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  CLUAS | Album Reviews | Ryan Adams' album 'Heartbreaker'
Ryan Adams has already presided over the creation, evolution and apparent demise of a classic band, Whiskeytown.
Heartbreaker was recorded during a 14 day studio stint in Nashville last year after the collapse of an intense love affair.
Bizarrely, the album opens with a Spinal Tap-ish studio debate over the running order of Morrissey's 'Bona Drag' before launching into the Dylanesque 'To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)'.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams at Epinions.com
Ryan Adams, the former (and possibly future) frontman for the alt-country band Whiskeytown, recently released Heartbreaker, his solo debut on the Bloodshot record label, which treads the line between the two types of obscurity.
The song flat-out rocks, while Adams builds a unique lyric about the mechanisms people have for dealing with the frequently-explored country topic of "being done wrong." If the subject of the song is rather cliche, Adams and producer Ethan Johns miraculously avoid cliche in any other aspect of one of the year's best singles.
Adams has a certain degree of raw talent, meaning that such inexplicably-popular poseurs as Kenny Chesney or Eric Heatherly are "cursed" with the responsibility of releasing genuinely BAD music.
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 Ryan Adams Trivia - Ryan Adams Facts - Ryan Adams Notes
Ryan has stated that his album 'Gold' is a love letter to Los Angeles and the lose of his ex-girlfriend, Winona Ryder.
Ryan stated in an interview during the press for his album 'Rock N Roll' his previous albums were suppose to represent decades.
Although Adams is not personally involved, his label's parent company, Universal Music Group, is engaged with the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in prosecuting the first arrests on violation of the prerelease copyright provision law passed in 2005.
www.tv.com /ryan-adams/person/85123/trivia.html   (771 words)

 Rolling Stone : Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker : Music Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Adams' sources run deep -- from Paul Westerberg to Hank Williams -- and he has the raspy, quavering voice and innate tunefulness to be worthy of them.
Heartbreaker opens with Adams debating guitarist David Rawlings about a Morrissey song, and that's followed by a folk-rocking track called "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)," which recalls the exuberant Dylan of the mid-sixties.
Ryan Adams' only has one problem, if he had released this album in the same year as 'Hotel California', this album would've been more successful, but because it was the year 2000, he only got a whole lot of hype.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/ryanadams/albums/album/176902/review/5942261/heartbreaker   (427 words)

 Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker | Sep 15, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The same critics that dubbed him the heir apparent to the Gram Parsons have berated Adams for a willingness to hide behind the glamour and mystery of his myriad influences.
On Heartbreaker, however, alt-country's troubled son combines the emotion of '80s sad-rock, the songwriting talent of Bob Dylan, and the brooding charisma of Parsons himself with an innovation and a thoroughness that should permanently silence the doubters.
Heartbreaker is certainly not without its miscues, but it is flawed in the same way that The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was flawed: Adams' musicianship still has not caught up to his skills as a songwriter.
www.yaleherald.com /archive/xxx/2000.09.15/ae/p15ryanadams.html   (368 words)

 Chicago Maroon » Everything comes up Roses on Ryan Adams’s latest
He also has three albums planned for release this year (Jacksonville City Lights and 29 should be out in late summer or early fall), the first of which is a long-awaited return to country-rock.
Ryan’s show (with the Cardinals) at Mandel Hall was quite disorienting and, at times, frustrating (Toby Keith, anyone?) But between his incoherent banter, the Cardinals gave life to Ryan’s songs with masterful instrumentation and great attention to dynamics.
Ryan Adams might be an arrogant asshole churning out albums faster than he should, but Cold Roses is a damn nice way to signal the coming of a slow, summer sunset.
maroon.uchicago.edu /online_edition/voices/2005/05/10/everything-comes-up-roses-on-ryan-adamss-latest   (797 words)

 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Heartbreaker: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Adams is commonly quoted as saying that Whiskeytown was a "creative prison" for him; it's easy to tell in the music.
Adams descent into generally jerky behavior and alcoholic numbness have taken their toll and his subsequent releases on Lost Highway seem attenuated in comparison to this fine album.
Adams isn't the best lyricist in the world, and a lot of his songs sound like he was filling in the blanks of a MadLibs (remember those?) for songwriters sheet then sang it.
www.amazon.ca /Heartbreaker-Ryan-Adams/dp/customer-reviews/B00004XSKU   (1147 words)

 Ryan Adams Heartbreaker CD
This is Ryan Adams' first solo album since departing from the alternative country band, whiskeytown.
Adams heartbreaker is a collection of touching songs on heartbreak and sorrow.
Elton John's favourite album of the decade (to whoever may be concerned...), Whiskeytown leader's first solo album is an impressive collection of country rock ballads about unrequired love.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1059251/a/Heartbreaker.htm   (672 words)

