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Raetsel_Lapin
1 month ago#1
We're entering the top 129 songs! Which is an odd milestone, but the first topic is almost full, so we'll move things now. Congratulations to anyone who survived the first topic.

REMAINING SONG LIST:

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azuarc (7)

Live - Dance With You
Live - Horse
Live - Iris
Live - Pillar of Davidson
Live - s*** Towne
Live - They Stood Up For Love
Live - Top

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Bane (1)

ETiD - Revival Mode

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BlackDra90n (10)

BmtH - Avalanche
BmtH - Can You Feel My Heart
BMtH - Doomed
BmtH - Drown
BmtH - Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake
BmtH - Happy Song
BmtH - Oh No
BmtH - Sleepwalking
BmtH - Throne
BmtH - True Friends

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cakophon (7)

(All tracks by Frums)

24EEEV0-$
Absolute Zero
Great Fury of Heaven
Jam with Pancake
Lost in New Blankness
Mdrqnxtagon
The Divine Comedy

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DoctorJimmy133 (3)

Dom and Roland feat. Natalie Duncan - Sacrifice
Imagine Dragons - 30 Lives (Starlight Version)
Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday, When I Was Mad (2012 Remaster)

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Djungelurban (7)

Enigma - Return to Innocence (Radio Edit)
Girls' Generation - Catch Me If You Can (Korean Version)
Jasmine Thompson - Run
Kent - Dom Andra
Maria Mena - I Don't Wanna See You With Her
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Nuage - I'm Gonna Carry On

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FL81 (8)

Felt - Resistance
Mamomo 1
Mamomo 4
Mamomo 6
Mamomo 7
Mamomo 8
Mamomo 11
Mamomo 12

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GavsEvans133 (6)

Eartha Kitt - Snuff Out the Light
Eminem - Venom
ITeachVader - Win the Race
Marty Bags - You're Not Me
NPCarlsson - Activate the Dancebot
Triple Q - Friends Halation

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handsomeboy2012 (3)

Beyond - The Land
Danny Chan - Ripples
Tat Ming Pair - A Forbidden Fruit Every Day

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Haste_2 (1)

Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - Every Summer Night

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IhatethisCPU (4)

Lee Brice - Rumor
Hatsune Miku - Sweet Devil (VDM Remix)
Tevin Campbell - Stand Out
Yello - Starlight Scene

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Jesse_Custer (7)

Ben Folds - The Ascent of Stan
Caravan Palace - Lone Digger
Flight of the Conchords - Carol Brown
Gorillaz - Sleeping Powder
Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart
Mika - Promiseland
Of Monsters and Men - Human

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LOLIAmAnAlt (4)

Collide - Freaks Me Out (Blue Stahl Remix)
Crayon Pop - Ra Ri Ru Re
Dope Stars Inc. - Dead is the New Alive (Manipulator Mix)
The Birthday Massacre - Blue

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Mega_Mana (9)

Ex Norwegian - Page To
Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit
Linkin Park - Easier to Run
Linkin Park - Figure.09
Linkin Park - From the Inside
Linkin Park - Lying From You
Linkin Park - Numb
Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong
The Monkees - Our Own World

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MetalmindStats (1)

In the Mirror

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Murphiroth (6)

Calliope Mori - Excuse My Rudeness, but Could You Please R.I.P.?
Poppy - Concrete
Poppy - Don't Go Outside
Poppy - Fill the Crown
Poppy - Sick of the Sun
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion

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NBIceman (8)

Avantasia - Runaway Train
ELO - Tightrope
Savatage - Gutter Ballet
Subsignal - La Muerta
The Dear Hunter - If All Goes Well
The Dear Hunter - King of Swords (Reversed)
The Dear Hunter - The Bitter Suite IV and V
White Moth Black Butterfly - Tempest

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NFUN (3)

Light's End (Epilogue Ver)
Scattered Lights - AI
Snowball ~ Franca's Cafe

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paulg235 (3)

Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds - Three Lions
Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever
Raven Cyarm - The Bolla Twins Mashup

