Walrus BLOODY's 2020 Walrus

Category 6: Motivation Is Dead
Header:
PinocchioP - Motivation Is Dead
omae no motivation mou shinderu

23rd:
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
You worked out all the logic by why this song might be a bad idea to sub and then didn’t switch it. Ballsy play. It is true, this is one of the first things that came to mind when I went to list examples for this category, but since I hate this I didn’t include it. Bruno’s voice is grating in this song and the half-assed ukulele backing gets annoying really fast. On top of that is that fact that at some point I was forced to repeatedly listen to this song I already dislike because, y’know, radio stations, and it becomes a song I hate.
Total: 3.0 rating + 1.9 catfit + .0 familiarity = 4.9 points
Submitted by RaceBandit

22nd:
The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke
This sub confuses me. I don’t see the catfit at all. I guess if I warp it hard I can read it as “I tried but now I’m a joke so I don’t want to anymore” but that feels like I’m trying to warp the song beyond recognition to make this interpretation work. As for the song itself I really don’t like the vocals but the instrumental is rather inoffensive, if a little boring. Could’ve been worse.
Total: 4.5 rating + .4 catfit + .7 familiarity = 5.6 points
Submitted by ladd

21st:
Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
This is fine, just not really my thing? I have no real problems with it, but none of it interests me. I guess the guitar is nice?
Total: 5.6 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 8.1 points
Submitted by Amy

20th:
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (Reversed)
This is better than The Lazy Song. It’s still not good, but this is better because my brain doesn’t fully process it as that song I hate, but as some weird experimental noise thing. Listenable. Drop in catfit because the original lyrics are more of a theoretical construct here.
Total: 6.0 rating + 1.5 catfit + .0 familiarity = 7.5 points
Submitted by Moose

19th:
The Postal Service - Sleeping In
I like the lyrical theme of “Fuck the world, it’s too complicated, just let me enjoy my happy delusions for a while.” As for the song it’s not terribly engaging, but it is relaxing I suppose. Maybe a little too sleepy but I guess that makes sense.
Edit: I think a song by this band showed up in M7’s reveal. I don’t think I was terribly interested in that one.
Total: 6.4 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.2 points
Submitted by Egix


18th:
Interpol - PDA
This is fine. I see the passage where the catfit is supposed to come from, and while I don’t think it’s supposed to mean anything related to the catfit it ends up being alright anyways. Sonically it’s a pretty good catfit, the singing and instrumental are both really restrained. Not exactly chill, but definitely lazy-sounding.
Total: 6.6 rating + 1.0 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 8.6 points
Submitted by DLE

17th:
Brad Paisley - I’m Gonna Miss Her
Joining “Better Off Beatin’ Off” and “She Only Bitches When She Breathes” in the trinity of ironic country songs bitching about their wives, we have “I’m Gonna Miss Her”. In this emotional story our protagonist, Brad Paisley, stars in an autobiographical story about wanting to go fishing. His wife declares that if he does go fishing she’s leaving. He’ll miss her. I can generally tolerate country songs when they don’t take themselves seriously and just use the genre as a vehicle to shitpost, so this is probably scoring significantly better than an actual ‘serious’ country song.
Total: 6.9 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.6 points
Submitted by Shad

16th:
Green Day - Sassafras Roots
Green Day’s vocalist is really distinctive and even after occasionally hearing them for years (and listening to this whole album at one point) I can’t decide if I like them or not. The track is alright, probably not wasting our time to listen to it. Nice drums.
Total: 7.0 rating + 1.9 catfit + .2 familiarity = 9.1 points
Submitted by BrainpanSonata

15th:
The Gathering - Confusion
I’m not sure what to say about this. I feel extremely neutral about it but it still sounds nice enough I guess. Singing feels a little hammy but I don’t mind and the guitar is my type of guitar, it just doesn’t really get me interested. Wish I had more opinions on this but I really don’t, which is very fitting for low 7s I guess.
Total: 7.2 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.0 points
Submitted by Aladyyn

