Recording of the album was completed during the week of 3-10 of March, 2008, with a release occurring in July 2008. Originally thought to be called Braindead, the title of the album was confirmed viatheir MySpace website on May 22, 2008 to be Melodia and a official track listing was also announced. The band demoed 25 songs, only 14 of which made the final cut. This is The Vines' first album forrecord label Ivy League Records, after parting ways with EMI and Capitol Records in 2007. The band began recording in Los Angeles in November 2007 with producer Rob Schnapf, who has also worked ontheir albums Highly Evolved and Winning Days. The song "True as the Night" is the sequel to the song "Vision Valley", which appeared on the album of the same name.
The first single "He's a Rocker" wasdebuted officially at the 2008 MTV Awards in Australia, on April 26, with airplay beginning on radio soon after. "He's a Rocker" was released through iTunes on June 3, with two bonus tracks. "BlueJam" being a rough early version of "Jamola" with "Hey Now" being an exclusive non-album song.
A limited number of signed copies of the album were made available for online pre-order on June 23 inAustralia, whilst Melodia was sold on CD exclusively in the United States by Insound, from July 22. Orders online through Insound received a free MP3 of the song "Make Believe".
Melodia had its UKphysical release on October 6, 2008. The second single from the album is "Get Out".
"Get Out" is part of the soundtrack played during the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
In comparison totheir previous albums, it has received mixed reviews from critics, a situation that has recurred with every album released since Winning Days.
 ReceptionInitial critical response to Melodiawas average. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 43, based on 9 reviews.
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