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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the dream pop project of Paris-based singer Melody Prochet was produced by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala.
  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Ambient Pop
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    90
    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.
  2. What it all adds up to isn't big-push psych loonycakes like The Flaming Lips, but something more subtly disorienting.
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    [A] luscious layercake of flange and Echoplex. [Jan 2013, p.90]
  4. Breathy vocals, immensely hooky songwriting and a brilliantly defined technicolor aesthetic established from the very beginning. Such description could have been thrown at Stereolab in the early '90s and at Broadcast in the early 2000s.
  5. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    Each song can stand strongly on its own or the entire record can work as a cohesive whole (most records are one or the other).
  6. Nov 5, 2012
    70
    Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, misty yet vibrant, luxurious yet disquieting, 'Melody's Echo Chamber' is a lovely record full of dualities.
  7. 60
    Crystallised, in particular, kicks into a deeply satisfying psych-rock crunch halfway through - a reverb-heavy, robust foil for Prochet's feathery voice. But for much of the unfocused second half of the album, their sounds stray into Stereolab-lite.

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  1. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    What do you get if you mix the tremendously talented and visionary Kevin Parker and the utterly charming and hypnotizing Melody Prochet? OneWhat do you get if you mix the tremendously talented and visionary Kevin Parker and the utterly charming and hypnotizing Melody Prochet? One of the best and most compelling and addictive albums of not only the last decade, but the whole history of psychedelic rock/pop. Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2013
    10
    An absolutely incredible album. Kevin Parker's main project Tame Impala got all of the attention last year, but this is his album that shouldAn absolutely incredible album. Kevin Parker's main project Tame Impala got all of the attention last year, but this is his album that should have been getting the attention. It is a much stronger album, very experimental, with incredible cutting guitar riffs and beautifully brooding synths. The weird noises, the buzzes and the laser sounds fit better with this particular sound than they do on Lonerism. Beatles influences are still present, but don't dominate the record as they did on Lonerism, personally I hear more of a Radiohead influence than a Beatles influence here. I also prefer Melody Prochet's singing to Kevin Parker's but that is all personal preference as both are incredible vocalists. I think this is a much better realized album then Lonerism and is Kevin Parker's best work to date. Incredible album, fans of Tame Impala, Psychedelia and Indie Rock should love this album. 10/10, it's as perfect as an album can get! Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2013
    9
    Unbelievable, perfectly produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, insanely good tunes that send you into a state of bliss, Prochet's voice isUnbelievable, perfectly produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, insanely good tunes that send you into a state of bliss, Prochet's voice is phenomenal. Plenty of variation with the music, never sticks to one formula for a long period. The only thing preventing it from getting a 10 is the final track, "be proud of your kids" which is fairly irritating. Get it! Expand