20 Things Failed by Governor Scott Walker

1. Walker promised a “laser-like focus” on jobs and promised 250,000 new ones in his first term but they haven’t materialized.
His jobs record — crushing public-sector unions with Act 10,
“right-to-work,” watering down prevailing wage requirements, and gutting
attempts by local governments to require that employers provide living
wages or certain benefits to employees — has worsened working conditions
or depressed wages for working people.
Walker has mismanaged the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation,
which he created, and has been roundly criticized in at least two state audits
for, among other things, failing to properly track how many jobs are
created with state assistance and for having a high percentage of
delinquent loans. Much of the money flowed to corporations that provided
Walker with campaign contributions.
Under Walker, conditions for women have worsened. He and GOP allies
eliminated all state funding for women’s health centers and for family
planning services, despite birth control’s role in helping women avoid
poverty and dependency on state welfare programs. The Walker
administration made it harder for women to sue to enforce equal pay
provisions. And it was slow to act to end an unconscionable state Department of Justice backlog in the testing of 6,000 sexual assault kits.
4. Walker has seemed to not know or care about deplorable conditions at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys. Red flags have been going up literally for years about the treatment of inmates there, but little seems to change. A federal judge recently issued a sweeping and highly critical decision, ordering changes.
Walker has deferred to industry “experts” regarding safe levels of
chemicals in our water, air and food, eliminating most science positions
in the Department of Natural Resources and letting regulated entities
hire consultants to write their own pollution permits. His
industry-first approach is also apparent in removing references to
climate change from the DNR’s website and trying (and failing)
to stop publication of a self-supporting and popular natural resources
magazine, apparently because it might cast his policies in a bad light.
6. Walker has allowed chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin’s deer herd to spread by ignoring the problem and apparently hoping it would go away.
The governor has pulled money out of the state parks account and forced
parks to raise fees and sell naming rights to operate. Never mind that
parks face a big funding shortfall, or that higher admission fees will
prevent some people from visiting.
8. He signed legislation directing
the DNR to provide a $500,000 grant during 2013-15 to the United
Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation. The grant application was later
determined to have errors, didn’t meet certain grant criteria, and the
group itself (which has raised money for Republican politicians) had
little experience in hunter training, one of the purposes of the grant.
The grant was later rescinded
after it was reported that United Sportsmen had misstated its
tax-exempt status and its president had been cited for shooting a bear
in 2005 without the proper license.
9. Walker approved legislation
sought by business and large-scale agriculture directing DNR to no
longer take into account the cumulative effects of high-capacity wells
on streams, rivers and lakes when reviewing applications for changes to
existing wells. This meant that basic information that could
significantly impact whether a well permit is granted is excluded from
the decision-making process, delighting Walker’s big-money backers.
Those also include the owners of factory farms, pollution from which has
tainted many smaller wells, particularly in northeastern Wisconsin.
Walker reduced state public school support by a record $830 million in
2013-15, while ramping up to almost $250 million a year the amount of
state tax money given to for-profit and religious choice schools. These
actions were encouraged by campaign contributions to Walker from donors
such as Betsy DeVos, the new and highly controversial head of the U.S.
Department of Education under President Trump.
Walker has harmed the reputation of and therefore the economic benefits
generated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison — a major state asset
and world-renowned research institution. Walker has attacked it by
reducing state funds, trying to curb cutting-edge stem cell research,
freezing tuition, alienating faculty by gutting tenure and making an
ill-fated attempt to scuttle the Wisconsin Idea and its mission to search for truth.
Walker continued to allow revenue generated by the state Veterans Home
at King to be transferred for use in other veterans programs — rather
than addressing a veterans fund that is out of balance — ignoring
complaints about the care at the home and deterioration in the
infrastructure there, as noted in a critical state audit following an investigation by the Cap Times.
13. Walker has let our roads
and transportation system deteriorate, ignoring his own Transportation
Finance and Policy Commission, just to meet a simplistic pledge to not
increase taxes, instead increasing state highway debt to unsustainable
levels. And during his tenure, an audit found that the Department of Transportation significantly underestimated road construction costs.
Walker turned down $810 million in federal stimulus money to build a
high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison. Not only did the
state’s residents lose out on the benefits that the train would have
brought for business and travel, but the state had to pay almost $50 million for rail cars that were to be built and used in the state under a contract Walker broke with the Spanish company Talgo.
The train example is sadly not the only instance in which Walker has
failed to capture available federal dollars, despite the fact that the
state has, for years, received less money from the government than it
sends in taxes. Another egregious example is his decision to reject
federal money — hundreds of millions of dollars worth — to pay for the
expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the state is unique nationwide
in having used the ACA to expand Medicaid coverage while also rejecting
the additional federal money made available to pay for the expansion.
16. Walker redirected
more than 80 percent of the $31.6 million awarded to Wisconsin by the
U.S. government in a settlement reached with major lending banks for
illegal practices they used in foreclosing on homeowners during the home
mortgage financial crisis. The settlement penalized lenders and
returned money to each state to help consumers harmed by the unfair
practices. Walker and a former GOP attorney general agreed to use most
of the money to help the state’s general fund instead of helping
homeowners in foreclosure.
And that is not the only time that Walker has robbed Peter to pay Paul
with state funds, something he criticized prior governors for doing. He
has also repeated those tactics by taking $160 million from the general fund to help the transportation fund and tens of millions from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to put into the general fund. What’s more, Walker’s proposed budget for 2017-19 is projected to result in ongoing general fund spending exceeding ongoing revenue by more than $1 billion by the 2019-21 biennium.
18. Walker has worked to dismantle Wisconsin’s pioneering and respected civil service system,
replacing it with one enabling significantly more patronage jobs,
basing hiring not on proficiency exams but on resume screening.
Walker’s inaction has enabled the federal Department of Justice to
freeze more than $1.5 million in unspent federal grants otherwise
available to Wisconsin between 2011 and 2015 because Wisconsin lacked an
adequate system for monitoring juvenile detention facilities, such as
local jails. A 2015 federal audit concluded
the state had insufficient oversight of juvenile facilities and failed
to comply with federal rules for inspection and monitoring.
Finally, Walker has a long record of crony appointments to high-level
state positions. (Perhaps that is not surprising given that six of his appointees
while he was Milwaukee County Executive were indicted for campaigning
on work time and setting up a secret email system in Walker’s office to
mask their activities). Nepotism and political connections have been
hallmarks of Walker-era hiring in Milwaukee and Madison.


sum, Walker has been so single-minded about the purity of his political
brand that he has been unwilling, incapable, or both, of actually
managing Wisconsin’s government in the best financial interests of even
those in his political base.


