This is a great Ryan Adams starter album like the review says, a microcosm of his body of work. It is solid all the way through, which is not representative of most of Adam's records (usually there are a handful of misses on each album).
Here's a guide to which album to buy depending on which song you like. These songs would fit well on the albums that follow them:
Goodbye Rose – Cold Roses
Two – Love is Hell
Everybody Knows – Gold
Halloweenhead – Rock ‘n’ Roll
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc. – Heartbreaker
Tears of Gold – Jackson Cit Nights
The Sun Also Sets – Love is Hell
Off Broadway – Love is Hell
Pearls on a String – Cold Roses
Rip Off – Gold
Two Hearts – Gold
These Girls – Heartbreaker
I Taught Myself How To Grow Old – Heartbreaker
If this album is anything, it's safe. Ryan publishes few of the cringe-worthy tracks that he has sometimes included in the past, but there is a real lack of the brilliance that shines through in his other albums. Songs like 'Two' and 'Halloweenhead' are great, but nothing to write home about.