M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Rank: #129 / 717
USER SCORE
83
Based on
146 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

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

86
Beats Per Minute
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
Consequence of Sound
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
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

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

70
musicOMH
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
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
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

User Reviews
68
euphoric sounding expansive music, some lovely moments but some awful and pointless tracks too
100
I don't know if I'm the only person to say it, but I have a feeling this is a really important album and we're just not feeling it yet. It's expansive, combining chillwave with this arena ambient pop, emotional, and (I'll use this awkward word)- epic. It's like a painting, like a totally abstract and surreal movie! With powerful songwriting, lush instrumentation, nostalgic retro production and unbelievable this feels like a masterpiece. It's intense and joyful or intimate and heart-breaking ... read more
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
Tom Simmons
86
Fav Tracks: Midnight City, Intro, OK Pal, Reunion, Claudia Lewis, Steve Mcqueen, Year One One UFO
simpsonIan
70
Easily boasted the best single of 2011, and while much of the album was admirable in scope and contained gorgeous hints of nostalgia, other tracks went weirdly over-the-top with the throwback (TOO MUCH wailing alto sax!)...and please don't get me started on the Child Doing Spoken Word / Tripping / Playing With a Bullfrog 'song.'
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#128
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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 18, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Mute
GENRE: Dream Pop, Synthpop
WEBSITE: ilovem83.com
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
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patton, philthy, erik
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Added on: July 19, 2011