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Old fans will note a substantial difference between this 2008 album and M83’s previous releases; Saturdays = Youth is more shoegazey in texture and more pop in construction. While the galactic, deep space vibe is still there, the overall aesthetic is more Cocteau Twins a la My Bloody Valentine rather than another addition to the towering electronic post-rock tradition that Mogwai and Sigur Rós perfected. The record draws heavily from the likes of Tears For Fears and Cocteau Twins, as well as classic John Hughes teen movies. Recorded with Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Sugar Cubes, Cocteau Twins) and Ewan Pearson (The Rapture, Ladytron).