WEATHER »

Josh Ritter

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter


(Sony; August 2007)

If you haven’t yet heard of Josh Ritter, get ye to a store and foist your ears upon one of the best and brightest voices out there. Ritter is a true musical explorer, especially lyrically. His phrasingshe slams and off-rhymesare reminiscent of Dylan. The lyrics themselves are intelligent and unexpected andunlike what emanates from the torpid bulk of most of today’s singer/songwritershis songs carry little stink of self-absorption. Thoughtful, funny, and poignant, Historical Conquests brings to mind Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited. The album bubbles with the same fervent energy and raucousness that made visionaries like Dylan what they are today.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by: