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Melody A.M.

Röyksopp

2001

Melody A.M.
Album Summary

Melody A.M. is the debut studio album by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp. It was released on 3 September 2001 by Wall of Sound. As of 2005, the album had sold 750,000 copies worldwide, with 454,271 sold in the United Kingdom alone.

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3.21

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Electronica

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Sat Sep 04 2021
3

Experience being on hold with a modernist Scandanavian cell phone company, or watching a low energy Dr. Who chase scene, or perhaps a languid dialogue-free hand job video from a dubious "educational" VHS ordered from the back of a magazine... Is this where all these electronica tropes got invented? A fair bit of variety, but then a fair bit of monotony within individual songs.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
2

While I dont dislike this, never hearing it wouldn't be one of my life's regrets.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Come for the beeps, stay for the boops.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
1

Should be used as placed on hold music for a brothel. Garbage.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

AppleMusic says this album is dance music. I disagree. I think it’s electronic music to somewhat turn your brain off and enjoy the mood. This album is Brian Eno (the airport one) to me, but actually interesting. I listened several times, partly because I couldn’t get through the whole thing at once. I thoroughly enjoyed it more each time. A good find.

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Fri May 28 2021
5

This was my favourite album in college. It is like a time travel machine, immediately bringing me back to that time, the people and memories. Some bands and albums have lasted the test of time and I have listened to my whole life, and some serve a purpose for a time, and this was the latter. Listening back again though, its a great album, great melodies and 00s synthy beats, maybe even a hint of norwegian disco. I think it got overplayed and used too much in ads, but after a break, it still holds up.

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Tue May 11 2021
5

This was a pleasant surprise. Awesome downtempo dance music with some very unique sounds. Will definitely go back to it for background music.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

There aren't enough words in the English language to truly express how I feel about this album, all the different emotions it elicits in me, how Sparks still makes me cry without fail. It's such a work of art, no track without reason, everything just beautifully in place. I adore this album and every single memory I have associated with it and its tracks. Just superb.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
2

It's an OK album with some interesting tracks but nothing too good. You can put it in the background and just forget about it.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

Boring beep boop music. I'm never going to think about listening to this album again. I wish the entire album sounded like the first two songs - they generally get more and more boring as time goes on. I don't know if that's just my ears going numb or actually the music's fault but I don't give enough crap to go and listen again to make sure.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Evocative, and very pretty. Some great subtle textures. She's So is gorgeous and warm and is a nice cuddle.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

This is a surprisingly good electronic album. I know it's basic to compare electronic bands to Moby but this album really reminds me of peak Moby. It's got a great down-tempo vibe, killer trip-hop groves, the vocals are sparse and textural, and the whole thing just oozes sophistication. You can tell these guys care deeply about making sure that everything is perfect and balanced. The attention to detail is astounding. This album is a whole feeling and I'm here for it.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

Royksopp are Norwegian according to wiki. Norway is fucking cold. So its fucking remarkable that they manage to create quite such a summery vibe here! Chilled out Dance music with soul. not my Genre but a very pleasant listen. Press play and hear the snow begin to melt. 4/5

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

I liked Eple when I first heard it. It’s one of my favourite songs to whistle. Fifty years ago, in an era when catchy instrumentals (like Hot Buttered Popcorn or Outta-Space) could become pop hits, I’m sure Eple would have made the charts. “So Easy” is interesting but they wear out the Burt Baccarat sample, though they elected to sample a version by a Swedish 60s pop-band, which probably saved them $$$. There are a number of well written tracks on the album and a couple are more forgettable rhythm or ambience based, typical of a lot of 90s downtempo. To quote one reviewer: “<Royksopp> combines the haunted atmospheres of Boards of Canada with the more traditional "song writing" sensibility of downbeat specialists like Groove Armada or Koop". With any musical genre, to me, it’s all about the song writing in the end. Boards of Canada got thumbs down from me due to a dearth of song writing, while I like the CDs I have by Groove Armada and Koop – and Royksopp.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

Really liking this. It's hitting all the right spots for me. I can work to this and likely will often.

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Thu Feb 22 2024
1

Очень крутая музыка для рекламы или для ТЦ. Захотелось аж в лифте покататься, минут 40 примерно.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
5

Awesome, loads of memories around this one. First saw the video to Remind Me early in the morning at Rachel’s flat down in London. Sparks was part of my chill out AV set for Shinobi at Welly. And the album as a whole takes me back to Jodie’s house down Morpeth st. The album stands up well, maybe tails off a little at the end?

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Dayuuuuum I know this tune "Eple", so it came from THIS album! I think I enjoyed this album the most out of all the others.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Это потрясающая музыка и она стала чудесным саундтреком дня! Любовь!

