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4.4 out of 5 stars
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on 11 September 2007
Very good, it will probably end in everybody's best of the year lists. Kicks off with 'To the dogs or whoever' arguably the best song in the set,
if not his best ever: a splendid lyric loaded with imagery and great music.
The next three songs keep the level very high, providing one of the the best lyrcs with the apocalyptic ballad 'The temptation of Adam'

Then things change a little in the middle of the record. There is one intranscendent instrumental, a couple of so-so songs, including a
first version of 'Wait for love', that should have been left off,

But things raise up again for a magnificent end with 'Empty heart' and the right version of 'Wait for love'

I would not say that this is a major departure from his previous style, the songs have a more lively feel and there are more uptempo numbers,
and yes there is more electric guitar. Not enuogh to call this Josh Ritter's experimental record or whatever, only a welcomed step forward.

If he had selected the ten best tracks and left out the rest this would almost be perfect... Loses one star for unwanted quantity, but it is my
favourite Ritter record so far.

Also ... the extra CD is quite a let down with nothing remarkable. Better buy the regular CD if you are not a completist.
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on 22 February 2010
An excellent album. Rockier than his previous stuff. Right moves and rumours brilliant. Would like to hear a live version.
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on 28 December 2007
this man deserves more in this country, but sadly the x factor is now king !
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on 18 January 2008
Yes a completely different album from the animal years, but still amazing. His lyrics stick in your head long after one listen and you're singing along to all the tracks. See him live!
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on 11 January 2008
A disappointing change in direction for Josh - i guess when an artist moves on he takes some with him and leaves some behind. Me - I am reaching for the back catalogue - real shame as I had high hopes .....
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on 1 July 2008
Great album.
Got it today and it's now on the third spin.
Great songs, great lyrics, great musicianship, great sound.

This may be the best of Ritter's albums so far, even for those who fell for any of the previous albums (like me) and expected never to hear anything as good as the songs "You've got the moon", "Kathleen" or "Bone song".

Well, he's done it.

Every song in this album is better than the previous one, every lyric is clear as crystal and the previous albums, though great in their own, are a step below this one.
"Right Moves", "Temptation of Adam", "Waiting for love"... well, 14 awesome songs, great production and Josh Ritter with amazing musicians, sounds and songs.

I'm a record producer and a musician myself and, let me get this straight:
i wish these were my songs and my production.
Thankyou Mr.Ritter
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