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Ninth album of electronic shoegaze from LA-based band led by Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Anthony Gonzalez returns with an album that craves new worlds beyond this one, shunning followers, likes and empty interactions for undiscovered vistas and creatures
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  2. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Fantasy, which features some of the most singing and lyrical work done by Gonzalez, sits as a deeply personal and ambitious record that shines
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  3. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Though this isn’t the best M83 album, it might just be the strongest, purely because the record feels like an out-and-out refinement of everything Gonzalez has worked toward since the birth of M83
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  4. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    When you get down to it with this album, there is a lot of care, beauty, patience and hopefully a moment to wash away the world and delve into Fantasy. Whatever that may mean to you
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  5. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    While Fantasy is not a perfect return by any means, it’s a return that makes you remember M83’s power to combat the static void at the core of many of us. In place of that void, listeners are filled with the feeling that they’re part of something bigger and freed — free to fall in love with dreaming again
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  6. 7.0 |   State

    The album is the stuff of neon dreams, even if the group’s ’80s throwback sound has lost some of its novelty
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's a confident and proper return, written squarely from Gonzalez's comfort zone with a few fun twists from its undersung predecessor; It's exactly what we needed from M83 right now, even if it's sometimes a little too extra
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    True to its name, Fantasy isn't for the skeptical; Gonzalez demands you dive in with him, and a lot of fans will be happy to take the plunge
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  9. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    An undeniable improvement over his mid-late 2010’s output, and hopefully the beginning of a long upward trajectory for the M83 brand
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  10. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Fantasy is perhaps a series of dramatic blot prints in the mindset of Anthony Gonzalez
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  11. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    On his ninth album, Anthony Gonzalez is still trying to recapture childhood’s pangs of wonderment. This time, his nostalgia leads him back to the youthful drama of his own Before the Dawn Heals Us
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  12. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Providing a sweet escape from the overwhelming world that inspired it, M83’s Fantasy is one that listeners will drift in and out of, but it retains the exhilarating signature sound that the multi-instrumentalist is rightly admired for
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  13. 6.0 |   DIY

    It ultimately fades into the background
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  14. 6.0 |   NME

    Anthony Gonzalez’s ninth album sees him trying to shun commercialism, with largely successful results
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  15. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Despite the promise of its name, 'Fantasy' is very much what to expect of M83
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  16. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    With a bloated runtime and a tendency toward monochromatic synth textures, M83’s ninth studio record Fantasy indulges one too many of the group’s clichés
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