18 Til I Die
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Bryan Adams is a Bruce Springsteen for blue collar workers. Perennially in love with rock & roll, on this mid-90s album he struts his stuff with an unselfconscious, schoolboy swagger. "I'll be 18 'til I die", the Canadian boasts on the title track--and this determination is soon made apparent on unsubtle tracks like "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You", the appallingly-titled "Your Underwear (I Wanna Be)" and "Black Pearl" (a paean to black women, crooned about in lazy stereotypes). The 12-bar boogie rules on this album--that is, when Adams isn't falling back on his Unique Selling Point, The Ballad, as on the epic "I Think About You". Still, many hipsters enjoy Adams more than they'd care to admit, and 18 Til I Die is such snotty, unashamed Cochran-loving rock, it's hard not to feel affection for it. --Everett True --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Fast forward three years later to 1996 and we're given "18 'Til I Die". Bryan Adams not only started to test some new waters with this album but he also changed his look into a more dirty, grunge kind of man, before then Bryan Adams was always more of a 'boy next store', and too be honest the whole grunge look to me wasn't working for him. I think Bryan Adams was trying to capture a new audience, and instead of being himself he was trying to grasp onto something more in the context of the times. That being said, in my opinion Bryan Adams wasn't being who he truly was and it just didn't seem all that genuine.
That not withstanding the music on this album is just as strong as anything Bryan Adams had done before but he was covering new ground. "18 'Til I Die" is another one of those albums that Bryan Adams' fans either love or hate. It's definitely one of those albums that's not easily accessible, especially to those who are more a fan of Bryan Adams' music of the 1980's.
This album saw Bryan Adams experimenting with a lot of different arrangements. On "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?", Bryan Adams' used a Spanish guitar to give a Spanish flavour to his work, then other tracks like "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You", "Do To You", "18 'Til I Die", "We're Gonna Win", "Black Pearl" and "I Wanna Be (Your Underwear)" all give that post-grunge feel to the album.Read more ›
1) Bryan explored a different avenue for his music this time - this album shows an incorporation for some Blues. I always give an artist credit for trying new avenues. In general, commercial radio tends to ignore an artist who does this and this is the case with this album. The first two songs "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You" and "Do To You"
2) The Band. Bryan has had one of the most solid set of studio musicians that have worked with him throughout the years. They continue their tireless efforts on this album.
The negative: Really it sums up to a simple fact that the songs are just not that great. There are some good ones, but there are several occasions when the song had potential, but really missed a chord or lyric that could have made it better. "(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear" and "We're Gonna Win" are prime examples of this. In fact, on Bryan Adams' Unplugged album, there are several songs on this album that sound better in the unplugged format - namely "18 Tie I Die" and "I Think About You"
When the songs aren't as good, and the bar is set high - the new direction or studio musicians can only go so far to help and that is really where things come into play with this album. In the 80s, Bryan had a lot of success teaming with Jim Vallance - together they did much of the classic material found on "Reckless" and "Into the Fire".Read more ›
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Bryan Adams last #1 single in the United States came from this album and the song, HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN- was featured in the movie, Don Juan Demarco. Read morePublished on July 22 2006 by Jason Hutton
like the rest of his albums, Bry has once again proved that he is one of the most talented rockers this world has to offer and without a shadow of a doubt, he never disappoints his... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2005 by Dayton
While not as good as, say, "Wakin Up the Neighbours," "18 til i die" is without a doubt a great CD. Tacky songs such as "We're Gonna Win," "Do to You", and "The Only Thing That... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by DanD
18 TILL I DIE, reteams Bryan with producer, Mutt Lange, for the second time, the first being what will probably be know as Bryan's best and biggest selling cd. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Eric J. Weik
This isn't as good as Waking Up the Neighbours but still has some really good songs you will want to own. 18 Til I Die and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman are the two standouts. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by James N Simpson
This is a great album, one of my all time favorites. I brought it when it was first released. I lived in Australia at the time. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2002 by Debra Smythe
First let me say I am a true die hard Adams fan. I know most of his stuff on guitar and I think he's one of the best musicians around. Read morePublished on July 24 2002 by 007
Well I must disagree with those who say that "On A Day Like Today" is better than this. I think it's really a great album that sounds fresh, with great rockers like "The Only... Read morePublished on April 3 2002