- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 29 reviews
2011 Rank: #116 / 860
USER SCORE
83
Based on
243 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pitchfork

Above all else, it's the best M83 record yet.

86
Beats Per Minute

It shows an artist at the top of his songwriting game, but perhaps without the thick and palatable sense of cohesion definitive and prevalent on past releases.

80
No Ripcord

It’s a sweeping, expansive album, that covers a lot of ground and leaves the listener satisfied.

80
Consequence of Sound

Although Dreaming sports slower, more introspective ballads, there’s also a pantry’s worth of interstellar jams, chock full of sounds you’ve probably never heard before.

70
musicOMH

It possesses some of M83's most varied material to date, yet still functions as a coherent body of work.

67
A.V. Club

For an album of such impressive scale and nanoscopic attention to detail, Dreams leaves a surprisingly light impression.

50
Drowned in Sound

Here the impulse is more towards the portentous, Fairlight-raddled, heart-on-sleeve vacuity of mainstream Eighties transatlantic rock-lite than the soaring-indie stylings of Saturdays

Mrloomerings
98
The world nowadays force us to live on our own expectations, it prevents us to letting our child side of going out, We are just little worms, hidden on our cocoons, forced to hide our emotions, into ourselves, It's almost impossible to feel in the actual society, we have so much weight over us, and expectations that the world builds over you are insanely heavy. But sometimes, we need to find our wonderland, a place where our soul side can be at its own, we need to be fascinated by the ... read more
exception
83
Through a 70 minute journey into new realms of electronic music, M83 gives their best effort yet. There is a significant amount of filler, but every other tracks brings something new and exciting. Definitely a high point for electronic music in this decade.

fav tracks: Midnight City, Claudia Lewis, Steve McQueen, Echoes of Mine
BuffaloStaple
90
I've actually only ever heard the first disc of this album. I like it a lot, might try the rest some time.

EDIT: I honestly think this album is incredible, one of my favourite records of the decade
68
euphoric sounding expansive music, some lovely moments but some awful and pointless tracks too
sonicyouth
85
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is an album that really took some time to fully appreciate and love. The record works as a mirroring double-album. Each disc has the same amount of tracks on each, with both having tracks which have the same concept on each song of the same track number. It sounds complicated, but it's totally understandable once taking a look at the track listing. This album can be described as ambitious, dreamy, epic (yeah I just used that word), and really enjoyable. All of the ... read more
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DETAILS

October 18, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / Label
Dream Pop, Synthpop / Genres
ilovem83.com / Website
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 34 - Amazon
# 22 - Clash
# 7 - Consequence of Sound
# 1 - FILTER
# 12 - No Ripcord
# 31 - Obscure Sound
# 12 - One Thirty BPM
# 9 - Paste
# 19 - Pazz and Jop
# 3 - Pitchfork
# 5 - PopMatters
# 11 - Prefix
# 19 - SPIN
# 33 - Spinner
# 12 - Stereogum
# 29 - The Line of Best Fit
# 32 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 2 - Under the Radar
Track List

Disc 1

  1. Intro [ft. Zola Jesus] 
  2. Midnight City 
  3. Reunion 
  4. Where the Boats Go 
  5. Wait 
  6. Raconte-Moi Histoire 
  7. Train to Pluton 
  8. Claudia Lewis 
  9. This Bright Flash 
  10. When Will You Come Home? 
  11. Soon, My Friend

Disc 2

  1. My Tears Are Becoming a Sea 
  2. New Map 
  3. OK Pal 
  4. Another Wave From You 
  5. Splendor 
  6. Year One, One UFO 
  7. Fountains 
  8. Steve McQueen 
  9. Echoes of Mine 
  10. Klaus I Love You 
  11. Outro
Contributions By
patton, philthy, erik


Added on: July 19, 2011