Melody's Echo Chamber

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #293 / 1096
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Based on 290 ratings
2012 Ratings: #95
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

Whatever happens next, she can rest assured safe in the knowledge that together with her beau they've conjured up one of 2012's - or any other year in recent memory - finest debuts.

80
The 405

Whether it be a victory for production, a victory for collaboration or just a brilliantly bizarre fantasy, this chamber will be an alluring and magical sanctuary the next time it decides to fling open it's doors.

80
NME

Here are two people who already see the best in each other, and with ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ they’ve tried to make everyone else see it too. It shows.

78
Beats Per Minute

Delving slightly further into Prochet’s pop sensibilities, and treading the line between Keenan influenced and Keenan knockoff, this debut record sits comfortably in its sonic pocket content with the strides it’s already made rather than opting for any sort of notable diversity.

74
Pitchfork

For a collaboration between a songwriter and a producer who helped push her to the outer limits of her vision, Melody's Echo Chamber is an impressively immersive debut.

70
Under The Radar

Stereolab, Cocteau Twins, and Broadcast are key reference points here, though Prochet ensures that the only voice you'll recognize in the Chamber is hers.

70
Consequence of Sound

The album is akin to an Inception-style dream within a dream, where there’s a risk of never waking, instead remaining trapped in limbo. 

70
musicOMH

It’s a frequently beautiful record that’s a perfect soundtrack to the drawing-in of nights and the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot.

70
PopMatters

 Prochet’s vision is unique and fully realized thanks to bold experimentation and confident execution.

Pickle
91

Melody’s Echo Chamber brings the listener to a beautiful, dreamlike trance through her eponymous debut. As the name suggests, the album’s atmosphere sounds like it was recorded in a chamber where the sounds reflected as echoes. By amalgamating indietronica and dream pop influences, the musician created an album like no other. On top of that, the messy production contributed by Tame Impala complements the ethereal melodies and adds flavours of quirkiness to the record. And tracks ... read more

DarthSenate66
79

Melody’s Echo Chamber is an album that worked for me in almost every way. The messy production and Melody’s smooth vocal performances both give the record more personality. It’s truly remarkable how the record is able to remain so consistent. That is, until the last 3 or 4 tracks that are painfully forgettable. Besides that the lyrics are great and it’s overall a very pleasant record to listen to. However, the messy production could throw off some people causing the ... read more

usedtobe
80

Sheer psychedelic dreaminess with tinge of French summer. Take me back to 2012.

FritoRio
84

pretty good

68

Some of the songs were not really gripping me for some reason. This honestly just may be my own personal tastes being reflected. I like psychedelic rock but I don’t think I love it. I definitely had a couple of big likes from this album though.

ShonkMusique
81

I shuffled my music library to see what album I should post a review of on here next. Maybe this'll become a regular thing, or maybe it won't. I dunno.
Anyway, a song from this album came up.

Given Kevin Parker's involvement on this album, the parallels to Tame Impala (particularly the Lonerism album from the same year) are unavoidable, though while Lonerism emphasises the rhythms a lot and stays fairly danceable, MEC feels more focused on the atmospheric side of things. Sounds are often blown ... read more

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Added on: September 25, 2012