Rabbits on the Run - Vanessa Carlton
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  • Summary: The piano-playing pop songstress releases her first record with Razor & Tie.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 83
    The 10 tracks from Rabbits on the Run fall into two categories: songs solidly within her patented brand of Enya-leaning pop.
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    80
    Rabbits on the Run is a deeply satisfying 37-minute romp that will make you remember why you really liked Vanessa Carlton once upon a time.
  3. Jul 19, 2011
    70
    Rabbits on the Run isn't quite Carlton's Extraordinary Machine, but like Harmonium, it signals that she just might be capable of such a magnum opus.
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    63
    She clearly wanted to craft a grand-scale melodic-pop opus, but she hasn't delivered stories and emotions commensurate with the panoramic production work.
  5. Jul 25, 2011
    60
    Carlton's wheels are finally spinning forward, but they don't gain much traction.
  6. Jul 25, 2011
    60
    This is music made with no audience in mind: it is strikingly personal, to the extent that it suggests that Carlton needs to get this soul-searching out of her system in order to move forward.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    Honestly i was never a big vanessa carlton fan. Her albums seemed overdone to me. Good songs tho. I bought this cause i read an amazing review and i'm also a big my morning jacket fan. (the drummer from that band played on this.) It seems she's finally made the record she wanted to which is different frm everything else she;s done before. Evolved a ton. Never thought i'd say this but maybe one of the best albums of the year. It's very dreamy and sort of meloncholy in a beautiful way. Lyrics are a whole other level. I LOVE I don't want to be a bride. There's a children's choir throughout. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    As you can listen, this album its personal and we are very lucky to be able to hear it. I mean its almost like when you tell secrets to your best friend or someone you can trust, but with beautiful music & lyrics which of course makes the moment so special and unforgettable. So I think this is really what Vanessa meant when she said she wasn't going to do any more albums. The reason why this album cant be reviewed with numbers its because it is way to special. As a music producer I feel proud to say she is one of the few artists i have been following since she started. Unexpectedly, through the years i was waiting for something beautiful to come, now its here. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2013
    10
    Best album she has written and recorded by far. Like a whole new artist. Sets her apart from other artists. An album that flows from start to finish. Would have liked more singles to come off this so it could elevate her back into mainstream, as this album truly deserves to be heard by those who appreciate an album you can listen to from start to end. Sound production and lyrical content are very impressive. Having said all that to then lead with Carousel as the lead single, which is very much more of the same of previous album material, doesn't really do this album justice. I think that is the weakest track on here. Expand
  4. May 29, 2014
    10
    Her best album by far!
    Cleverly produced and thoughtfully written. A direction I hope she continues in. Each song with it's each charm,
    melancholic and hopeful at the same time. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2011
    9
    Rabbits on the run marks a rather surprising turn in Carlton's career - and it's a turn for the better. She has never been so carefree and so personal at the same time. The album may get sad sometimes, but it's beautiful all the way, and what's rare nowadays, it gets better with each song. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2011
    7
    This is not an album packed with potential hits, certainly, but definitely contains the finest tracks of Carlton's career. In my honest opinion, it's her best album. Harmonium and Heroes & Thieves got me a little bit mixed up and Be Not Nobody wasn't also good in its all. Rabbits On The Run, on the other side, sounds REALLY mature and sincere. Lyrically, it's absolutely stunning. She might not have another "A thousand miles" again but she finally made a pretty decent album. Expand