Caroline Rose - Loner
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #20 / 135
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2018 Ratings: #27
Your Review


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.


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.

Feb 24, 2018
made me dance a bit
Mar 14, 2018*
++ : more of the same; cry!; jeannie becomes a mom
Mar 11, 2018
A descent album that I went into blind. Some catchy songs, but overall nothing really stuck with me.
Mar 10, 2018
At first I heard the initial track "More of the Same" i've fallen in the album. Such a fun, energetic and dancing album, all the tracks are great, she mixes indie pop/rock with synthpop/new wave influences along with clever sometimes humorous lyrics like the explosive "Money". Thereby, there is not much to say about the album besides listening and keep enjoying its energetic, fun and eclectic vibe.

Favs: More of the Same, Cry!, Money, Jeannie Becomes a Mom, To Die Today, ... read more
Mar 10, 2018
“Loner” is sure to be somewhat polarizing, but I hope most can at least respect Caroline Rose for creativity; this is one of the freshest, more original records I’ve heard in recent memory. “Loner” evokes the manic spirit of “Soviet Kitsch” era Regina Spektor, with Rose coming off as someone with so much energy and so many ideas that she just can’t control herself on some of the quirks; and like Spektor, the quirks aren’t arbitrary, instead ... read more
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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