|The Umbrella Genre Contest Results: Closing the Umbrella|
We have a winner!
|2||Shannon And The Clams|
The Boy (Pop pick)
This is from 2018? It sounds like 60s sunshine pop! Something about this makes me think of The Mamas and The Papas. This is retro, but itâs hardly unique honestly.
|3||Joan Jett and the Blackhearts|
Chocolat's - African Choco
âNostalgia disco medleyâ (R&B pick)
Ugh disco is kinda lame. I love funky stuff like Parliament, but this is like disco minus the funk so far and Iâm not loving it. Okay itâs kinda funky now, but almost in a superficial way. I have a roommate up in college who LOVES disco and he plays bass and piano. I might show him this, but itâs not at all for me.
"Mama Loi, Papa Loiâ (Folk pick)
Very psychedelic so far! Reminds me a bit of Dr. John. His vocals have a lot of energy and the guitar is nice.
âMeat Whiplashâ (Rock pick)
Very post punk so farâŠ almost jangle pop guitar style wise. Like a weirder R.E.M. A lot of soloing, but nothing too stand out.
âWitch of Endorâ (Classical pick)
Love both the flutes and the violins here actually. Best song so far. The percussion is really rhythmic, which I donât typically expect in orchestral stuff. Wait it just changed! Ooh is that cello? Nice. Wow, this is like a nerdy march through Middle Earth now. This is very varied in its structure and thatâs doing a great job at keeping me engaged. Itâs also pretty out there too, so I can appreciate its experimental nature. Also that part with the flutes makes me think of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, nice. Maracas? Unxpected again. Good twists and turns.
âShook Onesâ (Electronic pick)
Smart choice by playing it safe with trip hop. Her voice is sweet and the drums rule here. A bassy beat in hidden in there too. Nice orchestration, albeit mixed a little low. WAIT 2 seconds of record scratching? Gimme more than that. The vocals are oddly dream poppy, but I guess dream pop and trip hop cross from time to time, so itâs not that odd. I wish the instrumentation went somewhere more though, like itâs so stagnant compared to other trip hop I like. I may have to classify this as background music. Itâs really good background music though.
âYa A Ya A Ya Aâ (Jazz pick)
Avant garde and chanty. Thatâs fun! Plus the tone of the sax here works well with those drums. And thereâs that freeform sax solo with tambourine accompaniment. This was cool, but it really doesnât stick out much among the other free jazz stuff honestly.
|9||Joan Jett and the Blackhearts|
Da Fat Cat Clique - Fat Cat Clique
âWatchitsuckaâ (Hip Hop pick)
Fun old school stuff. Cool guitar sample. The backup rappers are pretty okay. I donât ever see myself listening to this again though. Kin of middle of the road 90s stuff, right? But itâs from 2000 actually haha.
|10||Billy Childish and The Blackhands|
The Original Chatham Jack
âBottom of the Seaâ (Blues pick)
Modern, but it tries to sound old. It somehow gives it a heavy Jack White feeling since he also often takes influence from delta blues, but is modern. Itâs a lot of less interesting though if Iâm being honest. Also I know thatâs not the album this is from, but the right one isnât in the database.
Power, Corruption and Lies
âThe Villageâ (Pop pick)
Very synth poppy so far. Itâs a very simple poppy songs, but his voice is very convincingly emotion, so I like it for that reason.
2nd Time Around
âIt's a Shameâ (R&B pick)
Soulful so far and wow he can hit some pretty high notes! Those trumpets work well too. Simple, not too unique, but I have a soft spot for late 60s/early 70s soul stuffs.
Thunder Perfect Mind
âA song for Douglasâ (Folk pick)
Damn, those vocals are nerdy as hell. Is that The strings are pretty nice so far. Eh actuallyâŠ
Let Me Be A Woman
âGalâ (Rock pick)
Wow those vocals make me think of Gene Ween. Nero check GodWeenSatan: The Oneness honestly, you might like it. Great pick up. Those growls are super fun and I like the atmosphere a lot here. Crazy and noisy, just as rock should be!
1: Chamber Music 1955-1990
âAkeaâ (Classical pick)
Ah musique concrete, such a chaotic genre. Yup that piano is discordant as hell and the violins and cellos are jagged sounding.Oh fuck, I just realized that this was 13 mins long 5 mins in haha. Well i mustâve gotten lost in it, so itâs clearly very entertaining so far. Man, for some people this could be the music they play in hell, but for me, I could see it being played in heavenâŠ occasionally.
âJungle Warriorâ (Electronic pick)
Sounds like breaks. This is very obnoxious, but Iâm not sure if itâs my brand of obnoxious. Iâm not personally annoyed by it though. This is meh.
|18||The Angels of Light|
How I Loved You
âMy True Bodyâ (Country pick)
This feels like a storytelling epic so far. The percussion is really cool and that guitar is pretty typical of country. It also has a bit of an indie feel to it. Indie Country? Not like Wilco though. Decent buildup, but I was expecting bigger.
Ask the Ages
âMany Mansionsâ (Jazz pick)
Very bassy so far, and that trumpet theme reminds me a bit of Zappaâs jazz fusion themes. Damn that sax solo feels like free jazz again. Good song.
|20||Count Bass D|
âMake a Buckâ (Hip Hop pick)
I like how glitchy that intro is and that guitar sample is really pretty and I mean in a way I actually really like.
On the Way
âMessage to the Clerkâ (Blues pick)
Oh my god, this guy! Outsider music blues! This is goofy and I like the harmonica. The guitar is simple, but effective. Yup, this is pretty good.
SandwichBubble FINAL SCORE: 3.29/5 (FAILED!)
NeroCorleone80 FINAL SCORE: 3.53/5 (WINNER!)