Armin van Buuren certainly offers an interesting and lively stance to the trance genre in 2006, and all of his songs show inspiration and uniqueness. I heard Shivers (the song) first on his outstanding album 'State of Trance 2005' that he mixed to perfection, and thought to myself that I must get Shivers the album.
However, to say that Shivers is the best track is an understatement. This version of the song Shivers is sensational, and as uplifting as any 90s style trance you have ever heard. But in my opinion, for what it's worth, I don't feel the same uplifting and fantastic feeling that I get when listening to Shivers. Sure, all tracks offer something different, and often something quite powerful; Serenity and Empty State being two examples, but I was a little disheartened not have a few more tracks in the style that Shivers is in. This may be purely down to personal taste though, I grant you.
I think aside from Shivers, I would recommend Golddigger. It is quite different from anything else I have ever heard, and the vocals by Martijn Hagens are very powerful.
Despite my obvious criticism, this is still an album that I would recommend to trance lovers, and I appreciate anyone in this era who contiunes to persist making this genre of music despite is dying popularity in the mainstream.
Worth a listen.