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Old 09-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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LMP: You probably had the most eclectic list of all. You could see that as a positive or a negative and I'm not sure which it is for me. It's definitely cool how part one seamlessly goes from punk to hip-hop. Part one was one the most enjoyable sequences of the whole competition. There wasn't a song I truly disliked although I wasn't impressed by each hip-hop song. Strokin' was hilarious, I think I may love The Avalanches and Bagboy convinced me I need to listen to the Pixies. My favorite part was Two Hearts in 3/4 Time -> Whoa.

Part two was more hit and miss. The opening songs were a bit too cheesy. Touch does have some nice moments however. The first song that really impressed me was Dust Lane. Incidentally, I watched Amélie Poulain only a couple of days ago. Now I now Yann Tiersen has some other tricks up his sleeve as well. All the songs from then on up until Modern Love were really good and then it started getting inconsistent again. The Grizzly Bear track was good but I can't fathom Fiona Apple's appeal at all for instance. It was also nice to hear the original Black Sheep Boy (which I hadn't). I prefer Will Sheff's take I think but I'm as biased as can be.
Thank you! I do take the "eclectic" tag as a compliment. Glad that you found some new things to listen to out of all of that.

"Strokin'" should be the National Anthem.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #17
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So, how do we all feel about making Travis's 11:59PM September 9(tomorrow) deadline? I don't think I'll be able to finish everything by then. I certainly wouldn't ask for anything to be pushed back just for me, but if there enough other people who aren't going to be finished, then it might worth thinking about.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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I've only received one set of rankings so far, FWIW.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #19
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I've got 4 left to go. An extra day or two wouldn't hurt.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #20
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Same here. 5 left to go for me.
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Somewhere between 5 and 8 left, I figured I just wasn't going to rank them.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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Somewhere between 5 and 8 left, I figured I just wasn't going to rank them.
You have to, or your list is out. Just judge based on what looks more appealing, if you have to.

I'm totally cool with pushing this back to the weekend.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #23
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That'd be great.

Not to start a post-mortem discussion so early, but I think there should be a shorter tracklisting limit. 90-100 min. lists were the easiest to digest.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #24
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We discussed that in the offseason last time and opinions were too split to make a change.

My opinion: time shouldn't be a forced restriction. It allows for greater variety if the participant can make that decision for themselves. Some lists should be longer than others, frankly. The more homogeneous, the shorter the length should be IMO.
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I remember being part of that discussion. Hell, I'll make any list as closest to the limit as possible. The drop-off in commenting on each thread combined with the amount of participants speaks for itself, I think.
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Consistent participation wasn't a problem with DI1-DI6, which had the same 160 minute time limit. The difference? Voting vs. ranking. Interest will always wane if it takes 3 months to wrap it up. This was the first DI to ever actively encourage the making of shorter lists, but the results were the same.

But you guys know I hate the ranking system. It was fun once or twice, but it puts no pressure on anyone to participate.
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Consistent participation wasn't a problem with DI1-DI6, which had the same 160 minute time limit. The difference? Voting vs. ranking. Interest will always wane if it takes 3 months to wrap it up. This was the first DI to ever actively encourage the making of shorter lists, but the results were the same.

But you guys know I hate the ranking system. It was fun once or twice, but it puts no pressure on anyone to participate.
Agreed on the ranking system being a killjoy. Folks shouldn't be required to weigh in on every list; that being said, it's what makes the whole thing worthwhile, for me at least.
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You have to, or your list is out. Just judge based on what looks more appealing, if you have to.

I'm totally cool with pushing this back to the weekend.
If you change the deadline to Saturday, maybe I'll have gotten through the rest of them. But if not, I'll be just fine with you finding another last place. If we're all just ranking things we haven't listened to anyway, rankings are even dumber than I thought they were.
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I remember being part of that discussion. Hell, I'll make any list as closest to the limit as possible. The drop-off in commenting on each thread combined with the amount of participants speaks for itself, I think.
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Agreed on the ranking system being a killjoy. Folks shouldn't be required to weigh in on every list; that being said, it's what makes the whole thing worthwhile, for me at least.
My opinion, which I stated from the beginning:

We go back to a poll system, possibly returning to world cup style, I think that's a fairly good way of doing points and giving people time to listen to the lists as well. But, in order to participate, you must submit your name to whoever runs it first. This way, no one can just come in and vote in the polls for their friends, as was a problem before.

To alleviate that problem, as well, I still think we should have the lists submitted to the organizer and only the organizer knows whose list is whose.

I also have no problem with shorter playlist times, I feel bad for being one of the only people to use the full time limit this time around, but I don't regret it.

Ranking is so arbitrary once you get near the middle, I personally struggle to rank, but when you put two things up against each other, the decision is much simpler.
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Shorter playlists are definitely easier to listen to! Nothing against long playlists but they do run the risk of not being heard by enough people, only because people simply may not have the time to devote 160 min to each and every participant.
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