Tiësto Albums Ranked

Tijs Michiel Verwest OON (born 17 January 1969), known professionally as Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda, North Brabant. He was named “the Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mix magazine in a poll voted by the fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the “best DJ of the last 20 years”. He is also regarded as the “Godfather of EDM” by many sources. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998; the two have worked together extensively since then. From 1998 to 2000, Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten under the name Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium’s “Silence” featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory, which gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004. Here are all of Tiësto albums ranked.

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9. Nyana (2003)

“This is one of the most satisfying offerings in Tiesto’s series. Songs are carefully chosen and mixed to build to big epic climaxes. Tiesto also keeps a dark moody vibe throughout much of the journey that’s very effective. The first 25 minutes of Disc 1 are almost entirely rhythm and beats. Vocals and melodies are used sparingly when they finally show up, but they become dramatic moments in the sound landscape when they appear. Great music for driving through the city at night. If you like Trance that’s heavy on rhythm, sound textures, and ambience, you’ll love this album.”

DJ Tiesto - Nyana [Vinyl] - Amazon.com Music

8. A Town Called Paradise (2014)

“Tiesto continues to amaze me. I keep expecting to start getting tired of his music. This album shoes off his flexibility as an artist. He mixes several forms of POP and Dance music on this album to give you a well rounded exciting listening experience. This album makes me see why this man has a cult following of thousands of fans. Please I beg you, if you are looking for an album worth the price, this one is it.”

Tiësto - A Town Called Paradise - TiëstoBlog

7. Kaleidoscope (2009)

“This album is the official start of the new Tiesto style. However, like I mentioned in my review of the remix album it was a steady musical progression. It took me three listens to really enjoy it, but now I’m sold on it. It’s an enjoyable piece of work, a collaborative effort with the artists involved.”

Tiësto - Kaleidoscope

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6. In My Memory (2001)

“This disc duo is definitely worth any trance-guru’s money. Featuring 10 outstanding remixes on disc two, this is much better than the original “In My Memory”. Dj Tiesto is one of the best Dj’s out there, so if you truly want trance – run out and buy this now!”

bol.com | Tiesto - In My Memory, Tiësto | Muziek

5. Just Be (2004)

“This album starts strong with a gorgeous overture and never lets up. Lots of vocals on this one, including a really cool collaboration with BT in Love Comes Again. I really love the collaboration with Aqualung as well on UR, very downbeat and then really kicks up at the end. A bit of Massive Attack influence here. The instrumental tracks typically stay in Tiesto’s core trance/hard house mode, but there are lots of hooks throughout that keep it interesting. I think some of this could even do well on pop radio.”

Tiësto – Just Be (2004, CD) - Discogs

4. Elements Of Life (2007)

“While not overly familiar with his first artist album, In My Memory, the ensuing three long players have proven that Tiesto (as he is known, by the way, when he doesn’t MIX an album), has a grasp of what’s saturating the current market at the time of each release. Tiesto is no tedious American trance DJ who settles on hard grooves but utilizes the eclectic vibes of European DJs to provide a rich and rewarding listening and dancing experience.”

bol.com | Elements Of Life, Tiësto | CD (album) | Muziek

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3. In Search Of Sunrise 5: Los Angeles (2006)

“I have listened to this set on and on for months. I know every song by heart. I can hear the next song coming on in the undertones of the first one. I haven’t found another mix that comes close. With Tiesto– and those who know him will know– his mixes, you have to listen to them two or three times before they GRAB you. And then you get to a place and you park your car but you don’t want to get out because THAT track is still playing… and people are outside waiting for you, banging their fists on the windows, kicking the tires, calling you on the cell phone… Good thing that when you do finally turn the radio off and stand up from the car, it’s sunny outside and beautiful.”

Tiësto* - In Search Of Sunrise 5 - Los Angeles | Discogs

2. In Search Of Sunrise 6: Ibiza (2007)

“Really fantastic how deeply you are touched by this music! It is relaxed beautiful music and you can only chill to it. To be honest, I only have cd2 on my Ipod myself and although I have probably played it more than a hundred times by now, the music continues to resonate to your heart. I now also want to have cd1 and that’s why I’m looking here but here a tip from me: BUY, Really fantastic how deeply you are moved by this music! It is relaxed beautiful music and you can only chill to it. To be honest, I only have cd2 on my Ipod myself and although I have probably played it more than a hundred times by now, the music continues to resonate to your heart. I now also want to have cd1 and that is why I am looking here but here a tip from me: BUY, BUY, BUY.”

Various Artists : In Search of Sunrise - Ibiza: Mixed By DJ Tiesto - Volume  6 8715197021029 | eBay

1. Parade Of The Athletes (2004)

“As most of the music in this genre, it does present as value for money. The track are of a good length and the duration is usually one hour. Additionally, the music is non-distracting and is great for background fill. Also, while working, driving, exercising, sleeping or just as sound track to the day. Lastly, this particular title: “Parade of the Athletes” does Illustrate a sense of abstractness, progression, enormity and movement.”

Tiësto – Parade Of The Athletes (2004, CD) - Discogs