Until now, it would have been fair to say that you needed to see this Lisbon-based Cape Verdean singer in the flesh to truly appreciate her energy, charisma and unabashed sexuality. No longer. Eclipse is the work of an artist who has blossomed into full maturity. (Shame nobody thought of translating the lyrics on the sleeve.) Lura s musical roots may be more overtly African than those of some of her island rivals, but this set does a superb job of covering all the bases, from traditional morna balladry to upbeat samba and hints of reggae, without seeming at all calculated. Her voice is crisp and assertive, and she further extends her range on the tender, electro-tinged Canta um Tango.
4 stars --Clive Davis, Sunday Times 26 April 2009
Slightly throaty with a dark timbre and an inner luminosity, Lura's voice unfurls with effortless elegance over this album's sprightly rhythms. While a number of young Cape Verdean singers have emerged in the wake of the great Cesaria Évora, this marks the 34 year-old out as the melancholy diva's true inheritor. --Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, 2 May 2009, 4/5