- Summary: This is the debut album for the downbeat electronica duo from Norway, which has drawn comparisons to bands such as Air, Groove Armada, and Boards of Canada. Erlend Oye (Kings of Convenience) provides vocals on several tracks.
- Record Label: Wall of Sound / Astralwerks
- Genre(s): Electronic
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Quite unlike any other chill out album you're likely to hear, 'Melody AM' takes low rider funk and splices it with 80s synth-pop ambience and analogue dub techniques to create a truly inspiring epic pop landscape which neither strays into questionable light classical territories, nor worrying prog rock terrain.
Blender[They] channel post-adolescent despair into 10 groove-centric tracks that will gladden anyone who misses Play-era Moby. [#11, p.141]
Q MagazineWithout a single piece of filler here, this is the musical equivalent of meeting a stranger you feel you've known all your life. [Nov 2001, p.128]
Entertainment WeeklySettles into a stream of pastoral, boutique techno that's both soothing and derivative. [1 Nov 2002, p.70]
philaMay 19, 2003This is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard - and I've heard a lot. At first you'll love the singles, then you'll This is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard - and I've heard a lot. At first you'll love the singles, then you'll eventually grow tired of them, and you will discover the 7 other GREAT songs on the album.. I was completely drawn into the soft, mellow universe.… Expand
MagneK.Oct 28, 2002Excellent
Jun 18, 2012A beautiful and harmonious blend of sounds from past and present. Eleven years after its release can be said that this album remains asA beautiful and harmonious blend of sounds from past and present. Eleven years after its release can be said that this album remains as current as it was in 2001.… Expand
GarySJun 22, 2003dont look at what the critics say, look at what the masses do, this album is perfect. illmatic.
ashmindAug 4, 2005One of the best electronic albums I had ever listened to.
josifdAug 10, 2005this is a great album
drewmJan 3, 2003Not bad - the singles stand out but the rest is on the verge of being dull - Zero 7's Simple Things much more accomplished.
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