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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British duo of Lily Somerville and Megan Marwick features production from Rodaidh McDonald and MyRiot.
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  1. 100
    Coherent despite a refusal to adhere to genre-based constraints, Emotional Education is heartbreaking yet hopeful, relatable yet precise. ... As complex and multi-faceted as any woman in her early twenties, IDER’s debut LP is an album made for people like those who wrote it, and is all the stronger for it.
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    85
    A supremely assured, instantly addicting debut, it walks the precarious balance beam between earworm and confessional.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    Emotional Education is a thoughtful, carefully-constructed synthpop odyssey, based at its core around the vocal harmonisation by Lily Somerville and Megan Marwick and lent some tasteful gloss by production work from The xx collaborator Rodaidh McDonald as well as duo MyRiot.
  4. Jul 22, 2019
    80
    These 11 songs ping confidently around the post-genre electro-pop landscape.
  5. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    It is a very enjoyable, incomparable album, with moments of extraordinary depth.
  6. Jul 19, 2019
    60
    The melodies are good, though Emotional Education lacks the single indelible song that takes a group from admired cult to huge crowds. Imperfect, then, but so many seeds have been planted. Don’t be surprised if Ider’s second album turns out a masterpiece.
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  1. Aug 3, 2019
    10
    Emotional Education is as the name implies not for those seeking thrills or fireworks the best moments here can be found in calm and in theEmotional Education is as the name implies not for those seeking thrills or fireworks the best moments here can be found in calm and in the lock step harmonies that are downright hypnotizing at times. The cooing on Body Love feels so genuine I love the different live takes I've seen of them performing it on YT.
    I really loved early Imogen Heap/Frou Frou and this album scratches a similar itch. Airy, smooth, and super chill with just the right amount of production with the know how of when and how to use it.
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  2. Jul 24, 2019
    4
    Absolutely non outstanding
    Not a single track, all bland blank and average just like in the fashion those players evolve.