ryan adam’s ’1989′ cover album is pretty dreamy

    acoustic jams for days

    by · September 21, 2015

    It’s pretty safe to call Taylor Swift’s 1989 the album of the year (even if it didn’t qualify for a Grammy in February—for that, we’ll have to wait until 2016). A refreshing departure from Swift’s country roots, the chart-topping album solidified the singer’s status as pop royalty. But that doesn’t mean that her new songs are all too different from her old acoustic jams—and Ryan Adams’ cover album proves just that.

    Take away a little bit of the electronic-feel of 1989, slow down most of the ’80s-inspired dance tracks, and add some good, old, stripped-down guitar, and you’re left with an album that’s totally transformed. It’s 1989 through rose-colored glasses, and even Swift herself is a fan.

    Just when you thought you couldn’t listen to “Style” one more time, Adams has given it new life. And we’re falling in love with Swift’s career-defining album all over again. Listen below.

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