Huge Disappointment to a Long-Time Fan
This compilation was a boring mish-mash of mixes that someone as talented as Mr. van Buuren could have put together with his eyes closed. Nothing really catchy or original, including vocals. I have purchased most all "State of Trance" mixes for over a decade and this is by far the worst. Hopefully a one-time mistake.
The Bad State of Trance
By DJ Genesis John
This isn't real trance, its just sounds like commercial dance tracks you would hear on the radio. There is way to much dance music now adays the everybody want to throw the trance label on too. Why because it's appears to be some kinda name brand that must be good.
This isn't trance music, is commercial dance music with a few trance elements throw in. I'm glad in away. Real trance music was alway a underground dance music scene, and real trance is still out there, you just have to look harder to find. True fans of trance will know what I mean
By Ice Trancer
Trance that makes you dance. Cool collection of tracks.
Thank you for great songs and best wishes from Saudi Arabia
Armin, you are the King of trance but more importantly, (from the little I know of you from your public engagements) you are an exemplary member of our troubled species... keep doing what you do the way you do it.
My two cents
By Chili us
I've been listening to Trance for a very long time, and I must say I was extremely dis-pleased with this ASOT.
It sounded very poppy to me, a lot of the bass lines on the drops were horrible, there was maybe two tracks I've actually liked on the entire mix-album.
I firmly believe Armin Van Buuren should just produce his own original album.
Feels like I'm back at Roxy/Tunnel/Sound Factory again!
By My name's Jeff
Love the new Rising Star track and I can't wait for the new Gaia tracks
After Buying the Album
My Top 5 In The Album:
1) Rising Star feat Betsie Larkin - Safe Inside You
2) Andrew Rayel - Find Your Harmony (Driftmoon Stellar Remix)
3) Gaia - In Principio
4) Craig Connelly and Dan Thompson - Welcome to Earth
5) Adam Szabo & Willem de Roo - Looking Back
Safe Inside You is a great rendition of the old Rising Star tracks which I love and miss deeply
Find Your Harmony (Driftmoon Stellar Remix) is an amazing epic song with awesome synths as well. I highly recommend buying just this song if you don't want to buy the entire album
In Principio is one pf the new Gaia tracks and it is nothing short of amazing
Welcome to Earth is another epic song with the Dan Thompson synth style
Last but not least Looking Back is another chill track by Adam Szabo and Willem de Roo. They also made the track Medusa on last year's album
Only the Best!
Again, Armin puts together an amazing sound of melodies for the trance lover. For all the haters saying its to commercial or not even trance, shut up! I'm pretty sure Armin knows what he's doing when it comes to trance. He's making millions and is the highest trance DJ on the top 100 coming in 3rd, which he always should be 1. No one comes close to his God given talent. Haters, keep complaining while he keeps making millions living his dream and touching hearts of people around the nations while you can only download music from iTunes and complain about music.
Great Uplifting Album
Armin did a great job like always.