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Inverted Umbrella 2023-24 Results:

This was a lot of fun. The top 2 were well-deserved, but there can only be one winner!
Music in a Doll's House

SlothcoreSam - Psychedelic Pop

“The Chase”
I like the orchestral parts and the organ. Short but weird as hell. I like how it sped up at the end a lot.

2Matia Bazar

SlothcoreSam - Industrial/Synthpop

Kate Bush but synthy and Italian. The instrumentation is so interesting! Frantic, really! I love it!

5/5 (Sloth's heaviest lifter!)
A Funk Odyssey

SlothcoreSam - Funk

“Little L”
Sexy! Only song I really know by him is “Virtual Insanity”, but this is more intense. Maybe a bit Off the Wall Michael Jacksony for me though. Disco-funk when I go more for like I don’t know. It’s not bad at all though.

Kuuchuu Camp

SlothcoreSam“ - Dream Pop

ナイトクルージング (Night Cruising)” (by Fishmans from Kuuchuu Camp)
Cutsier than Long Season. It’s dreamy for sure. I feel like this needs more to it. It’s almost ambient in tone, but it’s quite pleasant too. Not my favorite.

5Red Aunts
#1 Chicken

SlothcoreSam - Indie Pop/Indie Rock

Vey punky… and brief! Fun, but yeah could’ve been more.


SlothcoreSam - Trip Hop

“God Bless”
Drum and bass trip hop, hmmm. Nice atmosphere so far. The bass and strings are cool for sure. Definitely a good song.

7Six Finger Satellite
Severe Exposure

SlothcoreSam - Noise Rock

“Parlour Games”
Algorithms have told me to listen to these guys, but every time I sample them I only kind of like it. This is abrasive and cool, but maybe lean too far into post punk? It’s fun though. I wish it was noisier honestly. Not sure why I’m ripping into this one extra hard, it’s good enough!

8Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot
Bonnie and Clyde

SlothcoreSam - Baroque Pop

“Bonnie and Clyde”
The vocals are kind of dull, but the weird backups are cool. I wish the orchestral strings weren’t just background elements. They need to lead more. I find this one kind of lame, honestly. Lacks life.

2.8/5 (Sloth's feet dragger)
Grandes éxitos

SlothcoreSam - Progressive Pop/Rock

“Todo tiene su fin”
Spanish prog, ooh fancy. Very emotional. It’s good enough, but not my favorite.

10Poison Girls
Real Woman

SlothcoreSam - Punk

“Ideologically Unsound”
Weird vocals, but the beeping instrumental is cool. A slower tempo? Unexpected! Pretty cool!

11Zager and Evans
Zager & Evans

Fogza - Psychedelic Pop

Cool strings, cool voice effects, cool everything. It’s so swirly! Somehow this is trippie than most psych pop I’ve heard. It keeps running out of steam, but in a good way. Wild stuff.

12Leaether Strip
Solitary Confinement

Fogza - Industrial/Synthpop

“Strap Me Down”
Very EBM vocals and beat. Cool. I could totally club to this. I like the percussion here a lot.

13Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Do It Yourself

Fogza - Funk

“Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick”
Very poppy and new wave. Kindy corny for me. It’s a meh from me.

14Beach House
Once Twice Melody

Fogza - Dream Pop

"New Romance”
Very “modern” indie pop vocally and atmospherically. Beach House kind of puts me to sleep, but let’s see. Eh, this is pretty bland.

15Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

Fogza - Indie Pop/Rock

“I'll Believe in Anything”
Well, I hate these vocals. This is like if you made Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock 5 times more annoying. I dislike this so much, maybe for the same reason I don’t like Neutral Milk Hotel? Nah this is worse than that. Please end soon my god this is endless.

1.5/5 (Fogza's feet dragger)
16Strange Days
Strange Days [Music From The Motion Picture]

Fogza - Trip Hop

“Fall in the Light”
Pretty stings, I like the long build to them too. I want it to explode at the end, but I don’t think it’s heading there. Not bad though!

17Gilla Band
Most Normal

Fogza - Noise Rock

“The Gum” (by Gilla Band from Most Normal)
Wow, this is abrasive. What a risk, I respect it! It’s trippy and industrial under all that noise. Kinda cool actually.

18Joanna Newsom

Fogza - Baroque Pop

“Only Skin”
I used to dislike her voice, but I’ve gotten used to it. The harp is pretty too. She’s like a cartoon ladybug. It’s long, but I’m actually fairly engaged. This song takes up ⅓ of the entire playlist, you realize that right? Ooh okay the strings are doing cool shit now. Disney music for hipsters, but do I mind? Nah. It’s nostalgic, while also being novel. It’s also like a laobor of love. This ending wonderfully crowded. I can’t explain it, but this is objectively good, like how could I rate this anything else?

5/5 (Fogza's heavy lifter)
19Jethro Tull
Songs from the Wood

Fogza - Progressive pop/Rock

“The Whistler”
This one’s kinda cute. An Irish jig? Hmmm. It’s prog enough, but it’s really primarily Celtic folk, which is a risky choice, honestly. Can’t say I like this, but it’s not bad.

20Future of the Left
Travels With Myself And Another

Fogza - Punk

“Drink Nike”
By meaty. The bass is cool and the vocals rule. Not quite cheating, but I bet you noticed that I like Mclusky already! This is fun as hell.

21Frank Zappa
Zoot Allures

🥇 GOLD: SlothcoreSam (3.83/5)
🥈 SILVER: Fogza (3.71/5)
🥉 BRONZE: JohnnyoftheWell - Round 10
GhandhiLion (LATE to round 10)
ffs - Round 9
CugnoBrasso - Round 8
Porcupinetheater - Round 8
Kompys2000 - Round 7
Someone - Round 7
BitterJalapenoJr - Round 6
BlazingBlitzer - Round 6
PotsyTater - Round 5
Mort. - Round 5
Havey - Round 4
protokute - Round 4
Trifolium - Round 3
Pizzamachine - Round 3
budgie (LATE to round 3)
Conmaniac (LATE to round 3)
Pangea - Round 2
JeffereyPiggletein - Round 2
CamiloG (LATE to round 2)
MoM - Round 1
AsleepInTheBack - Round 1
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