Prior to Stereolab taking off, hipster siren/chanteuse Laetitia Sadier made her living as an au pair. With its advancing and receding brass sweeps, rose-color kaleidoscopic organ carousels, burrowing keyboard weevils, and Sadier's own twisting vocal glide, "Plastic Mile" evokes a slow, sweet cable-car ride across a theme park of unspeakably luscious impossibilities, escorted by an unflappably becalmed Mary Poppins.
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