The Beast In Its Tracks

Josh Ritter - The Beast In Its Tracks
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #299 / 955
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
March 5, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pytheas Recordings / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

Taken as a whole, however, the album stands as an impressive document of Ritter’s journey through an emotional storm.

70
No Ripcord

Beasts presents him in a rejuvenated state, that cleansing effect that only can be measured with the passing of time.

68
Pitchfork

Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.

cwmDJ
58
very average tracks, uninspiring vocals and yawn inducing lyrics
tha138
68
With a need for a new beginning, here's some nice stories, emotionally decorated like he used to do, plus a big smile.
83
This album has grown on me. At first, it was very under my Josh Ritter radar, so to speak. It's a very different album than So Runs The World Away or any of his other albums for that matter. It kinda hovers and moves over the emotions from heartbreak to finding happiness again. Josh Ritter is probably my favorite song writer. He is absolutely oozing with talent, and I love everything he puts out.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#28/American Songwriter
#71/PopMatters
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