Catching a Tiger

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  • Summary: The Midwestern country-folk singer's full-length debut mixes twangy music from her hometown heartland with rock and pop into a catchy combination.
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  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. On Tiger there's more than a whiff of tequila in the air-yellowy-green shots knocked back fast followed by hazy mornings filled with nagging regrets. This could perhaps be considered "folk" in some generous sense of the word, but let's not be afraid to call it what it really is: unbridled, unselfconscious, swirling, head-pounding pop.
  2. Uncut
    80
    There's shades of both Stevie Nicks and Neko Case in Lissie's voice, a resplendent instrument that's both husky and mellow, attuned equally to the epic and the intimate. But Really the sound and songs here are a testament to her unaffected individuality. [Aug 2010, p.86]
  3. Her magnetic debut album doesn't aim to break new ground, but her rustic, Stevie Nicks–ish voice unifies the myriad sounds that position her as both a radio-ready alt-country chick and a young, hip folkstress who pulls off online covers of Lady Gaga and Kid Cudi.
  4. 70
    Equally comfortable with dance grooves ("When I'm Alone"), country-tinged laments ("Everywhere I Go"), and epic pop dramas ("Loosen the Knot"), Illinois-bred, California-based Elisabeth Maurus is a promising work in progress on this smoothly produced debut.
  5. She's ripe to land a song in an Apple commercial and hit it big, but you can't fault her. The girl knows how to make you look.
  6. Mojo
    60
    Her voice packs a punch, her songwriting is solid, and the album--while a little over-polished--is bursting with confidence. [Jul 2010, p.94]
  7. On the one hand, it's impressive how she can weave so many different touches into her music, but on the other, things can get a bit schizophrenic. Unfortunately, the common denominator is nondescript pop-rock that loses its ability to enchant with repeated listens.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 29, 2011
    7
    This album is really fantastic, every song on the album is amazing. She has an intense voice. She is clearly the revelation of 2010. The newThis album is really fantastic, every song on the album is amazing. She has an intense voice. She is clearly the revelation of 2010. The new face of folk. The next critically acclaimed artist. The lyrics are magnific and the bridge is so exciting, when it starts to heat up at the end ... orgasmic! Her voice is so perfect and beautiful! Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2012
    7
    You can't help but fall in love with Lissie. Her look (natural beauty). Her feel (free spirit). That VOICE (so much power and soul)! HerYou can't help but fall in love with Lissie. Her look (natural beauty). Her feel (free spirit). That VOICE (so much power and soul)! Her songs (quite the collection and well-crafted). My only problem, and it's a big one... The album is over-produced, too much polish and shine. Her live performances top all of these tracks. It's still solid and highly recommended, especially in comparison to everything else out there. Collapse