This is the first album that I bought from Air. Nobody seemed to be able to tell me much about it except that it was a let down to Air fans. I found it used and was charmed by the art work so bought it. I'm kind of glad that I bought this album before anything else by Air because it is so different from their other stuff. If you're already an Air fan, you might have to open your mind when listening to this album. It is less of the loungey ambience and more electro pop rock, but still very futuristic and spacey (if not more so). It still has the ambient tracks that Air is known for, but I rather enjoy their more playful stuff like Don't Be Light, People in the City, Lucky and Unhappy, Readio #1, and their beck featured track The Vagabond.
The only track I really disliked was Sex Born Poison. I like the intro but it's just too dramatic for me, however, I do like the theme. I found this album playful and kind of quarky. I love how they use so many different themes in this album; it has moody ambient tracks, fun up-beat electronica, prog rock, 70's sheek, space adventure soundscapes, futuristic robot love, and even (I think) an American folkyness like in Wonder Milky Bitch. To be honest it took a little of getting used to, but after listening to the hole thing undisturbed with the lights off it just made more sence. I personally find this album to be their best arguably to Talky Walky.