Mondo Amore

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  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. Uncut
    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. Q Magazine
    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. 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.
  8. 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.
  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
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 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,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 »