AOTY 2017
Saturdays = Youth
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2008 Ratings: #228 / 720
Year End Rank: #17
User Score
Based on 137 ratings
2008 Ratings: #30
April 15, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / Label
Ken Thomas, Ewan Pearson / Producer
ilovem83.com / Website
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Mar 22, 2017
Felindie
60
Fav Track: Up!
Jan 10, 2017
exception
79
M83 follows an obvious but successful formula with Saturdays = Youth. Each song has a pretty explicit verse and chorus order, along with synth breaks to accompany that. The female vocals sound extremely generic, which is the albums largest flaw. Anthony's flat, whispy singing is one of my favorite aspects of M83's music, and when he is replaced it seems to be much less personal. Not to mention that the other singer sounds like pretty much any other radio electropop songstress. Aside from ... read more
Oct 9, 2016
NR
It's much better than Digital Shades Vol. 1. It is less grand than Before the Dawn Heals Us. Also, it avoids being overblown, a fault that was sometimes present in Before the Dawn. It definitely sounds like M83 and it's a very consistent record.
Jan 24, 2016
Sorrugis
80
Anthony Gonzalez has the tendency to dramatize a lot of his music as M83, either intentionally or unintentionally, to the point where some of it becomes rather corny and irritating (like a bad chick flick). A lot of his attempts at renditions of action movie scenes (Before The Dawn Heals Us) and overblown 80s pap (Hurry Up We're Dreaming) in general fall short. But on Saturdays=Youth, Gonzalez manages to pull together a cohesive set of songs that keep the corniness level to a low (aside from ... read more
Nov 25, 2015
owenmzollis
62
Favorite track: "Graveyard Girl"
Least favorite track: "Up!"
Track List
  1. You, Appearing
  2. Kim & Jessie
  3. Skin of the Night
  4. Graveyard Girl
  5. Couleurs
  6. Up!
  7. We Own the Sky
  8. Highway of Endless Dreams
  9. Too Late
  10. Dark Moves of Love
  11. Midnight Souls Still Remain
  12. Until the Night Is Over" [iTunes bonus track]
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