All week I have scoured the city for a hard copy of the new Ryan Adams album. Best Buy (the once best place in town to buy new CDs) had it on back order. But they had a dozen of the new Bryan Adams. True story! I went to Target, they didn’t have it either. I went to three independent music stores. None of them had it. I ended up buying it on Amazon. Certain albums I don’t mind getting digitally…but I have found I give more attention to an album when I get the hard copy of it. That’s why I wanted the Ryan Adams. With two discs…it was a lot to absorb and would get lost in my 95,000 MP3 song library. I would have bought the pre-order on Pax-Am, the record label…but they were sold out. I almost didn’t buy the album because I couldnt find it. It’s like the music industry is working overtime to fail. I just don’t get it.
Here is Ryan Adams at KCRW:
Buy Ryan Adams’ new album, III/IV…now!!