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Interstellar

Frankie Rose

Interstellar

Second album of alt-pop / dream pop from the Brooklyn-based former Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls drummer

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Memphis Industries
UK Release date
19/03/2012
US Release date
21/02/2012
  1. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    She transports us further and takes us higher than she ever could have as the drummer of an indie pop revivalist band
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  2. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's Rose's crowning achievement to date, a gorgeously impressionistic album that's a quantum artistic leap forward for this exceptionally talented songwriter
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  3. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s big, open, cavernous, so much so that it feels like it could swallow you entirely, and so you let it because it’s comforting, warm, and safe
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Think Veronica Falls meets Arthur Russell, and investigate further. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Prefix

    While the unabashed pop moments on Interstellar are truly great and welcome, Rose easily proves she's capable of more daring things
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Succeeds in expertly appropriating its forebears instead of regurgitating them
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    Widescreen magnificence
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    She has made a stylistic step sideways, into dreampop, shoegaze, call it what you will
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An enchanting dream-pop album steeped in her multi-tracked harmonies
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Indebted to the bold synths and tight guitars of 80s new wave
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    An album of epic proportions, one about dreaming of some ‘other’ place, somewhere truly interstellar
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  12. 8.0 |   AU Magazine

    It’s so chilled-out it sometimes feels lightweight, and it’s occasionally derivative but, despite this, Interstellar is a lovely, lovely recor
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  13. 8.0 |   music OMH

    There are moments of pop perfection
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  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Brooklyn linch-pin finds her own voice. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   BBC

    Rose’s strength and versatility as a composer shines through
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  16. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is a grand, richly enjoyable step forward for Rose, equipped not only with an otherworldy voice but also an innate sense of otherworldly sonic twists and turns
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  17. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Rose is clearly shedding her garage-rock past for something more delicate, something more emotionally open
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  18. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    May not bring something wholly original or novel to the already crowded scene of like-minded, nostalgic, ethereal pop acts, but its 32 minutes are simply too sublimely crafted to ignore
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  19. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Pushes Rose’s talents in an impressive and unexpected direction
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  20. 7.0 |   Blurt

    A progressive dance-pop album that, maybe because of her background, feels a heck of a lot hipper than what her new genre counterparts can offer
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  21. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Although not quite out of this world as its title suggests, Interstellar represents a haughty development in Frankie Rose's artistic capabilities
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  22. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Much of ‘Interstellar’ flows with an ethereal pop-lite spirit, which helps seal this as an album that is hard to ignore
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  23. 7.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    Though originality may not be a prime concern of hers, there is enough energy and versatility here to suggest that Rose can cut it on her own
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  24. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Easily contains enough beauty to confirm that Frankie Rose is more than just the buzz-scene she once helped create
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  25. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Even when Interstellar is enjoyable, it never feels all that substantive
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  26. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    If this was a five track EP Frankie Rose would indeed be going interstellar – instead she’s flying high with plenty of sky left to explore
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  27. 6.0 |   Q

    A tad more focus and she'll be there. Print edition only

  28. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    She's rocking the current micro-vogue for Eighties shoegaze pop: guitar-synth swirls, paper-thin New Wave bass surge, space-waif vocals like a spring breeze that barely billows your window curtains
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  29. 6.0 |   NME

    There's a certain lack of substance throughout
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  30. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    A much more atmospheric, relaxed album that delves in chillwave, pop, and ‘80s dance-rock that, unfortunately, fails to transcend such influences
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