My Song “The Fall” reviewed by 100 people on Audiokite.com

 
       
 
May 25, 2018, 07:43 PM

Pretty cool idea for a website I’ve gotta say. Pretty hurtful feedback from some people, but hey, you can’t please everybody, right? In particular, I guess I wanted to mention how split the listeners were on my voice…some people said stuff like “vocals were great, really clear” blah blah, and some people just LAID INTO ME lmao. “decent voice…for a 15 year old”, “the actual band is really good, but the singer just absolutely ruins it” “would be a good song with another singer. Way too nasally, and whiny, and just generally annoying”. Geez, and here I thought I was just a guy trying to make music, didn’t realize my voice possessed the power to actually piss people off lmao.

Here’s the song for reference:
https://youtu.be/C_AasOz8GgE

And here’s the review:

https://www.audiokite.com/report/?report-id=MzczMjg=&share=e637234266079e22a60ae23b766640d0

I’m not asking you guys to review my song, just sharing some feedback I’ve gotten from others and giving a heads up about that site—I just found out about it in class the other day. If anybody has wise words about dealing with criticism though, I definitely wouldn’t say no to that lol.

 
     
Ethan Murrell Joined Feb 17, 2017
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May 25, 2018, 08:10 PM

I’d hate to think what they’d do to me LOL.

Overall, it looks like you got scored pretty well, despite that one guy calling you “obnoxious.”

 
     
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May 25, 2018, 09:13 PM
Gavin Sinclair - 25 May 2018 08:10 PM

I’d hate to think what they’d do to me LOL.

Overall, it looks like you got scored pretty well, despite that one guy calling you “obnoxious.”

if I had to do over again, I don’t think I would have chosen the “commercial” option. It looked like it had more features, and maybe it does, but I didn’t really like how the responses were based off of “if they could see this being a hit”. I don’t know that I really give a (insert your favorite 4 letter word) whether other people think it can be a commercial success. I’d rather just know if they themselves like the song or not

 
     
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May 26, 2018, 05:47 AM

Hey Ethan. So glad you shared that. Fascinating site. Never heard of them before.

My favourite lines…
“I do not think this could be a hit. It has foul language along with drug and alcohol references.” lol
“Sounds like Metallica” Ummmmmmmm No. Just No.
Can imagine this song playing in a 5 star restaurant????!!!!! WTF?

...and my favourite….“It sounds like a 2000s Emo song.” Um. No. It definitely doesn’t.

So first of all, I’ve got to ask what planet these people live on?

The stats on who reviewed were interesting. Mostly listeners not industry folks. That’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that you’ll have many different sorts of listeners with many different tastes listening and reviewing. You guys are niche band, and these folks were not necessarily in that niche so do you care what they think? I’m thinking probably not.

How to deal with criticism? My method is to take what’s useful to you and throw the rest away. You can’t please everyone. Like ever. So don’t even try. It is important to consider each criticism (unemotionally), but if it’s not useful to you, then toss it.

Think Pavarotti. Millions of people can’t stand the sound of opera. Millions love it. Some people find it “just generally annoying.” Or Adele… nabbed this quote off DigitalSpy: “Average voice, average songs, everything about her is SO boring! I know everyone will read this and post, OMG Adele is the best singer ever! and all that other crap! She is boring as hell!”
...and yet her song Hello has over 2 billion views on youtube. jus sayin’

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
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May 26, 2018, 12:12 PM
Jenny Stokes - 26 May 2018 05:47 AM

Hey Ethan. So glad you shared that. Fascinating site. Never heard of them before.

My favourite lines…
“I do not think this could be a hit. It has foul language along with drug and alcohol references.” lol
“Sounds like Metallica” Ummmmmmmm No. Just No.
Can imagine this song playing in a 5 star restaurant????!!!!! WTF?

...and my favourite….“It sounds like a 2000s Emo song.” Um. No. It definitely doesn’t.

So first of all, I’ve got to ask what planet these people live on?

The stats on who reviewed were interesting. Mostly listeners not industry folks. That’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that you’ll have many different sorts of listeners with many different tastes listening and reviewing. You guys are niche band, and these folks were not necessarily in that niche so do you care what they think? I’m thinking probably not.

How to deal with criticism? My method is to take what’s useful to you and throw the rest away. You can’t please everyone. Like ever. So don’t even try. It is important to consider each criticism (unemotionally), but if it’s not useful to you, then toss it.

Think Pavarotti. Millions of people can’t stand the sound of opera. Millions love it. Some people find it “just generally annoying.” Or Adele… nabbed this quote off DigitalSpy: “Average voice, average songs, everything about her is SO boring! I know everyone will read this and post, OMG Adele is the best singer ever! and all that other crap! She is boring as hell!”
...and yet her song Hello has over 2 billion views on youtube. jus sayin’

Yeah I had the same thought, I know you’re right! I was thinking “I bet if my favorite band put an actual commercial hit on there’s people would still find reasons to say it can’t be. I guess the purpose of that site is to try to help you find the people who do like it, and try to target them more

 
     
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May 26, 2018, 01:26 PM

jenny is absolutely right . you are never ever ever gonna please everybody , no matter what you do , so the best thing you can do is to take the good comments , and try and learn from the bad ones , where possible

 
     
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Jun 04, 2018, 03:35 AM

It´s better to get a bad feedback on the Internet, then being booooooed off the stage…. happened to me :)

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Jun 04, 2018, 05:18 AM

No way, Martin. Really?!

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
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Jun 04, 2018, 09:47 AM
Jenny Stokes - 04 June 2018 05:18 AM

No way, Martin. Really?!

You never heard me sing, did you?

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Jun 04, 2018, 03:15 PM

:)
No I have not.
But regardless, booing just seems so uncivilized.

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
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Jul 11, 2018, 12:16 PM

For what it’s worth I like the song AND I like your vocals. Nice job!

I try to avoid trolls as much as possible. Jen is right in trying to take the feedback without emotion, but that is something hard for me to do. I’ve gotten better at it over time but sometimes people are just mean to be mean.

 
     
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Jul 11, 2018, 06:53 PM

John, what on earth is that picture in your avatar? LOL

 
     
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Jul 11, 2018, 07:12 PM

It’s a really awesome new logo I photoshopped with a crown of thorns surrounding our ES symbol. LOL!! But reduced to 150 x 150 and 500kb for avatar size requirements removes all of it’s awesomeness :)  I’ll post a video in a few minutes where you can see it much better. AND I’ll be changing my avatar!

 
     
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