Thursday, July 12, 2007

Five Best...Ryan Adams Albums

Ryan Adams is the source of many jokes in the musical world because the amount of material he releases. Outside of the two albums a year he'll ship out, there's also the countless number of bootlegs and unreleased tracks that you can find on his website and all over the internet.

But I see this simply as a very good artist at the peak of his creativity. Did anyone fault Dylan for coming out with three amazing albums in a 15 month span? Granted, I'm not comparing Adams to Dylan in terms of how great the material is (after all, Adams is good, but he ain't Dylan), but simply in a numerical comparison.

Many artists don't really do this anymore and when something as great as Gold or Heartbreaker gets released, I consider it a blessing.