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David Guetta - Nothing but the Beat

2011-11-17 14:12
The French electro house DJ and record producer has graced us with his 5th studio album, Nothing But the Beat. David Guetta continues to break music boundaries by recruiting A-list hip hop artists like Ludacris, Flo-Rida, Lil Wayne, Timbaland, Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj - creating a crossover bridge for artists while unveiling their versatility.

Guetta makes some good choices when it comes to selecting vocalists such as Usher and Chris Brown but he refrains from exhausting or saturating their abilities. The songs however lack the euphoria that we normally find in Guetta's songs. Luke warm "Crank it up" featuring Akon is no where near the calibre of the international chart topper "Sexy Chick"for instance. The album's first single "where them girls at" featuring Nicki Minaj& Flo-Rida, is quite a great listen with Nicki’s playful rhymes giving the song a life of its own.

The album's second single "Little bad girl" is currently impacting charts worldwide and features Ludacris and Taio Cruz .On "Turn me on" Guetta slightly missteps by selecting Nicki Minaj as a vocalist -  Nicki is a rapper not a singer and the song makes this rather apparent. Will-I-Am appears on "Nothing really matters" which sounds more like a typical Black Eyed Peas song than a Guetta tune. New kid on the block Jessie J also makes an appearance on a track called "Repeat" which is quite a cool feel-good song.

The Disc jockey manages to out do himself on "Night of our life" featuring American RnB singer Jennifer Hudson. Hudson's powerful voice does more than justice to the beat. Australian vocalist Sia Furler features on a monster track called "Titanium" - she offers confident and unique vocals and makes the song the highlight of the album. "Lunar" featuring Afro jack seems to be the only piece which stays true to the real electro house elements.

Nothing But the Beat offers fairly nice dance tunes but the album is sadly easily forgettable. The few good tracks makes you think how good the album could have been, while other tracks are no different from what we've already heard from Guetta's previous offerings and remixes. If you are a dance freak and you don’t care about 'nothing but the beat', go get it!
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