U.S. Military Chief Dunford: China is Main Threat to Security

China was identified this week as posing the most significant long-term military challenge to the United States by America’s senior-most military leader, as he set out new US military strategies and policies toward China and Asia more generally in a congressional hearing.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, also revealed in the hearing, before senate, that he had informed China last summer of US plans to use military force against North Korea.

Dunford was asked to rank various military threats and identified nuclear missile-armed North Korea as presenting an “immediate” threat, with Russia and China posing potential dangers based on their growing nuclear arsenals.

“We don’t actually have the luxury of identifying a single threat today, unfortunately, nor, necessarily, to look at it in a linear fashion,” Dunford said.

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The four-star Marine Corps general then went on to say that, over the longer term, China represents the most significant danger, overshadowing the nuclear and cyber power of Moscow.

“If I look out to 2025, and I look at the demographics and the economic situation, I think China probably poses the greatest threat to our nation by about 2025, and that’s consistent with much of our analysis,” Dunford said.

The comments echoed those of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said in July that he believes China is the most significant regional security threat. “I think China has the capacity to present the greatest rivalry to America… over the medium and long term,” he said.

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The Chinese military buildup of missiles, warships, submarines and aircraft, along with cyber-warfare and other non-kinetic tools of warfare, is aimed at limiting the United States’ ability to project power and also to weaken American alliances in the Pacific.

China has closely studied US warfare weapons and tactics and has developed both arms and strategies that will enable its weaker forces to defeat US military forces in a future conflict, he said, adding that the gap has been closed between the two militaries over the last decade and a half.

In 2000, “we had a significant competitive advantage in our ability to project power when and where needed to advance our national interest,” Dunford said. “I can’t say that today. We are challenged in our ability to project power, both to Europe and in the Pacific, as a result of those threats.”

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Dunford outlined how the military is backstopping President Donald Trump’s attempts to press the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un to give up its nuclear arms.

Government analysts put forth the pessimistic view that Kim will not give up his nuclear and missile arsenal because those weapons are inextricably linked to his survival. The analysts also assessed that China will not co-operate with the United States in seeking Korean Peninsula denuclearization.

Dunford said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is testing both assumptions, realizing that the alternatives – a second Korean war – are extremey dire.

“We’re at the phase now where implementation of the sanctions is going to determine whether or not we have a peaceful solution to denuclearization on the peninsula,” Dunford said.

Military options have been drawn up and placed before Trump for consideration if the campaign of economic and diplomatic pressure fails.

Dunford said he had traveled to China in August and delivered that stark message to the Chinese, which has a defense alliance with North Korea.

The chairman also disclosed that Pacific forces had adopted a new policy toward American warship passage near disputed Asian islands claimed by China.

In February, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rejected the military’s piecemeal approach to freedom of navigation, which depended on approval through a bureaucratic process that limited passage.

The new Mattis policy was described by Dunford as a “full strategy that lays this thing out now for a long period of time and talks about the strategic effect we’re trying to achieve.”

The new policy will include regional allies in freedom of navigation operations and will become “routine and regular.”

Three American warship drills have been carried out so far this year, drawing the ire of China, which declared each to be a violation of Chinese sovereignty. Chinese warships shadowed the US destroyers during the activities.

“That’s what we’re implementing right now, a strategic approach to freedom of navigation operations that does in fact support our overall strategy in the Pacific, as well as the specific mission, which is, to ensure that we fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows,” Gen. Dunford said. “And we continue to validate those claims where we see international airspace for that matter, or the maritime domain.”

Dunford also expressed concern about China’s growing space warfare capabilities, including the development of satellite-killing missiles and multiple tests of high technology weapons.

“When we fielded the current space capabilities, we didn’t field them with resilience to the current threat in mind,” he said.

Does China Really Pose A Threat To U.S. National Security?

The strange thing about the change of tone is that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping seem to get along quite well. Trump needs Xi’s cooperation on North Korea, and he seems to be getting it. Russia means trouble, certainly. But is China really so bad?

The view from Beijing

While the international press has jumped all over Trump’s condemnation of China, the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, shrugged it off. They reported on the NSS but didn’t even mention that China had been criticized. That’s a far cry from the shrill counterattacks that are China’s usual stock-in-trade.

Why is China so complacent in the face of the Trump administration’s accusations? It could be because China knows that, unlike smaller countries, the U.S. can’t be bullied. Still, that didn’t stop China from bullying the Obama administration.

More likely, it’s because China doesn’t really see itself as a rival to the United States. Most of China’s foreign policy establishment was educated in the United States and many of them have internalized American viewpoints as their own. They are ambitious to increase China’s power and influence in the world, certainly, but for many of them the whole idea that China could take on the United States is ludicrous.
Remember that more than 300,000 Chinese students are currently studying in the United States, and several million more are alumni of U.S. universities, including the children of many of China’s top Communist Party officials. Xi Jinping’s own daughter studied at Harvard. Perhaps as many as 100,000 Chinese mothers travel to the U.S. every year to give birth in American hospitals so that their children will become U.S. citizens (no one knows the exact number).

Meanwhile nearly everyone in China uses a mobile phone that runs either iOS or Android. They drink their coffee at Starbucks and learn English by watching The Big Bang Theory. China’s elite are not people who dream of conquering America. They are people who dream of succeeding in America’s world.