14th:
Plain White Ts - Lazy Day Afternoon
HEY THERE DELIAH- wait, wrong song, that was mentioned in shub’s writeup. I feel like the song here is too conservative but that is 100% just me going ‘why go for pop punk when you can go actual punk’, but even at that point I’d be going ‘why go punk when you can go noise?’ so eh. It sounds pleasant and is kind of catchy so I like it. Very good catfit, really captures the ‘fuck life I want to vibe in here forever’ energy.
P.S: The attempt at a scream is funny enough not to be terrible but he needs to try harder.
Edit: does this even count as pop punk now that I think about it
Total: 7.4 rating + 2.0 catfit + .8 familiarity = 10.2 points
Submitted by shubaka

13th:
Eyedea & Abilities - Exhausted Love
This song is definitely interesting and I like it, but musically it clashes with me enough to feel weird to listen to. Good for the occasional listen and I like the whole package (samples are neat, flow is alright, record-scratches are pretty sick) but I couldn’t listen to this on a consistent basis.
Total: 7.5 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.3 points
Submitted by Adam

12th:
Daylight Dies - A Life Less Lived
Good track. It builds up an atmosphere and I can appreciate the slower than usual build. Clean vox on this is alright but probably best used in moderation because for a full song it might be a little too cheesy, even for me. Overall a good track, not a ton that stands out but I enjoy the mood.
Total: 7.6 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by soah


11th:
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Not sure I feel one way or the other about the vocalist but man, the synth backing on this is great. It has a lot of energy to it and makes me bob my head, I like it.
Edit: on second listen I guess the vocals are pretty pleasant, yeah
Total: 7.7 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.3 points
Submitted by vanity

10th:
Three 6 Mafia - Da Summa
I’m surprised that I don’t hate this. The beat may be minimalist but it’s too groovy for me to complain about it being repetitive, and the vocals didn’t seem like my thing but they’re alright and I really like the female vocals and the chopped/screwed stuff in the background. Like a lot of songs this category, this is a really chill track.
Total: 7.7 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by termi

9th:
Christian French - Hungover Sunday
This is nice. Singer is a little generic but inoffensive. I’m digging that bass guitar though, it’s pretty sick. Kind of repetitive but it’s short so that’s a nonissue.
Total: 7.8 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by Energy

8th:
Portugal. The Man - Sleep Forever
The way this built up was really promising but I was kind of underwhelmed by what it built up to. Still, it’s a solid track, the vocalist is kind of unique and I can dig it, and the instrumental sections are cool. My favorite parts of this would be the guitar and the usage of strings in the background. It’s a cool song and I enjoy it, even if the lyrics are 2existential5me.
Total: 7.8 rating + 1.8 catfit + .8 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by MNIN West

7th:
Art Feynman - Slow Down
I’m not super-entranced by this song but it’s cool. The beat is intriguing and the vocals aren’t bog-standard. Really dreamy feeling to it that I can get into when I’m in the right mood. Nothing really stands out a ton but nothing falls short either- pretty solid track, can’t see it moving past the high-7s for me though. The little weird guitar part was nice, same with the usage of tambourine(?).
Edit: this is an earworm, I groove to the tambourine
Total: 7.9 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by Eagle

6th:
Big K.R.I.T. - Get Away
I’m just going to leave full familiarity on this because while I’ve been listening to Big K.R.I.T. quite a bit you’re the one who linked me them anyways and I think it was right when the walrus started so I can’t really confirm whether I was linked to them first or you subbed them first. I remember listening to the chopped and screwed version (convently shown as next in my autoplay here https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/498026315664982018/797142067670155284/unknown.png along other completely normal videos) but haven’t heard this one. I preferred it but this is good too.
Total: 8.2 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.3 points
Submitted by LordQuas

