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The Stand-In

Caitlin Rose

The Stand-In

Second album of modern country from the 25-year-old Nashville-born singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    It's one of the first truly great Americana albums of 2013
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  2. 9.0 |   Spin

    She pulls at a Nashville believer's heartstrings and evokes the city's grand ole glory days
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The record’s greatest success is the revelation of Rose as one of America’s most gifted young songwriters
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The stories Rose tells are as fresh as wet ink
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Tales of heartbreaks and love's unkindness are delivered in a voice – midway between confident and coy – that's to die for
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    Rose has an expressive voice, possessing both purity and trueness of pitch, and an appealingly human, direct tone
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  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    Where the record excels is in the tracks that incorporate sounds from other genres, crafting crossover gems that truly stand out
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    While arguably the star attraction, there’s more to recommend The Stand In than just a pretty voice
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    This follow-up builds on the feisty freshness of Caitlin Rose's Own Side Now
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  10. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    She's still as good as it gets when she finally opens her pipes on "Dallas"
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  11. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It is a delightful record – one that could well see her high-kicking herself into major success. It would be well deserved
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  12. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The songwriting may be simple and the vocals straight from a Patsy Cline record, but Rose’s work is about as old-fashioned as the whisky cocktail
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    In a perfect world, and even in an imperfect world, she deserves a wide and appreciative audience
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  14. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The Stand-In is the warmest 39 minutes you will hear in 2013
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  15. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    If Rose quickly secured her status as a top young voice in country music a few years ago, she’s now cemented her position as an important one
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  16. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Its use of swooning pedal steel, twangin’ electric guitar, and ringing tube amps give it a period-perfect, shuttered-off feel that's occasionally prone to becoming a tad cheesy, but in an unselfconscious, honest fashion
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  17. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Channels a vintage vibe without being a total throwback record
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  18. 7.0 |   Bowlegs

    However influence-charged it may be, ultimately, The Stand-In succeeds and Caitlin is a rose in bloom
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  19. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Largely excellent - a record bridging the gap between country music and popular music’s less derided genres perfectly
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  20. 7.0 |   The Observer

    It's still Rose's personality that shines through
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  21. 7.0 |   DIY

    You can hear Rose stretching herself as a songwriter, never straying too far from home, but taking in touches of alt-country, Motown soul and ragtime along the way
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  22. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Stays the right side of MOR. Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   Q

    Succeeds in sounding expansive without losing any of its intimacy. Print edition only

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