• Band Name: M83
  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. For all the awe kindled by the effectively perfect sound in a transcendent highlight like 'Kim & Jessie,' the real triumph is that M83 uses such a setting for more simple melody and emotion than ever before.
  2. Saturdays=Youth contains some of the band's best songs to date. [Spring 2008, p.77]
  3. Saturdays=Youth meaningfully diversifies M83's catalog while retaining Gonzalez's indelible fingerprint.
  4. Of course it’s cheeseball, as we all were at that age. But that’s ultimately what makes this accessible, highly-listenable album a reinvigoration of both catalogue and genre.
  5. Like it or not, the 1980s are part of who we are and Gonzales' homage to the decade is the closest thing to perfect he's achieved.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Jul 2, 2014
    8
    Saturdays=Youth feels like a constant good dream that you never want to leave. This album feels like an alternate universe and is excellentlySaturdays=Youth feels like a constant good dream that you never want to leave. This album feels like an alternate universe and is excellently produced and Gonzalez really pulled out all the stops to make this an excellent and very memorable experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire album and M83 is still one of my favorite bands. Thank You Anthony! Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2013
    10
    best album everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    9
    Love this album, much more different to the previous M83 albums dumping their trademark shoegaze/dream pop sound in favour of a more 80's newLove this album, much more different to the previous M83 albums dumping their trademark shoegaze/dream pop sound in favour of a more 80's new wave/ synth pop sound. Full Review »