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Eurodance All Time Top 30

Well, it's true that the majority of Ace of Base's material falls under dance-pop (and Europop), but "Beautiful Life" actually is Eurodance. I can understand why you'd leave it out though.

Some other internationally successful Eurodance hits that come to mind:

Vengaboys - "We Like to Party"
Aqua - "Barbie Girl"
Cascada - "Every Time We Touch"
Gigi D'Agostino - "L'Amour Toujours"

8/28/2015 View
Eurodance All Time Top 30

Cool idea for a poll. Eurodance generally gets no love, but so many of these tunes are classics. I went with Captain Hollywood Project's "More and More", though Haddaway's "What Is Love?" was a strong contender. Also, I would have included Snap!'s "Rhythm Is a Dancer" and possibly Ace of Base's "Beautiful Life" as options.

8/27/2015 View
Best decade for Movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
There Will Be Blood
Spirited Away
No Country for Old Men
Lost in Translation
Mulholland Drive
Yi Yi
Brokeback Mountain

6/12/2015 View
My Favorite Movies of All Time

Nope, but I intend to at some point.

5/26/2015 View
Best decade for Movies

2000s, fo sho.

4/20/2015 View
Best Sean Connery as James Bond 007 Film?

Wow, 'Never Say Never Again' got a vote before 'Thunderball'...

3/30/2015 View
Who's your favorite #1 DJ of all time? (DJ Mag)

Carl Cox
Armin van Buuren
David Guetta

10/27/2014 View
Which is the best IDM artist?

LOL... Do you Wikipedia, bro? ;-)

9/24/2014 View
The 100 Greatest Electronic/Dance Albums

That's great, I'm glad you're making use of my list. Yeah, I need to expand my 'Favorite Albums' list (I had kinda forgotten about it, actually). Haha... yeah, get a copy of 'The Fat of the Land', man. It's essential listening and still holds up remarkably well after all these years.

And I so adore 'Second Toughest in the Infants'. While it's nowhere near as celebrated as 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman', I do think it's Underworld's highwater mark. By the way, I'm very happy to see you loved 'Dubnobass...' as much as you did! It truly is a brilliant record ("Surfboy" is my jam). Cheers.

9/18/2014 View
The 100 Greatest Electronic/Dance Albums

Yup, those two albums are among my all-time faves; unfortunately, they just don't quite measure up to the albums in the Top 100 in a more objective sense. Of Autechre's albums, I'd say 'Tri Repetae' comes closest to inclusion here, since it's the group's most acclaimed and popular release. When I expand the list to 200 entries (no telling when I'll get to that), both 'Tri Repetae' and 'Incunabula' will be here. Thanks for asking, my friend.

By the way, here's a sample of some of the contenders for the next 100 (in alphabetical order):

2 Live Crew - As Nasty as They Wanna Be (1989)
4hero - Parallel Universe (1994)
808 State - Newbuild (1988)
808 State - Ex:el (1991)
Amon Tobin - Supermodified (2000)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
Autechre - Incunabula (1993)
Autechre - Tri Repetae++ (1995)
Basement Jaxx - Rooty (2001)
Black Dog Productions - Bytes (1992)
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (2002)
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent (1984)
Burial - Burial (2006)
C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)
Carl Craig - More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art (1997)
Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1986)
Cybotron - Enter (1983)
David Holmes - Let's Get Killed (1997)
Deee-Lite - World Clique (1990)
Devo - Freedom of Choice (1980)
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded (1996)
Exposé - Exposure (1987)
Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry (1996)
Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting) (1973)
Front 242 - Front by Front (1988)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Hot Chip - The Warning (2006)
Jean Michel Jarre - Équinoxe (1978)
Lady Gaga - The Fame (2008)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (2010)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force (1985)
Lords of Acid - Lust (1991)
M.I.A. - Arular (2005)
Madonna - Music (2000)
Mantronix - The Album (1985)
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey (1988)
Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti (1995)
New Order - Brotherhood (1986)
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight (1995)
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (1999)
One Dove - Morning Dove White (1993)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality (1981)
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective (1988)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
Plastikman - Musik (1994)
Plastikman - Sheet One (1993)
Portishead - Third (2008)
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (2000)
Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)
Raymond Scott - Soothing Sounds for Baby (1964)
Röyksopp - Melody A.M. (2001)
Shannon - Let the Music Play (1984)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park (1990)
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven (1979)
Stereo MCs - Connected (1992)
Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return (1988)
Sven Väth - An Accident in Paradise
Tangerine Dream - Zeit (1972)
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender (1999)
The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms (1994)
The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)
The Prodigy - Experience (1992)
The Sabres of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall (1994)
The Shamen - En-Tact (1990)
Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report (1977)
Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974)
Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants (1996)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994)
Wendy Carlos - Sonic Seasonings (1972)
White Noise - An Electric Storm (1969)
Yazoo - Upstairs at Eric's (1982)
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess (1983)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM (1981)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic (1981)

9/8/2014 View
Best American Idol Winner

Kelly is the most talented winner -- though Adam Lambert is the most talented contestant they've ever had.

8/5/2014 View
Greatest Pop Albums [includes R & B/Soul/Hip Hop] (in-progress)


You should check out XTC's 'Skylarking' at some point. It may well be the psychedelic pop masterpiece of the '80s.

7/16/2014 View
Favorite Movies

Yeah, Ebert trashed a lot of Lynch's early output. I don't think it was until 'Mulholland Drive' that Ebert realized Lynch was a mad genius. :-) I'm sure I'll come across 'Lost Highway' at some point. I might have to get Netflix again.

6/23/2014 View
Favorite Movies

Nice. 'Citizen Kane', 'Pulp Fiction', and 'Raging Bull' are among my favorites, too.

I've been meaning to check out 'Lost Highway' for a while now, as I'm a big fan of Lynch's. I've heard mixed things about it, but I can't imagine it being anything less than fascinating.

6/23/2014 View
My Music Performance Repertoire

Man, that sucks about Soundcloud being filtered. Yeah, hopefully you can find a way around that. If you do, let me know what you think of some of the tunes.

5/24/2014 View