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But expectations are meant to be challenged; and so it is with this CD, thanks in part to her parents' having schooled her in the fine art of classic country, 1950s rockabilly, and 1970s West Coast country-rock. Caitlin has a voice that is as young and developing as she is, but she also has a songwriting gift that shows her to be wise beyond her years. With the sole exception of "That's Alright", a countryish cover of a song from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album MIRAGE, everything on OWN SIDE NOW is either solely written or co-written by Caitlin. She takes more than a few pointers from Patsy Cline on songs like "New York" and "Shanghai Cigarettes", a little bit from Sun Records-era Elvis on "Coming Up" and "Spare Me", and 1950s pop on "For The Rabbits." And on other songs, like the title track and "Sinful Wishing Well", she channels the acoustic-influenced country-rock of her biggest avowed influence Linda Ronstadt (astounding in and of itself, since she is four decades younger than Linda). Caitlin, however, does right by herself by not being slavishly imitative of what she has been influenced by, and just being authentically herself (as Linda herself once said, "You don't have to be original, just authentic").Read more ›
I have to say I am very picky when it comes to country. Johnny Cash. Waylon Jennings. Bonnie Raitt. Lucinda Williams. Doc Watson. That is basically what I am into for the most part. I am always very disappointed with whatever is current in country because whatever it is, it usually really stinks to high heaven. Let me tell you this: Own Side Now is what pop country should be! This stuff is great! The music AND the lyrics. Caitlin Rose has put together a very nice collection of tunes here.
My standout favorites right now include: "Own Side", "New York", the Stevie Nicks cover "That's Alright", "Coming Up" and "Spare Me (Fetzer's Blues)". "Spare Me" includes my favorite lyric from the album right now: "And love is just one more useless thing you don't need but you can't throw away".
The best I can explain this album is that it is smart country-pop. I don't know what that means, but that is what I am calling it. The music (which is most important to me) will satisfy greatly, as well as the lyrical moments. Caitlin's voice is the best I've heard in a while. It grabs me like Madeleine Peyroux's voice did several years back. These days, people are telling me about Adele. I am impressed with her voice, but the songs, well - ehhh - not so memorable. She will likely be forgotten. Caitlin Rose, however has a promising future ahead. Lend Own Side Now your ears.
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I never heard of this group. But the first time I heard them I fell in love with them. I love every song on the cd. I listen to it every day in my car.Published on April 18, 2014 by RALPH MANN
Caitlin Rose is back with another release and it is even better than Dead Flowers. This is her cd of Own Side Now and I bought it on Amazon.com. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by spdytypist
Beautiful voice, but after a while all the sad lyrics get repetative, lots of heartbreak over and over, sort of like Hank Williams,Published on August 17, 2013 by nancy krause
Heard "For The Rabbits" on a local radio station and bought the album because of that one song. Many good songs on that CD. This girl is a great songwriter. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by alex
This young woman is new, but I think she is going to go a long way. This album is not modern country, which isn't very country. Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by ubergoober
I love this album, every song was fantastic. I hear a lot of early Linda Ronstadt and Rilo Kiley in her music here. Go to iTunes and download her first EP, Dead Flowers too. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Alexander Miley