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Article posted: 9/27/2013 6:00 AM

Avicii fuses electronic music, country on debut

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Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ-producer Avicii released his debut album, "True," last week. The album features the international hit "Wake Me Up" and collaborations with Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers and Aloe Blacc.

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When Avicii debuted his electronic-country fusion at the Ultra Music Festival in March, he was met with criticism. Months later, he said the controversy helped him. "People's expectations were just lowered so much. Country and house? This has got to be a joke," the DJ-producer said in a recent interview. "Once you get over the fact that it's country and house, just listen to it as music, a lot of people realized it's pretty good." "Wake Me Up" is Avicii's proof.
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    • Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ-producer Avicii released his debut album, “True,” last week. The album features the international hit “Wake Me Up” and collaborations with Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers and Aloe Blacc.
    • “True” by Avicii
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