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Moon Safari - Air

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1 CD(s) - Electronica - Label: Source UK, Source/Virgin - Distributor: Universal Music, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 19/01/1998 - 7243844...

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Excellent

ProGreat mood music, good tunes, varied

ConsBrief moments of Euro discopop

Air's UK debut album, released in 1998, was a revelation for me. A concept album that was very nearly, conceptually and musically, naff, but that actually sounded so good you had to play it over and over. The album sold over 2 million copies so a lot of people felt the same way. It starts very...

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Good

ProEasy listen, 3 or 4 great tracks

ConsBoring, repetitive

The debut album from French duo Air as released in January 1998 this album is widely regarded as a classic both in it's genre and in music as a whole. Electronica, jazz, pianos and a variety of vocals combine to provide a chilled out record that is in parts genius in other parts cheesy and in...

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Excellent

“They make it easy”

published 29/11/2001

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French cool has never been so evident as on Moon Safari. It marks a return to form for synth based melodies and luxurious beat manifestos. Together with Daft Punk and St. Germain, Air consistently poke fluffy marshmallows in the eyes of the mainstream and alternative scenes. Who cares anyway...

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Excellent

“I need to get some Air!”

published 23/03/2004

ProGreat instrumentals

ConsI cant stop listening to it!

If you’re a big fan like me of electronica chill out music then listen to Air – The French Band. Air are as their title suggests are a French duo from Versailles and their debut Album Moon Safari hit the charts in 1998. The CD cover is nothing special it depicts a drawn picture of the duo with...

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Excellent

“The Sound Of Cut Grass”

published 25/02/2001

ProBeautiful relaxing tracks.

ConsSometimes it's good to be tense. Bring on The Clas...

Back in 1998, Air emerged to an indifferent world. Their previous singles had recieved critical acclaim, the journos loved them and they had built up a modest fan base on the strength of teaser singles released, many of which can be found on their issue 'Premier Symtomes'. They had however to...

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Excellent

“Sparkling”

published 26/05/2001

ProBlissful and inspiring.

ConsPerhaps not as popular as they deserve to be.

This is the benchmark against which I mark other albums. It was when listening to this album in the car one day that I was inspired by it. The simplicity of the piano arpeggios in "Kelly Watch The Stars" made me look at my own composition that I was in the process of writing in a completely...

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Excellent

“What An Album!!!”

published 24/07/2000

ProBeautiful, laid-back grooves

ConsNone

I first fell in love with Air when I heard Sexy Boy for the first time – that amazingly twisted bass line – that you will recognise when you hear it, alerted me to the band – and when I got their album, I was immensely impressed. The singles – Sexy Boy + Kelly Watch the Stars – are fantastic, but...

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Excellent

“A breath of French Air”

published 27/08/2000

Prosoothing, haunting, beautiful, upbeat, uplifting! ...

Consnone

I was first captivated by the music of Air when I fell in love with the single Kelly Watch The Stars. Sadly that single failed to reach great heights in the UK charts, but on the plus side I was given a copy of the album Moon Safari for my birthday! Moon Safari is easily the best album of the...

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Excellent

Unbelievably good album. With tracks as goose-pimply as "All I Need" (with vocals from the highly under-rated Beth Hirsch) and "Talisman" Air could get away with wailing cats on the rest of the tracks. Thankfully they didnt, instead producing other fabulous pieces such as "Ce Matin La" and "You...

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Excellent

“Amour, Imagination, Rêve”

published 04/06/2007

ProRelaxing, experimental, innovative

ConsNone

This album from the French pair of artists (Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel) is a great chillout CD. Many of the songs have no lyrics are are simply a keyboard and a bass guitar comining to make a jazzy and ambient sound. The songs sound quite experimental and although relaxing are not...

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Excellent

“ALL I NEED”

published 28/06/2000

this album is remarkable for a few reasons, but the main reason is the song "all i need". This song is just such a mellow tune. Its on a par with their all time greatest song, and very likely the greatest song to have come out of frane - "le soleil est pres de moi". Stuff like kelly watch the...

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Excellent

“Breath of French Air”

published 28/04/2004

ProGreat to chill out to after a long day!

ConsSo laid back you may forget its on!

"Chill-out" is a much over used/hyped/marketed phrase, especially in these post-rock/rave days. So six years on, Moon Safari by Air still sums up everything that genre should be about. We get glorious, soft vocals, seas of keyboards and heart-beat bass lines to float us away. Its the musical...

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Excellent

“a classic”

published 29/08/2001

Prosomething you will keep coming back to

Consnot for all tastes

Air's moon safari is one of those albums that I had heard was good but which i held off buying until last year, due to the fact that it is not the genre of music i am in to. I bought it in the end as it was on special offer, and it is one of those albums that I keep coming back to and putting on...

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Excellent

“Loungecore meets Techno”

published 17/06/2001

ProFun! Inventive! Gallic!

ConsNone, unless you hate the idea of Techno-Lounge!

I first heard "La Femme d'Argent" on a Q subscribers-only sampler disc, and found its mixture of sixties Lounge and nineties Techno irresistible. Any band incorporating Lounge Music into their style has to have their tongue at least partway into their (own) cheek, and this is confirmed by the...

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Excellent

“Great Stuff”

published 10/07/2000

ProGreat Mood music

ConsRemember

'Moon Safari' is perhaps one of the greatest recent so-called 'dinner party' albums. Its ambience places the listener in a state of relaxation, ideal for eating at a hosts where mood is everything. But it stands as a fantastic album in its own right. 'Sexy Boy', since featured on 'Queer as Folk'...

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1 CD(s) - Electronica - Label: Source UK, Source/Virgin - Distributor: Universal Music, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 19/01/1998 - 724384497828

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