Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire Comment Party
In recent weeks, we’ve heard plenty of new songs, in various forms, from Ryan Adams: “Lucky Now,” “Ashes & Fire,” “Invisible Riverside,” “Dirty Rain,” “Chains Of Love.” All those tracks seem to promise a return to form, and now the entire new album Ashes & Fire is out there, streaming in full at NPR’s website. So: What do you guys think? Are we back in Heartbreaker territory now? Has the man finally learned to edit out the bad ideas and let the good ones shine? Or is this just something he knocked out when his vintage-arcade-games collection started to get boring? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. This is, after all, a comment party.