opinion into fact. Obviously your track doesn't "suck" that much, otherwise it wouldn't have voted it into the Weekly Top 5.

Considering how butthurt you got over three people saying "I don't like your music," well all I can say is that I hope that you're not planning a career in music, because 99/100 demo tracks you send will be rejected.

Suck it up. Don't bitch about it. Keep writing music, keep practicing, and you'll keep getting better. And maybe take some theory lessons -- having a basic understanding of the 'rules' of music will help you improve tremendously.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 05:49 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 05:02 PM, wildekeizer wrote:
I am not insulting anyone. I am just calling his song amateur. Nothing wrong with that, after all it is just my opinion.

You came off as condescending, and just about everyone on this site is amateur lol... including you.

Also that you got top 5 on your first song on your new account is rather annoying tbh, wish i was that lucky.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 06:13 PM Reply

Guys, people have opinions, and they have the right to state them, which is basically what this thread is for. If you are offended by those opinions, then maybe you should realize that it is impossible to please everyone all the time. Either you take what offended you initially as criticism and try to work from it, or you simply disregard it and move on with your life.

As for the offenders/criticizers: It's obviously okay and encouraged to state your opinion, but if you notice you're actually offending someone with it, either just back off or reword your criticism in a way that may actually be helpful to the person/work your criticizing.

One may not like another's general attitude, but the fact of the matter is that we're all on one forum, and we'll have to "live" with each other. If you can't stand someone, avoid them, but don't go fuel the flames, as that just leads to bickering, which as we all know is bullshit that leads to nothing positive in the slightest. The only thing you may think you achieve is that you "owned" someone on the internet. The community as a whole however, takes another stab due to the negativity brought with it.

In conclusion, please just use this topic to state your opinions on the current tops, if they are negative, don't be a dick about it, and from the other side, don't whine about it.

Also note that I'm just suggesting things that seem like methods to make things work here, not intended as backseat modding of any sort.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 06:25 PM Reply

out of this week's Top 5, I have come to like Verano Del Amor. And I agree with Mich, we must do away with such negativity. Let us all live together as one big dysfunctional family.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 06:59 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 06:13 PM, Mich wrote: In conclusion, please just use this topic to state your opinions on the current tops, if they are negative, don't be a dick about it, and from the other side, don't whine about it.

Sorry, acting like a stuck up elitist on forums is my life goal.

Just kidding :P, but i will point out when stuck up elitists go out of their way to be stuck up elitists.

It fuels my rage tank indeed.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 06:59 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 05:49 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 5/4/11 05:02 PM, wildekeizer wrote:
I am not insulting anyone. I am just calling his song amateur. Nothing wrong with that, after all it is just my opinion.
You came off as condescending, and just about everyone on this site is amateur lol... including you.

I can agree with that.

Also that you got top 5 on your first song on your new account is rather annoying tbh, wish i was that lucky.

I thought I wasn't going to get on it. Today is my lucky day, I guess.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 07:17 PM Reply

Okay, now im cooled off now. So now i can type without saying something that i might regret later.

The things is i am complitly aware that i will get some people who will dislike my music. I dont expect everybody to like it. So this is not new to me.

The problem i have is the way people do it. Yes, i know you dont like my song but that doesnt give you the right to be a dick about it. And no im not mad at SSB.

For example Acid-Paradox gave a very good review on how to improve my song. These are reviews i am more then willing to read since these give me more insight to my song and helps me improve in my music production.

Do i plan a music career? No, i have always said that i will continue this as hobby and that i will keep my music free for everybody to enjoy. There are 168 people and rising who added me as there favourite musician. This means that im doing something right.

Also im tired of people labeling me as some arrogant jerk, even though im actually very insecure in real life. Now im not extremly insicure. But still that gets me on my nerve everytime someone points that out.

Good, now i feel better getting all that out. Let us just move on now ;)

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 4th, 2011 @ 08:02 PM Reply

At 5/4/11 07:17 PM, YouriX wrote:

The problem i have is the way people do it. Yes, i know you dont like my song but that doesnt give you the right to be a dick about it. And no im not mad at SSB.

I was not being a dick. I just thought your song sounded amateur to me. If I were to actually give you a review of why I think it is amateur then I would leave you a review, but I do not have time for that right now. I may do so after this weekend.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 5th, 2011 @ 12:29 AM Reply

Mich Probably wrote
#1-5

I found they were all too loop-dense for the durations of the songs and that none really stood out from the genres they would fall under, or from the norm of NG.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 5th, 2011 @ 03:27 AM Reply

At 5/5/11 12:29 AM, InvisibleObserver wrote:
Mich Probably wrote
#1-5
I found they were all too loop-dense for the durations of the songs and that none really stood out from the genres they would fall under, or from the norm of NG.

My songs are not really loops, I just cut them short for newgrounds.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 11th, 2011 @ 01:16 AM Reply

At 12/17/09 02:55 PM, DJRAV3N wrote:
At 12/17/09 12:27 AM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
At 12/17/09 12:23 AM, DJRAV3N wrote:
At 12/16/09 12:35 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
At 12/16/09 11:57 AM, DJRAV3N wrote: hmm, nothing interesting as usual on top 5.
What would you put on the top 5?
Top 5 Material

would set a new standard for top 5
Big suprise that you posted your own stuff.
yea cause its better quality, mixing, mastering and better than most stuff on NG.

I think the same thing about my music but i don't say anything cuz thats just creating a large, self indulging ego

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 11th, 2011 @ 04:53 AM Reply

May 11

  • Temptation - BeefourMusic
    Temptation - BeefourMusic by SUB4RU

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    4.15 / 5.00
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    Dance
    Popularity
    306 Views
  • /_Asteroid_\
    /_Asteroid_\ by WildeKeizer

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    4.46 / 5.00
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    Trance
    Popularity
    309 Views
  • -Baf- Acid Techno Loop
    -Baf- Acid Techno Loop by Bafana

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    4.36 / 5.00
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    Loop
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    Techno
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    410 Views
  • 2DPolygon - Welcome To Utopia
    2DPolygon - Welcome To Utopia by 2dpolygon

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    4.33 / 5.00
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    Drum N Bass
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    459 Views
  • -ganon95- Nyan Cat
    -ganon95- Nyan Cat by ganon95

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    4.18 / 5.00
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    Loop
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    Video Game
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    287 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 11th, 2011 @ 05:31 AM Reply

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18190

I hate it.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18279

I like it.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770

The author updated it with "lol wtf is this doing in top 5? :S". I concur.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18712

Pretty boring and repetitive.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18203

adorable.

Not a very good week, none of the songs are particularly interesting though #2 sounds nice.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 11th, 2011 @ 06:55 AM Reply

At 5/11/11 04:53 AM, SBB wrote: May 11
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18190
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18279
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18712
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18203

Meh, not the worst Top 5 we've had although other than #2 and #5 they're just generic and repetitive, sorry :(.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 11th, 2011 @ 11:07 AM Reply

At 5/11/11 06:55 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Meh, not the worst Top 5 we've had although other than #2 and #5 they're just generic and repetitive, sorry :(.

Agreed. I may not have been on NG for that long, but I've seen some of the weekly Top 5, and this almost sets a new standard :D

I find it unfair that this type of music gets in the Top 5 simply because dub-heads automatically zero-bomb anything uploaded to the classical section. Maybe we should require users have an IQ check (or at least an ear check) before they're allowed to vote on songs :P

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 12th, 2011 @ 12:53 AM Reply

i don't know how my song got on the top 5 but...um...thanks?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 18th, 2011 @ 04:22 AM Reply

New tops!

#1

  • Riding Through The City
    Riding Through The City by HeavenSent

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    3.80 / 5.00
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    Hip Hop - Modern
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    148 Views

#2

  • Stroma
    Stroma by PrEmoEffect

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    4.21 / 5.00
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    House
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    339 Views

#3

  • TI:.Alternate Attention
    TI:.Alternate Attention by TIMarbury

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    4.33 / 5.00
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    Trance
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    425 Views

#4

  • Black on Black on Black lol
    Black on Black on Black lol by jpsuperfresh

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    4.36 / 5.00
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    Hip Hop - Modern
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    352 Views

#5

  • xKore - Entropy (Preview)
    xKore - Entropy (Preview) by xKore

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    4.34 / 5.00
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    Dubstep
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    544 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 18th, 2011 @ 04:55 AM Reply

At 5/18/11 04:22 AM, Mich wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21132

...fuck

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 20173

I liked this song before it got top #2. He sold out though so I don't enjoy it as much anymore. *adjusts empty glasses*

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 19651

Below par generic trance, just gotta live with that...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 20116

I can't listen to that...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 20699

xKore is das mann.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 25th, 2011 @ 06:52 AM Reply

New tops!

