Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Midnight City

Song: Midnight City
Artist: M83
Album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

So I'm playing a little year-end last-minute catch up and supposed I couldn't be a electronic/dance/electro-leaning music blog without mentioning French artist's M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) much talked about 2011 album released in October, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming."

It got a lot of buzz around it's release but didn't grab me much at all, save for first single "Midnight City."  It's a big grand double-album that, like many double-albums, seems to be missing a whole lot of editing.  It just goes on and on an on, mixing a bit too much shoegaze and ambient for my tastes... but really, "Midnight City" is  must hear.  Unfortunately, after a brief intro, it's the first real track... so you have much more to get through to make it to the end.

I've found the album is best enjoyed while doing other things, putting it on in the background, vs. sitting down and really listening.  Some of the production is pretty impressive, but unfortunately WeCastMusic adds this album to its ever growing list of 2011 albums that are being raved about, and is just not feeling.

But felt that you should hear this pretty great track...


Midnight City

1 comment:

mymusicmission said...

I'm slightly shocked that you didn't instantly LOVE this album! Give "Steve McQueen" another listen, I think it's actually far better than "Midnight City" http://soundowl.com/track/1lmg/m83-steve-mcqueen