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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Josh Rouse

Usually I'm skeptical of artists putting fewer than 10 songs on album--can you even call it an album at that point? But as prolific and talented as Josh Rouse is, I only have praise for Rouse's newly released Country Mouse, City House (July 31st). The 9-track showcase has Rouse doing what he does best--playing understated pop tunes that will induce a whole lot of foot tapping and sing-along-ing (go with it). From the higher-charged "Nice to Fit In" to the organ-filled "Pilgrim" to the bass-trippy "Hollywood Bassplayer", Rouse exudes a form of confident vulnerability--that is, he isn't quite afraid to express his own insecurities in his songs. Even in concert, Rouse still retains a boyishness that makes him all the more affable, as he jumps from one song to the next in his now large catalogue of deliciuosly sweet, 70s-pop-rock tracks.

Listen to "Hollywood Bassplayer" (4.8/5)

Listen to "Sweetie" (4.6/5)

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