Melody's Echo Chamber

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #210 / 944
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2012 Ratings: #100
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.

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
EMR
55
French singer/songwriter Melody Prochet's collaborative project with Kevin Parker displays quite the same features of Tame Impala's Innerspeaker. From the elusive, hyper-psychedelic textures and sound effects to the vintage (not to say nostalgic) quality of the songwriting, the duo brings in these endless layers of reverb and delay, crafting super colorful soundpaintings that do have some charm within, but rarely contain something worthwile underneath. While Melody's voice produce some ... read more
gabbygee
75
2012 had some fierce competition in the "dream pop" domain . Melody's debut has aged quite well. Perhaps better than others.
72
Forget about new music, let's just really hope that Melody is okay.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#16/NME
#25/The Fly
#47/Treble
#51/The Quietus

MISC LISTS

#29/Drowned in Sound

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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