2016: The Year in Charts

No Silence

Five years ago, Germany's ATB (aka AndrÉ Tanneberger) released its first album, "Movin' Melodies," which spawned such crossover hits as "9PM (Til I Come)" and "Killer 2000."

Five years ago, Germany's ATB (aka André Tanneberger) released its first album, "Movin' Melodies," which spawned such crossover hits as "9PM (Til I Come)" and "Killer 2000." Since then, ATB has been on a serious musical mission to bring club music into the pop realm and melodic pop sensibilities into trance-hued sonic landscapes. With this fifth studio album from ATB, the mission is nearly accomplished. A savvy mix of uptempo and downtempo songs, "No Silence" is home to a range of emotions—from joy to pain—that are primed for dancefloors and radio airwaves. Adding to the emotional drama are guest vocalists, which include Tiff Lacey ("Ecstasy"), Madelin Zero ("Collides With Beauty") and longtime ATB collaborator Roberta Carter Harrison ("After the Flame"). Such "Silence" demands your immediate attention.—MP