Sunbae's 4 category Mini Walrus
There have been a ton of entries to recent Walrus events so I've decided to go with a mini walrus. Worst case scenario is that I get less entries than I anticipate which would just mean a second mini walrus after.
Entries will close on August 15th or when there are 15 entries. Enter via pm to me with links to your songs on youtube (preference) or spotify (if not on youtube). I won't begin listening to anything until after entries are closed so no late entries (15th good, 16th bad going by Eastern time). It will likely take a couple of weeks after entries close before I am able to score everything and reveal. The reveal will be done in thread by making a separate post for each entry received starting with the 4th worst score and ending with the 4th highest score. The remaining order will be 3rd worst, 3rd best, 2nd worst, 2nd best, worst, and finally best (anti podium sweat!). I will reveal one category per day of reveal, but there will likely be days between each category reveal.
Entries will be scored via ranking. The best score will be 1 (for 1st place). At the end of the four reveals I'll add up everyones points and the lowest total wins.
Goal for me
I am attempting to find new music. With each category I have provided 1-3 examples of songs I would call home runs for the category and my tastes. However, I will be factoring in whether or not I know the song into my scoring. If you submit a song I've heard a bunch and love, you might score lower than someone who submits a song I have not heard and like. These distinctions will be arbitrary and not an exact science.
While I can find enjoyment from any genre, I prefer upbeat things that I can dance around to. Being unable to identify lyrics is going to be a hard sell (looking at you screamo/metal/mumble rap) but not impossible. Pleasing vocals are more important to me than any technical aspects of the music itself. If you don't want to go for upbeat, I'm also usually a fan of slower tracks with a heavy emphasis on emotion in the vocals/lyrics (example: Rilo Kiley- More Adventurous ) Hopefully the examples provided give a pretty solid direction.
I tried to make the categories self-explanatory. Provided are examples that I would declare 10/10 submissions. Of course don't actually submit those but they should guide you on what I was thinking.
Category 1: Something that makes you happy
Metric – Gimmie Sympathy
Gorillaz – 19 2000 (Soulchild Remix)
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky
Category 2: Something that isn't in English
Red Velvet – Russian Roulette
Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee – Despacito
Category 3: Something that's live
No Doubt - Don't Speak (Live in Rio)
Category 4: Something to chill to
Sneaker Pimps – Loretta Young Silks
Chaos Chaos - Do You Feel It?
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