Ryan Adams 2019


#41

I do think that Rock N Roll is unfairly maligned in a lot of quarters, but it IS a strange choice as the Best Of Ryan.


#42

Cold Roses is his best imo


#43

Yep, best at top, down to “worst” (which I still like).


#44

I thought I was alone. Welcome, brother.


#45

Wonderful to find another.


#46

now your bizarre “proper” albums patter make sense…


#47

ftfy / pcbe


#48

Not sure I am counting Orion, as it is under a different name. I also take exception to it being called his metal album, when it is clearly fizzy punk.

Thank you.


#49

It’s under his name, innit?

I love it for how dopey it is. Clearly had a ball making it.


#50

What about “III/IV”? Why is that not in your list?


#51

And 1984

Can understand why 1989 is left out.


#52

Is that not a compilation of outtakes?

Bloody love it, would feature highly.


#53

Dunno what 1984 is.


#54

Nobody has ever listened to it all the way through. Not even Ryan.


#55

Actually I don’t know. I’ve never actually listened to it. Wiki suggests it’s an album proper. But if it is outtakes, file alongside Demolition, I guess.

I guess I would have classed this an album, due to the number of tracks, but the brevity of it suggests that EP is probably fairer.


#56

My favorite Ryan Adams album changes with the wind. Last time I had a good binge 29 and Love is Hell were rising to the top.

I always look at Rock n Roll as a bit of a tangent. A stand alone album. Which I love as it was one of the first Adams albums that really clicked.


#57

Yeah part of the appeal is that was the album he was touring the first time I saw him. But I also like the back story, and how utterly arrogant it is to right a load of songs that deliberately rip other people off, and it still be really good.


#58

Precisely why I love Rock N Roll above all others.


#59

It has at least three corkers on it…‘So Alive’, ‘Burning Photographs’ & ‘Anybody Wanna Take Me Home’


#60

Yeah he did it really well.