The Animal Years - Josh Ritter
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 1 out of 35

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  1. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    My personal favorite album of all time, closely followed by Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. I can't stress enough how important it is to listen to these songs.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. He finally has the sumptuous, sweeping arrangements to go along with his ruminative road stories and stream-of-consciousness, Dylanesque folk. [14 Apr 2006, p.86]
  2. 80
    Despite having some of Ritter's least introspective lyrics, there are some of his most emotionally affecting songs. [Apr 2006, p.98]
  3. His voice - think Springsteen without the gruffness, or maybe a meat-eating James Taylor - is more intimate than ever.