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Appetite For Destruction

Guns N' Roses

1987

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Appetite For Destruction
Album Summary

Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on July 21, 1987, by Geffen Records. The album was released to little mainstream attention in 1987. It was not until the following year that Appetite for Destruction became a commercial success, after the band had toured and received significant airplay with the singles "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child o' Mine". The album peaked number one on the US Billboard 200 and became the seventh best-selling album of all time in the United States, as well as the best-selling debut album. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling albums of all time. Although critics were originally ambivalent toward the album, Appetite for Destruction has since received retrospective acclaim and has been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2018, it was re-released as a remastered box set to similar acclaim.

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3.76

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Metal
Hard Rock

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Sun Jul 18 2021
1

I hate this band. They were pumping out metal years after the genre should have been shot and pissed on. I I rented a place on the beach  at Lake Simcoe where the per capita Guns & Roses fans may be a Canadian record high. I played this outside as I was firing up some dead animal on the BBQ.  I was waiting for a neighbour to saunter over with a spliff glued to his lower lip and say " Fuckin Eh Man"   

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

This is a tough one to rate. On the one hand, it is insanity to think that a debut album could contain this many hits. It is up there with Boston's debut in that regard. I feel that it almost deserves 5 stars simply for that. On the other hand, I am so sick of these songs. You cannot turn on a radio station without hearing at least one of these songs once a day. 40 years later and we are still absolutely inundated with Sweet Child O Mine. I can't see myself listening to the entire album on purpose again, so I cannot give it 5.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
2

A lot of the time, when I dislike an album, I question who it was made for. This time, I know exactly who this album is for and that somehow made it worse

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

Appetite for Destruction encompasses one of those conglomerations of genres that include hard rock, glam metal, and arena rock, making up mainstream rock of the 80s and 90s (would compete with "alternative rock" following grunge's popularity). For the years prior to this album, most of albums in this realm were fairly generic and full of filler beyond a couple great hits. The big names were doing ok. Def Leppard and Bon Jovi were doing alright with just a few filler. But Van Halen got a new singer, Motley Crue hadn't come back from their debut yet, Poison relied on just their singles for album sales, and then there are the hundreds of other long haired hard rock bands that would produce one generic hit that would get a ton of Mtv rotation and then the rest of the album would try to sound exactly like that one song. The subjects were drugs, women, money, fame, whatever. Rock star junk. But Guns n Roses changed everything. They made the transition from "glam" to "hard" in mainstream rock. It was less about catchy pop hooks and riffs, and more about cohesive songs where intense emotion and engagement was supported by the vocal style, melodic shifts, and direct or confrontational lyrics. And in this album in particular, Guns n Roses mocks the traditional rock star subjects. "Paradise City" is the perfect example of both of these points. The subject is looking back, not forward, and longs for this nostalgia of a once better time. You can hear it in his voice, his pleas, his cries. I think it's genius how this song incorporates the solos, the faster pace, and stripped-down chorus at the last two minutes to enhance the desperation. Oh and I love how some of these songs just end on a bang like this. So satisfying. The album is full of great tracks. "Welcome to the jungle" is a very fitting opening that is also a very good example of everything I described above, and also eases the audience into what the album will be about. The next few tracks are all superb. Love how every instrument has its moment. No one gets left behind. Some softer songs like "Mr Brownstone" and "Sweet Child O Mine" keep the flow going, diminishing the oversaturation of the hard sound that would otherwise feel repetitive. The latter song in particular has one of my favorite guitar melodies of all time. If you play me any two second incerpt of this song, I'll immediately know the song and how the rest of the melody goes. The track ends with another great track, "Rocket Queen." Love that shift in melody and subject in the second half of the song. Weaknesses? Yeah, I said the softer ballad-like songs help diminish the feeling the repetition, but yeah when you have so many hard songs back to back, it becomes a little exhausting. And besides the two I talked about, the second side is full of duds. "My Michelle" is ok but the other three are pretty generic and don't offer much if anything to the album. Do these two points detract from a perfect score? No, honestly I don't. The first point is intrinsic with hard rock and metal albums in general, and grows after several listens. And the second point, all albums have some fillers, and it's not like they're horrible or anything. This album is highly influential and innovative, and one of the best hard rock of the 80s and 90s has to offer.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

