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Chock full of inexhaustable richness,
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This is a long album but it's long and interesting. Stereolab really do take you along a remarkable path using original instrumentation and lush, delicious vocals. They use incredibly varied melodies and rhythms too. If you have a short attention span you may feel like parts of this album are too quiet and slow. This is to miss the point. The loveliness of the livelier parts of the album is boosted by the softer and gentler sequences. The album is by turns jolly, quirky, atmospheric and forthright. The whole band seem to have simply transferred their creativity into the music without any intervening media. You may not like all of this album all at once but, over time, the immediately excellent bits (of which there are many) will keep you coming back. Soon the whole album will make more and more sense. You'll be feel more a human being having heard this record. This is not chewing gum pop. This is musicianship expressing itself with joy and confidence.