Horse News doesn't typically get into reviewing Brony Music. But apparently we don't have to.
The following comes to us from the Anonymous submit box, from a month ago,which apparently didn't reach us until now due to some sort of error. But the reviews don't change anyway so enjoy.
The following is a collection of short reviews of various songs created by the fandom, written in the wake of a new thread, unedited for the most part. At best, they are well articulated nuggets of literary gold, displaying excellent brevity and wit. At worst, they're thoughtless, shitty, butthole-ish opinions. Note that later on I actually figure out what the fuck I'm doing. Enjoy.
>Pogosama - Everfree Compromise
Chill and simple, not my cup of tea though. Still pretty good, just a matter of taste, I think.
>Derpidety - Harmony (Return It)
>Derpidety - The Apple Orchard
YESYESYESYESYES this is amazing. And he even says he takes from Toro y Moi, who is one of my favorite artists.
>donglekumquat - Parasprittin'
Nice electro house beat. I like.
>donglekumquat - Glide
Ho, snap. This is quality EDM here. Even has the sexy female vocals.
>Kreuhn Pony - Music with Different Parts
TEN OUT OF TEN
Take all of my YESs, just take 'em
>Kreuhn Pony - No. 15
Different change in tone, but it's still amazing.
>Laservega - Twilight's Quest
Ehh... nah. Kinda cheesy eurodance-y.
>PiercingSight - Magic (Harmony)
Grand classical piece.
>PiercingSight - Stargazer (Sparkle)
Beautiful song on piano.
>PrinceWhateverer - Rainbow Thrash (Revised)
Sounds exactly like Linkin Park. This could be good or bad, depending on personal preference.
>Celestia's Ballad (Flaedr Remix)
Beginning's fine, the bass sounds congested and the vocal splices odd though, honestly.
>dBPony - Make This Pony Mine
Nice upbeat rock-y song. This is enjoyable.
I really like his cover of Hearts Strong as Horses, too.
>Jackle App - I Love Everything
I wish he'd had put more time into it, it sounds really pretty and dreamy, but the quality of production itself is atrocious.
>Jackle App - Sweetiecut
This is actually pretty decent, vocal splices are pretty good, and the rest of the track supports it pretty well, and gives it a nice chill feel. EDM kicks feel out of place, though.
>Jackle App - Coolness that Defies Gravity
Sounds a bit... odd.
His collab with Mic the Mic isn't that good either, in my very honest opinion.
>Archie - Rainbow And Dash
It's nice, but not up to the caliber of electro house that I'd like.
>Archie - Magic Is Timeless (Club Mix)
This sounds exactly like Avicii. This could be good or bad, depending on personal preference.
His remixes are rockin' though.
>Aviators - Someone Like Me
Real good pop-y song.
>Aviators - Set Me Free
Suddenly, EDM. Not that that's necessarily bad, though. This is good, too.
>Aftermath - Prismatic
Hot dog, euphoria at 170 BPM.
>Seventh Element - Twilight Sparkle
Nice post-rock feel. I like it.
>Faceexplodie - Have Peace Again.
TEN OUTTA TEN
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? This is near SGaP tier.
>Faceexplodie - Doe Eyes
Real nice dream pop sound. This is good, too.
>L-Train - Moonrise
Wow, a 25 minute aural epic. It's beautiful. I can dig this.
>Caine - Sick of Partying
This, not so much. Metal rarely finds its way into my listening, and this isn't an excuse to that. The above song is, though.
>oodorato2 - ウィキウィキポニー
TEN OUT OF TEN
This song sounds like the offspring of Pogo and jazz lovin' Japanese grill. This is awesome.
>oodorato2 - ポニーリミックス
TEN OUT OF TEEEN
Confirms my suspicions that this guy's awesome.
>oodorato2 - Pink Pinkie
TEN OUT OF TEEEEEN
Further confirms my suspicions that this guy's awesome.
>SoaringFlight - Above Cloudsdale
The guitar with the EDM-y backing track is nice, it's pretty decent.
>Abrante - May the Best Rap Win
Nice hip hop track.
>Chief Doggingfood 2x Pinkie Pie
Like his name, this is weird, but kinda cute.
>You´ll Play Your Part (µThunder Remix)
Sounds like a hodgepodge of Vengeance sample packs and Nexus 2 synths, topped with those auto-tuned vocals, I don't quite like it.
>Griffinilla + Le Soldat Pony - Broken Horn
Very nice and calm folk-ish song. That harmonica and banjo.
>Le Soldat Pony - Fortuneteller
Traded in the acoustic instruments for some dreamy synths. This is nice too.
>M Pallante- Bad Babs Seed
It's so weird hearing a rock cover of a song from a little girl's show. Still decent rock, but I'm not a big fan of it.
>Respin - Rainboom Connection
I'm digging this. My head is bobbing as I type. Sounds like Pogo dipped in liquid magic.
>he only has one song
Why must this happen to me?
>Triple Blue Shell - What Friendship Could Be
TEN OUT OF THE TEN
YESYESYESYEYES contemporary jazz and well done vocal splices are my fetish.
