Giorgio Moroder - Déjà Vu
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2015 Ratings: #906 / 915
User Score
Based on 57 ratings
2015 Ratings: #407
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June 16, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Billboard

Moroder is perfectly capable of crafting delicious dance beats sans tricks or gimmicks. Deja-Vu is at its best when it sounds like a victory lap, not a labored attempt to keep up.

67
A.V. Club

That contemporary approach to Déjà Vu’s sound keeps the album from being as fun as it should be.

65
Under The Radar
Overall ... the record's a welcome return from one of dance music's innovators.
60
The Guardian

For every decent chorus, there is a moment where Moroder falls victim to his own vast influence, and the likes of "Don’t Let Go" and "Tempted" feel like generic chart pop you’ve heard before – probably not the kind of deja vu he was after.

60
Exclaim!
The huge and busy production makes the album feel less effortless than his early work, and more calculated.
60
AllMusic

Despite its unevenness, at its best Déjà-Vu is an entertaining return from a dance music legend looking to translate his style into something that isn't overly familiar.

60
musicOMH

Where Moroder’s studio magic, revealed in his productions of Summer, Blondie and David Bowie, was notable for its imaginative and forward thinking rhythms and use of new electronic studio technology, he sounds here like a parody, an artist falling under his own influence.

60
Spin

Tacking Big Pop Names onto every song for the sake of it ... just makes Déjà Vu sound disjointed and more like a Pure Disco compilation than a cohesive album.

60
PopMatters

Regardless of the overall quality, it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to dance. And in that, Déjà Vu succeeds.

50
The Line of Best Fit

After a few repeated plays you may find the odd track or two that stand out from the rest, but there’s little you’ll love to love here.

50
Slant Magazine

The music may bear his knob-twiddler-behind-the-curtain imprimatur, but the pose he strikes rips a page right out of the Calvin Harris/David Guetta/Steve Aoki playbook.

36
Resident Advisor
The album is an undercooked attempt at pop and EDM crossover that feels like the result of one too many major label board meetings. Moroder's name feels more like a brand sponsorship than anything else.
35
The 405

Déjà Vu is an album that never needed to happen and never should have happened.

33
Consequence of Sound

Déjà Vu sounds like the radio or the first Spotify playlist that pops up on your home screen at 9 p.m. on a Saturday.

25
Pitchfork

Déjà Vu boasts a pantheon of pop goddesses, but Moroder only gives them bland boutique hotel electronic music to work with.

jatedisse
39
My name is Giovanni Giorgio but everybody calls me David Guetta?
the13thbeach
80
Y'all are haters. This album is full of BOPS.
tha138
37
While he's trying to catch up with the latest, dancing trends, it seems that he has taken the wrong turn.
PMM
63
4 U with Love 6.6
Déja Vu 7.1
Diamonds 8.7
Don't Let Go 6.5
Right Here, Right Now 6.8
Tempted 6.3
74 Is the New 24 5.8
Tom's Diner 7.4
Wildstar 6.7
Back and Forth 6.4
I Do This for You 5.6
La Disco 6.3
Magnificent 4.6
City Lights 5.3
Timeless 4.8
68
1. 4 U with Love 55
2. Déjà Vu 50
3. Diamonds 70
4. Don't Let Go 75
5. Right Here, Right Now 60
6. Tempted 60
7. 74 Is the New 24 60
8. Tom's Diner 80
9. Wildstar 70
10. Back and Forth 70
11. I Do This for You 80
12. La Disco 90
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Track List

  1. 4 U With Love
  2. Déjà vu [feat. Sia]
  3. Diamonds [feat. Charli XCX]
  4. Don't Let Go [feat. Mikky Ekko]
  5. Right Here, Right Now [feat. Kylie Minogue]
  6. Tempted [feat. Matthew Koma]
  7. 74 Is the New 24
  8. Tom's Diner [feat. Britney Spears]
  9. Wildstar [feat. Foxes]
  10. Back and Forth [feat. Kelis]
  11. I Do This for You [feat. Marlene ∞]
  12. La Disco
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Added on: April 16, 2015