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Caroline Rose: Loner: Limited Edition Red Marble LP

Loner: Limited Edition Red Marble LP

Caroline Rose

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  • Release Date 26 November 2021
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Vinyl LP
New West Records
One of the most enduring showbiz cliches is that of comic actors who are desperate to play serious roles and prove they have real talent. In a very real way, Caroline Rose's third album, 2018's Loner, finds her following this path in reverse. After first establishing herself as a thoughtful folkie (2010's Caroline Rose) and then as an eclectic roots rock artist (2014's I Will Not Be Afraid), Loner is a creative 180 where she embraces dance beats, lo-fi electronics, and bent but effective pop hooks and sounds freer, wilder, and more engaged than she did when she was supposedly being a "serious" artist. Loner is the sound of Caroline Rose having fun and saying just as much as (if not more than) when she wasn't playing for laughs, and her home-brewed version of contemporary dance-pop is both witty and satisfying, playful without drowning in irony. And this music has clearly energized Rose; her vocals are strong and effective whether she's aiming for moody seduction on "To Die Today" or for full-on mania as in "Money." As a songwriter, she's opened up, able to shift gears from the bratty teenage vibe of "Soul No. 5" and the Farfisa-driven pop of "Bikini" to the busted ambitions of "Jeannie Becomes a Mom" and the shadowy eroticism of "Animal." And the production by Rose and Paul Butler walks a fine line between polish and inspired trashiness, hitting the sweet spot throughout. Some of the folks who loved Caroline Rose's first two albums are going to have a hard time with Loner, but she doesn't sound the least bit worried about it, and she shouldn't be -- she's made the most interesting album of her career to date. ~ Mark Deming
1 More Of The Same  
2 Cry!  
3 Money  
4 Jeannie Becomes A Mom  
5 Getting To Me  
6 To Die Today  
7 Soul No. 5  
8 Smile! AKA Schizodrift Jam 1 AKA Bikini Intro  
9 Bikini  
10 Talk  
11 Animal  

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