“Prisoner” by Ryan Adams

Prisoner “Do you still love me, babe?” Adams asks in the opening track to his latest release, “Prisoner.” The answer, as the album unfolds, is a resounding “No.” The result is a breakup album for grownups. Musically, the sound is an homage to ’80s classic rock, with a side of country. This is nothing particularly […]

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“1989” by Taylor Swift

What to say about this magnificent album?  Well, many things, as it happens.  But I’ll just pick one or two. One could wax on at length about the infectiously catchy songs, tinged with just the right touch of sorrow.  One could talk about Swift’s meteoric rise from country curiosity to pop star of epic proportions. […]

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