True (Universal Music)
Breakdown: He’s had smash hit singles such as Seek Bromance, Collide and, of course, Levels but True sees Swedish DJ Avicii release his debut studio album. The album was preceded by the number one smash Wake Me Up which hit number one for weeks on the South African iTunes charts as well as charts all around the world and the new single You Make Me.
Tracks We Didn’t Skip: I liked all of them! There are a few gems on this record.
What I Liked: Avicii isn’t afraid to take risks! Besides for Wake Me Up, Avicii has another country smasher on the album titled Hey Brother as well as a mixture of folk all mixed with EDM of course. I also like that Avicii didn’t go the route David Guetta went and has some randoms on the album. Each track brings something special and the album seems to be put together carefully – and just the way a work of art should be.
What I Didn’t Like: While his experimentation on debut single Wake Me Up and Hey Brother produces some incredible music that really has changed the face of music, he has tracks like Dear Boy which are pretty simple. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad song, it just means the listener is waiting for that shock factor which doesn’t arrive. Also, the album only has ten tracks so if you are a fan of Avicii, but the album off iTunes as it has two bonus tracks!
Best Track: Wake Me Up is amazeballs, obviously. New single You Make Me and Hey Brother are party starters as well.
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