[9] Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker

15 Dec

Throughout December I am going to revisit the first months of this journey, taking time at the end of this year to remember where I’ve been and what I’ve heard.

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

I spent a lot of times in New York City bars, specifically in the East Village, in my 20s.  This was during the early 2000s, so needless to say, every jukebox I encountered would inevitably play Ryan Adam’s 2001 hit, “New York, New York” more than once every night (usually in a set that also included David Gray’s “Babylon” and The Goo Goo Doll’s “Iris” . . .)

“New York” was so ubiquitous I ended up buying a copy of  Gold, the album that spawned it.  I believe I played it once then forgot all about it.  It wasn’t that the album was bad, just not what I was looking for and listening to at the time.

This, then, is the backgroud when I press play for the first time on Adams’ debut solo album, Heartbreaker, and unfortunately it is a familiar story that is about to unfold.

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