The Imposter is the second full-length album by American singer-songwriterKevin Max and was released on October 11, 2005 on Northern Records. The title and overall themes of the album draw inspiration from the writings of theologian (and friend of Max's) Brennan Manning, particularly Manning's books Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba's Child. The title track, according to Max, concerns "the fight between the flesh and the spirit."
The Imposter's musical textures are different from those found on Stereotype Be. Gone are the Middle Eastern musical influences in favor of a mixture of ballads and faster rock songs with more pronounced classic rock and blues influences. The album's lyrics are also more straightforward than those on Stereotype Be and, perhaps in keeping with a simpler feel, no spoken-word segments are on The Imposter, although there is a reading that opens "Fade to Red."