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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

    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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