Ryan Adams

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Ryan Adams (born David Ryan Adams; November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, poet and painter. He is best known for his prolific solo career, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums. In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his first solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. In 2001, Adams released the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the hit single, "New York, New York".

He released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals and he was married to singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore from 2009 to 2016. Adams left The Cardinals and announced that he was taking a break from music. He resumed performing in October 2010 and released his thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire, on October 11, 2011. The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. In September 2014, Adams released his fourteenth album Ryan Adams on his PAX AM label.

Adams has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis, and Fall Out Boy, and he has collaborated with Counting Crows, Weezer, Norah Jones, America, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess, Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere. He has written Infinity Blues, a book of poems, and Hello Sunshine, a collection of poems and short stories.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Heartbreaker Ryan Adams 9
2001 Gold Ryan Adams 8
2002 Demolition Ryan Adams 3
2003 Rock N Roll Ryan Adams 2 4
2004 Love Is Hell Ryan Adams 4
2005 Cold Roses Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 3 4
2005 Jacksonville City Nights Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 6
2005 29 Ryan Adams 2
2007 Easy Tiger Ryan Adams 5
2008 Cardinology Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 4 3
2010 Orion Ryan Adams 1
2010 III/IV Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 2
2011 Ashes & Fire Ryan Adams 3
2012 iTunes Session Ryan Adams 1
2014 Ryan Adams Ryan Adams 4
2015 1989 Ryan Adams 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live After Deaf Ryan Adams 3
2015 Live at Carnegie Hall Ryan Adams 2
2007-06-28: Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA, USA Ryan Adams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 New York, New York Ryan Adams 2
2002 Answering Bell Ryan Adams 2
2002 Nuclear Ryan Adams 1
2004 Wonderwall Ryan Adams 2
2014 Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams 1
2015 Burn in the Night Ryan Adams 1
The Hardest Part Ryan Adams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Love Is Hell, Part 1 Ryan Adams 3
2003 Love Is Hell, Part 2 Ryan Adams 2
2004 Morrocan Role EP Ryan Adams 1
2007 Follow the Lights Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 2
2007 Everybody Knows EP Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 2
2009 Extra Cheese Ryan Adams 1
2011 Class Mythology Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2014 1984 Ryan Adams 2
2014 No Shadow Ryan Adams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 III/IV [Free Downloads PAX AM Online] Ryan Adams 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Heavy Orange / Asteroid Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1

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