I'm listening to every single (classic) Trance track ever made - UPDATE 1

Ar7

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I say this with the best of intentions, but this is a colossal waste of time. Even back in day, 20 years ago, when trance was the top genre and I was listening to new releases every week as they came out (oh youth and its free time) the honest truth was that most of them were crap.

You don’t need to re-listen to everything to come to the same conclusion. In fact this is true of most content put out by humanity: books, music, scientific articles, movies etc.

In an age of finite time and exponentially expanding, essentially limitless information, the most crucial skill is the ability to focus on quality over quantity. You’re not an AI neural network learning based on data, but a human with a brain ingrained with a different set of skills. Use them wisely.

PS Kill off perfectionism in your life, your life is too short for it to be useful.
 
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Now that I read your post dude I can see you are doing this through enjoyment and through passion. Your goal is to create something you find meaningful and to share it with others. Doesn’t have to been a scholarly approach. Good to have passion projects, they are key to having a healthy and satisfying life.

Those calculations done above showing the many days you’ll spend is worth taking heed man. Skip the ones you don’t click with and try and reduce the time so you can spend more time articulating your thoughts and what you’ve found. Good luck!
 
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If it is your passion i do not find nothing wrong here, there are people here that give 11930 hours (1 and a quarter year)
gameplay into path of exile. Time stamp 18:27

And i agree with your opinion about the early stage of trance music it really starts forming around 1995.

I once try to make the same thing (in 2015), i was able to listen almost every day 11 months without bigger break from project. After that my brain was overloaded and i must take break, but i still try find great trance songs only now i was not listening 2-4 hours a day but 30min-1hour max.
I ended project in 2017 with the fact that I found most of the most famous trance songs, here and there i still find something even today.
You won't do it in one go, you'll have to take breaks, and if you endure i will say 2-4 years until you make it,
 

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I listened to all the releases from the hit label discography’s when I was young. Eye Q, Plaitpus, HOOJ, A State of Trance. Really took me a long time, especially as I organized and selected favorites. It was satisfying have to admit. I think you can uncover many lost wonders and b-sides this way. Hope it goes good for you.
 
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When I first read you post @TheTranceHistorian I felt like others here, and that it feels to subjective, and that its too much time for something already covered in other books, interviews and docs. However continued reading and it became more clear that this is a personal project in which you want to express your love for the music. I can completely relate.

I don't think you should be offended by intial the pushback from other memebers. The lesson is one of communication, something you must consider a lot when going for crowd funded projects and for when you want to share the fully completed object. You must communicate the purpose, the vision or goal of what and why you do things very clearly and in as few words of possible. This will help the audience understand. As you can see your initial post did not do that for some members. I also agree you dont have to listen to every track to achieve your goals. Too many years. Good luck and good health to you.
 
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