Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    This may be Ladytron's most difficult album, but it's also one of their most cohesive.
  2. Nov 7, 2011
    70
    Gravity The Seducer finds its place as Ladytron's most hypnotic record to date--one that has no resident bangers, yet doesn't seem to care.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    60
    Gravity the Seducer is a transitional album bearing the growing pains and separation anxiety that we usually associate with bands that are in between periods of true inspiration.
  4. Sep 9, 2011
    40
    Rigidity is a hallmark of electropop, from Numan to Miss Kittin, but Ladytron's plodding rhythms and banal melodies straightjacket their songs. [Sep 2011, p.88]
  5. Sep 21, 2011
    60
    Elsewhere they veer off into roboid electro, but a certain lack of variety costs points. [Oct 2011, p.124]
  6. Sep 19, 2011
    60
    Gravity the Seducer aims to be the great leap forward but still falls a little short. [Oct 2011, p.98]
  7. 70
    It's masochistically delightful.
  8. Sep 13, 2011
    67
    While Gravity is a bit cold to the touch, that wintry feel is also a big part of Ladytron's charm.
  9. Sep 27, 2011
    70
    There's a decade's worth of sophistication and maturity that has gone into building Ladytron's fortress of solitude, but maybe it's time to hear what it sounds like when it all melts down.
  10. Sep 12, 2011
    50
    For diehard fans Gravity The Seducer is replete with pleasing moments. For fans of novel musical statements, not so much. Listen, feel your mind wander, forget.
  11. Sep 9, 2011
    60
    The resolutely midtempo album peaks with the ghostly "Ace of Hz" (recycled from a 
recent greatest-hits record), which polishes chillwave's hazy psychedelia into glossy yet dense ice sculptures.
  12. Sep 9, 2011
    60
    The problem with creating one of the last decade's great songs--2005's Destroy Everything You Touch--is that subsequent work will always be judged against that yardstick, so despite its undeniable worth, Gravity the Seducer leaves an "if only..." in its wake.
  13. Sep 9, 2011
    80
    Hard-driving Helen Marnie-sung tune Melting Ice, meanwhile, is surely Ladytron's steely attempt at self-aware irony.
  14. Sep 12, 2011
    60
    Gravity the Seducer is by some measure more focused than Ladytron's previous efforts. Or a little more fatigued. It's sometimes a little hard to tell when the music is so resolutely detached and android-vague.
  15. Sep 9, 2011
    80
    Gravity the Seducer isn't the ultimate Ladytron album, a title which still belongs to Velocifero. It's too uncertain for that, with the slight wobbliness of someone injured learning to walk again.
  16. Sep 14, 2011
    80
    Please don't let any negative first impressions put you off though, as it just might be the album that Ladytron have been working towards for a decade.
  17. Sep 9, 2011
    90
    By stripping back the layers of overbearing electronic production of the past, they've recorded an album of lush and elegant pop music, beguiling and gloriously cinematic.
  18. Sep 9, 2011
    90
    If Witching Hour was the finest apple the band ever produced, this is their finest orange. But as a whole, it probably is their best and most well-rounded record.
  19. As always, Ladytron make the world feel a more haunted, evocative, romantic place. Faultless.
  20. Gravity The Seducer has its fair share of tremendous moments, but unfortunately those moments begin to lose their gloss when entangled with fragments of inconveniently placed filler.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Un sonido mas envolvente, profundo y sosegado es como puede describirse a "Gravity the Seducer", el melancólico estilo de Ladytron sigue presente y los sonidos ecoicos se engrandecen dando la sensación de estar en un espacio abierto a la naturaleza. Canciones clave: "White Elephant"," White Gold", "Ace of Hz" y "Ninety Degrees" Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    3
    I was under the impression music should always go forward, evolve, sometimes borrow from other artists' past experiences, but not too much.I was under the impression music should always go forward, evolve, sometimes borrow from other artists' past experiences, but not too much. Ladytron's newest album sounds like it was heavily inspired by early Ace of Base - naively synthetic, stompy pop with no melody around. Tracks lack in originality and the are too similar to each other, resulting in complete boredom of the listener. Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2011
    8
    The fact that there is no title track is an instant bonus. Many would resort to such measures by their pentad effort, if not sooner. Cheers toThe fact that there is no title track is an instant bonus. Many would resort to such measures by their pentad effort, if not sooner. Cheers to Lt for not throwing the towel in. You may notice, however, that Ninety Degrees is unofficially the title track. As for the keystrokes themselves- you donâ Full Review »