Cardinology Ryan Adams and his backing band The Cardinals have got their sound down to a science, all right: Cardinology , as embodied by their fourth… Cardinology Ryan Adams and his backing band The Cardinals have got their sound down to a science, all right: Cardinology , as embodied by their fourth… 2008-10-28 Ryan Adams & the Cardinals Rock
Music Review

Cardinology (2008)

ROCKIN' CARDINALS Ryan Adams and the Cardinals make sweet science on their new album
ROCKIN' CARDINALS Ryan Adams and the Cardinals make sweet science on their new album
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 28, 2008; Lead Performance: Ryan Adams & the Cardinals; Genre: Rock

Ryan Adams and his backing band The Cardinals have got their sound down to a science, all right: Cardinology, as embodied by their fourth album in as many years, is a precisely calibrated method of creating cool, reflective pools of vocal harmonies and pedal steel, accented from time to time by fiery electric-guitar licks. So what if Adams has left behind (at least for now) the rebellious image and stylistic curveballs that marked his earlier years? He's allowed his songwriting to settle into a comfortable pattern as he's matured, but that hasn't made it any less vital. A–
Download This: Listen to ''Fix It'' on the band's MySpace page

Originally posted Oct 22, 2008 Published in issue #1018 Oct 31, 2008 Order article reprints
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