RELEASE
September 14, 1999
LABEL
Slow River
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana

Album Review

The follow-up to Josh Rouse's acclaimed debut is even more promising than its predecessor: for the five-song Chester, Rouse sought out lyrics from the great Kurt Wagner, the mastermind behind Nashville freakshow Lambchop, and the result is a gorgeously understated record that plays beautifully to the strengths of both artists. Despite the seeming schism between the two, Rouse's bright, chiming songs fit Wagner's darkly surreal vignettes like a glove, at times (as on the superb opener, "Something You Could Always Tell") even co-opting Lambchop's orchestral touches to stunning effect; here's hoping a full-length collaboration is in their future.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Somehow You Could Always Tellhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/somehow-you-could-always-tell/id162663641?i=162663690&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. That's What I Knowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/thats-what-i-know/id162663641?i=162663706&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Table Dancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/table-dance/id162663641?i=162663792&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. 65http://itunes.apple.com/album/65/id162663641?i=162663847&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. I Couldn't Waithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-couldnt-wait/id162663641?i=162663904&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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