If you play this album expecting another Moon Safari, you will be shocked. Because of this I was disappointed at first, but then I began to appreciate the album for what it was.
There are a handful of tracks that ruin the album. These are Radio #1, which sounds amateurish, Vagabond, a good track but it's completely out of place on this album, and Wonder Milky Bitch, which is just plain stupid!
But if you ignore these tracks you're left with a surprisingly good mix of tunes. Air have changed and evolved from their Moon Safari days and they announce their transition into their new electro style proudly with their opening track, Electronic Performers. And it pays off, with strong beats and good soundscapes. How Does it Make You Feel is similarly good but with a slower tempo. Some may not like the whispering in this tune but I think it sounds good.
There's a beautiful haunting sound on several of the tracks, such as How Does it Make You Feel, Lucky and Unhappy and Sex Born Poison. The latter, despite being quite a dark track, is my favourite of the album and has great female vocals in both French and English.
Radian is an epic track with a long slow build up and then a dramatic entry via some great sounding drums. It is one of only one or two tracks that sounds anything like Moon Safari, with its guitar, flutes and strings, and it's one about five outstanding tracks on this album. And for these alone I reckon it's worth buying.