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Adams finds his quality control button,
This review is from: Easy Tiger (Audio CD)
Although the highs of his past three albums (Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, 29) were very high indeed, there was a feeling there was a great single album to be had there. With an abundance of talent, Adams gives the impression of being a songwriting machine, but unfortunately all those songs shouldn't all be put out!
Thankfully, Easy Tiger is a return to the standard set by solo debut Heartbreaker, with a great melody never far away on this album (Two, Everybody Knows, Two Hearts). It has that country-rock/Americana feel Adams' reputation always seems to allude to but is never really heard on recent albums (either straight country on Jacksonville or a mish-mash of alt-country on Cold Roses). And as always, something that Adams fans secretly love about him, is how meloncholy his songs are never afraid to be (I Taught Myself How To Grow Old).
Definitely recommended for people new to Adams as well as those who had lost their patience with him (though if you ask me, 29 is among his best).