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Mon Oct 11 2021
5

Far better than I expected and some tracks I really recognised

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Thu Oct 21 2021
5

This album is one of my all-time-faves.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

muy mañanero con un porrito

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

Fucking amazing. The perfect house album. Great top to bottom. Super revolutionary.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

What Scandinavian alchemy is this? I love it!

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

Honestly A Great Album, Dynamic But Still Static, It's Weird. I'm Writing At The Moment.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

пиздеееееец..... ахуено это просто ахуено нужно послушать чтобы понять французы умеют электронщину делать, особенно вайбовую

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

loved it! I've never heard of them before, amazing recommendation

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Ultimate music to relax, beeps here, bleeps there and the sun shines

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

wow. loved it. had heard of the band before but never really listened. great house sound

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Nice electronic music album, I really liked it. Saved tracks: So Easy, Roykskopp's Night Out, Remind Me, She's So, 40 Years Back / Come

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Mon Jan 02 2023
5

Loved this - An amazing mix of Downbeat dance, synths and ambient vocals. A truly outstanding album that I will return to again.

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Sat Jan 07 2023
5

It might be described as downtempo, but it sure is uplifting. Great to have an excuse to listen to this one again - always delivers the kjøttboller.

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Mon Jan 09 2023
5

I got this album within a few years of its release and enjoyed the chill vibes. It’s fallen off my radar for the last 15 years or so, but I enjoyed hearing it again. I love it!

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Sat Jan 14 2023
5

What a delightful album. End to end warm, interesting, fun and gentle - and even if I remember clearly the time it was released - it has a timeless nature - in the vein of Air's 'Moon Safari' and Kraftwerk's 'Man Machine', for some reason. Lovely.

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Sat Feb 04 2023
5

This album was my first proper electronic music album alongside Aphex Twin when I first began exploring the genre. The downtempo trip hop beats are expansive, hypnotizing, and very spacious. There’s enough room to hear every little detail and the music is soundscape like in its depth. Listening to it today reminds me why and how electronic music began to click for me thus opening a wider array of music.

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Sat Feb 18 2023
5

9/10 super chill, but also very creative and experimental

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Fri Mar 03 2023
5

Sorry folks, this is right up my street. I love it. Scandinavian name, mellow relaxing cover and sweet chilled melodies. What is there not to like?

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Sat Mar 11 2023
5

Love it! With some epic tunes on there. Sometimes trippy, sometimes calm and sometimes beautiful. Great album!

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Mon Mar 13 2023
5

Awesome :) Right up my alley

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Wed Apr 12 2023
5

Klassieker, jaar geleden herontdekt. Prachtig rustig album, met een hele fijne licht melancholische sfeer.

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Thu Apr 20 2023
5

Hell yeah this my jam. Filed directly into the albums you could put on in any context or setting and have an excellent time (same draw where Groove Armada is filed). Poor Leno really drew me into the full experience. Only thing that could have made it even better would be some smoother track transitions but no biggie.

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Mon May 01 2023
5

One of those albums you go "ohhhhhh THAT'S who wrote this song" all the way through. Fantastic backing music to your day

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Tue Jun 06 2023
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: So easy, Eple, Sparkle, Poor Leno, A higher place

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Tue Jul 18 2023
5

Definite relisten potential. Smooth grooves that are great to put on, let your mind drift off or focus on a particular task. Prior to listening to the album, I think my only exposure to Röyksopp was "Remind Me", which is a killer down-tempo track. I really liked "She's So" and "So Easy" but honestly the whole album is a treat.

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Wed Jul 19 2023
5

I was initially skeptical about this record as I had assumed it would be more like late 90s/early 00 trance music. However I was completely wrong. This album seems like it would have been a big influence on Destroy Rock And Roll by Mylo (which i rate), but i think this album does what that album does, but does it better. The vibe is ambient and chilled out, the songs are familiar, especially So Easy and Eple, the two songs that kick off the record. It is the perfect background music, but it's too good just to be in the background. It's relaxing but always interesting and it's no surprise the album has sold as many copies as it has. I don't think i could fathom the idea of someone thinking this album was bad, it does what it does to a such a high level. It's fantastic. I'm between a high FOUR or a FIVE, but I think it's closer to a FIVE. I will revisit this album for sure.

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Mon Aug 21 2023
5

overall rating: 9.9/10 favourite song: in space ( 10/10 ) runner up favourite: eple ( 10/10 ) least favourite: poor leno ( 7/10 ) album cover: 9.5/10 vocals: 5/10 instrumentals: 10/10 would i recommend ? : definitely if i knew they liked this genre other: oh my god its a norwegian duo im learning norwegian. kinda reminds me of aphex twin.