One of the best rock albums of all time, even if a couple of tunes from it are way too overplayed on rock radio (paradise city, sweet child o mine) it's still just amazing. I'm more of a use your illusion kinda guy, but this is still getting a 5/5.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

So there are a lot of really dated and, frankly, cheesy tracks on this album. But it also has Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, and Sweet Child O' Mine which are such absolute monsters that you can't not give the album as a whole a 5.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Pretty average. The songwriting doesn't impress me too much, especially lyrically, but it does have an undeniable energy and some good riffs and detours. Nothing that excites me too much though, and I feel like a lot of the sound of this album had already been done before.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

As a kid the intro to Welcome to the Jungle blew me away and for 54 minutes the album doesn’t let up. Through to the closer Rocket Queen Appetite delivers some of the iconic rock songs of all time. In an age when Rock and Roll still ruled the world, there were new kings in town.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

Not listened in probably 20+ years. Was expecting it to feel dated and to not enjoy the main hits. Great fun, great riffs. Managed to get a few headbangs in with the kids. Happy days

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

The definite GNR album. I had no idea this was their debut. It's got the best of the best tracks on here too, as if it's a greatest hits. I wonder how a band or artist would feel when their first album is their best? This, obviously, rocks. There weren't too many deep cuts that I saved, but it's an enjoyable experience bolstered by the heavy hitters. I don't know if they had much depth or longevity though--I really only know the big three tracks. But I'm glad we got them all in one go; I'd be shocked if there was another GNR album on this list. Favorite tracks: Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle, My Michelle, Mr. Brownstone. Album art: This one's a classic too, definitely iconic for the band. The cross seems mildly sacrilegious, but it's also on the cover of the album that contains their holy trinity of hits, so who knows. The skulls for each band member are really cool though. 4/5

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Tue Jul 18 2023
4

This was the first album I bought on CD and I know it front to back, though I haven’t listened to it all the way through for the best part of 30 years. What’s changed? I don’t remember noticing Izzy Stradlin’s fantastically louche rhythm guitar when I was a teenager. The misogyny was apparent to me even then, but I’m annoyed by it a lot more now. Some of the lyrics are smarter than I would’ve given credit for. This is a strong set of songs, if you can put up with the hackneyed LA sleazebag posturing: going through the track listing, the only song I couldn’t remember from the title was “Anything Goes”, and playing that again I thought it a fun, minor rocker. By my count, there are 7-8 songs I’d put in their top tier, and the rest aren’t far behind the others. Cartoonish fun, I have left this behind, but I cannot fault it for what it is.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

For me, Guns & Roses falls into the same category as bands like AC/DC and Aerosmith. These are basic, meat and potatoes rock 'n roll bands that revel in obviousness and basic hooks. But from the very opening bars of Appetite for Destruction, the competence of Axl Rose and company is never in question. The band is extremely tight, as if they had been playing these songs in bars for the previous five years. The antics of Slash and Izzy Stradlin wouldn't make titans like Eddie Van Halen or Rhandy Rhodes lose any sleep, but their snarling leads never lack conviction and they're concise and tasty. You could say the same thing about the songcraft. I hate to sound like a broken record, but Appetite for Destruction is a consistent, perfectly realized, rock record of limited ambition. Personally, it bores me to tears, but there's no denying that it's accomplished.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

Axl Rose's vocals doesn't do this any favors but there are still solid rock songs scattered throughout

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll...and little else...really that's it

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

What great singles, and what forgettable deep cuts. This is an album that I always think more fondly of until I actually go and listen to it, and find out all over again how boring and repetitive many of the songs get. It's a shame considering how good Duff and Slash are, but at least I get to listen to the genuinely amazing songs from here on their own.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
2

I'm glad that's over. I don't do nearly enough coke to enjoy Butt Rock. I'll take AC/DC or Black Sabbath any day before G&R.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Welcome To The Jungle has to be one of the best album opening tracks of all time. Totally sets the mood for a great album. I'm definitely not the world's biggest GnR fan, but I do like this album. It is also hugely influential. 9/10

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

Fierce. Ferocious. The album that put the Metal in Hair Metal. From the opening notes of Welcome to the Jungle, you know you’re in for something special. The band hammers away at track after track of brutal, real hard rock. Slash is peak Slash, and Axl has never been more Axl.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

Hard to think of a better debut album. True shredder!

