February 8, 2009

M83's Saturdays=Youth

From M83's "Saturdays=Youth" we have the video for "Kim & Jessie", my favorite song on the new album.

This album is quite a bit more approachable than say, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, which could border on alienating (the desired effect, of course) with songs like Cyborg and 0078h, along with the entire content and subject matter for the album Before The Dawn Heals Us, which discusses planetary destruction and the human condition of our modern, bioindustrial age. Let Men Burn Stars, and In The Cold I'm Standing, are also two styles of songs, and when they do they are much more pleasant, with piano melodies and gender balanced vocals with plenty of repition and a southing soundscape, like the first track "You, Appearing" and even the track "Highway of Endless Dreams" has a forcefulness about it that makes the song uplifting.

Anthony Gonzalez has done it again, and this album is absolutely amazing. It won't wake you up in the middle of the night to strange and disturbing noises like Dead Cities would do to me sometimes.

Here are two tracks from the new album:

Kim & Jessie
We Own The Sky


non serviam said...

I think this is their best release yet, though I do have a special place in my heart for their more cryptic earlier albums.

girl scout said...

I usually get so disappointed when I see a good artist release a new album, because I don't want my early view of them to degrade in light of newer, worse work.

Not this time!