After more than a month of teasing, with numerous clips and even the odd track released online, Ryan Adams' cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989 is out in full today. The album is available to listen to right now on YouTube, iTunes, and, ironically, even on Spotify, where the original album by Swift herself is still unavailable.
Adams' reimagining of 1989 has already generated significant buzz thanks in no small part to Swift's engagement with the project. Last week, she called news of the cover album "surreal and dreamlike" (adjectives that can also be applied to the listening experience), and this morning took to Twitter to retweet praise for the project, including judgments such as "if you need me, I'll be listening to this on repeat for the rest of my life," and "SCREAMING CRYING PERFECT STORMS." It's fair to say then that the reception, so far, seems pretty good.