Subtitulo

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  • Summary: The Nebraskan singer-songwriter recorded this seventh album in his new home of Spain.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. [Rouse] adds some new elements to his breezy brand of hipster soft rock. [24 Mar 2006, p.70]
  2. Subtitulo seems slight at first listen, but the songs eventually marry, suggesting the progression from a dead end to a new start. [Apr/May 2006, p.103]
  3. Rouse sounds perfectly at ease, as if he were just playing for fun with no tapes rolling.
  4. Subtitulo certainly appears to be an accurate representation of where Josh Rouse is in his life: comfortable, confident, and beneath-the-radar contented. Good for him; bad for fans of Josh Rouse albums brimming over with great hooks.
  5. Subtítulo... is not without its charms, but it borders on easy listening at times.
  6. A move to [Spain] has imbued Rouse's songs with sunshine. [May 2006, p.130]
  7. At only 33 minutes, Subtítulo doesn't leave Rouse, longtime producer Brad Jones, and their small band much time to recover from such miscues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. BrandonH
    Apr 15, 2006
    9
    Maybe it's because I haven't listened to much of Rouse's previous work, but I seem to enjoy Subtítulo more than most Maybe it's because I haven't listened to much of Rouse's previous work, but I seem to enjoy Subtítulo more than most people. It's warm and soft-spoken and an absolute joy to listen to when you're feeling good about things. Collapse
  2. BillF
    Mar 27, 2006
    9
    Easy Listening? Yes, but in the best way.
  3. DanM
    Mar 27, 2006
    9
    This album is a clear improvement from last year's Nashville, significantly trimming down the poppiness that Rouse has been This album is a clear improvement from last year's Nashville, significantly trimming down the poppiness that Rouse has been investigating since 1972, finding more of a happy medium between his earlier, more raw material and his more recent experiments. It's a lot of fun. Expand
  4. toddl
    Mar 28, 2006
    8
    another fine effort for Josh. Would like to see up rock a lilttle more on the next one.
  5. BrianS
    Apr 13, 2006
    8
    A solid album - not as good as Nashville, but still very good. "Looks like love" may be one of his best songs.
  6. Cables
    Apr 18, 2006
    7
    What's with all the knocks on 1972? That was by far his best work and in my opinion one of the most overlooked albums of the last 10 What's with all the knocks on 1972? That was by far his best work and in my opinion one of the most overlooked albums of the last 10 years. Anywho, this album is better than Nashville, but nowhere near the consistency or brilliance of 1972. Expand
  7. JohnR
    Mar 25, 2006
    5
    Eh. Compared to his best, this feels uninspired. Maybe living in Spain has made him too happy and lazy to produce music up to his previous Eh. Compared to his best, this feels uninspired. Maybe living in Spain has made him too happy and lazy to produce music up to his previous standards... Expand

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