Although it’s been around a while, I only recently happened onto the Ryan Adams Personality Quiz. So what the heck, I’m as obsessively dorky as the next DRA fan. I took it, and what came back wasn’t Gold or Heartbreaker, but this:
The odd part about getting this particular result is that, while most serious Ryan connoisseurs dismiss Demolition as a hodge podge, I’ve always loved it despite the bad rap. In fact, Demolition — which was released exactly 10 years ago today — might even be my favorite of Ryan’s major-label solo records. You can read a song-by-song explanation as to why in Chapter 14 of “Losering.”
At some point in the not-too-distant future, I’ll also do my album-by-album ranking of Demolition and the rest of Ryan’s catalog, inspired by this.