Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #207 / 759
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
March 8, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Innovative Leisure / Label
Pop Soul / Genres
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What I appreciate in the dusty songbook of Nick Waterhouse is the fact that I can enjoy a small bite of the past, offered by a young man and not by some-should-have-been-retired old rockers.
Constantly catchy and energetic 50s-style rhythm and blues record from an artist I've been following for quite awhile now. This one hits the home-run for its consistency and cohesion in terms of flow and composition, which is undemanding yet inspired by the era it sounds like. A suiting record for doing the chores and pretending to be a soul singer from the 50s, which is a lot of fun.
Nick Waterhouse creates an album that would be perfect for another decade. Unfortunately, it's the present and this album does not have the luxury of our nostalgia. He does a competent job of attracting our ears and our appreciation without addressing our need for freshness enough to stand out.
Best Track: I Feel an Urge Coming On
Listen If You Think You'd Like: to go to the sock hop
Full disclosure: I heard this in a restaurant, Shazam’d it, listened to one track and went back and consumed the album. Had never heard of him before last week. This album’s a gem. Get into it.
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Track List

  1. By Heart
  2. Song for Winners
  3. I Feel an Urge Coming On
  4. Undedicated
  5. Black Glass
  6. Wreck the Rod
  7. Which Was Writ
  8. Man Leaves Town
  9. Thought & Act
  10. El Viv
  11. Wherever She Goes (She Is Wanted)
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Added on: January 27, 2019