Board 8 > Rate the VGMusic 2 / VGM Compatibility Project

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MC_XD
06/22/19 5:25:28 PM
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Welcome

...to the VGMGG Compatibility Project! Or Rate the VGM 2.0, if you would prefer. This is a project is a revival of the old Rate the VGM project, this time hosted by myself (aka DireKrow) and rwlh. You may have seen us voting in VGMC.

The project aims to provide an opportunity for people to better understand their own taste in VGM, and to see which other individuals in the community share their opinions on music the most. The similarity (or compatibility) between people is calculated over time through song ratings contributed by the community. In addition, this project also serves as another opportunity to discuss songs you like, share interesting songs you've found, and discover new music you haven't heard.

The main hub of the project is on Discord. If you're interested, please considering joining the server for it here: https://discord.gg/Uzb63Ef - Joining is not required, though. We would like to open the floor to as many people as possible, which is what this thread is for.

Project Structure

1. People nominate songs they'd like to see rated.
2. Nominations are semi-randomly selected each day.
3. People rate the daily selected nominations out of 10.
4. The scores are added to the compatibility sheet and the compatibilities are calculated.
5. People view the results, the compatibilities, and discuss them.

This thread may be used for all of these things. You can nominate songs, you can rate the daily songs, and discuss whatever you want to discuss.

The results can be viewed using this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1meEpo_8AqMfJzIt5fAc4Er8UUpgo4pp12wgGkJvEbZ4/edit?usp=sharing - Pick a username in the top left, and it'll show you that user's results table in the middle, ranking how similar they are to everyone else in the project from most similar to least similar. Just be aware it may take several seconds to update, depending on your connection and device.

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MC_XD
06/22/19 5:25:36 PM
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Nominations

- The project's goal is to determine the compatibility of the different participants, not to find the 'best song'. Nominate with variety as your focus; songs with different sounds, paces, moods, and so on.
- Do not stick exclusively to songs you love. Songs you don't love are just as important for determining compatibility. For example, pick ones you think would result in interesting, different opinions.
- There is no limit to the number of songs you can nominate. However, nominating more songs will not result in your songs showing up more often. Songs will be selected to maximize variety in nominator.
- Songs you nominate must originate from a game. There is no restrictions aside from that. Check the spreadsheet to make sure you're not nominating something that's already been nominated.
- To nominate a song, post your nominations here. The format for nominations is GAMENAME | SONGNAME | URL, where | is a delimiter of your choice. Your username will be used on the sheet - if you want a different name, let us know.

A list of nominations and previously featured songs can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IbPjJgReM1bN3XcVLe2u7UREwvqIPdzlnqmu0WN49uM/edit?usp=sharing

Ratings

- Each day (around 7-8PM eastern), two songs will be highlighted from among the current nominations. Once the songs are posted, you're free to post your ratings of those two songs. The rating should be a number between 0 and 10, inclusive. Decimals are allowed. Make sure you're clear what rating you're giving to what song.
- If you want to provide a comment or writeup with your rating, you're free to do so. This is not expected or required, however.
- At the each of the day, the ratings will be collected and added to the compatibility spreadsheet.
- You may abstain from rating for any reason. If you miss days, you may resume at any time without having to go back and rate the ones you missed (unless you want to). If you rate songs from older days, make it clear in your post what songs you are providing ratings for.

It is important for the accuracy of the compatibilities that everyone uses similar number ranges to indicate songs they like and dislike. Do you best to be self-consistent in the way you rate. Bare in mind the following definitions:

- A song you rate 0 should be among the worst VGM you've ever heard and have no redeemable qualities in your eyes.
- A song you rate 5 should be one you feel indifferent or mixed about; you don't clearly like or dislike it overall.
- A song you rate 10 should be among the best VGM you've ever heard and be exemplary in every regard in your eyes.
- Therefore, the range 0-5 is for songs you generally dislike, while 5-10 is for songs you generally like.
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MC_XD
06/22/19 5:27:46 PM
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Today's songs to rate:

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgA-kS_GVAQ" data-time="

Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n37hUIFdQcw" data-time="

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Pacific
06/22/19 5:29:59 PM
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This is so exciting! Will be ranking later, just popping in to say that I _LOVE this idea and can't wait to see how it unfolds!
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KCF0107
06/22/19 5:34:21 PM
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Posting to stay in my active messages
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pyresword
06/22/19 5:35:39 PM
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Tag, though most of my input will probably be through Discord in this case.
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Sceptilesolar
06/22/19 5:43:05 PM
#7:


Tag, I liked this a lot last time. Will participate for sure.
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FL81
06/22/19 5:45:50 PM
#8:


I've said it before, but Rate the VGMusic was always one of my favorite VGM projects here.
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MC_XD
06/22/19 5:51:29 PM
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Also people in the discord are free to rate / nominate here instead if they wish now that this is a thing. Wherever is more convenient.
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NowItsAngeTime
06/22/19 6:15:13 PM
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Blazblue: Central Fiction - conciliation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbwTIFyHIOo" data-time="

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Haste_2
06/22/19 6:33:41 PM
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Wow, I had no idea about this project. This is awesome. (even though I haven't participated much)

MC_XD, I have been compiling VGMC XIII stats based on your compatibility spreadsheet. I suppose I will post them in this topic in addition to VGMC XIII's discussion topic. I'm still working on it, though... it will take me a few more days. It only involves the 46 users who have cast at least 100 votes for the whole contest, though.

