It’s deep and melancholic nature will either make you want to hop in your truck and drive out to the Midwest in search of freedom or drink the night away at a country dive bar in the Valley. Either way, the fantastic songwriting showcased here by Ryan Adams and company is unparalleled.

One of the greatest strengths of this record is the beautiful way the violin and slide guitar augment the acoustic guitar. This album shines with the addition of the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

Grade: A

Strangers Almanac: Deluxe Edition is currently available.