Review : David Guetta - One Love
BillboardA manifesto for the synthesis of dance and hip-hop, French DJ David Guetta's new album "One Love" turns out top 40-friendly songs while remaining true to dance club culture. With its impressive list of collaborators-including Will.i.am, Estelle, Akon, Ne-Yo, Kid Cudi and Kelly Rowland-"One Love" effortlessly integrates catchy dance beats with expressive vocals. Guetta infuses each artist's personal style with complementary and enthusiastic club beats, whether it's the soulful sound of Rowland on "It's the Way You Love Me" or the playful rumble of Will.i.am on "I Wanna Go Crazy." The new set finds Guetta appealing to a wider audience with "One Love," which sets it apart from his past, club-heavy European releases. A good example of the album's potential crossover appeal is the keyboard-driven first single, "When Love Takes Over," which also features Rowland. The track is Guetta's highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 entry and has topped the Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Airplay charts. --Ginger Clements...full text
LatimesblogsThough he's logged plenty of time on European pop charts over the last few years, French electro-house maven David Guetta hasn't really established an American fan base beyond the confines of the club. That could change this year: Two advance singles from "One Love," Guetta's fourth studio album, already have broken onto Billboard's Hot 100, while "I Gotta Feeling," the Black Eyed Peas track he produced, just scored its eighth consecutive week atop that tally.
"One Love" certainly comes stocked with a roster ripe for a mainstream crossover: Akon, Ne-Yo, Kid Cudi and Kelly Rowland all turn in guest appearances, as do will.i.am and apl.de.ap of the Peas; they return Guetta's favor in "On the Dancefloor," a pulsating disco-rap jam replete with space-station keyboard squiggles. Estelle crops up too, in a dramatic title track that recalls the early-'90s work of Deee-Lite....full text
EWDepending on your taste, you can thank or blame producer Guetta for the Black Eyed Peas' ''I Gotta Feeling.'' If you're in the latter camp, skip his new album, One Love, which offers a redundant remix of that tune along with high-gloss grooves featuring Akon, Ne-Yo, and others. Most memorable is ''When Love Takes Over,'' wherein Coldplay's ''Clocks'' is reborn as a showstopper starring Kelly Rowland. B...full text
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