Monday Morning Fuel: M83 - Road Blaster

So many artists traffic in 80s, synth-drenched nostalgia that it takes a lot to really stand out. M83 has offered one of the few albums recently that revisits that tinny, blaring synth sound evocative of new wave and also thoroughly modernizes it. You can really hear it in "Road Blaster," a song that produces a shower of synth horns that doesn't sound cheesy or ironic, but sincerely joyful. The bright guitar finish makes it gleam and shine like the special track it is. Every time I listen to it and the album it came off of, "Junk," I can't help but smile and find something new in the stacks of sounds M83 has presented.