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  • Summary: Adams' 'Love Is Hell' 2-part album concludes with seven more tracks.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Mojo
    100
    No self-indulgence, no grandstanding, just excellent. [Mar 2004, p.100]
  2. The Adams of ‘Love Is Hell’ has gone out to make an album that actually is classic rock ‘n’ roll rather than one that can simply impersonate it, and sound convincing. [Review applicable to both Part 1 and Part 2]
  3. Love Is Hell gets where it intends to go, because instead of Rock N Roll's tossed-off muscle-flexing, Adams supplies actual songs. [Review applicable to both Part 1 and Part 2]
  4. As a full-album, Love is Hell is a lovely, drug-induced contrast to the balls-out rockers on Rock n Roll, but Pt 2 is significantly weaker on its own.
  5. Seven riveting explorations that don't sound like anything else in his songbook.
  6. Although 'Love Is Hell' comes with the assumption that it's more honest than 'Rock'n'Roll', the influences here - albeit different - are just as distracting. [Review applicable to both Part 1 and Part 2]
  7. The sad fact is, no marketing strategy, no matter how savvy, could conceal this collection's bathetic, overwrought travesties and gruesome failures.

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  1. WillR
    Jan 6, 2005
    10
    Absolutely amazing record, my favourite album ever (by that I mean both EPs)
  2. J
    Dec 24, 2004
    9
    Although part, 1 is slightly better, this opne is still one of the most beautiful albums of the year...
  3. NastyR
    Feb 3, 2006
    9
    Love Is Hell 2 is more diverse than first part, full of excellent songs (thank you louise my fav), another great album, jeff buckley throne Love Is Hell 2 is more diverse than first part, full of excellent songs (thank you louise my fav), another great album, jeff buckley throne is on adams head in 2003 Expand
  4. BrianM
    Jan 7, 2004
    8
    This one is just a tad bit better than part one and infinitly better than Rock n Roll. Part one and two are definite listens for people who This one is just a tad bit better than part one and infinitly better than Rock n Roll. Part one and two are definite listens for people who think Ryan has lost his touch. Expand
  5. BenJ
    Jan 7, 2004
    7
    Blinding - knock off the last couple of songs, add the rest to Love Is Hell Part 1 and you've got the album of the year. Note to record Blinding - knock off the last couple of songs, add the rest to Love Is Hell Part 1 and you've got the album of the year. Note to record lable: clean your ears out you idiots! Expand
  6. TimS
    Jan 24, 2004
    7
    It's no Heartbreaker, but it's still better than most everything else that's out there. At least that's my opinion, dammit.