Under Cold Blue Stars

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Under Cold Blue Stars
Studio album by Josh Rouse
Released 2002
Genre folk music/indie rock
Label Slow River Records
Josh Rouse chronology
Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1
(2001) Bedroom Classics, Vol. 12001
Under Cold Blue Stars
(2003) 19722003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 80/100 link
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Pitchfork Media 6.4/10 link
Rolling Stone favorable link

Under Cold Blue Stars is the third album by indie folk musician Josh Rouse. It was released in 2002 and was his last album for Slow River Records.

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. As grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term.

Folk music musical and poetic creativity of the people

Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.

Josh Rouse American singer

Josh Rouse is an American folk/roots pop singer-songwriter. Originally from Nebraska, Rouse began his recording career in Nashville in 1998 and later relocated to Spain. In 2014, Rouse won a Spanish Goya Film Award in the category of Best Original Song for "Do You Really Want To Be In Love?" from the motion picture La Gran Familia Española.

Track listing

  1. "Twilight" (Josh Rouse) — 0:28
  2. "Nothing Gives Me Pleasure" (Rouse) — 3:16
  3. "Miracle" (Rouse) — 3:58
  4. "Christmas With Jesus" (Rouse) — 4:14
  5. "Under Cold Blue Stars" (Rouse, Pat Sansone) — 4:26
  6. "Ugly Stories" (Rouse) — 5:26
  7. "Feeling No Pain" (Curt Perkins, Rouse) — 4:19
  8. "Ears to the Ground" (Jason M. Phelan) — 2:51
  9. "Summer Kitchen Ballad" (Rouse) — 2:59
  10. "Women and Men" (Rouse) — 5:06
  11. "The Whole Night Through" (Rouse) — 2:34


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