Frankie Rose and the Outs
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Frankie Rose and the Outs

11 Oct 2010

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  Song Title
Hollow Life
Little Brown Haired Girls
Lullabye For Roads and Miles
Thatā??s What People Told Me
Must Be Nice
Girlfriend Island
You Can Make Me Feel Bad
Donā??t Tread
Save Me

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Oct 2010
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • Copyright: 2010 Memphis Industries
  • Total Length: 29:33
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,903 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not out? 8 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
Lots of bands get over-hyped by the media nowadays and you have to be careful what you believe but the worse disappointments are when you build up your own expectations and invariably they're not realised. I loved the Dum Dum Girls and still adore (with some reservations) the Vivian Girls so was hoping for great things from Frankie Rose but this debut doesn't quite cut it for me. It opens with a very ethereal dreamy piece which doesn't bode well for the rest of the album but it does pick up after that with the 60's harmonies/ garage pop/ reverby guitars that you would have anticipated from Frankie's background but it's all too fuzzy and wishy-washy at times with not enough spark to make it stand out from the crowd. It's good (loved "little brown haired girls" and one or two others) but not great, however maybe (i hope) it just needs a few more plays to fully appreciate it's potential?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Count Me In 11 Oct 2010
By Gannon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Impeccable résumé in hand, Frankie Rose - formerly of Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls - has direction in mind on her debut solo release.

Drawing unquestionably from the sonic murk of her formative years and now backed by The Outs, her self-titled project takes the fuzzy garage-rock template so familiar to her, has it run through with that jangle and those 60s girl-group harmonies, and only deviates when it comes to reverb level. For here, on occasion, as on the wistful Arthur Russell cover and strongly Raveonettes-reminiscent "You Can Make Me Feel Bad If You Want To", it comes tuned all the way to drone.

It's a trick that, along with slower-than-slow keyb-organ drift, has bagged her support slots alongside spaced pioneers Wooden Shjips. When push comes to shove however, it's the harmonies, not the glassy repeats, that bubble their way to the surface here, and because of this precision in production Rose's album retains a cleanliness that one might not expect.

Though Rose's debut flutters into existence on organ, funereally-paced percussion and her own dreamy vocal, order is restored for the echo-y, girl-group garage-pop of "Candy", as well as on the harmonising romp "Little Brown Haired Girls". An hereto-unbeknownst surf riff props up the oohs and aahs of the tight "That's What People Told Me" and it duly hits like a Best Coast track, if Beth Cosentino was recording while lost at sea.

Another of these riffs sits pretty on top of the galloping drums found on "Girlfriend Island", but just as the LP becomes predictable, so it changes. The open spaces so prominent on "Memo" allow the drumming to again come into focus, as well as the resulting waves, not walls, of sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really grows on you 20 May 2012
By Jason
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The more I listen to this album, the more I like it.

When most people review Frankie Rose, they invariably feel obliged to draw attention to her previous bands (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls). But as far as I'm concerned, Frankie is the real star here. I have the impression that she is a very talented singer-songwriter who is only now beginning to find her feet.

It is a bit hard to describe the musical style of Frankie Rose and the Outs. It is clearly 60s-ish - but not the kind of stuff you see on classic Top of the Pops! Driving basslines and heavy distortion give the songs plenty of rock-n-roll oomph. At the same time, Frankie is fond of ethereal harmonies that give her music an atmospheric, spaced-out quality.

I had to listen to the samples a few times before this curious mix grew on me and the songs became really catchy. Now I have the album I love it.

Also check out Frankie's new solo album "Interstellar" (if you haven't already), in which she continues her progression from rowdy garage rock to a warmer synth-based sound.
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