Talkie Walkie

Talkie Walkie

by Air
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Talkie Walkie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at Barnes & Noble the other day and I decided to listen to a sample of "Talkie Walkie". Air's last studio album (that didn't involve a movie) "10,000 ghz" left me a bit underwhelmed. After all I adored "Moon Safari" to pieces. I re-discovered my love for Air through the "Lost in Translation" soundtrack with their song "Along in Kyoto", a sparse yet melodic song which fit the mood of the film perfectly. So I listened to the samples of "Talkie Walkie" and I immediately fell in love with its lush, melodic songs. Granted "Talkie Walkie" is no "Moon Safari" but it certainly contains some of the most beautiful music in the realm of techno music. So I bought the cd. After listening to the entire album a few times, I felt like that I was in heaven. All the songs on "Talkie Walkie" are great. It is truly one of the great albums (so far) to
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this CD from bn.com. While trying to import it into iTunes so I could listen on my iPod, I discovered the first track would not import correctly. The track produced has about 3 minutes, 10 seconds of silence before the music begins, then music until the 4:04 mark. At this point I noticed the CD case does not have the "compact DISC digital audio" logo. I did some research, and discovered this title employs some sort of copy protection. I'm going to try to return it. Caveat Emptor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How do they do it? Opening track 'Venus' sounds so simple I almost think it's something I could have come up with if you'd locked me in a room with nothing but plenty of coffee and a keyboard. And yet it sounds out of this world. The answer lies in the details, the subtleties, the magic in the spaces between those hypnotic piano notes. And what a sound. Talkie Walkie has got to be one of the most immediate albums I've heard in absolutely ages. It seduces instantly for its first five tracks and its beautiful closer, and not before long, the other four tracks won me over too. 'Venus' is just so divinely lovely, with warm atmospheres of synth drifting here, there and everywhere, while 'Cherry Blossom Girl' is very Air sounding, but instead of descending into self-parody it becomes another classic single by the group, all fluttering, delicate melodies, and gently spectacular ambience. But it's with 'Run' that the album takes off into the stratosphere. It's like a cross-breed of Laurie Anderson's 'O Superman' with 10cc's 'I'm Not in Love', with vocals that are repeated endlessly before melting into a universe of pure sound that's really staggering and quite beautiful. 'Universal Traveller' is the album's first true moment of sheer serenity, a lovely, charmingly naive ditty that boasts layers of synth that are the musical equivalent of sunlight on water, or moonlight on the snow, with its 'so far away....' refrain that just chills and warms in equal measure. 'Mike Mills' is a pretty instrumental, getting better and better as it progresses, whilst the fantastic 'Surfing on a Rocket' is the albums most obvious single after 'Cherry Blossom Girl', with a stronger emphasis on hooks and melodies. 'Just Another Day' is slighter but brilliantly weird, and 'Alpha Beta Gaga', a surprise single, brings back whistling and banjo playing to the mainstream, with engagingly quirky results. 'Biological' is the longest song, very moody and very beautiful, with another banjo appearance that in theory shouldn't work, but really does. And then there's 'Alone in Kyoto', which is the most un-selfconsciously beautiful piece of music Air have ever created. A lot of their time the band have flirted with pastiche and heartfelt sincerity, but this track is firmly settled in the latter. Used to lovely effect in Sofia Coppola's stunning film Lost in Translation, it evokes scenes of chilly beauty and sheer peaceful calm, ending a classic album on a very sweet note. Easily their most fully realised, relaxed and confident album to date, Talkie Walkie is the best new album I've heard this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Such great album in traditions of Air!!! Cherry Blossom Girl rules! That French accent is breathtaking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Watching "Lost In Translation", I was struck by the evocative music. I bought a copy of "Talkie Walkie" and became an instant fan. I'll definately be buying their previous cds. Atmospheric and unique ...I'm hooked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think almost always Nigel godrich makes an excellente work and with great bands and persons, I really think this album its great, it is so good thath it seems tha i have listen to a bunch of songs before, but i didnt. I highly recomended it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Best album ever made in the music history!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was in a Barnes & Noble and I heard this cd playing. I was amazed. I would have never in my life bought this CD had I not heard it at B&N. I don't know what else to say except it's GREAT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Talie Walkie is one tight-as-hell album, though im sick of people dissing 10,000 Hertz Legend cuz that was tight too, but anyways...peep this album cuz it is just reall tight and relaxin,and the song "RUn",pure ingenious, though slightly eerie
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great album, but it sucks big-time! It's probably the best album I've ever heard, but unfortunately it's so bad that my ears hurt when I'm listening to it.