I don't know how I missed them before, but I only got turned on to Stereolab earlier this year (2010), when I happened to come across one of their CDs at a local library. I now have over 10 of their CDs, and "Serene Velocity/A Stereolab Anthology" is one of my favorites. This compilation has 16 tracks that come from recordings that span a wide range of time, and thus it offers a glimpse into several of the various permutations of Stereolab's sound. All of the songs on "Serene Velocity" are good, and some of them, in my opinion, are among their best (e.g., Jenny Ondioline, French Disko, Ping Pong, Wow and Flutter, and Metronomic Underground). The music of Stereolab is hard to describe, and it definitely changed over time, but it includes elements of electronica, dream pop, bossa nova, fusion jazz, and lounge, with a lot of French chanteuse vocals on top. The mellow groove that they create on many of the songs can be quite hypnotic. Definitely a great CD, especially for people who want to get introduced to the music of Stereolab. Be forewarned that this music can be very addictive. Highly recommended.