Albums to watch


Frankie Rose


Second album of alt-pop / dream pop from the Brooklyn-based former Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls drummer

ADM rating[?]


Memphis Industries
UK Release date
US Release date
  1. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    She transports us further and takes us higher than she ever could have as the drummer of an indie pop revivalist band
    Read Review

  2. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's Rose's crowning achievement to date, a gorgeously impressionistic album that's a quantum artistic leap forward for this exceptionally talented songwriter
    Read Review

  3. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s big, open, cavernous, so much so that it feels like it could swallow you entirely, and so you let it because it’s comforting, warm, and safe
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Think Veronica Falls meets Arthur Russell, and investigate further. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Prefix

    While the unabashed pop moments on Interstellar are truly great and welcome, Rose easily proves she's capable of more daring things
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Succeeds in expertly appropriating its forebears instead of regurgitating them
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    Widescreen magnificence
    Read Review

  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    She has made a stylistic step sideways, into dreampop, shoegaze, call it what you will
    Read Review

  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An enchanting dream-pop album steeped in her multi-tracked harmonies
    Read Review

  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Indebted to the bold synths and tight guitars of 80s new wave
    Read Review

  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    An album of epic proportions, one about dreaming of some ‘other’ place, somewhere truly interstellar
    Read Review

  12. 8.0 |   AU Review

    It’s so chilled-out it sometimes feels lightweight, and it’s occasionally derivative but, despite this, Interstellar is a lovely, lovely recor
    Read Review

  13. 8.0 |   music OMH

    There are moments of pop perfection
    Read Review

  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Brooklyn linch-pin finds her own voice. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   BBC

    Rose’s strength and versatility as a composer shines through
    Read Review

  16. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is a grand, richly enjoyable step forward for Rose, equipped not only with an otherworldy voice but also an innate sense of otherworldly sonic twists and turns
    Read Review

  17. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Rose is clearly shedding her garage-rock past for something more delicate, something more emotionally open
    Read Review

  18. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    May not bring something wholly original or novel to the already crowded scene of like-minded, nostalgic, ethereal pop acts, but its 32 minutes are simply too sublimely crafted to ignore
    Read Review

  19. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Pushes Rose’s talents in an impressive and unexpected direction
    Read Review

  20. 7.0 |   Blurt

    A progressive dance-pop album that, maybe because of her background, feels a heck of a lot hipper than what her new genre counterparts can offer
    Read Review

  21. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Although not quite out of this world as its title suggests, Interstellar represents a haughty development in Frankie Rose's artistic capabilities
    Read Review

  22. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Much of ‘Interstellar’ flows with an ethereal pop-lite spirit, which helps seal this as an album that is hard to ignore
    Read Review

  23. 7.0 |

    Though originality may not be a prime concern of hers, there is enough energy and versatility here to suggest that Rose can cut it on her own
    Read Review

  24. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Easily contains enough beauty to confirm that Frankie Rose is more than just the buzz-scene she once helped create
    Read Review

  25. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Even when Interstellar is enjoyable, it never feels all that substantive
    Read Review

  26. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    If this was a five track EP Frankie Rose would indeed be going interstellar – instead she’s flying high with plenty of sky left to explore
    Read Review

  27. 6.0 |   Q

    A tad more focus and she'll be there. Print edition only

  28. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    She's rocking the current micro-vogue for Eighties shoegaze pop: guitar-synth swirls, paper-thin New Wave bass surge, space-waif vocals like a spring breeze that barely billows your window curtains
    Read Review

  29. 6.0 |   NME

    There's a certain lack of substance throughout
    Read Review

  30. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    A much more atmospheric, relaxed album that delves in chillwave, pop, and ‘80s dance-rock that, unfortunately, fails to transcend such influences
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Preview & download it

Frankie Rose: Interstellar

  • Download full album for just £8.99
  • 1. Interstellar £0.99
  • 2. Know Me £0.99
  • 3. Gospel / Grace £0.99
  • 4. Daylight Sky £0.99
  • 5. Pair Of Wings £0.99
  • 6. Had We Had It £0.99
  • 7. Night Swim £0.99
  • 8. Apples For The Sun £0.99
  • 9. Moon In My Mind £0.99
  • 10. The Fall £0.99
  • Service provided by 7Digital

Latest Reviews

More reviews