Melody's Echo Chamber

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #224 / 1018
User Score
Based on 190 ratings
2012 Ratings: #114
September 25, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
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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.

Irizuy666
92
I know, I’m as surprised as you are...
I didn’t think that I was gonna give this album any higher than a 90 but I did.

Melody’s echo chamber is an experience that put a smile on my face multiple times.
To the truly psychedelic production, and the deep personal lyrics at times.
To Melody’s amazingly soothing and beautiful voice.
It truly put me into a downward spiral of sounds and beats that made me appreciate this album more than I wanted to.
And even when it reached ... read more
DarthSenate66
89
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
tiagoaon
82
Disco regular, varios altos e alguns baixos, que não comprometem.

Melhores momentos: Quand Vas Tu Rentrer, I follow you
Piores momentos: Crystallized
siberianbreaks
64
It was sort of doomed from the start that Melody's Echo Chamber would just be written off as Tame Impala with a female singer, but I can't particularly disagree. Though what the French instrumentalist brings to the table can be at times very promising with a couple of ear-candy pop melodies in the first half and obtuse, sound experimentations on the notably moodier second half, the ultra-slick and crisp production stylings of Kevin Parker certainly don't bring the record to its fullest ... read more
90
although this rating is partially a result of me loving neo psych way too much, i don’t find this album to be watered down, and i think some of its experimentation pays off really well too. not to mention, kevin parker supplies production, which is quite a good thing for the project, and melody’s voice fits neo psych just about as well as kevin’s. overall, it’s a very enjoyable listen, and i enjoyed it far more than her second lp
I Follow You- 9.25/10
Crystallized- ... read more
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Track List

  1. I Follow You 
  2. Crystallized 
  3. You Won't Be Missing That Part of Me 
  4. Some Time Alone, Alone 
  5. Bisou Magique 
  6. Endless Shore 
  7. Quand Vas Tu Rentrer 
  8. Mount Hopeless 
  9. IsThatWhatYouSaid 
  10. Snowcapped Andes Crash 
  11. Be Proud Of Your Kids
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Added on: September 25, 2012