Arrows/Underline for my favorites/votes:
Lichen Throat: It sounds like you have some cool ideas, but the execution isn't there.
Berkeley Social Scene: Cool guitars, drums, & keys. My favorite part is the synth solo. The vocal style doesn't work for me.
The Ugly Nudists: Some nice ideas here but I feel it's let down a bit by the "canned" sound of the drums and keys. I want a bit more personality in the instrumental. Still; the song itself I think it is pretty good. And I like the backing vocal ideas. Reminds me a bit Reveal
era REM. Wreckdom
: Weird trip. Very unexpected change there at 1:03ish. Back with the weird trip but fudge instead of fuck? I feel like the message is fuck can turn into fudge if you take enough acid. I'm not sure if I like this, but I might love it. Pretty interesting.
silentwell: Not enough here to keep my interest. misc. owl
: Strong vocals; I like the layers on the vox. Pretty catchy. Some cool guitar lines/ideas too. The mix isn't great though - it has kind of a demo quality to it - and kind of keeps this from being as good as it could be. Still all things considered; I think this one has a good shot at the win. It's a good song with very good vocals. add
: Probably my favorite this time around. I can see hear why you keep winning these things. Is that e-bow on the guitar? Nice subtle atmospherics. Keys are nice. Good vocals. Good stuff.
schlimminy cricket: I like the layers of vocals with the auto-tune fx. I'm not crazy about some of the synth fx, I dig that you're going for like bizarre combinations of sounds with video game sounding synths and "classical" sounding string sounds. For me this almost works but doesn't quite come together.