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Michael Bubré
post Mar 15 2015, 07:58 PM
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Every time I hear this song it always amazes me to think that it came out as long ago as 1981. Admittedly I'm not that well versed in what 1981 for music sounded like in general, with the only song I can think of for direct reference being 'Shaddap You Face', but nonetheless if I didn't know already I would never have guessed this song was nearly 35 years old.

What songs do you think, retrospectively, were ahead of their time? I'm sure you guys can think of better examples than me.
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the obvious one i think.
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post Mar 15 2015, 08:04 PM
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All of these are awful.
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post Mar 15 2015, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(Bonquiqui @ Mar 15 2015, 08:04 PM) *
All of these are awful.

wacko.gif Vienna and You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) are fantastic tunes.
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Get Your Freak On - Missy Elliot

State of Mind - Valance

Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham

Holler - Spice Gurls

This Groove - Victoria Beckham
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post Mar 15 2015, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE(Bonquiqui @ Mar 15 2015, 08:04 PM) *
All of these are awful.



That's hardly relevant. They were still ahead of their time.


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QUOTE(Beaverhousen @ Mar 15 2015, 08:28 PM) *
State of Mind - Valance

Holler - Spice Gurls



Holler wasn't anything that Destiny's Child/TLC hadn't already done.

State of Mind was ahead of it's time - or rather it was taking what was an underground sound and attaching a pop song to it, resulting in something I think is great.


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The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows. Sonically mind blowing for a 60s album track.
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The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - It's Grim Up North.

I know I'm always championing this record but considering their closest supposed peers were The Prodigy and Altern-8 and the lesser rave upstarts this was sophisticated with an awsome clear sound - pre-figuring the Underworld and Chemical Brothers sound by a few years.


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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Mar 15 2015, 10:00 PM) *
Holler wasn't anything that Destiny's Child/TLC hadn't already done.

State of Mind was ahead of it's time - or rather it was taking what was an underground sound and attaching a pop song to it, resulting in something I think is great.



Huh??

Holler is the most modern sounding rnb song of 2000!

It could literally be released into the charts today.

Their best song.
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QUOTE(✖ ketalina ✖ @ Mar 15 2015, 08:01 PM) *


the obvious one i think.



Stilll is ahead of it's time.

Also, Squarepusher's Do You Know Squarepusher? seemed to fortell Skirllex's mental sound almost a decade before him.




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QUOTE(Beaverhousen @ Mar 15 2015, 09:04 PM) *
Huh??

Holler is the most modern sounding rnb song of 2000!

It could literally be released into the charts today.

Their best song.


Aaliyah - Try Again was more foretelling than Holler and whether it was their best song or not has no bearing on the topic. I like it a lot and would put it second after Viva Forever.

TLC's No Scrubs is also a clear pre-cursor to Holler.
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Kraftwerk generally sounded very ahead of their time, you can hear their influence so clearly in a lot of electronic music today and what I've heard from them - which isn't that much admittedly - doesn't scream 70s/80s at all. They pretty much set the electronic synthy sound that boomed in the 80s.

M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume I believe was one of the first songs of it's kind as well, it doesn't seem as well known these days.


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Yeah - Pump Up The Volume was at least the very first huge hit that was based samples. Kraftwerk, I forgot about - which is shameful, but they were ahead of their time.


Steve Silk Hurley's Jack Your Body (1986/87) came a year before the house music explosion (in the charts at least) in early 1988.


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Felix's 'Don't You Want Me' stands out by a mile in the otherwise breakbeat rave days of 1992, the pounding house beat massively foreshadows the harder-sounding dance tracks of later in the decade.

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Gwen Stefani-Wind It Up. Crucified at the time but everyone was doing similar circa 2009.
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This. This invented rap music, all the way back in 1936.

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QUOTE(Cheese Wombat @ Mar 15 2015, 10:15 PM) *
Kraftwerk generally sounded very ahead of their time, you can hear their influence so clearly in a lot of electronic music today and what I've heard from them - which isn't that much admittedly - doesn't scream 70s/80s at all. They pretty much set the electronic synthy sound that boomed in the 80s.

M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume I believe was one of the first songs of it's kind as well, it doesn't seem as well known these days.

I came to mention Kraftwerk.



Like this is over 40 years old. What the fuck.
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