Ryan Adams is one of the most prolific musicians alive, whose music spans genres from Country, to Americana, to Blues, to plain old Rock and Roll. Adams actually took three years off from his last album before putting out his self-titled 14th album, the longest hiatus between albums in his career.
Featuring the best straightforward rock song of the year “Gimme Something Good”, the album isn’t full of surprises or twists. Instead, it’s exactly what you want from a singer-songwriter with the pedigree of Adams: Deeply honest songs and some rock and roll. Adams is nothing if not brutally honest, and some of these songs, like “Kim” and “Tired of Giving Up” are exactly that.
As a beloved and critically acclaimed artist, Ryan Adams has had plenty written about him. There’s not much else I can add besides telling you to listen to this album.
Like I said, best rock song of the year.