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Thu Oct 26 2023
5

I really enjoyed this one, it's very chill and just generally very pleasant to listen to.

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Tue Nov 07 2023
5

Amazing album, one of the best electronica debuts

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Thu Nov 09 2023
5

Fantastic debut album got me hooked back in 2001 and I've been a fan of their music ever since.

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Sat Nov 25 2023
5

Simple, smooth and a great listen.

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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

Man, what is this album? I wanna talk to myself about two things that are of note with this list. I generally dont know anything about the next album, and I dont read reviews/wiki, I jump straight into it. I prefer to form my own, unfiltered opinion, and maybe afterwards there are things that could alter some parts of it. The second thing is that the vast majority of the albums I listened to from here were very mediocre at best. By my own stats, I didnt care for 38 out of 60 albums so far, and I have added only 2 to my library. Sometimes I wonder if this fact affects how I feel about the next record. If I probably will not like it, will this idea actually make me more likely to not like the album? With some degree of confidence, I think I can safely say "no". Because when I first saw this album - as mentioned previously, I dont look any info up - I thought "hm fuck is this shit, hope its not too awful". Then I started listening to it. First track was instrumental, and I assumed thats how the rest of the album would go, but that didnt bother me. Which is surprising, because I am quite lukewarm about instrumental albums/music. There are some genres that I prefer, like witchhouse/EDM, but generally, I dont particularly care for just electronic/instrumental stuff. So why did it not bother me? Why did I like the first song? Why did I listen to the entire album in one sitting, enjoying every song? How is it different from all other ones? I dont know. But this album is really fucking good. Significant 23/61 Liked 10/61 Added 3/61 YYY. What a pleasant listen/surprise. After I write my Very Important thoughts, and give a preliminary rating, I usually go look the album up, to determine its "historic" significane. Doesnt look like this was a groundbreaking album, but I think its significant enough to check out, if you are reading this.

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Sun Jan 07 2024
5

Oooo! Looking forward to this one. Very, very pretty. Really enjoyed this.

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

Rocked my world way harder than I expected soft electronic to ever do - after a couple of these types(ish) of albums I can confirm the only way to listen is to be stuck on a train with volume up and thoughts a-wanderin’

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

Another 4.5 rounded up because Remind Me is freaking FIRE. Love the rest of the album too though.

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

01) So Easy - 10,0 02) Eple - 10,0 03) Sparks - 10,0 04) In Space - 9,0 05) Poor Leno - 10,0 06) A Higher Place - 9,5 07) Röyksopp's Night Out - 8,5 08) Remind Me - 10,0 09) She's So - 9,0 10) 40 Years Back\Come - 7,5 TOTAL: 9,35 (94/100) I am looking forward to this one, know the singles ("Eple", "So Easy", "Remind Me", "Poor Leno" and "Sparks"), hope the rest of the album is as good. It turns out, the rest IS good enough for me to say that this is great album which I would definitely listen to again. Didn't expect that, but this is another 5 ★ album for me. No wonder it was named the best Norwegian album of the 2000s :-) This is my album no. 100. So far I have distributed my marks like this: ★★★★★ - 13 albums (including this one) ★★★★- 42 albums ★★★ - 30 albums ★★ - 7 albums ★ - 8 albums I would listen again those 4 and 5 ★, wouldn't listen to those with 3 if I don't have to, and would prefer never to hear again those with 1 or 2 ★... 3,45 is my average rating. I guess I'm on the generous side... Bring the next 100!

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

I had heard of this artist before but had never listened to anything of theirs (except maybe snippets). Still pleasantly surprised. This was chill work music, and I did enjoy it.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

catchy ephemeral downtempo lounge beats. A familiar and nostalgic album for me, but it's aged well. 4/5

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Fun album! Interesting electronic duo.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Eple is an all time classic and the rest stacks up just behind it.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

wow echt van genoten! zeer cool met headphone. Zeker iets wat ik nog ga opzetten.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

6/10 not my style, but still good. Very good while working and also good spotify radio with it

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

Funky and chill, good background music 8/10

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

very smooth, very enjoyable, flows great

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Sat Jun 26 2021
4

This is weirdly chill. Kinda reminds me of Blank and Jones and in a good way. I like it.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

I don’t seek it out, but like it when I listen to it. Nice chill club or after party music.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Very electric, nice for listen while working

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

Pretty damn good! Will chill to that stuff at some point. Also, "40 Years Come" gave me BOTH Blur AND Earthbound vibes, which is phenomenal.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

I liked this one. I already knew 'Remind Me,' but I didn't know any of the other songs. Very good background ambient music, but unfortunately no real stand out songs other than Remind Me.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Really good album of its genre.

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