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M83 – Saturdays = Youth

18 03 2011

Listened: Wednesday March 2

I only bought Saturdays = Youth because it was a cheap download and the couple of song snippets I heard I liked. Despite hearing that, I don’t think I quite grasped M83’s sound until I listened all the way through.

Basically they are a band who is very into OMD and other synthy, dreamy Eighties bands, as well as shoegaze. Despite how wrong that could go, it goes totally right. Songs like Kim & Jessie, Graveyard Girl, and Highway Of Endless Dreams are somewhat referential, yet are super catchy and stay with you. The eighties fetishism trend of the last several years can get very shallow and uninteresting, but this album is not that.

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