5th:
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
I would never had thought of this as a catfit if I wasn’t prompted to think about it that way, but now that I have been I can totally see it. Like, the intended meaning is not exactly what I’m thinking of but this song sounds lazy (almost rock-shoegazey) musically and it’s about a lack of motivation to just… deal with the world. Fuck everything. I don’t like this world anymore. Black hole sun, won’t you come and purge everything? Super cool catfit and while I’ve definitely heard this once or twice before I’m not particularly familiar with it. Great track to chill to and the guitar is great.
Total: 8.2 rating + 1.8 catfit + .8 familiarity = 11.3 points
Submitted by Lectrys

4th:
Dubmood - Toffelskater (Dubmood vs Facteur iStereo Remix)
Vocals are alright but what draws me in here are the T A S T Y B E A T S. Nice chair-dance tier grooves and the bass has some depth to it. To quote the song: “Turn it up loud. C H I P T U N E.”
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.4 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.2 points
Submitted by nikeas

3rd:
cornelius - Lazy
Even not understanding half the lyrics this is, sonically, a great catfit. The song is all floaty and it just makes me want to lie back and sink into my seat. The guitar lick that repeats throughout is really cool and the more experimental electronic elements add a lot to the track. Manages to be super cool and super chill and I don’t find a lot of that.
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.6 points
Submitted by MNIN East

2nd:
Neru & z’5 - Whatever Whatever Whatever (I~ya I~ya I~ya)
This is super catchy and it’s neat to see here since I haven’t listened to it in a while. Very good catfit. Vibe of the song really fits the lyrics- just sit back, relax, and have fun for a while.
Total: 8.8 rating + 2.0 catfit + .2 familiarity = 11.5 points
Submitted by Marcher Jovian

1st:
Emanuel and The Fear - Jimmie’s Song
This isn’t what I was looking for with this category but it definitely fits. Listening to this hurts in the same way that listening to Okkusenman does. Similar themes: both are about killing yourself with work, although in this it’s more about never being able to reach your dream instead of never being able to get those innocent childhood days back. I guess it’s kind of the same thing.
God, this shit always makes me want to be a NEET, but that’s probably the worst alternative of all.
Instrumentally it’s cool and the singer is alright (could be a bit more emotional, even if it sounded terrible I wouldn’t care, this is the kind of track where you just scream it out) but the existential suffering is why it’s scoring so high.
Total: 9.1 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.8 points
Submitted by nutella

Closer:
Thomas Benjamin Wild Esquire - I’ve No More Fucks To Give
see title for my opinions on everything currently
 
Sorry not updating in thread and only releasing updates through the discord server.
In summary: It wasn't a sinus infection, fluid got trapped in my middle ear. It fuckin' REFUSED to come out, and I had some pretty bad tinnitus, headaches, and ear pain. Currently I still have some symptoms but part of the fluid drained out and they're much more mild. Since music now drowns out the ringing the mast majority of the time and I'm not liable to get killer headaches at random several times a week, I'm going to be resuming judging.
Category 8: I Just Hate People+ will be revealed on March 28th at 1 PM CST.
 
Category 7: We Could Get More Machinegun Psystyle! -And More Genre Switches-
Header:
Camellia - We Could Get More Machinegun Psystyle! -And More Genre Switches-
This samples 8bitdrummer! That's all I really have to say here. Enjoy the cat.

22nd:
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Akio Ohmori, and Ritsuo Kamimura - Porky Means Business
I don't really think the whole 8 (or maybe 16 here?)-bit style does it for me but I can kind of appreciate its usage in this track. With the limited instrument set being used instead of cleaner instruments the whole thing sounds a bit more abstract and disturbed as compared to if you had normal instruments. It's an interesting vibe. Unfortunately it is not that musically pleasing to me, so while I appreciate that it's probably a great mood piece in a game like Earthbound (which everyone has been telling me to play for ages by the way, even though I get the themes of it I totally should someday, although that's a lot of games) it is not great to just listen to without context.
Total: 6.6 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.2 points
Submitted by Lectrys

21st:
Chris Christodoulou - You're Gonna Need a Bigger Ukulele
This is alright. A little boring to me, but the base premise of 'epic battle theme' is a tried and true one, and you can't really go wrong with it. Feels like it drags a little.
Total: 6.8 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.3 points
Submitted by nikeas

