AOTY 2018

Talkie Walkie

Air - Talkie Walkie
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2004 Ratings: #57 / 297
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2004 Ratings: #29
January 27, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
Electronic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

Tighter songwriting and an undercurrent of dark claustrophobia distinguish the disc from its predecessors, while the dreamy space pop will have you floating in the clouds, if not above them.

83
Pitchfork
The album's chilling resonance is due in part to Godrich's anagogical recording of minimal instrumentation and digitally etiolated detail.
80
No Ripcord

Talkie Walkie is something very close to a triumph. With all its shallowness and artifice, it can only ever be a guilty pleasure. But it is the most intense of guilty pleasures.

80
The Guardian
The lush melodic sense that deserted Air on 10000Hz Legend has returned.
75
Spin

Talkie Walkie's detachment is still, well, pretty -- virgins might commit suicide to it, but most likely they'll just swoon.

70
Rolling Stone
Air return to what they do best: elegantly moody soundtrack music for imaginary films.
hemyge
81
Fav tracks: Cherry Blossom Girl, Run, Surfing on a rocket, Alpha Beta Gaga
cwmDJ
91
excellent album, some moments of serene chill out
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#20/Pitchfork
#35/SPIN

MISC LISTS

#191/Pitchfork (2000s)

Track List

  1. Venus
  2. Cherry Blossom Girl
  3. Run 
  4. Universal Traveler
  5. Mike Mills 
  6. Surfin' On A Rocket 
  7. Another Day 
  8. Alpha Beta Gaga 
  9. Biological 
  10. Alone In Kyoto

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