How tedious it is becoming to read yet another review of material by Ryan Adams which suggests that he is overrated or sporting the emperor's new clothes. Cold Roses was hailed as 'a return to form' by the music press in general. Okay, 'Rock'n'Roll' was a misguided venture, but 'Love Is Hell', 'Demolition', 'Gold' and 'Heartbreaker' hardly suggested that a return to form was required. 'Cold Roses' was excellent and so is 'Jacksonville City Nights'. More country flavoured, it has echoes of 'Heartbreaker' shot through it, and is a seriously affecting piece of work, worth the entrance fee for 'Always On My Mind' alone. I have read a number of ungracious reviews of this album, and would recommend that potential purchasers are not put off by them. Too much criticism of Ryan Adams confuses the quality of his output with the opinions he expresses. Bob Dylan loved to provoke the press in the sixties, but 40 years later he is now accorded the status of a genius. Ignore the carping, do yourself a favour and buy this lovely album.