20th:
SNSD - I Got A Boy
This is not my thing but it's still an interesting listen and it definitely has some catchy parts. The rap part is probably my least favorite unfortunately, and while parts of it are enjoyable to me it's really hit or miss so I cannot in good conscience put it in the 7s. Just a bit shy though. Thanks for the Bohemian Rhapsody of Kpop.
Total: 6.9 rating + 1.7 catfit + .7 familiarity = 9.6 points
Submitted by shubaka

19th:
Ground Zero - Those Were The Days
F R E E F O R M J A Z Z.
Even if it turns into a weird folk song halfway through with half the band's worldly possessions- that just what makes it more freeform. This track is a really fun listen and embodies chaos and cacophony in the purest forms of the words. I think this is too overwhelming for me to listen to a consistent basis, but it is an extremely cool listen, the slow growth from a wild saxophone into sheer gibberish is amazing.
Total: 7.3 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.8 points
Submitted by termi

18th:
Deadlock - Deathrace
Nice mix of clean vox and gragharhghsdhj stuff at the start, sometimes songs with no cleans can get kind of tiring and stuff with no gajsdflhjasdljfjsla can lack an edge, so I tend to prefer songs with a nice combination of the two. Big fan of the clean vox on this one, they're nice. Thought it might've been the intended genre switch and went 'Ehhh' and then suddenly SURPRISE RAP SECTION. Not a huge fan of it but it's alright, has some cool scratching action, and the impact of the switch is undeniable. Really fun track even if I'm not super into it.
Total: 7.4 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.2 points
Submitted by Aladyyn

16th:
Rina Sawayama - STFU!
I can't totally vibe with these vocals but it's impossible for me to hate this track- it's too fun for that. You got the kind of metal parts and then the cheerful requests to shut the fuck up which⦠are probably my favorite parts to be honest. Like, it might not have been on its own, but with the contrast you can't not smile when it goes 'shut the fuck up, shut the fuck up~'.
Total: 7.6 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by DLE

16th part 2:
Veltpunch - Let It Die (OAO)
If this were a meme it would be 'Let It Die except every time they say fuck the song goes harder', but it doesn't need any editing. This is an enjoyable track, it's hard to pick one part that stands out but you get some punkish fun broken up by a sudden metal section. Not super into it but it's good!
Total: 7.6 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.4 points
Submitted by Amy

15th:
Matthew Sweet - Thunderstorm
I like how the lyrics work with the tonal shift here. At first it's kind of happy, even if it's somber, but then the 'thunderstorm' comes down in full and we're thrust into its moodiness in full. And then it gets lighter as the storm clears. As for the song itself, it's not something that would traditionally be in my wheelhouse but it's definitely a solid track. Cool storytelling, decent vocals, and a nice guitar solo. Almost in playlist territory.
Total: 7.9 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.6 points
Submitted by Egix

14th:
Cryptrik - I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up
Fun memecore mashup. It feels weird to call this a genre switch because I'm so used to it but I see the catfit. There aren't any huge whiplash moments since I'm used to this stuff but it definitely fits. Not a ton to say about it but I enjoyed it, weird parts and all. (yes, even the constant penis vocal mixing)
Total: 8.0 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.1 points
Submitted by RaceBandit

13th:
Genghis Tron - Laser Bitch
This is a nice little track. I'm a big fan of the vocals in the second section, especially the weird vibrating kind. Not a ton to say about it, it's mostly, in my mind, just an addictive little metal song. Oh, and I like the beeps and boops towards the end. They please my ears.
Total: 8.1 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.3 points
Submitted by Shad

12th:
Messypandas - Bon Bon Vie
This mashup feels very reminiscent of the classic stuff, like Girl Talk, Bruneuax, or SuperMashBros. I like it. Smooth transitions and some cool sources- I haven't heard of Messypandas but I'll have to check them out, they seem good at what they do. Ending was kind of weird but whatever, that's what you get for tracks meant for album mixes, it's also very reminiscent of the 'classic' stuff. (and Neil)
Total: 8.2 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.3 points
Submitted by Moose

