Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is the eponymous third studio album by Americanrock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, released on June 8, 2010. The album is the band's first release since the inclusion of two new members, rhythm guitarist Benny Yurco and bassist Catherine Popper. The album was originally titled "Medicine" after the third track on the album, and was promoted as such in numerous interviews and early reviews, but was changed shortly after the replacement of producer T-Bone Burnett in favor of Mark Batson. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums for the week ending June 13, 2010, easily their career high debut.
The album was released to generally favorable reviews, scoring a 63 on metacritic.Billboard magazine gave the album a positive review, stating that "Grace Potter & the Nocturnals' new self-titled release finds frontwoman Potter and her band in full bloom, hammering out hook-heavy rock tracks with a confident, natural sound." Giving the album three out of five stars, Rolling Stone magazine comments, "Potter's youthfulness can make for flower-soup lyrics but backlit by a no-nonsense band that massages Memphis grooves, light rock and pinot-noir reggae, it all bursts with promise."The Guardian enjoyed the band's harder rocking songs while criticizing some of the slower ones. The Guardian remarks that "[g]enerally, the bluesy, Southernised rockers (Medicine, Only Love) make more of an impression than the power balladry (Colors), while an anomalous wallow in country-rock sentimentality (Things I Never Needed) feels like it was tacked on because they realised they needed a slow one."