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Moon Safari

Air

1998

Moon Safari

Album Summary

Moon Safari is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Air, released on 16 January 1998 by Source and Virgin Records. Moon Safari was re-released on 14 April 2008 to mark the album's 10th anniversary, including a bound book, a DVD documentary about the duo, and a bonus CD with live performances and remixes. Moon Safari was acclaimed by critics. It is credited with setting the stage for the budding downtempo music style. By February 2012, it had sold 386,000 copies in the United States.

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Rating

3.53

Votes

5584

Genres

  • Pop
  • Electronica
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Thu May 13 2021
3

This record shows in some cases a similar style to Daft Punk, but with fewer extremely annoying "experimental" sirenes and blaring synthesizers that make you want to pierce your eardrums with a toothpick. However, some songs do depend too much on generic elevator/video-game menu music vibes, or take a little bit too long to become exciting. Songs that are worth being added to my collection, are Voyage, Ce matin-la, Femme d'argent, Kelly and All I Need. I feel that each of these songs adds something new to the experience, different instrumentals, different tempo but the same funky and relaxing atmosphere. With me liking exactly 50 percent of the album, I feel it deserves an overall score of 6/10.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
2

Oh, it sounds like this?! Saw this album dozens of times as a kid without ever hearing it. Expected it to sound like proto-Landfill Indie but it actually sounds like a coma patient waking up. Because it renders 60's positivity with a 90's futurism whose grasp almost exceeds its reach, that patient could be any number of dead, buried and long-forgotten bands. And because the silly-spooky voices and cute piano figures are imbued with a wry whimsy, I'm guessing the band find their venture both fun and funny. I do too, without ever being totally roused out of my hospital bed. Also has the MASSIVE benefit of featuring THAT song from 10 Things I Hate About You, which I probably watched as many times as I saw this album cover in HMV.

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Tue Jan 12 2021
4

Man, I'd totally forgotten about this band. There was a short period where this album was on regular rotation in my college apartment. I had a roomate who became totally enamored with them after hearing one of their tracks on a commercial. I actually really like several of these tracks despite Air being part of that same European school of electronic music as Daft Punk. The repetitiveness of the songs tends to annoy me after three minutes in or so. The songs are, on average, about a minute longer than they should be. That said, it's an album full of good, chill, background jams. I still a fan of La Femme d'Argent, All I Need, and Talisman.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

Surprisingly enjoyable. I thought, upon hearing the first track “okay some more ephereal French flim flam - let’s see how this goes” but with a light hand on the tiller, Air guide us through the rivers of the world. Unusual, and quite unique sounding - there’s plenty of tonal variety and texture within the gestalt of waifish French flim flam. You know what? I’ve talked myself into a 4. In reality probably a 3.5, but I’m feeling good after that, so yeah. 4.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
2

