Friday, May 18, 2007

'Gold' standard

I think that Americana is the natural counterpoint to all the British pop I've been listening to over the past month. It's no surprise that I suddenly can't get enough Wilco, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile and the like. But the real question is how did I go this long without discovering the amazing ear-candy that is Ryan Adams's "Gold"? This album's been around for five years already, and it's a modern classic, but it's taken me until this moment to fall in love with it.

If you're in a similar boat, get thee to a record shop! It's the best classic rock album you've never heard. Too many highlights to mention, but here's a video for the incomparably awesome "Answering Bell."

Seriously, forget the mixed reviews this album got at the time of its release and just get ready to fall in love.

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