I gave the album yesterday the first go and today another two to see how it would feel and I have to agree it's a great album. The collaborations worked very well on pretty much every track. There are a few tracks that I do find lacking: Glory is just boring still, If! is a very very
weak pop song, Conquistador and Watching You feels out of place. Note the last two are not bad in any way, but I think that the Jarre Extended Remix and Jarre Mix would have been a better fit for the album when I listen to the entire album in one go. I do think that the Elka is overused overall, it's a great sound sure, but it's in one to many tracks, especially in The Train And The River it just feels out of place. I get the idea of everything at your fingertips but still. And I agree that "Do not leave the building." in Rely On Me also feels out of place.
I guess my favorite tracks are: The Time Machine, Rely On Me, Automatic, Travelator Pt. 2 (where's Pt. 1 BTW?
) and The Train And The River.
Also anyone else who finds that The Train And The River has a feeling of Alive in Bourges?