YMMV / OverClocked ReMix

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: This is basically the site's entire point. See here for specific examples.
  • Dead Horse Genre: Besides ReMixes with lyrics, most dubstep, rap, and metal ReMixes also commonly receive backlash.
  • Misattributed Song: It's commonly believed that this OC ReMix by The Rabbit Joint is by System of a Down. It isn't. This misattribution was debunked by SoaD bassist Shavo Odadjian in 2002. (50:32-51:30 of video)
  • More Popular Spinoff: Of OverClocked itself.
  • Older Than They Think: Contrary to popular belief, the concept of video game music remixes and a central location to showcase them was not originally conceived by OC ReMix. The site's founder, David "djpretzel" Lloyd, was actually inspired by specialized sites like C64 Audio, back then a collection of free Commodore 64 arrangements.
  • The Scrappy: Vocal ReMixes are often the point of ire, mostly for those who prefer instrumental-only music (most VGM is instrumental), consider video game music with lyrics to be out of bounds, or dislike the quality of the vocal performances. They seem aware of it, as their 2012 April Fools' Day joke involved a Re Tool to all vocal remixes.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: Some ReMixes can be made better to a listener by chopping the first 30 to 60 seconds of the song off.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Many ReMixes are criticized for not copying/retaining the mood, feel, or instrumentation of the source music, even though interpretation through arrangement is the site's stated purpose.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Because OverClocked ReMix sounded better than "OverClocked Arrangements," the site uses the proper noun "ReMix" (capital R, capital M) to signify interpretive arrangements rather than traditional remixes. Though OC ReMixes almost never directly sample the original audio, most people casually refer to them as "remixes" anyway.