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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
  1. jhaze
    Oct 19, 2004
    10
    AWESOME ALBUM! joseph arthur rocks my socks off. anything new can only be better then the last, which is clearly the case.
  2. baronm
    Aug 1, 2005
    10
    the good, the true, and the beautiful - together again at last. Joseph, thank you so very very much. You make up for all the sucky people. ;-)
  3. danm
    Nov 3, 2004
    10
    this album is just plain awesome
  4. PedroC
    Jan 28, 2005
    10
    such a beautiful record... a work of genius, no doubt about it!
  5. NathanielL
    Jun 19, 2005
    10
    Our Shadows Will Remain is one of my favorite albums of the last 5 years. Joseph Arthur is a genious, all the song on this album are great. Our Shadows Will Remain is one of my favorite albums of the last 5 years. Joseph Arthur is a genious, all the song on this album are great. He's the best Singer/songwriter of the new century! Expand
  6. BrendanN
    Jun 22, 2006
    9
    Listen to the track "Can't Exist". Peel yourself off the ceiling. Repeat.
  7. CrackAlack
    Oct 16, 2006
    1
    I asked a friend for any new good underground rock and roll. He had me listen to "Can't Exist" and I liked it. Bought the album and was I asked a friend for any new good underground rock and roll. He had me listen to "Can't Exist" and I liked it. Bought the album and was disappointed. I hate weepie indie rock. Boo! Expand

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