Instigator / Pro
Points: 3

Acoustic Music Battle

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After 4 votes the winner is ...
Virtuoso
Debate details
Publication date
Last update
Category
Music
Time for argument
One day
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Winner selection
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
4,000
Contender / Con
Points: 2
Description
Acoustic music battle. Limit 1 song per round.
Round 1
Published:
Time for round 3! 

I'm going to submit one of my favorite songs of all time. Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones 
Published:
Why'd you say time for round 3? lol

First Time by Seven Lions, SLANDER and Dabin, featuring Dylan Matthew (Acoustic)
Round 2
Published:
Since this is the 3rd battle we have done lol.

James Bay "Hold Back the River." 
Published:
I think this is acoustic...(not my area of expertise lol)

7 Years by Lukas Graham
Round 3
Published:
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac, Acoustic cover by BUSH 
Published:
I'm Still Standing by Taron Egerton
Round 4
Published:
Survivor - destiny child cover 
Published:
Let It Go by James Bay
Round 5
Published:
Unchained melody - Boyce Ave
Published:
Love Someone by Lukas Graham
Added:
--> @Ramshutu
Thanks, but now I'm thinking I should have told you a bit later...lol
Contender
#28
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--> @Ramshutu
less than 40 mins left
Instigator
#27
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--> @Ramshutu
Done
Instigator
#26
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--> @Speedrace
Damn, you’re a class act :) kudos for you.
#25
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--> @Virtuoso, @bsh1
Arg can you remove my vote so I can go again! Bah!
#24
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--> @Ramshutu
You voted wrong again xD
*cries* if I wasn't a nice person I would be pointing this out lol
Contender
#23
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Bump
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Contender
#22
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--> @Virtuoso
Sure
#21
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--> @bsh1, @Speedrace
I'm down
Instigator
#20
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--> @Dr.Franklin
Oh gotcha
Contender
#19
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--> @Speedrace
I mean, its ok.. but I guess I got tired of listening to the song after it was played so much on the radio
#18
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--> @Virtuoso, @bsh1
Y'all should do a music battle, I really want to judge one lol
Contender
#17
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--> @Dr.Franklin
Thanks for voting! Although I'm very surprised you didn't like 7 Years, that was my favorite out of all of them
Contender
#16
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--> @Virtuoso
Indeed
#15
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--> @Dr.Franklin
They are! It's very subjective and you get exposure to new music.
Instigator
#14
#4
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
To be honest, acoustic isn’t my thing, so I’m scoring pretty subjectively, it’s hard to really grade what I felt stood out or not either. So I’m just going to score plain points.
Pro:
Wild horses: 7: Not my favourite stones song, but I really do like this version
Hold back the River: 5, this one didn’t do much for me
Landslide: 6. was a bit meh, but I much prefer the vocals, though They raised up the song a little over hold back the river
Survivor: 8. Very clever song, recognizable but still with its own character
Unchained Melody : 7, I actually hate this song In general , but thought the cover was pretty decent considering.
Total 33
First time: 4. This one was okay, I felt myself tuning out, felt like it was an smoosh pop love song (like a thousand miles)
7 years: 5 not sure this is quite what I view as acoustic to be honest; I mostly liked the song, but am scoring it down for being a bit out of place
I’m still standing: 5. Again, good cover; not what I would classify as acoustic.
Let it go: 5. I have to say I don’t like this guys voice much.
Love someone: 7. Nice chilled song I thought this was pretty decent.
Total: 26
Pro wins.
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Con doesn't know what the 'line in the sand is' between acoustic and electronic. This is clear by his Round 5 choice most of all (completely disqualified under my semantics of acoustic) and also his Round 4 AND 3 choice which used an electric guitar and had autotuning going on but it was done very well so you wouldn't notice it too much.
Virtuoso was losing until Round 3 because his style is too soft for my liking (acoustic doesn't mean 'soft', this is actually a false stereotype that both parties committed to, you can have POWERFUL AS FUCK acoustic stuff, especially with strings involved like a violinist or a cello player).
Nonetheless, Round 4 and 3 is not disqualified like Round 5 is from Con as I do see why the 'line' isn't clear because the electric guitar is very gentle, making it near-acoustic-plucking in a way. The keyboard sounds just like a piano and maybe it really was an 'electric piano' that uses the acoustic chamber to vibrate the sounds etc.
I don't know, it was a borderline just-acoustic song.
The thing is The Round 5 from Pro was a fucking masterpiece in my opinion, if you do like soft acoustic sissy-style. This isn't being sexist, it's undeniably a feminine taste that is still catered to 'men' (so sissy-style) that Virtuoso likes. Both clearly are into Indie music but Indie music uses quite a bit of electronic editing these days, which was proven by Con's R3 haha.
Anyway, Con was honestly edging it out until R3.
R4/3 from Con both have the problem; they are precisely too electronic-edited sounding to have the beauty that acoustic quintessentially requires for me.
Pro's R1 was a boring choice. I didn't enjoy it. Virt's R2 and R5 were beautiful if you're into sissy-style music to cry like a girl to but feel manly anyway, somehow. I am into harder stuff than that, it didn't appeal to me but it undeniably had a beauty to it that would severely appeal to the people into that type of music.
Con's R2 was fucking beautiful. I don't know what the hell Franklin is saying that it's shit, it was a fucking masterpiece and his best acoustic piece. It was truly beautiful on many levels.
I enjoyed Pro's R3 so much, that is more like if I am in the MOOD FOR acoustic the stuff I'd want to hear as a soothing background song while I do work or something.
Pro's R4 IS WHAT MADE ME KNOW WHO WON THIS DEBATE. That was very weird as it was shit in terms of lacking a beat and him tryharding to be solo with just the guitar and voice but FUCK he was good.
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
I'll copy Franklin's rating system out of convenience, just wanna listen to some good music while revising.
Round 1: First Time - Speedrace
Round 2: Hold Back the River - Virtuoso
Round 3: Landslide - Virtuoso
Round 4: Let it Go - Speedrace
Round 5: Love Someone - Speedrace
Congrats Speedrace (3) and good job to Virtuoso (2) as well, solid song selection.
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
So I guess I'll rank them by round. First to 3 wins!
So Round 1 definitely PRO. All songs made by The Rolling Stones is great.
Round 2:Both songs sucked but CON's was a little better
Round 3:Landslide is great
Round 4:oohhhhh, this is a tough one. TIE
Round 5:Lukas Grahan is pretty good, so point CON
Well damm,2-2. Well it is a music battle so I guess TIE