Rock n Roll (album) by Ryan Adams

Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll by Ryan Adams (2003)
Overall rank: 11,768th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 2003 (279th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (2,775th)
Award Best albums of all time (11,768th)
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Ryan Adams bestography

Rock n Roll is ranked 9th best out of 21 albums by Ryan Adams on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ryan Adams is Heartbreaker which is ranked number 602 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,419.

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70/100 (from 46 votes)
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From HoldenM 01/13/2019 11:38
Definitely a lot of different rock sounds. A lot of 90s alt rock/grunge. Smidge of Rush on tracks like "1974." A deliberate and very welcome U2 riff with "So Alive." The songwriting isn't always there, but there are some killer highlights;
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From buzzdainer 10/20/2016 00:44
This album doesn't get a lot of love from critics, and to an extent I think that's justified. "Wish You Were Here," for instance, contains some of the lamest, laziest songwriting of Ryan Adams's career, such as this pointless string of expletives: "It's all a bunch of shit / It's totally fucked up." But I don't think the criticism that the album is too derivative makes much sense, since that is explicitly the point: this is Adams obviously and nakedly performing songs that are paens to his influences. And a lot of it is good. "Burning Photographs," for instance, is a nod to Echo & the Bunnymen-style neo-psychedlia, and it's pretty evident to me that Adams is fully invested in the passion of the song, not just aping it. I put that song, and several others from this record, comfortably among Adams's best, which is saying something.
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From covecove 04/15/2013 21:13
Adams most uncompromised album. It is a collection of great rnr tunes which contrast fairly with the southern and country vibe of most of his catalogue, there are some great songs in this unfairly underrated recording...
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From paladisiac 12/11/2011 02:51
This album sure lives up to its title, trying on many influences to pump out some rockin' jams. Some of it works well, like opener "this is it" and its simple, driving electric guitar. Like "so alive" which feels so alive and looking forward to life and the love in the "arms i stay". The reverb-retro of "Burning Photographs" is pretty good. Most works well enough. The touching "rock n roll" is too short, almost self-deprecating with its lyric "i don't feel cool at all" in referring to performing rock music. Some songs were probably good rock ideas with incomplete execution, like "she's lost total control" and "boys" which uses the "so alive" guitar sound to middling effect.
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