Ryan Adams Rock N Roll

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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Lost Highway

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/25/03, p.104
Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"
Rolling Stone - 11/13/03, p.90
4 stars out of 5 - "...The best bullets here are like excerpts from a fantasy mix tape of classic glam and garage rock..."
Spin - 12/03, pp.124-6
"...He swaps pedal-steel filigree for synthesizers, and everywhere the guitars are cranked, the sneakers set on stun..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/7/03, pp.69-70
"...In keeping with the alt-rock aesthetic, there is a primitive urgency to many of these tracks..." - Rating: B
Q - 01/01/04, p.75
Ranked #46 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003"
Q - 12/03, p.121
3 stars out of 5 - "...Adams is on fine, growly form on the uptempo 'This Is It'..."
Magnet - 2/04, p.90
"[U]tterly fascinating..."
CMJ - 11/10/03, p.6
"...This time, the alt-country ballads are nowhere to be seen, with Adams fully indulging his inner rock-star desires....with meaty hooks and distorted guitars that lurch from chord to chord, Adams growls out break-up and make-up anthems one right after the other..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 11/03, p.120
4 stars out of 5 - "...Ostensibly straightahead, uncontentious music....Like his debut, it feels like Adams has unleashed himself, without fear..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.This Is It
  • Buy for $0.992.Shallow
  • Buy for $0.993.1974
  • Buy for $0.994.Wish You Were Here
  • Buy for $1.295.So Alive
  • Buy for $0.996.Luminol
  • Buy for $0.997.Burning Photographs
  • Buy for $0.998.She's Lost Total Control
  • Buy for $0.999.Note to Self: Don't Die
  • Buy for $0.9910.Rock N Roll
  • Buy for $0.9911.Anybody Wanna Take Me Home
  • Buy for $0.9912.Do Miss America
  • Buy for $0.9913.Boys
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Drugs Not Working

Product Description:

Personnel: Ryan Adams (keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals); Ryan Adams (vocals, various instruments); Johnny McNab (guitar); Joe McGinty, Joe McGrath (piano); Jonathan Flaugher, Johnny Pisano , Tony Shanahan, Jamie Candiloro (bass guitar); Paul Garisto (drums); Parker Posey, Melissa Auf der Maur, Billie Joe Armstrong (background vocals); Johnny T (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jamie Candiloro.
Recording information: Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Globe Studio, New York, NY; Globe Studios, New York, NY; STratosphere Sound, New York, NY.
Photographers: Bob Gruen; Richard Kern; Ruddy.
As the album's title indicates, this is Ryan Adams' full-on rock outing. Here the former Whiskeytown leader/enfant terrible eschews all twang in favor of indulging his alt-rock id, and the result is a whirlwind tour through rock & roll history as filtered through his trademark swagger. Adams wears his influences brazenly, like patches sewn on his jean jacket, from the T-Rex stomp of "Shallow" to the snotty Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins hybrid of "Note to Self: Don't Die" to a number of Replacements-influenced tracks, including "This Is It" and "Do Miss America." Ever the contrarian, Adams leaves the only truly subdued song on ROCK N ROLL for the title track, a move which nods towards the melancholy pop of his simultaneous release, LOVE IS HELL PART 1.
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  • UPC: 602498610015
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