Exclusive Daily Download: "Thin Blue Flame," Josh Ritter

An exclusive download of an epic song from Josh Ritter


Salon Staff
July 21, 2006 11:01AM (UTC)

I've been something of a Josh Ritter skeptic in the past, hearing nothing but unremarkable, sensitive singer-songwriter blandness, but this nearly 10-minute-long epic from his latest, "The Animal Years," is enough to make me reconsider that skepticism. It's dense and poetic like Dylan, but with a little bit of Springsteen-style fist-pumping inspiration thrown in, and it builds from a place of dignity and quiet up to a truly convincing fury.

-- T.B.

Advertisement:

Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •