New Ryan Adams release

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  1. blowtorch

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    Only heard the title track. Pretty standard Adams fare, I liked it enough. The video has Elvira in it which was interesting.
     
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    Does it rock, or is he in his all in laid back Neil Young/Elton John mode?

    (Only just now learned it was out, and I can't listen to clips here at work)
     
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    I listened to it this morning on Spotify.

    I love his music, but I'll be honest and say that although this was just a first listen, I wasn't that keen on the new album. In fact it sounded more like his namesake Bryan than Ryan...
     
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    It reminded me of Halloweenhead, not so much the chord progression but same sort of guitar sound/production/vibe. Listening to the song "Kim" and that one really does have a Bryan Adams thing going on lol.
     
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    I'll admit I haven't heard the full album, but what I have heard is juvenile, both lyrically and musically, IMO.

    Ryan Adams is capable of much, much more.
     
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    It's a bit of a grower. Has that late 70s/early 80s FM radio vibe that's very de rigeur right now. Guitars sound nice though he could dial back the chorus pedal a little. 'Stay With Me' is a damn fine song.
     
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    crap, completely lost track of him around '08, '09. loving the album and i gotta catch up with some of his other stuff that i really loved in the past :) thanks for the reminder, this is gonna be an awesome sunday!
     
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    Just bought it yesterday. My first Ryan Adams album. Still trying to decide what I think. Need to listen a few more times. Definitely confirmed that the sound I am looking for can be found in a Princeton Reverb.
     
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    I've been listening a bit to it for the last couple of days and I'm a little undecided about what I think. Gimme Something Good is a good song though.
     
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    I've never been a Ryan Adams fan. I streamed the new album and love it. I'm going to buy it as soon as I have enough money together for a serious Amazon jag.

     
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    I think it is great.

    A little on the commercial side for me personally, but excellent listening. Gets better with more listens, as all his songs do.
     
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    Hmmm, I think I'd'a taken that one for free in my iTunes w/out too much grousing
     
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    I like it.
     
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    I bought the vinyl yesterday. It came with the typical audio download code as well, but it was a direct vinyl rip which I thought was interesting. I can hear the "crackle" while I listen on my iphone.

    I haven't decided yet on my overall feel, but I like it. I was just glad he moved more towards a 'rock' sound than his acoustic only sound on the last album.
     
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    I saw that performance on TV yesterday and thought it was OK - nothing too outstanding as far as the song goes but liked the guitar tones from the array of Princetons. Reminded me a bit of Neil Young style without the heavier guitar tones.
     
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    I'll admit to being a RA fanboy. I like the new album more than the last few. I think he was going for an '80's windows down rock vibe. Mission accomplished. I think Trouble is a great song.
     
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    Fan of Ryan here, too.

    Listened to some of this, including the video clip.

    Okay, not great. Compared to his best stuff.

    Truthfully, he looks & sounds kinda bored.
     
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    I think that's part of this enfante terrible's schtick. It's like he's gotta appear either bored or in a rage and ready to fire his band
     
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    I'm a big fan of Ryan Adams. I love his songwriting and of course his guitar tone ;)
    I also think he's a really underrated singer. For me, if I can't get into the artist's voice then I can't get into their music and I'm REALLY picky. They don't have to be a great singer, just have a unique and interesting sounding voice. So many people nowadays do that whole Nickleback/Creed-esque vocal style and I HATE that. But I've always loved Ryan's voice and then I got into his lyrics, melodies and phrasing and I was really hooked.
    I have to say I like his rocking stuff better. I've only heard a couple tracks off the new record and it seems kinda mellow. The 'Ashes and Fire' record was mellow but I liked it quite a bit, especially the title track.
    I do miss the Ryan Adams & The Cardinals though.....
     
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