Not really a threat, not quite a partner

The accusations leveled at China in the Trump’s 2017 NSS seem fair enough. It is almost certain that China does steal the intellectual property of American companies. China almost certainly does seek to realign the Indo-Pacific region in its favor. China really is investing billions in infrastructure development around the world. But none of this seriously threatens the security of the United States.

On the other side of the balance sheet, China seems to be cooperating with the U.S. on North Korea, China has declined to endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and China repeatedly stresses its desire to cooperate with the United States in international affairs. That’s not a lot to go on, but it’s a much better record than Russia’s. It doesn’t seem to mark China out as an irreconcilable opponent.

All in all, China’s leaders partner with the United States when it is in their interest to do so and push back against the United States when they can. They would love to detach American allies from the U.S. side, and are willing to use both bribery and intimidation to do so. But unlike Russia’s leaders, China’s leaders want to succeed in the American world-system, not overthrow it. When it comes time to send their kids to college, China’s elites will take the Ivy League over Moscow State University every time.


I love it when Pres. Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically.
In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.
“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”
In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to nearly 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 earthquake and told them to return home by July 2019.
Lawmakers were taken aback by the comments, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) had proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and then prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.
A White House spokesman defended Trump’s position on immigration without directly addressing his remarks. White House officials did not dispute the account.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump’s remarks. “. . . Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”
Trump built his candidacy and presidency around hard stances on immigration, vowing to build a wall along the Mexican border and cut legal immigration by half, among other positions. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security have increased immigration raids, including dozens this week at convenience stores across the country.
A running list of countries Trump has insulted
President Trump referred to African nations and Haiti as “shithole” countries on Jan. 11. Here are other nations he has insulted. 
Trump’s comments Thursday also put further scrutiny on his long-standing tendency to make racially charged remarks — including attacks on protesting black athletes and his claim that there were fine people “on both sides” after neo-Nazis rioted in Charlottesville, Va. Trump falsely claimed for years that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and took out advertisements calling for the death penalty for members of the Central Park Five — four black youths and a Hispanic youth who were accused of a brutal rape in New York and later exonerated.
The president’s remarks were quickly met with scorn from Demo­crats and some Republicans and could throw another wrench into bipartisan discussions on immigration, which had shown promise in recent days, according to legislators.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said the comments “will shake the confidence that people have” in the ongoing immigration policy talks.
 “Democrats and Republicans in the Senate made a proposal. The answer is this racist outburst of the president. How can you take him seriously?” Gutiérrez said. “They [Republicans] don’t believe in immigration — it’s always been about people of color and keeping them out of this country.”
Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on Twitter that Trump’s remarks “are further proof that his Make America Great Again Agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda.”
Some Republicans also raised objections. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), whose family is from Haiti, said in a statement that Trump’s remarks were “unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation.”
“My grandmother used to say, ‘Digame con quién caminas, y te diré quién eres.’ ‘Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are,’ ” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), who represents most of Harlem and is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. “If he’s walking around with white supremacists and supporting them, this kind of talk doesn’t surprise me.”
The New York Times also reported last year that Trump said immigrants from Haiti have AIDS. The White House denied that report.
In a statement condemning Thursday’s remarks by Trump, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Paul G. Altidor, said that “the president was either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people.” He said the Haitian Embassy was inundated with emails from Americans apologizing for what the president said.
Democrats were quick to note that Trump employs Haitians at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and that he praised Haitian Americans during a roundtable in Miami in September.
“Whether you vote for me or don’t vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion,” Trump said at the roundtable.
Alix Desulme, a city council member in North Miami, home to thousands of Haitian Americans, said the president’s latest remarks were “disgusting.”
 “Oh, my God. Oh, my God Jesus,” Desulme said. “I don’t know how much worse it can get.”
“This is very alarming. We know he’s not presidential, but this is a low,” he said. “It’s disheartening that someone who is the leader of the free world would use such demeaning language to talk about other folks, referring to folks of color.”
Trump’s critics also said racially incendiary language could damage relationships with foreign allies.
For many of Trump’s supporters, however, the comments may not prove to be particularly damaging. Trump came under fire from conservatives this week for seeming to suggest that he would be open to a comprehensive immigration reform deal without money for a border wall, before he quickly backtracked.
“He’s trying to win me back,” conservative author Ann Coulter, who has called for harsh limits on immigration, wrote on Twitter.
Outlining a potential bipartisan deal, the lawmakers discussed restoring protections for countries that have been removed from the temporary protected status (TPS) program while committing $1.5 billion for a border wall and making changes to the visa lottery system. Lawmakers mentioned that members of the Congressional Black Caucus had requested that some African countries be included in a deal, according to a White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation.
The exchange was “salty” on all sides, this person said, with the president growing profane and animated while discussing immigrants from other countries. “It did not go well,” this person said.
The administration announced this week that it was removing TPS status for citizens of El Salvador. Haitians were added to the TPS program because of a strong earthquake that devastated Haiti eight years ago.
Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls with lawmakers, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested in the bipartisan compromise.
The scene played out hurriedly in the morning. Graham and Durbin thought they would be meeting with Trump alone and were surprised to find immigration hard-liners such as Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) at the meeting. White House and Capitol Hill aides say Stephen Miller, the president’s top immigration official, was concerned there could be a deal proposed that was too liberal and made sure conservative lawmakers were present.
After the meeting, Marc Short, Trump’s director of legislative affairs, said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan agreement on immigration.


“We still think we can get there,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the daily White House news briefing.

