15 Songs, 2 Hours 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

UK trance maestros Above & Beyond present a paradox: Their DJ selections are as powerful as bullet trains, but they're also as soft as dandelion tufts. There's little time to puzzle over such matters on the captivating fourth installment of their annual mix series. While the hard-charging rhythms sweep you off your feet, angelic vocals, sparkling synths, deep-house atmospheres, and even the occasional echo of New Order fuel an endless journey into daydreams.

EDITORS’ NOTES

UK trance maestros Above & Beyond present a paradox: Their DJ selections are as powerful as bullet trains, but they're also as soft as dandelion tufts. There's little time to puzzle over such matters on the captivating fourth installment of their annual mix series. While the hard-charging rhythms sweep you off your feet, angelic vocals, sparkling synths, deep-house atmospheres, and even the occasional echo of New Order fuel an endless journey into daydreams.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

PHAROAH ,

Anjunabeats is INCREDIBLE.....

I have definitely got to go out on that really small limb that is "writing a music review" and say that this album is probably the best compilation dance/trance album that I've ever downloaded. The songs are a mixture of sweet lyrics and hypnotic sounds that can simply take your mind to another world entirely. As one person stated in their review previously, all of the songs won't fit on your standard 80 min CD. But what I did was burn the first 14 songs onto 1 cd and then I burned the last song, the continuous album mix, onto an 80 min CD by itself and viola! I have a nice little mixture of the individual songs on one CD and the continuous mix on another. I heard about this album on MySpace while checking out the page for Above and Beyond. It's unbelievable how incredible it is. Do yourself a favor and add it to your collection immdiately!

Chompa ,

Good, except...

I really liked this album. My only issue wasn't one with the music itself, which is amazing, but more one of personal taste--I tend to like vocal trance, and this CD is for the most part pure music. That's the only reason I didn't give the album five stars. And, as I said, it's more a personal taste thing, so if you like smoother trance that flows seamlessly from "jumping" songs to "chilling" songs, definitely buy this CD.

Raven Lightholme ,

The best trance album out there at the moment

I have a few Above & Beyond songs and I love all of them, so I downloaded this album based on the glowing reviews and my faith in the group, and I was NOT let down. Every song on this album is fantastic--it's the kind of trance that absolutely captivates you while you're listening. It's simultaneously danceable and beautiful. I recommend buying the whole CD, but if you're just going to go for a few tracks, "Come Play Perfect," "5," "Ultarviolet," and "Amsterdam" are the best. I can't wait for the next release by Above & Beyond!

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