Tag: Ryan Adams

"It's So Quiet, It's Loud" -Ryan Adams

"It's So Quiet, It's Loud" -Ryan Adams
I can’t get enough of Ryan Adam’s Big Colors album lately, and what strikes me first is the song, “It’s So Quiet, It’s Loud.” The chord structure screams Johnny Marr, and harkens back to Strangeways Here We Come, or is it The Queen Is Dead? I’m enamored how he’s so himself, vocally, that you have... Read more »

Release Radar 5/13/22 - Ryan Adams vs Kendrick Lamar

Release Radar 5/13/22 - Ryan Adams vs Kendrick Lamar
Everybody deserves redemption. After undergoing therapy to get sober and fix a pattern of mistreating women, Ryan Adams is trying to make a comeback. On Saturday night at Carnegie Hall, he performed 31 songs that spanned his career. The night before his first public performance since 2019’s show at The Forum in Los Angeles, he... Read more »

Release Radar - 4/8/22 - Wet Leg vs Ryan Adams

Release Radar - 4/8/22 - Wet Leg vs Ryan Adams
So far, Wet Leg has not lived up to the brilliance of their debut single, “Chaise Lounge,” which made us all smile, as we sang, “Mommy, daddy, look at me/I went to school and I got the big D.” I think it might make more sense to listen to the self-titled debut, Wet Leg, as... Read more »
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Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James

Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James
April showers bring May flowers, so embrace the chilly rain for a few more weeks. Think about all the fun stuff you can do with rain while we have it. De Lux is back on my #RADAR this week with an ode to the Talking Heads, called “What’s Life.” It’s not really an ode as... Read more »

Release Radar 12/18/20 - Murs vs Felly

Release Radar 12/18/20 - Murs vs Felly
We are a week away from Christmas, and I’m nearing the completion of a personal goal. In January of 2020, I decided I would start Release Radar, a segment wherein I would write about the releases that crossed my Spotify radar, every Friday, for a year. Well, I’m two weeks away from meeting that goal.... Read more »

Release Radar 12/11/20 - Gang Starr vs Ryan Adams

Release Radar 12/11/20 - Gang Starr vs Ryan Adams
We are less than two weeks away from Christmas and my Release Radar is full of new music. Decembers are typically rife with Christmas compilations, greatest hits packages, and box sets. As a matter of fact, there are so many great songs on my playlist this week that we won’t be able to get to... Read more »
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How Do You Fight Loneliness?

I stopped into Reckless Records yesterday to see what I was missing. The Cut Out Bins were teeming with jewels and I felt like a thief.
“You smile all the time.” That’s a line from “How To Fight Loneliness” off the Summerteeth LP by Wilco. 1 of 7 CD’s I purchased; here is what I chose: