DLC Round-Up: August 2014



Hello, Rocksmith fans, and welcome to the August edition of the DLC Round-Up! Each month we will take a look back at all the DLC we have received and poll you, our wonderful readers as to what DLC stole your heart!

First let’s look at the results of last month’s:

Out of 523 Votes total:

  • Yacht Rock received 43% of the votes – 227 Votes!
  • WOW this is a close one… Billy Talent the band that nobody outside of Canada even knew about, has managed to beat Lamb of God by a single vote! 89 to 88! 17% of the vote!
  • Second last we have Deftones with 13% of the vote – 67 Votes
  • Finally the super polarizing yet incredibly fun on Lead and Rhythm, The Libertines with 10% of the vote – 52 Votes


August was an interesting month, it all started off with Biffy Clyro, a band that while successful enough to open for huge acts was met with puzzled and bewildered reactions from a majority of the Rocksmith community, those who did listen found a new band to listen to or possibly a new DLC purchase. Next things got a bit more familiar with the addition of the 90s pop-punkish darlings, No Doubt a good time for guitarist and bassist alike. The bassists delight continued with a 3 pack from Duran Duranand finally the most excellent original compositions from UbisoftSF in the form of Bachsmith.

This was a month for the bassists (I mean it had No Doubt and Duran Duran, come on). Songs like Spiderwebs (No Doubt), Rio (Duran Duran), Don’t Speak (No Doubt), Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart), Little Fugue in G Minor (Bach), and many others.

While Biffy Clyro definitely delivered some interesting chord shapes and time signatures there is no way the guitar song of the month can go to anything but Rondo Alla Turca featuring a truly awesome guitar solo from @MMontgomery18

A truly beautiful guitar arrangement that isn’t too challenging would have to be Duran Duran’s Ordinary World

For something a bit more riffy, you might be interested in Biffy Clyro’s Bubbles, which features a guitar part from Josh Homme!

For those that like things a bit heavier you will really love the 80s cheesy metal vibe of The Ride Of The Valkyries

Outside of Biffy Clyro we didn’t dip too far below E Standard this month, check it out:

Arrangement Standard Drop D Eb Standard Eb Drop Db Drop C
Lead 11 X 1 3 1
Rhythm 11 1 1 3 1
Bass 11 X 1 3 1
Alternate Bass 1 X X X X

Been awhile since we had an alternate bass arrangement!

Which brings us to the question on everyone’s mind:

See you next month!

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Honky thom
Honky thom
September 4, 2014 5:28 am

Duran Duran for me this month, Bachsmith a close second. Don’t like the other two so just ignored them.

September 1, 2014 8:53 pm

Bachsmith is amazing, one of the best DLC in the history of Rocksmith DLCs 😀

At first I loved to play Rondo Alla Turca, of course, but in the last couple of days I’m really digging the “little” Fugue in G Minor. It’s so fun to play both guitars (all those major scales), and I’m considering dusting off my bass to play the bass parts as well.

Moonlight Sonata is also good fun, and not hard.

Rondo Alla Turca is still awesome, of course, but I sometimes feel it should be played fingerstyle on an acoustic.

September 1, 2014 9:53 am

Has to be No Doubt for me, as a bassist, Don’t Speak by itself has kept me nicely occupied more than anything else -- fun fun!

Also, Bachsmith in the UK is more than double the price of the US pack….so….basically, fuck them for that, I won’t buy it.


August 31, 2014 4:58 pm

The Libertines was a real great pack!

August 30, 2014 6:52 pm

I voted for Billy Talent. It was them or Deftones and I find I really like Billy Talent now and listen to them daily, so they got the edge.

Its a shame Biffy Clyro will likely get last. They are probably my favorite band right now in current music. It might just be GGgarth’s producing, but their albums just sound so good to me. Only Revolutions/Opposites is a daily thing as well.

August 30, 2014 7:45 am

i have bought nothing this month.. 🙁
but i’m gonna buy Bachsmith when PSN EU change to the right price. Rondo alla turca is a must have..! so my vote goes to Bachsmith.

August 30, 2014 5:33 am

For me it’s a tie between Bachsmith and Duran Duran, leaning towards Bachsmith just because The Ride Of The Valkyries is awesome.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
August 30, 2014 5:32 am

I personally think that the Yacht Rock pack wasn’t even that strong. It had some not so well known stuff mixed in there but is still managed to blow away the competition.

Nuff said.

August 30, 2014 3:27 am

Bachsmith is the correct answer, and how about that confirmed Sublime 5 pack this Tues? After 8 years of playing guitar, I finally bought my first Bass and couldn’t be more stoked. 😀

August 30, 2014 3:54 am
Reply to  Andrew

Totally stoked! Nowell’s jams are legendary. The dlc is definitely heating up ❗

August 30, 2014 7:40 am
Reply to  Elliott

oh yes, some Mr Bungle, Faith no more, or even almost anything Patton is involve in, and i”l be in heaven… 😀

August 31, 2014 4:55 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Directors Cut!

August 30, 2014 1:31 am

I also bought the Bachsmith songs… via Amazon instead of iTunes. Rondo Alla Turca is probably my favorite of the mix (and that’s saying something). I had high hopes when I head about this pack, and I was not disappointed.

August 29, 2014 9:30 pm

Biffy Clyro is one of my favorite bands, but the RS team made some really bad choices for songs. Their best (and better) stuff was abandoned for the tame singles. So many fun riffs missed out on…

August 29, 2014 8:52 pm

LOL at Billy Talent beating Lamb of God by a vote. Anyways, go Bachsmith go.

August 29, 2014 7:55 pm

Honestly, No Doubt was the weakest of the month (in my opinion). Duran Duran didn’t have much of the “odd third song” syndrome, but the song itself was amazing.
Biffy Clyro gets mad second on this month for the simple fact that I found a great band from the adventure.
My first reaction to the last week: “Bachsmith? You’re kidding, all classical music?” It’s changed to “This is an essential, fun, overall amazing experience that everyone MUST purchase!”

And don’t tell anyone, I bought the Bachsmith tracks on iTunes. I bump to Rondo Alla Turca now.

August 29, 2014 7:27 pm

Which one was the alternate bass choice?