AOTY 2020

Melanie C

Melanie C - Melanie C
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #558 / 769
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
Liked by 2 people
October 2, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Red Girl Media / Label
Dance Pop, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Albumism

What makes Melanie C unique is the sense of its creator’s personal freedom that suffuses its song stock—this makes the long player a singular body of work within her growing catalog.

90
AllMusic
Relatable and reinvigorated, the catchy and confessional Melanie C is not only a reboot for the artist's sound, but a rebirth for the icon herself.
80
The Observer
Loving the Spice Girls today is an exercise in childhood nostalgia; Melanie C honours those fans – and herself – as adults worthy of hearing themselves in vital pop.
80
PopMatters
It took Melanie C eight solo albums to shed the layers, at last, collaborating with a mostly female team to create an electro/disco-infused pop album that does what good pop does best: celebrate our weaknesses, acknowledge our scars, and dance some of the pain away.
70
musicOMH
It’s considerably better than it has any right to be, made up of a surprisingly satisfying mix of bright modern pop, standard club bangers and Billie Eilish-esque miserablism.
70
Sputnikmusic

Melanie C is a concise bout of excellently produced pop songs that generally hit the mark with a cathartic efficiency.

60
The Arts Desk
There’s a lot to like here, but a few spoonfuls less sugar and it could have been a significantly bigger achievement.
60
NME
Missteps aside, ‘Melanie C’ is an invigorating, uplifting record that not only serves as its creator’s best work in decades, but as a source of much-needed strength and positivity.
60
Clash
We’d be looking at an even better record had it allowed the space required for her often unrecognised jaw-on-the-floor vocals, but as a whole Melanie C has drawn from a whirlwind year to make a jubilant album that understands where she is right now.
60
The Independent
Chisholm lacks both the originality and super-wattage of a solo megastar. But her ability to sing to us with the gutsy warmth of a good mate on a karaoke night continues to make her enjoyable audio company.
TheCarioca
48
In and Out Of Love = Don't Start Now
zzzzzz....
Muratka
82
Давно у нас не было электропердежа
tha138
44
The fact that the x-Spice Girl still delivers mainstream, pop tunes for the masses is remarkable, the rest is a matter of taste.
FlavioAKARayman
77
In an alternative universe, this is the album Katy Perry wished she had released. This is not anything out of this world but it's a huge improvement from Melanie's previous release, Who Am I is one of the best dance tracks I've heard this year and Fearless has a catchy and mellow vibe to it. It's an overall solid and pleasing album to listen to.
jkpyg
44
Light to Decent 4.

Entirely Generic and Poorly Mixed Pop Music.
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Track List

  1. Who I Am
  2. Blame It on Me
  3. Good Enough
  4. Escape
  5. Overload
  6. Fearless
  7. Here I Am
  8. Nowhere to Run
  9. In and Out of Love
  10. End of Everything
  11. Self Love
  12. Into You
  13. Touch Me
  14. Who I Am (Remix)
  15. Blame It on Me (Remix)
  16. High Heels (Remix)
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Added on: July 29, 2020