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Appetite For Destruction

Guns N' Roses

1987

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Appetite For Destruction

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3.79

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

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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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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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5

Love it

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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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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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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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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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5

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5

Good guitar band

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5

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

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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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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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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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5

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

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5

peak classic rock

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5

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

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5

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

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5

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

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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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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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5

What's to say? It's AMAZING

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5

Fantástico

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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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5

This is all good stuff

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5

Hell yeah

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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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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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5

Doesn't get more 5 than this

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5

5/5

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5

Ace

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5

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

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5

Classic

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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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5

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

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5

One of the Best

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5

<3

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5

<3

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5

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

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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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5

Stone cold classic

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5

Remains edgy and sounds fantastic 30 years later.

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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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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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5

A timeless classic

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5

Brilliant

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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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5

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

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5

Amazing.

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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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5

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

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5

incredible rocket queen is the best song imo

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5

One of the all-time great hard rock albums

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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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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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5

Absolute banger. Every song is good

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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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5

Great album 9/10

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5

I had forgotten what a perfect rock album this is.

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5

Is there any doubt?

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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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5

The greatest debut album from any rock band.

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5

So many classics and a few forgotten gems

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5

Perfect

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5

What can you say? I have listened to this album literally hundreds of times in my life and I can guarantee that I'll listen to it more. Classic hard rock album. One of the best.

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5

Discazo

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5

Classic/10

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5

Rabia. Rock en estado puro. Voz inconfundible y guitarras míticas. Auténtico disco de cabecera

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5

Great album with a bunch of known songs. Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O'Mine. 9/10.

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5

Absolute classic. Night Train my favorite. 5/5

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5

If I'm going to give 5 stars to Guns N' Roses it has to be for this album... so here it goes...

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5

Great album. Heard many times.

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5

It was amazing.

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5

10/10

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5

+ 10 for the linear art and the boob I got to see as a 10 year old. I didnt understand all the stuff going on in the photo at the time. I just saw a boob. 5 - Nothing hits harder than Welcome to the Jungle as an opening track.

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5

Sehr gut

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5

Absolutely storming

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5

Настоящая святая библия. Окажись я на необитаемом острове, я бы взял только этот альбом и ничего больше.

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5

I pretty much ignored this album when it came out. At the time I didn’t think I liked hard rock. Somewhere became then and now I became a fan of the genre and several songs on this album, but never went back to listen to this. I’m glad to have this come up! I went into this loving “Paradise City” and “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child Of Mine.” So going in to this listen I’m already on board with a quarter of the album. Glad I finally got around to listening to the rest. There are a lot more songs on this for me. “It’s So Easy,” the first new-to-me GNR song I’ve heard in decades, had me at the first chorus. So much talent in this band... The vocal performance in “Mr. Brownstone” shows real versatility. I love the different sound. “My Michelle” was a pretty sweet (for them) love song leading into “Sweet Child of Mine” - a song that I’ve never tired of hearing. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION is sex, drugs and rock and roll and I like it! This listen was long overdue.

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5

This is an old, old favorite that I used to listen to on my walkman in college. Aside from a couple of lyrics that still make me cringe, this is a brilliant piece of work. Great songs, great riffs, great vocals. I will always love it.

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5

I never knew this sold poorly in the US - and took off here - hell, I had the cassette. To quote Kerrang "rock is at last being wrestled from the hands of the bland, the weak, the jaded, the tired, the worn". Yeh, rock on 🤘

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5

Would get a 5 just based on the opening guitar riff. Classic album for me

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5

Good music for its time

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5

Classic.

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5

The first and IMO, the best!

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5

One of the most enthralling, exhilarating, refreshing and outright rollicking hard rock albums of the 80s. Guns n' Roses put all of their eggs in one basket here and it produced brilliant results. No wonder why we all go back to it time and time again. Favorites: Welcome to the Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City, Sweet Child o' Mine, Rocket Queen.