The 500 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time

1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds (1966) by The Beach Boys
3. Revolver (1966) by The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) by Bob Dylan
5. Rubber Soul (1965) by The Beatles
6. What’s Going On (1971) by Marvin Gaye
7. Exile on Main St. (1972) by The Rolling Stones
8. London Calling (1979) by The Clash
9. Blonde On Blonde (1966) by Bob Dylan
10. The Beatles (“The White Album”) (1968) by The Beatles
11. Sunrise (1999) by Elvis Presley
12. Kind Of Blue (1959) by Miles Davis
13. The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) by The Velvet Underground
14. Abbey Road (1969) by The Beatles
15. Are You Experienced (1967) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16. Blood On The Tracks (1975) by Bob Dylan
17. Nevermind (1991) by Nirvana
18. Born To Run (1975) by Bruce Springsteen
19. Astral Weeks (1968) by Van Morrison
20. Thriller (1982) by Michael Jackson
21. The Great Twenty-Eight (1982) by Chuck Berry
22. The Complete Recordings (1990) by Robert Johnson
23. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) by John Lennon
24. Innervisions (1973) by Stevie Wonder
25. Live At The Apollo (1963) by James Brown

26. Rumours (1977) by Fleetwood Mac
27. The Joshua Tree (1987) by U2
28. Who’s Next (1971) by The Who
29. Led Zeppelin (1969) by Led Zeppelin
30. Blue (1971) by Joni Mitchell
31. Bringing It All Back Home (1965) by Bob Dylan
32. Let It Bleed (1969) by The Rolling Stones
33. Ramones (1976) by Ramones
34. Music From Big Pink (1968) by The Band
35. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972) by David Bowie
36. Tapestry (1971) by Carole King
37. Hotel California (1976) by Eagles
38. The Anthology (1947-1972) (2001) by Muddy Waters
39. Please Please Me (1963) by The Beatles
40. Forever Changes (1967) by Love
41. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) by Sex Pistols
42. The Doors (1967) by The Doors
43. The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) by Pink Floyd
44. Horses (1975) by Patti Smith
45. The Band (1969) by The Band
46. Legend (1984) by Bob Marley & The Wailers
47. A Love Supreme (1965) by John Coltrane
48. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) by Public Enemy
49. At Fillmore East (1971) by The Allman Brothers Band
50. Here’s Little Richard (1957) by Little Richard
51. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) by Simon And Garfunkel
52. Greatest Hits (1975) by Al Green
53. Meet The Beatles (1964) by The Beatles
54. The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Recordings (1991) by Ray Charles
55. Electric Ladyland (1968) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
56. Elvis Presley (1956) by Elvis Presley
57. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) by Stevie Wonder
58. Beggars Banquet (1968) by The Rolling Stones
59. Chronicle, Vol. 1 (1976) by Creedence Clearwater Revival
60. Trout Mask Replica (1969) by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
61. Greatest Hits (1970) by Sly & The Family Stone
62. Appetite For Destruction (1987) by Guns N’ Roses
63. Achtung Baby (1991) by U2
64. Sticky Fingers (1971) by The Rolling Stones
65. Back To Mono (1991) by Phil Spector
66. Moondance (1970) by Van Morrison
67. Kid A (2000) by Radiohead
68. Off The Wall (1979) by Michael Jackson
69. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) by Led Zeppelin
70. The Stranger (1977) by Billy Joel
71. Graceland (1986) by Paul Simon
72. Super Fly (1972) by Curtis Mayfield
73. Physical Graffiti (1975) by Led Zeppelin
74. After The Gold Rush (1970) by Neil Young
75. Star Time (1991) by James Brown
76. Purple Rain (1984) by Princ77. Back In Black (1980) by AC/DC
78. Otis Blue (1965) by Otis Redding
79. Led Zeppelin II (1969) by Led Zeppelin
80. Imagine (1971) by John Lennon
81. The Clash (1977) by The Clash
82. Harvest (1972) by Neil Young
83. Axis: Bold As Love (1967) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
84. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967) by Aretha Franklin
85. Lady Soul (1968) by Aretha Franklin
86. Born In The U.S.A. (1984) by Bruce Springsteen
87. The Wall (1979) by Pink Floyd
88. At Folsom Prison (1968) by Johnny Cash
89. Dusty In Memphis (1969) by Dusty Springfield
90. Talking Book (1972) by Stevie Wonder
91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) by Elton John
92. 20 Golden Greats (1978) by Buddy Holly
93. Sign O’ The Times (1987) by Prince
94. 40 Greatest Hits (1978) by Hank Williams
95. Bitches Brew (1970) by Miles Davis
96. Tommy (1969) by The Who
97. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963) by Bob Dylan
98. This Year’s Model (1978) by Elvis Costello
99. There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) by Sly & The Family Stone
100. Odessey And Oracle (1968) by The Zombies

101. In The Wee Small Hours (1955) by Frank Sinatra
102. Fresh Cream (1966) by Cream
103. Giant Steps (1959) by John Coltrane
104. Sweet Baby James (1970) by James Taylor
105. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music (1962) by Ray Charles
106. Rocket To Russia (1977) by Ramones
107. Portrait Of A Legend: 1951-1964 (2003) by Sam Cooke
108. Hunky Dory (1971) by David Bowie
109. Aftermath (1966) by The Rolling Stones
110. Loaded (1970) by The Velvet Underground
111. The Bends (1995) by Radiohead
112. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) by The Mamas & The Papas
113. Court And Spark (1974) by Joni Mitchell
114. Disraeli Gears (1967) by Cream
115. The Who Sell Out (1967) by The Who
116. Out Of Our Heads (1965) by The Rolling Stones
117. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) by Derek And The Dominos
118. Late Registration (2005) by Kanye West
119. At Last! (1961) by Etta James
120. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) by The Byrds
121. Stand! (1969) by Sly & The Family Stone
122. The Harder They Come (1972) by Jimmy Cliff
123. Raising Hell (1986) by Run-D.M.C
124. Moby Grape (1967) by Moby Grape
125. Pearl (1971) by Janis Joplin

126. Catch A Fire (1973) by Bob Marley & The Wailers & The Wailers
127. Younger Than Yesterday (1967) by The Byrds
128. Raw Power (1973) by The Stooges
129. Remain In Light (1980) by Talking Heads
130. Marquee Moon (1977) by Television
131. Paranoid (1970) by Black Sabbath
132. Saturday Night Fever (Original Soundtrack) (1977) by Various Artists
133. The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (1973) by Bruce Springsteen
134. Ready To Die (1994) by The Notorious B.I.G
135. Slanted And Enchanted (1992) by Pavement
136. Greatest Hits (1974) by Elton John
137. Tim (1985) by The Replacements
138. The Chronic (1992) by Dr. Dre
139. Rejuvenation (1974) by The Meters
140. Parallel Lines (1978) by Blondie
141. Live At The Regal (1965) by B.B. King
142. A Christmas Gift For You (1963) by Phil Spector
143. Gris-Gris (1968) by Dr. John
144. Straight Outta Compton (1988) by N.W.A
145. Aja (1977) by Steely Dan
146. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) by Jefferson Airplane
147. Déjà Vu (1970) by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
148. Houses Of The Holy (1973) by Led Zeppelin
149. Santana (1969) by Santana
150. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) by Bruce Springsteen

