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2 Oct, 2012

So Alive - Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll (CD, Album)

Music UK gave it a score of six stars out of ten and said, "Adams can undoubtedly pen this classic rawk stuff with his ears closed and, as a result, the 15 tracks here lack heart.

The problem is that his writing and vocals aren't as consistently distinctive or convincing in the rock arena. It's not until the melancholy "Wish You Were Here" that Adams slows the tempo and delivers the intimacy that characterized his earlier solo work, most of which was four-star quality.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ryan Adams. HARP Magazine. Archived from the original on Retrieved Pitchfork Media. Rolling Stone Australia , January Rolling Stone. The Guardian. Retrieved December 19, Of course it's really just a difference of opinion, but this is his weakest collection of songs, whether you listen to them as an album or shuffle it in with others.

It isn't unlistenable, I just expected more. He's certainly redeemed himself since I wrote this review, back at the end of April I believe , he's released two great albums so far this year.

So I've no complaints. Get Heartbreaker. This Message Edited On This album troubles me. When I look at in comparison to Adams' other works, it doesn't even chart. But I agree with mx on some points, when I just listen to a song or two I don't find them to be lacking in quality.

But when I listen to them in the context of the album, they suck. Shuffle it is. This one's growin' on me! Album Rating: 4. I think it's one of his most consistent and it's one of my favorite stripped down rock albums by any artist. I have to disagree with the reviewing about the something: I think this album would have been worse had he slaved over it.

I think you can hear the urgency in the music and I think it fits this collection of songs perfectly. Ryan Adams Rock 'n' Roll 2. To say the least I wasn't expecting this album.

There are some curious guest turns Billie Joe Armstrong inexplicably pops up, and Melissa Auf Der Maur provides background vocals on a handful of tracks, as does Posey , but Adams is almost always at his best when he's on his own and thinks no one else is looking: the album's title track is a sweet piano ballad, his plaintive wail layered nicely over fuzzy snippets of found sound.

Lasting less than two minutes, "Rock N Roll" is check the glaring irony! You have to angle Rock N Roll up to a mirror in order to read the cover text properly, and, in a way, the inherent fallacy of a mirror image is also the very best metaphor for this record: Rock N Roll is backwards Ryan Adams, one-dimensional, vain, and entirely lifeless.

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Working at a prolific rate, Adams released the classic rock-influenced Rock N Roll (), after a planned album, Love Is Hell, was rejected by his label Lost Highway. As a compromise, Love Is Hell was released as two EPs and eventually released in its full-length state in

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9 thoughts on “So Alive - Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll (CD, Album)”

  1. Format: Audio CD. "So Alive" is a great song, one of the best from the "Rock and Roll" album. If you're only after this one song then this CD-single is a good way to get it. Not only do you get the song and the video, you also get two bonus tracks: "Ah Life" and "Don't Even Know Her Name."/5(4).
  2. Bass – Ryan Adams: 5: So Alive Bass – Ryan Adams: 6: Luminol Bass – Tony Shanahan: 7: Burning Photographs Backing Vocals – Melissa Auf Der Maur Bass – Jamie Candiloro: 8: She's Lost Total Control Acoustic Bass – John Flaugher* 9: Note To Self: Don't Die Backing Vocals – Parker Posey Bass – Ryan /5(11).
  3. Rock N Roll Rock N Rollis the fourth studio album by Ryan Adams, released on November 4th, The album features the hit single "So Alive", and includes guest appearances by Adams's then girlfriend, actress Parker Posey, former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player Melissa Auf der Maur, and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
  4. Ryan Adams was famously drunk for about a decade of his life (he named his band Whiskeytown, after all), so it's easy to imagine the worst of his wild ways occurring right in the middle of recording Rock N' Roll, which, I think, is why it works/5().
  5. May 23,  · It’s funny as I’ve had this digitally for a number of years and have always rated it as a great album but having never read any review on it - so I checked out a few reviews and it seems like the critics really slammed it - sure there are tons of influences in here and it was recorded in two weeks and all that but it’s a great album start to finish - its one of few Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown /5().
  6. Ryan Adams is the male Courtney Love-- a hard-working hustler with impeccable taste who talks such a good game that it deliberately overshadows his course, Adams differs from Courtney in many crucial ways. For one, he's a workaholic, recording and releasing more albums than he should, which also points out that, unlike Love, he doesn't need a collaborator to help shove his songs over.
  7. Ryan Adams on the Late Show with David Letterman performing 'So Alive' from the 'Rock'n'Roll' album. - January 4, - Ryan belongs to the universe.

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