The House

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Dec 20, 2016
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    The moment I heard 'The Flood' back in 2010, I fell in love with it. So powerful, graceful and fun. However, I never got round to listening to the album until 2016. And I've got to say, I felt like I'd been missing out. It's absolutely beautiful. Orbits production is classic and rich, and Katie's vocals and lyrics are smooth and intriguing. It's a mesmerising album from start to finish.The moment I heard 'The Flood' back in 2010, I fell in love with it. So powerful, graceful and fun. However, I never got round to listening to the album until 2016. And I've got to say, I felt like I'd been missing out. It's absolutely beautiful. Orbits production is classic and rich, and Katie's vocals and lyrics are smooth and intriguing. It's a mesmerising album from start to finish. Traditional singer-songwriter pop, with an electro throb edge.
    A grossly underrated gem..
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Orbit's production doesn't find as forceful a match as it did with Madonna on Ray of Light, and Melua's style still seems too thin to support true greatness, but The House is a promising start, a sporadically grand album that finds another talented artist rescued from mediocre pop oblivion.
  2. The songs and arrangements on The House recast Ms. Melua as an arty girl gone wild.
  3. A mixed bag of atmospherics that somewhat justifies Melua's chart-topping popularity back home.