I will menton that Sceptilesolar has the highest win %, at 70.2%. In addition, hats off to tennisboy for enduring to the end! His win rate was only 47.6%, the worst of anybody, yet he voted in every single match of the contest.
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MC_XD
06/22/19 6:40:09 PM
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I think you should post VGMC XIII related stuff in the actual VGMC XIII related thread foremost, but I don't mind if you post it both there and here.
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Mac Arrowny
06/22/19 9:17:06 PM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 8/10

Wow, this is really great! The longer it went on the more I liked it too! Wangan Midnight stuff is excellent in general, but usually goes on too long (this one probably does too, but it works anyway for whatever reason). Tempted to give it an even higher score, but I'll try to be more accurate here.

Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 1.5/10

This is almost good sometimes. But it seems relentlessly intent on nothing happening the whole way through. Very irritating song.
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Raetsel_Lapin
06/22/19 10:41:24 PM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 6/10

Its impressive, but not really my thing. A combination of being too intense and lyrics I dont remotely care about drag the song down; when it started, I felt it would be an easy 8 (at least), but the more it went on, the less I enjoyed it. Its still good and it would probably grow on me if I gave it a few more listens, but its not working for me tonight.

Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 7/10

This was at last years VGMC, wasnt it? Its very familiar for some reason, anyway. As soon as I saw the image, I was like YES, its this song I love that I havent heard in so long!

...Well either my tastes have changed or Im just not really into it right now, as the song was not as amazing as I thought it was. I still enjoy it and the vibe it gives off, but its not super amazing.
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PSI_NESS
06/22/19 11:05:27 PM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 3/10

Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 4/10

This is a pretty cool, I'll nominate some stuff when I get the chance.
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Sceptilesolar
06/23/19 8:55:52 AM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 6/10
Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 2.5/10
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DragonImps
06/23/19 5:49:40 PM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 8/10
Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 5/10
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MC_XD
06/23/19 6:26:34 PM
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Today's songs to rate:

Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr0jAbcKL1I" data-time="

Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF6ZmPRvjsg" data-time="

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MC_XD
06/23/19 6:53:04 PM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape = 6.25/10
Vocals can be hit and miss for me, but these ones are decent. I like the melody, particularly the chorus, with that hint of epicness. Feels like the basis of something great. Lacks uniqueness and the sound quality is a little janky.

Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! = 5.75/10
A good song. I like its tone and pace, and the spooky dark vibe that it has going. For an Undertale fangame, I think it emulates the style decently well. It's just all a bit too... simple, due to its lack of rhythmic variation and syncopation. Needs more flair.
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Sceptilesolar
06/23/19 8:44:59 PM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 5.5/10
Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 5/10
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PSI_NESS
06/23/19 9:50:23 PM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 3/10

Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 6/10
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Raetsel_Lapin
06/24/19 12:10:01 AM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 5.8

Not bad, but it feels like a standard anime theme song.

Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 5.5

Kay.
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Mac Arrowny
06/24/19 12:27:53 AM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 5/10
I'm cool with this type of song in general. This doesn't really have anything interesting about it though. Neither good nor bad.

Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 6.5/10
Was actually quite digging this for most of the song and then it just... ended? Feels awfully anticlimactic.
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xx521xx
06/24/19 9:09:55 AM
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Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away: 6
Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels: 2
Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape: 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF6ZmPRvjsg" data-time="
: 6.5
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DragonImps
06/24/19 1:05:44 PM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 5/10
Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 6/10
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MC_XD
06/24/19 6:11:56 PM
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Today's songs to rate:

Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhGDmBbQdsA" data-time="

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6-xx2fLa8" data-time="

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MC_XD
06/24/19 6:55:01 PM
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Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me = 3.75
It's not unpleasant, but I do think it's boring and that some of the harmonies are clumsy. Not one of my preferred SoM songs.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit = 7
Synthwave is one of my favourite EDM genres. Love the song's intensity and the sounds of the synths. It practically sounds like its growling at you. Very much my style. This song is in serious need of more variation though; it seems like it stays in the same key for minutes straight and that holds it back.
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PSI_NESS
06/24/19 10:09:10 PM
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Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me = 4

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit = 5.5
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UF8
06/24/19 10:30:48 PM
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Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 4.9
I want to like it but it really seems like this song just doesn't really know what it wants to be. It just doesn't quite connect because it's in this odd space of feeling like it's trying to be 90s but also not because it was 2001 and apparently anisongs were going through a transitional period then. Vocals are hit or miss too, predictably.
Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 4.3
eh. I have very moderate familiarity with the music of UT fangames and while I respect that this one tried to go for some kind of specific approach, it failed to grab me at all.

Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me - 3.9
It's acceptable, but it definitely could be better for what it is.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit - 4
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Raetsel_Lapin
06/24/19 10:57:55 PM
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Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me = 2

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit = 4

Theres one section of Acid Spit, not long after the two minute mark, that I enjoy... but the rest of the song holds it back.
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Mac Arrowny
06/25/19 12:00:55 AM
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Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me - 4/10
SoM music huh. Doesn't really have that annoying feel of some SoM music, but that's partly because it's too short to get there. Meh.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit - 4.5/10
I like a good amount of the HM2 soundtrack. I like the style of this song a lot. But I don't think it's a very good song, unfortunately. Seems like an odd choice, but I guess maybe it floats some people's boats? Or maybe not, considering the scores so far.
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xx521xx
06/25/19 9:26:59 AM
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Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me: 4
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit: 5
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tazzyboyishere
06/25/19 11:03:50 AM
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DragonImps
06/25/19 4:07:32 PM
#34:


Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me - 5/10
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit - 6/10
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MC_XD
06/25/19 4:31:57 PM
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A bit of stats update for fun. In the spirit of the RtVGM aspect, here's the current average scores for the first 6 songs:

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit - 6.28
Undertale Yellow - Fever Pitch! - 6.20
Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- - escape - 5.94
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 - Burning Away - 5.72
Reah: Face the Unknown - Electrical Tunnels - 5.48
Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me - 4.80

And in terms of the project itself, 42 different people have nominated or rated something so far, and 33 of those have rated all six songs. Pretty great turnout so far, I'd say. Next songs will be up in 2 hours or so.
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MC_XD
06/25/19 6:22:47 PM
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Today's songs to rate:

Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMuxuYubD_g" data-time="

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VNcVD5zlrk" data-time="

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Sceptilesolar
06/25/19 6:49:49 PM
#37:


Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake - 3/10
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom - 4/10

Rating the two I missed:

Secret of Mana - What the Forest Taught Me - 3/10
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Acid Spit - 6.5/10
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MC_XD
06/25/19 7:24:16 PM
#38:


Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake = 5.5

Pleasant but unremarkable. I do enjoy it, but I struggle to find anything that makes me go "ooh I really like this!"

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom = 7.25

When I first listened to this, I didn't like it, but I wanted to listen to it a couple more times and have since come around on it. It's incredibly unique, to the point that I see it as a great strength. The vocals are definitely 'bad'... but I think they contribute strongly to the song's atmosphere. I love the Feryquitous-esque EDM backing.
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KCF0107
06/25/19 7:51:32 PM
#39:


I cannot believe that someone nominated a song that I submitted to azuarc for his collaborative list.
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PSI_NESS
06/25/19 9:52:42 PM
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Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake = 5.5

I 100% agree with MC_XD on this one.

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom = 1.5

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Raetsel_Lapin
06/25/19 9:58:39 PM
#41:


Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake = 6

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom = 4.4
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DragonImps
06/25/19 11:23:49 PM
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Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake - 6/10
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom - 6/10

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xx521xx
06/26/19 9:03:01 AM
#43:


Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake: 5.5
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom: 5

Nominate:
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Try, Try Again -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC5_3o6AdbM" data-time="

Final Fantasy IX - Crossing Those Hills -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zapicryk06k" data-time="

Mamorukun Curse! - Blossom Shower -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaydHDQSI2I" data-time="

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Mac Arrowny
06/26/19 12:53:43 PM
#44:


Paper Mario Color Splash - Cherry Lake - 5/10
Meh.

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours - Freedom - 2.5/10
Her voice is kinda painful. Song got better once it sped up, but then it just ended really fast.
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azuarc
06/26/19 3:06:41 PM
#45:


I have successfully managed to nominate the least-liked song so far. Success?
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MC_XD
06/26/19 6:52:52 PM
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Today's songs to rate:

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Opening -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2mkzj0cb80" data-time="

Plok - Beach -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ODKKILZiYY" data-time="

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Mac Arrowny
06/26/19 7:27:19 PM
#47:


Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Opening - 6.5
The start of this filled me with dread. Not because it was bad (I quite like the beginning), but because the video made it look like a game OP with bad vocals. Sadly that was true, but the vocals are kinda nice and corny too, so they didn't hurt the song too much.

Plok - Beach - 3/10
Beach has this really annoying sound to it. All the instruments. Bleh.
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MC_XD
06/26/19 7:36:56 PM
#48:


Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Opening = 3.5/10
Really dislike the singer and it's just so cheesy, to the point I find it uncomfortable to listen to. The backing and melody seems good though so I feel kinda bad saying I don't like it.

Plok - Beach = 6/10
This song is good. I honestly don't have much else to say about it though. It has cool prog variance and is somewhat of a standout among SNES music, but it doesn't grip me.
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Sceptilesolar
06/26/19 8:22:48 PM
#49:


Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Opening - 4/10
Plok - Beach - 6.5/10

I dunno if it's deliberate or just because of the nominations, but most of these really do feel like they fall into a pretty narrow band of ratings for me. Haven't given any super high scores, at least.
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PSI_NESS
06/26/19 10:21:48 PM
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Opening = 3.5

Plok - Beach = 8

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