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Player_0 (3)

High For This
The Morning
Twenty Eight

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rwlh (6)

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Afro Celt Sound System - The Silken Whip
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
Angelique Kidjo - Agolo
Herbal Tea - Garden
Marilyn Manson - Posthuman

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Shonen_Bat (1)

Jet Force Gemini - Water Ruin

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Snake (6)

Gin Wigmore - Carbona
Meg - Searchlight
Miranda Lambert - Dark Bars
Straylight Run - Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
Taylor Swift - the last great american dynasty
Yuji Ohno - Wandering Days

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Steiner (1)

10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)

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The_Mighty_KELP (4)

(All tracks are metal remixes of Octopath Travelers from "The Eightfold Road" album)

Alfyn, the Apothecary
Enveloped in Kindness
H'aanit, the Hunter
Ophilia, the Cleric

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Toxtricity (3)

Allan Holdsworth - The Duplicate Man
Dux Content - Dux Mix 1
Ske - Fraguglie

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UF8 (7)

Hanayori Joshiryou - Koko Kara, Koko Kara
Manju - Yakusoku
Nemukawa Yumena - You & Me (Akkey Remix)
Paule Clown - Boku no Friend
Queue x Setsu - Side Queue
Setsu x Queue - Side Setsu
Yuni - Hello/How Are You

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And there are a large amount of songs that, while not part of the actual ranking, will be listened to and vaguely commented on after the ranking ends. Again, if you suggested something and I did not add it to the list, please let me know--I'm not ignoring any suggestions, but trying to sort through 490 posts to find anything is difficult and I may have missed something.

ZA’LIST (in no particular order)

Achtung Baby (Album)
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (Album)
Grind Session (Game OST)
Theodor Bastard - Volch’ya Yagoda Album
Utopia (Pathologic 2 OST)
The Golden Age (Woodkid Album)

Assorted Bring Me the Horizon albums, I’ll figure out which ones later

Steve Reich (Artist)
Master Boot Record (Artist)
The Gaslight Anthem (Band)
Gunship (Artist)
Hiroshi Miyauchi (VGM Artist)
Imami Pon and BA.M (VGM Artist)
Live - We Deal In Dreams
Piano Opera - Terra’s Theme (Arr. Bill Dobbins)
Piano Opera - The Serpent Trench (Arr. Bill Dobbins)
Piano Opera - Welcome to Our Town! Music Box
Piano Opera - Theme of Love Music Box
Piano Opera - My Home, Sweet Home Music Box
Piano Opera - The Mystic Forest Music Box
Piano Opera - Terra’s Theme: Music Box
Shooter Jennings - The Low Road
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Now or Never
Hive - Moves Within Time (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Movements)
The Moody Blues - In The Beginning/Lovely to See You
The Doors - Light My Fire (full version)
ZZ Ward - Ghost
Veracocha VS Axwell - Feel The Carte Blanche
Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Down - Bury Me in Smoke
Down - Stone the Crow
Down - Eyes of the South
Corrosion of Conformity - Clean My Wounds
POWER TRIP - Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)
JINJER - Judgement
Jacob Collier - CLARITY
Somunia - last night (virtual cat remix)
Messgram - mother tongue (Bring Me the Horizon Cover)

And some songs UF8 PM’d a while ago
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1 month ago#2
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1 month ago#3
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Raetsel_Lapin
1 month ago#5
Going to try and get through the now standard 15 songs, even with the late start. Here’s the first batch:



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129: LINKIN PARK - LYING FROM YOU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjdgcHdzvac&list=PLlqZM4covn1EbvC_6cuERQ59QaMbPkUyE&index=4

Nominator: Mega_Mana (9/18)
Source: Meteora (7/13)

Initial Score: 74.15 [#72]
Revised Score: 77.35 [#140]
Final Score: 78.50 [#129]

(First Thoughts: It’s no “I Think I’m OKAY”, but it kinda fills the same space lyrically and I’m a bit tired of the former song from having listened to it on an endless loop for a while last year... good song choice.)

