YMMV / M83

  • Broken Base: Before The Dawn Heals Us is either one of their best albums or one of their worst, depending on who you ask.
    • Hell, pretty much everything since, too. Even Saturdays = Youth isn't free from it.
    • Junk is even more so one, turning up the funk and dance-pop influences and generally seeming less serious than previous albums, which seems to set off many.
  • Heartwarming Moments: A few examples...
    • Doubling as a Tear Jerker, "Farewell/Goodbye", a duet. Especially the final verses...
    "Feeling frozen." / "I'll warm you every night."
    "Falling asleep." / "I'll travel in your dreams."
    • "I Guess I'm Floating"; an warm ambient piece coupled with the sounds of children playing in the background.
    • Much of Hurry Up, We're Dreaming counts as Sweet Dreams Fuel, but in particularly...
      • "Midnight City", an ode to the Los Angeles skyline, particularly in the second verse.
      • "Reunion" invokes this.
      • "Steve McQueen"
  • Les Yay: The "Kim and Jessie" video has it in bunches, that is until the possibly subverted, cryptically hinted-at or it-meant-something-different-the-entire-time ending.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • "Car, Chase, Terror!" It's an entire track about a car chase between a creepy man and a mother with her daughter. It has somewhat of a Downer Ending.
      • And since there is only one vocalist performing on that track, you get the impression that both her daughter and the man are figments of her not-too-sane imagination.
    • "Don't Save Us From the Flames". The song is musically joyous and happy. The lyrics, on the other hand...
  • Signature Song: "Midnight City".
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming was actually inspired by this trope.
    • "I Guess I'm Floating" from Before The Dawn Heals Us.
  • Tear Jerker: Although each album's tone gets lighter, there are many examples...
    • "Gone", with a notable screaming as the full melody kicks in.
    • Much of Before The Dawn Heals Us:
      • "I'm In The Cold And Standing", and in a similar style, "Let Men Burn The Stars"
      • "Safe"
      • "Farewell/Goodbye". It's so simplistic yet incredibly saddening at the same time. Guaranteed to make you blubber like a baby if you're not prepared. May possible double as a Heartwarming Song.
      • The finale, "Lower Your Eyelids and Die With The Sun"
    • From Saturdays = Youth, "The Dark Moves of Love" is brutal: depending on your interpretation of the lyrics, it's either sung by someone trying to bring back an ex, or, more likely, someone trying to bring back a loved one who died.
    "I will fight the time and bring you back..."
    • From Disc 2 of Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, "My Tears Are Becoming A Sea".
      • "Wait". Full stop, with its' moving and powerful buildup. It's also been used several times on powerful tearjerker moments.
      • Of course, "Outro" also follows.
    • "For the Kids" from Junk is either this or extreme Narm, depending on the listener. It seems to be about a mother who has lost her young daughter. Then there's a spoken-word interlude that seems to be the daughter comforting her mother from beyond the grave.