M83 – Wait

October 21, 2011

To be good, you have to take a risk. To be great, you have to be a little bit crazy. M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, a 74 minute-long double album that sounds like U2 meets Sigur Rós meets the entire discography of the 80’s, is insane. This song, “Wait,” slowly builds, much in the same way a lot of M83 songs do, into an orchestral finale that seems more fitting for the Sydney Opera House than your headphones. It demonstrates what this band does best: increase the scope, size and magnitude of a track until it basically envelopes you, swallowing everything in a five mile radius. This might sound a bit overwrought and laudatory, but this album deserves high-praise, for its bravery if nothing else.