I’ve officially reached one full week of experiencing and giving my impressions of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It’s been a fun and rewarding project and this is album number seven. The second of which I knew absolutely nothing about.. The album of the day is titled Moon Safari by the French band Air. This effort was released in 1998, one of my favorite years in music in my lifetime in that I was old enough to really start making my own decisions in what I like but more importantly, when I was able to buy my own collection of cassettes and tapes. Full disclosure, I’m not all that knowledgeable about electronic music, EDM, techno and all other related music. I can’t name a single Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers or The Prodigy song. (I do know Fire Starter though!) While I’ve never been able to relate to a lot of this style of music, I respect it and acknowledge it’s influential impact on many, many other genres, including my first love, hip hop. Now that I’ve gotten the homage paying part out of the way, I have to give my honest thoughts on Moon Safari with having only 24 hours with it... There are so many other better albums that could have taken the place of this mediocre record. I don’t intend to offend, but I doubt that I will. Sure, if you put this cassette in the tape deck of my 1988 Acura Integra in 1998, I won’t go rushing for the eject button. It’s not bad at all in any way. I really didn’t mind it. It just didn’t scratch any particular itch for me. I didn’t find myself yearning to hear any of these songs again. Sometimes I’ll listen to a new song obsessively on repeat. Not the case here. I do really like the bass on most tracks. The few songs that actually had vocals were okay. The 70’s synthesizers were dope. I’m not hating on Air or their debut album Moon Safari.. But.. In the end, I won’t go back to this album. I need re-playability in my music. If I’m watching a movie and hear a song from this cut in the soundtrack, I may not even recognize it. There are a couple stand out cuts from a project that, to me, sounded more like a demo from a couple of really talented producers that have yet to find their muse. The second song on the record, Sexy Boy, was the most satisfying with the synthetic voice as a catchy rift. The title song, Moon Safari, one of the two only songs that featured a singer, is a cool 90’s love song. I just feel like their are many other really good albums that should have had their place in this collection. Such as Salt’n Pepa’s Hot Cool and Vicious, or The Barenaked Ladies Stunt album released the same year as Moon Safari, a massive hit. Those are just two examples of monster records that were left off of the list. Oh well. At the end of the day, I didn’t write the book, I’m just consuming it. I’m enjoying every album no matter what. Please share your thoughts, memories and impressions, especially if you’ve experienced Moon Safari for the first time because of this post. If you know and love this album to death, and hold it dearly to your heart please feel free to tell me how wrong I am, because we all perceive music differently and that’s okay!! ✌️

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Tue Jan 18 2022
2

dont give me this shit ever again

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Thu Feb 18 2021
1

Wow, it's incredible how boring they are able to be. I don't think I've heard many more boring albums in my entire life (OK, Bob Marley is still worse). Not sure why anyone would ever put this on except for just letting something play in the background that won't distract people and which they won't remember.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Psychedelic synth porn got me drooling omg. The basslines are varied both in melody and in tone with some upright, some electric, and lots of synth bass everywhere. It's like a retro Avalanches record. Which, notable difference is how analogue everything sounds and I can't really describe it any other way. I also love the mixing in this - very much an album for headphones and drugs. My only gripe is that Sexy Boy doesn't hit and some of the songs run a bit long.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

So many memories of young adulthood. Original, immaculate and superbly produced album

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Put this record on, fix yourself a cocktail, close your eyes and you can almost feel those Cafe Del Mar come-downs.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

31st May 2021 Listened on the drive home to London. Sometimes an album catches you perfectly, and this says a lot about the importance of when and where you listen to an album. Summer afternoon, window down, perfect. Air walked so Daft Punk could do the robot?

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

I'm not sure how it's taken me almost a quarter of a century to listen to this, but I certainly won't be leaving it 23 years before its next spin. A brilliant album from start to finish. A really nice, vibe that hits the perfect spot between fun and relaxing. Some bangers that I was already familiar with, interspersed with chilled out tracks, giving this album a great flow and feel. Effortlessly cool and catchy without being cheesy. Instantly love it.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

Breathy and tasty like a whipped chocolate mousse.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
5

So I was thinking, I've been handing out too many 5 stars lately, therefore Moon Safari needs to get 4 stars. But then I started listening to the album again after, admittedly, way too long a break. The bass lines on the first track (La femme d'argent) were all it took to make me shiver and recall taking the chance and buying the CD based on an old friend's recommendation. And then Sexy Boy, and then Beth Hirsch's voice, and on and on - each and every song on this album is something special. I'm sorry to say it, but this is "another" 5 stars album. How I loved Air! But I still need a lot of Air.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

<3333 Prefs: La Femme d'Argent, Sexy Boy, Talisman, Ce Matin-Là, New Start in the Sky, Le Voyage de Pénélope Moins pref: Remember

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Really fantastic album, enjoyed it a lot. Kind of reminiscent of Portishead in the downtempo instrumentals with the occasional Daft Punk-esque vocoded vocals. Didn't know what to expect going in but it was excellent.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

What a breath of fresh air. It's easy to understand how this kind of thing could take over the world. I remember first hearing Air during the worst hangover I had in my life - new year's day after a night of too many different types of alcohol - beer, whiskey, wine, champagne, gin... I was debilitated, couldn't go out, couldn't move, and my friend put them on and it provided a nice cool atmosphere to make me feel, at least temporarily, a little less miserable. That memory aside, I found this album irresistible.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Good nighttime chill album.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

