Under Cold Blue Stars (studio album) by Josh Rouse

Under Cold Blue Stars
Under Cold Blue Stars by Josh Rouse
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 11,594th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 14 votes)
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Josh Rouse bestography

Under Cold Blue Stars is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Josh Rouse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Josh Rouse is 1972 which is ranked number 5277 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 251.

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From 01/29/2017 23:50
A concept album concerning the romance and dissipation of a small-town couple in 1950’s America, Under Cold Blue Star is surprisingly effective at maintaining the story arc without ever being too explicit, travelling from first love (“Nothing gives me pleasure like you do/Nothing has the strength to pull me through”) to infidelity and parting (“Next time you’re in town/Don’t bother coming around you’re not welcome anymore”).
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