Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
I thought the Ben Harper CD was okay but definitely not his best. I loved the Beck CD and thought the Counting Crows CD was terrible, though. I agree 100% about G. Love & Special Sauce--I wonder what happened to them. I also agree with you on Ryan Adams' newest CD, but I think I liked it a little more than you did. It took some time to grow on me, though. Radiohead's last CD was great, as expected, but I think it came out in 2007. I haven't heard Damien Rice's new CD yet, but I'll check that out and Ryan Bingham out, too.
Ben Harper is on a two album cold streak.
The Counting Crows album was their worst ever. Very disappointing. It made This Desert Life look like a work of genius.
Modern Guilt probably doesn't deserve to be mentioned with those two as it wasn't awful - my expectations were simply so high after The Information that maybe I was destined to be let down.
I did like Cardinology, just so I'm clear - I just didn't love it. I've listened to it tons of times and I think it's done all the growing on me it's going to be able to do. Course, with Adams, you know his style and songwriting are all cyclical so, hopefully, his next album will be more Cold Roses or Heartbreaker than Easy Tiger and Cardinology. BTW - Adams is going to be in Jax, FL on March 9th. Will be my first ever Ryan Adams concert and I am 3 rows from the stage. Can't wait.
Come to think of it, you're right about Radiohead. I think it was '07.
I don't know if The Fray released their album in 07 or 08 but I actually like them a lot. They're a bit "poppier" than I normally like but I have to admit I enjoyed their debut album.