151. Funeral (2004) by Arcade Fire
152. The B-52’s (1979) by The B-52’s
153. The Low End Theory (1991) by A Tribe Called Quest
154. Moanin’ In The Moonlight (1959) by Howlin’ Wolf
155. Pretenders (1980) by Pretenders
156. Paul’s Boutique (1989) by Beastie Boys
157. Closer (1980) by Joy Division
158. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) by Elton John
159. Alive (1975) by Kiss
160. Electric Warrior (1971) by T. Rex
161. The Dock Of The Bay (1968) by Otis Redding
162. OK Computer (1997) by Radiohead
163. 1999 (1982) by Prince
164. The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt (2002) by Linda Ronstadt
165. Let’s Get It On (1973) by Marvin Gaye
166. Imperial Bedroom (1982) by Elvis Costello
167. Master Of Puppets (1986) by Metallica
168. My Aim Is True (1977) by Elvis Costello
169. Exodus (1977) by Bob Marley & The Wailers
170. Live At Leeds (1970) by The Who
171. The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) by The Byrds
172. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) by Rod Stewart
173. Something/Anything? (1972) by Todd Rundgren
174. Desire (1976) by Bob Dylan
175. Close To You (1970) by Carpenters

176. Rocks (1976) by Aerosmith
177. One Nation Under A Groove (1978) by Parliament/Funkadelic
178. The Anthology 1961 – 1977 (1992) by Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions
179. The Definitive Collection (2001) by ABBA
180. The Rolling Stones Now! (1965) by The Rolling Stones
181. Natty Dread (1974) by Bob Marley & The Wailers & The Wailers
182. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
183. Red Headed Stranger (1975) by Willie Nelson
184. The Immaculate Collection (1990) by Madonna
185. The Stooges (1969) by The Stooges
186. Fresh (1973) by Sly & The Family Stone
187. So (1986) by Peter Gabriel
188. Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) by Buffalo Springfield
189. Happy Trails (1969) by Quicksilver Messenger Service
190. From Elvis In Memphis (1969) by Elvis Presley
191. Fun House (1970) by The Stooges
192. The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969) by The Flying Burrito Brothers
193. Dookie (1994) by Green Day
194. Transformer (1972) by Lou Reed
195. Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton (1966) by John Mayall
196. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 (1972) by Various Artists
197. Murmur (1983) by R.E.M
198. The Best Of (1964) by Little Walter
199. Is This It (2001) by The Strokes
200. Highway To Hell (1979) by AC/DC

201. The Downward Spiral (1994) by Nine Inch Nails
202. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) by Simon And Garfunkel
203. Bad (1987) by Michael Jackson
204. Modern Times (2006) by Bob Dylan
205. Wheels Of Fire (1968) by Cream
206. Dirty Mind (1980) by Prince
207. Abraxas (1970) by Santana
208. Tea For The Tillerman (1970) by Cat Stevens
209. Ten (1991) by Pearl Jam
210. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
211. Wish You Were Here (1975) by Pink Floyd
212. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994) by Pavement
213. Tattoo You (1981) by The Rolling Stones
214. Proud Mary: The Best Of Ike And Tina Turner (1991) by Ike And Tina Turner
215. New York Dolls (1973) by New York Dolls
216. Go Bo Diddley (1959) by Bo Diddley
217. Two Steps From The Blues (1961) by Bobby Bland
218. The Queen Is Dead (1986) by The Smiths
219. Licensed To Ill (1986) by Beastie Boys
220. Look-Ka Py Py (1969) by The Meters
221. Loveless (1991) by My Bloody Valentine
222. New Orleans Piano (1972) by Professor Longhair
223. War (1983) by U2
224. The Neil Diamond Collection (1999) by Neil Diamond
225. American Idiot (2004) by Green Day

226. Nebraska (1982) by Bruce Springsteen
227. Doolittle (1989) by Pixies
228. Paid In Full (1987) by Eric B. And Rakim
229. Toys In The Attic (1975) by Aerosmith
230. Nick Of Time (1989) by Bonnie Raitt
231. A Night At The Opera (1975) by Queen
232. The Kink Kronikles (1972) by The Kinks
233. Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) by The Byrds
234. Bookends (1968) by Simon And Garfunkel
235. The Ultimate Collection (2000) by Patsy Cline
236. Mr. Excitement! (1992) by Jackie Wilson
237. The Who Sings My Generation (1965) by The Who
238. Howlin’ Wolf (1962) by Howlin’ Wolf
239. Like A Prayer (1989) by Madonna
240. Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972) by Steely Dan
241. Let It Be (1984) by The Replacements
242. Run-DMC (1984) by Run-DMC
243. Black Sabbath (1970) by Black Sabbath
244. The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) by Eminem
245. The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler! (1993) by Jerry Lee Lewis
246. Freak Out! (1966) by The Mothers Of Invention
247. Live Dead (1969) by Grateful Dead
248. The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959) by Ornette Coleman
249. Automatic For The People (1992) by R.E.M
250. Reasonable Doubt (1996) by Jay-Z

