David Guetta: Listen

French super-DJ pulls together a ridiculously shiny all-star party

David Guetta Credit: Cooper Neill/WireImage

For David Guetta's sixth album, the Parisian pop-house producer lightens up on the hip-hop and veers toward a highly Grammy-friendly roster of guests including Sia, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Tedder and, on the Coldplay-at-the-rave title cut, John Legend. The songwriting remains basic, as always, and vocalist Sam Martin blandly belts "Lovers on the Sun" and the club hit "Dangerous." But the album sounds consistently great, achieving 3D spatiality that works for earbuds and stadiums alike. Sometimes the songwriting even catches up, as on "Lift Me Up," which teams Nord-poppers Nico and Vinz with Ladysmith Black Mambazo – and, of course, a big synth drop.