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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the French DJ/producer features guest appearances from Afrojack, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Legend, Magic!, Sam Martin, Nicki Minaj, Nico & Vinz, Bebe Rexha, Emeli Sandé, The Scipt, Sia, and Ryan Tedder.
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  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Pop, Electronic, House, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Progressive House, EDM, Left-Field Pop
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Q Magazine
    Dec 8, 2014
    60
    Each song still has the inevitable moment of electronic ascent but, as with Coldplay's Recent break-up record, you can';t help but wonder how these songs might've sounded left raw and unslickened. [Jan 2015, p.133]
  2. Nov 24, 2014
    60
    The recipe might be different, but the ingredients are largely the same.
  3. Dec 8, 2014
    60
    He seems like a featured artist on his own album, which would be standard issue for other producers turned artist, but not Guetta.
  4. Listen speckles similar crackers (‘Goodbye Friend’, ‘Hey Mama’) between gushes of sizzle sewage, as if all of Ibiza’s been trying to get high on glittery laxatives.
  5. Jan 5, 2015
    50
    The songwriting remains basic, as always, and vocalist Sam Martin blandly belts "Lovers on the Sun" and the club hit "Dangerous." But the album sounds consistently great.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    40
    Guetta’s signature throb--so loud in its way that it almost loops back around to silence--is inescapable, overpowering almost every other song with a booming lushness that’s used seemingly by numbing default.
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    Not only is none of this fresh, its fast-food vacuity is presented as proud branding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Nov 26, 2014
    10
    This is definitely my favorite upbeat, dance music cd this year. I plan to wear it out, while exercising and during my morning commute toThis is definitely my favorite upbeat, dance music cd this year. I plan to wear it out, while exercising and during my morning commute to energize me and put me in a positive mood to start the day. Every track is high energy and so much fun. Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2017
    10
    Para mí, un excelente album, como alguien dijo, es más sólido, más maduro. Es algo a lo que los fans de David no habíamos estado acostumbradosPara mí, un excelente album, como alguien dijo, es más sólido, más maduro. Es algo a lo que los fans de David no habíamos estado acostumbrados a escuchar y menos de él, pero lo hizo. Estaba pasando por un momento difícil. Justo cuando él estaba triste por su divorcio yo estaba así de triste, porque se aprovechaban de mi inocencia en la escuela. Este album me ayudó a desahogarme, a echar mis penas afuera. Mis favoritas son Dangerous, What I Did For Love, Yesterday; Hey Mama, I'll Keep Loving, The Whisperer y Rise Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    A great new album of the french DJ David Guetta. The songs are great. After a long time waiting of new songs finally we got it. For me was itA great new album of the french DJ David Guetta. The songs are great. After a long time waiting of new songs finally we got it. For me was it a great comeback because the competition is big so i start listen other DJs but now with this amazing album i start listen again. His old music he made was different but despite that i think it is great because that it is one of the best albums i have ever listen. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2015
    6
    Honestly, this album feels more like a top-40 showcase than an actual house album. You could play these songs one after another with CalvinHonestly, this album feels more like a top-40 showcase than an actual house album. You could play these songs one after another with Calvin Harris' Motion album, and it'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two.

    Thats not to say its a bad thing, but I can see how it would be a turn off to some. Some songs hit, a few more miss, making this album just slightly above average.
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  5. Jan 19, 2015
    5
    There is an inherent problem with David Guetta's Listen - the lyrics are all sad and downbeat (coming off the break up of his marriage) andThere is an inherent problem with David Guetta's Listen - the lyrics are all sad and downbeat (coming off the break up of his marriage) and yet he insists on employing his usual uplifting EDM music to the tunes. So many of these songs would have benefited from being kept stripped back and simple. Instead Guetta tries to add his signature pounding dance beats to them. The result is a misfire. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2016
    5
    It's an okay dance album, Motion was definitely better.
    Not as bad as Forget The World by Afrojack
    Some songs are great others are just ehh.
    It's an okay dance album, Motion was definitely better.
    Not as bad as Forget The World by Afrojack
    Some songs are great others are just ehh.
    Could've done better.
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  7. Nov 26, 2014
    0
    Agreed completely with the negative reviews. One of the biggest letdowns this year in the genre of electronic dance music. At least Motion wasAgreed completely with the negative reviews. One of the biggest letdowns this year in the genre of electronic dance music. At least Motion was slightly better than this. Expand

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