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  • Summary: The first solo full-length studio release in over 30 years for the EDM music pioneer features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Kelis, Matthew Koma, Kylie Minogue, Sia, and Britney Spears.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Like all the tracks here, the sound clearly channels the past, but only to buff it with a current sheen.
  2. Jun 9, 2015
    67
    That contemporary approach to Déjà Vu’s sound keeps the album from being as fun as it should be.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 9, 2015
    60
    An album that plays too safe in its thirst for hits. [Jul 2015, p.110]
  4. Jun 19, 2015
    60
    Regardless of the overall quality, it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to dance. And in that, Déjà Vu succeeds.
  5. 50
    Expecting Moroder to reach the heights of "I Feel Love" is, of course, futile, and yes, after a few repeated plays you may find the odd track or two that stand out from the rest, but there’s little you’ll love to love here.
  6. Jun 16, 2015
    40
    The songs are weak, the sounds cheesily overfamiliar and a slightly second-rate string of collaborators (he wanted Lady Gaga and Rihanna but settled for Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears) fail to sprinkle the beats with any magic.
  7. Jun 18, 2015
    25
    For the most part, Déjà Vu is rickety and wholly unnecessary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 8, 2017
    10
    Pure dance, exciting and fun. Giorgio Moroder never disappoint, I love this album. The collaborations are perfect and the production on point.Pure dance, exciting and fun. Giorgio Moroder never disappoint, I love this album. The collaborations are perfect and the production on point. Fresh and fun Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    I've been a Giorgio Moroder fan for ages. He and Donna Summer defined an era. "I Feel Love" is a masterpiece.
    In Déjà-Vu the stellar
    I've been a Giorgio Moroder fan for ages. He and Donna Summer defined an era. "I Feel Love" is a masterpiece.
    In Déjà-Vu the stellar foundations from the early days are all there, but there are up-to-date plot twists, and a batch of very talented guest vocalists. Great to dance to, or just to elevate your mood. Ciao Giorgio! Nice to have you back.
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  3. Jun 12, 2015
    9
    Pleasant freshness survived to the 2000's/2010's musical revolution, but still tuned on what is the modern electropop. "Deja Vu" is exactlyPleasant freshness survived to the 2000's/2010's musical revolution, but still tuned on what is the modern electropop. "Deja Vu" is exactly what makes you dance, both whether you are young or elderly. The inevitable collaboration with pop artists of high level makes it even more captivating.
    Some elements, such as the guitar-loop or the bubbling basses might therefore become slightly pushy with their spread well disguised in all the album, which was still a bit monochrome in some points. Luckily, only-instrumental tracks help to avoid this problem. They are intelligently put at the beginning (4 U With Love), in the middle (74 Is The New 24) and at the end (La Disco). On the other hand, when you are 74 and you're working and producing for Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Dev and Charli XCX you can definitely call your life complete.

    Best tracks:

    Deja Vu ft. Sia
    I do this for you ft. Marlene
    Right Here, Right Now ft. Kylie Minogue
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  4. Jun 16, 2015
    7
    The whole album sounds generic, but you just have to remind yourself that this man did it first and what you've last heard from him till nowThe whole album sounds generic, but you just have to remind yourself that this man did it first and what you've last heard from him till now and everything in between, is that everyone tries to be Moroder. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2015
    7
    I raced to download this album, because it's Giorgio. Then I forgot about it before listening to it, coz I'm busy. Then I read some reviewsI raced to download this album, because it's Giorgio. Then I forgot about it before listening to it, coz I'm busy. Then I read some reviews and was surprised by the general lack of enthusiasm for this album. So I thought I'd better listen to it, and lo and behold, I quite like a bunch of this album. Giorgio is a legend and the tracks that are on point here are as exciting as anything else on the charts currently. Diamonds particularly is a little gem. Thanks Giorgio. For everything. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2015
    5
    A good album of dance music, with incredible artists such as Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. But it lacked elements that remember the past,A good album of dance music, with incredible artists such as Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. But it lacked elements that remember the past, what was expected of the legendary producer Giorgio Moroder. Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2015
    2
    Awful. Not much more to say. The dark, pulsating sounds of bassy synths found in Moroder's old work have been replaced by sugar-coatedAwful. Not much more to say. The dark, pulsating sounds of bassy synths found in Moroder's old work have been replaced by sugar-coated production that, when not playing to all of the most clichéd conventions of modern-day "pop", is downright embarrassing. Moroder's brilliance has been taken over by the modern-day Top 40 music scene like a virus takes over a host cell. This album crushed me. Expand

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