I can't believe this was released in 98! This was so influential when it came out, I was into Sophia Coppola's films at the time also, particularly Virgin Suicides so this really hit the spot. The way they were able to blend groovy sounds from the 60s and 70s into this new \"chill out\" sound was really innovative and this album holds up surprisingly well today.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

Blissfully drifted away on a sunny Friday morning. The mellow sounds made be want to swim in a tranquil sea...with a group of people, in order to stop the tyranny of our Hollywood paedophile overlords.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

This is a sexy album. It conjures the vision of a chic lounge sparsely filled to capacity with beautiful, well dressed Parisians. Perhaps tonight I will dream of being invited in.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

Starting to think this 1001 albums thing is bullshit. I can write a better book and curate a better list.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Cool and very chill

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

Lot's of big hits on this one. Will need to listen deeper. "Sexy Boy" and "All I need" are staples of the 90s.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

Amazing vibes. Give me more!

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Th-th-th-throwback

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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

I was not expecting to love this album the way I did. It is a level of chill and relaxing that is just sublime, and the choices of pads and synths carry the sound without ever getting stale. Best one so far.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
5

Excellent album

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

5*

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Moon Safari my baby. Didn't know it was on this list.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

a lovely sweet assortment

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

a truly beautiful album of art

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Luftig, veldig fint, hører igjen

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Breezy

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Smoother than a gillette commercial

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Awesome electro chill

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Sun Mar 28 2021
5

Perfect, just what I was looking for on a cloud Saturday. Really well made.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

I knew this album and forgot I knew it. I listen to the first track pretty often on a playlist I like. I've heard the 2nd song a lot. I finally listened to the whole album sometime last year and really like it.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
5

Simply wonderful

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Very light eletronic music with a disco touch. I like it

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

I was surprised to find this album, totally rocks #1001albumsgenerator https://1001albumsgenerator.com/ssb

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Smooth, elegant & timeless. When I listened to it 25 years ago I thought there was a bit of "filler" on side 2 but not now.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Excellent! Great songs on this album which I would never have known the artist unless listening to JLAC.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

A classic album of its time. Could listen to it all day long, and yet for some reason hadn't put it on in years. Thanks for the reminder of how bloody good it is.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Stunning album and a genuine all-time favourite of mine. So this gets maximum possible points for the music but I'm slightly less sure about the legacy/influence/significance (although I'm basing this largely on Wiki). Either way a sick album, with no weak points. 9.5/10

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Stone cold classic. Haven’t listened to the full album in years and forgot how good it is. No dud tracks.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

absolutely classic album

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

This album is an all-time favorite

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Tue May 04 2021
5

Awesome

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Doux

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

Excellent album, added to library

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

Was intrigued by this one. Thought I'd not come across them before but found 1 track already on a playlist of mine. Enjoyed it - great music 4 working from home.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Half Daft Punk, half Khruangbin, all sexy

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_psebBaOFM that was my reaction to seeing this superb album.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

Classic, heard this album many many times in my life!

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Fucking classic. I love it.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Ya lo conocía. Tengo un cd de ellos, pero no es éste. Venga, le doy un 5.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Excellent

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

This album was on constantly at the photo studio I worked at in the late 90's. I loved it then and love it now.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

Идеальный летний альбом для любого времени года

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

I mean, it's an all time classic.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

I always used to think French pop started and finished with Serge Gainsbourg. This is the album that changed my mind

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

Fantastic album. So iconic

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

Really good stuff

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Þvílík fegurð!

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

A true lo-fi, lo-tempo, chill-out synth classic

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

An old favourite - nice to revisit and one track made it into the wedding playlist

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Wed Dec 01 2021
5

Great album

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

Lekker dromerig. Maar toch interessant genoeg om er de aandacht bij te kunnen houden. De 3 singles uit het album kende ik al. Maar de rest is ook zeker de moeite waard.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

I love the music !

