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''Love Is Hell'' is the fifth studio album by alternative country artist Ryan Adams, released on May 4, 2004. The album was originally released as two EPs, ''Love Is Hell pt. 1'' and ''Love Is Hell pt. 2'', at the insistence of Lost Highway, who deemed that the album was not commercially viable. A full-length version of the album was released when the EPs proved to be more of a commercial success than anticipated.

"Wonderwall," a cover of a song originally by Oasis, was released as a single in the UK on June 28, 2004. A shorter version of "Anybody Wanna Take Me Home" originally appeared on ''Rock N Roll''. However, the 'longer' version of the song on the ''Love Is Hell'' album does not fade-out/back-in as it does on ''Rock N Roll''. ''Love Is Hell'' was released in Japan on June 27, 2007 with a bonus disc of tracks recorded during the same sessions as the album.

Adams describes the album as sounding "a lot like ''Heartbreaker'', but better and more severe. It's complex and it's damaged," and states that it "was the record [he] needed to make." In a 2007 interview, Adams notes that he loves to play songs from the album live, and that the songs are "usually tunes that The Cardinals and myself get really excited about when they come up in the set." ''Love Is Hell'' features guest contributions from Marianne Faithfull (backing vocals on "English Girls Approximately") and Greg Leisz (guitar throughout), and the bonus tracks feature Fabrizio Moretti (drums on "Halloween") and Leona Naess (vocals on "Caterwaul").

Ryan Adams' version of "Wonderwall" can be downloaded for the video game ''Guitar Hero World Tour''.

Love Is Hell
Label: Lost Highway Records
Release Date: 2004-05-04
Duration: 67:31

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2Afraid Not Scared 4:11
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3This House Is Not For Sale 3:51
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4Anybody Wanna Take Me Home 5:30
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5Love Is Hell 3:17
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