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Sun Sep 17 2023
5

Ok... This is just the best album of all times according to me, so for the rest i will have absulutly not objectivities what so ever. #1 in the Billboard, 30+ millions sales, countless awards, a nearly perfect critical sucess, best and more sucessfull debut album of all times ect ect. THE most dangerous album ever made, it have so much to offer. This album was made in 1987 bythe best band of all times: Axl Rose, the unpredictable, insanly charismatic, energetic singer who could sing like no one and probably the best frontman (with Freddy Mercury). Slash, the badass, the man in the hat with long black hair, shades, a guitar genius, and the most iconic guitarist of the 80's. Izzy Stradlin the mysterius rythm guitar player, more reserved but yet so important in songwrting, he is behind a lot of their best songs. The Pirate style-punk guy: Duff "the king of beers" Mckagan, from Seattle he brings the touch of Punk rock that everybody need and he's just so cool and magnificent. Finanly the drummer Steven Adler wich i think is inseparable fo the sucess and perfection of this reccord, with his drums style, but he is just so cool, fun, good vibe and nonchalent, he's perfect too. All Togheter bring a unity and a colaboration of the best elements of the sunset strip at the time to create a monster of decadence and Rock N'Roll. Without talking about the music, this album have a very unique story and origin that make him even better when you know the context behind those songs. Before this album was made, Guns N'Roses was a struggling band, living in a house label "the hell house" bevause of all the decadence, drugs and depravation in it. They were starving, living gigs to gigs, but that create a chemestry so powerfull that explain why this album is so good and feel so real. They release it and nearly a year after its release the sell were bad, like 200 000, and Mtv won't play them, but their label convice Mtv to play the video of Welcome to the jungle at 4 am, and soon after it was the most require video of Mtv and they blow the fuck up music history with Sweet Child O'mine a couple week later alowing it to became so succesfull to this day. The cover is just iconic, the title fit so well the content of the album, and the cross was inspired by a tatoo of Axl who was himself inspired by Thin Lizzy. It was supposed to be a painting named Apetite For Destruction, but it was judged too violent and explicit so they changed it. It was a good move, this cross is so beautifull and well done. Track by track this album is good, like no song are there for nothing, they all mean something, have a story to share and bring more to Apetite. On the vinyl: Side G (Guns) song about violence, drugs, sex and their dangerous lifestyle with brutal riff and lyrics. Welcome to the jungle: When we think of GN'R we have to think of this song, this song just represent them at perfection. Musically is just pure hard rock with a soft bridge, brutal intro, solos, and the bass part, the drums, musically its perfect. The lyrics about the life in a big city like L.A, the drugs, the sex all other vices of a city who just feel like a jungle. This song is also one of their most famous and the diffusion of the video on MTV launch their carrer in 1988. Its so Easy: This is a badass song, about rock n roll lifestyle, and more specifically the sex and all the girls arounf them at a time they were more and more famous, but not yet rich, but they still manage to get all womens around them and have sex with groupies all the times. It was written by Duff, with a cool bass intro that start nearly all their gigs since 1987 and to this day. Some say its mysoginistic, but i think is just what they were living with brutal honnesty. Nightrain: An ode to alcool consumtion and cheap wine that get you drunk in a second. The music is so good and perfecly fit the subject, aparently one of Slash's favorite song to play live. Out ta Get me: A brutal song about Axl's judicial struggle when he was a teenager in Indiana. The riff is one of the more hard/ heavy of the album and show how talented and diverse they are. Mr. Brownstone`: A song about the habbits of the band, comming late to gigs, and their heroin (Browstone is a slang for heroin) addiction with lyrics about drug tolerance. This song is globaly on of the best, honnest and brutal drug song, just direct and no B.S. Musicaly this song is also one of the