““It sounds preposterous : A skinny, white, ex-folkie Minnesota prairie girl delivered one of the best, sexiest R&B albums of the year. It’s an extra testament to the convincingness and charm of Smith’s third album that she had cynical local critics singing along instead of crying foul. Lighter, poppy fare such as “Magazine” and “Bloodstyle” is sassed-up fun, and the more dramatic title track and personal anthem “Child of Moving On” prove the princess has serious pipes."”
““Minneapolis' Caroline Smith releases her inner diva on her new album, Half About Being a Woman. She's shed her folksinging past in favor of good old-fashioned R&B, and it feels so right. If there's ever a track likely to inspire something like this, it's "Magazine." The song is sexy, fierce and contagiously fun.”
““Caroline Smith has stepped away from the Good Night Sleeps in both name and style, opting for a more soulful direction. Her vocal control is astonishing; ranging from sultry swoons to passionate growls, she executes runs with ease. Sassy background vocalists, Hannah and Ayo, aid in Doo-wop fashion complete with choreographed side-stepping. Swagging bass lines, rim shots, and high hat chomps guide her potent lyricism with a 60′s style organ.””
"[Caroline] sings with such a unique pinch to her voice - a come hither warble that predates her body by generations and generations -- and the music comes wonderfully like a lazy locomotive, giving it the subtlest brawn and lung power, giving her the confident horsepower that she casually exudes in bringing these doldrums and dolts to light."
"...the band took full advantage of the enormous spotlight for the evening and knocked it out of the park, giving all of us a moment that we will be talking about long into the future."
"Caroline Smith is a singer/songwriter poised for something great. Her talents are undeniable, as are those of her musical cohorts, The Good Night Sleeps."