5 Songs, 19 Minutes


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4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

CRTube ,

Contains some gems

After "Nashville," Rouse was beginning a transition to a new era and there was much change going on in his life. Bedroom Classics is his own label tied at the time to Nettwerk Music Group. Two of the tracks here "The Last Train" written with Daniel Tashian (frequent partner), and "I Need All of the Love", written with Joe Pasapia (band mate on albums), could have been on a full album and are of the high quality for which Rouse is known. It's hard to believe he didn't save them for his next album "Subtítulo." The tongue in cheek title for "Soul'd Out" (Sold Out) makes explicit references to Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" and gives us Josh Rouse's perspective on the then and now of life. Those three tracks are bookended by two enjoyable instrumentals. Rouse's instrumentals over the course of his career are pleasurable and above par. Of course, he won the Spanish Goya award for best original song almost 10 years after this EP's original release in 2005, and the soundtrack showcases what he can do without lyrics. There are standout songs here you do not want to miss, but as a standalone EP it's an enjoyable listen.

Cookie Monster Groupie ,

Not THOSE Bedroom Classics, Silly!

As I understand it, the Bedroom Classics Series of EP's takes its name from the numerous random locations (apartments, hotels, etc..) where the songs were recorded. To his credit, not everything from Josh Rouse sounds the same and not everything from him requires a full album. He’a great example of an artist that takes full advantage of the EP. No filler here, just a compact body of work that belongs together. Bedroom Classics Vol. 2 comes in at just under twenty minutes, but it’s twenty minutes of solid enjoyment.
Sparse instrumentation, moody yet airy, atmospheric, definitely cinematic.
Highly Recommended.

BreakingTheBad ,

One of my favorites


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