- Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 9 reviews
2003 Rank: #24 / 215
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83
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84 ratings

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GoldenChords
100
My personal favorite electronic music album of all time, me listening this for the first time was an unrepeatable experience. A short review:

The second album of the electronic duo M83 is immerse in a kind of aura of noise and orchestral arrangements (overshadowed with synthesizers and more), making a new genre which I name as electronic shoegaze. Besides a touch of experimentation, this record its completely accessible and enjoyable, as any M83 album. All the songs intertwine ... read more
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
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