Ryan Adams releases Prisoner, his follow-up to 1989, which was his Taylor Swift
cover album. The album is his first collection of new music since his
self-titled record released in 2014.
The album features the hair metal power ballad "Do You Still Love Me?".
"...the anthemic track is rife with hair metal power chords and an organ
intro reminiscent of Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"..." - rollingstone.com
"[T]here’s more buzz than usual around Prisoner, and rightfully so. The neural blasts of guitar misfiring all over 'Do You Still Love Me?' and 'Doomsday’'s pink-mist shimmer outline a convergence point where the heartland comfort food of Ryan Adams, the puckish punk whims of 1984, and the arena-rock aspirations of 1989 meet. Purely as sound, Prisoner unquestionably succeeds..." - Ian Cohen, Pitchfork
"[W]ith Prisoner, Adams' songs tackle... his 2016 divorce from actress and singer Mandy Moore. And, though it sometimes returns to the calmer feel of his other recent studio albums, Prisoner in many ways feels like a retreat: to self-reflection, to primal emotions, and to a tense, rootsy rock sound that recalls the mid- to late-'80s work of Bruce Springsteen. (Situated back to back on Prisoner, 'Haunted House' and 'Shiver And Shake' would fit pretty neatly on Tunnel Of Love.)" - Stephen Thompson, NPR
"On Prisoner, not only does he refuse to let an incredibly tight album unravel and tangle, but his craft reflects a songwriter who understands how to make each line count and earn his indulgences... When Adams does allow himself flourishes, they’re the perfect touches: a whining harmonica on 'Doomsday'; snaps, a sax solo, and piano outro on the previously spare 'Tightrope'; or an intentionally clunky breakdown and shimmering denouement as 'Anything I Say to You' speeds off toward oblivion. Nowhere do these adornments feel forced; never, not for a second, does Prisoner feel like it’s holding us against our wills." - Matt Melis, Consequence Of Sound
• Black 180g Vinyl LP
• Limited Time Digital Download Card
1. Do You Still Love Me?
4. Haunted House
5. Shiver and Shake
6. To Be Without You Side B:
7. Anything I Say To You Now
9. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear