- Summary: Nigel Godrich produced this latest set from the French duo, who are joined by guest vocalists Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy).
- Record Label: Astralwerks
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
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|Mer du Japon|
|J'en perds la raison (I lost my mind) Dans la mer du Japon (In the sea of Japan) J'en perds la raison Dans la mer du Japon...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
FilterThis new Air CD bcomes their decade-in, it's-all-about-your-collaborations inevitability. Genuine fans will hardly be shocked that they pull it off with style and grace. [#24, p.89]
MojoIt's impeccably stylish, idiosyncratic stuff, as ever, but is a little more heart too much to ask for? [Apr 2007, p.108]
Rolling StonePocket Symphony reverts to the textured beat-and-bass-line rifflets of Air ordinaire. [8 Mar 2007, p.82]
KidBMar 5, 2007By paring down to acoustic guitar, piano, plinky beatbox and whispered vocals Air have risen to a new height. Moon Safari and Talkie Walkie By paring down to acoustic guitar, piano, plinky beatbox and whispered vocals Air have risen to a new height. Moon Safari and Talkie Walkie were both excellent albums but often relied on the retro-chic of their oh-so-cool sound: on Pocket Symphony the song-writing is the dominant factor, and in time I reckon the people who didn't 'get' this record on the first couple of listens will realise it is Air's best yet.… Expand
NeilLMar 7, 2007This may not be their best work, but for a group such as Air -- anything is going to be miles beyond all other artists around, and Pocket This may not be their best work, but for a group such as Air -- anything is going to be miles beyond all other artists around, and Pocket Symphony still contains some of their best tracks (such as Mer Du Japon, One Hell of a Party, and Night Sight). I think people should give this album a chance... it's not going to produce any pop hits, I feel that's a given, yet it may make you weep silently in the night. And actually, you won't mind at all.… Expand
RyanCApr 25, 2009Atmospheric, ethereal, and dreamy, Pocket Symphony makes up for its lack of pop appeal by perfecting the sound that Air is so famous for.
DFOct 17, 2007I like this album more with each listen. It is a soundtrack for a the melancholic movie of my day.
BrianWMay 24, 2007I've been a fan of Air since the 90s, but this album feels a lot more bland than their last ones, especially "Talkie Walkie." It's I've been a fan of Air since the 90s, but this album feels a lot more bland than their last ones, especially "Talkie Walkie." It's not bad, but the songwriting's definitely taken a dive.… Expand
JustinFeb 25, 2007It's certainly not exceptional, but it's a consistent. pleasant listen that is pretty perfect for nondescript, rainy days.
MarkWMar 6, 2007A disappointed record from a super band, very boring album, nobody deserves this.
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