- Summary: The 12th full-length release for the singer-songwriter was influenced by 1980s pop/rock and was self-produced.
- Record Label: Yep Roc
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Apr 12, 2018The overall production aesthetic is slick and appealingly moody, with the hint of a smile to reveal just how much fun Rouse is having dabbling in this sonic milieu. It's a welcome break after the heaviness of his previous outing and, with his smart pop songwriting and clear vocal delivery, the veteran singer takes quite easily to the role of new romantic bard.
UncutApr 12, 2018He's been inspired by the Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout, but in truth the synthetic textures and drum machines bring to mind a more downbeat Bruce Hornsby. [May 2018, p.33]
Q MagazineMay 11, 2018There's nothing here to quicken the pulse, but like an uneventful beach holiday it's the perfect place to pause and refresh. [Jun 2018, p.114]
MojoApr 23, 2018Most of the songs are observations from an emotional distance. [Jun 2018, p.96]
Jun 6, 2018Not his best work, as i had a hard time to get used to the "synth" rhythms.
Nevertheless, in the end, we are left with another solid album,Not his best work, as i had a hard time to get used to the "synth" rhythms.
Nevertheless, in the end, we are left with another solid album, with the songwriting at it´s best :)
Personal favorites: "Women and the wind" and "Ordinary People, ordinary lives"… Expand
Jun 5, 2018Nice try Josh but this has to go down as a disappointment, with the more pastiche feel to the music the songs had to be absolutely top draw toNice try Josh but this has to go down as a disappointment, with the more pastiche feel to the music the songs had to be absolutely top draw to pull this all off (think back to the Alex Cameron album for a recent example of this type of retro escapade working successfully). Josh has always been an 'easy listen', this album might just be too easy for its own good.… Expand
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