TOR's Favourite Albums of 2008: #4
For the past 6 or 7 years France's M83 have contented themselves (and me) by alternating between sounding like a digitized version of My Bloody Valentine or acid house with guitars. But for their latest album Saturdays = Youth they have basically turned in the soundtrack for a lost John Hughes movie. If you close your eyes and sway to it enough you can almost see Molly Ringwald in yet another ruffled dress at yet another high school dance.
Speaking of dances someone cut a version of this song, "Kim + Jesse", to the prom scene from the seminal 80's BMX film Rad. So essential.