The Stand-In (album)

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The Stand-In
Studio album by Caitlin Rose
Released March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
Genre Country, Pop rock
Length 39:28
Label ATO
Producer Jordan Lehning, Caitlin Rose, Skylar Wilson
Caitlin Rose chronology
Own Side Now
(2010)Own Side Now2010
The Stand-In

The Stand-In is the third studio album by American country-pop rock artist Caitlin Rose. The album was released on March 5, 2013 on the ATO Records label. The producers on the album are Jordan Lehning, Caitlin Rose and Skylar Wilson.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[4]
musicOMH 4/5 stars [5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
Now 4/5 stars[7]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 9/10[9]
Uncut 9/10[10]

The Stand-In received generally favorable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, they assign a weighted average score out of 100 to ratings and reviews from selected mainstream critics, the album received a Metascore of 79, based on 22 reviews.[11] At AnyDecentMusic?, they assign a weighted average rating out-of-ten to selected mainstream critics ratings and reviews, which based upon 23 reviews, the album has a rating of 7.6.[12]

AllMusic's Steve Leggett found that "Rose isn't trying to be all traditional country here, or even all straight pop either, but somehow she effortlessly melts the two together, and this set is definitely a winner, full of solid playing and, of course, Rose's easy and comfortingly wise vocals."[1] In addition, Nate Cavalieri of Spin said that you should not see the album as "a collection of mothball-scented nostalgia, or Rose for a paint-by-numbers retro-fetishist."[9] In agreement, Chris Buckle of The Skinny told that this album contains "fuller arrangements at times move Rose closer to her more mainstream modern country contemporaries, not further. But throughout, the songwriting remains distinguished and immaculately pitched".[8] Consequence of Sound's Erin Carson highlighted the fact "Rose channels a vintage vibe without being a total throwback record. She has a tone that melds well with silky background vocals and just enough pedal steel."[3] Dave Simpson of The Guardian commented on Rose's old style, which as he affirmed that "A smidgeon of Rose's old spikiness is sacrificed, but it's easily a fair swap for songs bulging with terrific hooks and killer choruses, all of which belie some melancholy content."[6]

musicOMH's David Muller cautioned that "Those who were endeared by Rose’s debut may be surprised, hopefully pleasantly, by the change in tone and attitude shown on The Stand-In. Nevertheless, it is a delightful record."[5] Similarly, Drowned in Sound's Jon Clark highlighted the fact that "Despite this run of two poor(ish) songs, the album is largely excellent--a record bridging the gap between country music and popular music’s less derided genres perfectly."[4] To this, Benjamin Boles of Now surmised that "Most of the tracks could be singles, successfully marrying a pop sensibility to country twang without sacrificing the best aspects of either approach."[7] Lastly, Hal Horowitz of American Songwriter proclaimed that "With an album as consistently strong as The Stand-In at this early stage, she has an impressive career ahead."[2] This is because of what Rob Hughes of Uncut found with "The Stand-In has everything that made its predecessor special – big voice, expertly crafted tunes, clever backings, a deft mix of stridency and restraint – but is definitely a step up."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No One to Call" Jordan Lehning, Caitlin Rose, Skylar Wilson 2:37
2. "I Was Cruel" Matt Campbell 3:33
3. "Waitin'" Mark Fredson, Lehning, Rose, Wilson 3:19
4. "Only a Clown" Rose 3:37
5. "Pink Champagne" Lehning, Rose, Wilson 4:05
6. "Dallas" Ian Felice 3:46
7. "Golden Boy" Rose 3:44
8. "Everywhere I Go" Lehning, Rose 3:10
9. "Silver Sings" Rose 2:56
10. "When I'm Gone" Lehning, Rose, Wilson 3:28
11. "Menagerie" Lehning, Rose, Wilson 2:42
12. "Old Numbers" Lehning, Rose, Wilson 2:31
Total length: 39:28

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2013) Peak
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 29
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 42


  1. ^ a b Leggett, Steve (March 5, 2013). "The Stand-In - Caitlin Rose : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Horowitz, Hal (March 8, 2013). "Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In". American Songwriter. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Carson, Erin (March 21, 2013). "Album Review: Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Clark, Jon (February 18, 2013). "Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Muller, David (February 25, 2013). "Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In". musicOMH. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Simpson, Dave (February 21, 2013). "Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In – review (Names Records)". The Guardian. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Boles, Benjamin (March 7, 2013). "Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In (ATO)". Now. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Buckle, Chris (February 6, 2013). "Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In". The Skinny. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Cavalieri, Nate (March 5, 2013). "Caitlin Rose, 'The Stand-In'". Spin. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Hughes, Rob (February 20, 2013). "Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In". Uncut. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ Metacritic (March 5, 2013). "Critic Reviews for The Stand-In". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ AnyDecentMusic? (February 18, 2013). "The Stand-In by Caitlin Rose". PalmerWatson. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums. "Caitlin Rose - Chart History". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ Morris, Edward (March 16, 2013). "Luke Bryan Shows Us His Hits as Spring Break Rips the Tops Off". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 24, 2013.