Dreamy French pop with a new-found emotional depth
M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has never shied from big artistic statements, so it was little surprise when he announced that his sixth album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" would be a double-disc set. He then hung out in Joshua Tree, soaking up inspiration—a move that he ingratiatingly acknowledged as “so clichéd.” The conceptual hook is that the album is split between a male side and a female side; each song is mirrored by a loosely related sibling track. Gonzalez keeps his hot streak going strong on “Hurry Up”—a great pop record with actual emotional depth. Tuesday M83 headlined Webster Hall; Wednesday Gonzalez and co. will headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg. With Active Child.