Spun:David Guetta

By Morgan McWilliams

David Guetta’s newest release, Nothing but the Beat, combines his recent taste for more Top-40 sounds and some of his hard, old-school beats. If you’re looking for an album to throw on for a party, this is your best bet.

There’s something in this album for everyone. Guetta offers some softer beats with “I Can Only Imagine,” but wcaters to the rhythm connoisseurs with “Lunar.” Every song off this album could be a single. He follows a precise formula for making songs, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many of the songs have a steady beat, but some do switch it up — “Nothing Really Matters” has three rotating beats.

David Guetta proves with this album that he is the face of pop, and he has chosen incredible artists to feature on this album, which really pushed it into greatness. He features Afrojack on two singles and also shares audio space with vocal artists like Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne and will.i.am. However, this still left me craving some traditional David Guetta — the real house DJ.

All in all, Nothing but the Beat is undoubtedly better than David Guetta’s last, 2009’s One Love. If you’re looking for a hard DJ session, though, you’re better off trying something else.

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