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The Ryan most of us love.,
This review is from: Ashes & Fire (MP3 Music)
Like Lenny Kravitz or The Black Crowes, you could play spot-the-influence with Ryan all day long. This might be the first "Ryan Adams" Ryan Adams album. It's everything I like about him. All his strengths are present.
No need to go through the songs, the whole album is high quality and very consistent. Some have said too consistent. First single "Lucky Now" is easy on the ears, and if you like that, you'll enjoy all of Ashes & Fire.
Maybe I'm easy to please, as I love the rock of his Rock N Roll album as much as I like the rainy day tunes on Love Is Hell. But if I had to choose just one Ryan, this is the one. He has so much talent, AND the love of Mandy Moore. Bastard.