Fourteen years since his biggest hit "New York, New York," Ryan Adams' idiosyncratic career arc takes him to "Welcome to New York," the opening of a full-length take on Taylor Swift's 1989. Like Swift, the 40-year-old rocker is a Gotham transplant (though he now lives in Los Angeles) who has made a career out of heart-on-sleeve ­songs. So when he sings "Everybody here was someone else before," there's more than just geography at play. But does the world need 13 tracks of Swift ­covers in the style of The Smiths and Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska?

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