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.

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The Gate
1
1:42
 
Pang
2
3:33
 
New Normal
3
2:34
 
Hit Me Where It Hurts
4
3:04
 
I Give Up
5
3:06
 
Look At Me Now
6
3:03
 
Insomnia
7
3:14
 
Ocean of Tears
8
3:24
 
Hey Big Eyes
9
3:54
 
Go As a Dream
10
3:27
 
Caroline Shut Up
11
3:32
 
So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings
12
3:03
 
Door
13
5:22
 
Parachute
14
3:32
 

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