10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Air’s 2004 album is home to some of their most enduring hits; from its opening piano to the rolling surf that swallows “Alone in Kyoto,” it’s also a note-perfect evocation of a fantasy world, with glockenspiel, sitar, vocoder, baroque organ, strings, and vintage synths conjuring a magically timeless sound. Their songwriting shines here: The playful “Universal Traveler” is as detailed as a diorama; “Surfing on a Rocket” is almost giddy in its optimism. The album’s less a soundtrack to an unmade film than a blueprint for an imaginary theme park of retro cool and unabashed joy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Air’s 2004 album is home to some of their most enduring hits; from its opening piano to the rolling surf that swallows “Alone in Kyoto,” it’s also a note-perfect evocation of a fantasy world, with glockenspiel, sitar, vocoder, baroque organ, strings, and vintage synths conjuring a magically timeless sound. Their songwriting shines here: The playful “Universal Traveler” is as detailed as a diorama; “Surfing on a Rocket” is almost giddy in its optimism. The album’s less a soundtrack to an unmade film than a blueprint for an imaginary theme park of retro cool and unabashed joy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Hansum ,

Actually, this album is better than Moon Safari

Top to bottom --not a weak song on it. In fact, they're all special songs, especially Alone In Kyoto. Moon Safari has four maybe five memorable songs and some downright filler (towards the back end).

Summer Onyx ,

clivewilliams

The official Chill-Out album. Period.

JodiPeyote ,

Amazing album

Why doesn't this album have any reviews!? Amazing album. Buy it.. Right now. You won't regret it. I promise.

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