Ryan Adams releases 5 new albums at once

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Ryan Adams releases 5 new albums at once

Ryan Adams has released five new ones at once at the beginning of 2024. On January 1, ‘1985’, ‘Heatwave’, ‘Star Sign’ and ‘Sword & Stone’ were released on the streaming platforms, all of them containing material original and unreleased until now, in addition to ‘Prisoners’, an album recorded live.

Among these five albums, ‘1985’ draws special attention, a continuation of his 2014 album ‘1984’, which is made up of 29 songs, all of them very short.

Appropriately, ‘1985’ follows a punk and garage track, and the other three albums are also different from each other: ‘Heatwave’ bets on punk-rock and AOR, ‘Star Sign’ on Americana and ‘Sword & Stone’ on the Bruce Springsteen-esque epic.

Adams has released albums very prolifically throughout his career. In 2023 alone she released three, although only one contained original material, ‘Devolver’, and the other two were covers again, of ‘Nebraska’ by Springsteen and ‘Blood On the Tracks’ by Bob Dylan.

Adams continues his career a few years after being accused, in 2020, of emotionally and sexually abusing several women, including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, and Phoebe Bridgers. In July of that year, Adams published a letter of apology.

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