Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Country Rose, Take Me Home

Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Country Rose, Take Me Home

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Caitlin Rose, Caitlin Rose, Caitlin Rose. I'd feel awkward admitting that I'm rather obsessed with this Na shv i l le chanteu se , were it not for a mitigating truth: you should be, too.

Her debut album Own S id e Now, relea sed in 2010, wa s proo f enough of her sweltering talent. And now we have a follow-up, The Stand-In, that 's super ior in many rega rd s . Her voice, already aspiring to the heights o f Cl ine and Lynn, ha s become rounder, more chocolate-y. Her songs, already a stunning catalogue o f broken love , sound even more hea r t fe lt . He r. . .

. . . Oh, I don't want to embarrass mysel f, so let 's get down to cold, musical facts. Perhaps the main difference between this album and its predecessor is the texture. Caitlin Rose's backing band, Steelism, has a louder part to play here, such that this is less girl-with-guitar and more girl-with-band-and-stringsand-heavy-production-values. …

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