What's this? Sudden poetic inspiration, wrought by the unusual juxtaposition of recommended songs on this RBN Picks article!
Plastic guitars howl
"Curse You All Men (Live)", and
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We now return you to your regular recommendation experience.
"Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom" - Parry Gripp (Novelty)
I really enjoy Parry Gripp’s songs and videos on YouTube – they stick in my head for months. I hope this song does well so we get “Hamster On a Piano”, “Young Girl Talking About Herself”, and “Shopping Penguin”. - Sylvain Dubrofsky, Senior Designer
This is by no means your standard Rock Band fare. This quirky little song sparkles more than it jams with its peppy build up, simple yet catchy melody, and surprising pace on drums. Kids, Spongebob fans, and anyone who enjoys seeing that look of surprise on another person's face will definitely enjoy this song. For everyone else, the venue alone is enough to warrant this song in your collection.
And to the people who say they don't like peppy music: you don't play enough random songs at RB parties (see: "anyone who enjoys seeing that look of surprise on another person's face"). - DavyinaToga, RBN Community
"Curse You All Men (Live)" - Emperor (Metal/Black)
I was beyond ecstatic to see this song come through the pipeline. I’m a huge fan of anything metal, but there are a lot of metal songs that just aren’t fun to play in Rock Band. Emperor’s blackened-death sound is more melodic and – while probably still very difficult – isn’t just a wall of notes and distortion. "Curse All You Men" has always been my favorite Emperor song from their album IX Equilibrium, and I’m definitely going to buy this one. - HMXJessica, Release Engineer
"Simple Man" - Highlord (Metal/Power)
Amberian Dawn has been the face of power metal on RBN for a while now, and with two full albums on the way from them, that isn't about to change. As a fan of the genre, though, I've been hoping another band would appear to share the spotlight, and Italian group Highlord totally delivers with "Simple Man". It's got everything you'd hope for: passionate vocals, powerful drums, and a killer guitar solo. Now if only we could get more power metal bands, like Nightwish or Epica.... - Xenigma, RBN Community
"In My Head, Out My Head" - Primary (Alternative)
I hate to do those "X meets Y" sort of comparisons when describing bands, since it hardly ever works. But imagine, for a moment, taking the simple and surreal aspects of early R.E.M. and layering on the aggressive Foo Fighters playing style. Now you're getting into Primary's territory, somewhere smack in the middle of Alternative. Not too aggressive, not too reserved, perfect for a song all about highs and lows and the controlled chaos in between. - FairwoodStudios, RBN Community
"Right Now Romeo" - Mason Douglas feat. Blue Morning (Country/Alternative)
This sweet little song grew on me as I followed it through the RBN process. A lot of young people who have ever fallen in love should be able to relate to the lyrics of the song, as it tells the tale of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The song is really catchy and not frustratingly difficult to play, but is not boringly easy. It's just the right mix and you should have fun with it. - OzoneEntertainment, RBN Community
"So Awesome" - The Shazam (Rock and Roll)
This is one case where the song title is quite literal. "So Awesome" is, well, awesome. It's got a very strong, old-school rock sound, with plenty of blues licks and riffs sprinkled through the guitar line. The lyrics are big and bold, with a hint of Southern taste (sounds like I'm describing a wine here!) and the occasional curious turn of phrase to demand everyone's attention. - FairwoodStudios, RBN Community
"Happy Little Tune" - deBaser (New Wave/Synth)
It's such a happy little song that doesn't overstay its welcome. The fact that it's so happy and short makes it an obvious choice to end or start a custom setlist, or just to play for a quick fix of Rock Band. Quick hammer on runs on guitar and bass, and catchy electronic drums ensure that this will stay on the top of my most played list. - FreenInGreen, RBN Community