Not sure why past me felt the need to compare every single song in existence to “I Think I’m OKAY”, but alright.

Either way, this is a good song that (like almost everything on this album) is roughly along the lines of what I was looking for. Very lonely and depressing, but not soul-crushing... (well, the song itself isn’t. The singer’s death makes all the songs even bleaker, but I’m trying not to dwell on that.)

[Final Thoughts: Definitely one of the better examples of what i was looking for, yes.]

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128: CRAYON POP - RA RI RU RE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AczeObkJDAM

Nominator: LOLIAmAnAlt (4/15)

Initial Score: 49.27 [#433]
Revised Score: 50.05 (upgraded to a 68.55) [#216]
Final Score: 68.59 (upgraded to 78.60) [#128]

(First Thoughts: The obvious MGS joke here is too obvious, so I guess I’ll just leave it there.)

Not a fan of the verses or the rariru parts, but the bouncy “kiss me tonight” choruses get high marks for being cute, fun, and making me think of anime ending themes. Somehow it almost feels Cardcaptor Sakura-esque; like, I know it isn’t similar to any theme on that show, but I can still kinda picture this song playing over that show’s credits.

The combination of things I like and things I dislike averages out to...slight enjoyment, I’ll say?

[Later: I think I’m going to raise this song up to the 60 point level. The choruses are too addictive to let this song have a lower score.]

[(Not) Final Thoughts: I love the choruses, but the high 60s is as far as I want to carry it. Judged based only on the parts I like, it’d probably be in the high 80s... but there’s definitely parts of the song holding it back.]

[Later: Another song moved up at the last possible moment, messing up all the counting.]

[Final Thoughts: This became one of several pet songs that kept getting moved further and further up the list, but it falls here in the high 70s. A fun and cute chorus makes the song enjoyable and memorable, but it’s not quite at the next tier level.]

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127: EX NORWEGIAN - PAGE TO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doRB60taV8s

Nominator: Mega_Mana (8/18)
Source: Mega Mana’s Extra Songs (2/5)

Initial Score: 60.22 [#231]
Revised Score: 73.06 [#179]
Final Score: 78.70 [#127]

(First Thoughts: It’s nice and I wish I had more to say about it than that.)

I wouldn’t mind hearing...two other songs by this band. This song has a retro classic rock vibe to it, like a song that came out in the 70s and got lost for several decades. Also, like usual, this is reminding me of something that I can’t quite place...

Don’t know if this song is the slightest bit typical for this band, but they’re strangely nostalgic for being so new, and it’s an interesting feeling. Quite like this song.

[Final Thoughts: Nothing else to add. It’s good, retro, oddly nostalgic, and I want more of it.]

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126: MARTY BAGS - YOU’RE NOT ME:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4nhY_A3cg8

Nominator: @GavsEvans123 (6/15)

Initial Score: 59.97 [#261]
Revised Score: 57.89 [#324]
Final Score: 78.80 [#126]

(First Thoughts: Certainly not my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! related song, but I like that you tried it. Best part is the outro where you can hear actual Seto Kaiba instead of the singer.)

I’d complain about this not being “I’m Back” (the far superior song about Kaiba), but I know that one by heart and it would’e been R#’d, so I guess this is a better pick because it’s not nearly as familiar to me.

This song is odd because it tries to make Kaiba out to be a tragic figure, who is all alone and sad in spite of all his wealth:

You think I’ve got it all
Everyone thinks I’ve got it made
Well, how come my only friends are the ones I pay?
No one understands
What I would do to change my life for just one day


And I’m not convinced the characterization really works for Kaiba? He’s a selfish and arrogant antihero. There are points that paint him in a somewhat tragic light (Mokuba saying he never sees Kaiba smile and that he keeps growing colder), but it’s a long way from “antihero with tragic past is unable to smile” to the “All I really want is a fwiend ;.;” sadness this song tries to give him.

The song is fine, I like it well enough, it just doesn’t feel very Kaiba-esque.