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Great album. Reminds me of working nights at a TV studio and playing that in the background while working.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Brought back some good memories of listening to this and The Virgin Suicides.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Cool versatile album. Love thd wontempo chill wave, also cool that they did this back in the late 90s,seems very ahead of its time!

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

This is a throwback to hs

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Beaitiful album

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

We have really failed as a species considering the fact that we don't make more music that sounds like this.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

Замечательно

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

My first listen was while working (coding) and it was nice, would give a 5 based on that, but ofc didnt pay much attention. Second listen I actually payed attention and have to say I like this. 4.5 but rounding it up

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

An indie classic. Feels like hanging out at a cool wine bar.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
5

That was genuinely amazing. It's like Pink Floyd Daft Punk, which sounds like the stupidest thing ever, but actually works really well. I found that the weakest track for me was yet again the first one. Maybe my ears needed some warming up, I don't know. After that it's great song after great song. The biggest highlights for me were "Sexy Boy", "You Make it Easy", "New Star in the Sky". Turns out French electronic elevator music goes HARD. This and Oxygene, which I just had four days ago.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Love those chill vibes

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

Loved this album when it was released, still love it now.

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Sat Mar 12 2022
5

Very good!

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Fri Apr 15 2022
5

Familiar, French, fantastic

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

This is share-housing in 1999 for me. Great album.

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Great album. Absolute pioneering chilled electronics which has wel stood the test of time.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

So many songs I love in this album and inadvertently listening to them for years on chill out albums before I knew who they were !

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

Love this. Always have. Always will.

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Sat Jun 18 2022
5

I'm a bit biased since this is one of my favourite albums already. This is like pure silk through the avenues of my mind, so cool it defies classification and about as mellow as you'll ever need.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

I remember hearing & digging this album when it came out, but I seem to have lost track of it sometime over the course of the last 24 years.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
5

A masterpiece in 90s downtempo. It's beautiful, nostalgic, and a vibe for every occasion, whether for background, study, relaxation, or dancing. There are accessible pop songs back and forth with atmospheric spacey instrumental tracks. Every sound is perfected, not a single weak track. They nailed down the track ordering. Did they seriously make all the sounds themselves? With the only (possible) samples being small artistic choices like the children laughing in "New Star in the Sky"? Not sure how to describe it well, but I like how the songs carry me through feelings of anticipation and resolution, there's no repetition but I look forward to how to resolve parts they build up to.

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Sun Jun 26 2022
5

Late 90s classic. Still a great album, so 5 stars, with a note that its successor (10000000 Hz Legend) is the real classic (1000000 stars)

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Ya lo conocía. Tengo un cd de ellos, pero no es éste. Venga, le doy un 5.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Chill, good for work, some orchestral

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

I immediately recognized the first song, even though I've never heard of the artist or album. I enjoy the downtempo vibes and slow grooves. My head was nodding along to the easy beats and I can definitely see myself coming back to this for easy, instrumental listening during work. Loved this!

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Thoroughly enjoyed this album. Had the feel on the mid- to late-90s downtempo electronica. I felt transported back to high school with this one. Almost felt like if Röyksopp co-wrote the backing tracks with Fiona Apple, with a bit of Massive Attack mixed in for fun. The '60s and '70s era synths mixed with instruments was a welcome surprise. The overall album was pleasant, though I feel I will revisit my favorites, particularly La femme d'argent, All I Need, Kelly Watch the Stars, Remember, and Le voyage de Pénélope. Great code writing music for me.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

It’s like a gigantic electronic pillow I want to nestle in. 5/5

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

Dope album! If they had partial stars this would be short of five but feeling generous.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

This is everything

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Great album!!

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Pretty cool. Psychedelic, but thick and satisfying, not too “airy”, some good grooves.

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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

electronic goodness!!!

