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She Ain't Me

Carrie RodriguezAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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listen  2. She Ain't Me 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. Absence 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. El Salvador 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Mask Of Moses 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Big Mistake 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Grace 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. Can't Cry Enough 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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SHE AIN’T ME, Carrie Rodriguez’s second solo album and follow-up to 2006's critically-acclaimed SEVEN ANGELS ON A BICYCLE was released by Manhattan/Back Porch (EMI) in the U.S. on August 5, 2008 and in Europe on May 25, 2009 by Continental Record Service (CRS). The Austin-born and Berklee trained violinist-turned-fiddler enlisted Malcolm Burn (Emmylou ... Read more in Amazon's Carrie Rodriguez Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 5, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Manhattan Records
  • ASIN: B001ASII7S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,044 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Carrie's sophomore release, She Ain't Me, still showcases her intimate croon, but this classically trained singer/songwriter has just begun flexing her artistic muscles. She Ain't Me is an expectation-confounding statement from Carrie, who notes, "Because I took some chances, wrote with some new people and actually co-wrote most of the songs on the album, it's very different." For She Ain't Me, the Austin-born, Berklee-trained violinist-turned-fiddler teamed with producer Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Kaki King) and wrote with Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, as well as Mary Gauthier, Dan Wilson, and Jim Boquist. The album also features a guest vocal appearance by Lucinda Williams.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rodriguez delivers August 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In her second solo album Carrie Rodriguez leaves her fruitful partnership with songwriter Chip Taylor further behind. Most of the songs are at least partly hers: she collaborates with a group of talented co-writers and is backed up by a really great band, led by guitarist Hans Holzen, that forms a perfect foil for her distinctively smoky voice. The total sound, overseen by veteran producer Malcolm Burn, covers both pop and country territory but is all of a piece, avoiding the slightly overproduced feel of her first solo outing, "Seven Angels on a Bicycle."

Whether laying down the political gauntlet in "Infinite Night" and "Mask of Moses," or mulling over love's sorrows in "Rag Doll" and "Can't Cry Enough," or getting down with some gritty fiddle playing in "Absence" (too bad there isn't more on this album) Rodriguez delivers unforced, sincere emotion, even when her different vocal registers aren't perfectly in sync (high notes tend to be little more than whispers). The title track is a knowing, sassy take on the old "cheating song" theme that could well be delivered by the likes of Dolly Parton. It has an agreeable way of getting stuck in one's head that suggests it could get lots of airplay. I've listened to all of this artist's albums from the beginning and eagerly look forward to more.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars making a sow's ear of a silk purse August 16, 2008
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In fairness I've only listened through a couple of times but I'm sorely disappointed in the effort. Carrie Rodriguez is a remarkable talent who has thrived in her partnership with Chip Taylor. What worked so well for and between them was at least in part his ear for a good tune and his world-weariness that cast the perfect backdrop for her to shine. She was always able to present herself as a quite plausible peer among an ever-so-slightly rough crowd of seasoned rowdies. The feeling that everything was sort of thrown together on the spot out of pure raw talent and experience worked well to showcase her multiple talents.

This album, on the other hand, is pure marketing. From the dolled-up photos to the way-overproduced feel, this is all wrong. (Interestingly, Gracenote has it classified as "Pop.") It really sounds to me like some kind of mutant packaging project where the idea was to try to force her into clones of songs by one each of a dozen recognizable and highly marketable girl singers. It doesn't work.

I don't mean to say she is nothing without Chip Taylor. Far from it. She is exceptionally talented. But I do mean that Chip Taylor has clearly played a crucial role in clearing the space to let her work shine. If she's going to flourish without him she's going to have to find enough spine to follow her art and ditch the marketing team that is serving her so poorly. Unless, of course, I've got it wrong and the gig with Chip Taylor was just to pay the bills and she was merely the best actress ever pretending to be into all that while she waited for her big chance to step out and make some pap under her own name.

Look, she's a terrific musician who can also turn a phrase with that delicious twang of hers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rising Star - Long Overdue October 26, 2008
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Heard/saw this fine singer for the first time last night on Austin City Limits - I stopped watching The World Series game three to experience her!! Now I can't get enough of her!!!
Bought tickets to see her at the Arden, Delaware Gild Hall on Dec. 6 (2008). I can't believe the tickets were only $19.00 each!!
I haven't been this excited about an artist since Alison Krauss - and Carrie writes much of her material, too. This album showcases both her writing and vocal talents! I highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars instant favorite August 5, 2008
By liz
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This album is fresh, inventive and well crafted. Stylistically it ranges from folk to rock to infectious bluegrass but maintains continuity. The lyrics are unusual, often catchy, and they resonate. There is some nice fiddle on several of the tracks. Absence is one of the best, reminiscent of Alison Krauss and Union Station. Other songs like Grace and Infinite Night remind me of Jonatha Brooke. However, Carrie Rodriguez really has her own sound that is indefinable and very appealing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Come Home to Americana! January 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is competent pop music, but it lacks the fire and musicianship of "Seven Angels on a Bicycle" and her duets with Chip Taylor. She can really bring it on the fiddle, but you'd hardly know it from this album. It sounds more L.A. than Austin. One of alt-country's most talented singer/fiddler/stompers has suddenly turned bland on us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another step up for Carrie! September 8, 2008
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This record should be one of the better ones of this year. Carrie's first album, "Seven Angels On A Bicycle" was a real treat and this one just expands her artistry. Always a great fiddle player, she has now progressed to playing mando-bird (electric mandolin) and tenor guitar. Her singing is also getting better; and she is writing more songs. On this record she co-wrote with the likes of Gary Louris, Mary Gautier, Dan Wilson, Jim Boquist & Leslie Nail. The production by Malcolm Burn is excellent. Carrie uses her own band on most of the songs, and they are augmented by Richie Stearns (Banjo), the great Greg Leisz (pedal steel, lap steel and guitars) Malcolm Burn (keyboards & guitar). Lucinda Williams sings on "Mask Of Moses" and Aoife O'Donovan sings on two songs. The record as a whole really fits together. Some of my favorite songs are: "Infinite Night", written with Louris who also sings backup, "She Ain't Me", "Rag Doll", a song written by Sandrine and beautifully sung by Carrie. Also "Mask Of Moses", "Grace", and "El Dorado".
I think the record will appeal to a wide range of listeners. Especially if you like Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
A great disc - I never heard of her before my buddy recommended it. I love this genre, la chanteuse
Published 21 months ago by Louis Friedman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
This is Carrie's best CD of original music. Product was just as described, good price, delivered quicky. What else could you want?
Published 22 months ago by jas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
Worth getting for Infinite Night and Rag Doll alone. Great songs. NashVegas can keept their belly-baring supermodel 'singers' to themselves. Give me Carrie R. Read more
Published on December 13, 2009 by M. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie Rodriguez's new, sometimes sultry record, "She Ain't Me", hits...
I first heard and saw Ms. Rodriguez on a video with Chip Taylor. The sense of site first caught my attention. Read more
Published on June 28, 2009 by 'Rebel' Rod Ames
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
New to Carrie's music, but this is an awesome disc. I'm having trouble removing it from my CD player! Love the vocals and fiddle playing!
Published on March 30, 2009 by M. Downs
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love this cd. This is the first of hers that I have bought and I am totally in love. I can't wait to see her live.
Published on March 23, 2009 by Martha A. Hendricks
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie me away
Carrie Rodriguez has to be one of the best young artists out there today. She shows she can play many styles with tremendous ability. This CD just makes you want to hear more.
Published on February 27, 2009 by Thomas Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasing even you don't listen to this genre of music
I'm not too familiar with Carrie's music. But this album made me want to get to know her. It doesn't sound like traditional country music at all. Read more
Published on December 25, 2008 by K. S. Pang
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