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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter recorded this fourth LP in New Orleans.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. [An] especially forceful and cohesive album. [12 Nov 2004, p.120]
  2. Watch out for this guy’s next album, because I can guarantee it will contain a Top 40 hit. Go ahead and listen to him now so as to impress your friends later.
  3. Arthur is in a class of his own and Our Shadows Will Remain is a monstrous, memorable outing, his finest moment in a career that is thus far full of them.
  4. If at first the songs feel ordinary, perseverance reveals the haunting quality of Arthur's imagery, and the rich patina of his careworn voice.
  5. Here, as on previous albums, Arthur demonstrates his gift for emotionally direct songwriting, but the specifics often escape his attention.
  6. 76
    These dozen lushly orchestrated songs will give further ammunition for those shouting his praises off their rooftops. [#13, p.97]
  7. 60
    Too eclectic for his own good, perhaps? [Sep 2005, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19