[Not-Quite-Final Thoughts: Well, I guess I do like it, and it kinda hits the right levels of sadness and anger if you squint hard enough? I also like the outro of Kaiba summoning the Dragon, but I think that was added in just for this video, wasn’t it? None of the other uploads of the song seem to have it... not that it matters; it’s a largely inconsequential addition and nothing says the songs can’t be altered in some way.

We do still have a song I alluded to in the nomination phase as having a very...glitched upload which is still a long ways from dropping because I love the effect.]

[Later: Up to the 70s, sure, I like what this song is doing. Still don’t think it works for Kaiba, but whatever.]

[Final Thoughts: Another pet song. I’m tempted to move it up a bit further, but honestly, this is still quite a high score. We’re 1.8 tiers above the “I like this” tier, which feels appropriate for this track.]

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Snake5555555555
1 month ago#6
It's because I Think I’m OKAY is an amazing song! Coincidentally Lying from You is I think my favorite LP song but there's a few other contenders.
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Raetsel_Lapin
1 month ago#8
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125: YUJI OHNO - WANDERING DAYS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhiAksgErNM

Nominator: @Snake5555555555 (6/15)

Initial Score: 72.46 [#89]
Revised Score: 78.78 [#127]
Final Score: 78.90 [#125]

(First Thoughts: This has a surprisingly strong JRPG feel to it for something non-game related. I wish I could place what this is reminding me of... my first thought was Suikoden IV, but I’m certainly not finding anything similar on that soundtrack. Possibly almost Chrono Cross-esque in places? Probably not, but I feel ‘JRPG’, ‘aquatic’, and ‘town or town-adjacent location’ quite strongly from the song and that association is probably based on something I heard somewhere at some unspecified point in the past.)

Well, now it sounds like a beach romance scene from a movie of some sort, but it still always makes me think of some sort of water-adjacent scene. And like always, I do like water-adjacent music, so I continue to like this.

[Final Thoughts: Another dead link, replacement posted.

Not a lot to add to the previous comments. It’s another in the long line of “very pretty instrumental songs that aren’t quite beautiful enough to reach the very top tiers”, though it has a very nice aquatic feel to it.]

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124: BRING ME THE HORIZON - THRONE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bGNP1nzpDY

Nominator: @BlackDra90n (10/21)
Source: Live at Royal Albert Hall (10/14)

Initial Score: 65.29 [#167]
Revised Score: 77.57 [#138]
Final Score: 79.00 [#124]

(First Thoughts: S’good.)

Not directly related to anything, but I just learned that this playlist is missing “Antivist” from the setlist. Though I don’t see any high quality uploads of the Royal Albert Hall version of the song and, looking at the lyrics, I don’t think I’d have been a big fan anyway.

Song is great as always, this type of orchestral music is wonderful and if their albums were more like this concert, I’d have to go listen to more of their discography. (As is, I suspect there’s probably another one or two songs that I’d love somewhere in their albums, but most are probably too metal)

This song reminds me of Endurant from last year’s topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfjTbY2NzsM

In that they’re both tamer subgenres of metal dealing with becoming stronger when people try to break you down and what not. I prefer Endurant, but this song is still pretty great too.

[Final Thoughts: Mew.]

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123: THE WEEKND - HIGH FOR THIS:

https://open.spotify.com/track/5fohLPNqO6TqwrZ7BoUWUT

Nominator: Player_0 (3/30)

Initial Score: 72.13 [#102]
Revised Score: 66.24 [#235]
Final Score: 79.11 [#123]

(First Thoughts: Complicated. I like the dark, buzzing sound of the music—a lot. I also kinda like the singer’s voice. But I hate the lyrics. Right now... I’d say my love for the track’s atmosphere greatly overpowers my hatred of the lyrics, but I could easily see this song dropping into the bottom ten on another day.)

The first song on the album, this one actually got my hopes up. Sure, I completely hated the lyrics, but I loved the backing music and he clearly had enough talent that it was easy to imagine a song that I absolutely loved coming from him. I was actively excited to hear the rest of the album.

