So Runs the World Away

Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
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Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #298 / 867
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May 4, 2010 / Release Date
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Drowned in Sound

As time ticks on and an artist’s body of work grows, attention will often turn to questions of trajectory. How is it developing? Is it getting any better? Is anybody particularly bothered? Since the late Nineties, American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter had been industrious in the turning of heads and the stirring of hearts, but it was 2006’s magnificent The Animal Years that heralded defining change.


The great American songbook hasn't had a real curator since Bruce Springsteen's arrival nearly 40 years ago. There's no world champion, American-bred folkster making rounds on a peak-of-their-career level - the holdovers, like Bob Dylan or the Boss, have simply been doing victory laps since the '90s.

I think that this album is a wonderful folk album. There are a lot of cool and beautiful songs on here( Change of Time and See How Man Was Made are two example). Nothing to amazingly awesome, just good songwriting and beautiful melodies
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Track List

  1. Curtains
  2. Change Of Time
  3. The Curse
  4. Southern Pacifica
  5. Rattling Locks
  6. Folk Bloodbath
  7. Lark
  8. Lantern
  9. The Remnant
  10. See How Man Was Made
  11. Another New World 
  12. Orbital 
  13. Long Shadows

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