Steven Hyden pens an interesting
look at Ryan Adams
If anything, Ryan Adams disproves this thesis. This is Adams in buckle-down-and-study mode, and the methodology didnít produce a masterpiece; it resulted in another Ryan Adams album, though that ought to be enough. In my 2011 interview, Adams complained about how his latest work is constantly dismissed in comparison to his old work, even when that old work was itself dismissed in its time: ďI made Love Is Hell, and people panned it really unnecessarily; there was harshness around it. Then, only a little bit of time passed, and people would fucking bring that record up as something I wasnít doing, which is why my current records were...