11th:
Kardashev - Snow-Sleep
This was a cool bait and switch. I think it's gonna be some chill post-rock track and then a few minutes later it gets all GRAHSDAJHSFGHAJSDHJFHAS,HDFASJKLFHJSADJKLHFAHSJDFKHJA ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. And then back to post-rock. This is a really fun track and, as the kids would put it, 'a banger of thicc proportions'. That's the lingo, right gs?
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.6 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.4 points
Submitted by Marcher Jovian

10th:
Klaxons - As Above, So Below
I don't normally listen to stuff like this, but this is actually a cool track. And then suddenly the noise elements kick in and it goes from 'nice' to 'WOOOOOAH' and I start chair dancing hard. Not something I'm super attached to but it's a fun track and a neat ride. I'll probably get quite a few listens out of this before I get tired of it.
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.6 points
Submitted by Adam

9th
The Armed - Dead Actress
It starts off as this subdued, super unsettling mood piece before turning into a wall of SHEER, UNBRIDLED RAGE. The whiplash is great and on relistens the ominous part gets even more ominous as you just wait for all the tension to BURST OUT SCREAMING AT YOU AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. THIS IS A FUN TRACK QUAS. THANK YOU FOR THE FUN QUAS.
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.7 points
Submitted by LordQuas

8th:
Infected Mushroom - Dancing With Kadafi
I am a fan of Infected Mushroom but am not intimately acquainted with them. I love The Pretender, same with Wish, and I've heard a good part of the album Wish was on, but only once. Have never heard this track. The soulful opening guitar reminds me of Buckethead, which is instantly a good sign. Personally don't like the somewhat-minimalist electronic sections following it as much, but it's still definitely my kind of thing. Then it turns into a moody semi-classical piece which I⦠surprisingly still like. The nature noises and everything leading up to it really add a weight that it would really lack otherwise. Then the drums kick in again, and we go back into the electronic, except now it's kind of Arabic-sounding? Not really a fan of that part to be honest, but it picks up again towards the end with the synthier parts and the return of soulful guitar.
Not a whiplashfest but it's a good fit and a solid track, I enjoyed the journey.
Total: 8.4 rating + 1.8 catfit + .4 familiarity = 11.1 points
Submitted by BrainpanSonata

7th:
Fair to Midland - The Greener Grass
These vocals seem like something I should abhor but for reasons I don't fully comprehend I really dig them instead. I did not expect the weird synth switchup at the 9th hour at all, that caught me by surprise. I can't say I'm a fan of it, but it's not terrible- just very lacking in the face of the rest of the song, which is more of this angry epic ballad thing.
Edit: ehh, the organ(?) part at the end is growing on me, it drags though
Total: 8.4 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.8 points
Submitted by nutella

6th:
Jockstrap - The City
That's one hell of a jump. You have this calm little piece based around the piano and then suddenly E L E C T R O N I C N O I S E S. Not a huge fan of the first half but the extremely weird electronic portion is great. Odd, pulsing electronic sounds and distorted vocals are right down my alley.
Total: 8.4 rating + 2.0 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.9 points
Submitted by MNIN West

5th:
Circle Takes The Square - Interview at the Ruins
I love the atmosphere on this. Some of the vocal elements are eh to me, but the slow, moody buildups, dragging chains, ringing bells, and distorted vocals in the background do an amazing job at forming a mood. I love it. A sick track with a cool atmosphere to it.
Total: 8.5 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.7 points
Submitted by vanity

4th:
White Ward - No Cure For Pain
This song is hilarious and exactly what I was looking for with this category. I'm just relaxing to some nice, smooth jazz one moment, and then the next it's just death metal. I enjoy both sections a lot, and when the sax starts coming back in one of the metal sections it's mmmmm, it's really a shame you don't hear more from the sax during the metal portions, I think the sax is actually my favorite thing here and I liked the brief metal sax usage I heard. The portion at the very end is also really cool, it feels harsher, maybe more desperate, than everything that comes before it- really cool mood to it.
Total: 8.6 rating + 2.0 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.1 points
Submitted by soah

