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Own Side Now

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Learning to Ride
Own Side
For the Rabbits
Shanghai Cigarettes
New York
Spare Me (Fetzer's Blues)
Things Change
That's Alright
Sunful Wishing Well
Coming Up
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 45:51

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Amelia Raitt


Amelia Raitt is a former writer for the television program Mr. Belvedere and has been writing about pop music of all colors and stripes for eMusic since 2005. S...more »

Caitlin Rose, Own Side Now
2011 | Label: ATO Records

The daughter of two country-music vets — Liz Rose (Taylor Swift's main songwriting partner) and Johnny B. Rose (who's worked on the sales/distribution end of labels like MCA, Capitol and DreamWorks) — 23-year-old Caitlin Rose was raised on country music, and it comes through on her LP Own Side Now. She sings about being lonely ("Own Side"), hitting the bottom ("Sinful Wishing Well"), and smoking cigarettes ("Shanghai Cigarettes"), in a pop-influenced alto twang that falls… read more »

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Just Okay!


This young lady is a lot better in concert. If you get a chance to catch a live show, by all means do it. As far as the studio album, it is just okay.

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Caitlin Rose Own Side Now


I saw her play at the Bestival 2011 and she was fantastic. This album is almost perfect and along with the John Grant album (who also played the Bestival) it is one of my favourite downloads. Download it all!!

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As is so often the case with American artists whose appeal isn’t exactly straight down the middle, Caitlin Rose was initially more successful overseas than in her homeland. But it’s not as tragic a tale as it might sound, since “initially” refers only to the period of time during which her entire output consisted of her debut EP, Dead Flowers. The arrival of the young singer/songwriter’s first full-length release, Own Side Now, represents a chance for Rose’s sound to find wider acceptance stateside. Don’t be misled by the stylish image on the front cover, which might lead you to conclude that Rose is some sort of Zooey Deschanel-esque ingénue peddling overly precious goods; the Nashville native needs no M. Ward to fill in the artistic gaps for her. Rose’s own songwriting gifts are on ample display throughout Own Side Now, with lyrics that show a knack for poetic turns and artful understatement in equal measure — a combination too seldom found in young songwriters’ work — and humble but hummable melodies that make the most of her grounding in both alt-country and pop. Interestingly, while most of the album mines a gently twangy Americana feel, one of the most overtly country-ish moments comes with a cover of the Stevie Nicks-penned Fleetwood Mac track “That’s Alright.” As it turns out, Rose’s lissome croon carries the tune with more élan than the original version, so maybe she’s got something to say to the classic-rock crowd too. – James Allen

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