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5

I know this is overplayed but shit it's a good album & I love it!

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5

Was delighted to see this come up. What a tornado of an album. A couple filler songs are astronomically offset by all-time banger after banger, crowned by my all time favorite tune Paradise City. I’m on the night train, so’s I can leave this slum… 10/10

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5

Great album. Can’t believe it’s 35 years old. Not a bad track on it. Easily best I’ve listened to so far and better than I’d remembered it being

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5

That Album is F-ing awesome

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5

Предисловие: О группе знаю давно. Раньше пытался послушать, но что-то не сошлось. Даю второй шанс Прослушивание 1: Обзор на треки: 1 Вот это я понимаю гитарный риф, однозначно лайк! Хорошее начало положено. 2 Это поёт тот же человек? Просто в прошлом треке был другой тембр голоса. Песня звучит как типичный рок того времени, но мне нравится 3 Хорошо. Больше слов нет. Трек никак не впечатлил. 4 Песня энергичная, но опять же однотипная. 5 Cнова замечательный гитарный риф. Заставляет пританцовывать, осторожно. 6 Так и не понял что хитого в этой песне кроме мотивчика. Просто отлично сделанная пенся, причём на целых 6минут, лайк 7 Какое атмосферное начало... пожалуй лучший трек с альбом пока что. Не понимаю почему так мало прослушиваний, по равнению с остальными трекам. 8 Сейчас бы сесть в девяточку малинового и поехать отдыхать под эту песню. Мне нравится, лайк 9 Трек слышал очень давно. Он у меня даже добавлен. Просто наслаждаемся шедевром... 10 Ритм шикарный, ща дотонцую и приду. Песня прекрасна! 11 Что за странные звуки в начале песни хахахахаха, похоже на резиновых уточек. Гитарист отжигает! Да ещё и губная гармошка тут! Самый необычный трек с альбома, добавляю 12 Что за барабаны, что за бас, что за ангельский голосочек, мама мия, либо я начал понимать этот альбом, либо он прекрасен под конец. Следующие прослушивания мне помогут в этом разобраться. Прослушивание 2: Похоже я начинаю любить этот альбом. Он явно останется в моем плейлисте, вопрос на сколько? Возможно я нашёл новую любовь, но загадывать пока рано!(p.s. я добавил все треки) Прослушивание 3: Всё, наши чувства однозначно взаимны, и я определился с оценкой альбома 100% Прослушивание 4: Нет слов, одни эмоции. Кстати, не смотри клип на 1 трек, вот это он кринж конечно.... Вывод: Да....не ожидал, что альбом так зацепит. 5 из 5. Альбом остаётся в моей медиатеке, и будет прослушан десятки раз.

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5

A classic, truly awesome

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5

Not a bad song or a dud note, it screams with a high-throttle energy and the virtuoso of one of the all-time great guitarists.

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5

Já conhecia o álbum, mas ouvir as canções na sequência é uma experiência e tanto. Não preciso falar dos solos, não é? Tudo incrível! Álbum, de fato, memorável.

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5

FUCKING LOVE THEM <3 Deffo 5/5

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5

timeless classic, definition of the hard rock, 3 unforgettable songs, everyone knows them.

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5

Excellent rock album. Lots of hits - has me ready to blow thru a wall!

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5

An absolutely fantastic hard rock album and a classic for good reason. Fast and dirty, yet with enough technical appeal and interesting song writing.

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5

A whole album of face melters.

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5

Had only ever listened to the 'hits' before, so this is my first time listening to the entire album. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I already knew I liked the hits and the Guns N' Roses sound. i also thought the rest of the tracks were a fun listen, especially "Mr. Brownstone" and "My Michelle". However, "Rocket Girl" was slightly odd.

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5

I know before even turning this on its going to be 5/5. What a great album, so many hits and still so relevant today, 35 years later.

