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  • Summary: Grace Potter's second solo release (her first since forming The Nocturnals) was produced by Eric Valentine and features contributions from her bandmates as well as Rayland Baxter, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Audra Mae, Nick Oliveri of Queens Of The Stone Age, and Noelle Skaggs of Fitz &Grace Potter's second solo release (her first since forming The Nocturnals) was produced by Eric Valentine and features contributions from her bandmates as well as Rayland Baxter, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Audra Mae, Nick Oliveri of Queens Of The Stone Age, and Noelle Skaggs of Fitz & The Tantrums. Expand
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Empty Heart
You know how to make me weak in the knees When you pour yourself all over me But somebody [?] back in the day Now you never ever love Now you only... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Aug 17, 2015
    80
    Both Potter and Valentine delight in celebrating and inverting the clichés of overblown '80s AOR and that's what makes Midnight such a fun trip.
  2. Aug 12, 2015
    70
    On Midnight, everything’s come undone, often for the better. In a few places, it recalls “Tango in the Night,” Fleetwood Mac’s lustrous last (noteworthy) gasp from 1987. Ms. Potter doesn’t quite have the tragedy Stevie Nicks so effortlessly channels, but she nonetheless finds moody pockets for her voice while the band hones a chilly take on brisk rock.
  3. Magnet
    Aug 12, 2015
    70
    Midnight might confuse (and lose) fans who have somehow missed the memo that Potter is creatively restless, but it's a boldly rhythmic step in a wild new direction. [No. 123, p.56]
  4. Aug 21, 2015
    70
    Amid synth-y disco ­dalliances ("Alive Tonight") and soul-funk workouts ("Your Girl"), she leaves room for snarling riffs on "Look What We've Become" and acoustic boom on "Empty Heart," reminiscent of Sheryl Crow's "Leaving Las Vegas."
  5. 67
    It’s a concise, hooky collection of songs with which the 32-year-old Potter has given herself chances to become bigger than ever as a solo name.
  6. Aug 12, 2015
    60
    While Potter’s never sounded more assured, many of the songs are simply serviceable although not quite strong enough to ensure a status that could be considered classic.
  7. Aug 13, 2015
    40
    It’s a cheesy plunge into dance-pop that shows a crass haste to grab Top 40 radio play. Many of these synth-driven, computerized songs land with a thud.
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  1. Aug 22, 2015
    10
    Takes a lot of courage to change your sound like that when you already had a public between rock'n roll fans. But it end up being surprisinglyTakes a lot of courage to change your sound like that when you already had a public between rock'n roll fans. But it end up being surprisingly awesome. Expand