This was my first Josh Rouse album, and I liked it so much that I bought `Nashville' a week later.
Subtítulo seems to me a smaller-scale affair, in simple length terms as well as feel. There's one `big' track: `His Majesty Rides', which could be my favourite. This has a great rhythm, and I love the way it hots up half way through. Great chorus too.
`It Looks Like Love' is almost as big, but it's a bit softer and more whimsical. Few pop songs have such sweet vocals as this catchy little number. You will probably have to sing along every time this comes on.
Oh, and there's a `disco' song too: the very catchy `Givin' it Up', which I think is okay, but perhaps a tad repetitive.
I like the soft opening track that's a touching portrait of somebody enjoying a new life in a new place. `Wonderful' and `Jersey Clowns' are quiet and underplayed, like much of the music on the album, but always compelling thanks to Josh's voice and the beautiful way the music is put together.
The only track that I'm not so keen on is `The Man Who Doesn't Know How to Smile', which has a rather annoying chorus (but is otherwise a nice duet with a Spanish female singer).
This is an album that grows on you the more you play it. Some people will probably think it's dull, but you have to get to know it. It's an album full of musical treats.