251. Low (1977) by David Bowie
252. The Blueprint (2001) by Jay-Z
253. The River (1980) by Bruce Springsteen
254. Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul (1966) by Otis Redding
255. Metallica (1991) by Metallica
256. Trans-Europe Express (1977) by Kraftwerk
257. Whitney Houston (1985) by Whitney Houston
258. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) by The Kinks
259. The Velvet Rope (1997) by Janet Jackson
260. Stardust (1978) by Willie Nelson
261. American Beauty (1970) by Grateful Dead
262. Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) by Crosby, Stills & Nash
263. Tracy Chapman (1988) by Tracy Chapman
264. Workingman’s Dead (1970) by Grateful Dead
265. The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) by Ray Charles
266. Child Is Father To The Man (1968) by Blood, Sweat & Tears
267. Quadrophenia (1973) by The Who
268. Paul Simon (1972) by Paul Simon
269. Psycho Candy (1985) by The Jesus And Mary Chain
270. Some Girls (1978) by The Rolling Stones
271. The Beach Boys Today! (1965) by The Beach Boys
272. Dig Me Out (1997) by Sleater-Kinney
273. Going To A Go-Go (1965) by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
274. Nightbirds (1974) by Labelle
275. The Slim Shady LP (1999) by Eminem

276. Mothership Connection (1975) by Parliament
277. Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) by Janet Jackson
278. Anthology Of American Folk Music (1952) by Various Artists
279. Aladdin Sane (1973) by David Bowie
280. All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) by U2
281. My Life (1994) by Mary J. Blige
282. Folk Singer (1964) by Muddy Waters
283. Can’t Get Enough (1974) by Barry White
284. The Cars (1978) by The Cars
285. Music Of My Mind (1972) by Stevie Wonder
286. I’m Still In Love With You (1972) by Al Green
287. Los Angeles (1980) by X
288. Anthem Of The Sun (1968) by Grateful Dead
289. Something Else By The Kinks (1967) by The Kinks
290. Call Me (1973) by Al Green
291. Talking Heads: 77 (1977) by Talking Heads
292. The Basement Tapes (1975) by Bob Dylan And The Band
293. White Light/White Heat (1968) by The Velvet Underground
294. Kick Out The Jams (1969) by MC5
295. Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) by Leonard Cohen
296. Meat Is Murder (1985) by The Smiths
297. We’re Only In It For The Money (1968) by The Mothers Of Invention
298. The College Dropout (2004) by Kanye West
299. Weezer (“The Blue Album”) (1994) by Weezer
300. Master Of Reality (1971) by Black Sabbath

301. Coat Of Many Colors (1971) by Dolly Parton
302. Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) by Public Enemy
303. John Wesley Harding (1967) by Bob Dylan
304. Grace (1994) by Jeff Buckley
305. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998) by Lucinda Williams
306. Odelay (1996) by Beck
307. A Hard Day’s Night (1964) by The Beatles
308. Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) by Frank Sinatra
309. Willy And The Poor Boys (1969) by Creedence Clearwater Revival
310. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
311. The Sun Records Collection (1994) by Various Artists
312. Nothing’s Shocking (1988) by Jane’s Addiction
313. Unplugged In New York (1994) by Nirvana
314. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) by Lauryn Hill
315. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
316. The Velvet Underground (1969) by The Velvet Underground
317. Surfer Rosa (1988) by Pixies
318. Back Stabbers (1972) by The O’Jays
319. Burnin’ (1973) by Bob Marley & The Wailers & The Wailers
320. Amnesiac (2001) by Radiohead
321. Pink Moon (1972) by Nick Drake
322. Sail Away (1972) by Randy Newman
323. Ghost In The Machine (1981) by The Police
324. Station To Station (1976) by David Bowie
325. Slowhand (1977) by Eric Clapton

326. Disintegration (1989) by The Cure
327. Exile In Guyville (1993) by Liz Phair
328. Daydream Nation (1988) by Sonic Youth
329. In The Jungle Groove (1986) by James Brown
330. Tonight’s The Night (1975) by Neil Young
331. Help! (1965) by The Beatles
332. Shoot Out The Lights (1982) by Richard & Linda Thompson
333. Wild Gift (1981) by X
334. Squeezing Out Sparks (1979) by Graham Parker
335. Superunknown (1994) by Soundgarden
336. In Rainbows (2007) by Radiohead
337. Aqualung (1971) by Jethro Tull
338. Cheap Thrills (1968) by Big Brother And The Holding Company
339. The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974) by Tom Waits
340. Damaged (1981) by Black Flag
341. Play (1999) by Moby
342. Violator (1990) by Depeche Mode
343. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) by Meat Loaf
344. Berlin (1973) by Lou Reed
345. Stop Making Sense (1984) by Talking Heads
346. 3 Feet High And Rising (1989) by De La Soul
347. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) by Pink Floyd
348. At Newport 1960 (1960) by Muddy Waters
349. The Black Album (2003) by Jay-Z
350. Roger The Engineer (1966) by The Yardbirds

351. Rust Never Sleeps (1979) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
352. Brothers In Arms (1985) by Dire Straits
353. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) by Kanye West
354. 52nd Street (1978) by Billy Joel
355. Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds (1965) by The Yardbirds
356. 12 Songs (1970) by Randy Newman
357. Between The Buttons (1967) by The Rolling Stones
358. Sketches Of Spain (1960) by Miles Davis
359. Honky Chateau (1972) by Elton John
360. Singles Going Steady (1979) by Buzzcocks
361. Stankonia (2000) by OutKast
362. Siamese Dream (1993) by Smashing Pumpkins
363. Substance (1987) by New Order
364. L.A. Woman (1971) by The Doors
365. Rage Against The Machine (1992) by Rage Against The Machine
366. American Recordings (1994) by Johnny Cash
367. Ray Of Light (1998) by Madonna
368. Eagles (1972) by Eagles
369. Louder Than Bombs (1987) by The Smiths
370. Mott (1973) by Mott The Hoople
371. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006) by Arctic Monkeys
372. Reggatta De Blanc (1979) by The Police
373. Volunteers (1969) by Jefferson Airplane
374.Siren (1975) by Roxy Music
375. Late For The Sky (1974) by Jackson Browne

