Tere Estonia! Eesti Laul 2015 — Estonia’s national selection for Eurovision — begins on February 7 with the first semi-final. So the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — is busy reviewing the ten acts that will compete in that heat. Up next it’s Elephants From Neptune with their song “Unriddle Me”.
Reviews: Elephants From Neptune’s “Unriddle Me”
Angus: The central metaphor of the song is a bit out there but putting the meaning of the lyrics aside this is the kind of rock the Darkness would have put out way back when. The end comes a little abruptly but it undeniably leaves you wanting more.
Anthony: Don’t judge a book by its cover and so despite their naff band name, they’ve actually surprised me as one of the stronger soft rock entrants this year. The song is entertaining as a whole but the weak verses drags it down.
Chris: I listened to this song for the full duration and I remember just about nothing of it. It’s got that one hook and that’s it. This is the song that would end up on a video game soundtrack and nobody would really care about it. So for Eurovision? Completely and utterly wrong. I like songs in this genre but this is plain just not good enough.
Josh: ‘Unriddle Me’ is getting a bad rap in the wiwibloggs poll, and I’m not exactly sure why? This song isn’t horrible. But it’s the kind of song that wouldn’t make the final if it were to represent Estonia in Vienna. Again, the song is lacking something to make it complete, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Patrick: Holy Neptune what is this? When you think it can’t get worse, something appears which really is! “Unriddle Me” is a perfect example of that. Estonia don’t want to win Eurovision and they won’t even get into the final with this. CRAP. NEXT?
Ramadan: “Elephants from Neptune.” What a nice hipster band name. I really enjoy listening to “Unriddle Me”. It’s a funky rock song that has international appeal. I just hope their performance won’t be as crazy as the official video.
Robyn: The Elephants From Neptune are like a student band from the ’90s who are really proud of their 1970s rock influences. There’s actually a good riff at the core of the song, but the rest of it is a combo of yelling and overwrought rock.
Sami: The video is absolutely horrible, but the song is fine. It’s catchy, it’s well produced and it’s actually something you could hear on the radio. It’s not the best song in its genre, but it’s nice to listen to and the chorus is killer!
Sopon: Low budget video aside, this is a great song for soft punk. Love the Pussy Riot style, love the music, love the rock, love it all. The lyrics lack a lot of cliché, but rather are a message of originality. Great job!