Heartbreaker (Music - Ryan Adams) Whiskeytown's Ryan Adams is a brash, alt-country balladeer with a rock instinct. The women in his songs steal his shirts and records; that's why he… Heartbreaker (Music - Ryan Adams) Whiskeytown's Ryan Adams is a brash, alt-country balladeer with a rock instinct. The women in his songs steal his shirts and records; that's why he… Ryan Adams Country
Music Review

Music Review: 'Heartbreaker' (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Ryan Adams; Genre: Country

Whiskeytown's Ryan Adams is a brash, alt-country balladeer with a rock instinct. The women in his songs steal his shirts and records; that's why he loves them. Guests on the mostly subdued solo project Heartbreaker include the shadowy tandem of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and the magnificent Emmylou Harris, who — harmonizing on ''Oh My Sweet Carolina'' — helps cement Adams' rep as a latter-day Gram Parsons. B+

Originally posted Sep 08, 2000 Published in issue #558 Sep 08, 2000 Order article reprints