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Old 12-08-2014, 12:41 AM   #31
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Holy fuck, so sorry everyone. I am uploading a zip file to MEGA.co.nz right now and will send new link to LM.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:55 AM   #32
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PFan: Let me just say that this list resonated with me for a variety of reasons. The second disc was replete with some of my favorite artists - Tim Hecker, The National, Beach House, Bat for Lashes - and one of my favorite ever songs - Jubilee Street, which is about as cathartic and entrancing as anything I have ever heard. You mention in the description that it's basically about your life, and that personal element comes through strongly. Every so often there is one of these lists where the personal significance is almost palpable, and this one belongs in that category.

There's something of a forlorn quality to it, but it never gets depressing or hopeless; the mood is such that the playlist is actually an experience rather than just a collection of songs. Maybe this is hitting me harder than it will others, because a few of these songs - Jubilee Street and You Were a Kindness - have a great deal of significance to me, to the point where just hearing them brings a fairly strong emotional reaction. So I guess what I'm saying, and it will sound presumptuous I suppose, is that I know well the feeling this list is conveying.
It's not presumptuous at all, it's exactly what I was going for. I'm thrilled that it worked for even one person, so this was great to read. I think you really nailed what it meant for me, too, maybe even more succinctly than I could have. I had tried four or five times to describe what it meant and couldn't do it without over-explaining or getting too specific, which I didn't want to do either. I'm glad I didn't.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #33
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I have sent my new link to LM. Sorry again everyone.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:13 PM   #34
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What, did you suddenly become Canadian?

iYup, you're up.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #35
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I have sent my new link to LM. Sorry again everyone.


It's cool, we've all decided to subtract 3 points from whatever score we wind up giving you.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:52 PM   #36
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While we're on the subject of point subtraction, I want to discuss a possible rule change.

As we're getting nearer to the end of the competition, there are a growing number of participants who aren't around to vote. While I don't advocate removing these participants entirely, as we did with the ranking system, I'm considering tacking on some kind of penalty if you don't vote in your own group.

Because here's the thing. If you skip voting in groups that aren't your own, you don't personally see any benefit. If you don't vote in your own group, and everyone else does, you gain all of those points without giving any out. I've already seen one instance where a list was way ahead until its creator got around to voting and there was a massive 8 point swing the other way. So if they don't vote, those points have to be compensated for somehow.

Right now I'm considering an 8 point subtraction.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:57 PM   #37
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My personal, harsh bastard opinion would be to punish people pretty harshly for not voting, if only because that'd incentivise participation. So yeah, 8 points sounds fine. I'd probably go even more harsh (like 12 points), but that's probably unfair.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #38
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Actually, 12 makes sense. Assuming a fairly average score is 4/8 (halfway between the minimum of 0 and the maximum of 8), if three people give you that score and you fail to vote, you net 12 points (in fact, you could theoretically net up to 24). -12 is probably the fairest way to go. But I'm a nice guy, so I don't know.

Point is, vote in your own group at least.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #39
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Wait, is there a deadline? I've listened to almost everything so far, I just haven't sent any votes in yet. Figured I would review after everything is done.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #40
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The "deadline" is one week after group 5 starts. About 10 days. But we've all seen this song and dance before, it'll probably end up being a few more than that.
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You don't say.
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Afliktor:

Liked the first two thirds, didn't like the final third. The Big Sleep was my favorite track, hadn't heard of them before. Should look them up if this is an indication of their sound. Someone said there was dubstep on this list but I didn't hear any, nothing that went beyond EDM on a couple tracks at the beginning of the third section (probably my least favorite part of the list). I thought the list could have used more vocals. I'm not against instrumentals when the music's interesting but they can only care it so much of the way. As an aside, I enjoyed the Afliktor track in the list.

Also, it should be noted in Afliktor's defense (I know IWB alluded to this issue) that she did post in the first discussion group, but it is correct that she has not posted since then. If you're going to be mad about people not listening to lists, just wait for Group 5. I think LMP is the only one from that group who has posted about listening.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #43
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And I've fallen behind the past week or so. Got halfway through Cute Irish Bono's in transit the other day which made for a pleasant ride.
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I've been listening, but I think I've been forgetting to comment.

Afliktor's list was a lot of fun for me, but when I don't sit at my computer and listen to these (and instead play video games, like I did for hers and Peef's), I'm nearly worthless for comments afterwards, because I rarely know what song was what. That being said, I had a fun time with her's, a lot of stuff that would've fit on the list I was initially trying to make, as well.

Peef, I didn't always love the flow of your list, but the songs were, for the most part, all all-time Ashley's Greatest Hits, so it went over pretty well, here.
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More comments to follow, Cobbler, but the transition from DJ Shadow to Outkast was fantastic.
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