1. Post #201
    stoyan377's Avatar
    October 2010
    298 Posts
    7/10 Pretty good song, but Catgroove by Parov Stelar is better.

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  2. Post #202
    T.F.W.O.'s Avatar
    April 2010
    7,683 Posts
    entertaining 6/10

    Submarine Mammal Milk by Otto Von Schirach

    I'm sorry
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  3. Post #203
    ThatCrazyGmanV2's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,899 Posts
    Greatest thing I've heard in my entire life 10/10

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  4. Post #204
    Leyr's Avatar
    October 2010
    307 Posts
    Greatest thing I've heard in my entire life 10/10

    I liked it, about 8/10

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  5. Post #205
    ThatCrazyGmanV2's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,899 Posts
    it was ok 5/10

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  6. Post #206
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    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    Its nice, fast paced and very positive. 6/10
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  7. Post #207
    Nyan~:3
    Toyhobo's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,902 Posts
    5/10 very odd sound, though had it's good parts

    Nostalgia Incoming
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  8. Post #208

    August 2007
    47 Posts
    5/10 very odd sound, though had it's good parts

    Nostalgia Incoming

    Great song, not because of the nostalgia factor either, I'd say 8/10
    Ground control to Major Tom...
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  9. Post #209
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    john_pelphre's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,771 Posts
    Best Bowie Song. 10/10


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  10. Post #210
    Mon
    Mon's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,102 Posts
    was alright i guess
    somehow i got kind of annoyed by it though
    7.5/10

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  11. Post #211
    Anotherwall's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,895 Posts
    Its decent
    5/10

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  12. Post #212
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    I like most classic rock, and this hits the right spot. 7/10

    Italian baritone Giorgio Zancanaro sings Gerard's aria "Nemico della patria?" from Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier", recorded in 1985. Read below the video for more information


    There were three reasons I picked this version over my favorite version by Gino Bechi (which can be found here btw (click that ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjQY0z90Z_0 ))
    Firstly this one is an actual video with some nifty subtitles, so it's easier to grasp the emotion and pathos of the character. Additionally, for a little background, this opera takes place during the french revolution, and Gerard is Andrea Chenier's servant, and Gerard is now in the process of condemning Chenier (other nifty background stuffs here)
    Secondly, this is a display of a lyric baritone singing a part that many would think only suitable for a dramatic baritone ( a heavier "voice classification" than a lyric baritone), but Zancanaro sings the part rather fittingly and gloriously here, voice type be damned.

    Thirdly, in response to a comment earlier in the thread about orchestration, its true alot of operatic orchestration, especially during the arias, is more focused on supporting the soloist, but the voice is also an instrument, albeit a very complex one. You still have great orchestration in opera in the overtures, scene settings and all over the place really, Rossini's "William Tell" and Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" come to mind. Much later on, when you get into mid-late Verdi, then subsequently Wagner, and the verismo movement epitomized by the likes of Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, and so on, you start to get richer orchestration even under those parts where the singers are doin their thing, which forced a much simpler melodic line that emphasized the text rather than florid bravura singing, which shifted the register focus from the very high notes, usually C5 and above, to the high-middle still-impressive-but-still-in-normal-range register, which in turn facilitated a change from the old bel canto style of singing to a more chest oriented voice that could be more clearly heard over these impressive orchestrations. Here is a very good article on the subject for anyone interested in further reading, since I've already taken up way too much space on the topic in a thread dedicated to simply rating a song and moving on.
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  13. Post #213
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    Hot damn son, you sure know your shit.
    I hate to say it because you clearly put a lot of work into the song, but I hate opera/classical.

    1/10 because I would never listen to it.

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  14. Post #214
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    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    This is the first song I've heard in this thread that I actually hate.
    I don't like any of the melodies, I absolutely hate the lyrics and its ridiculously short.
    1/10
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  16. Post #216
    Nyan~:3
    Toyhobo's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,902 Posts
    Really nice song, to be honest I actually though it was going to be some typical mainstream song filled with excessive amounts of autotune, still not much into the genre though. 6/10

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  17. Post #217
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    rider695's Avatar
    October 2011
    739 Posts
    Nice lyrics and keyboard, and a pretty nice solo. 7/10


    Saw them live last night.
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  18. Post #218
    SKxJason's Avatar
    July 2010
    530 Posts
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  19. Post #219
    Gold Member
    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    Skipping the above post because he didn't rate.
    Nice lyrics and keyboard, and a pretty nice solo. 7/10


    Saw them live last night.
    4/10.
    It's ok. A bit too heavy for my tastes, especially the singing.
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  20. Post #220
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    HetsuProcyon's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,127 Posts
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  21. Post #221
    Pasalaqcua's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,211 Posts
    9/10 Great song, great album. My favorite is Baker Street Muse

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  22. Post #222
    T.F.W.O.'s Avatar
    April 2010
    7,683 Posts
    nice, very basic 7/10

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  23. Post #223
    Mon
    Mon's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,102 Posts
    not my kind of music but i can see the appeal
    they should get a better singer though (7.5/10)

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  24. Post #224
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    Classic song, love the beat. MORE COWBELL.
    8/10

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  25. Post #225
    ThatCrazyGmanV2's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,899 Posts
    that was so terrible -100/10

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  26. Post #226
    Behemoth_PT's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,946 Posts
    10/10

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  27. Post #227
    Sixer's Avatar
    February 2010
    555 Posts
    10/10 You can never wrong with Johnny Cash. Excellent song.

