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Love In The Modern Age

Josh Rouse

Love In The Modern Age

Album number twelve from the Nebraska-born singer-songwriter is influenced by 1980s synth pop/rock

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The change in direction is wholly successful and will hopefully be embraced by long time Josh fans; he manages to both sound markedly different and completely retain all the things that are great about him
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's a welcome break after the heaviness of his previous outing and, with his smart pop songwriting and clear vocal delivery, the veteran singer takes quite easily to the role of new romantic bard
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  3. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Overall, it’s less of a curiosity than it might look on paper; not so much a departure as it is a confidently mapped-out alternative route
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Love in the Modern Age sees Josh Rouse reinventing himself again for an album full of great singles
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  5. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Change is good, but it’s not easy. Kudos to Josh Rouse for recognizing the need. But it should be noted that Love in the Modern Age wouldn’t work if it were all synths and no songs
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  6. 6.0 |   Uncut

    He's been inspired by the Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout, but in truth the synthetic textures and drum machines bring to mind a more downbeat Bruce Hornsby. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Gets clinical on album No. 13. Print edition only

  8. 5.0 |   American Songwriter

    These songs quietly fade into the background like the music of the generally forgotten acts of the ’80s Rouse tries to emulate
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