|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
No, saying Sasha- Xpander came out in 99 is the fact, saying that is a good thing is the opinion. Saying that the first epic trance track was worse overall for trance is also an opinion, but it also assumes that epic trance is bad, which is also an opinion. So what you're saying is no different:
Xpander came out in 99, so 99 was better.
Epic trance became common in 99, so 99 was worse.
The second opinion there would be more valid (whether it made trance better or worse), since it's judging a year based on something other than one track or a handful of personal favorite tracks.
You can't judge the state of trance by a few favorite tracks you choose out of the blue. You have to judge trance on trance as a whole.
As for epic trance being bad, well that just seems like simple logic to me.
Trance invented, 1990-1996 = Good. Spacey, arpeggio ridden, trancey, always in the moment, no waiting for huge anthems to kick in after 3 minute breakdowns. Aka Trance.
Trance turned into pop music 1996-present = Bad. Changed entire structure of "Trance"(so why is it even called trance), destroying the less pop culture accessible classic trance, which had nothing wrong and everything right with it.
I guess you'll just come back saying that this is all just my opinion and what-not. But how can two completely structurally different types of music be classed under the same name. The one that came first defined Trance, and it wasn't called epic, it didn't have supersaw anthems, and it didn't have 3 minute breakdowns.
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Last edited by Radagast on Sep-08-2004 at 20:23