The first song, "I Don't Like Music" is the singer stating 16 reasons why he doesn't like music. His 16 reasons are just 16 types of music, and if he doesn't like any music, why is he making a song about it? When you ponder this question for the first time, you realize the ironic genius that is/was Telex.
This album is up there in my favorite albums. It's an album that I will put on, and enjoy every track just as much as the last time. I own the 1988 vinyl release of the album, so some songs' mixes are different than the original 1986 European release, and after hearing both, I prefer my version (what I'm used to).
This album was a large part of my childhood. This probably contributes to my extreme love for this album. But, after hearing Telex's other music, I was disappointed. I'm not sure if it is because I'm used to the silly lyrics ("Dingo bells/when I think of you"), or if because the album is in such high regards in my mind, nothing else compares.
No one should take this album seriously, seeing as if a song has any lyrics, they're very silly. "Temporary Chicken", "Peanuts", and "Spike Jones" consist of just saying the song title (along with some assorted vocal noises). The instruments/samples are comprised of a drum machine, a couple synthesizers, and an acoustic guitar. Every song is insanely catchy, and it won't be long before they have completely taken over your brain. I suggest that anyone who likes dance-pop, synth-pop, or any largely-synthesized 80's music to listen to this album.