The Rob Gordon Shuffle: Special Ryan Adams Edition

This was going to be an all-Bacharach Rob Gordon, but then the final inclusion to my year-end top 10 leaked. Next week, promise.

Ryan Adams – “Starlite Diner”: mp3
This is one of the best songs Adams has ever done. The lyrics are fantastic and it’s so stark and beautiful.

Ryan Adams – “Blue”: mp3
This is originally from the 48 Hours sessions and I believe was released as a “Nuclear” b-side. I post it because it sounds strikingly like this next song:

Ryan Adams – “The Sadness”: mp3
One of two rockers on 29, this is a ridiculous, overdramatic electric flamenco song. Don’t cry for me, Argentina. It’s also awesome.

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The Rob Gordon Shuffle is a weekly Sunday rundown of fascinating songs and albums without any particular regard to genre or timeliness. It is absolutely not a top 5.