Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Josh Rouse: The Best Of The Rykodisc Years

Josh Rouse
The Best Of The Rykodisc Years
Rhino/Ryko Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:

It is hard to believe that Nebraska-born Josh Rouse is not way bigger of an artist then her is with the quality guitar folk pop that he has released over the years. The Best Of captures tracks from Rouse's five albums and two EPs from the Rykodisc years along with 7 previously unreleased tracks. People that have heard of Rouse should pick this up for the rarities and nice collection of tracks - new people to the Rouse party could easily start here and then go back and discover his excellent debut Dressed Up Like Nebraska [1998].

Key Track: "Dressed Up Like Nebraska"

Band With Similar Fire: Freedy Johnston

Official Josh Rouse Website
Josh Rouse MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony