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  Love Is Hell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Love Is Hell is an CD by alternative country artist Ryan Adams, released on May 4, 2004.
The only new track was Anybody Wanna Take Me Home?, which was released on Ryan Adams's album Rock N Roll before as an edited version; the song on this album has a longer intro and other additions.
Later Love Is Hell was seen as the better of the 2 records and was given a rerelease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Love_Is_Hell   (362 words)

 Ryan Adams: Love Is Hell, Part 1 [EP] (2003): Reviews
Love Is Hell, Part 1 is one-half of the planned 'Love Is Hell' full-length that Adams had intended as his official follow-up to 2001's 'Gold' until Lost Highway refused to release it intact (instead encouraging the singer to record a more upbeat LP, 'Rock n Roll').
The Love Is Hell discs are far more dense and dark, making the songs a fun challenge to crack open, though it isn't difficult to determine what a no-brainer it must have been for Lost Highway to favor the brilliant Roll over the more spotty Hell discs.
Love Is Hell Part 2 is equally enjoyable, and gives a glimpse as to what might have happened if Adams had been able to release this as a single album...the question is though, which songs would he had left off?!
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/loveishell1   (688 words)

 Love Is Hell Pt.1 Music at Shop Ireland
According to Ryan Adams' record label, Lost Highway, releasing 'Love Is Hell pt 1' and the impending December release of the aptly named 'Love Is Hell pt 2' as an album would have been "career suicide".
'Love Is Hell pt 1' is atmospheric, desperate and sorrowful, infringing upon the drizzly realms of Doves and Elbow.
'Love is Hell pt 1' is inspired and makes you wonder what kind of drugs Lost Highway were on to send him back to the studio to make 'Rock N Roll'.
www.shopireland.ie /music/reviews/B0000DZ3CQ   (1077 words)

 Ryan Adams: Love Is Hell - All CDs $5.99 and Free Shipping at yourmusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Five months after that, the full-length "Love Is Hell", containing both EPs plus "Anybody Wanna Take Me Home" from "Rock N Roll", was released, negating the worth of the individual EPs (which were, after all, merely two halves of one album) and likely irritating legions of fans who bought both EPs.
While it took longer than necessary to have the whole bloody affair of "Love Is Hell" released as its own entity, it's hard not to view it as a companion piece to "Rock N Roll", particularly because they're two sides of the same coin.
If "Love Is Hell" has the edge over "Rock N Roll", it's because it's more carefully considered in its production and writing, and he manages to hide his allusions better than he does on "Rock", where every title and chord progression plays like an homage.
www.yourmusic.com /browse/album/58248.html   (591 words)

 Ryan Adams - Love is Hell Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Love is Hell is an album divided, but until Part 2 is released, we won't be able to see it that way.
Love is Hell doesn't feel that way at all.
Love Is Hell Part 1 is a fantastic stand alone EP.
falmouthnavigator.collegepublisher.com /main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=585584   (488 words)

 Hour.ca - Music - Spin - Love Is Hell, Pt. 1 - Ryan Adams
love may be hell, but if it is, at least it has a killer soundtrack.
Love is Hell Pt.1 might only be a short 8 song EP, but there's enough heart gripping soul on this beauty to make you continually hit the repeat button over and over and never, ever get sick of hearing it one more time.
From the beautiful rendition of oasis's "wonderwall", to "political scientist" and the self-titled "love is hell", Ryan Adams easily takes the crown as the best thing to come out of the U.S. in a long time and runs away with it.
www.hour.ca /music/spin.aspx?iIDDisque=1653   (623 words)

 Ryan Adams: Love Is Hell, Part 1 and Part 2 [2003] Shaking Through.net: Music: Review
Being hyper-prolific and consistently brilliant in terms of songwriting are usually musically exclusive terms; Bob Dylan is the exception that proves the rule.
Adams' record label famously rejected Love Is Hell, declaring that the material was too downbeat, and he was urged to come up with something more commercially viable.
Love Is Hell should have been forced to languish in purgatory.
www.shakingthrough.net /music/reviews/2004/ryan_adams_love_is_hell_part_1_and_part_2_2004.html   (527 words)

