Caroline Rose - Loner
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #64 / 358
User Score
Based on 109 ratings
2018 Ratings: #44
Your Review


There’s not one dud track on it, and each listen unveils something new to hear. Most pleasingly though, in these dark times, is that it’s a whole heap of fun. 2018 may be only a few months old, but we may have its album of the year already.
Under The Radar

LONER brings out a no-holds-barred honesty that could've never fit in Rose's last (and far more conservative) incarnation.

Northern Transmissions

While Loner is definitely a record that tries a lot, Rose’s smart writing will keep you mesmerized.


Some of the folks who loved Caroline Rose's first two albums are going to have a hard time with Loner, but she doesn't sound the least bit worried about it, and she shouldn't be -- she's made the most interesting album of her career to date.

Loud and Quiet

Despite the heavy subject matters this is an unashamedly pop record, taking on the attitude of Le Tigre and the pop-dance of Katy Perry.


She remains unafraid of singing about serious subjects (capitalism, sexism, death, etc.) but on LONER, she delivers it through a bold, candy-colored filter that’s always intriguing and often irresistible.


On her self-assured second album, this singer-songwriter uses her mordant wit to confront serious subjects, exorcising trauma with hooks and humor.

Spectrum Culture
On this new disc, Rose dodges Wes Anderson twee, but plays pop bright enough with lyrics funny enough to gussy up some serious concerns, resulting in an album consistently surprising and entertaining.
Mar 23, 2018
It's not groundbreaking but don't let this fly under the radar for you: there's a sheen of intelligence that works alongside a fun indie rock sound.
Feb 24, 2018
made me dance a bit
Jun 8, 2018
Great stuff. Every track is a pleasure.
May 10, 2018
The Indie version of Janelle Monae's "Dirty Computer". Both feature a great combo of social commentary and infectious rhythms. This album will make you dance no matter who you are.
Apr 14, 2018
Probably the most overlooked album this year and it’s one of my favourites. Caroline’s lyrics are relatable, smart and sometimes dark.

Favourite track - Soul No. 5
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Track List
  1. More of the Same
  2. Cry!
  3. Money
  4. Jeannie Becomes a Mom
  5. Getting To Me
  6. To Die Today
  7. Soul No.5
  8. Smile! AKA Schizodrift Jam 1 AKA Bikini Intro
  9. Bikini
  10. Talk
  11. Animal

Added on: November 19, 2017