6. M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
One of the best things that happened to me all year was getting to listen to this album two weeks before it was released (thanks to KTSW) because Hurry Up We’re Dreaming is the funnest album I have heard all year. The idea of creating a double disc CD, with each song being based on a different dream, and having tracks correlated from disc1 to disc2 is simply genius.
Anthony Gonzalez took a huge risk creating an album like this and it has paid off. M83 is one of the hottest acts on tour right now and the album has terrific commercial appeal. Gonzalez says one of his inspirations for creating the album was The Smashing Pumpkin’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, but people will be looking at Hurry Up We’re Dreaming for years as an example of how to do a double disc album.