Ryan Adams

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David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released sixteen albums, and as a former member of rock/alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums.

In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. The following year, his profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the hit single, "New York, New York". During this time, Adams worked on several unreleased albums, which were consolidated into a third solo release, Demolition (2002). Working at a prolific rate, Adams released the classic rock-influenced Rock N Roll (2003), after a planned album, Love Is Hell, was rejected by his label Lost Highway. As a compromise, Love Is Hell was released as two EPs and eventually released in its full-length state in 2004.

After breaking his wrist during a live performance, Adams took a short-lived break, and formed The Cardinals, a backing band that would accompany him on four of his next studio albums. In 2009, after the release of Cardinology (2009), Adams disbanded The Cardinals and announced an extended break from music due to complications from Ménière's disease. The following year, however, Adams resumed performing and released his Glyn Johns-produced thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire, in late 2011. The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. In September 2014, Adams released his fourteenth album, Ryan Adams, on his own PAX AM label, and formed a new backing band, The Shining, to support the release.

In 2015, Adams released 1989, a song-for-song cover of Taylor Swift's album of the same name, and worked on up to eighty songs for an album influenced by his divorce from actress and singer-songwriter Mandy Moore. The release, Prisoner, was announced in late 2016.

In addition to his own material, Adams has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis, and Fall Out Boy, and 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 10
2000 The Heartbreaker Demos Ryan Adams 1
2001 Gold Ryan Adams 10
2002 Demolition Ryan Adams 4
2002 Suicide Handbook Ryan Adams 1
2002 Swedish Sessions Ryan Adams 1
2003 Rock n Roll Ryan Adams 2 6
2003 Love Is Hell Ryan Adams 5
2005 Cold Roses Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 3 7
2005 Jacksonville City Nights Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 7
2005 29 Ryan Adams 3
2007 Easy Tiger Ryan Adams 7
2008 Cardinology Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 4 4
2010 Orion Ryan Adams 1
2010 III/IV Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 2
2011 Ashes & Fire Ryan Adams 5
2012 iTunes Session Ryan Adams 1
2014 Ryan Adams Ryan Adams 5
2015 1989 Ryan Adams 4
2017 Prisoner Ryan Adams 5
2017 Prisoner: B-Sides Ryan Adams 2
2017 Gold Ryan Adams 1
48 Hours Ryan Adams 1
The Destroyer Sessions Ryan Adams 3 2
The Freightwhaler Sessions Ryan Adams 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Exile on Franklin Street Ryan Adams 1
Gold Outtakes Ryan Adams 1
Pinkhearts & Q Division Demos Ryan Adams 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Exit Inn - Nashville, TN October 28 1999 Ryan Adams 1
2000 Live at the Dive '00 Ryan Adams 1
2004 Bedhead 4 - "After the Fall" Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2005 2005-06-03: Northern Lights. Clifton Park, NY, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2005 Bedhead 5 - "What Will Happen Next" Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2010 III/IV Live Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2012 Live After Deaf Ryan Adams 3
2015 Live at Carnegie Hall Ryan Adams 2
2017 Live at Rough Trade Ryan Adams 1
1999-10-22: The Brewery, Raleigh, NC, USA Ryan Adams 1
2000-09-09: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2001-02-18: Foley's Cellar, San Francisco, CA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2001-04-24: KB, Malmö, Sweden Ryan Adams 1
2001-10-31: Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway Ryan Adams 1
2002-02-06: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands Ryan Adams 1
2002-02-13: Century Ballroom, Seattle, WA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2002-04-10: Brixton Academy, London, UK Ryan Adams 1
2002-09-29: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX, USA Ryan Adams 1
2002-11-23: Live at the Apollo, Manchester, UK Ryan Adams 1
2002-12-05: Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands Ryan Adams 1
2002-12-08: La Batacian, Paris, France Ryan Adams 1
2003-11-14: Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden Ryan Adams 1
2004-09-22: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2005-05-20: The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2005-06-16: Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX, USA Ryan Adams 1
2006-02-15: Carling Academy, Glasgow, UK Ryan Adams 1
2006-02-18: The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK Ryan Adams 1
2006-07-22: Norva, Norfolk, VA, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2006-07-23: Charlottesville Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2006-08-01: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2007-06-19: Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2007-06-24: Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2007-06-28: Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA, USA Ryan Adams 1
2007-06-28: Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2007-09-21: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2008-08-11: The Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland Ryan Adams 1
2008-09-27: Rochester Auditorium, Rochester, NY, USA Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
Bedhead, Volume 1 Ryan Adams 1
Bedhead, Volume 2 Ryan Adams 1
Bedhead, Volume 3 Ryan Adams 1
Live Is Hell Ryan Adams 2
New Songs and Cover Versions Ryan Adams 1
Sweden, Winona and Me 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
2011 Empty Room / Nutshell Ryan Adams 1
2014 Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams 1
2015 Blue Light Ryan Adams 1
2015 Burn in the Night Ryan Adams 1
2018 Baby I Love You 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
2003 Rock N Roll Album Sampler Ryan Adams 1
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
Promo Only Ryan Adams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 III/IV [Demos Bonus CD] Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1
2010 III/IV [Free Downloads PAX AM Online] Ryan Adams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Austin City Limits Ryan Adams 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Second Pink Heart Sessions Ryan Adams 1
2008 Heavy Orange / Asteroid Ryan Adams & The Cardinals 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 8.8.98 The Mercury Lounge, NYC ryan adams 1

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