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Golden Age Vocaloid Horror / Creepy / "Insane" Song Culture

Ongoing on RateYourMusic — Archive.

Documenting the "creepy song" subculture that popped up in the golden age of Vocaloid culture, including personal insights, comments from former members of the community, notable works, etc.

Review: PSY2K

July 19, 2021 on RateYourMusic — Archive.

Commentary on PSY2K (Meganeko x Shirobon, 2021).

Review: ななみっくす! -NanaMix-

June 8, 2021 on RateYourMusic — archive

Commentary on ななみっくす! -NanaMix- (Nanahira, 2012).

Review: Hot in PursuitFloppy disc linked to a backup

May 30, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Commentary on Hot in Pursuit (Hot in Pursuit, 2008).

Genre Description Update: Denpa

Info: May 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Complete rewrite of genre definition of denpa music on RateYourMusic
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Review: Chocolate Hearts and Stag Beetles

Info: May 6, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Chocolate Hearts and Stag Beetles (AERO GROS M, 2021)
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The Thematic Dissonance and Cynicism of Supernatural's Finale

Info: April 19, 2021 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Supernatural's finale and its cynicism and thematic dissonance with the rest of the show's themes
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Review: 秘密警察

Info: April 18, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Secret Police" (BuriruP, 2010)
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Review: How I Wish You Were Here

Info: April 8, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: How I Wish You Were Here (Origami Girl, 2018)
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Review: Vierge

Info:April 6, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Vierge (Ascendant Vierge, 2020)
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Review: Chug Jug With You

Info: March 14, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Chug Jug With You" (Leviathan, 2018)
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Review: Faint

Info: March 11, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Faint" (Himera, 2021)
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Review: Voyage

Info: Feb. 21, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Voyage (Calum Bowen, 2021)
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Review: ⭒☆━NEO420KEI━☆⭒

Info: Jan. 6, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: NEO420KEI (C/id, 2021)
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Review: Zelda 3: The Light World

Info: Jan. 5, 2021 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Zelda 3: The Light World (The Amazing BrandoO, 2012)
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Review: Cream / Devious

Info: Nov. 8, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Short-form fictional interpretation of the atmosphere of Cream / Devious (Swan Meat, 2018)
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Review: Robins Jean

Info: Sept. 21, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Robins Jean" (dior5tar, 2019)
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Review: Ye tietia wo so

Info: August 12, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: version of Ye tietia wo so (Josh Laryea, year unknown) on Spotify from extremely bitrotted disc)
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Review: Fun Tonight

Info: July 12, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Fun Tonight" (マクロスMACROSS 82-99, 2015)
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Review: cav///es

Info: July 8, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "cav///es" (violet_117^^^, 2020)
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Review: Bonk (You Got Bonked) // Wrong Way

Info: May 20, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: One of my deareast friendships through the lens of "Bonk (You Got Bonked)" (Starship Amazing, 2011)
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Review: 初音ミクの消失 -Real and Repeat-

Info: May 15, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Disappearance of Hatsune Miku -Real and Repeat- (cosMo@Bousou-P, 2018)
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Review: 炉心融解

Info: May 11, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: "Meltdown" (iroha(sasaki), 2008)
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Vol. II: The Lost Tracks

Info: April 29, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Vol. II: The Lost Tracks (Koji Kondo, 1999)
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Review: Zeldawave // 近藤 浩治 // OOT

Info: April 27, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic:> Zeldawave // 近藤 浩治 // OOT (Polygon Dream, 2017)
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Review: Zeldawave II // 近藤 浩治 // MM

Info: April 27, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Zeldawave II // 近藤 浩治 // MM (Polygon Dream, 2020)
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Review: Iku Akume Training Diary

Info: April 6, 2020
Topic: Iku Akume Training Diary (paraoka, 2008)
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Review: Prisoner of Hormones

Info: March 30, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Prisoner of Hormones (Toxic Lipstick, 2006)
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Review: Aquarium

Info: March 28, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Aquarium (Aqua, 1997)
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Review: Yufi

Info: March 15, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: Yufi (Yufi, 2020)
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Review: Cyberfunk

Info: March 12, 2020
Topic: Cyberfunk (VANTAGE, 2016)
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Lay These Old Chip Bones to Rest: Astroskeleton's Retirement

Info: Feb. 11, 2020 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Retirement of Jackson Scovel's astroskeleton alias
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Review: Stuck in a Rom-Com

Info: Jan. 22, 2020
Topic: Stuck in a Rom-Com (D-Real [愛], 2019)
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Review: My First Dungeon Synth Cassette

Info: Jan. 14, 2020 on RateYourMusic
Topic: My First Dungeon Synth Cassette (Baby Dino, 2020)
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Piracy, Preservation, Polarity: Over-Regulation of ROMs Could Damage Video Games in the End

Info: July 24, 2019 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Piracy's importance to video game preservation
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In the Corner of the Whole World, a One-Two: What Wowaka's Work Meant to Me

Info: April 10, 2019 on Blue Backspace
Topic: the impact wowaka's work, particularly "World's End Dancehall" and "Rolling Girl," had on me as a teenager
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Are You My Father? Reflecting on Aline's Story in Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare

Info: Nov. 16, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare's Aline route ending
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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Isn't a Nightmare After All

Info: Oct. 30, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
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Sticker Star Doesn't Deserve Its Infamy, But It's Still Not Fun

Info: Sept. 9, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
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Above and Beyond "Harvest Moon But Better," Stardew Valley is a Must-Play

Info: May 20, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Stardew Valley
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Other M is One Messy Metroid Game

Info: March 22, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Metroid: Other M
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A Cyberpunk Adventure of a Different Color

Info: Feb. 6, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: 2064: Read Only Memories
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A Truly Heavenly Rhythm Experience

Info: Jan. 23, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Rhythm Heaven
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Revisiting the Anniversary Present That Polarized Fans

Info: Jan. 1, 2017 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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Tomodachi Life -- Combating Debilitating Depression in Silly Ways

Info: Nov. 26, 2016
Topic: Tomodachi Life and surviving my depression
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Dark Moon -- Not a Masterpiece, But a Worthy Successor to Luigi's Mansion

Info: Oct. 20, 2016 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
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Looking Beyond Nintendo Fans' Current Dissatisfaction to Examine Animal Crossing's Recent Releases

Info: Oct. 9, 2016 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
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Is Go Vacation a Vacation Worth Taking?

Info: Oct. 1, 2016 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Go Vacation
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Another Wonderful Life -- What Makes This Harvest Moon Wonderful (And Not So Wonderful)

Info: Sept. 22, 2016 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life
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Beyond the Dogma -- Plenty to Praise and to Protest in Ocarina of Time

Info: Sept. 15, 2016 on Blue Backspace
Topic: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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