41 Songs, 4 Hours 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since 2004, Armin Van Buuren has surveyed the best in heavenly melodies and driving kicks with his A State of Trance compilations. Containing 39 tracks, this mix glows with the neon heat of Ibiza sunsets, starting with breathtaking vocal groovers by Denis Kenzo and the ecstatic pulse of Rodg's "High on Life" before segueing into harder, EDM-influenced cuts like Super8 & Tab's saw-toothed "Mega" and Andrew Rayel's biblically epic "Epiphany." Tiësto and Ferry Corsten may prefer poppier realms, but Armin pays homage to trance's roots, favoring hypnotic instrumentals and ethereal states.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since 2004, Armin Van Buuren has surveyed the best in heavenly melodies and driving kicks with his A State of Trance compilations. Containing 39 tracks, this mix glows with the neon heat of Ibiza sunsets, starting with breathtaking vocal groovers by Denis Kenzo and the ecstatic pulse of Rodg's "High on Life" before segueing into harder, EDM-influenced cuts like Super8 & Tab's saw-toothed "Mega" and Andrew Rayel's biblically epic "Epiphany." Tiësto and Ferry Corsten may prefer poppier realms, but Armin pays homage to trance's roots, favoring hypnotic instrumentals and ethereal states.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

bob_31415926 ,

ASOT 2016

I've read the international reviews and I agree, this album should be placed in a different musical catagory; this is not a trance, but a nice progressive house. I'll stick with ASOT's older mixes; I need something with a more pervasive beat. Keep it up, Armin. We still love you.

TranceNinjax ,

Not trance

Half of this album is not trance music. It is a blended facade of mixed genres to create that "big room progressive house" drop that producers are obsessed with at the moment. Trance is not supposed to sound like Dimitri Vegas and like mike or Swedish house mafia. It's supposed to sound like the golden days, the energy, melody, powerful bass lines and upbeat tempos. You want to make trance then make it, armin knows the difference yet he chooses to make "main stage" music to appeal to the American fans.

kman3199 ,

kman

Dissapointed with this effort, Armin must have been busy with is personal album and not given this album the attention is deserves. This is the worst one in several years. Only good song is Sunshine blue, other than that just a bunch of songs thrown together. Garbage if you ask me. Can i get my money back??

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