Album Review: Frankie Rose
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

  • Posted by: Don Saas

The general rule of thumb is that expansive, ambitious albums should grow on you with each successive listen. We could all name a litany of LPs that were so challenging and different at first that we rejected them until the aspirations of the artist finally clicked with us, and then it was like falling in love. Very rarely do you experience the opposite of that phenomenon-- you really enjoy an album the first time you hear it and then it becomes an almost unendurable bore. Frankie Rose (of Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Crystal Stilts fame) just dropped her newest LP, Interstellar, and while it made for an engaging and seemingly ambitious first listen, subsequent plays were not very kind to an album that showed all of its cards far too soon.

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