Nokia has selected a winning ringtone, and either we're way too old to understand what the young things are listening to these days or Nokia has lost it completely. The competition asked people to play around with the iconic Nokia tones and produce something new and interesting, and there are some really good entries, but to our …
thats the final nail in my nokia coffin.
What fucking tone deaf ten thumbed talentless noise polluter A: invented this aural piece of excrement and B:which bunch of cunts voted it to win????
Earex all round...
Any of the other finalists or indeed any of the entries on the first page beat the winner into a cocked hat. Beat it with a big stick and then set fire to it.
Don't hold back
Tell us what you're *really* feeling!
I'd rather listen to fifteen seconds of the Hypnotoad
All hail hypnotoad
10k for that...?
Mind you, in the 70's, old people (i.e. your parents) said that about punk...
History repeating itself.
...a couple of cats in heat.
Nice knowing you Nokia. Buh-buy.
"Nokia has finally lost it" and "the final nail in Nokia's coffin" lines are fast becoming memes like "BSD is dying, Netcraft confirms it". I'm starting to think that Nokia never had it, and its coffin is starting to look like an iron maiden. Or these phrases are full of it.
Which means that it is a perfect ringtone
Dare ignore your phone ringing?
The sound equivalent of the olympic 2012 logo
The sound equivalent of the olympic 2012 logo
No, I don't figure Bart & Lisa in this ringtone...
Sir I like it. Rip that my BB right awayz. Boom this gonna b BIG peeps!
Funny how looking at the finalists you can see what Nokia marketeers like is approximately inversely proportional to what everyone else likes. Why am I not surprised?
Hint to Elop: It wasn't the people who actually did the work which should have been fired.
Its almost as if 'like' competitions are just there to get a load of free advertising. I'm all in favour of ignoring the sort of crap that the general public think they ought to want, but only if the alternative is actually something interesting or worthwhile. Choosing instead something that a bunch of tone deaf, out of touch, echo-chamber inhabiting media luvvies think that the Yoof would find cool? Oh dear.
It also doesn't sound a whole lot like any Dubstep I've ever heard. Fail on all fronts.
No, no no no no and however many times no
Just say no!
I listened to this and then gnawed off my fingers to relieve the pain.
I'm intrigued as to how you now manage to type...
I really like dubstep and have been to many many club nights and raves that play mostly dubstep over the past few years. With this in mind I have to say that this tune is on the rebecca black crossed with N-Dubz level of sodding terrible music. Well played Nokia.
Elop -> Flop -> FAIL!
No real prospect of hearing it in the wild tho' being as it will be the mating call of an almost extinct beast.
I keep trying to listen to this track but it keeps breaking my soundtrack and going all juddery and weird after the first second or two.
Still, I'm sure it's lovely.
Hmm, interesting. I can't help wondering what tactic is at play here: I hear so many teenagers (etc.) walking round with shite like this blasting out of a crappy little speaker to the annoyance of everyone else all the time. So, is this a tactic to confuse them into not answering their phones because they just assume they're being their normal, irritating selves?
'Is your phone ringing?'
'How do I tell?'
You is old
go back a few years, edit for Walkman, Boombox, Jukebox, Radio etc.
> go back a few years, edit for Walkman, Boombox, Jukebox, Radio etc.
It's a tranny, not a radio, you whippersnapper.
Can't speak for the radios but at least boomboxes had real speakers. Most of the complaint I have with the cellphone music crowd is that even good music sounds terrible on a tiny speaker too small to have any decent frequency response. To make it even more annoying it seems that a lot of what the kids are listening to tends toward Base heavy and the speakers just can't handle it.
> Wireless kiddo
After speaking to the official source of all knowledge (Dad), he tells me that during the 1920's and 30s carrying a wireless around with all its valves and mains power source was a bit difficult.
Instead he built himself a crystal radio set and used that.
I like the style...
...but this tune in particular feels like that demo of the old Casio synthesizer which played the same tune over and over using increasingly ridiculous instruments.
