First things first, i've got to admit im a massive Above & Beyond fan and have been for a number of years. Therefore this may be written from a slightly biased view.
Firstly a little about Above & Beyond for those not so familiar. There an English trance music group formed in 2000 and consists of the members Jono Grant, Tony McGuiness and Paavo Siljamaki. They also own there own record label AnjunaBeats with a number of well known DJ and artist operating under this label.
Now to the new Album 'Group Therapy'. The new album (released summer 2011) was purchased pretty much at time of release and has been played repetitively in the gym ,car and just about anywhere else i can play it. I purchased the album online for £8.99 and believe the album is now widely available from almost all decent music stores both online and on the highstreet. HMV and Itunes definitely stock this.
The album is a decent blend of both euphoric club rocking tunes and more mellow chilled out vocal trance songs. Vocalists Richard Bedford and Zoe Johnston provide the voices for the large part of this album which consists 15 songs. On the album, songs such as Sun & Moon, A Thing Called Love, Prelude and You Got to Go definately look set to rock dancefloors around the world. There are far more chilled tracks on this CD as well such as On my Way to heaven, Every Little Beat and Sweatest Heart.
This album is pretty much what you'd expect from DJ Dance / Trance music superstars, full of fantastic songs with a bit of variation without pushing boundaries to far. I'd definately recommend this album to anyone familiar with the record label anjunabeats and those looking for an uplifting album that can generally be played anywhere anytime.
As for the bad points, i couldnt help but feel the album lacks one big tune. Maybe towards the end of the album there could've been a big euphoric release. I guess i'm knit picking but i felt there could've been slightly more experimental.
Definately a thumbs up from me. Here the link to their site which gives a preview of the tracks etc.