Love 2 - Air
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: The French duo worked with drummer Joey Waronker on their latest studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 90
    Love 2 is a pleasurable and satisfactory record, one where every track provides just what’s needed and sets the stage for a new composition to step in and carry the beats to their finale.
  2. 86
    Air is as essential as ever, and has succeeded in writing another album of inspiration, tantalizing music. [Fall 2009, p.91]
  3. Love 2 is a triumph, effectively representing a now veteran act capable of returning to its roots yet managing still to produce novel results.
  4. Nothing if not consistent, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel's sixth studio album sounds effortlessly Air-like. [Nov 2009, p.110]
  5. Perhaps the less successful tracks here might have been novel and fresh 15 years ago, but interest in library music and analogue synths was piqued long ago and some of Love 2 sounds like one example of many these days.
  6. At a time when their former opening band (Phoenix) is gaining notoriety for their sexy blend of madcap lyricism and airtight songwriting, Air come across as flat and middling. [Fall 2009, p.56]
  7. Sadly, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel’s new love is about as ill-advised as New Coke and this makes for a cluttered, uneven, and kinda hokey listen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    An amazingly great album, it really does capture Air's atmospheric feel. I think a lot of the criticism comes from it being compared to Air's other work; this album isn't as energetic as Air's other music, but it's just as satisfying Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    3
    This record just feels flat, made up of a patchwork of half baked ideas. It's not very cohesive and doesn't hold a candle to Talkie Walkie which was amazing. Expand

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