I'll preface this review with the fact that this is the first DG album I've bought and listened to, having heard many rave reviews and having caught a few tracks here and there.
To be honest, this is by and large predictable dance-pop floor fillers. A minute or so of 'uplifiting' vocals followed by the sawtooth synth chipping in, perhaps along with some beats fading in. This is the norm on this album with very little standing out.
However, 'Lovers on the sun' is actually a cracking track. Well written and delivered, and demonstrating what Mr Guetta is obviously capable of. 'What I did for love' isn't too shabby either and nice to hear some piano chord strikes in there rather than the obvious synth choice. 'I'll keep loving you' however seems to be written specifically for people to play at their wedding and to stare doe-eyed at each other for three minutes. I look forward to that with the required amount of sarcasm.
I'll leave the rest of the tracklist alone. It's all well executed but just too ... predicatable. Some of it even sounds like coldplay got involved in the lyrics, and that isn't a great thing in this instance.
There also seems to be some mastering issues. No matter what environment I listen to this in I can hear what I can only assume to be overuse of the compressor. Instruments blend together when on the edge of clipping in a very strange way. I can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is but would have hoped for more clarity on a top selling album.
I'll give DG another go at some point and pick something from his earlier catalogue as that might perhaps be more to my taste.
Overall though, a bit dissapointed. I was very much looking forward to listening to this album many times over and I can't see that happening in all honesty.
I have listened to the CD several times but have not been so enamoured with many of the tracks at the moment. I will continue to listen to the CD but at the moment am somewhat disappointed with this particular CD from DG.
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!!
My first foray into techno music (if that is the correct term) and it is a complete revelation to me.
I have listened to other similar CD's of the same genre, but nothing as good as this, it is nothing short of brilliant, I just play it & play it - and the wife likes it as well. My recommendation would be to "just buy it" you will love it.
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.