Emotional Eternal

Melody's Echo Chamber - Emotional Eternal
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2022 Ratings: #224 / 330
User Score
Based on 177 ratings
2022 Ratings: #101
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut

French singer returns with beguiling set of pillow-soft psychedelia.

80
NME
Having gone through a turbulent period and also become a parent, Melody Prochet returns with a third album that finds her coming blissfully into focus.
80
AllMusic

Unified by acceptance and warmth, sung with wide-eyed, deep-down happiness, and played with a rich softness, it's a thing of beauty and that's forever.

80
Gigwise

Emotional Eternal is a warm, open-hearted and accepting experience. It’s a grounding and mindful and at times masterful, presence in the discography of a band, that to date, have felt fettered in their true potential by irrepressible, or unavoidable variables.

77
Northern Transmissions

Perhaps the best way to describe this album, which hits on the highs and lows of life: satisfying and disillusioning.

77
Spectrum Culture

Emotional Eternal is in some ways a synthesis of the previous two Melody’s Echo Chamber records, combining the sticky, hook-laden writing of her debut with the more eclectic sounds of Bon Voyage.

70
The Line of Best Fit

At its best, the results are startlingly vibrant.

60
Mojo

The best moments ... come with an edge of unease, pushing Prochet onwards, upwards, and out of her beautifully suspended animation.

60
Loud and Quiet

While it offers more experimentation than most albums filed under dream-pop, its approach can be frustrating and emotionally unsatisfying.

Doofy
73

A bit frothy, a bit less ambitious...still a solid album of 'superior chill out' with a sultry twist

TheCarioca
82

Emotional Eternal - 4/5
Looking Backward - 5/5 ❤
Pyramids in the Clouds - 4/5
The Hypnotist - 3/5
Personal Message - 5/5 ❤
Where the Water Clears the Illusion - 5/5 ❤
A Slow Dawning of Peace - 4/5
Alma_the Voyage - 3/5

Bryanhoffmann
88

Amazing music as always from Miss Echo Chamber

luuurien
80

The weird thing about Emotional Eternal is that it doesn't feel quite like a Melody's Echo Chamber album on first listen. Sure, all the main elements are there: the summery, effects-covered guitars, drums that don't keep time so much as make a solid landing pad for all the sweeping instrumentation, and of course the sweet and fairy-like singing of Melody Prochet herself, but compared to the ultra-fluorescent sounds of her 2012 debut or 2018's Bon Voyage, the colors of Emotional Eternal are ... read more

DareG
86

Ethereal, shoegazed dreampop that delirious and delightful

Standouts: Alma_the Voyage, Looking Backward, Pyramids in the Clouds, The Hypnotist, Personal Message, Where the Water Clears the Illusion

Dropouts: none

TheCarioca
82

Emotional Eternal - 4/5
Looking Backward - 5/5 ❤
Pyramids in the Clouds - 4/5
The Hypnotist - 3/5
Personal Message - 5/5 ❤
Where the Water Clears the Illusion - 5/5 ❤
A Slow Dawning of Peace - 4/5
Alma_the Voyage - 3/5

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Added on: January 20, 2022