Ryan Adams, Demolition (2002)
It’s amazing what time will do – I had this album, vinyl, sealed, from the time it was released. And at that time I a) didn’t have a turntable and b) figured I might start a time-capsule type-thing. The idea was to once or twice a year get an album from a key artist or a big album, so I had this on the back of loving the two Ryan Adams albums released previously. And I saved it. And then – some years on and with a turntable or two in the house – I started opening up vinyl to play, a gift to myself from the past. Or, more often, the crate of sealed records was turned over to guests to choose from. A fun game. I have a few sealed LPs left but mostly I just go and open them up myself when I feel like it. Well today – for the first time in a long, long time – I felt like Ryan Adams. Demolition to be specific. So the shrink wrapped was pulled away and I found an album that has aged well, gracefully; an album that seems like the perfect representation of Ryan Adams at the early peak, offering the best of what he could do. After this he would always be the same.
Sample Track: You Will Always Be The Same
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