 Hotel Hell Haunts Love - Aug 10, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 41-year-old Love wasn't required to be at either hearing, and she wasn't.
Last month, one day after said hotel episode, the same office found that the widow of Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain was abiding by the terms of her probation with regards to a misdemeanor drug case.
Sunday in Los Angeles, Love put in a red-carpet appearance at a Comedy Central roast for Pamela Anderson, with whom she has credited with being "like my personal trainer." Although Love has said she's running steps with Anderson, the former Hole frontwoman has filled out from her days as an alt-rock star.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,17125,00.html?rsslatest   (444 words)

 BBC Manchester - Music - Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Therefore, with very few reviews, Love Is Hell became a darling of the critics, drawing rave and hyperbolic reviews, and, according to Adams, was the album he really wanted to release but was prevented from doing so because of its edgy, depressing content.
Collected and reshuffled on to one album, however, Love Is Hell is as untidy and unsatisfying (in its own way) as the Rock N Roll album.
That Adams can release three albums in one year (Love is Hell 1 and 2 aswell as Rock n Roll) shows him to be as prolific as he is daring and experimental.
www.bbc.co.uk /manchester/music/2004/07/19/love_is_hell.shtml   (406 words)

 Ryan Adams: Love Is Hell, Part 2 [EP] (2003): Reviews
Love Is Hell gets where it intends to go, because instead of Rock N Roll's tossed-off muscle-flexing, Adams supplies actual songs.
As a full-album, Love is Hell is a lovely, drug-induced contrast to the balls-out rockers on Rock n Roll, but Pt 2 is significantly weaker on its own.
Love Is Hell 2 is more diverse than first part, full of excellent songs (thank you louise my fav), another great album, jeff buckley throne is on adams head in 2003
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/loveishell2   (546 words)

 Waterloo Records - Ryan Adams : Love Is Hell
LOVE IS HELL includes the EPs LOVE IS HELL PART 1 and PART 2, available together on 1 CD.
The confusing, complex saga of LOVE IS HELL--initially rejected by the label, then begrudgingly issued as two EPs before it finally saw the light of day as a full album--would be just an interesting footnote if not for the shockingly high quality of the material itself.
While the original EPs were weighty documents in and of themselves, LOVE IS HELL's full-length version bears an even greater emotional impact, as the mood is allowed to establish itself gradually and dramatically, pulling the listener into a very personal world of gorgeously observed romantic tragedy.
www.buymusichere.net /rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=13&upc=60249862325   (281 words)

 Love & War: Love Is Hell (1) - TV.com
We don't have allusions for Love Is Hell (1).
We don't have notes for Love Is Hell (1).
We don't have trivia for Love Is Hell (1).
www.tv.com /episode/4860/summary.html   (160 words)

 Soul Shine Magazine : ‘Love Is Hell’ LP Released Today
Initially released as two separate EPs, ‘Love is Hell, pt.1’ and ‘Love is Hell, pt.
The tracklisting of the ‘Love is Hell’ LP keeps the same order that the EPs held.
The record is dropped today, May 4th, in Canada and the U.S. ‘Love is Hell’ was originally split into two discs at Adams’ record company’s request.
www.soulshine.ca /news/newsarticle.php?nid=545   (327 words)

 Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell Part 1 : album review
Love Is Hell was originally rejected by Adams' record company as being too downbeat and they requested he write some more songs in the vein of Gold.
Now, for reasons best known to Lost Highway, the first instalment of Love Is Hell is being released simultaneously with Adams' other new album Rock N Roll and the two records couldn't be more different.
When you read that Love Is Hell was recorded while a former girlfriend of Adams was dying of cancer, it makes the whole thing almost unbearably poignant.
www.musicomh.com /albums/ryan-adams-3.htm   (655 words)