3rd:
Cindy Lee - I Want You To Suffer
At first it seems like something like a love song, but you can feel this dark, ominous backing like nails on a chalkboard and BAM, it intensifies and intensifies, drowning everything else out in the process. I noticed it lurking in the background but did not expect the sudden transformation into harsh noise for a while. It is not terribly pleasing musically, but I don't mind the section and it has a very cool lead-up and I can get the meaning off it- the love breaking down, 'No, I can't trust you'. Then it transforms into this funeral dirge, signifying it's death. Really cool stuff, musically I can appreciate it a lot even if for that one portion it isn't necessarily sonically pleasing.
Total: 8.7 rating + 2.0 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.2 points
Submited by Eagle

2nd:
Hakushi Hasekawa - Evil Things
This is really nice. It has this whole ethereal, transcendent atmosphere and is just something you kind of get swept along with. Vocals are fairly unique and the weird breakbeat/jazz breakdown halfway through is a really cool breath of fresh air.
Total: 8.8 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.1 points
Submitted by MNIN East

1st:
Sweet Trip - Pro : Lov : Ad
This song has a couple big changeups. It's all experimental and busy, then it goes quiet, and then it bursts into a motion again in a different way than before. It technically stays within the same electronic ballpark, but it definitely counts for this category- the changes in mood and approach change too much for it not to be. Anyways, I absolutely love this song, it has all the good parts of breakcore and experimental electronic while eschewing some of the noise and chaos I've grown used to. The energy on this track is amazing and it's impossible to listen to without bobbing my head around and vibing. Based on this and other walrus subs I've seen this I have to check out this artist in full.
Total: 9.1 rating + 1.8 catfit + .8 familiarity = 12.7 points
Submitted by ladd


Closer
Migma Shelter - Rabbido
 
Category 8: I Hate People+
Header:

PinnochioP - I Just Hate People+
I love cats! I love dogs! I love you! But still... I just hate people!


22nd:
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Uh, there's a little bit of synth or distortion in here so I guess I won't catfail it? I get insulting Justin Bieber for your own amusement, back in, like, 2010 I was the illustrious founder of the 'Justin Bieber Hate Club', which contained numerous members throughout my Elementary School's 3rd and 4th grade, but doesn't he have a better song for this cat to do it with?
Or maybe that would defeat the point of the joke.
Anyways, now that I'm done ranting, uh, generally unoffensive. White guy with acoustic guitar in the purest sense. It still mildly annoys me, so I'll probably still put it below 5.
Total: 4.5 rating + .1 catfit + .6 familiarity = 5.2 points
Submitted by ladd


21st:
pan§†aʂ - Kakao (pan§†aʂ cvl†wave Remix)
K A K A O
Not great musically imo but it's certainly entertaining if nothing else. Big shitpost but also actual music energy.
Total: 6.3 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.0 points
Submitted by nikeas


20th:
Clay Kramer - Billie Jean (KK Slider Remix)
eee ooo aaa eee aa ooo uoooAAAAAAAAeee
HEEEE HEEE
Total: 6.4 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.3 points
Submitted by Egix


19th:
Burnt Lamp - FlaMMMingo (Flamingo Morshu Remix)
If there's anything I didn't expect to see in this category it is Morshu. I am dead. The backing is alright but I've never been a huge fan of Flamingo, Morshu is⦠Morshu.
Total: 6.5 rating + 1.4 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 8.9 points
Submitted by Moose


18th:
some dude whose niconico upload no longer exists, but who covered the song with Kaito & Gakupo - Matryoshka
Gotta say, I've heard this song a lot, I'm a fan of it (as I am with a lot of Hachi/Kenshi Yonezu's work), but I really prefer the original. The vocals here sound a little⦠harsh, maybe 'rubbery', and not in a good way. I'm not sure if that's from bad tuning, the voice bank being used, or both. Either way it knocks the song down a lot in my book and kind of sours me on it since I already have a better version if I want to listen to the instruments.
Total: 6.9 rating + 1.9 catfit + .3 familiarity = 9.1 points
Submitted by BrainpanSonata



