Ryan Adams

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... Continue Reading →

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Unravelling

These heavily-accented rockers from Scotland have had a number of songs become popular in the last few years, but until Unravelling they hadn't put out a complete album of quality. I love their older stuff, but some of their songs are so similar in the beginning that I can't tell the difference between them for... Continue Reading →

Into the Wide

There were a number of surprises this year, but Delta Spirit's amazing Into the Wide is definitely my favorite surprise. I've liked a number of Delta Spirit's songs over the years, but never a full album. I didn't know anything about their new album until I saw that it was released on the amazing September... Continue Reading →

El Camino

This is the eighth in a series of eight posts breaking down each of the Black Keys albums leading up to the release of Turn Blue on May 13. Honestly, if you've read any of these posts, you have probably already listened to El Camino. It's the Black Keys biggest seller, it vaulted them on... Continue Reading →

Rubber Factory

This is the third in a series of eight posts breaking down each of the Black Keys albums leading up to the release of Turn Blue on May 13. This album has a very special meaning to me. I've said it before, but the Black Keys were my gateway drug into the world of the... Continue Reading →

Thickfreakness

This is the second in a series of eight posts breaking down each of the Black Keys albums leading up to the release of Turn Blue on May 13. Is there a more aptly titled album than Thickfreakness (2003)?* I have no idea what it means, and I'm not sure anyone else does either. This... Continue Reading →

The Big Come Up

This is the first in a series of eight posts breaking down each of the Black Keys albums leading up to the release of Turn Blue on May 13. These posts will give a small amount of background on each album, but will mainly detail my feelings about them and what I believe makes each... Continue Reading →

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