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Very funky. A genre I haven't heard before or at least can't name. There was nothing particularly exciting about it but it wasn't bad background music.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

Really liked this, some good old fashion funky stuff

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Favorite

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

YES! I love this album. So chill and beautiful. Great music to work to.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Dear lord. Yes. Right on. This album is crazy good. As «Virgin suicide» is.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

<3

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

I have listened to this album quite a lot in the past couple of years, having rediscovered it through (I think) a reddit thread. Very chill. The only song I sometimes skip is You Make It Easy.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

I love this album

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Sun Sep 25 2022
5

Phenomenal! My partner plays this album a lot and i’ve always loved it but have never known the name of it

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

OMG I fucking love this album.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

I loved this album! It made me feel like a sexy spy or something.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

A massive favorite. Loved it when it came out. Love it now

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

This album is one of the best ever.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

So good. I listen to it often.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

A total surprise, in the best way. It's impressive how the sounds can conjure different places and vibes for different people; a 70s spacestation bachelor pad, a stylish spy film score, a safe zone in a 90s video game. For me, it's the sound of a cool house party, where you're swapping between a fun and crowded party downstairs, and a cool quiet bedroom upstairs to recharge. It's fantastic that an album can vividly take me to such a place, as well as do the same to other people in different ways. Feel bad giving it 5 stars, since it's not revolutionary or anything, but I really like it.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Great album

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

This album probably would've been a 3 for me 10 years ago, go figure. Nowadays, I find a nice mellow groove that stays for the whole album, even as it shifts around in tone and mood. It doesn't overstay it's welcome either. 4.5 rounded up because Kelly Watch the Stars puts me in a better mood whenever it gets stuck in my head. 🤩

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Man, it was a nice surprise to discover them for the first time.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

A favourite of mine already ! Love this album from start to finish . Seen the tour as well ❤️

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Fri Oct 02 2020
4

High quality if slightly overfamiliar burbling

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Wed Sep 09 2020
4

Only listened to half. Know sexy boy

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Tue Dec 22 2020
4

Ohhh this one is great!

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Mon Jan 11 2021
4

It has a very fun relaxing and unique attitude but I can think of quite a few EDM or adjacent acts that I would just rather be listening to. But I at least expect to put this on again from time to time.

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Thu Dec 03 2020
4

3.5

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Thu Oct 08 2020
4

Great chill music when you lay in bed

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Wed Dec 02 2020
4

Good album with relatable lyrics like "Sexy Boy"

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Wed Dec 02 2020
4

Trevligt

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Wed Nov 04 2020
4

Moon Safari was the exact calm I needed when I gave it a listen. Air gives me the vibes of one of my favorite bands, TWRP, and I felt like I was floating in space when I listened to the album. A very positive vibe.

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Wed Nov 11 2020
4

I liked the instrumental tracks best. Sexy Boy was a bit too repetitive for my taste.

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Wed Dec 02 2020
4

trevliga bitar, känns old school elektroniskt. både stråkar o blås vilket höjer autensitetsnivån.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Loved it. First half was much stronger

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Department store music that is good.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Favourite Track: You make it easy

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

I really liked this. Very relaxing. Some songs remind of of Hyperstory. Dig this one. A clean 4 stars

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

This was refrashing :)

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Enjoyed that. Basically a collection of every big-budget advert's soundtrack over the last 10 years, but it was a really good listen. One I'd never heard of that I'll definitely re-visit.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Very fun ambient exotica, immaculately produced and with great tunes. A warm bath of an album.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

p good, very "film soundtrack" vibes -C

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

I'm usually not a big fan of electronic music, but this album is just great. I know the bar isn't very high but it's probably my favourite of its genre.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Progressive, but not a rock. Not bad at all to work by.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

On the fence on how to rate this one; not my favourite Air album (behind "Talkie Walkie") but for a laid-back downtempo album it's very well executed. Will err on the side of rewarding it for the space it occupies.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

La femme d'argent, ce matin-la, all I need

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Not something ID normally listen to, but fun.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Lovely stuff. Some tracks a minute too long tho.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

Vibey

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Pretty chill. I really enjoyed listening to it while I was at work.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Pretty good, eclectic album. Weird that the only song from it I know was a pop hit

