14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To Caroline Polachek, a “pang” is an adrenaline hit or a nostalgic gut-punch. Her brilliant solo debut fully embodies the term, wedding composerly elegance and Auto-Tuned artifice to stunningly physical effect. The title track climaxes in a gasp that seems to burst from between the listener’s ribs; “I Give Up” slumps like Polachek crumpling to the floor. Pang is as novel (the dazzling Escher-staircase-like “New Normal”) as it is fluent in pop history: “Look at Me Now” recalls Britney’s “Lucky,” “Caroline Shut Up” subverts girl-group pouting, and “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” evokes Polachek’s alma mater Chairlift.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

To Caroline Polachek, a “pang” is an adrenaline hit or a nostalgic gut-punch. Her brilliant solo debut fully embodies the term, wedding composerly elegance and Auto-Tuned artifice to stunningly physical effect. The title track climaxes in a gasp that seems to burst from between the listener’s ribs; “I Give Up” slumps like Polachek crumpling to the floor. Pang is as novel (the dazzling Escher-staircase-like “New Normal”) as it is fluent in pop history: “Look at Me Now” recalls Britney’s “Lucky,” “Caroline Shut Up” subverts girl-group pouting, and “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” evokes Polachek’s alma mater Chairlift.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Moonstrife ,

Super duper stoked~ ⚘

Cannot wait to hear the album in full. I swear, it's liek everything Caroline touches seems to brim with magick. All of the singles are so wonderful, the new sounds are going to chairlift me through the roof and into the great open sky~ ( ˘ ³˘)♫

jmdecombe ,

I Love This Album And Artist

Glad that she launched her solo career, also looking forward to more videos, especially for Door.

Pete1949202 ,

Imogen heap paved the way

Yeah this is splendid. I am a fan like see her in concert fan. How did it take me this long to hear what Imogen heap created. She built off the foundation and made it better. Couple of duds but at least six tracks get it done. And one or two will make you cry.

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