Demolition (Ryan Adams album)

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Demolition
Ryan Adams Demolition.jpg
Studio album by Ryan Adams
Released September 24, 2002
Genre Alternative country
Rock
Length 45:16
Label Lost Highway Records
Producer Ryan Adams
Michael Blair
Frank Callari
David Domanich
Ethan Johns
Luke Lewis
Ryan Adams chronology
Gold
(2001)Gold2001
Demolition
(2002)
Rock n Roll
(2003)Rock n Roll2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork 5.5/10[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]
The Village Voice B+[11]

Demolition is the third studio album by alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, released on September 24, 2002 on Lost Highway. The album comprises tracks from Adams' unreleased studio albums, The Suicide Handbook, The Pinkheart Sessions and 48 Hours,[12] as well as "You Will Always Be The Same" from The Stockholm Sessions.[13] In 2009, Adams stated: "I don’t much care for this record. The rock songs are plodding and the quiet songs belonged to better records [...] to make Gold as a compromise then to have to watch those records get broken up for Demolition was heartbreaking."[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ryan Adams, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nuclear"   3:25
2. "Hallelujah"   3:11
3. "You Will Always Be the Same"   2:38
4. "Desire"   3:41
5. "Cry on Demand"   4:23
6. "Starting to Hurt"   3:19
7. "She Wants to Play Hearts"   4:01
8. "Tennessee Sucks"   2:55
9. "Dear Chicago"   2:13
10. "Gimme a Sign"   3:04
11. "Tomorrow" Ryan Adams, Carrie Hamilton 4:23
12. "Chin Up, Cheer Up"   2:59
13. "Jesus (Don't Touch My Baby)"   5:09
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "New York, New York" (Live In Amsterdam)    
15. "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)" (Live In Amsterdam) Ryan Adams and David Rawlings  
16. "Blue"   2:28
17. "Song for Keith"   3:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Ryan Adams – Vocals (all tracks), Guitar (tracks 2,3,4,5,7,9,11,12,13), Electric guitar (tracks 1,6,8,10), Harmonica (tracks 2,4), Bass (tracks 5,13), Piano (tracks 5,8), Synth (track 13), Drum Machine (track 13)
  • Mikael Nord Andersson – Dobro (track 3)
  • Bucky Baxter – Pedal Steel Guitar (tracks 1,6,8,10), Background vocals (tracks 5,7), Guitar (tracks 5,9)
  • Michael Blair – Djembe Heartbeat (track 3)
  • Sheldon Gomberg – Bass (tracks 2,4)
  • Svante Henryson – Cello (track 3)
  • Ethan Johns – Drums (tracks 2,4,12), Background vocals (track 2), Electric guitar (track 2), Ukulele (track 4), Bass (track 12), B3 (track 2)
  • John Paul Keith – Guitar (tracks 6,10)
  • Greg Leisz – Steel Guitar (tracks 2,4,12), Dobro (track 12)
  • Billy Mercer – Bass (tracks 1,6,10)
  • Brad Pemberton – Drums (tracks 1,6,8,10)
  • David Rawlings – Guitar (track 11)
  • Julianna Raye – Background vocals (track 4)
  • Brad Rice – Electric guitar (tracks 1,8)
  • Chris Stills – Background vocals (track 2), 12-String Acoustic Guitar (track 2), B3 (track 4)
  • Gillian Welch – Background vocals (track 11)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Country Peak
position
US[15] 28
France[16] 124
Germany[17] 83
Ireland[18] 19
Netherlands[19] 44
New Zealand[20] 49
Norway[21] 14
Sweden[22] 15
UK[23] 22

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2002 "Nuclear" Irish Singles Chart[18] 45
UK Singles Chart[23] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Demolition by Ryan Adams". Metacritic. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Demolition – Ryan Adams". AllMusic. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Altman, Billy (November 2002). "Ryan Adams: Demolition". Blender (11): 124. Archived from the original on April 10, 2007. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Browne, David (September 30, 2002). "Demolition". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (September 20, 2002). "Ryan Adams: Demolition". The Guardian. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hilburn, Robert (September 22, 2002). "The Human Side of a Songwriting Machine". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Adams: Demolition". NME: 39. September 21, 2002. 
  8. ^ Fields, Alison (October 6, 2002). "Ryan Adams: Demolition". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Edwards, Gavin (September 10, 2002). "Demolition". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (November 2002). "Schoolhouse Rock". Spin. 18 (11): 119–20. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 31, 2002). "Consumer Guide: Don't Call It a Comeback". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Ryan Adams on 'Demolition,' writing and shopping at Gap". CNN. 2002-10-25. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  13. ^ The Stockholm Sessions Mega-Superior-Gold - April 24, 2013
  14. ^ [1] Archived August 30, 2009, at Archive.is
  15. ^ "American Charts". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  16. ^ "French Charts" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  17. ^ "German Charts" (in German). musicline.de. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  18. ^ a b "Irish Charts". Irish-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  19. ^ "Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  20. ^ "New Zealand Charts". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  21. ^ "Norwegian Charts". Norwegiancharts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  22. ^ "Swedish Charts". Swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  23. ^ a b "UK Chart Log". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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