Emotional Education

IDER - Emotional Education
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #337 / 737
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1096
July 19, 2019 / Release Date
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Glassnote / Label
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The Line of Best Fit
As complex and multi-faceted as any woman in her early twenties, IDER’s debut LP is an album made for people like those who wrote it, and is all the stronger for it.
The 405

Emotional Education makes another year in this maw seem worth it, even if we are the saddest generation.

IDER have been working towards this album for six years and their dedication has shone through with ‘Emotional Education’. It is a very enjoyable, incomparable album, with moments of extraordinary depth.
Lily and Megan have talked about IDER being the intangible ‘third member’ of the group that emerges from their vocal crossover, but it’s actually the lyrical idiosyncrasies produced in the space between the two that are the most striking feature here.
From 'Mirror' to 'You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby', the record offers no quick fixes, simply reassurance. And sometimes that’s all you need.
The Guardian

The melodies are good, though Emotional Education lacks the single indelible song that takes a group from admired cult to huge crowds. Imperfect, then, but so many seeds have been planted. Don’t be surprised if Ider’s second album turns out a masterpiece.

Loud and Quiet
Unfortunately, these eleven songs ultimately share far too much. They become difficult to separate even after repeated listens, a uniform voice of empowerment and millennial confession that is channelled through the same squeaky clean EDM sheen throughout.
Sick cover art right here with an equally promising record brimming with talent and diversity though it treads on familiar waters at times. An enjoyable record to say the least.
Best pop record in months.
if only half the pop records out there were as good as this one...
it's very smooth, with a very appealing sound for those who prefer poppy songs, but at the time it has a quite distinctive production to it, it grabbed my attention without trying too hard... this is one I'm surely coming back to
Very uninspiring
It's very pop. My rating would be a 40, but that's really only because of my taste rather than the quality of the record, so I'll just leave it unrated.
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Year End Lists

#18/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. Mirror
  2. Wu Baby
  3. Busy Being a Rockstar
  4. Brown Sugar
  5. Invincible
  6. Clinging to the Weekend
  7. Swim
  8. You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You Baby
  9. Body Love
  10. Saddest Generation
  11. Slide
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Added on: May 18, 2019