7. M83 – Junk
Finally an M83 album caught my attention. I’ve attempted and failed on numerous occasions to find myself lost in Anthony Gonzalez’s music until he went nostalgic. Junk has him wearing his 80’s love on his record sleeve. Hell, “Moon Crystal” actually sounds like an 80’s TV theme this stuff is so throw back. While there are some overly sentimental tracks, the remainder is sing-along good. Tracks like “Do It, Try It,” “Bibi the Dog,” and “Go!” are toe-tapping goodness. Even Beck gets into the act with the melancholy fun of “Time Wind” near the end of the collection. It’s dangerous naming music junk, but there is very little of it in Gonzalez’s memory banks.
Favorite songs: “Do It, Try It,” “Go!,” “Time Wind”