Ok, ok, I've been slack with posts, I apologize, but I have a reet toon for you here.
Previously vague, ethereal and dense, M83's "Midnight City" was a total 180 in direction, an epic synthpop power ballad that The Naked and Famous would've killed for, with surely one of the hooks of the year, that startling falsetto screech, and a gleefully guilty pleasure of a saxaphone solo as the track stomped it's way triumphantly into the night.
But following "Midnight City" on M83's new record "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" is a whole new kind of 80s collosus. On the life-affirmingly bright "Reunion", guitars clang and echo like U2 and the melody hits the Chesney Hawkes rock anthem nerve like a shot of adrenaline to the heart. Sound awful? Maybe it is, but by god I love it.
M-83 Reunion by ProjectX1
"Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" came out this week and I suggest you buy it. Truly exciting full albums are few and far between in 2011.