User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42

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  1. Oct 16, 2013
    10
    best album everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    9
    This album as a whole is spectacular. It's hard to think how electro can be so poignant, so powerful. A bunch of keyboards stirs up so much feeling here. The album is clearly divided into two. Some tracks are slow, progressive and grandiose. The others pretend to be, and then rip your face of with frantic noise. But all the tracks are visceral and colourful.

    Personal highlights, America,
    Gone, Run into Flowers, Unrecorded. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    10
    There is not an album I've listened to that has gotten close to matching the masterfully crafted aesthetics in this immense, powerful, gorgeous, and emotionally moving album by the one and only M83. Amazing work.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Although at times M83 evoke Jean-Michel Jarre or Air, this is far from being an album of Franco-synth by numbers; it is the layered, hypertextual futurism of My Bloody Valentine and Brian Eno which seeps through the electronic Gallic gauze as the most palpable influences.
  2. In Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, M83 have created an ethereal electronic masterpiece, and one which, thankfully, doesn't sound like a relic from the Warp Records back catalogue.
  3. Simply put, this album sounds absolutely huge, its relentless attention to detail eclipsed only by the stunning emotional power it conveys.