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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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
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  1. stevep
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    One of the best albums ever recorded. No exaggeration.
  2. ClydeR
    Apr 12, 2003
    10
    Simply gorgeous.
  3. JennieC.
    Jun 27, 2003
    10
    I love it, his music is so personal. He is such a talented artist, a treasure amidst the fake "pop" music of right now. Joseph Arthur is a genious!!
  4. HarryK
    Dec 16, 2002
    9
    Better than last two
  5. DanielleC
    Dec 21, 2002
    9
    I love this album. It's my first Joseph Arthur album and now I'm ordering the earlier ones. His lyrics just fit into everything in life.
  6. robinv
    Mar 22, 2003
    9
    take a blender...throw in your first love affair, your angst of reaching adulthood, your reminiscence of your youth, triumphs and tragedies, a little bit of bob dylans influence, with a sense of humor....it would come out sounding somewhat like this album....... Expand
  7. YiannisP
    Feb 9, 2003
    9
    Beautiful

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