If you like the kind of music that often is lumped into the category “alternative country” (whatever that is), the new Ryan Adams album seems to be a must. I have just listened to some of the tunes at this drunken genius’ official website
, and it sounds very good, almost the same high quality as the old albums with Whiskeytown. Maybe it’s because an album called “Jacksonville City Nights” cannot lie; the alt. country sound is all over the songs, and it left me with the same old good feelin’: why not jump into the boots and have lunch at a truck-stop somewhere along the highway today? Most naturally, I will not do that, but work all day instead, and have lunch with and old colleague somewhere in central Stockholm (Hi Jocke!). But when we have won the election in September 2006, I promise to think it all over again.