 Ryan Adams: Love Is Hell, Pts. 1 & 2: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Adams originally intended Love Is Hell as his official third full-length, but his label, Lost Highway, scoffed when he handed in the tapes.
It's a shock, given that the press surrounding the Love Is Hell sessions had pegged the record as Adams' return to the sparse, two-in-the-morning flair of his debut-- and when Lost Highway postponed the recordings, calling them "too dark," it only heightened the expectations of optimistic fans hoping for a stark, brooding future classic.
For example, Love Is Hell's opening, piano-led "Political Scientist", replaces Adams' confessional, first-person narratives with a third-person tale that indicts the government for supplying cocaine, and candy factories for poisoning the environment.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/a/adams_ryan/love-is-hell.shtml   (1292 words)

 UGO.com DVD - Spike: Love is Hell DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Love hurts, love bites, love beats the crap out of you, and then it forces you to sacrifice yourself to save the world.
First, his love of centuries in Drusilla, then the love that proved his undoing (or his making depending on how you look at it), the slayer herself.
Spike: Love is Hell is like that first drop of blood to a vampire and, in the end, that's all Fox really wants to give you.
www.ugo.com /channels/DVD/article.asp?articleID=16515&SectionID=115   (692 words)

 Vol 1: Reformation
Love is the substance, while truth is the form of this substance.
This is because all new human loves and tendencies accumulate in the mind and are passed on by hereditary mechanisms to one’s offspring.
To love the Lord, and thence His Truth, is to use this truth to modify our willing and thinking, so that we may become more agreeable to the Lord, to His Order, and closer to Him in conjunction.
www.theisticpsychology.org /books/nonduality/volume1-nonduality.html   (13945 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Love Is Hell Part 2 [EP] - Ryan Adams at Epinions.com
Close to six minutes long, the song finds love on only one side; "You said you didn't love me, it was right on time, I was just about to tell you but okay, alright, said you didn't want me, you didn't want a thing, English girls can be so mean...
Thank You Louise is about a pretty woman who becomes a mother too young and with that choice continues to make bad choices like drug addiction and selling and in the end a tragedy happens to her family.
When played concurrently, the Love Is Hell set of EPs present the many different ways love can torture or adorn us.
www.epinions.com /content_121111744132   (791 words)

 Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell Part 2 : album review
Just one month after the double whammy of Rock N Roll and Love Is Hell Part 1, along comes the second part of the latter album.
Love Is Hell Part 2 is the concluding instalment of the sessions that were originally rejected by Adams' record company as being not commercially viable.
It's unclear quite why this has been split into two releases (the Kill Bill of the music world perhaps?), as with some judicious editing Love Is Hell could easily fit on one album.
www.musicomh.com /albums/ryan-adams-4.htm   (558 words)

 Archie Bunker's Place: Love Is Hell - TV.com
We don't have allusions for Love Is Hell.
We don't have notes for Love Is Hell.
We don't have trivia for Love Is Hell.
tv.com /archie-bunkers-place/love-is-hell/episode/32163/summary.html   (89 words)

 Rolling Stone : Love Is Hell Part 1 : Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Love Is Hell -- delayed and then broken up into dual EPs -- is an exquisite portrait of the artist as a tired young man: tired of love, tired of fame and, most of all, tired of lonely nights spent in the Chelsea Hotel, where this fifteen-song New York City serenade plays out.
With Adams trading in his raspy vocals and honky-tonk instrumentation for lofty croons over violins, cellos and piano, Love Is Hell aims for Nick Drake, Morrissey, and more recent Britpop luminaries (see the "Wonderwall" cover), and -- like most everything he does these days -- is sure to piss off the alt-country faithful.
The results are painful, yet exhilarating: "English Girls Approximately" is a bittersweet account of love lost (Adams' strong suit) featuring Brit bird Marianne Faithfull; the title track is a fleeting guitar-driven blast of drunken bliss, and "Hotel Chelsea Nights" evolves from maudlin torch song to sing-along spiritual.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/album/_/id/289842   (292 words)

