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Title: Bryan Adams - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 22, 2012, 02:14:10 pm
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Title: Re: Bryan Adams - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 22, 2012, 02:14:44 pm
What is the Best Bryan Adams Album of All Time?

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Title: Re: Bryan Adams - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 23, 2012, 11:14:39 am
Bryan Adams (Self-Titled) 1980
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I haven't listened to Bryan Adams Self-Titled debut in years. The album as a whole is serviceable. The songs are okay, not great. Other than the lead track Hidin' From Love, the rest of the album, although good, it's not something I would be clamoring to listen to again anytime soon. Had I picked up this album back when it came out, just listening to it, I would never have guessed that he would turn out to be a huge star a few short years later. I didn't get into Bryan until Cuts Like A Knife came out. It was only years later did I myself decide to go back and pick up his earlier stuff on CD. For the longest time I thought that Knife was his debut. What did I know? I was just a kid then. The monster hits were still a few years away.

Fave Songs: Hidin' From Love, Win Some, Lose Some and Remember
Title: Re: Bryan Adams - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2012, 09:43:34 am
Bryan Adams (You Want It, You Got It) 1981
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Just like his debut album, You Want It, You Got It is a very underwhelming disc of songs. Pretty much every songs is indistinguishable from the next one. It's lacking anything close to what we will eventually get from him. Here it's a handful of decent songs, but very unmemorable. There are a couple of good songs like Fits Ya Good and Last Chance. But other than these two, the rest is just going through the motions almost. The only thing of note here is that you can hear in most of the songs his signature sound starting to emerge that will define his career from here on out. Prime example of this is on the last track No One Makes It Right.

Fave Songs: Fits Ya Good and Last Chance
Title: Re: Bryan Adams - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 10:15:10 am
Bryan Adams (Cuts Like A Knife) 1983
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Cuts Like A Knife is the album that I discovered Bryan Adams for the first time, more specifically, the Title Track by way of the video that was in heavy rotation on MTV. That voice, that guitar solo, that.....Hot Babe in a bikini!! Yes, the video was pretty damn cool, but the song is what hooked me and still does to this day. The album as a whole is pretty good, but not perfect. Bryan's definitive trademark sound is all over the album, but there's really only a few songs that just nailed it for me and are true hits. Knife, This Time and What's It Gonna Be still deliver in a big way for me.

As for the rest of the album, the songs tend to fall into radio-friendly "ballads" that were clearly aimed at reaching a specific demographic. I think a long the lines of how Michael Bolton crafted some of his albums of trying to lock down two types of fans, but hoping that the ballads would get him over into a larger fan base. When done right, the songs can be very distinct sounding, when done wrong, they just blend one into the other. Overall, Knife is a solid album, even if I don't listen to it all that much anymore. Of all the ballads on this one, Straight From The Heart is still pretty damn good.

Fave Songs:

Cuts Like A Knife
This Time
Straight From The Heart
What's It Gonna Be