Song of the Day #4,175: ‘Women and the Wind’ – Josh Rouse

Best Albums of the 2010s – #15
Love in the Modern Age – Josh Rouse (2018)

Josh Rouse became one of my very favorite artists based on his work in the 2000s, specifically his run of albums between 2002 and 2006 (Under Cold Blue Stars, 1972, Nashville and Subtitulo).

His 2010s didn’t live up to that remarkable stretch, seeing him release a Spanish-language album and a side project before a couple of better-than-decent studio efforts.

But in 2018, Rouse dropped an unexpected collection featuring his best work in years. Love in the Modern Age is an 80s-influenced, synth-drenched album that sounds unlike any of his previous work but has the same sweet melodies and plaintive vocals that highlight his great earlier albums.

This album also holds a special place for me because it was on this tour that my family and I finally saw Rouse live.

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,175: ‘Women and the Wind’ – Josh Rouse

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Seeing Rouse live in Asheville was such a special shared experience for your family-one I suspect you all will be reflecting on decades from now.

  2. Peg says:

    Just went back to reread the post you wrote in June after your Asheville experience ❤️❤️

  3. willedare says:

    I love learning about new artists via your blog. Listening to this song by Josh Rouse is a sweet way to start a gray and rainy day here in the Boston area.

  4. Maddie says:

    I like everything I’ve heard from Rouse because of your blog. Definitely will listen more to the rest of this album.

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