- Summary: The singer-songwriter follows his acclaimed effort '1972' with another album produced by Brad Jones. Don't be fooled by the title: it's not a country album, but rather, a farewell to the city Rouse has called home for the past decade (before moving to Spain).
- Record Label: Rykodisc
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
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Nashville validates the promise Rouse has exhibited since Dressed Up Like Nebraska, encompassing a gift for emotional detail and a fondness for simple, unadorned lyrics. It's an understated, impeccably played collection of heartfelt tunes about a time and place that can never be returned to.
Where artists such as Elliott Smith or Jeff Tweedy manage to express their unique creative personalities while they wield the traditional tools of the trade, Rouse's songwriting lacks a similar sense of urgency or drama, too often stumbling into amazingly trite cliches. [#9]
Aug 6, 2011Josh Rouse' best record, with 1972 close behind. First bought this in Montana while road tripping through the country. Perfect driving (or anything) music. All the songs are great. I also had the honor of seeing him on this tour in Nashville, solo acoustic. Fantastic.… Expand
LuísNMar 8, 2005Just great! It can't get any better!!
tjMar 30, 2005this CD quickly became the one that dominates my CD player....
SørenJFeb 27, 2005Consistently brilliant - full of achingly beautiful melodies and insanely catchy hooks and choruses. "Sad Eyes" must rank among this year's most tear jerkingly heartfelt beauties and that song alone would make this album a deeply necessary purchase.… Expand
davewJun 3, 2005A great album which if marketed correctly would make Josh Rouse a household name
[Anonymous]Mar 3, 2005A little more of the same infectious vibe I enjoyed from 1972.
stompiedFeb 27, 2005i don't get it. this album doesn't elicit any emotional response. i find it incredibly boring and the lyrics are precious. i'll give it another few listens, but right now, i just see this as a mediocre disk lacking in personality.… Expand
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