Brian M. Raftery
February 21, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Nashville (Music - Josh Rouse)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Josh Rouse
Producers
Rykodisc

We gave it an A-

There are approximately 2,138 white-guy singer-song-writers currently vying for your attention, and while they all seem like perfectly nice fellows, it’s hard to imagine any of them topping themselves six albums into their career — a feat Rouse accomplishes with the persistently gorgeous Nashville. Songs like ”Winter in the Hamptons” and ”Middle School Frown” draw from both the Mac and the Moz, patching together Cali rock’s orange-sunset warmth with Britpop’s relentless longing. Somewhere, Nic Harcourt is having a glee-induced seizure.

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