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M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 9 reviews
2003 Rank: #24 / 212
USER SCORE
83
Based on
77 ratings

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john95
85
It's really great. It sounds like travelling through space in a cloud of dreams.
exception
89
This is one of those projects that left me speechless all the way through. This album is the perfect amount of shoegaze, idm, and noise pop all in one. Nothing was too concentrated; the faster tracks were balanced out with the slower ones, and I think the vocals, though sparse, were very well produced into the production. I'd be surprised if M83 could ever top this, but I don't think I want them to. This is the pinnacle of their discography, and I'm okay with that.

fav tracks: Unrecorded, ... read more
Razzle_Dazzle
93
People are affraid of getting lost in the incommensurability of the sound...
sonicyouth
94
This album is M83's best album. It has all of the characteristics of an M83 album, but a more stripped back version of any of their new stuff. Anthony Gonzalez brought simplistic electronic music and added beautiful ambience and distorted guitars. It's a sound that can be compared to shoegaze, which is a pretty cool thing when you think about it. It's dreamy, but it's still able to not feel so gimmicky. It's an intense listen with a soundtrack-like feel, but a lot less boring. It's honestly one ... read more
Sorrugis
82
M83's best album to date.

Loved: Unrecorded, Run Into Flowers, America, Be Wild, Gone
Liked: Birds, In church, On a white lake near a green mountain, Cyborg, 0078h, Beauties can die
Disliked: Noise
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DETAILS

April 14, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / EMI / Label
Electronic / Genres
ilovem83.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Birds
  2. Unrecorded
  3. Run Into Flower
  4. In Church
  5. America
  6. On a White Lake, Near a Green Mountain
  7. Noise
  8. Be Wild
  9. Cyborg
  10. 0078h
  11. Gone
  12. Beauties Can Die