Brilliant!!! Love every track, though originally purchased because I loved the track 'Dangerous'. Listen to it for part of most days on my iPod. Just dance across my local London pavements.....smiling!!
I admit that I’m late to the party of purchasing Listen by David Guetta because I did not buy this cd until January 30th of this year (which was also after hearing his music featured on the radio, Pandora, iheartradio etc). I admit that Dangerous, Lovers On The Sun, and Hey Mama are some of the multiple tracks that I’m enjoying on the Listen compilation right now (I’m not ashamed to admit its partially because I heard these songs also featured on the radio). However, there is something for everybody on this Listen because of the various artists featured on this cd (Sia Ryan Tedder, Emeli Sande, The Script, Bebe Rexha, Magic & Sonny Wilson etc.). I admit that I like the inclusion of his collaborations with other artists on Listen because of his previous tracks which are also collaborations; Who’s That Chick (feat. Rihanna), Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj), Commander and When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland), Titanium (feat. Sia), Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz and Ludacrais). Listen by David Guetta is perfect for those who like club/dance music feat. various artists.
For "Listen", his follow-up to 2011's smash "Nothing but the beat", David Guetta said that he changed his working methods, building tracks acoustically rather than adding vocals to a beat. Whatever the method, the result is as impressive as ever. As with any DG album, the list of collaborators is nothing short of stellar. Many of the tracks may utilise familiar formulas, but when they sound this good it is anything but negative. In fact, what I enjoy most about the new album is the creativity with which he pushes the musical envelope with some tracks and the artists that he chooses to collaborate with. Mixing dance, pop and electronica, fantastic beats, killer hooks and a sprinkling of powerful vocals, he has crafted another solid dance album, filled with potential smash hits. Lead single "Dangerous" featuring Sam Martin is so out of left field that had me taken aback by its stunning brilliance. But it is "The whisperer", his new collaboration with Sia, that will really catch everyone off guard (unless anyone is expecting a piano ballad from him). He may be accused for producing formulaic EDM, but he sure is the golden goose churning out golden egg after golden egg. This might as well be a platinum one.