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100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by smeagol » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:38 pm

arrgghhh!imagine having to listen to this lot mixed up

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScient ... core_tunes

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by Nits » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:09 pm

Shouldn't that be "100 most overplayed hardcore tunes ever!"? lol

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by MikeW » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:40 pm

Haha - check out this review of "Sweet Harmony":

'Sweet Harmony' lifts wholesale and largely unfaffed-with the most striking features of 'Someday' -- i.e. Marshall Jefferson's bass and piano riff and subtle cut-ups of Ce Ce Rogers's spine-tingling vocal -- but that's okay because the house anthem, sublime in its original form, becomes pure neurological rush with Liquid's grafted-on breakbeats. 'Someday' is a total classic, a translucent distillation of both the ongoing, ever more sophisticated development and the vital continuity of the blues. Twenty-three years after Sam Cooke sang 'A Change Is Gonna Come', the topography of pop music is superficially unrecognisable, but, in the submerged threads of history, we're still moving to the same pulses of desire. "We'll all live as one family / in a sweet harmony," laments Rogers, and the question goes begging -- why does the vitality of the blues persist?

Liquid's collapsing of what was already a limited lyric into the one looped and bejittered line is maybe characteristic of a general collapsing of meaning, whereby shorthand and metonym simulate mastery of mystification and dread oblivion, likewise characteristic of the prolonged failure of the social, of our continued failure to realise our desires in anything other than music. Formal abbreviations do not however diminish the ambition of 'Sweet Harmony', which glimpses purification in the ritual dance, joy before and after a terrible repudiation and mourning.


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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by Paul Zykotik » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:57 pm

I love shit like that. It's not exactly Mozart ffs.

Would be good to see someone genuinely review a DJ Assault record with the same pretentiousness (there's a couple of joke reviews on Discogs).

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by dj_gyr8 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:14 pm

Hi,

lol, what a complete load of tosh!

How much time did this guy waste on that completely incorrect list...

Too many plus points given to '90 and '91 'boring' tracks...

This list looks more list a cheap Telstar compilation.

Surely, if you DJ'd these tracks, it would be at a school disco in 1993...

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by dj_gyr8 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:15 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:Hi,

lol, what a complete load of tosh!

How much time did this guy waste on that completely incorrect list...

Too many plus points given to '90 and '91 'boring' tracks...

This list looks more list a cheap Telstar compilation.

Surely, if you DJ'd these tracks, it would be at a school disco in 1993...
Its all R+S and XL...

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by oldskoolforever » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote:That top 100 is very strange, I wouldn't even call some of them hardcore for a start
The tracks from Belgium aren't really hardcore are they
Things like Energy Flash, Vamp etc. were & still are hardcore for me personally.

Obviously this list has stuck to the main labels and not gone for any of the obscure stuff. Seems to be biased towards '91 tunes too. Maybe the person who wrote it, does not consider late 92 & beyond to be proper Old Skool. Everyone has different interpretations i guess.

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by oldskoolforever » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:48 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:Surely, if you DJ'd these tracks, it would be at a school disco in 1993...
Is that from personal experience ?

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by Traffic Cone » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:03 pm

Is it really that bad? I think naturally oldskool obsessives can look from the perspective of how many times you've heard the tunes, or how often they're played. But really, that doesn't matter too much.

There's quite a few on there that are still really good tunes, seems a bit harsh to talk as if it's all rubbish. Wouldn't be my top 100 of course but the idea of a list like that being authorative is hilarious. I like that gyr8 can say it's incorrect :lol:
Paul Zykotik wrote:Would be good to see someone genuinely review a DJ Assault record with the same pretentiousness (there's a couple of joke reviews on Discogs).
I genuinely do like reviews like that, cos one of the great things about music is that it can mean all sorts of things to all sorts of people. even stuff that was thrown together by the artist!

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by smeagol » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:15 pm

how many of them are actually "hardcore" as we know it?
id call them rave or techno as the general public called it back when

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by rage » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:14 pm

I don't know, I think it would have been considered Hardcore back then by a lot of people before everyone got obsessed with pidgeonholing everything. Depends on your point of view I guess.

There are quite a few good tunes in that list, as said though there are a few that I certainly wouldn't call Hardcore.

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by litlefelipe » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:38 pm

rage wrote:I don't know, I think it would have been considered Hardcore back then by a lot of people before everyone got obsessed with pidgeonholing everything. Depends on your point of view I guess.

There are quite a few good tunes in that list, as said though there are a few that I certainly wouldn't call Hardcore.

agree

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by oldskoolforever » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote:I'm sorry but Energy Flash is not a hardcore record
It definitely is for me, but appreciate not everyone sees it that way !

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by Ric » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:56 pm

From the blurb at the top it's not his opinion but the opinion of voters and he says "The Top 100 classic Hardcore Techno and Breakbeat tracks." so it's not a top 100 Hardcore tunes.
I wouldn't say it's a terrible list. There are some omissions, but I think that would be the case with any list.
I have to say, I own just about every tune listed and bought them back when they came out. I doubt I'm the only one on here this applies to.

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Re: 100 greatest hardcore trunes ever!

Post by The_Ruffneck » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:30 am

a bit commercial but still some great tracks in there

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