Suffice it to say my opinion dropped very sharply after that.

This song is still good and it’s relatively tame, by Weeknd standards, but it’s still all sex and drugs and I still can’t possibly care about the lyrics any less than I already do. (And spare me any explanations about how he’s telling you to get high to listen to his music, or how it’s about how he’s going to sex you up musically, or whatever. That type of metaphor does not get you anywhere with me.)

[Later: Ohh, that buzzing quality to this song though... I suppose I can’t let it get less than 70 points.]

[Final Thoughts: Does so many things I like musically and does them perfectly that it gets a very high score, in spite of it’s...Weeknd-ness.]

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122: LINKIN PARK - FROM THE INSIDE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHpvjrFpe0&list=PLlqZM4covn1EbvC_6cuERQ59QaMbPkUyE&index=10

Nominator: Mega_Mana (7/18)
Source: Meteora (6/13)

Initial Score: 80.36 [#46]
Revised Score: 85.49 [#87]
Final Score: 79.22 [#122]

(First Thoughts: Another nice song that is occasionally a bit too shouty.)

The bridge is just shouting and drags the score down a bit, but not as much as you might expect. It’s a rather short section that only comes up towards the end, so it’s easy enough to forgive and/or ignore.

As good as the song is, I don’t have any personal connection to it. As far as I can tell, I’ve actually never been betrayed by anyone, so this doesn’t really resonate with me as much as some of their other songs. Still great, still in the right genre and emotional tone, just not exactly right and a bit too shouty near the end.

[Final Thoughts: Another “very close to greatness” song.]

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Snake5555555555
1 month ago#9
Love your comparison to the beach/water. It actually kind of reminds of the Ecco soundtrack and I can picture it playing over underwater caves with crystals especially.
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Raetsel_Lapin
1 month ago#10
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121: LIVE - TOP:

https://open.spotify.com/track/58QWceo4iT5BFycK4DojHy

Nominator: Azuarc (7/28)
Source: Throwing Copper (5/15)

Initial Score: Unscored (treated as a 0) [#578]
Revised Score: 41.96 [#514]
Final Score: 79.33 [#121]

(First Thoughts: I’m not going to deal with this now and am just leaving everything blank.)

Right... objectively good song that is too serious for me to spend any time caring about. “Blah blah blah, really makes you think, blah blah blah, bloopity bloop bloop”, we’re done here.

[Not-So-FInal Thoughts: I always take a break after this song comes up... and often try to rest before listening to it as well. There’s a very strong “I’m not going to deal with this song” aspect where I actively dread its arrival and I’m always too spent after listening to it to continue anywhere else. Still, 41 points feels far too low for this... let’s move it up to the high 40s or something for a bit.]

[Still Not Final: You know, I think I do kinda like this a bit. It’s got a good Pop Rock beat and he’s got a nice voice on this track. I’m still not thrilled with the subject matter, but... well I don’t think I can let this get less than 51 points.]

[Still Going: I think I like this.]

[You Think It’s Final, But It Isn’t: ...I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I’m actually going to move this up to the 70 point tier.]

[Final? Thoughts: I don’t think this is actually the largest jump in placement from Initial Score to Final Score, but 450+ rankings is still quite impressive.]

[Final Thoughts: Much like “Selling the Drama”’s refrain of “we won’t be raped”, this song’s “Hitler in a robe of truth” line was a tad much at first. Yeah, it’s about rejecting false idols and everything, but I find I prefer not thinking about Hitler in my free time. Kinda hard to have a fun writeup once his name has been invoked.

The thing is that Ed has a really fantastic voice and once I get past the initial aversion to the subject matter, I find that I’m usually drawn into anything he’s singing. Also, it has a really infectious chorus which helps.]

