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  1. acidbearboy

    RIP Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire is probably his most famous piece, but this track from the same album is a real beauty. Stuffed Aubergine, from the LP "The Dragon".
  2. acidbearboy

    RIP Vangelis

    Sad news indeed. I think my introduction to Vangelis was around the age of 13, when Pete Tong played Blade Runner End Titles as part of a classics show - soon after that I picked up the CD soundtrack and then probably the film too. He has a vast discography to explore and there's been something wonderful or interesting on everything I've checked out so far. His music was filled with such beauty and emotion. Soil Festivities is a personal favourite - I was listening just yesterday in fact. I also just took receipt of the China album on CD today. May he rest in peace with the shimmering moon for company. I take a bottle of wine and I go drink it Among the flowers, we are always three Counting my shadow and my friend The shimmering moon Happily the moon knows nothing of drinking And my shadow is never thirsty, when I sing The moon listens to me in silence When I dance, my shadow dances too After all festivities the guests must depart This sadness I do not know When I go home, the moon goes with me And my shadow follows me
  3. Playlist for all tracks from page 1. Will add more another time. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCHP-ii1uLUww4dJhmcXrTZ1Kxl1MNMF6
  4. Camel certainly knows his onions. Exactly what I was after, cheers! I managed to listen to all of the tunes posted on page 2 at work this morning (page 1 breaks my phone - will have to make a YT playlist for those on the PC). All good stuff, especially Bad To The Bone and It Gets No Rougher. Five seconds into Juice Crew Law and I'd already spotted samples from The Prodigy - Charley and Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer. Also, I had totally forgot about UMC's One To Grow On - what a tune! Juice (Know the Ledge) is another classic - think I know that one from the B-Boy videogame soundtrack on PS2. Might have been in one of the Skate games too?
  5. Wow, loads to check out. Thanks guys!
  6. I've had two Public Enemy albums - It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet - on my iPod for the last 6 months or so. It's my first time really listening to them properly, despite being aware of famous tracks like Bring the Noise and Fight the Power. One thing that stuck out for me whilst listening to both albums was the direct influence they clearly had on the UK rave and breakbeat hardcore scene that followed in 91/92. I keep looking up tracks from that era on WhoSampled and finding cracking Hip-Hop tunes - uptempo stuff, B-Boy breaks and lots of James Brown samples! Here are some links, please share similar stuff, thanks! Playlist for all tracks from page 1. Will add more another time. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCHP-ii1uLUww4dJhmcXrTZ1Kxl1MNMF6 Trouble - I Get Hype Tuff Crew - Hittin' Hard Balls Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine Silver Bullet - Bring Forth the Guillotine
  7. There’s an great Digital Foundry video looking at the differences between RR6 and RR7, and the series beyond those and the excellent PSP games.
  8. Blaster Master Zero (Switch) I bought this in a sale and thought it was alright. I have 5 hours on my save file, but it’s been a while since I last played it and I can’t remember what I’m doing and I have no enthusiasm for it now so I’ve deleted it.
  9. 3 for £1 at the local recycling centre.
  10. Some classics I've recently discovered/rediscovered. E Dancer - World of Deep Drexciya - Black Sea Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon Claude Young - DJ Kicks (the track) Nuages (Ludovic Navarre & Shazz) – No Work Today
  11. Was debating about whether to include Skate (for innovation) or Skate 2 (for refining the experience and online japes). I’ll probably change it to match your selection @Boozy The Clown If anybody else picks a Skate game, tag me in your post. Let’s not split the vote! @MW_Jimmy will update Rez.
  12. It was my own creation, but I have since reads your demands and edited my post to use your template.
  13. 1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. Phantasy Star Online 3. Rez (video game) 4. Ico 5. Super Mario Kart 6. Wipeout HD 7. Super Metroid 8. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 9. Cosmic Smash 10. F-Zero 11. Streets of Rage 2 12. Fez (video game) 13. Ridge Racer (2004 video game) 14. Super Castlevania IV 15. Out Run 16. Tetris Effect 17. PaRappa the Rapper 18. Samba De Amigo 19. Skate 2 20. Final Fantasy X Quite a big shake up from my 2017 list. I've dropped a bunch of classics that I haven't played in years and have instead tried to include titles I regularly return to and games which just make me happy. Breath of the Wild wasn't in my list at all 5 years ago, I assume as I had only just started it? But it's the game I've played the most since then (and I'm still playing it) and I can say with confidence that it is the best single player game I've ever played. Brilliantly designed and brilliantly executed. I love the sound design and the art design. I love the freedom and the sense of adventure that you create for yourself. It's also a very relaxing game, which I particularly enjoy. Out Run replaces Outrun 2006: C2C as I really sank a lot of time into the Switch port and the game holds up really well - lovely pixel graphics, quality chip tunes and solid gameplay. In contrast, I've barely played the sequel due to unavailability. Final Fantasy X replaces FFVII because although the memories are still sweet, I just don't really enjoy revisiting the original FFVII these days and the remake didn't grab me either. FFX on the other hand, has a lovely, almost dreamlike mood to it and I very much enjoyed revisiting the world/characters/story again recently. There should really be a Street Fighter game in there, but I like so many versions its hard to pick a favourite between SF2, Alpha 2, 3rd Strike or one of the VS. titles.
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