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Cage Tropical

Frankie Rose

Cage Tropical

Solo album number four from the ex-drummer of garage rock heavyweights Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and the Vivian Girls

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Slumberland
UK Release date
11/08/2017
US Release date
11/08/2017
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Her music may have emerged from a period of great turmoil, but, in the process, she’s found a new path forward
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Cage Tropical isn't a pastiche and it isn't a joke, and if it had come out in 1985 - and it seems like it should have - it would be one of the classic albums of the era, right up there with Crocodiles or Hounds of Love
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Everything’s shrouded in enough metaphor to ensure that we never really see much of Rose the person, and instead spend the album’s forty-ish minutes with Rose the carefully-crafted, self-styled pop star
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    Self-doubting sentiment set in richly layered dream-pop, evoking feelings of sweet surrender not anxiety
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  5. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    With subtle tweaks to her sound, Frankie Rose shows that her glossy new-wave style can be a way of cutting through the murk to find clarity
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  6. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Cage Tropical presents an uninhibited Frankie Rose, letting loose and crafting music organically and unabashedly
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  7. 7.0 |   The 405

    Ultimately, despite its broodier and moodier efforts, Cage Tropical never really hits the heights of Interstellar
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  8. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    In paranormal terms, Cage Tropical is an elegant ghost that slips into your dreams and leaves you with only vague memories of the experience. That would be fine if Frankie weren’t so close to doing something really haunting
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A welcome return from an artist that clearly has more to say
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    While this doesn't scale the heights of Interstellar, it's still a very good album from a fantastic artist. It's nice to have her back!
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  11. 6.2 |   Earbuddy

    Frankie Rose gets lost in LA but finds herself again in Brooklyn on Cage Tropical
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The whole thing just about tips the right side of eccentricity
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  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Upbeat shoegaze from indie stalwart
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  14. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Listen too long to the likes of Cage Tropical, and the messy, sticky, irrelevant, giddy, and downright terrifying business of consummation will slip past your fingers unrecognised
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