Ryan Adams 2014 on the Moon and Stream Life After Deaf

It has been quite a year for the rejuvenated Mr Adams what with a Grammy nominated M.O.R album and then 4 self released EPs – 1984 10 tracks of 1-2 minutes of Husker Du/Lemonheads like punk then Jacksonville with 2 great country rock tracks, then Vampires with 2 pretty good punk rock numbers and a bit of pretty amusing weirdness and then finally Do You Lie When You Laugh? which contains 2 more slices of rawk and a lovely acoustic number.
As for the album – it is not his best but it is at least consistent in sound. I have no idea how some reviewers detect a Smiths/Morrissey influence but there is definitely Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and even Bryan Adams but all at their very best.

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