15 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was a gargantuan album to add to the canon of gargantuan M83 albums. Junk is rather different, but no less thrilling. Out go the blown-out anthems and in their place, nostalgically candied pop, disco and soul gems. It bobs merrily between gloriously indulgent (“Do It, Try It”, “Go!”), gloriously silly (“Moon Crystal” sounds like a ‘70s TV theme), and deeply romantic (“For the Kids”, “Atlantique Sud” and "Sunday Night 1987”). “Solitude”, meanwhile, is gorgeous, cinematic and blessed with a spellbinding keytar solo. It’s that sort of album.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was a gargantuan album to add to the canon of gargantuan M83 albums. Junk is rather different, but no less thrilling. Out go the blown-out anthems and in their place, nostalgically candied pop, disco and soul gems. It bobs merrily between gloriously indulgent (“Do It, Try It”, “Go!”), gloriously silly (“Moon Crystal” sounds like a ‘70s TV theme), and deeply romantic (“For the Kids”, “Atlantique Sud” and "Sunday Night 1987”). “Solitude”, meanwhile, is gorgeous, cinematic and blessed with a spellbinding keytar solo. It’s that sort of album.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
437 Ratings

437 Ratings

williamplong ,

oh dear god

please blast me off to space

notwithstanding ,

a fitting album title

the paper I work for got an advance copy of this record in the office for reviews a couple of weeks ago. We've been listening to it pretty much on a loop hoping that at some point these horrific songs would start to sound like the M83 that we all love. They have not. this album is a classic example of a truly great artist selling out and cashing in on the fame that he got from his last album. He fired his entire touring band that was supposed to play on the next album after HUWD and made this album instead. this is truly junk. With this one album he has sullied his reputation as well as his back catalogue

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Changed my mind

This album really grows on you. At release, I was disappointed. But now, I absolutely love it.

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