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Old 10-08-2019, 05:24 PM   #1
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The Top 20 Ryan Adams Songs - American Songwriter

Weird list. Weird timing. Weird coming from American Songwriter. As someone who has still only listened to like five Ryan songs since shit went down, it did make me miss the music a lot, though... Urgh.

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Old 10-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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Interesting list. Some really good calls on there and a few big omissions. I don't like Tina Toledo and I really like Dear Chicago so that's a big change for me.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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Interesting list. Some really good calls on there and a few big omissions. I don't like Tina Toledo and I really like Dear Chicago so that's a big change for me.
Seems like a pretty biased list from someone that already had a predisposition (which he admits was set) to anything after whiskeytown. Also to say Heartbreaker was super overrated at the time? I wouldnt have anything from Rock N Roll (which Ryan basically admits is a Fuck you to his label" on this with the exception of "anybody want to take me home"
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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This reeks of someone who wants people to know he knows his whole catalog.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:48 PM   #5
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I liked paper moon, but how is that the second song you pull from that album after Jacksonville Skyline?
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:31 PM   #6
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Guess he has a publicist ATM or no way would this get written now. Perhaps they're trying to prime the pump for his "so soon" article telling "his side of the story."
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:22 PM   #7
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Terrible list. Not that I listen to Ryan these days anyway ��
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Bizarre list.Some great songs of course but I would be amazed if more than 4 of these ended up on anyone else’s list.
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Re: The Top 20 Ryan Adams Songs - American Songwriter

Counted 9 on that list that I thought were reasonable.

My list would probably change day to day but today this feels pretty good:

Anybody Wanna Take Me Home, My Winding Wheel, Dear Chicago, Magnolia Mountain, Jacksonville Skyline, Come Pick Me Up, In My Time of Need, If I Am A Stranger, Mockingbird, Strawberry Wine, Carolina Rain, Sylvia Plath, Please Do Not Let Me Go, I See Monsters, Halloween, Dear John, The Sun Also Sets, Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart, 16 Days, Cannonball Days
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Counted 9 on that list that I thought were reasonable.

My list would probably change day to day but today this feels pretty good:

Anybody Wanna Take Me Home, My Winding Wheel, Dear Chicago, Magnolia Mountain, Jacksonville Skyline, Come Pick Me Up, In My Time of Need, If I Am A Stranger, Mockingbird, Strawberry Wine, Carolina Rain, Sylvia Plath, Please Do Not Let Me Go, I See Monsters, Halloween, Dear John, The Sun Also Sets, Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart, 16 Days, Cannonball Days
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One sign of a great artist is no two "top 20" lists are the same, there are just too many good songs to narrow it down. I'd have to have like a top 50, and even that would probably change day to day.
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One sign of a great artist is no two "top 20" lists are the same, there are just too many good songs to narrow it down. I'd have to have like a top 50, and even that would probably change day to day.
Indeed. ‘Jimmy Whistlenut’ made me think about this other song from Ryan, which I consider to be one of his most sincere, ‘I’m Sorry Marty’: .
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First list to ever claim Tina Toledo as a top 20...

Not giving this guy too much authority on RA tunes as a non-fan who couldn't be bothered with him until now. Also, the fact that he's ranking tunes at this time in RA's career shows the writer doesn't know shit.
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First list to ever claim Tina Toledo as a top 20...

Not giving this guy too much authority on RA tunes as a non-fan who couldn't be bothered with him until now. Also, the fact that he's ranking tunes at this time in RA's career shows the writer doesn't know shit.
Why? People still rank the top Beatles songs even though John Lennon abused women and they had sex with underage girls, people still rank David Bowie songs even though he had sex with underage girls.
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Why? People still rank the top Beatles songs even though John Lennon abused women and they had sex with underage girls, people still rank David Bowie songs even though he had sex with underage girls.
Completely fair comment, Dan. The guy pretty much admits he had no real interest in RA's catalog, though. There's no new album, no new press, or any real reason this would be a viable article right now. The timing is odd and apart from being assigned to fill inches on the website, I don't really get why he's doing it.

I actually liked some his choices. I prefer Dancing With the Women At The Bar to some of the more lauded tunes on Stranger's Almanac.

I'd rather hear from an author who had some context of what styles and aesthetics RA was trying to capture with his various sound choices.
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The guy pretty much admits he had no real interest in RA's catalog, though. There's no new album, no new press, or any real reason this would be a viable article right now. The timing is odd and apart from being assigned to fill inches on the website, I don't really get why he's doing it.
This really stuck out to me as someone trying to get RA some kind of positive PR. The fact that the writer says he was “asked” to do the list at such a random time. Also Ryan has been pretty quiet again lately. So maybe he has a new agent directing him again.

Tina Toledo on the list was definitely a head scratcher for me...

Like others have said, my list could change depending on my mood/the day. But I guess that’s the cool thing about Ryan’s catalog. There are plenty of other artists who I would have a set top 5, 10, etc. because that’s all they have to offer based on their amount of output.

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Why? People still rank the top Beatles songs even though John Lennon abused women and they had sex with underage girls, people still rank David Bowie songs even though he had sex with underage girls.
The Beatles had sex with underage girls? You mean, not including when they were 19 and the girls were 17 or something? That's news to me.
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The Beatles had sex with underage girls? You mean, not including when they were 19 and the girls were 17 or something? That's news to me.
I read a story about how they would have 12-13 year old girls at times...of course I can't find that story for the life of me now, but I could have swore I read it somewhere, I may be wrong though.
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I liked paper moon, but how is that the second song you pull from that album after Jacksonville Skyline?
Yeah, Pneumonia has a whole bunch of awesome songs on it and Paper Moon is somewhere in the middle. Don't Wanna Know Why, Ballad of Carol Lynn, Easy Hearts, My Hometown.... All better
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I read a story about how they would have 12-13 year old girls at times...of course I can't find that story for the life of me now, but I could have swore I read it somewhere, I may be wrong though.
Imagine defending Ryan Adams against documented allegations and then throwing a "I read a story somewhere" charge against someone else.
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Imagine defending Ryan Adams against documented allegations and then throwing a "I read a story somewhere" charge against someone else.
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