Ryan Adams - Wednesdays
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With their spare arrangements and threadbare melodies, the songs collectively create an impression of a singer/songwriter who feels quite sorry for himself, but not necessarily sorry for anything he may or may not have done.


This is a painful 20 to score. To start, let me preface this by saying I can, and do, enjoy some problematic artists. Whether it's Swans (anything ever come of that?) or Sun Kil Moon (yes, yes, we all knew he was a prick, doesn't excuse what he did) or even Brand New (who, frankly, appeared to be literally warning us all the time), I can listen to them and glean what I need to. I bought their albums. I will tell someone an album of theirs is brilliant, but I wont tell them that they *should* ... read more


Favourites: I'm Sorry And I Love You, When You Cross Over, Birmingham and Dreaming You Backwards


Adams is at his best when he's playing full-throated rock and roll. This album might have heart, but if I can't get past the fact that he has, in parts, stripped almost everything away that makes a song a song, much less a good song, I can't get beyond the anemic music to enjoy whatever is lurking in the lyrics. This album provides plenty more examples of Adams' tendency toward rambling lyrics and directionless melodies, which would be my general complaint about the style of music that pervades ... read more

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Track List

  1. I'm Sorry and I Love You
  2. Who Is Going to Love Me Now, If Not You
  3. When You Cross Over
  4. Walk in the Dark
  5. Poison & Pain
  6. Wednesdays
  7. Birmingham
  8. So, Anyways
  9. Mamma
  10. Lost in Time
  11. Dreaming You Backwards
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Added on: December 10, 2020