best with the magnificent intro, riff and solo. Paradise City: Another of their most famous song with an intro recognisable in a thousand, with extremely good guitars part. The verse are about the life in the street of L.A and the chorus is about life in the Midwest and show how they can have a major commercial hit, but will talking about their reckless lifestyle and their unique background (Axl and Izzy are from Indiana) Side R (Roses) While still talking about sex drugs and rock n roll but with a more romantic and semtimental side, like a rose. My Michelle: Its the life of a friend of the band Michelle Young, who have a very dark life, with drugs and death but tell with honnesty and truth that made their reputation. Think about you: "a quick song about Love, Sex, Drugs and Hollywood" -Izzy. A very underated song on the reccord, kind of a sentimental and softer version of Welcome to the Jungle. Sweet Child O'Mine: probably the reason why this album was so sucessfull, this song just show how this band could be sentimental with beautifull love lyrics but not in a cheesy way. The iconic intro, the perfeclty excuted solo, lyrics and the voice (inspired by Lynyrd Skynyrd) made this song still they most acclamed and know to this day. You're Crazy: Originally you're fucking crazy, a weird song probably about a crazy girl who was involved with the band, but still this song show theur reckless style of telling their stories. Anything Goes: Clearly about sex and sexuall submission, still a very badass way to exprim it as they so good to do it. Apparantly one of their oldest song from the Hollywood Rose era Rocket Queen: Rocket Queen: This song is incredible, seprate in two part with a briudge between them. The intro is so fucking cool, the riff is brutal, the bass is leading the song and the lyrics about Barbi Von Grief a girl who was helping the band to survive in their clubs days, it talk about her wish to have a band who was suposed to be call Rocket Queen. The bridge is the little thing that made this song, this reccord and this band the greatest of all times, in that bridge will the guitar solo rage on, we could ear the real sexual moanings of Adriana Smith, the girlfriend of Steven, she was mad after him and Axl propose to reccord while they have sex. The rest of the song in a poem about love and hope with a magic guitare solo at the end. 12 song that make this reccord the most dangerous album of all time, all those song were written by the best, in a very particular moment in times that make them so damn accurate. I think overall this album merge the best influences in rock history and combine them to create the perfect rock n roll reccord: The hard rock music of AC/DC, Kiss, Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith, the commercial sucess of glam metal band of the times like Van Halen, Mötely Crüe or Bon Jovi. But they come from the street of L.A, and they still keep the undergound vibe, the dark subject and dangerous lifestyle of undergound band like Hanoï Rocks, the Stooges and the New York Dolls. With Duff music and their rebel attitude they have a lot of punk influences like the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, The Damned or Johnny Thunders. Their sentimental and glam (rock) style is also inspired by Queen, David Bowie, T.Rex and others. I think they perflecy combine all thoses legendray bands, but still with thei unique indentify and style that they don't copy but create something ot thei own. They not enough space or enough world for me to descrivbe how much this reccord mean to me, i try the best in can to find anything bad to say about this album but i can't. GN'R is polarising, but no one can denied that this album change the game and blow up the rock scene at the time, this album gave us timeless classic and a way of Rocking that no one ever did before. Why this album is so much better than the other heavy metal album or band at the times (Skid Row, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Ratt and other) is because of all of this but more simple, they were just b etter, more honnest, more real, more bad boys, more good looking (with less makeup and flamboyent clothings), more charismatic and better musicians overall. That why i will give it 5/5, if it was one a hundred it would 100/100, 1000/1000 ect. I really hope that some of you will discover and fucking enjoy this reccord and forever remeber it.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

