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SMWCentral Official Annual Music Tourney #1 2021 - end

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I have four of 'em—and one of them isn't VGM-related.
Panty and Stocking—and Pop Team Epic, evidently—are coming back. Once again. Yes, I'm counting on you. 『いけいけ団長、頑張れ頑張れ団長!』
Help us raise funds for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. #ДопомагаємоРазом / #HelpTogether
“Even if you personally are so dissatisfied with life that you want the world to end, surely the cruel reality is that it will continue on, unchanging. All the better for someone perfectly content, like me.”
Aya Shameimaru, Touhou Suzunaan ~ Forbidden Scrollery
Helena Noguerra - Scent of Love (Bayonetta Pachislot)

Orange Range - Monkey Magic

Driftrud - The Lush Beds (Merrow)

Driftrud - Blinding Airlines

(i dunno who composed the first track out exactly theres a lot of composers in bayonetta and im writing this 3 mintues before this closes so im just gonna put the singer as the credits. the last two songs were made by my friend driftrud for a cool game project #smrpg{mlem})
And that's it for submissions! This thread will be closed while I prepare the brackets. Tune in tomorrow at 10:30 AM EST for our first voting round!

EDIT: delayed sorry
Preliminary Round: Set A

Cloudjumper (feat. Un3h) - Bad Apple!! (Orchestral Arrangement)
The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament
Chuck Salamone (feat. Mason Lindroth) - Bolt Thrower
Hennings Project - You Don't Care
Raito (feat. Emika) - Blood Drain
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)

For those that didn't participate last year:
-Voting periods last 48 hours, assuming nothing goes wrong.
-You must choose your TWO favorite songs from the selection of tracks. You can comment and rank each song, but I should be able to tell which two are your favorite.
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Have fun doing this for the next 4 months btw. #smrpg{:P}
T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
Raito & Emika - Blood Drain



List Soundtrack - List Hacks

Mega Man X3 OSTs
The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament
Hennings Project - You Don't Care
I couldn't find anything to write :| By the way my Youtube channel
Best of luck to everyone of you. Those are just my personal thoughts:
1- T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
2- Cloudjumper feat. Un3h - Bad Apple!! (Orchestral Arrangement)


3- Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
4- Raito & Emika - Blood Drain
5- The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament
6- Hennings Project - You Don't Care (I used VPN to listen to it!!)
7- mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)
8- Mason Lindroth & Chuck Salamone - Bolt Thrower
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THESE ARE ONLY MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. KEEP YOUR HOPES HIGH
1. T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
2. Raito & Emika - Blood Drain

3. Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
4. Mason Lindroth & Chuck Salamone - Bolt Thrower
5. The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament
6. Hennings Project - You Don't Care
7. mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)
8. Cloudjumper feat. Un3h - Bad Apple!! (Orchestral Arrangement)

already a difficult round, everything was at least decent.
Pretty solid set of songs overall. I don't think any of them were particularly bad.

1. Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star: Congratulations to whoever nominated this, because this is the first song from this tourney that I've added to my playlist. This song is fantastic.
2. mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow): This song is incredible because it has the exact same energy as the Jekyll Jekyll Hyde song from Arthur
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3. T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song: This is definitely a song that gets a lot better as it goes on. It has a great sense of progression.
4. Hennings Project - You Don't Care: This song is cool, but also a bit too long for what it is. Still, the good parts are VERY good.
5. The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament: This is a really catchy song, but it's one of those where I feel like I'd have to be in a very specific mood to want to listen to it.
6. Mason Lindroth & Chuck Salamone - Bolt Thrower: I really liked around the first minute and the last minute of this song, but the middle parts kinda dragged a bit.
7. Raito & Emika - Blood Drain: Not a bad song, but also not particularly interesting.
8. Cloudjumper feat. Un3h - Bad Apple!! (Orchestral Arrangement): I'm already familiar with the electronic version of this song, and I don't think this rendition is quite as good as it. I was really liking this version at first, but it gets pretty boring as the song goes on, mostly because of how repetitive the song is. I feel like this would need to be paired with a Olympics opening ceremony performance or something to be engaging.
Check out my WIP romhack!
my winners:
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)


honorable mention:
Hennings Project - You Don't Care - It was a bit too repetitive in comparison

So, here for a good start with already conflicting choices to make. I think mewithoutYou still holds strong in the list of happy discoveries I've made thanks to smwc tourneys.
Hennings Project - You Don't Care
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star

Those two seemed to appeal to me the most.
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my favorite two have to be "you don't care", and "lonely rolling star"

my full rankings this round, excluding what I myself nominated, from best to worst (but I don't really dislike any this round ftr, was hard to choose)

you don't care, lonely rolling star, bolt thrower, blood drain, legionnaire, bad apple, wolf am I
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
The Decemberists - The Legionnaire's Lament

(we can vote for our own nominations, right? if not, replace the latter with I guess T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song)


 
Just like in previous tourneys, you can vote for your own nomination.
I think we have a record high for number of songs submitted... but I haven't been looking at all of the previous ones.

Before I bring out my picks...

Originally posted by Bad luck man
Helena Noguerra - Scent of Love (Bayonetta Pachislot)

Orange Range - Monkey Magic

Driftrud - The Lush Beds (Merrow)

Driftrud - Blinding Airlines

(i dunno who composed the first track out exactly theres a lot of composers in bayonetta and im writing this 3 mintues before this closes so im just gonna put the singer as the credits. the last two songs were made by my friend driftrud for a cool game project #smrpg{mlem})

I was notified on Discord from DeppySlide that only The Lush Beds will show up later in the preliminaries (two songs from the same artist were picked).

Now that we have that sorted out, time for voting!

My two picks are...


  • T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
  • Cloudjumper feat. Un3h - Bad Apple!! (Orchestral Arrangement)


Here's some commentary...


  • Hennings Project - You Don't Care: I found this song to be mostly unremarkable, but it sounds like decent background music for a video game.
  • T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song: This song in my ears defeated three other songs in direct combat (which allows me to narrow down which one to pick for one of the two picks). Specifically, it defeats...
    • Mason Lindroth & Chuck Salamone - Bolt Thrower
    • Raito & Emika - Blood Drain
    • mewithoutYou - Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)

T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
Hennings Project - You Don't Care
Hennings Project - You Don't Care
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star
T-Square – Blue in Red: Knight's Song
Yoshihito Yano - Lonely Rolling Star

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