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Wed May 19 2021
4

This one was interesting and great background mood music.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Suuuuuuper relaxing. Fallen asleep to this many times.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Makes me wanna do druggggssss

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

Good calm trip-hop / electronica. Like their earlier album from this list (the soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides), this is great atmospheric music to put on and vibe out to.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Throwback to twenty years ago when every coffee shop, hair salon and Club Monaco would just rotate between this album and St. Germain Tourist. Love this album though.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
4

Jaka jest szansa na to, ze z 1001 albumikow trafi sie akurat francuzki duet tworcow muzyki elektronicznej, ale jakiej elektroniki, cale szczescie nie jest to pompownik czy inne uba buga lamanym basem po calym woluminiarzu, bo moon safari to debiutancki album duetu Dunckela, ktory jest czlowiekiem za klawiszami i Godina, bedacego tworca konceptu aira, nazwa zespolu jest akronimem od amour, imagination, reve czyli dreamowac, wydany dopiero 3 lata po utworzeniu zespolu, wczesniejszy okres dzialnosci to raczej mikstejpy i singlowanie, no i to co robia muzycy elektroniczni, czyli kreca imprezowe sety, ale debiutancki krazek jest utrzymany raczej w czilowym klimacie, ktory nie pasuje do imprezowania, bo material jest utrzymany raczej w down tempo, wiec 90 BMP, pojawiajace sie wokale, jeden z uncreditowanymi francuzkimi lirykami na sexy boyu, a drugi kelly watch the stars z angielskim wokalem ktory jest zapetlonym tytulem traka, obok nich dwa kawalki bedace zasluga kolabu z beth hirsch, dwa uncreditowane kawalki sa z pewnoscia najbardziej popowym brzmiacym materialem tego krazka, jest jeszcze remember z swoimi mocno synthowymi vibami na wokalu, ale nie jest to plastykowy pop jak z ostatniego picka, a bardziej space agowe popowanie, ktore tworzy kontrast z mniej popowymi kawalkami ktore po nich nastepuja, jak w przypadku kelly jest to talisman, ktory pokazuje skale instrumentalna, jaka duet potrafi operowac, bo wykorzystanie smyczkow w takim gatunku jest dosc niecodziennym, ale udanym eksperymentem, do tego dochodza gitarki operowane przez Godina i przemyslane operowanie synthem, traki birthowe kojarza mi sie z endingami starych bajeczek, lata 80/90 w klimatach sci fi, moze to z powodu tego, ze aira jesli mnie pamiec nie zwodzi na manowce zaslyszalem w jakims AMV, z sexy boyem prawdopodobnie, co nakierowalo mnie na moonowe safari, nawet w tytule mozna sie doszukac inspiracji spacowymi jamami, a moze nawiazaniem do beach boyowego surfingowego safari, co moze byc calkiem dobrym strzalem, bo oba albumy byly debiutanckimi krazkami tych zespolow, dziesiecio trakowa plyta na 43 minuty, to solidna dawka relaksu po pierwszej bandzie na ksiezyciu z wczoraj, co do plejkowych wstawek, to nie jestem pewny na ktorej ele plejce, ale moonowe safari gdzies juz musi goscic, ale wrzuce dodatkowo all i needa i sexy boya na guti szit

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

First 3 song OK, rest was a bit boring.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

Lovely jubbly

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Wed May 12 2021
4

This is Groove Salad. So many songs I recognize. Great downtempo stuff.

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Tue May 04 2021
4

This was really good. Recognised at least 3 songs. And the others were good too.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Lost my album notes but I thought the album name was very fitting. Great stuff.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Phenomenal debut. I fucking love Air.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Fantastic.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

4stars bc of the multi media use. Electronic album with every instrument imaginable. Not a GREAT breakbeat/trip hop album, but good and entertaining.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

everywhere in 1999 - great first album, pretty overplayed though

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

Tolles Album, höre den verträumten Sound immer noch gern

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Sat May 29 2021
4

Love All I need

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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

Обожаю французов за проникновенность, самобытность и чувственность их музыки. Не знал этой группы, первая крупная находка.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

