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SMWCentral Official Annual Music Tourney #1 2021 - end

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my rankings are, from best to worst (but I didn't really hate any of them tbh)

ruse of an ooze, sukuna theme, bowser castle, madness combat, haircuts for men, potemkin
This was a better set than the previous one, at least

1. Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe: I like this one a lot; reminds me of BattleBlock Theater of all things.
2. Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5]: This one's pretty good. Seems like it would work well in its source material, too.
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3. Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze: Very upbeat and catchy, but some parts are definitely better than others.
4. haircuts for men - weakling heart: This song is only 4 and a half minutes long but I got tired of it after 3 and a half
5. Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds: I'm no classical music hater, but I was prepared to put this song at the bottom because I think submitting classical pieces to a music tourney is...kind of an odd move, really. I find that they're generally not as engaging as the other types of music you tend to see in tourneys, since they're generally more for easy listening. Still, apparently I've been proven wrong because this song's honestly pretty solid (well, at least for the first 2 minutes or so...the rest is WAAAY too intense for my taste).
6. ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess: This one's fine, I guess. Definitely would be solid final boss music (I assume that's what it is :P).
7. Sinc-X - bowser's castle: This song is a VERY impressive feat in SMW porting and it deserves all the recognition it has, but...it's not really my thing in terms of casual listening.
8. Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith: This might be a hot take but I think this song would be 10000000000 times better without the vocals
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1. Sinc-X - bowser's castle: Incredible composition. Apparently it uses SMW samples which just blows my mind. On top of being designed really well, the music itself is good and sounds like something I'd hear in a difficult video game.

2. Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds: Just an all around beautifully done song. I do really enjoy classical music so I'm a little biased, but still. The changes between big and bombastic and small and quiet are so well done and add to the dynamics of the piece.

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ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess: Definitely sounds like boss music. Energetic and anxious. I really liked the synth parts.

haircuts for men - weakling heart: I really enjoyed the drum sound. It's in your face and punchy, the kick especially. It fits the song well. Decent tune, but I found myself in the end wanting more.

Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe: Silly video game music. Got a decent sound to it, but it's not a winner in my book.

Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5]: The intense electronic sounds in this one are neat. At about halfway through the melody changes slightly and that's when I personally started to like it.

Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith: Heavier song compared to the rest of the nominees. I like a good hard rock song, but this one I wasn't a huge fan of.

Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze: Hectic video game song. I haven't played Cuphead in years but I do enjoy its soundtrack, including this. The piano and horns are my personal favorite parts.
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Sinc-X - bowser's castle
Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze



List Soundtrack - List Hacks

Mega Man X3 OSTs
Believe it or not, almost all of these songs seemed to have roughly the same kind of execution this go round, which blurs my voting for which one to give.

Here come my picks...
  • Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith
  • Sinc-X - bowser's castle


And we have some commentary...
  • Unbelievably, I saw that Sinc-X - bowser's castle had competition from ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess and Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith... and, amusingly, Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze. Two other tracks get defeated in direct combat with these four: Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe and Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5]. Then, I picked two out of the remaining four.
  • Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds isn't in the group, but to me somewhat almost had the same execution, except slower in tempo and having more quiet sections.
  • haircuts for men - weakling heart is the only one I felt was not in competition at all with the other seven songs. Unfortunately, I found the execution too generic for my taste.
Sinc-X - bowser's castle

Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith
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Sinc-X - bowser's castle
ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess

I didn't expect YUMP 2 to make a cameo in this tourney!
1. Sinc-X - bowser's castle
2. Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith

3. haircuts for men - weakling heart
4. Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze
5. Madness Combat 6.5 Soundtrack: Cheshyre - Main Theme
6. ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess
7. Spiralmouth – Crash Twinsanity: Cavern Catastrophe
8. Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds

Top 3 was close.
Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith
Sinc-X - Bowser's Castle
ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess
Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds








haircuts for men - weakling heart
Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe


 
1. Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith (haha funny society song, oh wait, this a fuckin' banger tho, god damn; but yeah, jokes aside, I've always been excited to see how Guilty Gear music sounded like, but I never listened to any of it since I wanted to listen to it in the context of the game itself... certainly not disappointed tho, this fuckin' hits hard man 🤘😤🤘)

2. Sinc-X - bowser's castle (gonna be honest, I would've preferred the Star World theme instead since I like that one more for general listening, but yeah, this is still very much an obvious nomination either way lol; pretty much Sinc's magnum opus right here haha)




3. Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds (ngl, I kinda liked when it started to get messier and more chaotic, even tho it got really overbearing, which I assumed was intentional? but yeah, dunno if I liked it that much to vote for it sadly)

4. Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe (this was surprisingly a lot cooler than I was expecting, personally thought I would hate the vocals, but I feel it gives a lot of charm to the track; but yeah, once again, wasn't good enough for a vote I guess)

5. Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5] (I like the synths and the general vibe, but otherwise it was just "meh" sadly)

6. haircuts for men - weakling heart (same as above)

7. ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess (personally, I always found this particular final boss theme to be pretty cool, but now that my tastes in music are much more different now, along with my enjoyment of the series having effectively nose-dived into a fuckin' cliff with no chance of it ever going back up, I just don't like it as much anymore; also I love how it goes to shit the moment the fucking ZUNpets show up lmao)

8. Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze (it's fine)
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Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe
Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds
haircuts for men - weakling heart (nice n chill)
Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze (I guess...)

shoutouts to sinc-x and crash twinsanity, honestly might've voted for igor stravinsky if the whole rite of spring was nominated

also where did everybody go #smrpg{sad}
MY TWO CHOICES:

1. ZUN - KOBITO OF THE SHINING NEEDLE ~ LITTLE PRINCESS
2. HAIRCUTS FOR MEN - WEAKLING HEART


HONORABLE MENTIONS:
3. Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds
4. Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze
5. Sinc-X - bowser's castle


AND THE OTHER SONGS:
6. Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5]
7. Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith
8. Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe

1. ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess
2. Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze

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What is a Lunar Magic, and can I eat it?
Sinc-X - bowser's castle
Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds

The VGM nerd in me compels the first pick, and the band/orchestra nerd in me compels the second. What more can I say?
Sinc-X - bowser's castle (this song is kinda weird to me. It rises then goes down then rises again... I really liked it and it had a huge potential in the beginning)
ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess (touhou song here... Okey)
haircuts for men - weakling heart (hmmm... Okey)
Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe (not my type)
Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5] (not my type)
Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds (not my type)
Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith (interesting... Alrighty)
Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze (oh cuphead... Inexpected choice)

My choices :

1- haircuts for men - weakling heart

2- ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess
SET L RESULTS:
Sinc-X - bowser's castle (10)
ZUN - Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess (6) (tiebreaker by bebn legg)

Daisuke Ishiwatari - Armor-clad Faith (6)
haircuts for men - weakling heart (4)
Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds (4)
Kristofer Maddigan - Ruse of an Ooze (4)
Spiralmouth – Cavern Catastrophe (3)
Cheshyre - Main Theme [Madness Combat 6.5] (1)


Preliminary Round: Set M
Oblique Occasions - protoculture
flashygoodness - Rivals Theme (PC-98 Remix)
Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio - A Walkin' Thing
Charles Ives - They Are There!
Yosuke Yasui - STELLAR LIGHT
MGMT - Me and Michael
Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr Jones
Reasoner - The Last Flight

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what a photo finish! #thp{O_O2}
I liked two fantastic songs here :
1- Reasoner - The Last Flight
2- flashygoodness - Rivals Theme (PC-98 Remix)

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