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CD: David Guetta - Nothing but the Beat | reviews, news & interviews

CD: David Guetta - Nothing but the Beat

CD: David Guetta - Nothing but the Beat

The most popular music in the world today - deservedly?

Or rather, given tracks are mainly fine in themselves. They're craftsmanlike generic pop-dance tunes, full of vim, certainly not objectionable at all as pop radio fodder, with rap verses by some serious talents: Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg (although many are ruined by droning autotuned vocals by Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Akon, Will.I.Am... or Snoop Dogg). The straighter vocal tunes with Minaj and Jennifer Hudson are even fun – not a patch on Guetta's previous hit “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland, but fun. Cumulatively, though (and there are 22 TRACKS of this nonsense!), it's like injecting fizzy energy drinks mixed with meths into your eyeballs. While electrocuting yourself. Over and over again. The lowest common denominator just got lower.

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