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Due in October-ish time.
Can not wait!!!!
But in a good way, there's no way overkill can put off M83 fans, its been done already.
Anyone heard anything about a Team Ghost release? The two EPs from last year were great.
the two eps have been combined (w/ two new tracks) on a japan only album 'we all shine'. the debut album proper is out in january...
because of the Album Of The Year status on here, having heard only one track. And it was ace, so yay new album and all that.
that's really awesome to hear!
have listened to, and very much enjoyed, the last album due to it being album of the year. haven't bought it yet, just listened to it now and then on Spotify. but i am pretty poor at listening to new music.
at least this track with Zola Jesus it's a good start
and yes, epic it is!
and have to say that my initial enthusiasm was a tad premature. Some of it is brilliant, but some of it is pretty bad like you say. Ventures somewhat unwelcomely into stadium rock territory in places, and it's a bit too long, but that said some of the tracks are anthemic in just the right way...
ex-Medicine genius. one of my 1990's alt-heros.
i cannot WAIT to hear this.
...but not as seismically brilliant as Saturdays=Youth. It's sort of a mix between Saturdays and the older stuff, but doesn't really heights of either.
I wonder why it's a double album, since both discs are well under 40 minutes. It could easily fit on one 73-74 minute disc, which is the lenght of an usual M83 album anyway. And even after several listens, I can't really spot any real difference between the albums, which are both constructed rather similarly and include various kinds of music.
i actually kind of agree. i've only managed to listen to the whole thing twice (it is 22 tracks!) and there are some good moments but overall, it's a bit, erm....still need to spend some time with it before deciding.
Feel like there's some time needing to be spent before I form any definite opinions
hoping he'll answer my Q about decisions not to edit the record down.
is incredible, is the album in a similar vein?
To deliberately aim for the 'epic' is rarely a good thing to do. Looks like I will keeping 'Dead Cities' as my M83 listening choice when that mood takes me.
Listened to 'Midnight City' on Soundcloud and thought it was a terrible song. M83 go 'epic'. By numbers. Perhaps it is just me but with 'Dead Cities' M83 reached a kind of post MBV perfection but the quality of each album since has dipped each time. Never really had much time for stadium rock.
that's why I loved the Team Ghost EPs. The real follow up to Dead Cities really.
Makes you wonder where the talent was in the early days of M83.
including, whisper it, Simple Minds.
see also: The new Horrors album
except the Horrors do sound like Simple Minds in places on that album. And why shouldn't they!
there's only one mention of stadium rock in this thread that isn't from you
but there are two others, one above and one below. Before making pointed rejoinders it is a basic requirement to at least have your facts straight.
There's nothing on it that really blows my socks off on their first listen like Graveyard girl or Kim and Jessie, but I think it's a good album for really getting lost in on a bus ride. Dead Cities is perfect for that too.
to this album. Both Midnight City and Intro are good, even though they're not as great as songs off of Dead Cities... and Saturdays=Youth.
M83 is a different animal now from 'Dead Cities...'
Having listened to this album twice, it sound good. I see the stadium rock influence - the first 5 seconds of one track sends me into Simple Minds; Midnight City is quite a divisive song, the musical equivalent of Marmite.
If your interest in M83 is mostly limited to the MBV-side to their sound, then there's never going to be any pleasing you, is there?
For me, he deserves respect for having the audacity to go epic after a critically acclaimed album that was quite a 'pop' take on his sound. And it sounds to me like a success.
track 5. "wait"
as with all double albums, the interest tends to wane
disc 2 is going to take some digesting.. but i wonder if he loved the idea of the double album more than the fact that it fitted the songs he had ready.
it looks to be about 70 minutes, so it could have just been a very long single album
on the second disc is fucking epic and pretty fucking similar to some of the stuff on Dead Cities, if you ask me (Gone).
Really enjoying it personally. Much less immediate than Saturdays = Youth, which is a good thing.
because there is so much to take in. There could be an absolutely explosive track on late on the second disc and it sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. I think M83 doing one double album in his career is a brilliant idea and I plan on losing myself in this thing all through the winter. I liked Dead Cities but the whole thing sounds to samey and one note to me. The album's following have gotten more and more epic, ambitious and incredible. I think like Have One On Me people will come around to Dreamings brilliance once it has time to sit with them. Hopefully anyway.
Just starting the double album now. It's hard for a double album to be considered good as mentioned above. Longer to listen to means it's more likely to be dismissed after a couple of listens.
a touch disappointing really. Blustery and overly simplistic, plus that "Frog" song is really quite silly. Some nice moments, but nothing to really latch onto. There are a hell of a lot of 1minute link type bits on there too that seem really unnecessary, no need for a 2 disk affair.
on an early leaked version. I'll form my opinion after listening to it properly in a nice set of speakers.
but this one is better than the original version, at least to me. The album is good, it's not great but I like it.