Nashville

  • Record Label: Rykodisc
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2005
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Under The Radar
    50
    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]
  2. Mojo
    60
    Looting a Smithsy guitar line for Winter In The Hamptons or aping Steve McQueen-era Prefab Sprout on My Love Has Gone momentarily lifts Rouse's gloom, but it is scant relief from the stillness at Nashville's core. [Mar 2005, p.106]
  3. Blender
    60
    Lyrically, Nashville... is about as insightful as a Hee Haw rerun. But... his warm, reedy voice gives comfort where his words can't. [Apr 2005, p.125]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    Josh Rouse' best record, with 1972 close behind. First bought this in Montana while road tripping through the country. Perfect driving (orJosh 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. Full Review »
  2. eirike
    Nov 26, 2005
    9
    what a brilliant album - it should really be on all best music of 05 lists !
  3. MichelleT
    Jun 8, 2005
    9
    Almost as good as 1972 and different than the albums that came before.