1. Ken Tucker loves Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose's new album The Stand In:

    Rose tosses off a pun in “When I’m Gone,” as she sings, “Lyin’ / I’ve been lyin’ / I’ve been lyin’ around with the dogs in this town too long.” She’s preparing to beat a hasty retreat, yet the force of the music belies the image of Rose as a quitter or an escapee. Like another apparent influence here — the Everly Brothers’ sound pops up in some of her layered, multi-tracked harmonies — Rose knows that it takes a strong, assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul. Keeping yourself open to the hurt is what her music is all about.

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