Like I Used To

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Kerr
Lucy Rose is as much the folky, doe-eyed country girl as her striking debut Like I Used To makes her out to be. The British songstress first found success as the female voice on Bombay Bicycle Club's albums Flaws 2010 and A Different Kind of Fix 2011, and it wasn't long before Rose emerged as a solo artist in her own right. Although the Bombay Bicycle Club involvement gave her a leg up, Rose's success came through her hard work, dedication, and heart-wrenching songs. As all of her previous recorded music came from a series of videos, this debut full-length sees many of her established songs committed to tape for the first time, to the delight of her loyal followers. Although...
See more details below
CD
$12.34
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$12.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $7.72   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Kerr
Lucy Rose is as much the folky, doe-eyed country girl as her striking debut Like I Used To makes her out to be. The British songstress first found success as the female voice on Bombay Bicycle Club's albums Flaws 2010 and A Different Kind of Fix 2011, and it wasn't long before Rose emerged as a solo artist in her own right. Although the Bombay Bicycle Club involvement gave her a leg up, Rose's success came through her hard work, dedication, and heart-wrenching songs. As all of her previous recorded music came from a series of videos, this debut full-length sees many of her established songs committed to tape for the first time, to the delight of her loyal followers. Although Rose follows a well-trod path in the creation of her music, what sets her apart is the manner and execution of her heartfelt lyrics and gently strummed songs, which sound sincere and familiar. There is no fear of holding back, either, as Rose tumbles from song to song. "Shiver" captures the raw emotions of a broken relationship; the following "Nightbus" portrays a lonely, confused journey home on the last bus through the streets of London. Although many of the emotions here deal in heartbreak, loneliness, and fear see also "Red Face," "Middle of the Bed," or "First" Rose manages to muster some positivity for the surprisingly upbeat "Bikes," which even includes a wonderful xylophone solo. Her sweet, wistful vocals inevitably evoke comparisons to English folk contemporaries Laura Marling and Emmy the Great, but this is where the comparisons end. Rose's musicianship is backed by her talented band, and together they create an album full of raw emotion and elegant melodies -- helped somewhat by the album's unconventional recording. Initially -- before signing to Columbia Records -- Rose recorded independently and on a shoestring budget; she decided to take her band to her hometown in Warwickshire and record in her parent's country house, the nuclear bunker in the basement and the local village hall. This lends a warm, homey feel to the album, which can be heard on the album closer "Be Alright" -- which atones somewhat for the heartbreak that consumes much of the record -- ending the record on a slightly more optimistic note. For her loyal fans, Rose's debut release has been a long time coming, and they will not be disappointed by the beautifully constructed storytelling she has delivered here.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 887254460428
  • Catalog Number: 5446042
  • Sales rank: 128,212

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Red Face - Alex Eichenberger (3:33)
  2. 2 Middle of the Bed - Alex Eichenberger (3:11)
  3. 3 Lines - Alex Eichenberger (3:39)
  4. 4 Shiver - Alex Eichenberger (3:53)
  5. 5 Night Bus - Alex Eichenberger (3:24)
  6. 6 Watch Over - Alex Eichenberger (3:31)
  7. 7 Bikes - Alex Eichenberger (3:35)
  8. 8 Place - Alex Eichenberger (3:48)
  9. 9 Don't You Worry - Alex Eichenberger (3:50)
  10. 10 First - Alex Eichenberger (3:49)
  11. 11 Be Alright - Alex Eichenberger (3:57)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucy Rose Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Frank Arkwright Mastering
Bjorn Agren Producer
Charlie Hugall Producer
Lucy Rose Composer, Producer
Christopher J. Porter Layout
Alex Eichenberger String Arrangements
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously