Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor (2009)
Allll riighty! time for review #2, this oen will be more reasonable in length as I'm not doing an entire recording session, just an 11 track album. speaking of which;
01. Evacuate The Dancefloor
02. Hold On
03. Everytime I Hear Your Name
04. Ready Or Not
06. Hold You Hands Up
09. Why You Had To Leave
10. What About Me
11. Draw the LINE (Candlelight Mix)
As per usual Cascada albums, very dancy, and all kinda similar in sound, but I will say, this album actually makes an effort to differentiate the tracks from one another, so props for the effort put forth!
"Evacuate the Dancefloor", the first single and title track is the best way to start this album, it is a hot dance track with a killer hook and a generally feel-good song. I don't think there is anything you can really hate about it, unless you are a Cascada purist and aren't open to a new style, that only really appears on this track and another.
then tracks "Everytime I Hear Your Name", and "Ready or Not" are a welcomed return to their previous sound, which will make fans of the previous two albums very happy. All three are fun, not overly special, but not terrible.
"Hold your Hands Up", "What About Me", and "Hold On" are on the hand are hella-lame. they offer nothing and are really clear filler songs to make a full album over an EP, which may have been better.
"Fever", "Breathless", "Why You Had To Leave", and "Dangerous" are the songs on the album that make me happy because they show Cascada is capable of something else. Don't get me wrong, they are still dance songs, but they all have a very different sound that was missing from previous albums Every Time We Touch and Perfect Day. "Breathless" does have a very Katy Perry "Waking Up In Vegas" sound to it, just as "Why You Had To Leave" has a faint trace of Mel C's "I Turn To You", but still have their own spin to them so they are original, but familiar sounding, in a good way.
The final track "Draw the LINE (Yanou's Candlelight Mix)" is a beautiful ballad, which is how Cascada usually ends their albums. It shows lead singer Natalie's true vocal talent, which doesn't always come across with the heavy dance beats. An excellent way to end the album.
Overall, the album is fairly solid. it won't be remembered in 10 years, but it is enjoyable and fans of the genre and of Cascada themselves will be pleased. The individual tracks on this one are fairly decent, but the album is better to listen to as a whole.
Evacuate The Dancefloor
Draw the LINE (Yanou's Candleight Mix)