 Harmony Central®: Album Review: Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Adams maintains a self-deprecating style when the music is off, but the level of talent involved in this record shows how seriously he takes his work.
Heartbreaker is as straight-ahead a CD as you’ll find this year.
(Adams says proudly in the liner notes it took only 14 days to record it.) More than the craft behind the recording, it’s all about the songs -- they are what brings this project home.
www.harmony-central.com /Albums/RyanAdams/Heartbreaker.html   (307 words)

 U-WIRE.com/CD REVIEW: Ryan Adams' 'Heartbreaker' hurts so good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The album, a stripped down, rowdy-at-times, rant on heartache, love and youth is one of the most beautiful records that one can hear this year.
Adams' has always had a knack of hitting the nerves that are hard to find.
The album has garnered the attention of the national scene and rumors are already flying about album of the year honors.
www.uwire.com /content/topae111400002.html   (575 words)

 Review | Demolition by Ryan Adams
Adams takes neither approach, giving each song production so full that the sense of halfheartedness in the album can only be attributed to his writing.
Adams has developed a hefty reputation for playing fast and loose with his music, first sabotaging Whiskeytown and then getting into the habit of writing the songs he would perform on his solo acoustic tours the afternoon of each show.
Until Adams becomes willing to wrestle with expectations commensurate with his talent, his best moments will be squandered and his potential will remain frustratingly unfulfilled.
www.bluecoupe.com /rock/radamsdemo.html   (925 words)

 Amazon.com: Gold: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
(Adams sometimes writes about a girl by using the name of a city he associates with her; see also, "Dear Chicago.") But the very fact that this tune evoked the familiar Dylan song is precisely what makes this work so compelling and timeless.
Adams is so prolific an artist that he is generally an album or two ahead of his fans; by February of 2001 he was playing these rockers to rooms full of alt.country romantics who wanted to moon with him over the Heartbreaker songs.
Ryan Adams is someone you may not have heard of.
www.amazon.com /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005QY5Y   (1769 words)

 VH1 The Wire: Ryan Adams
At age 25, Ryan Adams has already lived the rock 'n' roll dream with his alt.country band Whiskeytown, watched it fall apart, and returned with a solo album, Heartbreaker (Bloodshot), that proves the young singer/songwriter is no flash in the pan.
Adams' sparse folk-rock is so good, in fact, it attracted country icon Emmylou Harris, Grammy nominee Gillian Welch, and Nashville siren Kim Richey, all of whom make guest appearances on Heartbreaker.
Heartbreaker was also shaped by the two and a half years that Ryan, a born-and-bred Southerner, spent in New York.
www.vh1.com /news/features/radams   (676 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com : Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: Jacksonville City Nights
Ryan couldn’t possibly write a chorus that clichéd and take it seriously at this point in his career — it must really be by Garth Brooks or Kenny Chesney or someone who I can make fun of.
The album is far from over, and next track “Hard Way To Fall” finds him watching an old love walk about her house, doing everyday things.
It’s a sweet, detailed envisioning, sealed by Ryan’s regretful gruffness: “Oh my God, when she was mine.” The album’s weaker second half features a few charmers in the bluesy, chugging “Trains” and the sad-eyed “September,” a spare folk song more in line with his Heartbreaker material.
www.cokemachineglow.com /reviews/adams_jacksonville2005.html   (663 words)

 George Graham Reviews Ryan Adams' "Heartbreaker"
While 25-year-old Ryan Adams may not be quite the eloquent troubadour poet and lyricist as a Bob Dylan or a John Gorka, not too many people are, and Adams does hint at that kind quality through his music, especially in his delivery of the songs through the wonderfully sparse backing the CD provides.
For his album, Adams collaborated with two of the current generation's best neo-traditionalist folkies, Gillian Welch and her partner David Rawlings, in this Nashville-made album.
The album's first tune is one of its strongest rockers, To be Young (is to be sad, is to be high).
www.georgegraham.com /reviews/ryanadms.html   (1104 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Heartbreaker: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ryan Adams (born David Ryan Adams on November 5, 1974) is an alt-country and rock and roll singer/songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Album closer 'Sweet Lil Gal' is a rougher slow song with nice guitar work in the end of the song: a nice sleep well song.
This Adams character is a genius, and it's about time the world stopped reading reviews and bought this - after a quiet night in with this album, a bottle of wine and a 20 deck, most of your life won't matter anymore.
www.amazon.co.uk /Heartbreaker-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00004YRZD   (1952 words)

 CNN.com - Ryan Adams: A man saved by 'Rock N Roll' - Nov. 12, 2003
Ryan Adams hasn't arrived for a scheduled afternoon interview, sending instead an apologetic manager with an explanation.
The album, "Rock N Roll," is two weeks' worth of work with some friends and producer James Barber.
One interviewer described "Rock N Roll" as Adams holding a mirror to his record collection, a description he found fair.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/12/music.ryanadams.ap/index.html   (983 words)