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5

I'm not sure there's anyone over the age of...10? 12? who hasn't heard at least a few songs from this. I remember when this came out - there was a slow burn, people were sort of aware of it, then BAM it blew up and was *everywhere* - it was lumped in with the other longhair/spandex heavy rock of the time but is definitely different: greasier, dirtier, more raw - like the punk rock of hair metal. Due to the popularity - and it's gotten bigger over the years, too - I honestly never ever need to hear Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child again thanks to unimaginative and boring classic rock radio [or watch any hockey game and guaranteed at least 2/3 are played between plays], although to be fair in context they do sound great here. Some of the non-hits are absolute killers, especially the first half up to Paradise City; my highlight is that "Mr Brownstone" riff which has always been one of my favourites. So yeah - I hadn't voluntarily put this on in years but it's just a damn great angry punky stupid infantile amazing sounding album - emphasis on how cool it sounds; the dual guitars were/are nothing new but the way they didn't exactly match up and kept that perfectly-designed sloppiness in a Stones kinda way is probably what puts this album over the top. I'm not always in the mood for it and it's not necessarily my favourite kind of music [mostly please please look away from the totally 80s sexist-as-hell-at-best lyrics] but it's also arguably one of the 3-4 greatest debuts in rock history, perfect for the time, and I'm not sure could have been any better... if that's not a 5 star then what's the point... 9/10 5 stars.

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5

algumas músicas lado B muito boas e algumas meio constrangedoras. Sweet child of mine realmente uma grande canção né

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5

They arrived with a massive explosion. There was some great rock around at that time, but it wasn't played on commercial radio. Instead we had that travesty known as "hair metal." Firstly, it wasn't metal, it was plastic pop with guitars. It didn't rock, it primped. I took one look at G'n'R and expected more of the same. Then I heard this! It just launches and never sets down. Usually I get bored with too much of the same, but they rock so hard it doesn't matter. Like every great band it begins with the rhythm section. Slash peels off solos that Page would struggle to equal. Like all the great leads, he is melodic, not just some boring shredder like Steve Vai. Axl doesn't have a great voice, but it suits the songs. This is one of the great debut albums, yet they went better with Use Your Illusion(s)...

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5

Joka ei tälle viittä tähtee anna, niin täytyy vaan ihmetellä

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5

Helpot 5*. Varmaankin jopa ykkönen kaikista levyistä ikinä jotka ovat vaikuttaneet omaan musiikkimakuun. Vielä 35v julkaisun perästä kuulostaa aivan timanttiselta ja useamman kerran päivän aikana pyöri läpi.

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5

So good

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5

Classic

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5

Five stars. Killer songs from the 1st track to the last.

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5

Absolute classic rock album. They were so huge for a while.

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5

Pura energía y hard rock. No es un disco perfecto pero no tiene que serlo para provocar mover la cabeza y hacer la ocasional air-guitar. 4.5 que sube a 5.

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5

A game changer album from the 80s.epic

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5

Amazing!

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5

Tiene taaaaantos megahits que no se puede dudar de que es vinilazo.

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5

Maybe one of the best openings of all time.

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5

One of, if not, the best debut albums of all time.

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5

"Hair Metal" with balls

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5

If you don't like this album you don't like rock.

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5

Do you know where you are? You're in 90s rock nostalgia baby! Okay okay, it was late 80s, but who's counting?! Still rocks! 🤘

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5

An exemplary Rock album.

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4

darn good

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4

Classic, but a wholly overrated band

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4

CD com mais da metade dos clássicos da banda, mas muito irregular. Ainda assim, merece 4 estrelas. PS: versão demo da Don't Cry no soundcloud parece Lynyrd Skynyrd

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4

Wow....I did not know Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City and Sweet Child O' Mine were all from the same album.

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4

Clássico da adolescência. Como Axel cantava....

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4

Really solid all the way through. Several huge hits that don't feel dated. This album must have seemed revolutionary when it first appeared 4/5

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4

A classic album for sure with some of the bangerest bangers on it but the interim songs weren't so good.

