Armin van Buuren ‎– Mirage

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This album ℗ & © 2010 Armin Audio B.V. under exclusive license to Armada Music B.V.

Mastering by www.thelodge.com

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  • Barcode: 8717306965330
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout: Compact Disc(Logo) docdata media ARMA 263
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3614

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARDI2449 Armin van Buuren Mirage - Deluxe Edition(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Armada Digital ARDI2449 Netherlands 2011
UL 2424-2 Armin van Buuren Mirage(CD, Album) Ultra Records UL 2424-2 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
ARDI1780 Armin van Buuren Mirage (Extended Versions)(10xFile, WAV) Armada Digital ARDI1780 Netherlands 2010
ARDI1780 Armin van Buuren Mirage (Extended Versions)(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Armada Digital ARDI1780 Netherlands 2010
ARDI1749 Armin van Buuren Mirage(16xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Armada Digital ARDI1749 Netherlands 2010

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Cardia1

Cardia1

June 8, 2013

Another good Album by AVB. This is release includes a nice selection of musics that will take you to the future, "Mirage" is a perfect soundtrack for a Sci-fi story, and i love listen to this Album while reading Sci-fi books, also most of the musics are strong enough to make you dance.this Album results in a fine release despite some tracks such as "Feels so good", "Drowing" that sound comercial and corrupts some of the coherence in this Album. And as usual i never enjoyed much the use of guitar sounds that Armin adds to his style, guitars and electronic music were never in my opinion a good match, neverthless i love Armin Van Buuren productions.
HinataSoul

HinataSoul

April 4, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Armin returns to his trance roots, and brings progressive trance back into the mainstream with this album. Unfortunately, the "mainstream" doesn't quite have the patience progressive trance requires, so the tracks ended up compromising between progression and pop and came out a little awry. There are some gems, I personally love 2 (Mirage), 3 (The Light Between Us), 6 (Full Focus), 7 (Take a Moment), and 13 (Those Silent Hearts). The rest of the tunes are kind of growing on me, only slowly. But that is the nature of progressive trance... it grows. Its just unfortunate that the trancescape some songs create gets ruined by the poppiness. 4/5
youseif

youseif

November 12, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

How long will it take for people until they know armin is not making his tracks himself ?
I will talk now about the album as if it's a good album which certainly is not true (just carry on with me):
1.(imagine) had about 7 tracks that was co-produced with Benno of (Rank 1) which i think makes the world's no.1 looks like a lazy producer, but that wasn't enough. on (mirage) Benno co-produced all the album with armin... god!!!! what a sh** producer!! he seems not to be able to make anything himself.
2.On (imagine) armin collaborated with Roger shah and Sean tyas. on (mirage) he collaborated with Ferry corsten, josh gabriel. notice that names of collaborating producers are getting higher.
3.His brother is always out of picture though he's behind a great deal of music and melodies in armin's latest albums (seems armin is blackmailing him :D).
4.The number of vocalists on this album is higher than any i've seen in my life (about 9), not counting bonus tracks which are vocal!! like you it's a pop compilation.
I think you'll agree with me that at this level it shouldn't be called an artist album any more just an album really.

Now the review of the album :
1.(Mirage) is all about his brother's band. just an intro and an exactly similar outro by armin. good track nonetheless
2.(This Light Between Us), (Not Giving Up On Love) are good because of vocalists and their lyrics. also good music.
3.(Feels So Good), (Youtopia), (Drowning) and (Down To Love) are like a tracklist of commercial vocal tracks that represents the stupid and pop direction trance is heading to (thanks to armin). the album could do much better with these four removed.
4.(Virtual Friend) is a good vocal track with nice guitar.
4.I like (Coming Home) and (Orbion) though they look like his recent Gaia tracks with those female vocal but good and solid tracks.
5.But the most ridiculuos thing in the album is how armin couldn't have made two different basslines for (I Don’t Own You) and (Take A Moment) which are only distanced by one track. so he made them the same bassline with just a slight difference and it's very obvious and annoying when you hear the album. Plus, it's a very unconvenient bassline for (I Don’t Own You) which has the best melody of the album and indead of 2010. you 'll feel that armin ruined the melody completely and the track desperately needs a proper remix. but Josh Gabriel's track is good.
6.(These Silent Hearts) and (Minack) are my most dissapointments of this album. BT's vocal is nice but no good music and Ferry Corsten's track is just nonsence music.
7.(Full Focus) is just an average track. couldn't figure out how it was a single (nothing to be excited about).

if you're looking for an artist album in 2010, i recommend (Gareth Emery - Northern Lights) which is my album of the year. Not all of it is trancey the way we knew it before but compared to mirage it's hardcore :D, and it's all done by Gareth Emery himself with only 2 collaborations. Instrumentals are more than vocals. He also used 3 unknown vocalists to trance scene which is something exciting.

But as for armin's album: the result is that i can't wait for his upcoming album :D (which i reckon will be worse than what is already not good).
josteih

josteih

September 28, 2010

The perhaps biggest name in trance over the last couple of years, Armin van Buuren, has unfortunatly done it again. He has made another poor artist album.

There is nothing new or exciting about this album. It has no red line, and it just doesn't feel like an album. It's more like a badly put together compilation of mediocre tracks. It's as if he has first made several individual club tracks, then just shortened them or made them fade out, instead of trying to make the tracks fit together as a whole, like a proper artist album.

But of course, the album will sell good because Armin is such a big star in the trance scene.