User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. 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.......
  2. ClydeR
    Apr 12, 2003
    10
    Simply gorgeous.
  3. YiannisP
    Feb 9, 2003
    9
    Beautiful
  4. 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!!
  5. stevep
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    One of the best albums ever recorded. No exaggeration.
  6. HarryK
    Dec 16, 2002
    9
    Better than last two
  7. 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.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Redemption's Son achieves a sophisticated marriage of traditional songwriting craft and avant-garde production.
  2. The monochromatic melancholia eventually weighs the disc down, but even when Arthur's songs drag they do so with a grace and beauty that transcends the morose subject matter of his self-pitying lyrics.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    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]