Saturdays = Youth

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
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Based on 14 reviews
2008 Ratings: #321 / 735
Year End Rank: #14
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Based on 177 ratings
2008 Ratings: #38
April 15, 2008 / Release Date
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rosevean
80
Definitely insufficient expansion

#2 Kim & Jessie / #3 Skin of the Night / #5 Couleurs / #9 Too Late
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
RyanDWessel
75
I like 50% of the album...............when they do their alternative new wave music. The other half is just boring post-rock ambient. I'll admit, that alternative new wave is some of the best I've ever heard, and that deserves some credit.
ItsJustArcherr
80
This is such an interesting album. Some tracks feel like different genres from each other, yet they feel very similar, and connected. The odd use of techno elements in some tracks really added to the feel of the album, while the electronic rock vibe of the other songs feel amazing and authentic. And of course, it wouldn't be an M83 album without dream-like songs in the album. M83 is one of those bands that makes at least ONE perfect track in every album they make with a specific genre. And I ... read more
Mr_Smiles
85
One of those albums that blew me away with production
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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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