Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2011 Rank: #167 / 891
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Based on 315 ratings
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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.

80
AllMusic

More than any of M83's other albums, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming feels like a destination to explore; while it may not be quite as striking as Saturdays = Youth, it delivers a welcome mix of classic sounds and promising changes.

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

Jan 12, 2017
exception
87
In every listen I find something new. With so many incredibly expansive and cohesive songs, M83 created one of the more successful electropop albums that retains its credibility as good music, as well as a handful of radio-ready hits.

fav tracks: Midnight City, Steve McQueen, Raconte-Moi Histoire, When Will You Come Home?, Outro
Jun 26, 2015
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
Apr 11, 2016*
BuffaloStaple
85
My go to album if i'm just looking to smile, shit is just so wondrous and grand to me I really dig it, love the very epic, glossy compositions & crescendos all over this album I think Gonzalez pulls it all off really effectively. Also imo it's surprisingly consistent considering the pretty huge runtime, sweet album.
Jan 30, 2017
unknownpleasure
74
A beautiful album. I actually enjoyed the second disc more than the first, but overall still an immense and expansive listen.

Favorite Tracks: Midnight City, Reunion, New Map, Splendor, Steve McQueen

Least Favorite: Raconte-Moi Une Histoire, Year One, One Ufo
Feb 2, 2015
EMR
62
Huge, arena-ambience sounding LP from M83 that raised a lot of hype back in 2011 before its release. In fact, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a massive, grand and ambitious double disc album that showcases M83's characteristic wide, reverbed production and takes it to a much higher level. The sounds on this record are very well crafted and laboured, the riffs and instrument melodies are detailed to an immense extent and there is a high number of interludes and fills between some sections that aim ... read more
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