#1

  • SH - Circle
    SH - Circle by shaggyhaired

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    4.39 / 5.00
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    Hip Hop - Olskool
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    386 Views

#2

  • -A Taste Of...- V.3
    -A Taste Of...- V.3 by Back-From-Purgatory

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    4.39 / 5.00
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    Heavy Metal
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    741 Views

#3

  • Premo - Impossible to Convey
    Premo - Impossible to Convey by PrEmoEffect

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    4.49 / 5.00
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    House
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    381 Views

#4

  • Red Sky 2011
    Red Sky 2011 by harrypalyan

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    3.89 / 5.00
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    New Wave
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    313 Views

#5

  • >>Chao<<
    >>Chao<< by kirja100

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    4.20 / 5.00
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    Dance
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    282 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 25th, 2011 @ 07:25 AM Reply

At 5/25/11 06:52 AM, Mich wrote:
#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21885

Love it

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21684

Love it

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21529

Too much sidechain and over compression.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21240

Fair.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22157

Better than #4.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 25th, 2011 @ 01:36 PM Reply

At 5/25/11 06:52 AM, Mich wrote: #2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21684

Never thought I'd see the day.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 25th, 2011 @ 01:45 PM Reply

At 5/25/11 06:52 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21885

Finally something interesting. The choir thing is pretty annoying however.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21684

Good tune, a bit much going on in the high mid range so it sounds a bit tinny especially the guitars, but I enjoy this kind of music.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21529

I enjoyed the intro and the synths but dayum that mix is harsh

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21240

horrible

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22157

i hate it. Just a boring basshunter/b0unc3 kinda theme with terrible generic vocals.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 26th, 2011 @ 08:38 AM Reply

At 5/25/11 06:52 AM, Mich wrote: New tops!

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21885

Love it.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21684

Very Cool, He/She/It deserves every 5 he got.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21529

Geeeeeennnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrriiii iiiiiicccccccccc. No offence.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21240

Nothing too special, repetetive.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22157

I thought copyrighted vocals weren't allowed. lolwut?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread May. 26th, 2011 @ 11:59 AM Reply

At 5/25/11 06:52 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21885

Not great, it got very repetitive and there wasn't much development or variation, but it is far, far, far, far, far from the worst track that ever got Top 5.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21684

Nice, I like it. The mixing of the rhythm guitar seems a little too powerful compared to the rest of the track, especially since the clean(er) electric at the beginning sounds very thin in comparison. I wasn't so sure about the orchestral section -- both parts sound really good separated, but to me they sound more like two different tracks mashed somewhat awkwardly together.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21529

Sounds like deadmau5. Very bland. Couldn't listen past 1:30 before my ears got bored.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 21240

Really boring. The synths sound like Magix Music Maker presets lol

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22157

Seems like Chernobyl horribly mutated Russians' taste of 'good' music. I mean, to go from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov to the Russian equivalent of Rebecca Black singing "Chao!" with a tape-delay echo... What is this I don't even...

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 06:50 AM Reply

New tops!

#1

  • B7 - Pokemon TV Theme Cover
    B7 - Pokemon TV Theme Cover by Burn7

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    4.19 / 5.00
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    General Rock
    Popularity
    1,465 Views

#2

  • Who Are We - BeefourMusic
    Who Are We - BeefourMusic by SUB4RU

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    4.03 / 5.00
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    Dance
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    366 Views

#3

  • -Bafana- Untitled
    -Bafana- Untitled by Bafana

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    4.07 / 5.00
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    Dance
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    260 Views

#4

  • Fighting (FF7 Cover)
    Fighting (FF7 Cover) by ArtificialFear

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    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
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    Heavy Metal
    Popularity
    803 Views

#5

  • Tether your consideration
    Tether your consideration by InvisibleObserver

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    4.10 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    170 Views

Yay InvisibleObserver. :)

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 07:15 AM Reply

At 6/1/11 06:50 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22780

Meh.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22639

No.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23214

No.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23473

Meh.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23029

Yay.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 10:21 AM Reply

At 6/1/11 06:50 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22780

Pretty good.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 22639

Subpar generica, I hate it.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23214

Sounds like diabetes.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23473

Excellent drums and some of the transition things were great.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 23029

Err, sounds quite random and, well fragmented, I think

Yay InvisibleObserver. :)

Yay!!

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 11:12 AM Reply

You'd expect a Top 5 with two generic electronic songs, two VG covers, only one original thought-out track and as usual no orchestral.

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