Fall to Grace - Paloma Faith

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    Artistically, she's still coming into her own.
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    Fall to Grace is proof that pop doesn't need to be grey and restrained to feel grown-up.
  3. 91
    She wails through 12 cutting tracks about love on the rocks with so much soulful realness. [7 Dec 2012, p.75]
  4. Nov 30, 2012
    She sings the bejesus out of these big, open-hearted tunes, and despite some lyrics having a slightly gauche quality, you soon warm to the melodramatic hooks of Agony and the cleverly constructed pop-soul nugget Beauty Of The End. [Jun 2012, p.82]
  5. Nov 30, 2012
    Few could deny her vocal talents but you can't help but feel the character that made her stand out in a crowded pop room has been diluted somewhere along the line.
  6. Nov 30, 2012
    Even Faith's super-powerful voice never elevates the material above the decidedly everyday. [Jul 2012, p.100]
  7. Dec 3, 2012
    The material, featuring production by U.K. soul vet Nellee Hooper (Soul II Soul), could be more memorable.
  8. Nov 30, 2012
    It is undeniably a step down from her excellent 2009 release, with too little suiting such a distinctive artist.
  9. 60
    The results evoke the fellowship of the emotionally bruised in a variety of ways.
  10. There's such a belt-and-braces approach that the array of sounds (strings, choirs, tubular bells, beats and synths, dubby blurbs and squeaks) can come across as overbearing.
  11. Nov 30, 2012
    The music--lots of nondescript ballads, a splash of contemporary disco--is no less banal [as headlines from the Daily Mail].
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 4, 2012
    There are millions of recording artists around the world. Unfortunately, the crown jewels of musical talent are sometimes hidden away from us or neglected. This is the case of Paloma Faith.

    What initially attracted me to buy her album "Fall To Grace" was, in fact, her name. It seemed so mysterious in a good way. After listening to the album, I thanked my curiosity so much.

    "Fall To Grace" is full of powerhouse songs, showcasing the unique voice of Ms.Faith. Songs range from spine-tingling piano ballads such as "Just Be" to epic heart racing compositions such as "Blood, Sweat and Tears".

    If you truly appreciate British pop music or you're in love with soul blended with modern pop, "Fall To Grace" is the album for you! It is truly emotional and it's like living in a really vivid dream.

    Best songs (according to moi): "Streets of Glory", "Just Be", "Picking Up The Pieces", "Blood,Sweat and Tears".
    Most Original (according to moi): "Let Me Down Easy".
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  2. Mar 24, 2013
    A Beautiful Fairy Tale!
  3. Mar 2, 2013
    After hearing a few Paloma Faith songs on the radio and seeing her on TV I thought I would go see her in concert as she seemed way better than Adele and thought it would be good to see her at Wolverhampton Civic before she ends up doing the larger stadium gigs.

    I bought both albums and was amazed I liked every song on them! My musical tastes vary a lot from rock, rap, r&B dance and pop. It all depends on how well written/produced they are which makes me like them. I`ve now added Paloma along with Booty Luv and Koffee Brown to my must have albums.

    Fall to Grace is definitely worth a listen so go buy it. :o)
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