By Jeremy Essig
Over 30 years ago, Bryan Adams released the musical equivalent to a relationship Swiss Army knife.
Reckless, Adams' multi-platinum 1984 release, contains all the tools necessary to navigate whatever place one finds oneself through the course of a relationship -- a blade to stab an ex-lover or a ruler to measure the depth of commitment. Clocking in at fewer than 40 minutes, Adams manages to hits all the relationship fence posts within the album, from the unplanned bar hookup to finally regaining your confidence after a nasty breakup.
Or, in other words, Reckless is the one album to have on a deserted island if you happen to fall in love and break up with someone on that island (while also cheating with a third person on said island).More »