I'd have really enjoyed this when I was in high school, I think. I believe I heard the 2nd track back in those days, but the 1st track is the real gem.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Ich schreibe auf deutsch um meine wortgewandheit in meiner Muttersprache ein bisschen zu steigern. Ich habe zuvor noch nie von der Band oder dem Album gehört, aber war vom ersten Song an gefesselt. Der opener La femme d'argent hat mir besonders gut gefallen, genauso wie die nachfolgenden Stücke. Am Ende litt meine Hörerfahrumg wohl ein wenig an meiner kurzen Aufmerksamkeitsspanne und dem meinem Alltagsstress, dennoch ein sehr schönes erstes Album, sehr entspannend, einfach sehr cool. Ich liebe das Konzept dieser Webseite, ohne sie wäre dieses Juwel mit Sicherheit an mir vorbeigegangen.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

funky beats

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Very enjoyable

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

me gustó mucho, hermosos los temas con Beth Hirsch

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Very pleasant, great background music.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Early Gorillaz vibes! Good mix of chill electronic sounds, not monotonous

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Surprisingly, I really liked this. French space music

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Very airy and some great background details that compliments the main beat extremely well 7/10

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Pretty chill - liked the vibe, esp for late 1990s

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Nice dreamy blend of electronica and genuine musicianship.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Nice album for dinner time, chilling

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

Never heard this before. From the opening bass line of LA femme d'argent I knew this was a sound tailor made for me. Gorgeous melodies, dancey rhythms and that bass, just lovely. It slows a bit in the middle section that keeps it from a 5 for me, but a strong 4 🌟

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

Super chill, really enjoyable album

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Cool chill album. Started very stringy, ended a little weak.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

Classic. This zips me straight back to the end of Sixth Form and early Uni. Brilliant album, which has stood the test of time.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

Very good

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Second album by this group to show up on my list. I like this one a little better. Nice to listen to today while I worked. I found myself chuckling a bit because the opening bars of the first cut, "La femme d'argent," sound somewhat similar to the Grateful Dead's "Scarlet Begonias." [[Eventually, one way or another, everything connects :-) ]]

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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

Pretty nice

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

Tenía mucho sin escucharlo-- siempre deja buena vibra.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

Sexy album

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

I liked this. If was kind of like jazz, but not like jazz. Most of the songs were good.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Air produced something close to pure bliss with this record, creating a set of songs completely apt for the name of the album. "La femme d'argent" shoots for the moon and dances its way to the surface in a hazy paradise. I could listen to that bassline groove for the whole album, but after what feels like no time at all we're hit with "Sexy Boy"'s distorted synth-bass, the beat crashes in and we hear possibly the most seductive vocal ever delivered through a Leslie speaker. The rest of the album floats delicately between lush ballads, danceable psych-rock, and blatantly ELO-reminiscent strings and vocoder (looking at you "Remember"). All the lyrics are fairly immaterial, forming part of the landscape more than anything to live by or get tattooed on your arm. But that's not an issue here- the beauty of this album brought it close to a 5* listen, showcasing everything a band like Pink Floyd could have been doing in the 90s if they hadn't become plodding, middle-aged Radio 2 kissers. This is a 9/10 for sure- rounding down because I didn't think it finished as well as it started.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

I really like their music now because of this and Virgin Suicides soundtrack. Great album

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

The tracks exude Pink Floyd's psychedelic majesty, jazz's subdued ambience, random quotations from the history of soul, funk and disco music, and more than a passing mention of Burt Bacharach's and Ennio Morricone's scores. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: All I need

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

This was a nice discovery. A nice set of songs to just relax and let play in the background.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

It’s good. It’s not terribly unique or groundbreaking though. Having said that, I do enjoy French electronica. It’s was a good listen

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

That was a cool album and a good time

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Should buy this too

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

Chilled me right out

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

La femme d’argent is one of the coolest songs of all time

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Bon album électro qui s'écoute très bien et est très relax. J'ai bien aimé le style 4.5

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

Amazing airport music, sexy boy is a biiiig tune

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