Redemption's Son - Joseph Arthur
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  • Summary: The only "rock" act signed to Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Akron, Ohio native Joseph Arthur returns with his third album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. In the current pop singer-songwriter renaissance, Arthur's art stands out as the most emotionally naked and musically ambitious. [3 Jan 2003, p.64]
  2. 80
    A four-course meal of a record. [July 2002, p.108]
  3. 80
    This time around, Grammy-bagging mixer Tchad Blake has replace T-Bone Burnett as producer and brought added intimacy without sacrificing dreamy magnetism. [Sep 2002, p.103]
  4. Not every track represents a powerful stride in the right direction, but more than enough do for Son to make good on Arthur's past promise.
  5. A gust of spiritual pop, a record that openly worships without sinking into heavy-handedness.
  6. Redemption's Son achieves a sophisticated marriage of traditional songwriting craft and avant-garde production.
  7. 60
    There are moments when this third album is blissfully gorgeous--just not enough of them to make his song of himself interesting to others. [#11, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11