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  • Record Label: Rykodisc
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2003
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Matt
    Oct 4, 2003
    9
    This is a fantastic album. I love how he has borrowed themes from the 70's and updated them. Addictively listenable, especially "Slaveship" and "Come Back".
  2. Luke
    May 3, 2005
    9
    Great album
  3. Scott
    Oct 24, 2003
    9
    A delicious pop album that feels both retro and ahead of the times. Josh likes music, and this album can make you like music again too! It makes me smile. Best of the year.
  4. PhilippeD
    Oct 29, 2005
    10
    An absolute classic, not a single average song. Grows on you over time
  5. Aug 6, 2011
    9
    Great album. Every song is great and Josh Rouse is extremely underrated. Buy this and Nashville. "Rise", "Sparrows Over Birmingham", "Come Back", "Flight Attendant."
  6. Apr 4, 2013
    10
    I've listened to this album countless times and I never get bored of it. Slaveship, Come Back, Rise and Sunshine, 4 of the best songs on the album. A top album, deserves so much more attention that it receives.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Magnet
    80
    Even the most seriously depressed songs here have a lightness that's been missing in the past. [#60, p.111]
  2. Blender
    70
    His perkiest album yet. [Sep 2003, p.132]
  3. Rolling Stone
    70
    Rouse... comes on like a happier and wittier Elliott Smith. [30 Oct 2003, p.93]