Its been a little over a year since I can definitively say that I became a Swifty. Up until Taylor Swift’s Album 1989, I had no desire to listen to any of her music. However, once I heard “Shake It Off” on the radio, I was initiated into the Swifty club. I knew that I had to buy 1989 immediately. Over the past year, I have listened to 1989 endlessly, and I saw Taylor at one of her Los Angeles shows. Due to this instant obsession with 1989, once I heard that Ryan Adams was going to cover every single song on 1989, I immediately searched for it.
Ryan Adams’ version of 1989 is mellow, raw, and incredibly beautiful. I read somewhere that he decided to cover all of the songs from 1989 after his break up with Mandy Moore. You can definitely feel how he was feeling when he rewrote this album. I love both versions of 1989, but if you’re looking for a more mellow and pensive version to listen to, I recommend Ryan Adams’ version.