Most of the songs are played on acoustic guitar, which does give the record a sleepy and warm tone, and some of the song titles are in Spanish, but the Spanish influence ends there. What Subtítulo sounds like instead is a series of sub-par outtakes from Rouse's 2003 homage to '70s pop, 1972. Attempts at texture, like on "His Majesty Rides," end up sounding too contrived and an awful lot like the music in the first version of video game "The Sims." There is nothing Spanish about "The Sims." "Jersey Clowns" kills the already listless mood--no one wants to think about New Jersey, of all places, on a record that is supposed to be invoking relaxed Spanish afternoons. "It Looks Like Love" and "Wonderful" almost rise above the muck, but the rest of the record so completely lacks flair that it's hard to remember there were any memorable moments. If this reflects Spain, then we all might as well go to New Jersey.