Air’s New Collection: So-So

Pitchfork looks at Air’s first best-of collection and decides: ‘Diehard fans and more unfamiliar listeners alike will likely find its tracklist obvious, as it draws heavily from the band’s early material; if you really wanted to hear half of their debut, “Moon Safari,” wouldn’t you just listen to it? The best-of disc includes five songs from “Talkie Walkie,” two from “10,000 Hz Legend,” and then just one apiece from “The Virgin Suicides,” “Pocket Symphony,” and “Le Voyage Dans la Lune.” Consider this: 13 of the best-of disc’s 17 selections appear in Apple Music’s ranking of the duo’s most popular songs.’

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