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A State of Trance 2005

Armin Van BuurenAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Armin van Buuren, born in Leiden, Holland on December 25, 1976, is one of the most popular DJ’s around: voted number one, three times by DJ Mag, has 30 million listeners to his radioshow, sold-out shows for Armin Only in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and worldwide gigs. His ‘76’, ‘Shivers’ and ‘Imagine’ artist albums are award-winning, his Armada Music label ... Read more in Amazon's Armin Van Buuren Store

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  • Audio CD (April 5, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ultra Records
  • ASIN: B0007PIE0G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Found You/ Interstate
2. Wasting/ Hidden Logic presents Luminary
3. First Time/ Markus Schulz
4. I Know You're Gone/ Max Graham feat. Jessica Jacobs
5. Space Guitar/ Mike Foyle presents Statica
6. In the End/ Ave Mea
7. Ocean Rain/ Elevation
8. Aerospace (Probspot mix)/ Locust
9. Shivers/ Armin van Buuren
10. Beyond Horizon/ EnMass
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Simply Blue/ Peter Martin presents Anthanasia
2. 808/ Nu Frequency
3. Halcyon/ Andy Moor
4. Why (Derek Howell Mix)/Ahmet Ertenu
5. Papel (Preach Remix)/ O.Lieb vs. Preach
6. Crackdown/ Remy
7. Arcadia/ Gabriel & Dresden
8. Twelve (Max Graham remix)/ Tilt
9. The Deep Show/ Matthew Dekay vs. Proluctors
10. Emotional Void/ Recluse
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Editorial Reviews

Holding firm at Number 3 in the prestigious public-voted DJ Top 100, he's making the transition from talented young upstart to leading light in the echelons of trance. Turbo. 2005.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CD 2 is where the music is at: progressive house.. November 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I just had to write a review after seeing other Amazon users give the second disc in this set such a bad reputation! I am very surprised to see other people writing things such as, "Disc 2 is simply in a whole other realm, delving into some sort of bad techno blitz that I can't even begin to tell you how bad and how NOT trancey this is" --- My goodness, that is far from the truth and as a matter of fact, there is no truth to that statement at all! Let me explain:

Armin Van Buuren is a European DJ who is quite unique. He has that traditional sense of love for pure trance music, but at the same time he has developed a form of respect to the most intense form of club music today - and that is progressive house! Most DJ's just can't get over trance music (no matter how washed up it has become) and others can't appreciate it (all the charm it brought over the years). Armin has intertwined both genre's of dance music into a 2-cd set, which is obviously focusing on trance with disc 1 and progressive house on disc 2. Personally, I found the blend of tracks on cd 2 far more intense and much better for burning the floors apart. But that's just me. The music on disc 2 is a perfect introduction to progressive house - a fusion of previous forms of trance and house - this is not considered "techno" nor "trance". That is like calling R&B music Rock 'N' Roll. They're not the same thing! And that's why so many people have such a hard time accepting progressive house - because it's pure, it's new, it's fresh, and it's unlike anything anyone has ever heard before! Yet, it still retains the vibes that trance music offered in its heyday.

A couple of points I should make: Armin has been appreciating progressive house for 2-3 years now (since it began to hit the headsets of DJ's in Europe).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How could you not enjoy this? September 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
How can you really go and say that the second disc is no good? Okay...before I get ahead of myself I'll start from the top.

First of all, the first disc is definitely Armin at his finest. He's doing all the things that all the Arminheads just LOVE. very vocal, melodic. Yes, a great trance CD. With disc 2, he changes his tone quite a bit. But no, I wouldn't say he is experimenting, I think he's branching out...and making a better sound.

Honestly, I don't know...maybe the people that review this poorly don't listen on a good soundsystem or just some bad speakers. If you put this CD in your car, you will probably jump out of your seat dancing. The second disc doesn't want you to lose your dancing feet. Fine, the beginning is sorta slow, but when you start getting into it, it goes from a slower...deeper kind of beat-oriented music to more of a dark type of dance. If I may say so, it has a very "new york" feel to the end of the CD. The simplicity of the beats and the very few added synths and vocals help give it just a pure plain dance feel.

This is 100% entertainment and will definitely make you dance. If you wanna stick to what you know, then yea, maybe disc 1 is the only thing you have to worry about. But I enjoy the second disc much more, being that I'm not a complete Arminhead. I've seen him before, and I'm seeing him again next weekend in NYC. He's amazing. Buy his CD, and you will be thrilled, I promise!

