Frankie Rose and the Outs - Frankie Rose and the Outs
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  • Band members: Caroline Yes!, Kate Ryan, Margot Bianca, Miss Frankie Rose
  • Summary: Frankie Rose, who previously was in several up-and-coming indie rock bands, such as Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Crystal Stilts, returns with the debut album for her own band.
  • Record Label: Memphis Industries
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. For a record just 30 minutes long it feels impossibly epic and for all its scuzzy, lo-fi production, it still sounds fully realised. Not to mention fully brilliant.
  2. Frankie Rose and the Outs have made a record that put her old band the Vivian Girls to shame, and instead of proving to be bandwagon jumpers, they instead made a record other girl pop bands can emulate and someday hope to equal.
  3. Frankie Rose and the Outs grants her the right to carry on doing as she pleases. As Lady Gaga comes across as a glorious car crash with her incessant costume change homages, Frankie similarly deserves the right to chop and change between band and styles. For as she chews music up and spits it out, she makes a beautiful mess.
  4. On this album she proves herself as something more (way more, in fact) than an eternal scenester and competent drummer.
  5. Entirely derivative but somehow not obvious, the record is surprisingly--and pleasantly--strange.
  6. In the end, maybe it's actually "Save Me" that best represents a debut effort full of fits and starts, emblematic of a band that hits its stride right before it's too late. It's just that you wished the group could have gotten to that point a little sooner and more often.
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    Even if Rose is short on killer tunes or delivery, her oversupply of nostalgia charm is ultimately no bad thing. [Dec 2010, p.105]

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