29

I used to think that bands released albums every 2 years or so because that is how long it took to write, record and mix an album. Boy, I was apparently wrong! Mr. Workaholic Ryan Adams has released three albums in the year 2005. '29' is an album without his band (The Cardinals) and is focused on bare arrangements that focus on guitar and piano. Most of the songs have a dreamlike quality about them whether about wine, woman or …song. In the lyrics, this artist switches from being totally self-involved to being completely wrapped up in a woman. What is most interesting about Ryan Adams is that he is not boring. I mean, this is an artist who does not play it safe and is continuously experimenting with his music and sound. '29' is not his best work, but it is still better than most.

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