This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.
* = dance music, around 120 bpm and upwards. In the early 90s also semi dance (100-120 bpm).
** = 50s/60s exotica and bossa nova, ska, motown, hiphop, swingbeat, funk, soul, 70s style disco, world music, reggae, jazz, etc..
*** = ambient, idm, electronic, downtempo/lounge
**** = pop or rock, spanning from Nirvana to Britney Spears. 60s surf pop and synth based 80s disco are also counted.
***** = other styles, like cabaret.
# = guilty pleasure music. For some reason, I like those corny/cheesy tracks.
About the year of release
Basically, I put every track on the page of it's orginally year of release (the 'oldest' year I can find, after searching Discogs and such sites).
More about the music
Why publishing this?
To share my passion, and to get people in touch with - imo - something great they didn't know yet.
Why reading this, being a visitor?
Can be either nostalgic fun, digging up loads of old tracks, or a way to discover something 'new'. Especially among the relatively recent tracks (mid 00s-now) are a lot of less known or even obscure ones.
What kind of music?
I'm no purist, and my musical taste is a mish mash. From almost prehistorical to brand new, from utterly corny to really credible, from number one hits to obscure stuff. And besides that, I like tracks within about 1001 subgenres.
But most is quite light, with a natural undertone and an open, dynamic production. Another thing many tracks are sharing: a psychedelic and/or funky edge.
My personal dislikes:
Bloated, excessively overproduced 'loudness war' music. Obvious autotune. Forced hipness. Sugary softpop like Celine Dion. Specific parts of contemporary EDM; Afrojack and similar styles. Or too generic '50000 people in a huge venue putting their hands in the air' trance.
But there will always be exceptions, with an undefinable 'x-factor'.
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