No Gravity - Shontelle
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  • Summary: Frankie Rose, who previously was in several up-and-coming indie rock bands, such as Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Crystal Stilts, returns with the debut album for her own band.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The rest of the disc, though, is a rather unremarkable tour through uptempo styles, including techno, bubblegum, and club.
  2. The rest of her follow-up, No Gravity, a competent, sometimes exciting pop album, collects other attempts: in essence, a series of portraits drawn by people with radically different styles.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Shontelle's diva vocal is pitch-perfect, but given Rihanna's bust-up with Chris Brown the domestic abuse subtext seems ill-judged at best. [Dec 2010, p.113]
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    No Gravity is seamlessly crafted but ultimately disposable, and lacks the kick needed to distinguish Shontelle from the sugary, auto-tuned R&B ranks.
  5. This follow-up for the Bajan singer-songwriter drops all Caribbean influences and leans toward club tracks mixed with canny pop and emotional, hook-laden ballads.
  6. The press pumps up the fact that Shontelle is Barbadian, just like Rihanna, but her functional dance-pop material and temperate ballads could be delivered by any moderately talented vocalist from the Midwest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 14, 2013
    7
    Shontelle isn't like Rihanna or other R&B singers, she's different. She has such a grabbing voice. Key tracks are "No Gravity" and "PerfectShontelle isn't like Rihanna or other R&B singers, she's different. She has such a grabbing voice. Key tracks are "No Gravity" and "Perfect Nightmare". Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2010
    3
    Unoriginal, boring and heavily autotuned, Shontelle only seems to have vocal personality on tracks such as Impossible and Perfect NightmareUnoriginal, boring and heavily autotuned, Shontelle only seems to have vocal personality on tracks such as Impossible and Perfect Nightmare and even the latter seems threadbare and dull, her voice stretching to it's breaking point. She has yet to find her place in music and with albums like this and her last, it raises the question of if she ever will. Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2013
    2
    Boasting tunes so banal and repetitive, even early Rihanna would have rejected these tracks. The lone highlight, "Impossible" stands among aBoasting tunes so banal and repetitive, even early Rihanna would have rejected these tracks. The lone highlight, "Impossible" stands among a sea of feces. The most salacious of lyrics come of as feeble, almost desperate. Shontelle is an artist clinging to Rihanna's shadow, and there she will remain. Expand