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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 09:47:12 Reply

New tops!

#1

  • Syst3m Sh0ck [RNG]
    Syst3m Sh0ck [RNG] by Sirdangolot5

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    3.95 / 5.00
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#2

  • Chipmunk Blues
    Chipmunk Blues by robertemerald

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    1.97 / 5.00
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    Blues
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    221 Views

#3

  • Shooting Zeros
    Shooting Zeros by Cuzone

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    2.51 / 5.00
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    Techno
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    361 Views

#4

  • Lumbunga
    Lumbunga by HeavenSent

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    2.76 / 5.00
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    Latin
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    203 Views

#5

  • I Get The Blues
    I Get The Blues by robertemerald

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    2.76 / 5.00
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    Blues
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    169 Views

Sorry for the delay guys.
Is it "weekly worst" nowadays? Lol.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 09:47:51 Reply

AND THEY ALL SUCK!

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 10:49:25 Reply

OK the Top 5 this time is horrible. The only one that isn't ear-rape is the first one, and even that one isn't too good.

It shows how the AP is desperate for a better system.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 11:07:34 Reply

At 6/23/10 09:47 AM, Sealander wrote: AND THEY ALL SUCK!

*cuts wrists*

At 6/23/10 10:49 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: OK the Top 5 this time is horrible. The only one that isn't ear-rape is the first one, and even that one isn't too good.

It shows how the AP is desperate for a better system.

I do agree however about the other four. I would expect that my track would be the worst among the features, but it seems total, utter shit has somehow been getting to the top 5 lately.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 12:48:23 Reply

At 6/23/10 11:07 AM, Sirdangolot5 wrote:
I do agree however about the other four. I would expect that my track would be the worst among the features, but it seems total, utter shit has somehow been getting to the top 5 lately.

Your track isn't actually bad, and I wouldn't say it sucks as mentioned above. The production value is there. You obviously know your way around whatever DAW you are using. But the writing is very bland and repetitive. If I were you I would keep doing what you are doing from a producer standpoint, but increase the amount of time and work spent on the writing aspect.

As for the other four songs up, I think the worst is the song posted under Latin. Because at least the other three have in some way followed their genres. The blues songs are actually blues, the production value is just awful and the chipmunk idea is old, overused, and lame. And the techno song is techno-ish, just bad in terms of quality and composition.

But the song posted under Latin is by far the worst in every way. There is no aspect of Latin instrumentation or style in it whatsoever.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 13:09:45 Reply

#1 is produced well and pretty good for trance/dance, but it sounds to me like its stylistically unoriginal. Otherwise its good, but doesn't stand out as something I'd really be intrigued to hear. SirDangle deserves a spot in top 5 I think with it, I wouldn't contest that at all.

The other 4 how ever just blow hard core.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 14:34:38 Reply

What the fuck?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 14:51:37 Reply

What the heck happened to the audio portal? Where's all the good music? Okay well #1 was good but... wow. This is just sad!


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 15:10:57 Reply

LOL, Everybody acts surprised. The audio portal has been like this since at least early 2009 when I signed up.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 15:32:12 Reply

At 6/23/10 03:10 PM, DJRAV3N wrote: LOL, Everybody acts surprised. The audio portal has been like this since at least early 2009 when I signed up.

Nevertheless, this was an especially terrible week.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 15:53:39 Reply

You know... this why i dont visit the audio portal. Its full of shit >:(

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 16:16:38 Reply

At 6/23/10 03:53 PM, YouriX wrote: You know... this why i dont visit the audio portal. Its full of shit >:(

I'll hold you tight to my bosom.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-23 16:27:50 Reply

it makes me sad to know I will never get weekly tops, but this stuff does.

I give up lol


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 07:24:49 Reply

At 6/23/10 11:07 AM, Sirdangolot5 wrote:
At 6/23/10 10:49 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: OK the Top 5 this time is horrible. The only one that isn't ear-rape is the first one, and even that one isn't too good.

It shows how the AP is desperate for a better system.
I do agree however about the other four. I would expect that my track would be the worst among the features, but it seems total, utter shit has somehow been getting to the top 5 lately.

Don't mind that I called your song not that good. I have a hatred for Dance/Trance unless they're made by musical geniuses like F-777.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 07:28:21 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:24 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Don't mind that I called your song not that good. I have a hatred for Dance/Trance unless they're made by musical geniuses like F-777.

I giggled.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 08:19:42 Reply

If you hate dance and trance, you must be really frustrated with NG.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 08:32:34 Reply

At 6/24/10 08:19 AM, Sirdangolot5 wrote: If you hate dance and trance, you must be really frustrated with NG.

I am, but people like this guy, this guy and this guy make me stay.

Besides, if you check my favourites, you'll see that I have a number of Trance songs fav'd. I just hate the usual kick per beat, clap every 2 beats, offbeat bass, simple/repetitive melodies and ridiculously reverbed pianos playing random piano solos. Songs like F-777's are original, have good melodies, and heck, he's the first person I know of who actually adds a pan flute in trance songs and makes it sound GOOD.

That's not to say your song is bad, it just means that I'm one of the few people on NG who don't like the usual dance/trance and still remain on the site. If I had to review it I'd give it a high score nonetheless, since it's still a good song, just not good in my ears.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 11:31:21 Reply

At 6/24/10 08:32 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Songs like F-777's are original, have good melodies, and heck, he's the first person I know of who actually adds a pan flute in trance songs and makes it sound GOOD.

Hey wow i read your comment and just wanted to say thanks!
Thanks so much dude =).


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 11:44:02 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:24 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
I have a hatred for Dance/Trance unless they're made by musical geniuses like F-777.

L....M....A....O....

Next thing you are gonna tell me Basshunter and Tiesto are musical geniuses as well.

