My first exposure to "The Art of Noise" was some time ago; instantly, the idea of playing tunes using samples from ordinary and everyday sounds appealed to me. The "Peter Gun" theme amusingly sounded better than the original.
This CD is a fair mix of their work, carefully blended together to give almost one long work. There are a number of interlude tracks, and each section begins (as you may imagine) with pure ambient sounds (such as a horse rider passing by), which gradually lead into the song. It's great for putting on in the background, and chilling out to. Even so, some of the melodies are punchy enough to actively listen to -- for instance, I enjoyed the track "Robinson Crusoe".
Admittedly, this is getting to be quite old music, but even so, it shows a forward-looking attitude, instead of some other awful music to have come out of the late '80s and early '90s.