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Good, but not as good as volume 5
on 19 September 2007
Quite accurately, given that September has given us the best weather this "summer", the 6th installment of Tiesto's album offers us another excellent compilation of flowing beach tunes. As with previous albums, the quality of Tiesto's mixing on both albums is truly sublime and cannot really be faulted. The order and precision of songs is sensational and is the main reason why this album is good.
As with #5, you can picture yourself on a beach, either during the day with more chilled, ambient tracks, or in the early hours with the thumping trance numbers. Both types of song appear on both albums, which allows you to progress from your favourite Ibiza experience in such a short space, just by playing this CD in your bedroom or car. This, again, is all down to Tiesto's fabulous mixing technique.
I feel, however, that the actual choice of songs is not as good as we heard in #5. Let me first of all emphasise that this could purely be down to taste, but to me, there are less individual brilliant songs on #6 as there were in #5. I did make the point, as is the case here, that the album is better listened to from start to finish, but as it grows on you, you realise that there are 3 or 4 tracks that stand out ahead of the rest... I didn't feel that sense of uplift or excitement this time. For example, the stormer by Leama & Moor on CD1 of volume 5 struck me as brilliant from the off, whereas none of them have done that this time.
On the flip side, there are no total failures, and all of them fit in to the style of heat and passion Tiesto wishes to portray.
It is still an excellent album, and one that I would recommend to people who enjoy trance, house, progressive and ambient music, or who simply have an eye for amazingly constructed compilations. Perhaps many of you will say the that this album, and not #5, has the most striking songs in; after all I recognise that is is a matter of taste. Despite this, Tiesto has not let me down, and he, once again, plays a key role in keeping this style of music well and truly alive.