When Ryan Adams first said that he was going to cover Taylor Swift's entire 1989 album, a lot of people -- myself included -- thought it was just a joke. Today, Adams made good on the claim, releasing the whole album for download and online stream.
Adams seems to have brought a real sense of heartbreak and vulnerability to Swift's album. He has enlisted some world-class musicians to help him adapt the music to his style, and the result is shockingly effective. I can't wait to sit down and listen to the complete album.
I wasn't the only one stoked for the album. Swift, herself, tweeted about her excitement last week:
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 17, 2015
I'd love to hear what she thinks now that she's had the opportunity to listen to the finished product!