Josh Ritter, 'So Runs the World Away' (Pytheas)

8
So Runs the World Away
Critical Mass
Label: Pytheas

by David Peisner

Josh Ritter long ago cast off his trad-folk chains, and his seventh album continues to make the most of his freedom. "Change of Time" begins as a delicate acoustic ballad but builds to a swirl of electric guitar, organ, timpani, and winsome backup vocals. "Another New World" piles piano, horns, and haunting organ atop a mesmerizing acoustic guitar lick, creating a wildly theatrical epic. Elsewhere, there are nods to '80s-era Paul Simon, classic U2, and recent-vintage Dylan. Ritter's wordplay can be dense, but his warm, inviting voice makes it a pleasure to unravel.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Little Big League — Tropical Jinx " 01:59
  • 2 ScHoolboy Q — Studio (Remix) Feat. Nas & BJ the CHicago Kid " 04:52
  • 3 White Arrows — I Want a Taste " 04:15
  • 4 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44
  • 5 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA