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  • Summary: The debut studio release for the Swedish EDM DJ/producer Tim Bergling as Avicii includes guest appearances from such artists as Aloe Blacc, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Adam Lambert, Audra Mae, Nile Rodgers, and Dan Tyminski of Union Station.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    Don’t see True as the album in which dance music imports the sounds of the American heartland into the club in hopes of digging up new audiences, or even new ideas; see it as the one in which country takes its place front and center in global pop.
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    80
    While EDM grapples with growing pains, beset by adult problems like drugs and money, Avicii has made an album with the kind of pure pop heart that's as likely to appeal to eight-year-olds as it is to amped-up ravers.
  3. 75
    Avicii's genre-hacking whimsy may seem decadent or oblivious. But it's undeniably optimistic--inspiring, even.
  4. Sep 17, 2013
    70
    All of this proves that Avicii's new sound is much more than a page from Moby's Play book.
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    70
    True is an album that takes one type of music and moulds it into something completely different, allowing Avicii to cement himself as one of the best DJs in the world.
  6. Sep 17, 2013
    60
    In the end, it's an admirable and interesting effort where the highs offset the lows, but those with molly in hand and dancing shoes on feet should just cool their jets and get ready to sit a spell.
  7. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    No one demonstrates the artist-as-cash-machine ethos better, as the mechanical churn of commerce rings loudly on each and every track.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    True is one of the best album this year. Remember that EDM has expanded to common people recently, Avicii serves us a new wave of EDM. SoTrue is one of the best album this year. Remember that EDM has expanded to common people recently, Avicii serves us a new wave of EDM. So different kind than a traditional theme in EDM, he makes lot of his song so turn-out-180-degrees but still working and eargasm. Full rate from me. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    avicii is the best and most creative djs of the 21st century lets hope his music lasts for long as fat boy slims songs has.

    Album consists
    avicii is the best and most creative djs of the 21st century lets hope his music lasts for long as fat boy slims songs has.

    Album consists of

    1- Addicted to You
    2- Hey Brother
    3- Wake Me Up
    4- You Make Me
    5- Liar Liar
    5- Heart Upon My Sleeve (7)
    7- Hope There's Someone (6.9)
    8- Lay Me Down
    9- Shame On Me
    10- Dear Boy
    10- All You Need Is Love
    12- Canyons
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  3. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    Avicii changes a little bit his style, only to obtain amazing results. I think that the songs are well structured with the enough amount ofAvicii changes a little bit his style, only to obtain amazing results. I think that the songs are well structured with the enough amount of "beat". Avicii will stay at the top the rest of the year. Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2016
    7
    This album is good that's all I really have to say about it. The songs "Wake Me Up", "You Make Me" and "Dear Boy" are really good. NothingThis album is good that's all I really have to say about it. The songs "Wake Me Up", "You Make Me" and "Dear Boy" are really good. Nothing else really. Expand
  5. May 19, 2014
    7
    Average album. It contains wonderful masterpiece as: Addicted to You and Hey Brother. But loses some steam towards the end of the album with aAverage album. It contains wonderful masterpiece as: Addicted to You and Hey Brother. But loses some steam towards the end of the album with a drastic change. Here is my ranking of all the songs in the album:

    1- Addicted to You (8,7)
    2- Hey Brother (8,5)
    3- Wake Me Up (8)
    4- You Make Me (7,8)
    5- Liar Liar (7)
    5- Heart Upon My Sleeve (7)
    7- Hope There's Someone (6.9)
    8- Lay Me Down (6,6)
    9- Shame On Me (6.5)
    10- Dear Boy (6)
    10- All You Need Is Love (6)
    12- Canyons (5)

    Average: 7
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  6. Oct 23, 2013
    7
    The album is a great step forward for EDM but not for Avicii. That is not to say that the album isn't successful or good, but Avicii needsThe album is a great step forward for EDM but not for Avicii. That is not to say that the album isn't successful or good, but Avicii needs should stick to what he does quite well because in this new direction, he deviates a little too far from his beaten path and falls short. I would definitely recommend listening to the whole album, and although the style is catchy and smooth, characterized by an old western style piano and a bluegrass acoustic guitar with heavy bass, which end up working out for him in a way I didn't expect, the whole thing just leaves something to be desired

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  7. Nov 28, 2015
    0
    The tracks are terrible and only repetitive. The songs are so similar to each other that you think he only made the album for money, and moneyThe tracks are terrible and only repetitive. The songs are so similar to each other that you think he only made the album for money, and money is what he got for this crap. People that have no musical tastes love this album because of that and therefore it got so famous.

    Avicii's music is only a joke.
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