376. Post (1995) by Björk
377. The Ultimate Collection (1948 – 1990) (1991) by John Lee Hooker
378. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995) by Oasis
379. CrazySexyCool (1994) by TLC
380. Funky Kingston (1973) by Toots And The Maytals
381. The Smile Sessions (2011) by The Beach Boys
382. Modern Lovers (1976) by Modern Lovers
383. More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) by Talking Heads
384. A Quick One (Happy Jack) (1966) by The Who
385. Love And Theft (2001) by Bob Dylan
386. Pretzel Logic (1974) by Steely Dan
387. Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993) by Wu-Tang Clan
388. The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto (1985) by Various Artists
389. The End Of The Innocence (1989) by Don Henley
390. Elephant (2003) by The White Stripes
391. The Pretender (1976) by Jackson Browne
392. Let It Be (1970) by The Beatles
393. Kala (2007) by M.I.A
394. Good Old Boys (1974) by Randy Newman
395. Sound Of Silver (2007) by LCD Soundsystem
396. For Your Pleasure (1973) by Roxy Music
397. Blue Lines (1991) by Massive Attack
398. Eliminator (1983) by ZZ Top
399. Rain Dogs (1985) by Tom Waits
400. Anthology (1973) by The Temptations

401. Californication (1999) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
402. Illmatic (1994) by Nas
403. (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) (1973) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
404. Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972) by Dr. John
405. Radio City (1974) by Big Star
406. Rid Of Me (1993) by PJ Harvey
407. Sandinista! (1980) by The Clash
408. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990) by Sinead O’Connor
409. Strange Days (1967) by The Doors
410. Time Out Of Mind (1997) by Bob Dylan
411. 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) by Eric Clapton
412. Pink Flag (1977) by Wire
413. Double Nickels On The Dime (1984) by Minutemen
414. Beauty And The Beat (1981) by Go-Go’s
415. Van Halen (1978) by Van Halen
416. Mule Variations (1999) by Tom Waits
417. Boy (1980) by U2
418. Band On The Run (1973) by Wings
419. Dummy (1994) by Portishead
420. The “Chirping” Crickets (1957) by Buddy Holly
421. The Best Of The Girl Groups, Volumes 1 And 2 (1990) by Various Artists
422. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (1964) by The Ronettes
423. Anthology (1974) by The Supremes
424. The Rising (2002) by Bruce Springsteen
425. Grievous Angel (1974) by Gram Parsons

426. At Budokan (1978) by Cheap Trick
427. Sleepless (2002) by Peter Wolf
428. Outlandos D’Amour (1978) by The Police
429. Another Green World (1975) by Brian Eno
430. Vampire Weekend (2008) by Vampire Weekend
431. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (2000) by PJ Harvey
432. Here Come The Warm Jets (1973) by Brian Eno
433. All Things Must Pass (1970) by George Harrison
434. Number 1 Record (1972) by Big Star
435. In Utero (1993) by Nirvana
436. Sea Change (2002) by Beck
437. Tha Carter III (2008) by Lil Wayne
438. Boys Don’t Cry (1980) by The Cure
439. Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 (1985) by Sam Cooke
440. Rum Sodomy And The Lash (1985) by The Pogues
441. Suicide (1977) by Suicide
442. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) by Devo
443. In Color (1977) by Cheap Trick
444. The World Is A Ghetto (1972) by War
445. Fly Like An Eagle (1976) by Steve Miller Band
446. Back In The USA (1970) by MC5
447. Getz/Gilberto (1964) by Stan Getz And Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
448. Synchronicity (1983) by The Police
449. Third/Sister Lovers (1978) by Big Star
450. For Everyman (1973) by Jackson Browne

451. Back To Black (2006) by Amy Winehouse
452. John Prine (1971) by John Prine
453. Strictly Business (1988) by EPMD
454. Love It To Death (1971) by Alice Cooper
455. How Will The Wolf Survive? (1984) by Los Lobos
456. Here, My Dear (1978) by Marvin Gaye
457. Z (2005) by My Morning Jacket
458. Tumbleweed Connection (1970) by Elton John
459. Golden Hits (1968) by The Drifters
460. Live Through This (1994) by Hole
461. Metal Box (1979) by Public Image Ltd
462. Document (1987) by R.E.M
463. Heaven Up Here (1981) by Echo & The Bunnymen
464. Hysteria (1987) by Def Leppard
465. 69 Love Songs (1999) by The Magnetic Fields
466. A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) by Coldplay
467. Tunnel Of Love (1987) by Bruce Springsteen
468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
469. The Score (1996) by Fugees
470. Radio (1985) by LL Cool J
471. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (1974) by Richard & Linda Thompson
472. Faith (1987) by George Michael
473. The Smiths (1984) by The Smiths
474. Proxima Estacion Esperanza (2001) by Manu Chao
475. Armed Forces (1979) by Elvis Costello And The Attractions

476. Life After Death (1997) by The Notorious B.I.G
477. Down Every Road (1996) by Merle Haggard
478. All Time Greatest Hits (2002) by Loretta Lynn
479. Maggot Brain (1971) by Funkadelic
480. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1994) by Raekwon
481. Voodoo (2000) by D’Angelo
482. Guitar Town (1986) by Steve Earle
483. Entertainment! (1979) by Gang Of Four
484. All The Young Dudes (1972) by Mott The Hoople
485. Vitalogy (1994) by Pearl Jam
486. That’s The Way Of The World (1975) by Earth, Wind & Fire
487. She’s So Unusual (1983) by Cyndi Lauper
488. New Day Rising (1985) by Hüsker Dü
489. Destroyer (1976) by Kiss
490. Tres Hombres (1973) by ZZ Top
491. Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) by Albert King
492. Touch (1983) by Eurythmics
493. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001) by Wilco
494. Oracular Spectacular (2007) by Mgmt
495. Give It Up (1972) by Bonnie Raitt
496. Boz Scaggs (1969) by Boz Scaggs
497. White Blood Cells (2001) by The White Stripes
498. The Stone Roses (1989) by The Stone Roses
499. Live In Cook County Jail (1971) by B.B. King
500. Aquemini (1998) by Outkast

Best Trance CDs: 2018 edition


Renaissance Master Series: Parallel

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2. Renaissance – The Masters Series – Part 13
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3. Global Underground: Reykjavik

