10 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 2004, Tiësto's sophomore album came right as the wave of superstar DJs began to crest. He was awarded a Dutch royal order, toured Europe’s finest clubs in a decadent sweep chronicled on film, and became the first DJ to perform at the Olympic Games (“Adagio for Strings,” a trance reimagining of the Samuel Barber classic written for the opening ceremonies, blended classical with the ultramodern and was a hit worldwide). For the first time in a quarter century, an instrumental (the high-octane “Traffic”) dominated Top 40 radio in his home country. As a whole, the album captured the velocity of that era’s burgeoning club culture while foreshadowing dance music’s imminent takeover.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 2004, Tiësto's sophomore album came right as the wave of superstar DJs began to crest. He was awarded a Dutch royal order, toured Europe’s finest clubs in a decadent sweep chronicled on film, and became the first DJ to perform at the Olympic Games (“Adagio for Strings,” a trance reimagining of the Samuel Barber classic written for the opening ceremonies, blended classical with the ultramodern and was a hit worldwide). For the first time in a quarter century, an instrumental (the high-octane “Traffic”) dominated Top 40 radio in his home country. As a whole, the album captured the velocity of that era’s burgeoning club culture while foreshadowing dance music’s imminent takeover.

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