Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Album Review: The Happiness Waltz by Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse follows in the tradition of singer songwriters who write songs that follow their own sense of melody. Like so many singer songwriters he has his own sound his own idiosyncratic rythms and so when you pick up one of his albums it may take a couple of listens before you fall into the Josh Rouse groove. Once you do though it's an enjoyable place to be.

This is a solid album from Rouse and if you like his work you'll be happy. If you don't know him he's worth giving a listen to. He has a pleasant voice and a smart, thoughtful lyric. Give it a few listens and you will probably find yourself enjoying it. The only problem I have with this album is that I find myself struggling to make it all the way through. There aren't any bad songs, it just has such a quiet air that I find myself often ready to move on. So this means the album is good for long car rides as background music or for cleaning the house on a pretty spring day. Not the kind of album you will be giving your heart to while you lay in bed late at night.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

1 comment:

  1. The annual HP mix tape should be called "Music to Clean House to."