If we keep in mind that Anthony Gonzalez stated in dozens of interviews that warming up for Depeche Mode has left him marked forever, their concerts shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. They took DM's cue on some key points: a more compact band setup, where Gonzalez isn't the only one carrying the torch (Morgan Kibby emerged like some kind of semi-goddess), and an epic sound that never got out of hand. In the 75 cosmic minutes there was time for everything: grandiloquence (“Reunion”), moments of reflection and pause (“Wait”), the hit everybody wanted to hear (“Midnight City”) and a house bacchanal to leave the crowd with painfully tired feet (“Couleurs”). I'm going for seconds at Primavera Sound.
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The audience came to hear what they wanted (“Midnight City” and little more), and the band suffered from an inflated ego. They thought they were playing some stadium, with almost everything pre-recorded. Morgan Kibby seemed more concerned with her looks than with properly singing (as opposed to bawling) an untouchable track like “Skin Of The Night”. There were some epic and glorious moments with M83 last weekend, but there were some to forget as well. Their aim should be to makes us dream out loud, not to make us feel like were at some after party at an ungodly hour.