Stereolab always offers up the best quality music, which shines in their singles. The single is very produced, every instrument and tone sounding very clean. Strings introduce you to "Cybele's Reverie," the rhythm-based opening song. The music always drives along with punchy keyboards that stitch the parts together. Laetitia Sadier's crisp voice moves the song with accenting backing vocals, keeping a sense of melancholy in the playful nature of the vocals. The track ends quickly bleeding into electronic and acoustic percussive syncopation. Robots talk using tones as their language. Stereolab bounces along layers swinging in a space '60s style with dancing Farfisa organs. Mary Hansen provides the hum-alongs to Sadier's French lyrics. "Young Lungs" closes the single with a variety of instruments being showcased. Keyboards, saxophone, vibes, bass, and drums create an off-time danceable pulse. Vocals, as usual, are the icing on the cake. Stereolab makes a huge impression as you walk away from this single.
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AllMusic Review by Francis Arres