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  • Summary: Nigel Godrich (Radiohead) produced this third studio LP for the French duo, who handle all the vocal duties themselves for the first time.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 100
    Achieves that rare supernova of artistic vision that dares to reconcile palpable, unapologetic ambience with unpretentious soulful simplicity.
  2. 90
    This is evocative music. It’s beatific, charming, sophisticated and cool.
  3. While Talkie Walkie lacks some of Legend's nerve, it makes for a more immediately pleasing experience.
  4. With 'Talkie Walkie', Air are headed back where they came from. That they do this without actually retracing their own footprints and have produced an album with its own delicate but distinct hallmarks is a measure of their talent.
  5. 75
    Talkie Walkie 's detachment is still, well, pretty -- virgins might commit suicide to it, but most likely they'll just swoon.
  6. Air return to what they do best: elegantly moody soundtrack music for imaginary films.
  7. You can smell the impotent melodic desperation a mile off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. May 16, 2013
    7
    A good album with a fantastic opening couple of tracks. "Venus" and "Cherry Blossom Girl" are focused and as good as anything the band have done. "Surfin On A Rocket" is another highlight. 10 tracks does the record a favour as it keeps it short and prevents it from dragging on too much however there are still a couple of tracks that veer off into ambient pop for a tad too long for my liking. Good overall with some moments of genius, at its best reminds me of Massive Attack. Expand

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