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April 26, 2008 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Saturdays = Youth

I just quickly want to mention that M83‘s new album Saturdays = Youth is really great. Sweet-sad synth textures to the tune of lost youth in progress. If LCD Soundsystem‘s Sound of Silver is about waking up in your 30s, Saturdays is about the dream just prior.

It’s the kind of album that helps you to feel happily pained to still be alive. Affect of The Verve‘s bittersweet symphony, but more experimental. Midnight Souls Still Remain, for example, manages to compellingly alternate between two tones for 11 minutes. And yet a pop sensibility animates the album as a whole. Witness Graveyard Girl, the first single:

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