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This week, we are facing the second part of the PONPONPON matsuri as well as an influx of popular people suddenly uploading songs (Yaybisasamakkufaneruetc). We also have quite a few Babylon covers for some good reason. It's a pretty predicatable ranking, but I hope you enjoy the variety this one gives (in between the PON and the WEI).

From now on, I'll prioritize linking the English version.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

English Nico Nico Link
original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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Moroq / モロQ

mylist | community

Today's utaite spotlights are kind of related because I can't make a spotlight on one of them without mentioning another, so do please check the next one, too :).

Moroq started uploading song covers earlier than what his mylist actually says (he started sometime early 2010, his mylist starts end of 2010). He said he wanted to redo the previous songs he had covered before. While his view counts aren't as impressive as most of the utaite we know, he actually is gaining popularity due to his unique way of singing as well as his developing skill for mixing songs.

Moroq (pronounced morokyu) prefers singing fast rock songs with a sharp edge towards screamo/emo. His voice might seem shaky at times, especially at lengthened notes, which makes it seem like he's about to run out of breath at the end of lines. But it is in itself, a distinguishing characteristic of his covers and as you listen, the shaky long notes becomes comfortable to the ears. He makes up for it by his ability to actually reach high notes thanks to his thin voice and wide range. One of his trademark points is his screamo, which he continues to polish up to this date. While he mostly sings rock/screamo songs in his natural voice, he also uses autotune in his more pop-ish covers, and he is one of those who actually sounds good in autotune and doesn't overdo the vocal effects.

Unlike his "partner", Moroq is not very fond of ballads and it does seem that rockish songs fit his voice more, especially since he's bent on improving his screamo and loud singing skills. Most of the time, he holds namahousou with Srip (who you will hear about later) or by himself to talk about the most mundane stuff or to practice making music/screamo.

sample songs
Migi Hidari (koushirou original)
Dark to Light (JimmythumbP original)
Babel (ATOLS original)
Palette (Yuyoyuppe original)
Omoide Kakera (DevilishP original)

nikki says
I first met Moroq in twitter and he was actually the one who made me start listening to and appreciating screamo (since I don't like it much). While I prefer his autotuned pop songs more (like his deleted DATEKEN songs ;_; ), it's actually fun listening to his screamo because they don't sound hard on the ears like I expect them to. His namahousou with Srip are most interesting to listen to only because they're pretty flexible and easygoing with their topics.


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