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4

Classic.

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4

This might be enjoyable, can't remember the songs on it. Forgot what a banger this was. Might be cheesy and corny, but It took me back to my teenage years..really enjoyed this one.

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4

Peak 80's hair metal, my guy.

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4

Loved it when I first heard it back in the say, but now I think apart from a couple of outstanding tracks, it's very samey

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4

Cool guitar playing, but a bit aggressive for my taste, especially the lyrics

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4

Looking for energy?

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4

Decc

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4

Sweet Child & filler

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4

Pre party bops

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4

More fun than I remembered.

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4

Has some good songs on it, not my favorite tho

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4

An appetite for bangers

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4

Je vais avouer que les tounes qui ne sont pas des hits ont passées comme dans du beurre. Pas que c'était mauvais, je n'ai juste pas vraiment porter attention. Mon hit: Sweet child O mine. Criss qu'elle est forte.

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4

Welcome to the Jungle is one of the best rock songs I have ever heard

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4

D’emblée, je ne tripais pas trop sur ce groupe. Pour moi c’est pas du métal et c’est du hard rock de matante cochones. Par contre, en écoutant l’album je me rend compte que je les aime les matantes cochones et que c’est quand même du bon rock. C’est quand même très innovateur comme musique, du heavy qui plait à tous avec des guitares et des melodie hargneuse Je l’évite, la voix d’Axel c’est bon une heure, plus que ça ça écœure Je lévite : it’s so easy, thinking about you, night train

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4

Great album

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4

First ever listen but know the big tunes. Welcome To The Jungle is a work of art, one of the best album openers ever. Fucking love it. Sweet Child has always pissed me off for some reason but appreciate why it's so famous. Overall it's shit hot but not a 5 for me.

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4

A ver, lo escuché de entrada con prejuicio de que no me iba a gustar, porque el hard-rock-metal de esa epoca, hijole... Pero de hecho sí me llegaron a gustar varios momentos del disco. Quizás no era tan malo como pensaba y a la ve tenía muy bajas expectativas. Con todo, la voz caracteristica de ese género me sigue dando cancer. Canciónes fav: It's so easy, Nightrain y Mr. Brownstone. Mood: Welcome to the high-pitched voices

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4

Paradise City alone deserves a 4

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4

The great tracks offset a couple of weaker ones

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4

Fun times.

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4

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4

(Listened to Before)This is a childhood favorite so definitely biased, but this is one of the best hard rock/hair metal records ever. Listening back more critically this time, there are definitely a couple meh songs on here, but nearly everything is enjoyable and there are too many classics on here for those mediocre tracks to hurt my overall view hurt the overall record. Best Tracks: My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle Worst Tracks: Nightrain, You’re Crazy

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4

Not my vibe so much but bangers aplenty so can't complain

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4

Surprised I haven’t listened to this before. There wasn’t a bad song on the album. Really good!

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4

Fun listen. Lot of the songs could have the last minute cut.

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4

typical 80's rock. Solid album for metal/hard rock.

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4

Nice to listen to, great energy

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4

Didn't thought I was going to like it, but ended enjoying it. Might listen a couple of times more.

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4

Definitely GnR at their best. Deep tracks are vulgar and almost comically rebellious. Fantastic hard rock album.

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4

Groovy dude.

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4

Axl Rose is a prick but this is a classic album.

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4

Pretty good

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4

Obvious bangers. Overall, aight🇹🇬

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4

Algunas parecen filler, otras han envejecido mal. Pero igual, aguante el rock n roll cabrrrrrones

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4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Welcome to the jungle, My Michelle, Sweet child O' Mine

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4

Good old Dad rock baby

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4

What a classic! Not every song is worth listening through but the amount of absolute bangers on this album is mind blowing. And to think it was a debut album that started off with Welcome to the Jungle!

