- Summary: The French electronica outfit (now down to a single member, Anthony Gonzalez) return with a follow-up to their much-loved 2003 breakthrough, 'Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts.'
- Record Label: Mute
- Genre(s): Electronic
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Entertainment Weekly[A] sublime soundtrack to dancing in the moonlight. [21 Jan 2005, p.88]
Under The RadarThe inclusion of organic instruments really takes M83's keyboard-based material to the next level. [#8, p.107]
There are several songs on the release that are easily among the best that the group has ever done, but by the time the 15 tracks and well over an hour run length are over, the release feels a bit on the long side and many of the shorter tracks simply feel like sketches that weren't fully fleshed-out.
Alternative PressAlthough M83's ambitions are often great, there is a problem here: Before The Dawn often drags its feet. [Mar 2005, p.138]
androidOct 7, 2006awesome stuff.
TylerDJan 6, 2007M83's Before the Dawn Heals Us is, in a nutshell, brilliant. I haven't heard Dead Cities and I already love the band. I'm M83's Before the Dawn Heals Us is, in a nutshell, brilliant. I haven't heard Dead Cities and I already love the band. I'm really looking forward to hearing more. But for now, Before the Dawn Heals Us is filling my M83-hearing need just fine. One of the greatest albums I've ever heard.… Expand
teds.Jan 23, 2005An awesome mix of shoegaze and space rock. Best electronic music ever since Air's 10.000 Hz Legend.
MarkJan 29, 2005A little Pink Floyd with some Air and some Dead cities in between and you have a nice follow up.
PinkRockJan 28, 2005The inclusion of vocals and live instruments on this release takes M83 to the next level. M83 have grown leaps and bounds in comparison to The inclusion of vocals and live instruments on this release takes M83 to the next level. M83 have grown leaps and bounds in comparison to their first release, M83, in 2002. If "Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts" was their "Soft Bulletin", then "Before the Dawn Heals Us" is their "Yoshimi". Simply wonderous and amazing.… Expand
tomJan 28, 2005I personally can't seem to give the credit to them. They are so heavily influenced by My Bloody Valentine that it would be quite unfair I personally can't seem to give the credit to them. They are so heavily influenced by My Bloody Valentine that it would be quite unfair to praise them for just taking other's ideas to electronics and releasing it. Sorry, it's either hook or crook and I must say this is the latter of the two.… Expand
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