Only really knew the hits off of this album and wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy the rest. But it’s a really fun album. Does what it says on the tin really. And although Sweet Child O’ Mine is now synonymous with nights out in Walkabout bars, it was good to hear it in the context of the album and still has one of the best guitar solos of all time.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

For me, Guns and Roses stand above other guitar driven bands in the 80s. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and overall they are much better at avoiding some of the hair metal cliches that would not age well. While this album contains some filler, it also contains some of the best known rock songs of all time. It is gritty while maintaining a sensitive undertone and that vulnerability and confidence set it apart from your run of the mill 80s rock albums.

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Thu Jun 29 2023
4

Slash is good, Axl can't sing tho

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

Sure. If I was planning an 80s themed pool party I’d play this. But I can’t fully endorse hair metal in general when I know they were such misogynistic assholes. (The Motley Crew movie is my evidence)

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Mon Aug 14 2023
2

Highlights: "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child of Mine," "Mr. Brownstone" Axl Rose's falsetto is beyond parody. That has to be put aside before judging this. "Welcome to the Jungle" is a very well-constructed song, with all the makings of a hit. Can't say the same of the other hits on here. Van Halen and ACDC had been around for a decade; Metallica and Celtic Frost had been around for five years. It's just impossible to justify this pic unless this list were "1001 Singles You Have Probably Already Heard Before You Die". Slash's talent is holding this together, but the album is always some combination of samey, repugnant, and laughable.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
2

I'm only on sweet child of mine but this album pisses me off so much I have to rate it now all these bands, groups, singers, artists and albums sound the exact fucking same I had to search up who made "Run to the hills" because I they sound identical to half the songs on this album i want to rate it a 1 out of protest for how bad it is but it's still not Beatles tier bad but me rating it a 2 does not bring me joy the last straw was the WOAH WOAH WOAH MY MICHELLE MY MICHELLE MY MICHELLE MY MICHELLE and I'M THINKING ABOUT YOUU YOUUU UUU UUU UUU YOUUUUUU screaming

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Tue Feb 15 2022
1

Ew, gross. I'm forced to hear this garbage every day on the butt rock radio station at work that a bitter old white trash coworker forces everyone to listen to. GnR is easily the worst of the hair metal bands, which is the worst genre of popular music of the last 70 years. This is worthless. This is one of the two worst albums I've had to listen to for this project so far.

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Mon May 31 2021
5

I can't express enough how this album is awesome, a genre-changing moment when it was released. Although today i'm not a big fan of GnR and even listening to this album bores me to hell, I can't ignore the genius behind it. I don't know if any other band can rival a first album like this.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Very Guns and Roses. The most guns that ever roses. Reminds me of when I was 17 and GnR were my band. :D

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

It's so easy (to give this 5 stars)

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

The singles, which are all bangers, aren't even the best songs on this record. It's really fucking spectacular.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

What a great hard rock album!! Thoroughly enjoyed the tracks - some I knew but most were new to me

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Wed May 19 2021
5

incredible rocket queen is the best song imo

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Thu May 06 2021
5

I've listened to this album front to back probably several hundred times. I have vivid memories of when this album was released. I remember my cousin and I going to The Wherehouse and him asking me "Have you heard the Guns N Roses album?" I had no idea what he was talking about. Fast forward a week and it was all I was listening to. Well, that and "Electric" by The Cult, which came out a couple months prior. Those two cassette tapes were constantly playing in my Walkman.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Ending the 80s with a bang! I remember listening to this in my room with headphones so my parents wouldn't hear what I was listening to.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Saved Prior: Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine Unsaved: 12. Anything Goes 11. You're Crazy (a lot of reviews mentioned that the version on G N' R Lies is better. They would be right.) 10. Rocket Queen Cutting Edge: 9. Out Ta Get Me Saved: 8. My Michelle 7. It's So Easy 6. Paradise City 5. Think About You 4. Nightrain 3. Sweet Child O' Mine 2. Mr. Brownstone 1. Welcome To The Jungle (maybe the greatest album opener of all time in my book. Baba O'Riley and this one) Overall Notes: A shot of pure adrenaline. Out and out classic. Side A of this album may be the greatest side of classic rock ever.

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Thu Nov 23 2023
4

One of my favourite parts of recorded music in general comes at about 1:53 into Nightrain, when Rhythm Guitarist Izzy Stradlin gets to play his only solo of the album, delivers 8 bars of the most underwhelming pentatonic nonsense ever recorded, panned to the left side of the mix as if they engineer was saying ‘It’s alright, this is just the Rhythm Guitarist’ before Slash comes in, blows Stradlin away with like two bends, and basically doesn’t stop shredding for the rest of the fucking song

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Genre: Hard Rock 3/5 Guns n' Roses, a group that simultaneously conjures up images of strip clubs as well as BBQs and television commercials, released their best album they ever made, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987. Utilizing tried-and-true hard rock arrangements and instrumentation, GnR made a few HOT singles, 3 of the best songs the decade has to offer (Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, and Sweet Child o' Mine). However, the rest of the album plays out about as you'd expect, raunchy and energetic, but not very interesting. The 3 singles from this album, though, are all great tracks. Overplayed in their own right, as they've become cultural touchstones, but they are undeniable hard rock classics. Axl Rose's voice is in peak condition here, and Slash's lead guitar playing is as good as it ever was. But songs like My Michelle or You're Crazy are total duds, reminiscent of filler you'd find in a lot of 80s rock and roll albums (Def Leppard, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy), but way worse and way more bland. Give 'em credit for 3 great tunes, and the rest is generally skippable. Not bad.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
3

Welcome to the Jungle is one of the best opening tracks to an album. All the hits like Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, and WttJ are true classics. It's So Easy was easily my most disliked track. Sounded like a different band.

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Thu May 18 2023
2

I am not hair metal fan. I think they sound like a lot of other genre music that comes out of the 80s. The music reminds me of what my uncles would be listening to on a Saturday Night looking for something to do -- with mullets and mustaches and stale cigarettes, fake photo IDs, leaning on the bar, air guitar. Breakin' a bottle to start an unnecessary fight near the billiard tables. I can't relate. Probably revolutionary for the 80s, but did not age well? It just sounds like the quintessential sound of that period -- or maybe because I grew up around it as a kid, I just don't understand the appeal. Only songs I like is Welcome to the Jungle & Sweet Child O' Mine. Period. Because of childhood nostalgia and Rock Band.

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Thu Jun 01 2023
2

fucking state of this cunt's voice man

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Tue Jul 18 2023
2

This has to be one of the most overrated albums of all time. The fact that this has sold 30 million puts into context the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump. Clearly a large chunk of the country is filled with mindless trolls that want to drink Bud Light, listen to Paradise City and objectify women. Sweet Child of Mine is probably the only decent song despite its ubiquity. Everything else sounds like a rip off of better bands that came before.

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Tue Sep 05 2023
2

Pre-listening notes: Ok I got eager and looked at my new album at midnight and boy oh boy I let myself down hard. This album fucking OPENS with welcome to the jungle, one of my least fav songs of all time. However, I will give it the benefit of having Sweet child o mine, which is a really great song. I do not think I will enjoy this album tho. Guns N’ Roses is not for me lol. I have now made the vow to only look at my new album in the morning because I don't want to wake up dreading what I have to listen to lol. Post/during listening thoughts: I skipped Welcome to the jungle bc I just... cannot. That song will knock this album down a point alone. It's So Easy and Nightrain are like... good but yeah very Guns n' roses. I think that's how I'll feel about most of this album. Like is it objectively good? Yeah! Is it for me? No! Also let me say I HATE this album cover. Sorry, it's ugly. Mr Brownstone was pretty good, nice melody line. Ohhhh yup I know Paradise City lmao. It has a really nice start to it. I hate My Michelle. Jesus. Sweet Child O' Mine is a classic BUT only bc I think of Stepbrothers. Listen it may sound like I'm actively trying to dislike this album and that's not true. I'm trying so hard to LIKE it. I just cannot stand Axl Rose's voice. Tf is the moaning in Rocket Queen?! Yeah it's exactly what I expected. Gotta listen to some music I enjoy more to cleanse my palette. 3/10. Top Tracks: Mr Brownstone, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine

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Mon Sep 11 2023
2

If I had a boner in the 80s, I might have been into this. Never liked Guns N Roses. Still don't! 2/5.

