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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Bridging a Gap

    This Album is essential to any Ryan Adams fan or avid music fan with diverse tastes. It was released when I was still in high school and nine years later, it's still culturally relevant.

    Adams is one of the few musicians out there bridging the gap between our musical past and present: his voice is similar in tone and drawl to Bob Dylan (hopefully not insulting any Dylan fans out there) and his music seems to be influenced by contemporaries of that age, yet somehow, Adams makes it seem fresh.

    I'm not well versed enough in the music industry to make any further or more accurate comparisons. All I can say is that this album is a must own. Check out the following tracks for a good idea of his style:
    -Rescue Blues
    -Answering Bell
    -Gonna Make You Love Me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dissapointed, so very much...

    When I first saw Adams on Jay Leno I thought, "Wow, a bright-eyed guy with talent. Finally, some new music with heart in it." I had such high hopes riding on him that you can undertsand why I was so dissapointed. There's no doubt this guy could write brilliant songs, the question is really if he will. From the sound of this album he only put himself half-way into the work. Most songs are half-hearted at best and cheap Dylan imitations at worst. He relies on his producer to help him write, when Adams' solo writing is a hundred times better. From the sound of the first two songs (which get your hopes up even more) he sounds fresh, alive, and fully into his music, but from there it's all down hill. Instead you hear him sing sucky lyrics like "enemy fire, enemy tanks" over and over, or a song about a dead poet. If you get the extra bonus one, don't exspect much better. Altogether this guy may have the talent, but he doesn't have the heart to develope that talent into something worthwhile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome and Enjoyable

    This CD is a great piece of work. Adams trys hard and cares about the music and it shows. Listen to this CD 3x and you will be hooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly A Superstar

    Hey Everyone! Ryan Adam's Gold is definetely one of the best CD's I've ever bought. The whole CD is jam packed with kickin' songs, but my favorite track on the song is Somehow, Someday. It's so refreshing to see an artist who is a true musician. He writes, sings and performs equally awesome. Gold is a CD I can play from start to finish and find something special about each and every track.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's all true

    The accolades are so well-deserved-- and any criticism you hear is really only derived from a justified expectation for what Ryan Adams will become. The wait could not be sweeter, though. The first time I listened to this I felt exactly the same way the previous commenter did about this being the best album since Wilco's Being There-- pure joy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this guy so much

    Ryan is such a great artist. I've been into him since the days of whisky town and he keeps getting better and better. Anyone familiar with Ryan Adams will love this album, even if you don't know who he is, this is a great album anyone enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Wonderful!

    This is the first CD I bought by Ryan Adams, and I was totaly blown away. It so beautiful. It is the only thing I listen to now. There is a song on it for every mood. Plus there is a wonderful bonus album with a soulful ballad, ''Fools We Are As Men''. I would deffinately reccomend this to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poseur Crap with hope for the future

    The kid's got a great voice but the songs are half assed. No one buying the record knows any better. Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Stones, and Gram Parsons---however much one might rave over them or be ambivelant about them--were different. It's nice to have piano, bass, and drums back in the woodwork but the kid is only trying half has hard as he could. It doesn't touch the songwriting of Tom House, Paul Burch, or Dan Penn for that matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pleasantly Surprised

    I was skeptical of buying this record because I had been warned that Adams was another Bob Dylan/Van Morrison rip off like David Gray or Adam Duritz. But as I listened to the album I was quite surprised to find that his influences are much broader. There is such a lack of good music out today that I think anything that is reminiscent of better days in music sounds really good compared with the stuff we hear on the radio.

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