This album was my introduction to chill out, and what a way to begin...
First things first, many bitter fans claim this album is nothing more than a derivative of Air's "Moon Safari". I say: so what? They're both great albums, but I prefer this one far more than Moon Safari.
Why? Sia Furler. Her vocals are spellbinding, exquisite, and intimate all at once - like a window into her soul. "Destiny" is a song that never leaves my mind no matter how much music I listen to, and "In the Waiting Line" just relaxes everything in my body in a way no other song can. The best part of the cd is that the other vocals are almost as good, especially the female collaboration on "Distractions". "I Have Seen" is to laid back as to what "This World" is to pensive - quintessential.
"Spinning" and "Simple Things" provide more quality vocals, and "Red Dust" and "Give It Away" offer complimenting instrumentals.
The only reason this album doesn't get 5 stars are all the instrumentals - the album has a jarring feeling like it keeps going to commercial, cutting away from the main action of dynamic lyrics and harmonic interplay. Most of them are very good, but I don't particularly care for one or two.
However, I highly recommend this album - when I was introduced to it, I turned around and shread it with friends, and it quickly blazed through that circle as well. This album is enchanting and mystifying, especially for late night summer drives with the windows down and nothing on your mind but the tunes.