A few years ago, Ryan Adams stunned everyone with his detailed cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989. Now, the sing writer has done it again with not just the best album of the year so far, but one of his best of his entire career.
Like most of Ryan Adams newer work, Prisoners is a haunting look at the artists talents. And like most of Ryan's older work, Prisoners offers some of the best song writing in the business. Although the music is powerful, Ryan Adams is known for his song writing, and he doesn't disappoint with Prisoners. Prisoners is not just the best album of 2017 so far, but one of the best Adams has released in his entire career.
Ryan Adams albums are haunting, and the thread continues with Prisoners. It's because of his voice that goes so well with the music he plays and the lyrics that goes with it. He has a definitive voice that belongs only to him. No one else sounds like Ryan Adams.
His voice is better and clearer then ever in Prisoners. You could hear each decimal in every song, and it's most impressive because Prisoners isn't a positive album.
In fact, it's just the opposite. Prisoners is a heart breaking album from start to finish, and by the end of it you won't only feel chills but also sad for Adams himself.
The lyrics, voice and even guitar playing all have an almost mellowed out draw back to them, creating a very powerful tone. It's as if your watching a movie in an album.
All the song son the album are equally powerful and good.
However, it's because it's on such a sad note about sadder times, that this album isn't as good as it good be.
If Adams could have just included one or two happier moments or melodies to uplift his listeners, it would greatly change the aspect of the album to a more even flow.
Despite this, Prisoners is still a great listen to from start to finish. Ryan Adams fans won't be disappointed, and he might even gain some new ones in the process.
Below: the single to the new album, Prisoners