• Record Label: Fry Up
  • Release Date: May 21, 2001
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Over three albums Echobelly seemed confused as to whether to flog the pixie-esque appeal of singer Sonya Aurora Madan and seek the big money, go for the political jugular or just to pretend to be daft old hippies. Judging by People Are Expensive, the trio still haven't wholly resolved the dilemma...
  2. They've turned into Morcheeba. A blunt appraisal, yes, but them's the facts.
  3. They've managed to ignore their ill fortune and suffer through the hecklers, and have -- in the best possible way -- given listeners a 54-minute soundtrack for the paper bag scene in American Beauty.
  4. Their mid-career crisis record full of poor-man's-Bjork wailing and dour shimmer rock, notable only for the funky mantra of 'Kali Yuga' (George Harrison exploding), and 'Point Dume' (the noises you'd hear in the night if your flat was haunted by Brian Wilson).
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. cathedralheat
    Jul 27, 2005
    10
    This album is magnificent!! Sonya Aurora Madan has the most breathtakingly beautiful voice that I've ever heard. Glenn Johansson is one This album is magnificent!! Sonya Aurora Madan has the most breathtakingly beautiful voice that I've ever heard. Glenn Johansson is one of the greatest songwriters of all-time. He's right up there with Johnny Marr, Alain Whyte, Billy Corgan, Robert Smith, and Kristen Hersh! If you love this album then please check out their latest album, "Gravity Pulls" (2004). It is phenomenal, and it is high.... above the rooftops!! Full Review »