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120: LINKIN PARK - SOMEWHERE I BELONG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsCD5XCu6CM&list=PLlqZM4covn1EbvC_6cuERQ59QaMbPkUyE&index=3

Nominator: Mega_Mana (6/18)
Source: Meteora (5/13)

Initial Score: 73.00 [#86]
Revised Score: 80.81 [#113]
Final Score: 79.44 [#120]

(First Thoughts: I think I prefer some of their less optimistic songs, but I do still like this.)

An important song and I imagine I’ll be more into it some point in the future, but it’s not fully working for me at the moment. Partly because I just want sadder or angrier songs than this one and partly because I just don’t find it very healing.

Like when it comes to healing music, I don’t think a song like this compares favorably to something like “Return to Innocence” with its mystical sounding chants and everything. That is healing. The meditative trance that that one Namco Museum track I love and won’t shut up about, I find that healing. NASA from last year’s topic, I found that song very healing and restorative (after the first listen where I completely hated it at any rate). This... doesn’t for me and I’m not entirely sure where the disconnect is coming from. I suppose it’s just that what other people find healing and what I find healing are quite different.

[Final Thoughts: Good song, I love the idea of it, but it’s not quite what I want right now... I think the high 70s is a good spot for it.]

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119: BRING ME THE HORIZON - AVALANCHE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07TiJoPIzR4&list=PL1djAjAZEwIaB0KaDGDu8uF99OV2Q4FA4&index=4

Nominator: @BlackDra90n (9/21)
Source: Live at Royal Albert Hall (9/14)

Initial Score: 70.03 [#132]
Revised Score: 83.69 [#97]
Final Score: 79.55 [#119]

(First Thoughts: I choose to pass on this writeup.)

Right. So, obviously, great song. I actually fully enjoyed the concert (even the lower scoring ones), so any song of theirs that made it this far up the list is great.

I just... actively don’t want to talk about it?

[Uhhh.... space filling song, space filling song... let’s click one of Spotify’s Daily Mixes for me and take the first song I don’t recall hearing before.]

INXS - Communications:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUmEJZ9uNzc

Well, it’s from the same album as “Not Enough Time”, so that’s potentially a good sign?

...And it’s an anti-news song. Joy. Alright, I don’t like the modifications to his voice on this track, his singing is actively unpleasant to listen to here. It does have some things I like (mostly samples out of context and some beeping), but it’s far from being my favorite subject matter and I do not like this sound... and, oof, I’m only 2:09 into an over 5 minute long song? Nope, I’m out, this was a space-filling song and I’m not required to listen to all of it.

[Final Thoughts: Slightly too far into the soul-crushing territory on this one. “I feel like suicide” is a bit... a bit much, honestly. Still a great song and very close to being what I wanted.]

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118: LINKIN PARK - BREAKING THE HABIT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2H4l9RpkwM&list=PLlqZM4covn1EbvC_6cuERQ59QaMbPkUyE&index=9

Nominator: Mega_Mana (5/18)
Source: Meteora (4/13)

Initial Score: 73.18 [#79]
Revised Score: 76.69 [#146]
Final Score: 79.66 [#118]

(First Thoughts: Another good song.)

Good, but perhaps a bit too far towards the soul-crushing side of things.

I’ll paint it on the walls
‘Cause I’m the one at fault
I’ll never fight again
And this is how it ends


Sounds very... suicidal. I know that it’s about drug abuse and wasn’t even written by or about Chester, but that is a really, really overwhelmingly bleak verse. Which... I still like it, but prefer the songs that are a bit easier to deal with than this one.

[Final Thoughts: So, I know this is a horrible opinion to have (we’re all used to that by now, yes?), but I think I prefer this song when mashed-up with a Miley Cyrus song than I do the original version.

Breaking the Midnight Sky:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W81OL2X39ts

It’s just the lyrics of Breaking the Habit playing over the backing music from Midnight Sky (they, thankfully, do not actually use any of Miley’s vocals) and it somehow works really well. I think the poppier backing music from Midnight Sky (which I love) takes a bit of edge off the lyrics and Breaking the Habit’s lyrics are so much better than Miley’s that they compliment the backing music far better. It makes both halves of the song stronger than they are individually.]

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