Hugh McIntyre

Hugh McIntyre


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Hugh McIntyre

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Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
Bio
Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
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Expertise
music industry, music tech, music writing, music writing / blogging, music journalism
Interests
indie pop, music, pop
Location
NYC (by way of Boston)

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Hugh McIntyre

Always loved this song, and this is a cool rendition. It's not perfect--the ending struck me as a bit strange--but you were definitely on to something neat.

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Unreliable by Asymmetrical

Hugh McIntyre

I got really into this. It's fun and easy to like. Well done guys! It doesn't sound super high-production, but I don't think that's the point!

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02 Late Kiss by Octavia Romano

Hugh McIntyre

I can't say I was in love with this, but it was interesting, and you certainly have your own voice and style. I would say the audio quality could be improved just a little bit, especially if you want it to sound even more professional.

natalie bancroft submitted media.

The Christmas Song by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

This was so lovely! It's tough to do something different when it comes to xmas music as it feels like it's all been done before, but this is a great addition :-)

Billy Nilsson submitted media.

Postpone by Oxen

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool. It has such a good vibe!

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Dancing In The Sky by Herling

Hugh McIntyre

A very cool indie rock track. Well done! I don't know that it really stands out from other things I've heard like this (the voice sounds very familiar), but still good!

Chris Scott submitted media.

Character Flaws (Art Heist Remix) by Art Heist, Openside

Hugh McIntyre

This was a cool tune! You definitely have an ear for a hook and a beat that really got me bopping along! Great job!

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Coat Check by Nephew Sam & Gabe Gizz

Hugh McIntyre

I think it sounded a little amateurish (just because of the recording quality), but I liked how both of your styles and voices worked together, and I can tell you two are talented.

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Sleepless Unfinished by Mr. Dreem

Hugh McIntyre

I get where this was going, but I don't know that it really achieved that goal, if only because of the recording quality. I think it all needed to be smoothed over a bit, but it was catchy!

Hamish Anderson submitted media.

No Good by Hamish Anderson from Melbourne, Australia (ROCKWOOD SHOW 11/1)

Hugh McIntyre

This is cool. You clearly have talent as a performer, songwriter, and a product overall (take that how you will). I get what this is, and I think there is an audience for it. I would say that for me, there should be just a little something extra to make your songs stand out from the crowd, but I definitely feel it's in a good place and on the right track.

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Someone to Watch over Me by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

I went into this song thinking it would be just another boring cover, but it is definitely more interesting than that. I am impressed at what you were able to do with a standard, and yet it doesn't feel like you took it too far. Good job!

Dree Paterson submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Good job! This is honestly a bop. More of this!

Jason Coons submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

The best thing I've been sent in some time. A very cool song, well-written, well-performed, and the video is a prime example of how artists can create a visually-stunning, interesting piece of video art that doesn't necessarily need to cost an arm and a leg. Really good job--I'd be interested to hear more.

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Exit the Dragon by Black Bear Whisper

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool. From the music itself to the lyrics to the way you made a video work with a limited budget, I think this is a job really well done. I bet if you developed your sound a bit more--made it a bit more refined and found a slightly larger budget for some visuals--you might attract a larger audience.

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Under My Sun by Tiphanie Doucet

Hugh McIntyre

I must admit, I went into listening to this song with skepticism, and I was ready to dislike it, as I have gotten a lot of music from singer-songwriter-types, and it doesn't often stand out.

I really did like this though! You sound a lot like Norah Jones on "Come Away With Me," and I think the production was really excellent. Great job with this--clearly you're talented and know what you're doing when it comes to finishing a fully-realized tune that's ready for mass consumption.

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Every Week Or So by C O S M I C O

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool track. I've heard things like this before, but you still had a voice all your own and made an interesting song that held me until the end. Good job on this one!

Michael Patrick submitted media.

GODS TODAY by HERO THE BAND X TRINIDAD JAMES X CHILDISH MAJOR

Hugh McIntyre

This might be the best thing I've ever been sent on Fluence. Honestly incredible. I listened to this three times in a row. 

This deserves to be a breakout hit for everyone. Really inventive, unique, and an instant earworm. Fantastic job you guys.

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Reality by Billy Wild

Hugh McIntyre

A really cool track in every sense. I think it needs a little bit of help when it comes to vocal production (or potentially mixing or mastering), but overall, I thought it was good. The video is a good example of how you can make something interesting on a limited budget, so good job there as well.

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The Nothing Here by Brutus Begins

Hugh McIntyre

The video was cool, and I think it was well done for what I'm assuming was a small budget (typically the case with smaller acts). I wasn't as excited about the song, but it was still fine. Not really my thing, but I bet some people would be into it. I can't say if it actually even needed anything, or if it just wasn't for me.

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Ariana by After The Mountain

Hugh McIntyre

The song is well-done, and I like it. I can't say it really stands out in a busy marketplace, but you guys are clearly talented, and I believe you have the potential to create more really cool music. Good job.

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Challenge by David DeRose

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool. It definitely fits in with the trend of lo-fi electronic music, and I hear a lot of SOHN in this, which I think is a good thing. I can see this being popular with a certain crowd, and I bet you'll only get much better from here.