    MORE COWBELL.
    You asked, and shall receive:

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  28. Post #228
    rokknroll4's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,158 Posts
    Can't help but feel like I've heard this song a million times before (like every rock song ever made), cowbell was surprisingly nice though 5/10.

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  29. Post #229
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    hugarh's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,898 Posts
    Completely beautiful. 10/10 I have the say, the video worked really well with it too.

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  30. Post #230
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    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    4/10. It was exactly what I expected from an OST with that picture.
    I can definitely tell that it's supposed to play in the background while something is happening.
    Its ok, nothing too special but it does its job fine.
    The only video where I could find both the intro and the song.
    Start from the beginning and stop (unless you want to continue) at around 6:14.
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  31. Post #231
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    Weird intro, beat got decent though. Going to be honest and say I didn't spend 48 minutes and listen to the whole thing.
    5/10


    Since we're on this whole cowbell theme.
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  32. Post #232
    Nyan~:3
    Toyhobo's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,902 Posts
    Nice beat and somewhat generic rap lyrics but the song gets ruined for me because of that picture.
    He looks like some spoiled brat kid that wanna be black. 6/10

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  33. Post #233
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    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    A pretty basic metal song. Does it's job and does it well. 6/10
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  34. Post #234
    A pretty basic metal song. Does it's job and does it well. 6/10
    Not my style, but still kinda meh even for me, so 6.5/10

    Can't stop listening to it .
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  35. Post #235
    LLCoolJ55's Avatar
    December 2008
    31 Posts
    The music was good on its own but that video is the best thing to happen to my life in recent memory. 10/10

    Italian baritone Mattia Battistini sings the cavatina "Deh vieni alla finestra" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", recorded in 1902. More info below the video



    Text/translation and synopsis here


    Continuing on a similar vein from my last post, I wanted to give y'all an example of a true bel canto trained voice. Old recording technology aside, you can notice the distinct difference in sound quality from the more modern baritones. This role was intended for a bass-baritone or a bass, but the tessitura lies high enough throughout the role that baritones regularly sing the part. Where the true bel canto voice just flows and floats allowing for easier access to that higher register, the more modern voice would be richer while allowing the upper register to be more chesty. This is not to say there were two distinct training methods, in fact alot of vocalism is based off of bel canto training, but the emphasis in training was shifted. Another problem presenting itself by trying to showcase this style of vocalism is that it has all but died out in modern times and, in alot of cases, it didn't record as well. Notable examples of this kind of vocalism that left significant recordings include Mattia Battistini, Alessandro Bonci, Leon Escalais, Mario Ancona, Giuseppe De Luca, Francesco Tamagno, John McCormack, Carlo Galeffi, Pol Planšon, Victor Maurel, and Fernando De Lucia, amongst others. I'll provide some examples of this piece here in this playlist to showcase some of the differences. I would include my recording but I don't think it sounds that great in comparison :D

    Note: Battistini changes the ending. In the score, after "bell'a-" he jumps up to an f#4 on "mo" as opposed to going down to the written d3. He also indulges in some stylistic things throughout the piece that, to many, would seem a tad excessive for Mozart. However, with his international status as the "King of Baritones" and as a very frequent house guest of the Russian Imperial family, he did whatever he wanted to, and most of the time it was in excellent musical taste with exquisite phrasing and breath control.
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  36. Post #236
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    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    5/10 I feel bad giving it a mediocre rating because you're so enhusiastic about it, but I prefer not to listen to opera if I can help it, and unsurprisingly the sound quality, whilst decent for 1902, doesn't help.

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  37. Post #237
    SlappyBag's Avatar
    October 2011
    471 Posts
    Version you posted was blocked for me.
    Not a fan of the singing, or the beat. 2/10

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  38. Post #238
    l l
    lmao
    Dennab
    December 2011
    10,758 Posts
    Holy shit I got a lot more than I expected, that was great and very smooth.

    Ignore the picture.
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  39. Post #239
    T.F.W.O.'s Avatar
    April 2010
    7,683 Posts
    7/10 It was a little repetitive

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  40. Post #240
    Dr. Disciple's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,082 Posts
    nope.

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