I gave this album a listen yesterday, and while I agree with most of you that it isn't my favorite Air album, I do think it will make an incredible surround sound presentation if it is done well. My hope is that Air will release all their albums with a properly done surround mix, that would be truly amazing!
Agreed that Moon Safari is a better album. I did see them on tour for this album and have to say some of the songs from 10,000 Hz translated much better live than on album. I remember enjoying "Electronic Performers" much more live. It was their opener for the show and it felt like the whole club was shaking when the song started.
I admittedly bought this album back in the day and then later sold it being disappointed after being a big fan of Moon Safari. Of course you throw a 5.1 mix my way and I will quickly give the album a reassessment!
Also, has anyone in the US tried to pre-order this from Amazon Canada? I tried to pre-order and got this error message:
"This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Please choose a different delivery location. "
Edit: Never mind, I decided to go with Bull Moose, as suggested previously in the thread by GabeL.