The Happiness Waltz

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2013
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Q Magazine
    Apr 10, 2013
    60
    The melodies running through City People, City Things and Julie, with their hints of Paul Simon at his most wistful, are the measure of anything from Rouse's 2002 purple patch. The rest is charming if sometimes sugar-sweet and a little too inoffensive. [May 2013, p.109]
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    60
    The Happiness Waltz may not be the most exciting record you’ll hear this year, but it does exactly what it says on the tin.
  3. Mar 19, 2013
    60
    A little more passion in the vocals and songs that are actually about something would have made The Happiness Waltz a triumphant return, instead it feels like backtracking.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 12, 2013
    60
    At best the new songs are bright, '70s soulful confections but too much will give you toothache. [Apr 2013, p.98]
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  1. Mar 10, 2014
    8
    It´s more of the same, and since it´s Josh we´re talking about... More of the same it´s always good, really good.
    It is once again a great
    It´s more of the same, and since it´s Josh we´re talking about... More of the same it´s always good, really good.
    It is once again a great work coming from a great songwriter.
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