Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70

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  1. JerradH
    Aug 1, 2004
    5
    I like the quality and the instrumentation, but the melodies sound very flat and uninspired, and after a few listens, it all sounds very plain and blah. There's just not enough musical variation, and too many of the instruements play the exact same note throughout each song.
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  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.