41 Songs, 4 Hours 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since 2004, Armin Van Buuren has surveyed the best in heavenly melodies and driving kicks with his A State of Trance compilations. Containing 39 tracks, this mix glows with the neon heat of Ibiza sunsets, starting with breathtaking vocal groovers by Denis Kenzo and the ecstatic pulse of Rodg's "High on Life" before segueing into harder, EDM-influenced cuts like Super8 & Tab's saw-toothed "Mega" and Andrew Rayel's biblically epic "Epiphany." Tiësto and Ferry Corsten may prefer poppier realms, but Armin pays homage to trance's roots, favoring hypnotic instrumentals and ethereal states.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since 2004, Armin Van Buuren has surveyed the best in heavenly melodies and driving kicks with his A State of Trance compilations. Containing 39 tracks, this mix glows with the neon heat of Ibiza sunsets, starting with breathtaking vocal groovers by Denis Kenzo and the ecstatic pulse of Rodg's "High on Life" before segueing into harder, EDM-influenced cuts like Super8 & Tab's saw-toothed "Mega" and Andrew Rayel's biblically epic "Epiphany." Tiësto and Ferry Corsten may prefer poppier realms, but Armin pays homage to trance's roots, favoring hypnotic instrumentals and ethereal states.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
61 Ratings
61 Ratings
TranceNinjax ,

Not trance

Half of this album is not trance music. It is a blended facade of mixed genres to create that "big room progressive house" drop that producers are obsessed with at the moment. Trance is not supposed to sound like Dimitri Vegas and like mike or Swedish house mafia. It's supposed to sound like the golden days, the energy, melody, powerful bass lines and upbeat tempos. You want to make trance then make it, armin knows the difference yet he chooses to make "main stage" music to appeal to the American fans.

kman3199 ,

kman

Dissapointed with this effort, Armin must have been busy with is personal album and not given this album the attention is deserves. This is the worst one in several years. Only good song is Sunshine blue, other than that just a bunch of songs thrown together. Garbage if you ask me. Can i get my money back??

johnny knuckles k ,

Skip This Album :-(

I love AVB's work in general and have tremendous respect for him; I've bought every ASOT for years, eagerly awaiting releases.

That said, I regret buying this album. The tracks strike me as generic and uninspired, in stark contrast to his earlier work.

I know not every track is going to be a hit, but I'm just not feeling it as to ANY of them here.

Considering AVB's long history of outstanding success, I'll certainly try his next album. But this one's not for me.

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