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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. 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. 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.
  2. Sep 14, 2011
    8
    Having listened to Ladytron's new album three consecutive times on the day of its release, and then the magnificent penultimate track, "Ninety Degrees" umpteen more times besides, I was instantly convinced, much to my relief, that "Gravity the Seducer" was, in fact, an improvement over 2008's "Velocifero". It wasn't that I disliked "Velocifero"; it features one of my all-time favoriteHaving listened to Ladytron's new album three consecutive times on the day of its release, and then the magnificent penultimate track, "Ninety Degrees" umpteen more times besides, I was instantly convinced, much to my relief, that "Gravity the Seducer" was, in fact, an improvement over 2008's "Velocifero". It wasn't that I disliked "Velocifero"; it features one of my all-time favorite Ladytron tunes: "Versus" (easily the album's best track), and it displayed several other strong tracks as well: "Ghosts", "Deep Blue", "I'm Not Scared" and "Season of Illusions"; it's a fairly adventurous album. But I just felt "Velocifero" lacked the consistent quality of their previous album, the masterful "Witching Hour" (still their best album IMO), despite the evident energy and propulsive beats of the former (which some Ladytron fans very much favour). Interestingly, "Gravity the Seducer" is quite a subdued and wistfully atmospheric album by contrast, but that doesn't bother me in the least, because, again for me, it's all about the quality of the material whatever the tempos may be. Now I won't argue that the new album doesn't exactly represent a "dramatic progression" in terms of artistic growth for Ladytron; they DO seem to have reverted back to the more consciously melodic moods and urban, 21st century melancholy found, particularly, on "Witching Hour" (I'm thinking: "All the Way", "Soft Power", "CMYK", "Beauty 2" and "White Light Generator"; my favorite track from that awesome album), but, again, I won't necessarily hold this against them when it's, after all, one of the band's great strengths, and has resulted in recording some of the best stuff (again, IMO). If you're a big fan of electro-pop "bangers" (especially those featured on past Ladytron albums, particularly, although "Mirage" comes close on the new album) then perhaps "Gravity the Seducer" isn't for you. But if you're a Brian Eno fan, for instance, and generally a fan of more ambient, melancholy, romantic sounds, and shimmering, undulating melodies with affecting, emotional (that's right, I said "emotional" all the while referring to a Ladytron album; granted that emotional core stems from the music itself for the most part) lyrics and vocals (especially on the album's crown jewel, "Ninety Degrees"!) then, by all means, have at it with this dreamy, "seductive" and wonderful new Ladytron album! Expand
  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 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
  4. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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" Expand
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.