Ryan Adams has been a prolific songwriter, to the point where some of his albums sound like patchworks of demos. On Ashes & Fire, Adams has released his most cohesive album in years. The writing, the production, everything sounds planned and worked out. It is his best album since his first ones with The Cardinals, his backing band for a half a decade, and the most constant one since the early days of his solo career.
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