Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2011 Ratings: #196 / 965
Year End Rank: #14
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Based on 665 ratings
2011 Ratings: #39
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October 18, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / Label
Dream Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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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.


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

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.

No Ripcord

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

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.


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

A.V. Club

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

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

pros: uplifting, atmospheric and enchanting; with moments of grand levity and epic-ness entranced throughout the record, the dreamy and synth-pop amalgamation create a heavy and dynamic feel that's ethereal and bittersweet; Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is swift, romantic and dense, with a long list of tracks with the majority having vocals in them and a few being instrumentals serving as more or less interludes, it occupies a substantial weight to it and a level of consistency where the core themes ... read more
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
Antwon Fantwon has been wrong on many occasions before but his rating on this one is unforgivable. One of the best synthpop albums of the 2010's, no question.
It is so diverse, a lot of textures, sounds, worlds. Very atmospheric and not just the best M83’s record, it is one of the best electronic albums of 2010’s. The album feels so cohesive and beautiful.
Nostalgia is one hell of a drug
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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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Added on: July 19, 2011