Find Me On:
It’s the only Ryan Adams CD I’ve ever bought, and I tried to get into it, but just couldn’t. Love is Hell, for me.. hands down. I’m not a real fan though, I just pick and choose from his vast works and fawn over their individual brilliance.
Scratch that last part.. Binaural belongs at 6, that had some moments.. the rest were just like listening to a band I’ve never heard before..
Funny, I think Corduroy is their best song too, and Immortality might be a personal 2nd favorite.. yet I think Vitalogy is miles behind Ten and Vs. I think it’s the albums low points that really grind it down for me.
Can’t believe all the love for No Code and Vitalogy.. while they are in retrospect very good albums, I was PISSED when I rushed out to the store and bought them. Vitalogy quickly grew on me, No Code took a lot longer for me to appreciate it.. but Ten was life changing for me.. Vs. was eagerly anticipated and still amazing.. Once No Code came out, I gave up on the idea that there’d ever be another VS. or Ten, but Yield I thought was a surprisingly good effort. It was straight down a black hole from there.
4. No Code.
The rest, I can’t tell them apart.. too alienated at that point to remember or form distinction.
You only gotta glance at the guy’s picture to kind of get an idea of what type of dude he is.. But the first sentence just sort of clinches it.
Maybe to Pavement fans, but to the world.. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain leaves them all in the dust. You won’t even hear another mention of their albums on top lists… And not to say that’s the end all judgment, but it’s like trying to say Pearl Jam’s “No Code” was better than “Vs” because it was more versatile or the first album that left behind the “Alt-rock” label and started them on their 15 year path of Granola Rock.
Oooof course the guy has to be contrarian and hipster and put CR, CR at #2.. as if they had an album even CLOSE to that one.
You know what.. he did a really good job technically.. I was ready to rip away.. but the problem is that his voice sounds almost nothing like Jeff’s. And that was always going to be the problem, because short of the guy from “Ours” who could you get? And apparently these films are all gung-ho that the actor do the actual singing. (James Franco.. singing Buckley?) I think this is just going to be one of those things where the more you know Jeff Buckley’s music, the less you’re probably going to be able to tolerate these movies.. and I don’t know if Buckley has a large audience of people who don’t know his music, that’d want to see a film about him.