Imagine my surprise when I open my e-mail and find that someone had sent me the new David Guetta album, Nothing But the Beat. It’s an even better moment when your sister tells you she bought it the day before. I mean, I would have bought the album eventually because you can’t skip out on David Guetta. I’d love to upload the entire album to Soundcloud and post it here for your listening pleasures, but unfortunately, I like my “job” a little too much to jeopardize it for all of you (not that I don’t love my readers).
Starting with the most obvious, “Where Them Girls At.” Yes, for those of you who apparently don’t speak English, it is “them” and not “dem” in the song title. If you haven’t heard this song, I’m not quite sure what bubble you live in because it was one of the most overplayed radio songs at the beginning of Summer 2011… later it was replaced by, what my sister recognizes at my favorite song ever (please sense my sarcasm), Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything.” Most similar to “Where Them Girls At” on Nothing But the Beat is “Turn Me On” featuring Nicki Minaj, which features that same addicting beat that no matter how much you don’t like Nicki Minaj, you have to listen to it because you can’t stop dancing. On the plus side, it also sounds nothing like Nicki Minaj; in fact, I’m still not convinced it actually is her.
Now if you’re anything like my sister’s boyfriend, you won’t like the song “Titanium” featuring Sia; however, if you’re like me (which you probably are since something we have in common brought you to my blog), you’ll love Sia’s vocals and David Guetta’s drop one minute and fifteen seconds into the song. Sia deserves a little more credit for this because her voice is actually really unique. In addition, the lyrics are simple enough to sing along.
“Little Bad Girl” featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris is another really popular song recently. Or, maybe it’s just really popular to me because it’s already been played on my computer 36 times and I’ve only had the album since September 1st. Seriously though, it did make its way into the iTunes top 10, which really means nothing more than a lot of people actually paid for the song (I know the concept of paying for music may seem to foreign to some of you). Anyways, “Little Bad Girl” is definitely a club song because if you take out the vocals, it’s still a catchy song. Taio Cruz and Ludacris just add a new effect to Guetta’s beats with their simplistic repeating of “Go little bad girl.”
It’s hard to find one, but I am going to review a not-so-popular song from <i>Nothing But the Beat</i>: “Nothing Really Matters” featuring Will.I.Am. I’m considering this one less popular because it hasn’t made its way onto the radio yet. The title track, “Nothing Really Matters” is a little different from the rest. Eventually, it makes its way up to that dancing beat, but it starts off slower and actually has the ability to speak to its listeners. If you take the time to listen to the lyrics, “nothing really matters in the club but the beat,” you will understand what I mean.
Now, this is already the longest review I’ve written in a while, so I’m not continuing. However, I do urge you to listen to the other songs on the album including “Sweat” with Snoop Dogg, “Night of Your Life” featuring Jennifer Hudson (seriously, listen to that one), and “Crank It Up” featuring Akon (mostly the beat because Akon’s vocals suck).
Overall, I think I’ve been underestimating the true talent of David Guetta. He might actually just be one of the best mainstream producers of my time. Buy or download (I’m not enforcing legal downloads, but I should probably encourage it…) Nothing But the Beat