Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
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Based on 10 reviews
2003 Ratings: #64 / 289
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Based on 238 ratings
2003 Ratings: #72
Liked by 6 people
April 14, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / EMI / Label
Electronic / Genres
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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
JoaoSantos
65
Thank you Archer, very cool
TehSniper_143
100
I’m rewriting my review for this.

This album is just absolutely gorgeous front to back. It hits you with the perfect mix of noise, pop, and shoegaze all at once. It leaves you speechless and disoriented all the way through, and it just keeps going. And the very faint yet beautiful vocals on songs like “Run into Flowers” or “Beauties Can Die” just add that little cherry on top. It genuinely feels like reaching the heavens and touching the face of god.

Best ... read more
Z.Younk
78
Drawing heavily from 80's shoegaze & chamber pop, M83 makes a huge impact with its real mainstream debut, establishing a dense, darkly beautiful, sprawling landscape; constantly living in its shadow and chasing this artistic high hasn't proved well for the band in more recent years, however.
zachthesnack
88
This was just....absolutely gorgeous
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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
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