Music Review: Ryan Adams, “Prisoner”

Music Review: Ryan Adams, “Prisoner”

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Prolific singer/songwriter, Ryan Adams, is back for his latest studio album, Prisoner, an anthology of break up songs inspired by the musician’s split from wife of six years, Mandy Moore. Staying true to his style, Adams’ Prisoner is a blend of tragic lyrics and buoyant arrangements. The opening track, “Do You Still Love Me?” starts with a bang, flourishing under Adams’ soft-rock aesthetic. It’s followed by the mellow sorrow of the album’s title track. The “Break up Album” is not a new category, certainly not for Adams who has produced his own fair share of music in the genre, but in Prisoner, earnest lyricism and playful sonance breathes life into bygone love.

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