Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
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Based on 9 reviews
2003 Ratings: #40 / 279
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Based on 178 ratings
2003 Ratings: #45
April 14, 2003 / Release Date
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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
92
Thank you Archer, very cool
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
ItsJustArcherr
100
One of M83's most definitive and underrated work, Dead Cities is an almost perfect exhilarating experience that leaves you wanting more in the end. It really shows how much the band has grown into when comparing this album to M83's newer releases (*not counting Junk). Please give this a listen if you haven't.

Favorite Tracks: All except...

Least Favorite: Cyborg. Not really a good standalone song, but it's definitely enjoyable when put together with the rest of the album.
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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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