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The Best 10 Electronic Albums of 2005

Journey back 15 years ago, as 2005's best electronic albums are so emotionally involved and organically expressive that it's easy to forget they were created with advanced technology.

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M83: Junk

What connected on a deeper emotional level with Saturday=Youth is replaced by a chasm of wonder: what in good God’s name was the band’s central idea with Junk?

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M83 - "Solitude" (Singles Going Steady)

With melodramatic orchestral flourishes and moody, winding synth detours, "Solitude" wears its cinematic ambitions on its sleeve.

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M83: M83 / Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts / Before the Dawn Heals Us

This re-release of M83's first three albums paint a fascinating story of the band's rise to masters of catharsis-oriented synth-pop.

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White Sea: In Cold Blood

Before this night is through, White Sea wants to do real bad things with you.

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M83 - “Steve McQueen” (video)

M83 is still promoting their last album, 'Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming', and why not? It was a stunning release that appeared high on many top albums lists last year. This time around the single is "Steve McQueen", another epic tune awash in ethereal harmonies and waves of warm synths.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 in Review (Part 2)

The Austin City Limits Music festival boasts 130 bands on 8 stages across a three-day weekend. As any seasoned festival-goer knows, the task of taking in as many of those acts as possible is no small feat.

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Coachella 2012: Pulp + M83 + Frank Ocean

Coachella is streaming live all weekend and here you can catch entire sets from perennial Britpop faves Pulp, as well as M83 and Frank Ocean.

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Canyons: Keep Your Dreams

Canyons' informal tribute to the dance music they love touches base with its bygone referents without ever surpassing them.

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The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.

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M83: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

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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M83 - "Midnight City" (video)

Bin your moodiness, give "Midnight City" a few spins and step outside: Feel the sun on your face – it’s a beautiful day.

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M83: Digital Shades Vol. 1

M83's first in a series of ambient works is a hazy, inconsistent affair that is best suited to fill in as your latest rainy day soundtrack.

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M83 + School of Seven Bells

Despite occasional bouts of recorded poetry or samples, what’s startling about M83 is how live their show is.

Jennifer Kelly
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M83: Saturdays=Youth

Anthony Gonzalez revisits his youth affectionately, but without the angst.

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M83: Digital Shades Volume 1

French electronic artist Anthony Gonzalez returns to his ambient roots for the first in his newly conceived Digital Shades series.

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M83: M83

The domestic reissue of the M83's debut finds a band still testing its wings.

Kevin Jagernauth
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M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us

These critically hailed shoegazers return with a sophomore effort that tends to be as predictable as it is satisfying.

Daniel Rivera
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M83

No matter how intellectualized rock might become, the message from your soles is that we're all still groundlings.

Peter Joseph
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