Wednesday, March 05, 2008

M83 - Saturdays=Youth


Anthony Gonzalez has always had a knack for weaving cinematic soundscapes into relatively straightforward dream-pop songs, but on M83's latest record, Saturdays=Youth, he takes that idea to the next level. Set against a backdrop of 80's synth-pop, massive reverb and heavy doses of vocal melody, Gonzalez lyrically and musically captures the essence and pays tribute to uncertain teenage emotion with each track. This record is a concept of sorts, each song a chapter in the densely layered soundtrack to individual moments in adolescent life – falling in love ("Dark Moves of Love"), going out and doing drugs with your friends ("Couleurs"), alienation ("Graveyard Girl"), fear ("Kim and Jessie") and escape ("Highway of Endless Dreams"). With Saturdays=Youth, Gonzalez has created one of the most conceptually transcendent records in years because, no matter what, everyone was a teenager once and experienced the highs and lows that go along with being young.

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At 8:25 PM, Blogger matt said...

I thought this blog was over, I am glad it is not.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

nah i just update it when i do stuff for magazines for the most part. maybe i'll start updating it more often.

At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i thought you might know this.
What places do you go to get free music?
the place i go to has so many rapidshare links, it would take a lifetime to get what i want.
do you know how to dl as many rapidshare files as possible, or do you have an alternative easily searchable place?

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

I used to use torrents, but I don't have any memberships anymore. Now I just use and I will also do google blog searches for things and I read a fair amount of music blogs. And then of course, I will buy stuff too.

At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

update this thing! :]


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