Own Side Now

  • Record Label: Names
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    60
    Though the album sounds like the work of what film critic Nathan Rabin has dubbed the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" (and the album's stylized cover art only adds to that impression), it's clear that Rose is a talent worth following.
  2. Mojo
    40
    A missed opportunity, but there's still plenty of time to get back on track. [Sep 2010, p.92]
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 29, 2014
    5
    I've been struggling with this album for 2 weeks now. It got my attention because of the raving reviews. Well, one thing is clear, CaitlinI've been struggling with this album for 2 weeks now. It got my attention because of the raving reviews. Well, one thing is clear, Caitlin Rose is a very talented musician and songwriter. However, her voice has a limited range, that sometimes is annoying, especially when she tries to sing too high and starts screaming, that makes my ears bleed. Also not all songs are good compositions, in fact for me there are too many songs not good enough, boring so to speak. Things Change is awful, and For The Rabbits is also unlistenable. On the other hand, the albums opening track, Learning To Ride, is gorgeous. Caitlin is at her best when she is not too serious, because drama really doesn't fit her voice. When she channels that Velvet Underground / Nashville 60's atmosphere, Caitlin is adorable. Full Review »
  2. Aug 15, 2010
    10
    been loving this record since i saw a 5 star review in the sunday times in london and got a copy at the rough trade shop .
    on a small uk indie
    been loving this record since i saw a 5 star review in the sunday times in london and got a copy at the rough trade shop .
    on a small uk indie label 'names records' (not k7!)... why isnt this out in the states????
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