The Stand-In - Caitlin Rose
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  • Summary: The second release for the Nashville singer-songwriter was produced by Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Mar 7, 2013
    90
    Mostly, it's the wilting pedal steel, warm analog tubes, and lush heartbreak flourishes of "When I'm Gone" that distinguish Rose from the merchants of new country's jingles.
  2. 85
    While it manifests in a way that’s less playful than on her debut, it’s replaced by a gravitas that befits a sophomore record.
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    Mainly, though, if Caitlin Rose is the future of Nashville and American country music, then it would seem that its future is in safe, appealing and mellifluous hands.
  4. Feb 22, 2013
    80
    Those who were endeared by Rose’s debut may be surprised, hopefully pleasantly, by the change in tone and attitude shown on The Stand-In. Nevertheless, it is a delightful record.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    It’s not so easily classifiable as “country,” but easily classifiable as really great pop music.
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    70
    The Stand-In is a gorgeous-sounding chronicle of such archetypal props, characters, and sounds, though the conceit does occasionally smother their narrator’s natural, vital wit.
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    50
    There's no question that The Stand-In is a step-up from her previous effort; her delivery and songwriting show a confidence that previously lacking. However, The Stand-In is no stand out.

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  1. May 2, 2013
    9
    Not just a great country album but a great pop album, Caitlin Rose's dulcet tones and phrasing are wonderful to listen to, you just can't helpNot just a great country album but a great pop album, Caitlin Rose's dulcet tones and phrasing are wonderful to listen to, you just can't help swaying along to them. A great follow up to her debut album, she deserves to be more well know than she is at the moment. Collapse