So the new Ryan Adams album has leaked two months early


#1

Anyone heard it yet? Anyone on here still care about this guy? Anyway - a few listens in and I can safely say it’s his best record since 29. The soft rock single was a complete red herring and the rest of it sounds like The Cardinals playing Whiskeytown tunes with the reverb dialled up.


#2

Christ, that sounds amazing. I need to hear this!


#3

yeah I wasn’t bothered at all until I read this thread - haven’t downloaded a leak in years, might have to wait…


#4

not heard it yet but as a bit of a fan boy I’m always excited about his new stuff, and your description sounds incredible. Absolutely buzzing for it now!


#5

He’s one of my favourites. Absolutely love Do You Still Love Me?, but will wait for the record to come out for the rest, because I am nice like that.

29 remains my least favourite RA record though, so that reference means nothing to me (oh Vienna).


#6

Big fan of 29, although it’s a total mood record and I only really find myself playing it once or twice a year these days.


#7

Much more importantly: tour dates please.


#8

I’m a big fan of the guy too, but happy to wait. Tour would be nice.

Think Cold Roses is probably my personal favourite, but 29 is a great record too.


#9

He’s booked in for some small Euro festivals in early July, so expect shows around that time I guess.


#10

Might be in a minority here, but I adore his version of ‘1989’.


#11

Love half of it. Which was much more than expected!


#12

Same. Could take or leave his last album proper though.


#13

This has got me to put Cold Roses on for the first time in probably five years. What an album!


#14

his best album innit. absolute masterpiece.


#15

Hope so. He played a small UK tour in the autumn I think, but didn’t see it until it was too late.

The quality on Cold Roses is so incredibly consistent over both discs - given that it was only one of three albums he released that year, makes it even more ridiculous.


#16

Don’t think he did.


#17

Ah, yeah I think I must have been mistaken - can’t see any reference online to shows in Manchester since 2014. Was chatting with a friend about Ryan Adams recently and must have got the wrong end of the stick.

Ok, now I don’t feel as bad about missing a gig that never actually happened.


#18

Yeah, his last meaningful run was Feb and then summer fests 2014. I went to Wolverhampton and man was he on fire. If you watch his Glastonbury set from that year on Youtube the guy is having an absolute worldie of a gig. Is perfection.


#19

(that should be 2015)


#20

Cheers, I’ll look up that Glasto set and definitely make sure not to miss him next time around.

I don’t know whether you’ve already heard but some rich live pickings on archive.org. This is a really nice 2006 set I have on my ipod: https://archive.org/details/ryanadams2006-10-17.sbd.flac16