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Rabbits on the Run

Rabbits on the RunNearly 10 years after her inescapable debut single ''A Thousand Miles,'' Carlton is still working the same delicate vocals and pretty piano riffs, as...Rabbits on the RunPopNearly 10 years after her inescapable debut single ''A Thousand Miles,'' Carlton is still working the same delicate vocals and pretty piano riffs, as...2011-07-20
Vanessa Carlton | PIANO WOMAN Ten years after her breakout hit, Carlton still has a magic touch in her ethereal songs

PIANO WOMAN Ten years after her breakout hit, Carlton still has a magic touch in her ethereal songs

B+

Rabbits on the Run

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Vanessa Carlton; Music Label: Razor & Tie

Nearly 10 years after her inescapable debut single ”A Thousand Miles,” Carlton is still working the same delicate vocals and pretty piano riffs, as evidenced on this collection of ethereal, Starbucks-ready ballads. The 10 tracks from Rabbits on the Run fall into two categories: songs solidly within her patented brand of Enya-leaning pop (see: whimsical stunner ”Carousel,” the album’s lead single) and those that sound like modernized Gregorian chants (the celestial ”In the End”). The effect, however, is rarely divisive; instead it conjures up a lovely sort of melancholy magic. B+

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