 29 (Ryan Adams album) at AllExperts
29 is Ryan Adams' eighth official album, and his third album released in 2005.
The album was produced by Ethan Johns, who also produced Heartbreaker and Gold.
Recorded without the country-rock sound of the Cardinals, this album's sonic and emotional predecessor is 2003's Love Is Hell.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/29_(ryan_adams_album).htm   (422 words)

 Ryan Adams: Cold Roses (2005): Reviews
Credited to Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, double album 'Cold Roses' is the first of three planned 2005 releases for the prolific singer-songwriter.
Overstuffed and vaguely monotonous, the album could be easily whittled down to a single sequence of impressive songs; Instead, it's a meandering, occasionally moving series of mid-tempo laments, some more memorable than others.
It's as if Adams is doing an imitation himself, of what he thinks "Ryan Adams" should be, or what fans at large expect: the roots rocker, the alt-country troubadour, all that clichéd Gram Parsons successor rubbish.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/coldroses   (926 words)

 NPR : Ryan Adams' Demolition
Adams got his start with the seminal "alt country" group Whiskeytown.
Adams recently sat down with All Things Considered guest host John Ydstie to talk about his latest CD, Demolition.
Listen to Ryan Adams' song "Nobody Girl" from his hit CD Gold, featured on NPR's All Songs Considered.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/nov/ryan_adams/index.html   (418 words)

 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker - Mobile Fidelity - SACD
After dissolving his alt-country cult-favorite band Whiskeytown with their last, truly great album 'Pneumonia', belatedly released in 2001, Ryan Adams became an alt-country/roots-rock favorite yet again with his first solo effort, 'Heartbreaker' (2000).
On 'Heartbreaker', Mobile Fidelity has worked its magic on what was already a very good album musically and lyrically.
The improvement in sound quality is close to perfection, and somehow makes the album itself seem that much better.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/AdamsRyanHeartbreakerSACD.html   (693 words)

 Ryan Adams - Lost Highway
When he falls asleep next to his dog, he thinks to himself that heaven is probably holding hands with your gal by a beautiful lake and laying in the grass with your dog; dreaming of the sky, clouds and the smell of grass and rain.
Ryan likes to think about the solar system, the dynamics of rotation, its effects on binary star systems and if it has linear or emotional effects.
Most of the time Ryan isn’t thinking at all about music, or the ramifications of playing music, or what that means to others.
main.losthighwayrecords.com /artist.aspx?ob=ros&src=lb&aid=58   (763 words)

 SendMeMovies.com - Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (2000) - SACD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While arch traditionalists Welch and Rawlings would hardly seem like a likely match for alt-country's bad boy, the collaboration brought out the best in Adams; Heartbreaker is loose, open, and heartfelt in a way Whiskeytown's admittedly fine albums never were, and makes as strong a case for Adams' gifts as anything his band ever released.
Adams has always been a strong vocalist, but his duet with Emmylou Harris on "Oh My Sweet Carolina" may well be his finest hour as a singer, and the stripped-back sound of these sessions allows him to explore the nooks and crannies of his voice, and the results are pleasing.
Whiskeytown fans who loved the "Replacements-go-twang" crunch of "Drank Like a River" and "Yesterday's News" might have a hard time warming up to Heartbreaker, but the strength of the material and the performances suggest Adams is finally gaining some much-needed maturity, and his music is all the better for it.
www.sendmemovies.com /p-47219-ryan-adams-heartbreaker-2000-sacd.aspx   (232 words)

 Ryan Adams : Heartbreaker
Personnel: Ryan Adams (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano); David Rawlings (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, tambourine); Gillian Welch (vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar); Emmylou Harris, Allison Pearce, Kim Richey (vocals); Pat Sansone (piano, organ, background vocals).
Ryan Adams performs vocal duties for Whiskeytown, and HEARTBREAKER is his first solo album.
NME (11/25/00, p.34) - 8 stars out of 10 - "...Adams takes sighing acoustic guitars and melancholic country melodies and strips them bare until all that remains are the stinging truths of the heart, and his own ruminations....a fine successor to Jeff Buckley's throne as visionary rock troubador."
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 Amazon.com: Heartbreaker: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Say what you want, but Ryan Adams' solo debut is one of the most solid albums in the past five years.
Adams, start here: get in your car and take a long drive with this CD turned up as loud as you can stand it.
Adams is at least Master of the Universe.
www.amazon.com /Heartbreaker-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00004XSKU   (1111 words)

 Ryan Adams, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Ryan Adams was born in Jacksonville, NC, in 1974.
At 15, Adams started writing songs, and a year later he formed a band called the Patty Duke Syndrome; Adams once described PDS as "an arty noise punk band," with Hüsker Dü frequently cited as a key influence and reference point.
In 1999, the band -- which was down to Adams, Cary, and a handful of session musicians -- recorded its third and final album, Pneumonia, but when Geffen was absorbed in a merger between PolyGram and Universal, Outpost was phased out, and the album was shelved; shortly afterward, Whiskeytown quietly called it quits.
www.emusic.com /artist/11589/11589079.html   (545 words)

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