- Audio CD (Sept. 7 2004)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Enhanced
- Label: EMI Music Canada
- ASIN: B0002IQB1W
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Combining elements of My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, Air, Sigur Ros & Tangerine Dream, France's M83 has a distinct sound that's modern, melancholic and mesmerizing. Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts is one of the most striking records you'll hear this year. Available on 2 CD (includes exclusive bonus disc) and 2LP. Debut US tour this September!
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Because of its import status, this wasn't in consideration for many top ten lists from 2003, which is a shame: in hindsight, it was a rather weak year for music, and this album is head and shoulders above other releases from those twelve months - even if it was only in Europe. Get it today! It is well worth the money, especially if you find it for cheaper.
This album is as good as any album can get. Every song has its own character, its own life. Its hard to resist an album that puts forth any and everything associated with good albums (dont tell me about "good" lyrics, please). This album is by far the best of 2003 with no compition anywhere near it. The Frenchman follow up their self titled debue with a record that does more then live up to the bands name. Some say there is no singing or speaking in the album and think because of that it isn't music, wrong. There is singing on one track at least, "run into flowers", but regardless of that the music sings to you. The beautiful mesh of keyboards and drums takes to another world one billion times better then any rock martin album ever will. The best advice is to sit on the floor, crank the head phones up to 10, close your eyes and let the music take you to another world.
There is no favorite on this album because every song is just as awe-inspiring as the next, truely worth the import cost if not an extra 1000 dallors just to the due for making perfection.
Well .. i guess this is the evolution of music, no vocals (or should i say, no HUMAN vocals), it basically takes the music to another level. this is the kind of music where you should simply close your eyes and let it take you to another world, another era, a world of dead cities and red seas...
In the first track (Birds), a robotic voice says "sun is shining, birds are singings, flowers are growing..." and repeats all over again, i guess the irony here is that there are no birds, flowers or sun, you can feel it through the background music. In the last track (Beauties Can Die), there is an 11 minute gap in the middle of the song, where you hear nothing, until the final climax. Songs like Be Wild (#8) and Cyborg (#9) are hauntingly provocative.
But dont get it wrong, despite all the skepticism the title of this album suggests, it has a beautiful sadness in it and you'll probably ask for more after hearing the last track.
Overall, this is an awesome record (worth the imported price) and is sure worth 5 stars!
Insipid crud for the microcephalic set.
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