Carina Round

Carina Round

"Some folks really want Carina Round to be the new PJ Harvey, if only because both singers are English and because they each rely on a non-divalike curiosity and independence as they travel down similarly mysterious and unexpected byways. Other than that, though, they really don’t have much in common. Round, from Wolverhampton, has a melodic pop side, but she also rocks out expansively with cleverly layered arrangements, such as the glittery strut of “Lacuna” and the stormy, violin-laced clangor of “Monument,” both from 2004’s The Disconnection.... more