Melodia - The Vines
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Australian band is their first on the Ivy League Records label.
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  1. At times, they still stray into Nirvana territory, particularly on 'Braindead,' but they do so with enough brio to get away with it. [Nov 2008, p.123]
  2. Melodia represents a clear fade from glory, but only a slight loss of merit. [Spring 2009, p.74]
  3. 60
    Back from the brink of a long-promised implosion, the Vines sound like a band renewed on their first album since being booted from Capitol following dismal sales of 2006's muddled "Vision Valley."
  4. For an album called Melodia written by a self-confessed Beatles fanatic who once penned the gorgeous ‘Homesick’ and ‘Winning Days’, actual melodies are rare and most, like ‘Hey’ or the turgid ‘She Is Gone’, sound embryonic at best.
  5. 40
    This fourth offering crams 14 tracks into half an hour and sounds like a sketchbook of ideas rather than a fully formed expression of any kind. [Nov 2008, p.128]
  6. Yes, if you’ve spent any time with the Vines’ three previous records you know what you’re getting yourself into.
  7. 'Craig Nicholls’ mob spectacularly fall from grace.

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  1. DesB
    Jun 1, 2009
    10
    I don't understand peoples negative remarks. Craig Nicholls songwriting ability is far above many bigger bands. He can craft a wonderful I don't understand peoples negative remarks. Craig Nicholls songwriting ability is far above many bigger bands. He can craft a wonderful melody over the softest or heaviest song. People get too hung up on reviewing with the attitude of what everyone else thinks. The Vines have made yet another good album that has sadly been forgotten about. Expand
  2. Michael
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    Forget the critics, the real vines fans know this is great and on par with their other albums including Highly Evolved which the UK press seemForget the critics, the real vines fans know this is great and on par with their other albums including Highly Evolved which the UK press seem to forget is not supposed to be the blueprint for every future Vines album. Expand
  3. MicahM
    Apr 28, 2009
    9
    This is a highly enjoyable album, that sadly is viewed as weak by many who never appreciated the Vines in the first place. If you love the This is a highly enjoyable album, that sadly is viewed as weak by many who never appreciated the Vines in the first place. If you love the sound the Vines make, which is at times enchanting and doesn't sound much like anything else, then you'll like this album a lot. I love it. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2011
    7
    Like the previous album, Melodia offers the same standard tracks (no tracks are longer than 3 min and only one song is over 6 min). Still,Like the previous album, Melodia offers the same standard tracks (no tracks are longer than 3 min and only one song is over 6 min). Still, every track give possess a great melody. Fans of the Vines would definetly love this album because of the same elements from previous albums and new people could also enjoy this album but not as much and just as enough critics would have predicted Expand