4/4 DANCE KICKS IN MUZAKS!!!! GENIUS!!!!!

Fail + 5

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 11:57:47 Reply

At 6/24/10 11:44 AM, Gravey wrote:
At 6/24/10 07:24 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
I have a hatred for Dance/Trance unless they're made by musical geniuses like F-777.
L....M....A....O....

Next thing you are gonna tell me Basshunter and Tiesto are musical geniuses as well.

4/4 DANCE KICKS IN MUZAKS!!!! GENIUS!!!!!

Fail + 5

I feel like that was an insult towards me?


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:00:13 Reply

At 6/24/10 11:57 AM, F-777 wrote:
I feel like that was an insult towards me?

Only if you actually think of yourself as a musical genius.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:00:45 Reply

At 6/24/10 12:00 PM, Gravey wrote:
At 6/24/10 11:57 AM, F-777 wrote:
I feel like that was an insult towards me?
Only if you actually think of yourself as a musical genius.

Nope =).


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:03:51 Reply

Then tell me this, if basshunter and Tiesto aren't musical geniuses then why are they making millions of dollars a year while you sit here ridiculing them?


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:07:54 Reply

At 6/24/10 12:00 PM, F-777 wrote:
Nope =).

Then don't worry about it. ;-)

Not even the best composers here on Newgrounds could be considered geniuses. And my comment was just sarcastically laughing at the idea that there are musical geniuses on Newgrounds. There are great composers and some real fine producers. But even the best, such as Danman, DavidOrr, MrMilkCarton, etc aren't musical geniuses.

Genius implies you are doing something that just blows the rest of the field away. Something new, unique, transcendent, and flat out amazing. Nobody on Newgrounds does that. there are a lot of great composers here and producers, but no genius is within our company.

If someone here gets accepted into Juliard or University of Berkely of California here on Newgrounds let me know. I'll be willing to change my stance on there being no genius among us. :-P


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:08:54 Reply

At 6/24/10 12:03 PM, TMM43 wrote: Then tell me this, if basshunter and Tiesto aren't musical geniuses then why are they making millions of dollars a year while you sit here ridiculing them?

Income is no measuring stick for genius. Seriously. How could you make that connection?


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:10:47 Reply

You're definition of genius is based on how much a person knows.

My definition of genius is how much a person can do with what they know.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:13:51 Reply

I agree with you about the term genius =).
But then again neither money or university can define that.

People just call whoever they like a genius really cause theres
no real way to prove it or actually own the title.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:17:39 Reply

At 6/24/10 12:10 PM, TMM43 wrote: You're definition of genius is based on how much a person knows.

My definition of genius is how much a person can do with what they know.

Definition of genius from Merriam-Webster:

a single strongly marked capacity or aptitude <had a genius for getting along with boys - Mary Ross> b : extraordinary intellectual power especially as manifested in creative activity c : a person endowed with transcendent mental superiority; especially : a person with a very high IQ

Your definition is not of genius, but of something totally different. If someone with a genius IQ doesn't use it at NASA, and instead flips burgers for a living, he is still a genius. The application is irrelevant. It's the aptitude and intellectual superiority that makes a genius. Not what he does with it.

Your definition of genius is simply wrong. Just because you decide you want to call a carrot and orange doesn't mean you are right. Same thing applies here. Just because you seem to think that a genius is defined differently doesn't mean you have some amazing way of thinking that the rest don't.

It just means you are wrong.

At 6/24/10 12:13 PM, F-777 wrote: I agree with you about the term genius =).
But then again neither money or university can define that.

People just call whoever they like a genius really cause theres
no real way to prove it or actually own the title.

The Juliard/Berkely comment was made because in order to get into them you have to show the aptitude and mental capacities of a musical genius. Granted getting into a university would not suddenly make you a genius. But the criteria for those schools is pretty much to have an exceptional musical IQ.

Does that make more sense? I probably should have explained that further in my original post. ;-)


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 12:18:56 Reply

At 6/24/10 12:07 PM, Gravey wrote:
At 6/24/10 12:00 PM, F-777 wrote:
Nope =).
Then don't worry about it. ;-)

Not even the best composers here on Newgrounds could be considered geniuses. And my comment was just sarcastically laughing at the idea that there are musical geniuses on Newgrounds. There are great composers and some real fine producers. But even the best, such as Danman, DavidOrr, MrMilkCarton, etc aren't musical geniuses.

Genius implies you are doing something that just blows the rest of the field away. Something new, unique, transcendent, and flat out amazing. Nobody on Newgrounds does that. there are a lot of great composers here and producers, but no genius is within our company.

If someone here gets accepted into Juliard or University of Berkely of California here on Newgrounds let me know. I'll be willing to change my stance on there being no genius among us. :-P

I Concur; Most of the stuff on newgrounds isnt even close to being releasable let alone the idea of "musical Genuises" on Newgrounds.There is a small chance I might be wrong though.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-06-24 13:18:20 Reply

In my opinion, there are musical geniuses on NG (at least in my eyes they are :3), which is what makes me stay on NG. To be entirely honest with you, in my 600-song music library, I don't have any songs at all which weren't from NG except some soundtrack/orchestral songs which I found in other places.

The instant I listened to Basshunter or DJ-Tiesto, I realised that they were obviously made by professionals, but they just weren't interesting for me.

While it's not easy to find good pieces in the AP, I'm not going to lie; I've found the best music I've ever heard of here, seriously. Although then again that's strictly my opinion.

That's why I use the term 'musical genius' loosely. Anyone who thinks of himself as a musical genius is too full of himself, but it doesn't matter if someone calls someone else a musical genius if that's his personal opinion of this person.

Also F-777 I never knew you'd actually check this thread. Now I'm feeling all embarrassed.


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