Ryan Adams fronted the alternative country band Whiskeytown from the mid to late 1990's. He started his solo career in 2000, and he's released roughly an album a year since then. The new one is Prisoner, Adams' first full-length since his track-for-track reimagining of Taylor Swift's 1989 album in 2015. It's also his first release since his divorce was finalized last June. While Prisoner does contain songs of heartbreak and sadness, the album doesn't necessarily feel sad. Adams is one of the most reliable rockers working today, plus producer Don Was (you'll see a glimpse of him in the video below) knows how to sculpt the sound for a bright and appealing record.