I am dipping back into 80s pop rock again although I’m sure Bryan Adams would hate to be classed that way. I have always liked Bryan Adams and have most of his albums, well cds, so here is my view on his albums.
My favourite is probably Into the Fire from 1987.
This album was just a more mature album, while not that well received from the critics I enjoyed it as it felt more grown up. Songs like Native Son, Home Again and Remembrance Day just felt like you had to put more effort in to what he was saying. There are also decent harder rock tracks like Only the Strong Survive, Hearts on Fire , Rebel.
The next album I would go for would be Reckless from 1984 and his big break album.
This is a great album also and very close to my number 1. Songs like Run to You, Somebody, Heaven, It’s Only Love , Summer of 69 and Kids Wanna Rock are all summer anthems and brilliant pop rock songs.
Next I’ll go for Cuts Like a Knife from 1983, and the first Bryan Adams album I heard.
This is another strong album overall with a few great tracks. Songs like This Time, Cut’s Like a knife , Take Me Back and Straight From The Heart all very strong and I’m Ready is a brilliant track when he plays it acoustically. A really good rocking album.
Next I’ll go for Bryan Adams Unplugged from MTV in 1997.
I remember watching this and being really impressed with the performance and the sound. Most of the songs are dropped a level and work really well. I’m Ready , Back To You, When You Love Someone, and Heaven really stand out but all the tracks are good to be fair. Others include A Little Love , Summer of 69, 18 Til I Die and Fits You Good excellent also. Really good album overall.
On A Day Like Today from 1998 is next on my list.
I had kinda stopped listening to Bryan Adams all that much after a couple of albums that I just struggled to get into but this album restored my faith and was Bryan at his near best. Cloud Number Nine, When You’re Gone, How Do You Feel Tonight, Inside Out are the really strong tracks for me but If I Had You, I Don’t Want To Live Forever, and Getaway are good rock tracks. Well worth a listen.
Next up is You Want It You Got It from 1981.
For me this is a pop rock album and the one that probably defines the Bryan Adams sounds. Tracks like Lonely Nights, One Good Reason, Tonight, and Last Chance are my favs but Fits You Good, Coming Home, No One Makes It Right, and Jealousy work well.