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Old 10-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #646
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After hearing Cardinology, it sure seems like it. It's like Easy Tiger 2.0. It even has its own "Halloweenhead" in "Magick"...which, by the way, I am strangely addicted to.

I'm one of the people who liked Easy Tiger though, so I'm not complaining by that statement, for the record. However, I also have the same feeling that it's not an album that is overwhelming me with sheer awesomeness...but I do enjoy it, and there are particular moments that will grab me.
It is and it isn't Easy Tiger 2.0. I think the twang of ET (which I ever-so-slightly prefer) makes them at least somewhat different. Sort of the bridge between Cold Roses and Cardinology. Which makes sense with the chronology I guess. Jacksonville City Nights occupies its own space, but in terms of preference, it's tied for me with Heartbreaker as second to Cold Roses.

I am also strangely addicted to "Magick." I also enjoy the album without being completely in love with it. I think the real problem is sequencing. All of the remotely uptempo tracks are done by the half-way mark, and then the rest sort of merge into an indistinct drone. There are good songs there, but they need some pacing breaks.

And "Let Us Down Easy" is my favorite song on the album.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:54 PM   #647
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Just wanted to spread some love for Natural Ghost in this thread.

And I agree that Magick is Halloweenhead. Version 2.0. Or played backwards. Or somesuch. I still like it, though, and I'm enjoying the whole record a lot. I miss the longer songs of Cold Roses, though.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:30 PM   #648
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:31 PM   #649
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that is awesome
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:58 AM   #650
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loving the album. Loving it. Would like to see him play again but he is doing a show w/ Oasis who bore me to tears.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #651
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I'm enjoying it, too. It's certainly not his best, but I think some people are being too tough on it. It will definitely make my year-end top 10. The new songs are even better live, too. I'm hopeful they'll tour on their own at the start of the new year, especially since they have a few dates to make up.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:25 PM   #652
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it's halfway decent,but overall disappointing
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #653
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I'm a recent convert to Ryan and a huge fan since then.

This is good but not great. Not requiring me to give it the multiple listens that will automatically qualify it as one of the best of Oh-Eight.
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the more I listen to it the more it is growing on me... I can't get over the critical response though, almost every review I read says it's one of his best
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How does it compare with Easy Tiger? I liked ET okay although I never seem to reach for it and didn't like it as much as everyone else seemed to. My favorite is Cold Roses. I'm wondering if I should pick this up for my Thanksgiving road trip.
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If you weren't crazy about ET than you probably won't like this one...

Cold Roses ftw
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:49 AM   #657
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the more I listen to it the more it is growing on me... I can't get over the critical response though, almost every review I read says it's one of his best
I don't get it either. I mean, I like the album, but I'm not going nuts over it and hailing it as one if his (oops, sorry, their) finest works.
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Oh, Ryan.

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Ryan Adams has announced he is leaving The Cardinals, the band he formed and has fronted since 2004.

Writing in a lengthy blog on Cardinology.com, Adams said that he will quit the band at the end of their current tour, which ends in Atlanta on March 20.

"Atlanta will be my last venture with the band," he wrote. "I am grateful for the time we have had and maybe someday we will have more stories to tell together. I am, however, ready for quieter times."

Adams hinted that he would be taking a step back from music altogether, saying that he has "a whole lot of living and learning to do" instead.

"Maybe we will play again sometime and maybe I will work my way back into some kind of music situation but this is the time for me to step back now," he wrote.

In their early days, The Cardinals also featured JP Bowerstock - the so-called 'guru' who taught The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jnr to play the guitar.

The Cardinals officially released three albums together, although they also often played on Ryan Adams solo material, as well as 'Songbird', the 2006 album by by Willie Nelson, for which Adams was producer.

The band were handpicked by Noel Gallagher to support Oasis on their recent North American tour.

Writing on his blog, Adams dismissed the touring lifestyle as "soul destroying".

He wrote: "This is not much of a life; not glamorous like those ridiculous videos a long time ago television played. And no, it is not monetarily as rewarding as people would like you to believe. And yes, it is soul destroying. Especially when you spend your life trying to write about the really difficult stuff and you stand there losing your way and people yell at you like you were in a circus. When it was your dream to matter and you realise one day, it never mattered - I mean, I am a punchline and a footnote."

Adams is now set to release a book, called 'Infinity Blues', on April 1.

He has called the publication "the jewel of my life's work". "
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this angers me immensely... mostly because I never got to see them live
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I enjoy his music quite a bit, not sure I could ever get to like him as a person...it seems he really doesn't get much enjoyment from life at all.
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