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Tracklist

Last Saturday 0:58
Night 5:47
At The Party 1:01
Kelly 4:27
Sitting 3:03
Facing That 7:35
Violet Tree 4:53
Staring At Me 1:37
I'm Getting Closer 5:19
She Stands Up 5:42
Carresses 6:31
My Face 1:39
I'm Happy, She Said 10:05

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Gooom 011 M83 M83(CD) Gooom Gooom 011 France 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8133682 3, 724381336823 M83 M83(CD, Album, RE) Gooom, Labels, Gooom, Labels 7243 8133682 3, 724381336823 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
9299-2, 724596929926 M83 M83(CD, Album) Mute, Mute, Gooom, Labels 9299-2, 724596929926 US 2005 Sell This Version
9299-1, 9299-2 M83 M83(2xLP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute, Mute 9299-1, 9299-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
NV831761, M83-1 LP M83 M83(2xLP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Naïve, Naïve NV831761, M83-1 LP Europe 2014 Sell This Version
9544-1 / M83-1 LP M83 M83(2xLP, RE, 180) Mute 9544-1 / M83-1 LP US 2014 Sell This Version
LOVECD383A M83 M83(CD, Album) Love Da Records LOVECD383A Hong Kong 2014 Sell This Version
M83-1CD, 9544-2 M83 M83(CD, Album) M83 Recording Inc., Mute M83-1CD, 9544-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
NV831711 M83 M83(CD, Album, RE) Naïve NV831711 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
9299-2, 724596929926 M83 M83(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2), Mute (2), Gooom (2), Labels (2) 9299-2, 724596929926 US Unknown Sell This Version

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MRCymbalic

MRCymbalic

December 17, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing M83, 2xLP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE, 9299-1, 9299-2

There isn’t any wonder why artists these days have decided to incorporate as many unique and varied styles into their music as possible, merely blurring the lines between any specific label or classification toward genre. Why must we require labels?
Musicians strive to sound signature yet different amongst the monotony of guitar-driven pseudo-electro sub genre dropouts. Some groups still thrive on this cultural phenomenon and can design superb sounds through fine taste and great music. M83 is no exception with their cool, self-titled breakthrough debut album that almost seems to finalize their sound -- evolutionary dreams and patterns displayed through kaleidoscopic collage format, utilizing stationary hooks and a slew of space age blip, adhered to think of old 50’s sci-fi films. A real vintage video game head trip.
The music here is defined by a story. A fresh and breeching encounter that is fueled with present tense, in-the-moment emotion. Bright and surprising tracks pull you in and guide you along through a journey of hope and chance.
Let me make it clear, this could quite possibly be music for everyone -- drenched in human spirit, there is nothing excluded here devolving enjoyment from any living soul.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 13, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing M83, CD, Album, 9299-2, 724596929926

M83's eponymous debut showcases all the melodic skill and dynamism that made their later albums so powerful, even if it doesn't have same polish or emotional depth. But, as an introduction, it shows what's to come. "Night," with its combination of rock growl and electronic backing, has all the hallmarks of their incipient grandeur. Their predilection for epic soundscapes becomes apparent on "Facing That" and on the quietly majestic "Carresses." The simple, elegant "Violet Tree" slowly comes to a grinding finish, while "Slowly," the only track with a 4/4 beat, wells up out of nowhere to pound some club energy into the album. Even the weaker tracks show some promise, like the dark country-western electro vocoder of "Kelly" or the meandering "She Stands Up." The glorious "I'm Happy, She Said," has an elegant sweep and build to it... a grand harbinger of the future.