Talkie Walkie

Still really digging the new Air record. My coworker interviewed Nicolas yesterday about his favorite movies. Apparently he looooves Escape From New York.

Here’s an excerpt from Rob Sheffield’s excellent review for Rolling Stone.

Sheffield: The piece de resistance, though, is “Alpha Beta Gaga,” which takes the happiest melody Air have ever composed and warps it with a cheerfully whistled chorus that sounds right at home in an alien musical environment full of bright pizzicato strings, theremin and even a banjo. It’s an artificial paradise that allows the strangest emotions to flourish together.

Insound agrees…

Insound: The album’s crowning achievement, “Alpha Beta Gaga,” takes the happiest melody Air have ever composed and warps it with a cheerfully whistled chorus that sounds right at home in an alien musical environment full of bright pizzicato strings, theremin and even a banjo. It’s an artificial paradise that allows the strangest emotions to flourish together.

I like how they went through the trouble of changing just a few words as opposed to plagiarizing outright.

Either way, great song.

air – alpha beta gaga.mp3

[WARNING: You’ll be whistling this all week.]

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