by Ryan Adams
- Record Label: Lost Highway
- Release Date: May 3, 2005
- Summary: Credited to Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, double album 'Cold Roses' is the first of three planned 2005 releases for the prolific singer-songwriter. Tom Schick produced.
- Record Label: Lost Highway
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alt-Country
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|Let It Ride|
|Moving like the fog on the Cumberland River I was leaving on the Delta Queen And I wasn't ready to go I'm never ready to go 27 years of nothing but...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 15 out of 23
Mixed: 8 out of 23
Negative: 0 out of 23
SpinThere's an air of formal exercise here.... But if you can ride with the cliches, you won't fault the execution. [Jul 2005, p.102]
For a good long stretch, Cold Roses feels fantastic--as pretty and affecting as a slow sunset.
It's a relaxed and ambitious collection that confirms Ryan Adams' reputation as a top-notch singer and songwriter who easily jumps styles and evokes comfortable sadness with every turn.
For every two full blooms ("Cherry Lane," "Rosebud") there's a stem ("Mockingbird"), and a couple decent toss-offs ("Beautiful Sorta," "Dance All Night"), but such is Adams' double-album hubris.
This 18-track monster drives home one point more than any other: Ryan Adams needs a fucking editor.
Q MagazineAnother marathon slog through the alt-country undergrowth. [Jun 2005, p.118]
Positive: 50 out of 55
Mixed: 3 out of 55
Negative: 2 out of 55
Jun 18, 2012Brilliant work by Mr. Adams. Regardless of whether he is vain or not, his restless soul shows throughout this record. A genre/career definingBrilliant work by Mr. Adams. Regardless of whether he is vain or not, his restless soul shows throughout this record. A genre/career defining album that is an absolute catharsis.… Expand
LucaBMay 12, 2005Excellent album. Probably better than Gold.
martybeeJun 20, 2005LOVE it
MarkBMay 8, 2005For me, his best since Gold.Probably could have been cut down to 1 CD,but the majority of songs are vintage Adams. Hope this is a sign of For me, his best since Gold.Probably could have been cut down to 1 CD,but the majority of songs are vintage Adams. Hope this is a sign of things to come.… Expand
willlMay 24, 2005Freeking awsome album.....though it coulda been trimmed down, i hate 2-discers, but still amazing album
Aug 6, 2011I think Ryan Adams has a problem with putting out a solid album. Heartbreaker was pretty damn close, but as a whole, they seem to suffer some.I think Ryan Adams has a problem with putting out a solid album. Heartbreaker was pretty damn close, but as a whole, they seem to suffer some. There are some great songs on here, but it still doesn't feel 100%. That doesn't mean it's bad, just "off". Hell, I'll give it an 8 because of "Let It Ride" alone.… Expand
[Anonymous]May 5, 2005He loves himself and it shows
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