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Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Sixth album from Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, with more of his particular brand of electronic shoegaze

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Naive
UK Release date
17/10/2011
US Release date
25/10/2011
  1. 10.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    It sounds like a soundtrack for the end of the world, or the birth of new worlds. Extraordinary
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  2. 9.1 |   Pitchfork

    The traditionally structured songs here are some of the most thrilling pop music released this year
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  3. 9.0 |   Prefix

    Where Dawn used the widescreen drama to ratchet up the dread and illustrate the sinister doom that lurked around every corner, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming expands upward and outward with a sense of hope, happiness, and even humor
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  4. 9.0 |   Bowlegs

    One of the best double albums we’ve heard for a very long time, and his finest record to date
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  5. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    A 22-track, double album of stunningly ambitious, synth-soaked dreams
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  6. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    It’s a big album, but stick with it and it’s a rewarding one
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  7. 9.0 |   The Fly

    A glorious double-album and a towering testament to unadulterated ambition
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  8. 9.0 |   DIY

    A surprisingly compact, easily absorbed, enjoyable album, and an epic, inflated journey, but not an arduous one. Truly a double album of worthy of the format
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  9. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    A record that shines a stark and revealing light on M83's decade-long career as one of the most consistently interesting and inimitable acts indie music has
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  10. 8.5 |   The AU Review

    A hypnotic, exhilarating and sincere record
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Consider this as a “greatest hits” of unreleased material that celebrates all that is and has been great about ten years of M83
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    A wildly ambitious, often visionary record. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    An incredibly detailed, layered album
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  14. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An incredibly ambitious and personal effort that shines, sparkles, and thrills
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  15. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    It’s surprisingly exhilarating stuff
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  16. 8.0 |   AU Review

    An album majestic in scope and execution, which shows that – improbable as it seems – Anthony Gonzalez’s sky-scraping ambition is matched by his talent
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  17. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Snatches of movie-styled dialogue augment the storytelling as you're spirited away in synths that soar and dive
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  18. 8.0 |   State

    A full embodiment of what music celebrating the power of dreams should be, an experience that is as elaborate, vivid, and moving as the dreams it hopes to emulate
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  19. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The veneer of this record is pristine and every touch of gloss or larger than life facade feels slightly unreal – too big to fully grasp
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  20. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    An engrossing listen
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  21. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    An engrossing listen
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  22. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Gonzalez paints broad strokes on this vast musical landscape, and although a wee long, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming may be his conceptual masterpiece
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  23. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    As with everything the Frenchman’s done so far, the album is lush and ably produced, crescendo after crescendo
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  24. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is M83's "epic", which means that it's just like every other M83 album, only moreso
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  25. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Minor niggles aside it is a testament to the fine songwriting skill of Gonzalez. It possesses some of M83's most varied material to date, yet still functions as a coherent body of work
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  26. 7.0 |   BBC

    While some consistency may have been sacrificed in favour of a space-filling selection of tracks, this set still represents a heaving, breathing journey through the introspective and the bombastic, the striving and the exhaustive.
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  27. 7.0 |   Spin

    No one is better, or more single-minded, when it comes to evoking dream-pop awe
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  28. 7.0 |   NME

    An album full of hidden pleasures
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  29. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    For an album of such impressive scale and nanoscopic attention to detail, Dreams leaves a surprisingly light impression
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  30. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    The album has some lovely moments that are lost in the sprawl of it all
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  31. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A mix of beat-driven anthems and gauzy ambience that moves like a restless night's sleep
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  32. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Gonzalez's commitment to excess can get a little wearying but the road-movie rush of highlights of "Midnight City" is hard to beat
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  33. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Employs banks of multi-tracked vocals, waves of epic Sigur Ros-style synths and a celestial production. Print edition only

  34. 6.0 |   Clash

    There’s a lot of slightly tedious ambient wallpaper
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  35. 6.0 |   Uncut

    So spectacularly grandiose you have to wear 3D specs to hear it properly. Print edition only

  36. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    He loses his way on the quieter numbers. But when he's backed by big Eighties beats, as on OK Pal, this album is epic in more than just its length
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  37. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a full-bodied and widescreen affair, the producer working his magic with familiar shades of dream-pop, melancholic synth symphonies and hazy ambient swathes of sound
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  38. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    You cannot escape the feeling that perhaps wanting to create a record that is “very, very, very epic” got in the way of it becoming coheren
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  39. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Marks their first musical regression in a decade-long career
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  40. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Double albums are necessarily somewhat hit and miss. That’s part of their pick’n’mix charm. But M83 mostly miss me here
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