Demolition (Ryan Adams album)

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Demolition
Ryan Adams Demolition.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002
GenreAlternative country
Rock
Length45:16
LabelLost Highway Records
ProducerRyan Adams
Michael Blair
Frank Callari
David Domanich
Ethan Johns
Luke Lewis
Ryan Adams chronology
Gold
(2001)
Demolition
(2002)
Rock n Roll
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork5.5/10[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
Spin7/10[10]
The Village VoiceB+[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.TitleWriter(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 Hamilton4:23
12."Chin Up, Cheer Up" 2:59
13."Jesus (Don't Touch My Baby)" 5:09
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(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.today
  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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