Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2011 Ratings: #196 / 964
Year End Rank: #14
User Score
Based on 625 ratings
2011 Ratings: #37
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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

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
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.
I definitely enjoyed this but I feel a lot of the songs felt unnecessary and filler-y, especially the shorter ones. While there are a lot of massive hits on this album (both commercially and in my own book) there are a few too many songs that go nowhere and seem to just pad out the tracklisting to make this a double album. I don't have too much to say as I'm really tired while writing this but I did enjoy this quite a bit, even with the filler-y content.

Favourite Tracks: Intro, Midnight City, ... read more
Nostalgia is one hell of a drug
Maybe it will take more listens, but I wish the rest of the album went as hard as Midnight City
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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