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Gracias A La Vida by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

I liked this, even though I didn't understand the lyrics. The music was solid, I liked her voice, and the recording quality was also pretty good, which I can't say for everything I've listened to on this site.

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Ain't no sunshine (Cover) by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

This is well done. The video, the story it told, the shots of you and the band, and especially your performance. It was all solid. Good job!

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Wavy Baby by Karmen Roze

Hugh McIntyre

The song itself definitely has something there, and the chorus was somewhat catchy, though I didn't think it was enough to warrant a write-up. 

The video was tough, and I get that it's difficult to make something with a limited budget, but there were points in here where the budget was really obvious. I can't tell you exactly what you should do to take it up a notch, but I think it was on its way to being solid. 

Also, just a note--it's tough to hear you singing about your red bottoms when you then show the bottom of your shoe and it's not red...

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Magic Mind by Alexis Kings

Hugh McIntyre

I really enjoyed this song--thanks for sending! It was an excellent example of well-produced, well-written pop-rock, and I can see a lot of people latching onto this type of thing!

Rex Lawrence submitted media.

Sorry by Amy Guess

Hugh McIntyre

Easily one of the best songs I've ever been sent on Fluence. I loved everything about this, and I can definitely see it blowing up on streaming and attracting an audience. Really great job with this one!

Psylhouette Psylhouette submitted media.

My Favourite Disaster by Psylhouette

Hugh McIntyre

This song was cool, but it felt repetitive by the end. 

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Hugh McIntyre

This was sweet and well-produced. I liked the inclusion of the violins (is that right?) in the back--it really took this song to another level. Good job!

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Mine by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

Good job on this! I liked the song, and I can see where a certain audience would be really into it, especially if paired with the right imagery and look on your part. 

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Soul by Peeler

Hugh McIntyre

This song reminded me a lot of U2, which I would say is a good thing. It's well done, and I can see certain audiences liking this, though I imagine it's difficult to get in front of them. Well done on the track.

Eye in the Sky submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

You sound like a star in the making. From the production to your vocals to the songwriting (from what I can hear, at least), it's all there. You were smart to just post a snippet on here as well!

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Way Back by Teasley

Hugh McIntyre

This is one of the best things I've ever been sent on this site. It's so catchy, the production is top-notch, and it immediately became stuck in my head. Great job!

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She Has A Wall by Vinyl Spectrum

Hugh McIntyre

While this song wasn't really for me (not really a fan of blues/rock-style music), I can see where it would do well among those who do like that sort of thing, and it's well done. 

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You Versus the World by Mr. Dreem

Hugh McIntyre

Cool song. I can see a number of people liking this, though it's not really for me. I feel like I've heard this type of indie rock before, and while it was good, it didn't give me something new and fresh enough to really stand out.

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Very jazzy, very cool. Well done with this--I can see a lot of people enjoying this, especially live.

Zachary Levy submitted media.

Younger by The Hails

Hugh McIntyre

This isn't really my thing, but I can tell you it's a job well done! I can see this song doing well online with a certain audience of people.

Lorenzo Paniagua submitted media.

Smiles With No Teeth by Sun System

Hugh McIntyre

The song was cool and I can appreciate that you're doing the style of rock well. It wasn't really for me, but I can see some people really enjoying this kind of thing.

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Aint No Sunshine by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

Really interesting cover. Great job bringing something new to this classic!

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Wild Women Don't Have The Blues by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

I liked this track, and I thought the songwriting was a lot of fun. I don't know how far it would go, and it's a tough genre and style if you're looking to reach a massive audience, but it's still a job well done.

MIchael Onufrak submitted media.

Cold by CARDS

Hugh McIntyre

There were definitely some good ideas here, but between the vocal production (the effects on it) and the music, I just wasn't sold...

Joshoa Ocasion submitted media.

Once in a While by DeeZystep

Hugh McIntyre

I won't say I felt this was ready for primetime, but it was a cool track, the beat was awesome, and you clearly have a lot of talent. The video was also a good example of how up-and-coming artists can make a clip without spending tons of money. Good job!

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Hugh McIntyre

This is really cool! Looks like it would be an amazing show, and the music was great. Congrats!

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Hugh McIntyre

I liked everything about this. The only thing I'd say is that the vocal mixing (or perhaps mastering) makes it sound slightly like it's not ready for primetime. Can't explain it beyond that, but it doesn't sound like the sort of the thing I'd hear on rock radio. Beyond that, I could easily see this doing well with rock fans.

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ART CAMP by TOPICS

Hugh McIntyre

It's a cute song, and I know the type of people who would be into dancing to this. I can't say it was my favorite, or that I think it could grow beyond sort fo a hipster crowd, but you could build a following on music like this. 

Arman Asadsangabi submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Definitely a seriously solid rock track, through and through. I can imagine this would do really well with more old-school rock fans. Good job!

Andreas Wallevik submitted media.

Memories by Moira

Hugh McIntyre

I liked where you were going with this song, but it still felt a bit too amateurish for me. Perhaps it was the production, or maybe the mixing or mastering? Something about this song didn't feel right for primetime.

#NoFame submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Everything about this is really cool. The music, the lyrics, and your vocals are great. I'd ease up slightly on the affectations and the drawl, but it's definitely something fresh and new. The video was really well done. I can see you developing a fan base for sure!