- Before the Dawn Heals Us

M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 12 reviews
2005 Rank: #94 / 358
USER SCORE
82
Based on
58 ratings

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Jan 12, 2017
exception
86
The soundtrack to a bustling city at dusk. The textures that M83 created on their previous album is cleaned up and given more of a mainstream appeal; a blessing and a curse. Despite the many useless interludes and mini-songs, Before the Dawn Heals Us remains a diamond in the impressive discography of the French synth superstars.

fav tracks: Can't Stop (standout), Teen Angst, Car Chase Terror!, Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun
Oct 9, 2016
NR
Grander than it's remarkable predecessor, it's trippy, shivering, and almost quite as great.
Feb 28, 2016
sonicyouth
90
M83 took Dead Cities' sound and added a larger sound and more vocals. The evolution in their sound can totally be described in a track like Don't Save Us From the Flames which included clean piano, live drums, and a pop-song structure. It was this step which gave us the M83 we know today. Besides tracks like that, we can still feel strong vibes which we got from their 2003 record on tracks like Fields, Shorelines, and Hunter, A Guitar and a Heart, * , but with live drums of course. Anthony's ... read more
Dec 23, 2014
Tom Simmons
77
Fav Tracks: Teen Angst, Don't Save Us From The Flames, Farewell-Goodbye, Moonchild

Least Fav Track: Car Chase Terror!
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Track List
  1. Moonchild 
  2. Don't Save Us From The Fames 
  3. In The Cold I'm Standing 
  4. Farewell / Goodbye 
  5. Fields, Shorelines And Hunters 
  6. I Guess I'm Floating 
  7. Teen Angst 
  8. Can't Stop 
  9. Safe 
  10. Let Men Burn Stars 
  11. Car Chase Terror ! 
  12. Slight Night Shiver 
  13. A Guitar And A Heart 
  14. Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun