More self-impressed by the quantity of songs he writes than the quality, Gap poster boy Ryan Adams was initially planning to release a boxed set of breakup songs. Mercifully, he distilled the four full discs of woe-is-me whining down to 13 tracks' worth of prime moping. Considering Demolition (out Tuesday) was culled from five very different sessions (with four different producers), it sounds surprisingly coherent, with a low-key tone similar to his intimate Heartbreaker (Bloodshot) disc. Throughout, the focus is on Adams's affected Westerbergian drawl as he shows remarkable insight into the sad confusion of a jilted young lover. Swinging from "I was just using you" boasts to "You were just using me" recriminations, he accurately conveys misplaced pride and bottomless self-pity with a palpable sense of immature frustration. It's almost like he's living it.