It probably would have helped “Losering” in the marketplace if its publication had coincided with one of Ryan Adams’ album releases. Alas, that didn’t happen. But this month’s release of Ryan Adams has belatedly reflected a bit of light back onto “Losering,” which has been nice. The latest place for it to turn up is on CMTEdge.com, the Americana section of Country Music Television’s website, which has a list of Ryan’s “10 Essential Songs.”
The author is Stephen M. Deusner, a very fine writer who happens to be the colleague who tipped me off about the Ryan/Bryan typeface similarity (and whose Pitchfork review of the new album Ryan brushed off even though it was quite fair, at least to me). I also like the fact that the entry quoting “Losering” comes right before one of my favorite obscurities in Ryan’s catalog. Check it below.