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Fri Sep 15 2023
2

Very pop rocky and songs had a clear formula that got extended for wayy too long, obviously has insane classics, maybe 3-4 songs are actually enjoyable

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Mon Sep 26 2022
1

I've heard the singles off this record so many times it makes me want to vomit. Trying to be open-minded about the other songs, we'll see how far I can make it... Update: Three tracks in and I cannot do this. Shitty lyrics, cheesy riffs, and over-indulgent guitar solos. I struggle to understand why this is so "acclaimed." An actual line from a review: "rock is at last being wrestled from the hands of the bland, the weak, the jaded, the tired, the worn, and being thrust back into the hands of the real raunch rebels." Oh thank god at last rock will be in the hands of horny white dudes who think rebelling means hitting on the waitress at Applebee's and then chugging beers in the garage while this plays on a piece of shit boom box.

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Tue Oct 06 2020
5

Fun album. In my view this sound is the gold standard for hard rock as a genre. So many tracks with well-deserved classic status on this.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

One of the best debut albums of all time. One of the best hard rock albums of all time with many iconic songs that almost everyone on the planet knows.

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Fri Dec 11 2020
5

Classic hard rock album. I think there’s a couple duds, but this was really a moment in rock, and even the songs I’m not crazy about have some kick ass-ity to em

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Seminal rock album some absolute tunes, Axel Rose is still a prick

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

I'd never actually listened to the whole album, but knew a few singles I knew I'd love. Solid album, some songs I wasn't too fond of, others I found I rather enjoy. Great choice!

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Testament to GNRs success that I knew most of this album just from the hits, but liked hearing some new things by them from this album.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

One of the greatest rock albums of all time. Big guitar sounds, every song is great

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Echt tolles Album, und das Talent des Sängers (ist doch Alice Cooper, oder?) ist offensichtlich Bisher das beste Album.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

Not listening, have heard it enough. It’s perfect, quintessential 80’s metal.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

When they had it together, GNR were amazing. Great album.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

I love this album. Always have. Always will. One of the first albums I remember being able to listen to start to finish.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Love this album... hard to find a bad song on the whole thing. GNR at their peak and an album I need to put into the rotation.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

pour les gun's sensiblement le meme commentaire mais j'ai déja joué leur version de knock on the heaven door en show et c'est un peu plus

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Funny that my mom said she "hates GNR" then when Sweet Child of Mine came on, she's saying "OMG who performs this - I love this song!" :')

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Doesn't get more 5 than this

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Great album, plays like a greatest hits album, awesome listening to it

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Très content d’avoir découvert ce petit band Underground! Non sans farce, j’ai vraiment aimé l’album au complet, surtout les 4-5 premières chansons. J’ai découvert des tounes moins connues une fois Welcome to the Jungle terminée. Bref, c’est un 5!

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

the best-selling debut album of all time for a reason!

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Probably my most listened to album of all time. I’ve never tired of it, still sounds fresh, all killer and no filler - a game changing album for me musically - I could rave on for hours about it - the easiest five stars I will ever dish out on this

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Remains edgy and sounds fantastic 30 years later.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Best album yet. An album to actually listen to before you die. Some of the others I would rather die than listen 🤣

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

So many classics: Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O'mine'. Classic album. Easily a mid to high 4, bordering a 5. Rounded up to 5.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Not the first nor last band to release a debut album, that they then never manage to top. 'Appetite...' is all stellar, sleazy hardrock tunes. Honed through .years of shows and recorded by an obviously hungry band. With riffs, licks and leads to conquer the world, there was never real competion to GnR Fave track; Mr. Brownstone, with the rest of the tracks coming in close second

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

As a statement of intent, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
5

One of the all-time great hard rock albums

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Classic album. One of the best rock albums of all time easily. Arguable one of the best debut albums from any band ever. There’s not a bad track on the entire album.

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Thu May 20 2021
5

Absolute banger. Every song is good

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

I had forgotten what a perfect rock album this is.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

damn voelt als een best of album met al die hits denk dat welcome to the jungle mijn favoriet is. Ik geef het de classic status omdat dit voor mij wel echt de definitie van een rock en roll album. één klein minpuntje is dat ze soms wel de nummers wat te lang rekken; ik moet niet vijftig keer horen dat je op de nachttrein zit.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

The greatest debut album from any rock band.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

So many classics and a few forgotten gems

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