Celestia dammit, I really like Vinyl Scratch... I'm glad Ponyhoof finally put up a Vinyl skin. Must Pon-3fy EVERYTHING!
A-hem. So it's been a while since I've done a Top 7, hasn't it? And this was not a good week to jump back into the fray, I can tell you! There was so much great music and it was so hard to narrow it all down! This was actually the first week for a while where my shortlist has been over 10 songs.
You'll notice that I didn't place the three official songs from the finale in the Top 7, but we can all accept that they were too brilliant to warrant it. It's really tempting to place Love Is In Bloom here, just for Vinyl's appearance... Not enough media for Best Pon-3 this week. Mean ol' Chrysalis stealin' the spotlight. Her and those other blasted vocal characters... One day Vinyl'll show'em all!
Anyway, let's get on with the show! Find the Tip Top 7 pony tunes of the week after the break.
UPDATE: SoGreatandPowerful's The Standard Model added. It slipped past somehow, and I love everything SoGreatandPowerful does!
#7 + 1: The Standard Model - SoGreatandPoweful
The PinkiePieSwear for those bronies new to the community! Sampling perfection, I say!
#7: In Wonder - Aviators
I have to admit, Aviators is honestly growing on me. Some of his vocal tracks can sound quite similar, but he knows how to find his niche. Pretty fine conveyance of emotion in this track, and I'm a huge fan of sentimental sibling stuff having three of my own.
The track may be typically Aviators with it's synth-y voice cut with violin, but the lyrics are sweet and the whole tone fits perfectly around them. Nice job, Aviators!
#6: This Day Aria (AgileDash Remix) - AgileDash
Very nice piece of trance here. I love AgileDash sometimes, and this is him at his finest. Smooth and flowing, this is what it's all about. A large number of speedy techno tracks were released this past week, it's nice to have a bit of electronic calmness...
#5: Shining Sacrifice - The Dumplingz
Yeeeeaaaahhh... I think this song bumped Shining Armor up to one of the best colts in my books. Second only to Fancy Pants 'cause Fancy Pants is a boss!
On the song itself, it gives off a proper image of the captain of the royal guard. The strength, the strife, the depth of character. It's very tempting to do a full review now. I think the show itself didn't represent Shining quite as much as I would have liked, but that's really just due to time constrictions. Oh, how I wish a full movie could be made...
This is Dumplingz's first orchestral piece and I think I speak for many when I say I want more!
#4: Flight Dream - Don DeVore
Wow... This song just makes me want plushies of the CMC and snuggle up tight next to them... It's so darn relaxing! I almost can't be bothered with the rest of the Top 7 because this track is so calming. Applebloom, I love you! Sweetiebell, you're adorable! Scootaloo... You can't sing!
#3: The Beginning of Order - StormWolf
Very fun Discord song right here. This is actually a remake, so I'm not sure if I should put it in here, but eh. Why not? StormWolf does here what he does best, speedy, electronic, hyperactive fun! I really quite love the lyric's take on Celestia dethroning Discord. Celestia being seen as the bad guy is certainly a card played frequently, but not so much when against Discord. And the clever use of wording makes it feel properly canon, something not easily accomplished.
#2: BBBFF (Sim Gretina Remix) - SimGretina
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee~! SimGretina always leads to fun! Does anypony else miss his completely messed up music videos? I - know - I - do. Ah well... Very fun energizing song, nonetheless.
Seriously, though, go check out the Pinkie's Brew cover!
Guys, c'mon... It's Archie V... Need more be said?
Oh, and for those that don't know, his old account was hacked. So use this new one.
Honorable mentions (because it was really hard this week): Smile, Smile, Smile remix - SynFoal (New artist! Go support him!), The Derpy Hooves Song - LittleMonsterRina (Awesome voice work, witty lyrics, and not depressing! Proper musical tone), What We Have is Magic -
Okay... Calming down... That took about three hours to post... I kept the notes on each song short because of that. You guys really know how to make music, don't you? Keep it up, I say! I found plenty this week that were either new, small, or simply unknown to me. Keep practicing, and keep on rockin'.