Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now (4 stars)

Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now


Only a few short years out of her teens, this Nashville singer-songwriter belies her youth. Rose’s debut album proper (following the ‘Dead Flowers’ EP) is loaded with songs about heartbreak, delivered with a wry drawl reminiscent of Patsy Cline via Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac’s ‘That’s Alright’ is covered here).

And while much of the arrangement is pleasingly minimal (perhaps because of the presence of Lambchop/Will Oldham producer Mark Nevers), Rose and her band prove their musical worth with swinging numbers such as ‘Shanghai Cigarettes’, which wouldn’t be out of place on Flying Burrito Brothers record. This Rose is the real McCoy.

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