Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The album is something of a rollercoaster of musical styles, songwriting approaches and emotions. But most importantly, transcending it all, is Ritter's astounding power to make us hang on every word.
  2. He's not the only one channeling the greats, but he does it better than almost anyone else today.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    The first half of this record sounds as good if not better than anything he's ever done. Unfortunately I think the latter half dies a bit.The first half of this record sounds as good if not better than anything he's ever done. Unfortunately I think the latter half dies a bit. It's still good but I do think he's front-loaded the album. Change of Time and The Curse are the obvious stand outs and would get on any album put out by any artist out there. It's more back to his "Golden Age" and "Animal Years" folky style than his more pop/folk effort "Historical Conquests". Definitely a slower paced and in my view less forced album than his last record. If you've not listened to anything by this guy yet your missing out. Full Review »
  2. Aug 6, 2011
    8
    Josh Ritter is one of the greatest songwriters of this generation. Probably his most solid album since Animal Years (that doesn't meanJosh Ritter is one of the greatest songwriters of this generation. Probably his most solid album since Animal Years (that doesn't mean Historical Conquests was anything less than great). Songs like "Lantern", "Rattling Locks", and "Another New World" remind us why we need to take him seriously. Full Review »
  3. Sep 30, 2010
    10
    Another New World
    It is always exciting and unforgettable experience to explore a new world. Josh Ritter, an American singer-songwriter and
    Another New World
    It is always exciting and unforgettable experience to explore a new world. Josh Ritter, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by paste magazine in 2006, released his sixth new album â
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