>SlyphStorm - Sinking Ships
This is nice. Sounds very grand and energetic, with traces of EDM in there as well.
>H8_Seed - Hearstrings
Different, but decent. Those vocoder'd vocals.
>4everfreeborny - Here on the Moon
This is a cute song, that ukulele, yet it contrasts with a somewhat darker message. It communicates a blatantly carefree indifference in the face of what seems to be punishment. This is a pretty good song, noticeably well produced.
>FiMFlamFilosophy - Sinking Ships
I don't think I should say anything about this. This is just a cute song for a cute video. But the vocals are hilariously bad, which is what he was aiming for, I'm sure. The backing tracks good, though, but quiet, which was also probably on purpose.
>FiMFlamFilosophy - Tubby Wubby Pony Waifu
Same comment here. That monkey.
>Feather - City Slicker
Groovy bass, slick piano, and gorgeous vocals? Yes, please.
>Replacer - Song for an Earth Pony
Vocals sound wonky, not that the guy doesn't have a good voice, but that the way it was recorded and mixed makes it sound strange. Other than that, it's a very nice song. There's a light-hearted yet heavy-hearted feeling to it, such as hope, and the sounds used to convey it does so quite well.
>Omnipony - Clouds
Enjoyable song along the lines of Skrillex, Zomboy, Kill the Noise, and the countless other bruhstep artists. Bass sounds a bit muffled, though.
>So if it feels a bit un-mastered or feels repetitive/rushed, feel free to blame the time it took to make.. 3 hours.
>Omnipony is 14 years old?
Just, no, what? W-what, how? What?
I bet he uses loops. But, dang, I'm still envious of his skill.
>Futret - Cupcakes
Sounds like Aphex Twin while he's high. And psychotic.
>Foozgoz - Twilight's Insanity
A watered down version of Venetian Snares, both in terms of music and production.
>Wootmaster - (The Ride Ain't) Over
The backing track's... decent, but he raps better than he sings, and that's not saying much. Every word he utters makes me cringe. And why is there a broken music box playing in the background?
>Among the Herd - What I'll Become
>Metal Core Pony - A Dash of Failure
A reminder that this fandom is weird.
>Evening Star - Octavia
I wish it didn't sound like he was using VSTs, I feel that a little more automation would have helped a lot. It sounds kind of lifeless because of it. But that aside, if you can't hear it, then enjoy it.
TheDashDub is in the same ballpark, but I feel that it is more able to effect you emotionally, instead of just trying sounding like grand classical music like this song seem to be doing.
>Artem Yegorov - Nightfall in Ponyville
Sounds like a soundtrack, in a very good way.
>Nexgen - I'm Not Addicted
I'm not really into hip hop either, but I can dig this. The rapping's pretty decent, and the backing track supports it nicely. Bitchin', if that's what people who like this say.
>Radiarc - Amble
Light, gentle, delicate, but it feels like it's missing something, like fat-free milk.
>Radiarc - My Faithful Student
>What story do you hear?
Celestia lost her faithful student, Twilight, to the dastardly thing called death, and she's feeling the steadfast sorrow and the intermittent rage of it.
In other words, them feels.
>Dex Ford - MLP
What the fuck? Ponies and trap don't mix well. This feels like a parody. But I feel like the whole genre of trap is a parody, so take that with a salt grain.
>Dex Ford - Singing Telegram
What the fuck? This sounds quite stupid.
>Dex Ford - So Many Cupcakes
This is better, but not by much.
>PinkiePieSwear - Trixie's Good Side
Don't get me wrong, I have mentioned that PinkiePieSwear's mighty fine, but his earlier work's not as good, in my opinion. Still a decent track, none the less.
>Depidety - Dash's Echoing Sky
>You're Got the Music (Foozgoz Delight Mix)
Somewhat decent attempt at complextro/mainstream house music. Nice happy tone.
>TripleBlueShell - Gonna Make You Smile (Smile Smile Smile Remix)
Jazzy, with a healthy dosage of Ponka pone vocals.
>TripleBlueShell - Art of the Dress (Reception Remix)
Better musically than the above song. It elaborates on its idea better, flows more easily, and has a lovely smooth feeling to it. It's a shame it got so many less views just because it doesn't have four Raritys on it.
>TripleBlueShell - E55
TEN OUT OF THE TEN
SGaP sans glitches, and it conveys the episode into musical terms so well, and do I need to mention how good the piano playing is? The piano playing is so good.
>Replacer - Imbecile
The Beatles comes to mind when I hear this. Somewhat down, but pretty good. I especially like the bridge/instrumental section.
>Replacer - Finding My Way (Back Home)
Same comment here, except more positive, and there's a rock solo for the bridge.
>TripleBlueShell - Octavia's Epiphany
Sounds a bit confused, and production-wise it's not good either. It's his (supposedly) first song though, so it doesn't mean too much.
