Mondo Amore - Nicole Atkins
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Mondo Amore may work best as a companion piece to Neptune City--the fast 'n' furious yang to that album's soft, pleasant yin--but it's got more than enough raw emotion to hold its own weight.
  2. May 5, 2011
    70
    Mondo Amore is a feverish but richly rewarding listen, borne of a fierce, tempestuous talent.
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Her brush with the big boys only appears to have strengthen her resolve on a collection of fierce country rockers. [Apr 2011, p.75]
  4. May 18, 2011
    60
    It is sufficiently gritty to at least keep her in the game. [May 2011, p.126]
  5. Feb 8, 2011
    60
    Nicole Atkins' second album is an exercise in what you might call brunch blues: Dreamy, vaguely melancholic, thoroughly pleasant.
  6. Feb 7, 2011
    60
    On the follow-up to 2007's terrific Neptune City, Atkins trades that album's lush torch-song vibe for scrappier indie-garage arrangements that drain much of the drama and romance from her music.
  7. Feb 7, 2011
    79
    Effortlessly blending rock, blues, country and soul, Atkins has delivered on Mondo Amore with a collection of songs that invites you into her world.
  8. 50
    A much rawer, more satisfying record than its predecessor, Mondo Amore follows Atkins as she rediscovers herself through a wide palette of musical influences.
  9. Mar 17, 2011
    78
    Being dropped from her former label, Columbia, and enduring a break-up inform some of the album's blues, but like any woman who knows her worth, she confidently tailors each song to those grand pipes, showing just how much she's matured as a songwriter.
  10. 63
    Mondo is sturdy, well-arranged pop that old crooners and hipster blues brothers alike can claim as theirs.
  11. 60
    At times, Amore sounds like a modern Goth-rock romantic tragedy, full of heartbreak and despair, but the pain Atkins expresses in her lyrics ultimately results in the album's most pleasurable moments.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    7
    good musician and talent, but we do not need anymore of this folk genre although this is quality, i am so bored of girls singing folk music, but that is me personally Full Review »