Too much noise, too little substance.
I keep trying to listen to this track but it keeps breaking my soundcard and going all juddery and weird after the first second or two.
Still, I'm sure it's lovely.
The fact that you think that Soho is still the centre of kids' cool, is enough evidence that you're totally out of touch ;) *
* it's Shoreditch (apparently)
like something out of a Chris Morris programme
That thing "The Cake" users listen to? It's this !
Personally I think its shite but I have to say that even if it was top ten material.......
..........I have the faintest suspicion that it would have been greeted in the same way.
"Here at Vulture Towers we don't claim to be shooting the breeze with the cool cats on a daily basis.............."
"..........and either we're way too old to understand what the young things are listening to these days.......".
"The cool cats"? If you guys have not yet left the beatnik era then you definitely are "way to old to understand what the young things........."!
You're honestly telling us that you didn't detect even a trace of irony in those words?
Yes, of course I did. The problem is ( apparently) that nobody detected........
...............the irony in my gentle tease of the author of the article (accompanied by a smiley icon FGS!). Frankly speaking, some people should get out more. The only thing I did was gently "twit" the author in a *very* friendly fashion and I get downvoted - hello`? That kind of response, in the context, is ridiculous.
... the authors ironically set themselves up as being old and out of touch and then you hilariously and iromically suggest they are old and out of touch.
That's a right royal ribtickler you managed there.
Diddle-ur-der.. diddle-ur-der.. diddle-ur-der-der.....
HELLO?! ..WHAT? YEAH, I'M ON A BANDWAGON.... A BANDWAGON!.... YEAH... THE DUBSTEP BANDWAGON
Well like El Reg, if that's what is considered young and fashionable these days then I'm glad I'm getting old and past it.
This is going to be the default tone on the Nokia phones? Oh dear, well all those people who never change their default tone are going to have to work out how otherwise there are going to be a lot of older people who will be embarrassed every time their phones ring.
Note the icon, thats what they said in the meeting at Nokia to decide the winner.
OK, fair enough that they didn't want to put the pisstake one in first place and have to put it on their phones as a standard ringtone, but bumping it down to a level so low it gets no prize seems a bit petty, considering it got so much of the popular vote. It just makes them look completely humourless.
To be honest
When listening to the runners up it's far better than all of them.
Still prefer our favourite though.
The player doesn't work for me...
ho hum just as well judging by the comments!
I knew this would be bad but seriously? Now I'm seriously hoping that nobody anywhere will ever buy a Nokia phone again.
And no. This is not dubstep. This is just sad
Fuck me that's nasty. Presumably Nokia are trying to make sure that users find out how to change their ringtone as quickly as possible?
It's not even good dubstep
Sounds like horrible McDonalds-style brostep, beloved of fratboys, Chase and Status quality. Kittens are sad.
"good dubstep" is an oxymoron.
You're calling me a what?!
Music promotes violence!
The bastard offspring of the unnatural, frenzied, grunting fornication of dubstep and the nokia ringtone...
The only way this ringtone will sound good is after being forced to endure it one too many times, I've snatched a phone from a chav and the phone is ringing while it slowly passes through his digestive tract.
Is it me or does 'Nokia New Generation v2' sound like background music from "Pages from Ceefax"...
Ah, I miss that show.
Lowering the (ring)tone
Perhaps morale is now so low within Nokia, they feel the need to actively punish their users? "Damn you all! Stop buying our products so we can all get our redundancy money and the company can die in peace!"
I actually like breakbeats and electronic music (45 yr old geezer, BTW,) but this is lame. Maybe it was the limited source material, or lack of talent. Most music ringtones sound like crap anyway. They start too abruptly, and are all tinny. Tones are better.
The Great Marvellous was robbed!
That is all.
I agree. Made me smile every time I heard it.
Use the flashgot plugin for firefox and you can download any/all of them... Go to the page, play one (let it finish) then right click and tada... media (1) shows up.
Needless to say I now have a Great Marvellous ringtone - on my Android :-D