Love 2

Label
EMI France
Release date
5 Oct 2009
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
49:05

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Air - Do the Joy 3:02 109,612
2 Air - Love 2:41 113,410
3 Air - So Light Is Her Footfall 3:13 105,524
4 Air - Be a Bee 5:02 89,876
5 Air - Missing the Light of the Day 4:25 83,044
6 Air - Tropical Disease 6:47 82,694
7 Air - Heaven's Light 3:52 83,041
8 Air - Night Hunter 4:12 75,260
9 Air - Sing Sang Sung 3:07 94,094
10 Air - Eat My Beat 2:45 74,109
11 Air - You Can Tell It To Everybody 4:10 70,283
12 Air - African Velvet 3:48 78,854
13 Air - Françoise Hardy - Au Fond Du Rêve Doré 2:01 692

About this album

There are a few things I’m impressed with Air for doing: resuscitating crusty, decades-old Moog blorps amidst the frenzy of millennial techno-utopian futurism, turning a new generation on to a certain vintage Gallic notion of jet-set sophistication, and getting indie- and punk-dominated college rock stations to play what essentially amounted to lounge prog. Most of all, there’s the way they composed their music as an unapologetically frothy sort of cheese-pop without letting it get dominated by snorting insincerity or self-conscious hokeyness. You could still hear the kitsch, but it wasn’t the driving force, and they had a sneaky way of lulling you into forgetting you weren’t “supposed” to like this kind of thing. Hell, lots of people actually had sex to Moon Safari, which is about as unironic as you can get. (At least I hope they were being unironic.)

A half-decade of Balearic/glo-fi/’lude-house has since refined that mellow aesthetic to the point where taste-conscious end-runs around potential irony have become increasingly unnecessary. But while that refinement applied readily to the subtle songcraft of Talkie Walkie and Pocket Symphony, both of which provided ample evidence of Air’s vintage pop smarts, they’ve somehow stumbled their way into a pit of lite-FM treacle on their new album. Love 2— as titles go, a bad pun disguised as a sequel nobody needed— is a dopey little slice of not-much that feels like a noodly rendering of yacht-pop weightlessness.

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  • peppergod

    It's aging well. Good for it!

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • tcbp

    I don't know why I bought this one before downloading it.....

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • roemilca111

    let's just forget this album ever even existed.

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Jim_Lithium

    They must be fans of Neu!.

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • cccarnero

    I'm totally in love with Eat my beat

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Beefheart-

    Sounds more like an entire album instead of collection of Air pieces. Just excellent overall. There hasn't been a bad Air album yet.

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • DuuNfox

    great album for me

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • EchotheSun

    If you get the influences, specifically the french ones, from the early 70s, then you'll probably treasure this record; it had such a great warm analogue sound and consistency throughout, and every song fits perfectly in it's place like a film soundtrack from that era (for some reason i'm thinking of Cannabis), not to mention all the nods to françoise (and even a cover at the end(!)...for me it's only second to moon safari, and a million better than pocket symphony which left me frozen. adore this record. :)

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • kaw1216

    2 or 3 songs are good, but where is the AIR i know and love??? i hate to say it.. but i'm pretty dissapointed with this album.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • topjim

    This album's not so bad :¬)

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • adamzZz

    Well... despite from the first song being fantastic, the rest is horrendous

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Sepia_Verve

    or as good as those two songs

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Sepia_Verve

    @rcaz apparently undescribable.. no but this definitely a step down from Pocket Symphony because nothing on it is better than Left Bank or Mer du Japon

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • m-salami

    I've disapointed by love 2, now i give a second chance. I think it's quite good for Darkel lovers. Bee a Bee is good, Heaven's light too, Sing Sang Sung too...

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • denisgianne

    great album

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • rcaz

    "unapologetically frothy sort of cheese-pop without letting it get dominated by snorting insincerity or self-conscious hokeyness" "A half-decade of Balearic/glo-fi/’lude-house " "noodly rendering of yacht-pop weightlessness." OMFG

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • rcaz

    "resuscitating crusty, decades-old Moog blorps amidst the frenzy of millennial techno-utopian futurism, turning a new generation on to a certain vintage Gallic notion of jet-set sophistication, and getting indie- and punk-dominated college rock stations to play what essentially amounted to lounge prog" OVERLOAD

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • gangstayoda

    pretty good so far.. i haven't listened to them since pocket symphony. glad to get reacquainted

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Amidlo

    a peaceful album. not as good as the previous ones, but still its very nice to play it in a background to some random home activities ;)

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • oMANOo

    stop bitchin', this album is great

    2 May 2010 Reply
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