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Mars Audiac Quintet [VINYL]

4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • Vinyl
  • ASIN: B000053LJ3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,763,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on 19 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Stereolab sound of the mid 90s reaches its space-age heights on this sublime record. Perfect melodies, pulsing guitar, krautrock keyboards and floaty harmonies provide the backing for Laetitia Sadier's cool vocal delivery. Sit bolt upright in that straight back chair and enter the jet age - it doesn't come much better than this.
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This is a fabulously accomplished album of music that evokes joy and a sense of wonder. The juxtaposition of uplifting music and searing commentary on 'Ping Pong' make it quite unlike any other kind of pop song. This kind of approach puts Stereolab in another league entirely. They're fabulously hooky and seriously intelligent at the same time.

The whole album shines with talent and enthusiasm. It's a shame that this edition seems to be without the extra disc that contained the extraordinary 'Ulan Bator' but this fact doesn't really diminish the overall impact.

If you like 'Stereolab' and haven't heard this yet don't hesitate. You must have it.
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Oh man alive, I have ragged this disc to death since I got it.... unmistakably stereolab, yet unique....every track is a solid effort and possibly one of their most accessible albums certainly if you are a newcomer to stereolab. I think it's possibly the first one of theirs I bought and went from there.
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This is the first Stereolab album I ever listened to (I'm a massive fan now!) and for me it marks a fascinating transition from their earlier Krautrock sound to the more lush, lounge-pop sounds of later albums. For this reason I would strongly recommend it to anyone who has discovered Stereolab relatively recently who wants some idea about how their sound has developed.
Song highlights for me are Ping Pong, perhaps Stereolab's liveliest and happiest sounding song ever, Des Etoiles Electronic, a gorgeously laid back groove with Laetitia Sadier's vocal in "soothing" mode, International Colouring Contest, and the closer, Fiery Yellow, where delicate samba-type xylophone sounds leave you with a gentle smile on your face.
I think Stereolab went on to even better things with "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" but Mars Audiac Quintet has a unique place in their musical progression. Highly recommended.
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