Rabbits on the Run (2011) 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… 2011-07-26 Vanessa Carlton Pop Razor & Tie
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Rabbits on the Run (2011)

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 26, 2011; Lead Performance: Vanessa Carlton; Genre: Pop; Production: 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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Originally posted Jul 20, 2011 Published in issue #1165 Jul 29, 2011 Order article reprints