17th:
Planeta Hieronyma Bosche II · Progres 2
There's not a ton I want to say about this one besides that it sure is proggy. You got the guitar shredding for a little while and then the happy proggy synthesizer for a little while with the extra catfit, but it's most just unnotable prog sounds. I certainly like it, but it's more 'That was neat' than something I actually want to listen to a bunch.
Total: 7.3 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.0 points
Submitted by Aladyyn


16th:
16 - The Absolute Center Of A Pitch Black Heart
Very sludgey vibe from the vocals, but the instruments are pretty clean. I'm not super drawn into this track but the backing is cool and I can appreciate it for being fun. Will probably check out this band in the future since it seems like other tracks could be more in my wheelhouse.
Total: 7.4 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 9.9 points
Submitted by soah

15th:
Louie Zong - hello world
Yeah, you're right shub, this is a cute little song. Not something I got super into but it's a comfy, fun listen. Glad to hear it.
Total: 7.6 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.5 points
Submitted by shubaka

14th:
Agrume - Realize
There is something about the repeated sampling that makes the vocals less 'human', and it is autotuned a bit, but it's not really what I was looking for. Cool song though. The backing is smooth, g r o o v y, and overall relaxing. It also has some more electronic stuff pop in for a while, which might actually tie back into the catfit- I THINK it's a voice being used very subtly to add onto the backing track, and while it's not the main allure or meant to be interpreted as vocals, it's neat.
Not outstanding to me among the sea of tracks like this, but I definitely see the appeal and it's a good track.
Edit: wait, what the fuck, it autoplayed another track by them and I can't find any high-played upload of it but I've definitely heard it before A LOT somewhere
Although now I'm not 100% sure if it's the song itself or if it's sampled in a Moe Shop track.
Edit Edit: no, it samples Dancin' All Night, a 1982 track, and according to the site I'm using Moe Shop never has. Plus, I'm positive I've heard THIS whole thing before
This is such a mindfuck.
...uh, thanks for reintroducing me to a song I like better that's also a better catfit I guess?
Total: 7.7 rating + 1.0 catfit + .8 familiarity = 9.5 points
Submitted by LordQuas

13th:
Curse of the Golden Vampire - Iron Ghetto Man Crusher
...this is certainly a catfit too. The mix of crunchy noise elements and breakcore drums is nice, and over all that you have the partially drowned-out FKJSLADFJLSAKDJ CRUSHER noises.

Total: 7.8 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.5 points
Submitted by termi

12th:
Hiromi Uehara - Spectrum
I feel kind of blue-balled because I expected it to build up more than just the piano, but I'm still a fan. It's some nice frittering on the piano and the more frantic sections are pretty engrossing. Lots of F R E E F O R M J A Z Z energy here even without the traditional brass section and such added in.
Total: 7.9 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 10.6 points
Submitted by Lectrys

11th:
Rings of Saturn - The Macrocosm
This is nice background music and I appreciate it for being very cool and epic feeling prog noodling. Definitely like it, and if there was a world where this came on the radio there'd be no way in hell I'd turn it off, but I feel like there's something stopping it from being more than ok background music in my book. I like some instrumental stuff a lot, so it might not be that⦠maybe a vague lack of 'personality'? I dunno, I'll probably check them out, this seems down my alley, even if this specific track is just pretty good to me.
Edit: it's growing on me, maybe it is still playlistable
Total: 8.0 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.2 points
Submitted by Amy

10th:
Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive
Hey, you lampshaded this, like, a week ago, but I immediately forgot and was just now reminded! Uh, you're not winning the category, but given the sub you're doing pretty well for yourself. Portal was fun and I dig some of Jonathan Coulton's stuff, particularly this and Code Monkey. Catchy track, kind of nostalgic to a youngish lad like me, not a ton to say given you all know the song.
Total: 8.1 rating + 1.9 catfit + .0 familiarity = 10.5 points
Submitted by Shad

