Album Review: Ryan Adams - 'Ashes & Fire'

Ryan Adams - 'Ashes & Fire'

While ‘ Is This It ’’s 10th birthday was celebrated in nearly every music magazine going, there’s another defining 2001 release that hasn’t quite received the same commemoration: ‘ Gold ’, Ryan Adams ’ modern classic. A pivotal...

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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Dear, lovely Ryan. Prolific madhead and provider of blog-based amusement to bored music hacks the world over, how we adore you. You’ve always worn your heart on your sleeve and your surprise gift of an iTunes-only Valentine EP further confirms...

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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Infuriating little fella, Adams. Dedicated followers of his country rock have been rewarded with sozzled gig fiascos, false retirements and, more recently, 18 downloadable albums’ worth of farting about under the names DJ Reggie and The Shit....

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Ryan Adams: 29

Ryan Adams: 29

Opinion is split on Ryan Adams. For some, his none-more-Americana tales of doom, drink and drug-soaked romance in Springsteen-esque small towns are utterly beautiful. Others consider him an arrogant self-obsessive too in love with some mythical...

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Adams, Ryan And The Cardinals : Cold Roses

Adams, Ryan And The Cardinals : Cold Roses

For the last couple of years, Ryan Adams has been caught in a trap of his own making. A contrary intention to prove he was anything but the saviour alt country that his classic ’Heartbreaker’ created, he has made a succession of so-so records....

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Adams, Ryan : Love Is Hell Pts 1&2

Adams, Ryan : Love Is Hell Pts 1&2

If there’s one thing you can almost guarantee is going to be inspirational to a songwriter like Ryan Adams , then it’s a difficult relationship. From the softly struck piano chords, the sighs of pedal steel guitar and the plaintive...

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Adams, Ryan : Dublin Olympia Theatre: Sunday November 16

Adams, Ryan : Dublin Olympia Theatre: Sunday...

Tonight Ryan Adams has been kidnapped and replaced with an exact replica. He looks like Ryan Adams . At times he sounds like Ryan Adams . But he has none of the wit, the off-hand swagger or the seductive charm of the real Ryan Adams[/url]....

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Adams, Ryan   :   Rock 'N' Roll

Adams, Ryan : Rock 'N' Roll

Don't let the title fool you. Ryan Adams wants you to think that 'Rock 'N' Roll' is a joke LP constructed like a mirror turned with affection and awe on his record collection rather than the heavy duty emotional narcissism he's famous for....

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Ryan Adams and The Pinkhearts : Battery Park, NYC

Ryan Adams and The Pinkhearts : Battery Park, NYC

It's Independence Day and Ryan Adams is rolling around on the Battery Park grass in playful disorder. This free concert is his first headlining performance since he completed his third solo album, the tentatively titled 'Love Is Hell', and...

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Adams, Ryan : Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre

Adams, Ryan : Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre

Some musicians are just plain exasperating. Look at Badly Drawn Boy , with his three hour sets and willingness to ruin all his best songs by singing in a funny voice. Likewise Ryan Adams . For every enchanting moment on his 'Heartbreaker' album,...

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