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Old 08-08-2008, 02:59 AM   #136
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yeah, as a whole mine not rock as hard, but I can almost guarantee no one here has some of the heavy stuff I have - I'm talking metalcore, mathcore, post-hardcore

interference, prepare to have your faces melted off.

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Hey folks, I'm gonna back out, so phanan, there's a free spot opened up here.
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The Sound of the Underground, huh?

Did you come up with that yourself? I could have sworn I heard that someplace else...
Just for you because I saw your post at the top of the page.

I'm an American and an indie-rock dweeb but I'm also a closet GA fan.
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My one big concern with expanding to 24 competitors is the listening aspect. We already have enough trouble getting around to listening to 20 lists, and I've often thought we should reduce it to 16 entries
To be fair, whenever I've voted in these things, I've recognized 90% of the songs so I can often eyeball it. I'm sure a lot of other voters do the same. The worst instances though are when people don't know a lot of the songs and vote based on name recognition (whereas I simply don't vote if I can't recall a lot of the tracks).

For example, the poster that already gave out clues as to what's on their list, including a few artist names, well, I'm certain I'll have heard most of, if not all of their compilation. I don't hold that against people though and honestly vote for my overall favorite based on the quality of the music and the way the songs flow together. Just pointing out that some of us here have wasted so much of our lives listening to music that we need to hear very few of these playlists.
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yeah, thats alright, although it means the rounds that have people with more familiar songs will get more votes. i'd be surprised if anyone knows more than half the music on my list. personally my favourite part of this competition is discovering new music, so that's something I consider when I make my playlists
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Not just that, but how people put the actual list together, you know? Perusing it looking for stuff you like kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
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Not just that, but how people put the actual list together, you know? Perusing it looking for stuff you like kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
Well, I mean, you're supposed to vote for the list you like more, so if it's not the purpose, it's in the ballpark somewhere.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #143
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Well, I mean, you're supposed to vote for the list you like more, so if it's not the purpose, it's in the ballpark somewhere.
You know what I mean, ass.
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Yeah, simply glancing at a list I may know songs A, B, C and E. But whether they sound good in the order A, B, C, E or a totally different order, I will know only if I listen. So I don't think voting on just familiarity really helps this contest.
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It was mentioned awhile back in here, but I agree with whoever said that future DI's (6 and on) should be 120 minutes.
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So we've had our first drop out. Here's our updated list:

1. phanan
2. Axver
3. KhanadaRhodes
4. phillyfan26
5. LemonMacPhisto
6. LemonMelon
7. Zootlesque
8. AtomicBono
9. bono_212
10. DreamOutLoud13
11. RegularBonoFan
12. Screwtape2
13. Mr. V
14. impy13
15. GirlsAloudFan
16. the tourist
17. Alisaura
18. The Sad Punk
19. BigMacPhisto
20. DaveC

Alternate 1: Lancemc
Alternate 2: GibsonGirl
Alternate 3: hardyharhar
Alternate 4: Joey788

I'm assuming by GG's post that she's interested.
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I'll put my name up for an alternate spot way at the end (maybe you could make it 24?!)
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I strongly believe that in the future we have to increase the number of participants and lower the playlist lengths to 80 minutes. I know that's not a lot of time but personally I think the shorter Symphonic Album Game was one if not the best edition we've had. More people, easier listening experience, more participation, maybe higher quality and listeners will get more of a feel for a playlist.

While I love the World Cup style, I think we should figure out a system where you get to appreciate the playlists longer. I hate to see people out of it so quickly. Maybe we could have an opening ceremony or parade of playlists where people comment on them before they compete against each other.

Another idea I have that probably won't be popular is that maybe we should change the competition so that contestants are put into one of two leagues or conferences and play against everyone else there. Instead of doing polls, a thread displays the schedule of that conference's games in that round. Instead of simply voting for a person, we steal the system Irishteen is using in the Artist thread. This way people are still in the running for awhile. People stay interested and people don't get discouraged. Then we take the top two or four of each conference and use polls for those matches.

Those are my thoughts at least.
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I strongly believe that in the future we have to increase the number of participants and lower the playlist lengths to 80 minutes. I know that's not a lot of time but personally I think the shorter Symphonic Album Game was one if not the best edition we've had. More people, easier listening experience, more participation, maybe higher quality and listeners will get more of a feel for a playlist.
I agree with this completely. 160 to 120 isn't large enough of a drop IMO. All that will do is cut a handful of tracks and make it more frustrating for those of us who want to make something with a more epic feel. If it's set at 80, everyone will look at the tournament differently, and adjust accordingly. Their lists will be better for it.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:28 PM   #150
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Yeah... making it a single-disc length would make the most sense if a drop would occur. Personally, I prefer the 2-disc format because it allows for more variety and creative stylings n' shit, but it's up to you guys.

About the actual format of the tourney... I'd be down with Axver's preliminary idea, or even doing what Irishteen's doing with that Premier-style thing if we're going that route. Also, maybe making the wrap-up awards more of a main thing than declaring a full-on winner, possibly. It still is a tournament though, so there should be a "winner," but I'd like to see the other quality lists get their share of attention, you know?
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