One Second of Love

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  • Summary: The latest album from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Ramona Gonzales is her first release on the Secretly Canadian label.
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  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Mar 16, 2012
    83
    Her latest clears the air with crisper production and subtle, synthy R&B swagger. [23 Mar 2012, p.74]
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    80
    One Second Of Love is a remarkably bold move for the young singer, and when it clicks, the results are irresistible.
  3. 75
    Sometimes Nite Jewel's music feels so controlled, you can't help but wonder what would happen if she'd lose her head for not just one second, but one minute or more.
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    70
    Gonzalez' voice is beautiful, but it doesn't have the emphatic uniqueness to carry the album on its own, while the songwriting, though producing gems like the EBTG-esque, understated "Mind & Eyes" is just uneven enough to fade occasionally into the background.
  5. Mar 6, 2012
    70
    One Second of Love's main issue is not one of sonic fidelity, but consistency. If the murk of earlier recordings hid some of Nite Jewel's intentions, they also succeeded in hiding slightly forced stylistic leanings.
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    67
    Instead of ebullience, the disc finds footing in the hard lessons of romantic realism.
  7. While One Second of Love contains this personal touch of sound, it isn't used to potential.

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  1. Mar 31, 2012
    6
    Nita's Jewel "One Second of Love" is an album as uneven as its title track. There is potential, but still something is not right. Vocals doNita's Jewel "One Second of Love" is an album as uneven as its title track. There is potential, but still something is not right. Vocals do not always fit into tight electronic backing which prevails, pushing the instrumental sections on the back burner. Fortunately, the album has its good points, which are more subdued compositions such as "Sister", or minimalist "Unearthly Delights". Expand