9th:
Sungazer - Bird on the Wing
This gives off a super ethereal feel. The guitar is chill and forms a good backbone to add the electronic elements in around. Nice track, a little mathy a little not.
Total: 8.2 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.4 points
Submitted by MarcherJovian

8th:
Jamiexx - Idontknow
This seemed like it was going to be somewhat generic EDM at first, but then the EDM got⦠I'm not sure how to describe it, rather anxious and frantic? Then the vocals kick in and it keeps the same general sound, but the atmosphere turns more unsettling. I like the mood shifts there and throughout the track.
Also, I recognize one of the samples used a few times for a split-second from a ton of Jcore/Breakcore tracks, it gave me a chuckle. Don't know how to describe it but you can hear it around 5:00 and 5:06.
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.6 points
Submitted by Eagle

7th:
Battles - Atlas
I love how the guitars seem to build tension the whole track on this. It's not necessarily uneasy, but it feels like...¦ something is coming. Vocals are interesting, definitely get the inhuman vibe from them. Kind of squeaky but not at the same time, it's hard to describe.
Total: 8.3 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.7 points
Submitted by nutella

6th:
Flume - Helix
I do recall getting a track from this artist Cat 1 or 2 but since it wasn't you I'll just leave familiarity at full. Anyways, this artist is still cool. This track is basically one huge build to some MONSTER bass and man do I dig it. Not much else to say besides going mmmm nice electronic noises and MMMMM NICE BASS.
Total: 8.4 rating + 1.7 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.6 points
Submitted by DaLetterEl

5th:
six impala - WFLYTD (GOODMORNING)
The guitar has a chaotic, manic energy and it provides a solid backbone to this track's experimental antics. Some of the vocals are iffy catfitwise but the synthy stuff fits well enough, and either way it's a great track for my maximalist sensibilities, even if it could use a little more meat on its bones.
Total: 8.6 rating + 1.5 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 11.6 points
Submitted by MNIN West

4th:
sorry about my face - manic depression
This track makes me feel uneasy and I love it. It uses the same percussion I'd normally hear in frantic, upbeat tracks, slows it down a little, and changes it into something totally different with this weird spacey, unnatural production. It might just be coincidental, but despite not having any lyrics, this definitely feels like something 'inhuman' is approaching me. If I ever get around to making a proper 'dark atmosphere' playlist for when I read appropriate manga and stuff, this is definitely going on there with the likes of Buckethead and parts of the Saya no Uta and Kaiji OSTs.
Total: 8.7 rating + 1.8 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.0 points
Submitted by vanity

3rd:
Meitei - Oiran I
This is really cool. The vocals aren't completely distorted but still sound really 'inhuman' given the way they were sampled and the alterations made. It's like listening to some weird Chinese aliens. The sampled vocals serve as a good 'beat' and the mix between old and new styles of music here is really enjoyable. Great song.
Total: 8.7 rating + 1.9 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 12.1 points
Submitted by MNIN East

2nd:
PinnochioP - Lonely UFO
...Oh hey, it's PinnochioP. The backing on this is manic and I dig it hard. The cool chiptune elements, heavy drums, and guitar interspersed with each other are really nice. His tuning on the vocaloid is always good too, but that's more of a topping here than the main attraction- those wild electronic backings are always what make me come back to his work.
Total: 8.8 rating + 1.9 catfit + .0 familiarity = 11.2 points
Submitted by RaceBandit

1st:
Asa Chang and Junray - a last flower
Holy shit, this is haunting and anxiety inducing. I need to move Aku no Hana up my plan to watch list, huh. Out of all the tracks I've gotten these vocals nail being inhuman best. Listening to this is like staring into the face of something that you shouldn't be, something that's inherently incompatible with humanity and is trying to imitate human speech but just can't.
Total: 9.3 rating + 2.0 catfit + 1.0 familiarity = 13.3 points
Submitted by Adam

Closer:
Hige Driver - Fire Temple
Delay Lama is a very serious plugin meant for very serious music.
 

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