1972

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
On his previous outings, singer-songwriter Josh Rouse did a pretty good job of drawing listeners into his hermetically sealed universe, all the better to unspool his whispered confessions. But this time around, Rouse opens the windows, letting in all manner of sun-dappled melody and breezy rhythms -- most of which could've been transported from the year that gives the disc its title. "Love Vibration" coasts along with the easy sensuality of a Philly Soul classic, a mood that's heightened by the sweet flute line that bobs in and out of focus. Rouse remains in funk-centric mode for "Come Back Light Therapy," a tune that makes the most of the tension created by a ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
On his previous outings, singer-songwriter Josh Rouse did a pretty good job of drawing listeners into his hermetically sealed universe, all the better to unspool his whispered confessions. But this time around, Rouse opens the windows, letting in all manner of sun-dappled melody and breezy rhythms -- most of which could've been transported from the year that gives the disc its title. "Love Vibration" coasts along with the easy sensuality of a Philly Soul classic, a mood that's heightened by the sweet flute line that bobs in and out of focus. Rouse remains in funk-centric mode for "Come Back Light Therapy," a tune that makes the most of the tension created by a pelvis-directed beat chafing against a tale bemoaning the onset of seasonal affective disorder. He switches gears on the title track, a vibraphone-buoyed ditty that quotes Carole King -- it sounds a bit like it could've come from a back page of her songbook -- and "Flight Attendant," which exudes the same darkly acerbic tone that marked Steely Dan's earliest work. Fans of the lo-fi mooning of Rouse's earlier efforts will find bits and pieces secreted here and there, but by and large, 1972 indicates that he's balanced the old serotonin quite nicely and is ready for some joy, fun, and seasons in the sun.
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
He's got a nicely scorched voice and some hummable melodies to match it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431064128
  • Catalog Number: 10641
  • Sales rank: 64,347

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 1972 (3:48)
  2. 2 Love Vibration (4:51)
  3. 3 Sunshine (Come on Lady) (2:54)
  4. 4 James (5:01)
  5. 5 Slaveship (3:10)
  6. 6 Comeback (Light Therapy) (4:38)
  7. 7 Under Your Charms (3:45)
  8. 8 Flight Attendant (4:46)
  9. 9 Sparrows Over Birmingham (4:59)
  10. 10 Rise (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Rouse Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Josh Rouse Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like doing the warp again.

    This album is exactly what it says in the title...1972. Josh has taken a picture of the American life during the 70's and catured it, releasing it into a wonderfully produced album. If you want a break from the present, and would like to take a trip back to a different time, listen to this album. It's fun and moving all at once.

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