Global - Paul van Dyk
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Few DJs of the last decade have made club beats shimmer and glisten the way he has. [28 Feb 2003, p.80]
  2. 80
    Despite the fresh reworking, tracks like "For An Angel" and "Another Way" retain the heartfelt with synthetic, catchy cores that made them such beloved trance anthems in the first place. [Mar 2003, p.99]
  3. An essential experience for hardcore fans and those still not convinced of van Dyk's power.
  4. Van Dyks's segues are so effortless it's easy to take them for granted, but the precision with which he moves between styles and tempos is a thing of beauty.
  5. The songs range from interesting and cool to blah and by-the-numbers, the footage hops from self-aggrandizing and boring to beautiful and big-hearted. It's all very precise and perfectly done, if you like that sort of thing.
  6. A document only for the hardcore fans.
  7. Though most of his career highlights also appear here, a parade of Paul Van Dyk productions is not what most listeners need to stave off boredom; his productions all work from a similar framework, and work best in the context of a broader mix set.
  8. Apr 19, 2012
    40
    Van Dyk can only do one style, and by the time the album is two=thirds over, you're already ready for him to mix out. [#86, p.59]
  9. 20
    A far cry from the sequencing prowess evidenced on his 1998 release, Vorsprung Dyk Technik, and a dismally inadequate way of showcasing the music that he's unleashed on the trance scene, this Greatest Hits package is an exercise in frustration.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Greg...
    Dec 14, 2004
    10
    if god was a dj, he'd be paul van dyk! he will blow your mind to another dimension!
  2. brettl
    May 22, 2003
    10
    I give this album a 10 because it takes you to a place that PVD creates and turns it into reality. Anamacion is by far his best peace, yet!
  3. elainee
    Apr 20, 2003
    8
    Wonderful compilation that gives a peak into PVD's genius