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Old 02-09-2019, 03:57 PM   #1
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Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

The Underrated thread made me think. It was fun. We need an overrated thread. I'm sure its gonna be filled with mainly singles and "the hits", but I want the hot takes. Obviously it may be hard, so if you cant do 6, just do 3 or whatever.

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Old 02-09-2019, 04:01 PM   #2
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Nobody Girl
Wonderwall
Strawberry Wine
Voices
Shakedown on 9th
Jacksonville
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

There’s a few songs that I skip...

Amy
Enemy Fire
Note To Self: Don’t Die
Bartering Lines
The Fools We Are As Men
The Sadness
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:58 AM   #4
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All of Jacksonville City Nights.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:08 AM   #5
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

But also:

Don’t Ask For The Water
Tina Toledo’s
Jesus
Pearls on a String
The Drugs Are Not Working
Rocks

Okay so not overrated songs (Because his only truly overrated songs would have to be his hits, which I mostly like). So these are just songs I hardly listen to on their own.
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All of Jacksonville City Nights.
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All of Jacksonville City Nights.
I hope that whatever horse you rode in on dies a slow death filling you with confusion and anger.
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

Firecracker
Rescue Blues
Cobwebs
Magick
Gimme Something Good
Do You Still Love me?
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

Jesus, Don't Touch My Baby (piss poor attempt to get an arty Radiohead thing going.... Night Birds or Political Scientist does this better).
Easy Plateau (played way too much live in 2007)

The trick here is that some of the contenders here have been dissed by critics and fans since the release of the album. I actually like The Sadness with the understanding that the "spaghetti western" arrangement is cheesy. People have shat on that song since the get go. Perfectly fine if you don't like it, but I would never describe that one as overrated.

I'll go out on a limb. Stranger's Almanac is great and for some, that is the only good Ryan Adams. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight is great and a fan favourite. That said, I think it is overrated. I could have been mid tempo filler on an Uncle Tupelo record.

I think Fuck The Universe is overrated. The fuzzy production masks a lesser version of a Nuclear or Love is Hell. The song collage after the tune, for me is filler.

Out of time and didn't get 6, but maybe more will come to me.
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

just 6?


looking at some of the more recent setlists....
gimme something good
everybody knows
tears of gold
goodnight rose
halloweenhead
Magick

also Firecracker and Rescue Blues are fuckin excellent
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Jesus, Don't Touch My Baby (piss poor attempt to get an arty Radiohead thing going....

I think Fuck The Universe is overrated. The fuzzy production masks a lesser version of a Nuclear or Love is Hell. The song collage after the tune, for me is filler.
agree about Jesus, but I think he got the the experimenting right with Fuxk The Universe. love that one... it's the culmination of all the craziness around LIH and it would have been the perfect album closer. it may not be a pretty song in itself, but it was great to see him do something out of the ordinary, an almost Lennonesque experiment with a tune.
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Jesus, Don't Touch My Baby (piss poor attempt to get an arty Radiohead thing going....
that song is his tribute to american music club and i will always love him for that
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All of Jacksonville City Nights.
This is the hot take i'm looking for. Why JCN?
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Yep, that was the response I was expecting lol
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I hope that whatever horse you rode in on dies a slow death filling you with confusion and anger.

I would rather that than having to sit through that album again.
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I would rather that than having to sit through that album again.
HAHA. Fair enough. There's country bar band edge that he was riding pretty hard that wasn't always authentic.

I still love The End and the Hardest Part.

I recall the reviews were just ok on this one and the prolific as fault accusations were flying.

My take: hate it if you like, but I don't think it is overrated or overpraised except for by people to inhabit forums like this one.
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All of self titled.

Don't like the pseudo Bruce of that album and Prisoner but Prisoner is more likeable to me with a wider variety of songs.

Literally not one song on RA that I care about.
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Gimme Something Good
outbound train
wrecking ball
tightrope
probably a few others from prisoner
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Re: Pick 6 Most Overrated Ryan songs

The songs on JCN are the best songs he ever wrote. It's not necessarily my favorite album, but the songwriting on that record is phenomenal.
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Hotel Chelsea Nights is terrible. Just tried it again but still feel the same.

Amy is unlistenable. Similar to Blossom but that's not a song that's mentioned much anyway so I'm not classing as over-rated.

All of the Prisoner B-sides as well. After the brilliance of the Pax-am 7" series I had high hopes, especially after all the initial feedback.

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Hotel Chelsea Nights is terrible. Just tried it again but still feel the same.

Amy is unlistenable. Similar to Blossom but that's not a song that's mentioned much anyway so I'm not classing as over-rated.

All of the Prisoner B-sides as well. After the brilliance of the Pax-am 7" series I had high hopes, especially after all the initial feedback.
What bothers you about Amy?
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Come Pick Me Up is the only one I can say is overrated.
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What bothers you about Amy?
Would like to know as well...one of my (many) favorites.
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Nobody Girl
Wonderwall
Strawberry Wine
Voices
Shakedown on 9th
Jacksonville
goddamn tim you don’t like jacksonville ?!
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