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Ryan Adams: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 8 May 2001

AS FRONTMAN of quasi-legendary "alt-country" band Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams found excitable listeners likening him to Gram Parsons or even Bob Dylan. Comparisons like these have killed many artists stone dead, but Adams's solo album, Heartbreaker, released last autumn, was strong and varied enough to enhance his burgeoning mystique still further.

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