>TripleBlueShell - Dreams (BBBFF Remix)
Mostly the same as his Smile Smile Smile remix, but it sounds a bit confused here, as well, the vocals splices sound downright silly at times, and the Braeburn sample was uncalled for. I'm not quite sure why there's a sudden lapse into classical at the end, either.
And I've already "reviewed" the song What Friendship Could Be, just ctrl+f the song in the thread.
>So Many Fluttershys (So Many Wonders Remix)
Back on track, the bass and piano go quite well together with the vocal splices, which are quite well placed. And that flute. Ooh, yeah, that flute.
>TripleBlueShell - Petal Blast
Saxophone dubstep? This is dangerous territory, but it's still good. Interesting musically, and it sounds full as well. The drop can sound a bit ridiculous, though. Vocal splices and piano are both done masterfully, following the trend set before.
>Cats Millionaire - The Ressurrection: 3D
Assault to the ears. Now if only her vocals could join in the fight, it sounds like she's trying to sing with feeling, but it's not working.
>Cat Milly vs. Renard - Art of the Dress Cover
Monotone vocals are glorious in this case. The percussion is very forceful, and the mix of chip tunes and IDM for the backing track add to its glory.
>Cats Millionaire - Pinkie's Brew
It's more chill here, but it's still quite nicely done. Nothing that screams, "I'M AWESOME," though.
>Cats Millionaire - Rarity Fighting a Giant Crab
Ridiculous vocals aside, the backing track is lacking. Also, the very low, distorted bass and the very high pitched leads leave something to be desired in the middle range.
>I don't "flipper" give a "ship"
>SoGreatandPowerful + AndTheRainfall - Rarity
Upbeat dream pop with a little glitching for taste. I very much like. The Rarity clips are delightful, and SGaP's always beautiful vocals are the icing on the cake.
>Ernula x Cuilan - Pinkie's Brew (Industrialized Mix)
Eh, the sine wave lead rubs on my ears the wrong way. The attempts on sounding "industrialized" sound somewhat decent, though.
>4everfreebrony - Thought I'd Let You Know
Decent indie poppy song. Wish the guitar sounded louder and fuller, though. All together, not that interesting, but not offensive, either.
>Swagberg - Pony Swag
The name and beginning made me question the quality of the song incoming, but I was gladly told otherwise as the actual song began. The rapping's great, and the PinkiePieSwear sampled beat is tight.
>PrinceWhateverer - Persuing Fortune
>Coconeru & Steven, A.D. - Tavi and Scratch (A Tropical Octav3)
Wouldn't put this on my Sansa Clip, but this is a cute song for a cute video. It's so adorable. SO ADORABLEEE
>Joaftheloaf - Swing Tavi Swing
Vocals are too loud and awkwardly mixed, and the drums too quiet. Other than that, it's a decent track. Nothing strikes me to play it again, though, but it may be because this kind of music isn't my fetish.
>all this raving in the comments
>he uses the colon d smiley five times in the description
I don't get people, sometimes.
>AwkwardMarina - Anthropology
Cute vocals, cute lyrics, cute video. It's even catchy, too.
Still bothers me how this whole headcanon came from Lyra just casually sitting on a park bench in an unorthodox manner. Bugger this fandom.
>Ponky and Eccentrifuge - Bright Eyes (A Wonky Anthem)
More poppy music, but this has some weight to it. The backing track is substantial, musically, and the redhead's vocals are pure homo sex. So homo. The quality of production is quite good, too, a breath of fresh air.
>DerpyCrash ft PegaSix - Alight
Decent drum and bass. It doesn't get my attention, however, although I do like the addition of the grungey guitar and wispy piano, as well as the neat-o vocal splices. I'm not quite a fan of liquid drum and bass, I prefer my 160 BPM music to hit harder than that. Personal preference, subjectivity, ect.
>AdamTh3Walker - Geologist
Gentle, but this time it's for a very good reason. Holds a lot of emotion in it, and the electronic drum kit adds to the atmosphere quite well.
>Eurobeat Brony - Batty (ft. Odyssey)
I'm not a fan of eurobeat. It sounds cheesy in my opinion, and this is no exception.
Oh, the vocoder vocals just came on. Let's move on.
>Freewave - Pino Colada
I don't like Freewave. In my opinion, even though he does a lot of different genres, he sucks at them all. If only he could just stick to one genre, and perfect it, he'd save us from all this crap. BUT OPINIONS
>Zatslol - Welcome Ponyvillians
Same comment as Joaftheloaf's song, except this is produced with more skill. Sill sounds a bit bland, to me, but I'm betting it's because of the kind of music this is.
What genre is this song in, anyway?
>AwkwardMarina - Sombra's Door
Cheesy, again. Personal opinion, again.
>AwkwardMarina - Entropy (Sim Gretina Remix)
Oh, yes. Yes. When that electro house bass kicked in, I quite literally twerked in my seat. The vocals are so sassy, too, adds a lot of personality to it. Quite upbeat, quite enjoyable.
LE TEN OUT OF THEN
Otherworldly, in one word, and in every good definition of the word. Glitches and chills lie ahead, as well.