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    Hey everyone, the 7th BBS Mixtape is now out! 18 tracks from 12 different BBS members... check it out, enjoy it, and let us know what you think!

    The BBS Mixtape Volume VII: Chinese Democracy

    Track list:

    1. Roberta - Manic Subsidal
    2. Philosophy - ad8
    3. Dying Corpse - ThunderPX
    4. Arrested Development + Rise - Homer
    5. Space Ranger - Ryder1234
    6. Ragnarok - T-6005
    7. The Fackin' Gov'na - Allin All It's Not So Bad
    8. Watching Waves - mrconeman
    9. 9 Crimes - ilovellamas and Lost
    10. The Osiris Myth - T-6005
    11. I Stole This Riff - Manic Subsidal
    12. Victory (With a Capital Why) - Static_Martyr
    13. Little Space Kid - Ryder1234
    14. Velouria - ThunderPX
    15. Canadiens - coke_a_holic
    16. Dr. Willy Stage 2 (Mega Man 3) - Homer
    17. Wilderness (Golden Axe) - mrconeman
    18. Chinese Democracy - Static_Martyr
    Last edited by Tijs; 12-29-2012 at 05:44 AM. Reason: updated download link, thanks Homer!
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    Downloading . Glad it's finally done.
    Due to the late hour though, I won't listen to it until tomorrow, expect a review when I feel I have a comfortable idea of what I think of all of the songs.

    p.s. I really dig how I kind of named it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrconeman View Post
    Due to the late hour though, I won't listen to it until tomorrow, expect a review when I feel I have a comfortable idea of what I think of all of the songs.
    Yeah, my review is coming later... tired... bedtime.

    p.s. I really dig how I kind of named it.
    Well done Though I'm pretty sure the last two were on the brink of being called the same thing, hahaha.
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    Uh oh, you totally didn't give the tracks a number at the start of their name the order is all messed up!

    I've ordered them into the proper tracklist on my own computer (and am currently listening) but I don't think everyone will be as dedicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrconeman View Post
    Uh oh, you totally didn't give the tracks a number at the start of their name the order is all messed up!

    I've ordered them into the proper tracklist on my own computer (and am currently listening) but I don't think everyone will be as dedicated.
    Does everyone use Windows? In the bar at the top that heads "Name" "Title" "Contributing Artists" etc, there's a "#" tab. If you push it, it orders the songs by number. And then I highlighted all the songs and sent them to a playlist. They show up in the right order!
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    Alright, well strange for the uploader to review first, but I guess I've heard the songs the most so far... and I don't feel like getting ready for work yet, so I'll get the ball rolling - I hope more people follow suit! Edit: Taking too long, I have to get going... but here's the first few songs!

    1. Roberta - Manic Subsidal

    Well, the trumpet solo is my favorite part, for sure. But I like this whole song!! I'd never heard your music before, I don't think, but I like it! This song is a great time. Just a fun, upbeat tune with galloping, cool guitar licks, a nice melody, and of course a pretty trumpet solo What do you do in the band? Or is it all you? I give it a 9/10.

    2. Philosophy - Ricetigers

    I don't remember the last track I heard from you, but your skills at recording and mixing have come a LONG way. I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about your singing - it's just kinda not my bag - so the song isn't my favorite, but for a kind of punk rocker with deep vocals, it works very well! The guitar parts are well-done, by all means! Props, dude! If I remember correctly, you sing and play guitar? Or maybe I'm remembering wrong all together Anyway, 7.5/10!

    3. Dying Corpse - ThunderPX

    This song honestly reminds me of some of Thibault's old stuff, but without the electronic parts and the breakdowns - and heavier overall. The programmed drums of course aren't doing any favors, but I understand, I've been there, there's no other option! I think this song is nice for what it is, but because there's no vocals, there are points in it where it kinda drags and I feel like there could be more going on. However, it showcases a decent set of guitar skills. It feels sometimes like instead of resolving the notes in a way that'd sound really nice, you went for something complicated and crazy instead, which kinda the song. I like your other song better, to be honest, but this song has definite potential! 6.5/10

    4. Arrested Development + Rise - Against Belief

    A lot of people here love your brand of hard-hitting punk, and I totally get why. It's not my thing, but it's well-done - you always deliver the rock! The sound is very, very good, and the song(s) is/are very cohesive. For my ears, however, it's pretty standard punk, and there's nothing particularly new here for me. I think I'd enjoy it if you took your recording skill and talent for putting together a strong, cohesive song, and mix in a dash of creativity! Mix it up a bit... I dunno, that's just me, though 7/10

    5. Space Ranger - Random Goods

    I think your melodies are the hardest part for me to enjoy in your songs. Your lyrics have improved, and the music overall has significantly improved. The song itself is nice, if not a bit dragging after a while... though I do like the bridge part with the distorted guitars. I think this song would go a long way with a little extra mixed in. A lot of it is just the same beat and guitar line with you singing. I know you said you would've added in more if we'd delayed it a week, so I'm actually curious about what you would've added - will you do it anyway and upload it later? 6.5/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    1. Roberta - Manic Subsidal

    Well, the trumpet solo is my favorite part, for sure. But I like this whole song!! I'd never heard your music before, I don't think, but I like it! This song is a great time. Just a fun, upbeat tune with galloping, cool guitar licks, a nice melody, and of course a pretty trumpet solo What do you do in the band? Or is it all you? I give it a 9/10.
    Thanks! That song is all me, except for the beginning and ending where I recorded some homie I found on the streets saying shit. Lmao.. I think even some of my own vocals were recorded in my jeep for this song. I was thinking about recording trombone but the song definitely called for a trumpet, which I didn't have at the moment, so it's a fake keyboard trumpet :P

    speaking of fake instruments, a lot of these songs on the mix have cheesy drum samples :/ I don't know, maybe the velocities of the hi-hat should be switched up a little bit to make it sound more realistic?

    I don't have time to review all the songs but so far, I'm really enjoying the stuff from Homer, coke_a_holic, ilovellamas and lost. Awesome job everyone!

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    Dang it... my download stopped before it completed last night Went to a grad party last night so today will be my first chance to hear it, downloading now... it's taking a while Will edit with review when possible.

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    5. Space Ranger - Random Goods

    ..... I know you said you would've added in more if we'd delayed it a week, so I'm actually curious about what you would've added - will you do it anyway and upload it later?
    Uh well, this song is actually around a year old, I just didn't get my completely new song done so I compensated with two oldish songs that I never posted I did redo a few parts on guitar for it, but most of that stuff was recorded a year ago so I'm not fully satisfied with the song, it was basically in demo stage and I just mastered it. I haven't had bass strings in about 6 months now either haha, I had to kinda deal with what was there. It's a song I'll be redoing when I'm finally ready to release the album it's going on. I wasn't sure about these songs, my style got a little spacey last summer haha but I had nothing new completed to show, I kinda wanted to get a new one on here cause I like the songs I write nowadays better, but they aren't done
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    Yo. For consistency, my tracks should probably note what I covered them from--"Dying Corpse" is from Breath of Fire II for SNES and "Velouria" is a Pixies song.
    My new album "Carnival of Monsters" is out now! Go listen to it and post in the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manic subsidal View Post
    speaking of fake instruments, a lot of these songs on the mix have cheesy drum samples :/ I don't know, maybe the velocities of the hi-hat should be switched up a little bit to make it sound more realistic?
    I haven't listened to the mixtape yet, but I'll probably fall under this category. I never put enough effort into drum dynamics. Usually I try and focus on the other instruments instead.
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