4. Renaissance Awakening Mixed By Dave Seaman

5. Hernan Cattaneo Balance 026


6. Hernan Cattaneo Balance Presents Sudbeat

7. Armin Van Buuren – Universal Religion 2004

7. Sasha – John Digweed Northern Exposure III

8. Sasha and John Digweed – Northern Exposure II West/East Coast Edition

9. Sasha – Involver

10. Sasha – Global Underground 013: Ibiza

11. Sasha – Global Underground 003 San Francisco

12. Sasha – John Digweed – Northern Exposure

13. Ferry Corsten – Once Upon a Night Vol 2

14. ATB – DJ 6 in the MIx

15. Ferry Corsten – Once Upon a Night

16. Paul Oakenford – The Goa Mix

17. Markus Schulz – Miami ’05

18. Markus Schulz – Ibiza ’06

19. ATB – DJ In the Mix 2

20. The Thrillseekers – Nightmusic Vol 1

21. ATB – DJ In the Mix

22. The Trillseekers – Nightmusic Vol 2

23. Tiesto – In Search of Sunrise

24. Tiesto – In Search of Sunrise 2

25. Armin Van Buuren – State of Trance 500

26. Armin Van Buuren – State of Trance 550

27. Ferry Corsten – Twice in a Blue Moon

28. Tiesto – Magik 6 – Live in Amsterdam

29. Teisto – In Search of Sunrise 3

30. The Trillseekers – Nightmusic Vol 3

31. ATB DJ 3 in the Mix

32. Dash Berlin – United Destination 2011

33. Dash Berlin – United Destination 2010

34. Sasha – Airdrawndagger

35. Ferry Corsten – Live At Innercity

36. Markus Schulz – Toronto ’09

37. Markus Schulz – Amsterdam ’08

38. Ferry Corsten – Once Upon A Night – The Lost Tapes

39. Paul Oakenford – The Goa Mix 2011

40. ATB – DJ 5 in the Mix

41. Armin Van Buuren – Universal Religion 4

42. Armin Van Buuren – Universal Religion 3

43. Armin Van Buuren – Universal Religion Chapter 1

44. BT -ESCM

45. Markus Schulz – Las Vegas ’10

46. Teisto – In Search of Sunrise 7

Getting more trance cds? Best bet is by collecting Armin Van Buuren’s State of Trance annually.

45. DJ Teisto – Live at Innercity

46. Paul Oakenfold – Tranceport

47. Ferry Corsten – Right of Way

48. ATB – DJ 4 in the Mix

49. Ferry Corsten – Once Upon a Night Vol 3

50. Teisto – In Search of Sunrise 6

51. Sasha – In2volver


State of Trance Classic CDs

1. State of Trance Classics Vol. 4

2. State of Trance Classics Vol. 2

3. State of Trance Classics Vol. 1

4. State of Trance Classics Vol. 6

5. State of Trance Classics Vol. 5

6. State of Trance Classics Vol. 3

Dinosaurs created in Genesis 1:20-25

Were there really dinosaurs on earth? If so, when and how is this compatible with the Genesis account of creation?

These are frequently asked questions, and important ones, since opposing viewpoints thrive and conflicting worldviews rest on differing assumptions.


While we can’t absolutely rule out the idea that dinosaur fossils were created by God and aren’t evidence of extinct creatures, we consider it most probable that various dinosaurs did indeed exist. And we’re well aware that some Christians are reluctant to accept this evidence because they think it conflicts with biblical revelation.

We are less certain what these extinct creatures really looked like. Dinosaur fossils usually consist of fragments. Even if scientists find nearly complete skeletons, they still must guess what the animal originally looked like. Questions abound: Were they sluggish or swift, cold-blooded or warm-blooded? Were they fat or slim, hairy or feathered? Reconstructing dinosaurs from fossil remnants involves much guesswork and yields frequent disagreement among scholars. Answers are elusive, and speculation is widespread despite occasional knowledge of significant skeletal structures.


Working with evolutionary assumptions, many claim this animal group existed between 230 million and 65 million years ago, with individual species of dinosaurs continually evolving and going extinct. The bony fossils don’t establish that timetable; these conclusions stem from evolutionary preconceptions coupled with dating methods that reflect an evolutionary bias. When presented as “scientifically proven,” however, this timetable intimidates Christians.

Relying on Bible information, we believe dinosaurs were created on day five and/or day six of creation (Genesis 1:20-25). Precisely when and why they became extinct is not revealed. Despite hundreds of dinosaur “names” in use today, there may well have been relatively few “kinds” of dinosaurs taken on Noah’s ark. If they were still living at the time of the great flood, each kind was represented on board the vessel.

How long they existed after the flood we don’t know. An examination of ancient literature from varying geographical areas reveals compelling evidence that “dragons” were real animals comparable to modern reconstructions of dinosaurs. Biblical descriptions of certain creatures may well be references to now extinct dinosaurs (Job 40:15-21 and Job 41, for example). Losing species to extinction (currently estimated at more than 27,000 species per year) seems to be a long-standing phenomenon on earth since the fall.


The main debate over dinosaurs isn’t about the fossil evidence itself but flows from different assumptions about time and history. Those assumptions are coupled with limitations of evidence and of human ability to know details in the history of God’s creation. It’s really about the most trustworthy source of information. Is it God’s incomplete yet adequate account of earth’s history? Or man’s incomplete, changing, and inadequate theories drawn from limited and ambiguous discoveries bolstered by evolutionary presuppositions? The Christian approach is to walk by faith. The reality of dinosaurs is fully compatible with Scripture and Christian conviction.

Whenever we revisit this topic, vital truths come to mind. The praiseworthy power of God coupled with his love of diversity in his creation is highlighted. The devastating impact of sin, contributing to the extinction of dinosaurs and so many other animals and plants, merits sober reflection. When striving to grasp details of earth’s early history with our limitations, we can appreciate the wisdom of this sentiment: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). Ultimately we praise God for revealing his remedy for sin and his key to releasing all creatures from sin’s consequences: the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.