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Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12

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  1. DesB
    Jun 1, 2009
    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.
  2. Michael
    Jan 28, 2009
    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 seem to forget is not supposed to be the blueprint for every future Vines album.
  3. MicahM
    Apr 28, 2009
    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.
  4. Jan 14, 2011
    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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mojo
    Sometimes erratic and headstrong, at others whimsical and somewhat listless, it ultimately sounds like an unsatisfying curio. [Nov 2008, p.110]
  2. Uncut
    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]
  3. Q Magazine
    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]