 Love Is Hell Book - Related Articles @ Funny.co.uk
if hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose
love is hell and love is still hell
as for souls entering hell lets look at the different religions that exist in the world today some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion then you will go to hell since there are more than one of these religions and people
www.funny.co.uk /keywords/love-is-hell-book.html   (411 words)

 WhatzUp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Instead he recorded his latest album, Rock N Roll, in two weeks, gave it to the label and released it the same day as his downplayed Love is Hell Pt.1.
Love sees Adams paying homage to his favorite band, The (painfully ironic) Smiths, and goes to the extent of using Meat is Murder-famed producer John Porter.
Adams knows that he can’t be as funny as Morrissey, but on Love he attempts to be as sad, cynical, and suicidal as The Moz often seemed.
www.whatzup.com /Music/cd011504b.html   (511 words)

 Love Is Hell, Pt. 2 | The A.V. Club
Love Is Hell was intended to be Ryan Adams' first major work since 2001's Gold, but his label balked at the record's hushed homage to pretty Britpop.
Nevertheless, Love Is Hell gets where it intends to go, because instead of Rock N Roll's tossed-off muscle-flexing, Adams supplies actual songs.
But since Love Is Hell features some of Adams' best lyrics since his Whiskeytown days—full of urban decay, worldly romance, and frozen moments—it's easier to wait for the set's subtleties to float up.
www.avclub.com /content/node/14893   (405 words)

 Amazon.ca: Love Is Hell: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After a long, complicated story (which I wasn't a part of since I'm a fairly new fan), Love Is Hell was born.
Love Is Hell is a document that proves Adams' talent, legitimacy and introspective nature.
I went out and bought "Love is Hell" and I have to say, it's a GREAT album.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001ZMX68   (605 words)

 Netphoria - Smashing Pumpkins Music Store: Love Is Hell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I only have heard Part 1 of love is hell.
If I could give Love Is Hell more than 5 stars, I would.
Everyone who loves the craft of songwriting and the emotions involved should own Love Is Hell.
www.netphoria.org /B0001ZMX68/Love_Is_Hell.html   (464 words)

 BigYawn.net :: Ryan Adams :..: Love is Hell Pt. 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
BigYawn.net :: Ryan Adams :..: Love is Hell Pt.
As the story goes, Adams' Lost Highway label rejected the tunes on full-length album Love is Hell as too dark and inaccessible.
As a concession, Love is Hell followed in two EPs this year: Love is Hell Pt.
www.bigyawn.net /cdreview.php?id=11   (369 words)

 Love Is Hell price comparison at MSN Shopping
Love Is Hell price comparison at MSN Shopping
Love Is Hell was intended to be the official follow-up to 2001's Gold -- the album that was not a collection of demos (that was 2002's Demolition), or the recorded-but-shelved albums 48 Hours or The Suicide Handbook, or even...
Eventually, a compromise was arranged: Adams kicked out a new album, the self-descriptive Rock N Roll, while releasing the equally self-descriptive Love Is Hell as two EPs, the first hitting the streets the same day as the "offici...
shopping.msn.com /prices/shp/?itemId=2827334   (282 words)

 The Conjecturer » Ryan Adams, Love is Hell
The Conjecturer » Ryan Adams, Love is Hell
Ryan Adams has referenced their styles for his double-EP, collectively titled Love is Hell.
But Adams is here at his most meaningful: “They taught us how to feel, but we just feel numb/She falls apart in the avalanche/Fades out like a dance/Crawls back into bed/When it’s over.” The story is one of falling out of love, the hell it can sometimes be, and those first few lonely nights.
www.conjecturer.com /weblog/index.php?p=1221   (1097 words)

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