“Animals” by Martin Garrix

This attempt to combine modern club music with minimalist technique is…misguided, to say the least. Granted, Minimalist Techno has a respectable legacy, having produced some fascinating artists like Ricardo Villalobos, but it is a genre that relies on subtlety and sophistication for its appeal, and does not lend itself to being watered down into a pop-friendly form. This incredibly repetitive brainslug of an instrumental gets tedious within the first few seconds, and becomes downright intolerable by end of its five minute running time.

Verdict: Bad.

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