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Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker - 2LP - (180 gm)

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Heartbreaker is the debut solo studio album by alternative country musician Ryan Adams, released September 5, 2000 on Bloodshot Records. The album was recorded over fourteen days at Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. It was nominated for the 2001 Shortlist Music Prize. The album is said to be inspired by Adams' break-up with music-industry publicist Amy Lombardi.

According to Adams, the album's title originates from a poster of Mariah Carey: "My manager called and said, 'You have 15 seconds to name this record,' "My eyes focused on this poster of Mariah wearing a T-shirt that said HEARTBREAKER. I just shouted, 'Heartbreaker!'"

Heartbreaker was considered by critics to be a fresh start for Ryan Adams after the demise of his previous band Whiskeytown. AllMusic's Mark Derning wrote that the album "is loose, open, and heartfelt in a way Whiskeytown's admittedly fine albums never were, and makes as strong a case for Adams' gifts as anything his band ever released", concluding that "the strength of the material and the performances suggest Adams is finally gaining some much-needed maturity, and his music is all the better for it."The A.V. Club's Keith Phipps wrote: "Adams has recorded an intimate, largely quiet record that indisputably establishes his identity as an independent singer-songwriter".Pitchfork Media's Steven Byrd called it "an album of astonishing musical proficiency, complete honesty and severe beauty."


1(Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)0:37
2To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)3:04
3My Winding Wheel3:13
5Oh My Sweet Carolina4:57
6Bartering Lines3:59
7Call Me On Your Way Back Home3:09
8Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)2:08
9Come Pick Me Up5:18
10To Be The One3:01
11Why Do They Leave?3:38
12Shakedown On 9th Street2:53
13Don't Ask For The Water2:56
14In My Time Of Need5:39
15Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st)3:39

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