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Easy Tiger by Ryan Adams (Lost Highway)

Themes of aging predominate on the profligately prolific Ryan Adams’ new one, Easy Tiger, which may well be his best collection since solo debut Heartbreaker. ‘Tears of Gold’, ‘The Sun Also Sets’ and ‘I Taught Myself How To Grow Old’ all reflect ruefully on experience, while the raucous ‘Halloweenhead’ is a laugh. With shared songwriting credits, this is very much a band affair, The Cardinals recalling…uh…The Band, united by the newly sober Adams’ resonant vocals, sounding sometimes like After The Goldrush period Neil Young, and on ‘Rip Off’ uncannily like Nashville Skyline period Dylan.


First published in Magill magazine, October/November 2007

 

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