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On April 28th, Josh Rouse makes his debut with the Slow River/Rykodisc release DRESSED UP LIKE NEBRASKA (SRR 36), a collection of vignettes soaked in raw emotion and wrung out, elegantly. Sort of Freedy Johnston meets Nick Drake, Rouse's vocals resonate with a can't-quite-put-your-finger on it longing, making his music as much about what's left in it, as it is about what's left out.

Born in Nebraska and recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, 25-year-old Rouse lived for spells in California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia and Arizona. Though he wanted to be in a band since he was 15, and was more than mildly obsessed with Morrissey's Viva Hate, the Cure's Kiss Me, and U2's Joshua Tree, he was 18 before he wrote his first song. His uncle taught him guitar by teaching him Neil Young material, but the English record collection moved with Josh from state to state. Not even ten years since his first writing effort, DRESSED UP LIKE NEBRASKA is unsurprisingly equal parts rootsy, straight-ahead rock, with just enough British pop to reflect his earliest infatuations.

Showcasing his evocative songwriting and unassuming musicianship, DRESSED UP LIKE NEBRASKA is performed on acoustic guitar, brushed drums, and subtle bass, with arrangements including cello, organ, and violin (augmented by producer/collaborator David Henry, a Cowboy Junkies tour alumnus) that tint the songs with a shimmery warmth. Part moody and melancholic, part music for the freeway, NEBRASKA collects 10 original songs that move from one to the other with an easy grace.


1. Suburban Sweetheart
2. Dressed Up Like Nebraska
3. Invisible
4. Late Night Conversation
5. Flair
6. The White Trash Period Of My Life
7. A Simple Thing
8. A Woman Lost In Serious Problems
9. Lavina
10. Reminiscent

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 28, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Slow River Records
  • ASIN: B000006CBY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,536 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lee Armstrong HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 17, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Rouse's CD is a great treat. The opening track "Suburban Sweetheart" is my favorite with its addictive strum of guitar, "Take me back to the suburbubs, rent a house, change our names, if we could only find a purpose, we could only stay the same." Rouse, a native of Nebraska, sings the title track with David Henry's cello giving a Jackson Browne poignance to the arrangement. "Invisible" has a slow meandering feel with the bass and organ dressing up this song sketch as a good mood piece. "Late Night Conversation" opens like a rocker before turning into a Christopher Cross melody. "Flair" is a midtempo track with electric guitar churning like indigestion & the tap of the cymbal, "I can't recall the name, the faces are the same to me, the same you see." Rouse's vocals briefly emerge from the shadows on "The White Trash Period of My Life." Sounding more like a painting than a song title, "A Woman Lost in Serious Problems" is somber and meditative, "Did you ever wonder why I'm so concerned with all the ways; and I think I know the way to ease your mind some." "Lavinia" is a midtempo track with a country jazz feel. The CD concludes with "Reminiscent," a soft ethereal piece. Rouse's music comes across more often like sound sketches rather than fully developed songs. Because the lyrics are distinctive and the voice submerged below the instrumentation, it would have been nice to have a lyric sheet. But there are so many moods and emotions that fly out of Rouse's tracks that DULN is a very interesting set, well work seeking out. Enjoy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I really, really like this record, and like other personal favourites of mine it took a while for me to realise it's greatness. Like a few said below, Josh Rouse's 'Dressed up like Nebraska' gets under your skin with it's gorgeous lilting melodies and thoughtful tales of everyday life/relationships and love lost. While the album is solid throughout, high points include the title track, 'Invisible', the excellent - 'Flair', and 'Lavina'. It's been a year since this was released, and while Josh Rouse isn't exactly a household name - this will be considered a classic down the line.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Keating on November 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album by Rouse is superior to his follow-up 'Home', and as another reviewer noted, Rouse will probably never be a household name, but this album is a classic. Probably because this album is so good, but not so mainstream and sellable, did 'Home' pale a bit. Standout tracks include 'Invisibile', 'Late Night Conversation', 'Flair' and the overlooked 'The White Trash Period of My Life'. A truly incredible debut album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 1998
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who the hell is Josh Rouse and how did he get inside me like that? Josh's plaintive, sweetly naive tenor is juxtaposed by a rich, sonic backdrop of haunting feedback and wurlitzer that gives an emotional power to his lyrics,yet never cocoons them. Pain and longing are the stuff of these watercolors, and the mesmerizing, subtle arrangments remind me a bit of Chris Whitley's best work on "Living with the Law". But you cannot pigeon-hole Rouse's work very easily. His lyrics are so personal that the listener at times feels almost an eavesdropper. In "The White Trash Period of My Life" the simple refrain, "happy and willing to die for your love.." becomes tremendously moving. David Henry's production--most of the album was recorded in his home studio--is just about perfect. Dressed Up Like Nebraska haunts me, and if you lend him your ears, Josh Rouse will haunt you, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jay M on October 13, 2001
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With me being a fan of early 80's to current day electronic music, this seemed an unlikely choice for me. But after hearing a track from Rouse's next album 'Home' and buying it, I had to get this debut release by this talented singer/songwriter..
Songs centre around subjects such as love, life and loss. Typical mid-west stuff really. With gentle melodies combining well with Rouse's excellent electric and acoustic guitar work, this album is never rough or too loud. But the songs contain such beautiful hooks within them which catch the listener's attention, to set it apart from the rest of the American 'New West' generation of albums.
If an electronic music fan can learn to love this album then there's much more hope for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew M. Schneider on April 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Being from Nebraska myself, I respect this guy's talent. I'm also a fan of acoustic music, so therefore, i liked this cd. One day, while searching the web, I came across Josh Rouse. I said, "Who on Earth is this guy?" I checked him out and pretty much started to dig what he was singing.

I really like Rouse's voice, it's unique and unlike anything I've ever heard. Some of my favorite songs on this album are Dressed up like Nebraska, invisible, flair, lavina, and reminiscent. Josh Rouse's music is, in my words, relaxing and easy to fall asleep to, which is a good thing. Check it out
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 1998
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I bought this after hearing RealAudio samples. It's outstanding, right up there with Elliott Smith's "either/or" and a few other fairly recent CDs which won't make headlines but are worth discovering.
This is a CD that you'll keep listening to not just because the songs grab you, but because each time you find something more. Get it and enjoy it, you won't get tired of it!
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