5 stars. Armin made a masterpiece!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tranceriffic! March 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Hands down, by far the best Trance CD I have ever heard. It takes off from the beginning and just doesn't let up. Especially on disc two. That's my favorite of the pair because of it mostly being instrumental music. Very little singing is features on disc two, and what little singing there is comes across mostly percussive and rhythmic. All except for one track which makes me pull my teeth out because it's so abjectly horrible. Said tract is "Ballerina" and I really wish he would've skipped over that one altogether. It sounds like a REALLY BAD Rufus Wainwright performance, and that's one artist I absolutely can NOT stand. Other than that one major snag, the entire CD pair is pretty much flawless. I'll definitely check out more of Amin's discs as a result of the good impression I got from this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shame that the import version is longer June 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is actually worth about four stars, but the American version (the one in question) loses a star due to one simple factor: It is missing seven tracks! While this is already a seminal trance compilation, the tracks that were cut off at the end of each disk were probably some of the more aggressive and fast paced trance songs. Especially songs such as Marcos' "Cosmic String" (which is btw the longest version of Cosmic String that can probably be found on CD, save the not as good remixed version on Trance nation 20), Hammer & Bennet's Language and Liquid Overdose's Ancient Space. Therefore, for the lack of these stellar trance tracks, this version of ASOT2005 just will not cut it in the end. Still though, it does have some good stuff, but fans of harder, more edgy trance will probably not be too pleased with it.

It does have some of the more creative (albeit major trance artists) such as (but not limited too) Tilt, Peter Martin, Adam White, Kyau vs. Albert, and Markus Schulz on it. And each of them bring some really good stuff to the table (especially Markus Schulz and Hidden Logic, who mix in so well with Interstate's "Found You"; It sounds almost like one complete song!) Some regular trance/techno aficionados may be a little disappointed though with the selection of some slightly dated tracks (I.E. Adam White's Ballerina, which has been around for a while already.) Still though, the way the album flows together is rather good... so Armin at least shows that he is mixing them rather well.

Overall, it is probably one of the biggest dance releases of 2005... Still, one should probably go out of the way to find the foreign version of this rather than go with the American version. The extra tracks just make it much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars state of trance 2005
Bought this for my son. He loved it. Have bought the other state of trance cds. I have 3 more state of trance cds on ny wish list. Evertthing I buy from is great. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by oneZoe
3.0 out of 5 stars Great first disc, VERY mediocre second disc
I have pretty mixed feelings on this album. The first disc is really great, I'm not a huge fan of SOME of the vocals it has, but overall it flows really well and has some great... Read more
Published on October 29, 2011 by K. Bradford
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best ASOT. *period*
Note - this review is done by someone who enjoys the housier side of 4/4 music (but had his roots tainted with Trance forever)

I still listen to this album from time to... Read more
Published on February 18, 2009 by t3chn012
5.0 out of 5 stars What it sounds Like and What it has to offer (i'm tellin u, it's good)
Tons of female vocal tracks and samples, more dancable and "pop" than 04 i guess but pop just gets more listeners doesn't it? Armin's signature style(mellow). Read more
Published on March 31, 2007 by Gen Hong Liu
5.0 out of 5 stars Rave on!
I loved this compilation. This is an awesome introduction to Armin's work to me! I will definitely be getting more from him in the future. Read more
Published on February 20, 2007 by D. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars ZRODN
Simply Awesome cd 1 light song 9, 11, and 13 i will go hunt for those 12 inch versions im impressed to say the least and speechless i will now take the vocals blarred by those... Read more
Published on January 21, 2007 by Zrodn
3.0 out of 5 stars Same trance all over and over
I liked it but it did not go to my favorites.

I love diferente stiles of music, the variation in stiles, beats but this did not did it for me.
Published on January 4, 2007 by JoePinto
4.0 out of 5 stars STOP! STOP!! STOP!!!
This is the tracklisting for Armin's "State of Trance 2005" not the State of Trance Yearmix! So either the photo needs to be changed to the proper one, or the tracklist needs to... Read more
Published on September 11, 2006 by D. Close
4.0 out of 5 stars A massive undertaking of a year's worth of trance.
Armin must have had either a field day, carving up all these great tunes from the past year, or a nightmare having to get through them all. Read more
Published on May 25, 2006 by Doctor Trance
4.0 out of 5 stars Acquired Taste
The 2 disc set contains some trance which I would consider an acquired taste. By this I mean, you may like it, and you may not. Read more
Published on March 8, 2006 by Shifty
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