David Guetta – ‘Listen’

The EDM producer mixes reggae and folk on hit and miss new album

Of all the EDM producers making hooks for sweat-stinking high street clubs, David Guetta has arguably the best tunes. He’s used them to lure Nicki Minaj, The Script, John Legend and Emeli Sandé onto this sixth album, which has already had the chart chewing its cheek out to ‘Shot Me Down’ and the gurning Morricone of ‘Lovers On The Sun’. ‘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. ‘No Money No Love’ is the sound of reggae being happy-slapped, ‘Lift Me Up’ recruits Ladysmith Black Mambazo to help deface afrobeat and ‘I’ll Keep Loving You’ is the folk/rave crossover that no-one wanted or deserved.

Details

Record label: Parlophone
Release date: 08 Dec, 2014