Easy Tiger

Studio Album by released in 2007
Easy Tiger's tracklist:
Goodnight Rose
Two
Everybody Knows
Halloweenhead
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
Tears of Gold
The Sun Also Sets
Off Broadway
Pearls on a String
Rip Off
Two Hearts
These Girls
I Taught Myself How to Grow Old

Easy Tiger review

Ryan Adams' ninth work

A thirty-two-year-old American alt-country and rock singer and songwriter Ryan Adams has been fond of music since the very childhood primarily due to his grandmother who gave him vinyl records to listen to. Having changed several collectives Ryan became the founding member of perspective team Whiskeytown, which released three quite dignified records with him, and then his solo career began. In 2000 debut country album Heartbreaker was put out and was followed by the most successful creation Gold twice nominated for Grammy, on which the singer turned to rock. Year 2005 became the most fruitful for Adams. Two records at once, Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights, were made together with The Cardinals, and by the end of the year a solo album 29 took its turn. Apparently having then spent too much effort the artist made up his mind to take a two-year break, and this year the ninth studio work Easy Tiger is released to the fans' great pleasure. Easy Tiger has proved to be Ryan Adam's returning to the very beginning of his solo career. It is filled with soft rock and country tunes, and is again backed up by The Cardinals, all in all it is the third collaborative work with the collective.

A really mature and serious album Easy Tiger

In general Easy Tiger does not offer anything completely new or unexpected especially for those who are well acquainted with Adams' previous works. At the same time, the fine sounding of each of the album's 13 track is a sign of the singer's professional growth and deep understanding of how his vocals work best. Bluesy melodious song Goodnight Rose opens the album to give way to track called Two, a gentle slow composition performed with Sheryl Crow. Everybody Knows is a calm mid-tempo song refined with wonderful guitar play and Halloweenhead is sure to become many listener's favorite due to an amazing guitar solo and introspective lyrics refined with black humor. Philosophic composition Tears Of Gold is definitely Ryan's masterpiece in every way, while The Sun Also Sets is filled with a sense of loss and misfortune. A country track Pearls On A String and a lyrical mid-tempo number Two Hearts are a good example of how Ryan can change the manner of performance from creation to creation, and a frank song These Girls tells about the singer's attitude towards the opposite sex. To close the album the most personal composition I Taught Myself How To Grow Old is saved. Starting with a magnificent harmonica it turns into an unforgettable ballad with Ryan's felt vocals telling of the mistakes he's made in his life. Thus, Easy Tiger is a really mature and serious album, summing up the results and making one reflect on life.

Frank confessions and lessons learned

No matter what the evil tongues say of him, Ryan Adam's has been always sure he is born to sing and play musical instruments. At the age of sixteen the young man left school to play drums in beginning local bands and until now has never ceased to search for his place at the worlds' rock and country scene. His voice has served him a great deal and he has learnt to use it in all its potentials, to render all possible kinds of emotions. And life has provided him with those sufficiently enough. As many rock singers Adams has suffered from alcohol addiction and today he is ready to share with everybody how he used to fight against it and what lessons he has learned. Record Easy Tiger is not just a collection of new songs, but also frank confessions that may help the others to avoid the same mistakes and understand what misleads people on their way. Besides, it is an excellent example of the musicians' matched work and harmonious singing. There is no doubt that many will appreciate such deep spirituality in lyrics and the variety of genres, and if Ryan Adams' creative work continues to evolve there will be left no doubt that music is his vocation.

(29.06.2007)
Rate review5.00
Total votes - 5


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