All of the praised heaped upon this album is justified. It is a stone cold classic and deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Sgt. Peppers, Revolver, Pet Sounds, Highway 61 Revisited, Exile on Main Street etc. The fact that Rolling Stone couldn't find a place for it on its 'definitive' top 500 (!) albums of all time is frankly ridiculous - it should be in the top 20 of anyone's list. The music is sparse, funky, atmospheric, sexy, with some of the best bass lines in Serge's catalogue. And with Serge's tradmark whisper floating over the top of the brilliant arrangements it sounds like nothing else out there, with the exception of Air and Beck's 'Sea Change' of course! (the reviewer who pointed out the similarity between Beck's 'Paper Tiger' and this album is spot on - in fact it's the string arrangements on the first two tracks that have most obviously influenced that song). So, all in all, this is Serge's finest moment, and yet strangely his most accessible - certainly as good a place as any for the curious to start to delve into Serge's fascinating career. And, as a bonus, this just has to be the coolest record of all time, complete with one of the best covers in music. Buy it and start your Serge obsession today.