Redemption's Son In the current pop singer-songwriter renaissance (John Mayer, Pete Yorn, etc.), Arthur's art stands out as the most emotionally naked and musically ambitious. Darker and… Redemption's Son In the current pop singer-songwriter renaissance (John Mayer, Pete Yorn, etc.), Arthur's art stands out as the most emotionally naked and musically ambitious. Darker and… 2002-11-26 Joseph Arthur
Music Review

Redemption's Son (2002)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 26, 2002; Lead Performance: Joseph Arthur

In the current pop singer-songwriter renaissance (John Mayer, Pete Yorn, etc.), Arthur's art stands out as the most emotionally naked and musically ambitious. Darker and more sprawling than 2000's shining Come to Where I'm From, his latest is again haunted by love and Christianity. It's also suffused with falsetto choirs, lush (self-)production, and deceptively delicate tunes that can carve notes in your flesh. Seventy-five minutes long, but you'll press ''play'' again when it's over.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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