Saturday, May 22, 2010

Josh Ritter - So Runs The World Away -2010-
(Rock, Indie, Folk)

From: Moscow, Idaho

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's 6th studio album So Runs The World Away, marks the beginning of what Josh calls a ''new period'' in his life, and it's reflected in songs that he describes as ''more detailed and feel as if they were painted in oil on large canvasses.'' Josh & The Royal City Band have created a beautiful collection of songs. With every album Josh Ritter gives you a different sound and that is what is unique about him. He is a fantastic songwriter and many compare him to legends Dylan and Springsteen and contemporaries like Ryan Adams. Each song holds a story and brings you into the world that the music creates. Populated with wandering mariners, lovesick Egyptian mummies, philosophical chemists, mountaintop seers, grim polar adventurers, and recurring black holes, Ritter’s exquisite collection of songs reflects back at those who once looked forward. This LP may not have as much immediate mainstream straight ahead folk appeal as his last effort, but this is some complex smart musical poetry. You can stream the album in its entirety on Josh Ritter's website HERE.

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