Today, Drowned in Sound announced our top 50 albums of 2008. DiS caught up with the maker of our album of the year Saturdays=Youth, for a brief chat.
As in previous years, we like to let the winner know before we let the public in on who's won. On hearing he'd topped the list, Anthony Gonzalez, the man behind M83 (currently touring the arena circuit with Kings of Leon) sent us this note:
Deciding to go in a new direction, away from the comfort zone of what's expected is a tricky prospect. The fact that Saturdays=Youth seems to make people's ears happy... what more rewarding feeling for taking a risk?
It's pretty mind-blowing to be acknowledged by the very site I have read for so long. It gives me an incredible confidence to begin the new album. Thank you!
DiS will be running a full length interview with Anthony about the album next week.