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Easy Tiger

Joe's back with another guest post (previously, Willie Nelson):

was the album that first got me into Ryan Adams. At the time, I still wasn't sure about country music, and it took the pop-heavy "New York, New York" to lure me in. I've tried to acquaint myself with the rest of Adams's music since then, but goodness--three albums in 2005(Jacksonville City Nights, Cold Roses, 29), eleven albums in one day online? Not to mention all of the unreleased recording sessions that fans post online (and no, that's not all of them). It's hard to keep up.

So when I first got my hands on Easy Tiger, released last week, I was a little wary of it. I put off listening to it for a couple of days until I could take some time to relax and enjoy it. And that's just what I did.

Easy Tiger is just as mellow as the title implies. Laid-back country rock with the Cardinals playing a much more subdued role as a backing band than in previous albums (see my post on Willie Nelson's Songbird), the album is a nice break from the White Stripes's Icky Thump.

From the rock-anthem "Halloweenhead" (guitar solo!) to to quiet "Oh My God, Whatever, Etc." (my favorite off the album) or the folk of "These Girls" or "Pearls On A String," which sounds more like one of Gillian Welch's banjo tunes than anything off of Jacksonville City Nights, Easy Tiger is one of Adams's strongest records to date.


Buy Easy Tiger from Amazon.

Ryan Adams - Halloweenhead (alternate link)
Ryan Adams - Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
Ryan Adams - Pearls On A String

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