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Offline sevenzig

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2006, 02:17:17 PM »
Lithium Flower for #1!

Hey Kurier, how does she so perfectly surf?

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2006, 02:21:30 PM »
Please....be productive. We're not nominating anything yet. We're discussing the "concept" of the editorial.

Let's stop the horsing around and get to work, please.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2006, 04:39:11 PM »
Wow, that's an ambitious project, but I think I'd be up for it.  I have a feeling songs from Cowboy Bebop and FLCL will dominate the list.  Fingers crossed that no one brings up "Fly Me To the Moon" or other Eva tracks.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2006, 06:08:36 PM »
Quote from: Seven
Lithium Flower for #1!

Hey Kurier, how does she so perfectly surf?


Like a repetative *****, now get off my case about that craptastic song.

~TOPIC~

I am all for the "Greatest Songs of Anime"
I fell off the wagon and now I can't stop.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2006, 07:07:43 PM »
The deal with Bebop and FLCL songs dominating the list is that it sort of can't be helped. I think it is wise just to see a song for what it really is and ignore all biases and distracting labels like what anime it belongs to and who wrote it. I encourage that we should compile a Best 25 that has great variation, being not just all "pop" or "rock," but with maybe some blues or clasical...and variations from different anime, too (I seem to be contradicting myself with this statement, but it can't be helped because readers will have that bias); however, I would not mind if say half of the songs are from Cowboy Bebop or some other anime. Just as long as the songs are "the best" then it is all right.


[Intentional misspelling of "c l a s s i c a l" because the profanity filter is ****ing me off.. it censored p i s s, too]

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2006, 07:19:14 PM »
Are you going to judge their quality in its purest form, or are you also going to consider the question of 'how well this music fit into the anime, how well it expressed certain moods, and how that ultimately tells us what kind of character he is, what kind of story we are going to be told, etc etc'.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2006, 10:53:30 PM »
Personally I think the latter should play a bit of a role.  It's difficult to remove bias when it comes to music because tastes tend to be so diverse.  I think having "how well it compliments its anime" as one of the criteria could help bring us all onto a similar wavelength when it comes to agreeing what's best and what's not.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2006, 11:33:44 AM »
I don't see it as so. I think such a criteria would lend itself to more bias: certainly songs from memorable/favorite anime would be "ranked" higher than others because they "compliment better." In addition, music must be judged in its purest form, without any attachments and labels. Our soundtrack reviews judge each song based on its merit as a standalone, not as a compliment. Such an ideology is perfect for coming to a conclusion based on the music itself--that is what really matters, not the anime.

I have to admit though that it is nearly impossible to remove bias that comes with our "favorite songs." 'Why are they really our favorites?' is a good question to ask in order to understand this "bias." Komm, Susser Todd, in my opinion, is one of the greatest anime songs. But this opinion is not based entirely on the song itself; it has some emotional impact each time it is heard because it is so reminiscent of Evangelion (indeed, it is the song that epitomizes Evangelion). I still believe that the song is exceptionally well-composed and executed, nonetheless.

I'm split 50-50 between this issue so I would just call it even. It's "all right" to have it as a criteria, but I would hope that there is not as much emphasis on it as the quality of the song itself.

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2006, 04:35:23 AM »
So are we about done? I'd like to start the list up ASAP. Any further commentary before this thread goes to the Admin section?

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Re: Our next project?
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2006, 01:02:52 PM »
I guess so. The thread is up.
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