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New Issue: M83

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M83, Saturdays = Youth – I SO got seduced into this one by the Pitchfork review. And this time the romance was very short lived. It goes to show you that you can’t always trust what you read. And my ears are ringing from this one. Well, not ringing from an overwhelming sound. Rather the opposite. I know the ’80s are back with a vengeance – I just came back from seeing The Cool Kids and I saw more than a couple gold rope chains, Adidas tortoise shell shoes, and even some headbands – but sometimes the homage can be taken too far with no point. And do we really need those bare, tinny synthesizers back? We’ve made so many improvements in technology. Let’s all just move forward.
And while we are at, can the lyrics be a little less sappy? OK, so I get that we are all being “youthfully inspired”, but it doesn’t have to be in the vein of Panic at the Disco. Which is not to say that M83 is trying to fill the new emo high school void. But the constant whining and all out repetitive nature just makes me tired. So, I’ve learned my lesson. I am my own women and I will NOT succumb to the peer pressure of big indie blogs.

Written by TopDrop

July 13th, 2008 at 4:58 am

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