Why it's Hard To Listen To Trance.
While this is not a list, it is certainly ot a poll. Therefore, I went for article. Here I'm gonna explain why a lot of people are idiots when it comes to trance.
Firstly, it's the people who listen to only one genre of music, therefore declaring every single other genre to be inferior without even giving it a decent chance. In my school, a lot of my friends will routinely tell me "trance sucks" even though they have never listened to it or given it a bit of a chance (or some of the more thick-headed ones say "techno" even though I've explained they are not the same.)
And that irritates me too. They constantly claim that there is no difference whatsoever beteen trance and techno. I've explained repeatedly the several and varied differences in their primal terms, but the very next day- "techno sucks".
And then there are your people who say "trance isn't music because it doesn't have words.". In this sense, as I've explained to them, they are claiming that classical music did not exist, and that some no-talent just strung together randomly a masterpiece better than anything Nelly or Green Day will ever do. That really irks me. "It's not music cuz it dont got words". What about a vocal sample? Is it music then? "No." Well, why not? They're words. To this day I haven't gotten a logical response to that retort. "Cafe del Mar" is not music. But "Halcyon On & On" is. But "Strange World" is not. But "Papua New Guinea" is. I should not have to pull up a dictionary and show them the definition of music to prove trance is, in fact, music.
And the people who, after I have given them the URL to Ishkur's Guide To EDM...STILL proclaim trance and techno are the same, "cuz trance spawned from techno". Yes it did, I agree. Therefore classic rock and emo are exactly the same thing. "No, they aren't even close." Oh? But emo spawned from classic rock. They are abolutely the same thing. "That's different". How? "It just is". Yeah, okay. Grow a brain, and then if you want to debate with me about music, come back
And one more thing- people who think I'm not a DJ cuz I'm "too young". (I'm sixteen, but I started well before that.) Like DJing is some major brain surgery. I learned the basics pretty quick, I was mixing tracks horribly after two months, and after seven I was pretty dern good. So don't tell me I can't be a DJ cuz it's too hard. Deck-Mixer-Deck. It's not that tough. A caveman could do it. That bothers me.
Oh! And one other. People who claim hip-hop as the mot innovative genre in all of music. How it's so much better than techno, blah blah blah. Know what I do? Bring in the hip-hop/rap song of the moment WITHOUT the lyrics and play it. "Pretty damn boring, ain't it? Just the same thing, over and over and over and over...." Hell, one time I brought in Cybertron's "Clear", the track that Missy Elliot's "Lose Control" blatantly ripped off. That thought it was "Lose Control". Needless to say, I was almost laughing myself to death when I explained that little Miss Missy ripped off a song from over thirty years ago because she or her producer could think of nothing original.
They haven't talked to me since...
Anywho, just my $2. (Hey, if the price of gas can go up, so can my opinion.)