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4

Int begin vond ik dat ze gewoon veel de titel van het liedje herhaalde op snoei harde gitaren. Maaaaaarrrr they got hits boiiiii. Als ik dit album luister wil ik gewoon terug zoals vroeger die goede race games spelen met paradise city op de radio ooh wat genieten. Dit type Gitaren zijn nog steeds niet mijn favoriet maar ik apprecieer wel dat ze dat kunnen ( denk ik niet easy idk). Ja ja ik geef het een 4 verrassend. Maar vooral voor paradise city en my michelle b2b vibes

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4

Guns n' roses.. I knew this day would come. Over het algemeen over deze band: - ze hebben de geschiedenis, de reputatie - ze hebben de oldschool vibe - ze hebben zeker en vast de hits Maar, vaak voel ik het niet. Net zoals bij al die andere grote, ACDC. Instrumentaal, top. Riffs zitten altijd goed, gitaarwerk is vaak sterk en iconisch. Bas, zoals het moet, aanwezig maar ge hoort het niet. Drums: simplistisch, zoals altijd bij die oldschool bands. Zang... Iconisch, MAAR, niet mijn ding. Altijd zo hoog dat het na een tijd echt op men zenuwen werkt. Ik mag er echt niet te veel op letten of het stoort mij. Het album, goed, de hits steken er wel bovenuit. Ik geniet vooral van de instrumenten want de zang is ugh. Axl Rose, geen fan, en dan ging die nog zingen bij die andere ambetante zang van ACDC.. nee bedankt. had een 5je geweest als ik de zang kon verdragen.

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4

Obviously there are a couple of big hits on here (Welcome to the Jungle / Paradise City / Sweet Child O'Mine). The rest of the album is good. Very solid CD, not convinced it needs 5 start though.

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4

Great Rock album, awesome of course as a debut album, but overall it has three great songs, couple of good songs and the rest of the songs fall off, being a three ish, so overall this combines for a good 4

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4

4/5 obviously yes!

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4

Still holds up. Great fucking metal album. Slash is a guitar god and I finally got to see them all just a few days ago.

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4

Another flaw in the 5 star rating system. This is a high 4 point something but can’t go 5!!

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4

This album is hugely impressive, obviously influential, and overall very fun to listen to. I’m not a huge fan of Axl’s vocals, but this is still a great album

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4

Fun, lots of classics. Can't say I really actively listened, but still enjoyed it while I worked.

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4

The songs I already knew didn't stand out so much to me, but the newer ones sounded so refreshing to me. The energy was through the roof and I couldn't help but have a good time.

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4

Its funny to me how much this album now sounds like electrified honky-tonk to me. In any case, it was still thoroughly enjoyable to listen to. The radio anthems that are nearly impossible to not sing along with, still hold strong, but the rest of the album is a solidly stable collection of tracks as well, that doesn't really leave much room for complaint - assuming you can get into the style at all. The production of the album is vocals and guitars forward and it's pretty obvious why (Axle, Slash and Duff - I mean, come on!). In contrast, the rhythm section could basically be any studio artists out there and I'm not sure it would feel any different. All around, a good one to revisit.

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4

I still can't believe I saw them live, they're not that great, but some good songs in there. I'll go with 4, but 3 was close

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4

Now this is classic rock! I was shocked to hear the F word on multiple tracks without a parental advisory so I can only imagine the young kids who's parents caught them listening to this and called it the devils music. All their best songs on one album plus some other ok hits. My appetite was quenched as I was destroyed by these balads.

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4

One of my favorite all time guitar players is Slash. Guns & Roses is a definite classic, can’t say anything bad about this band.

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4

The hits here really hit, especially Paradise City. But the deep cuts really don't do it for me at all. Still, the singles and the overall production are enough to carry it to a 4/5 from me.

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4

great high moments goeie energy little samey throughout

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4

Pretty good. Groovy jams, but questionable lyrics/subject matter. Also these songs are so overused in movies so that detracts from them too

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4

Classic and great album. Hard hitter. Anthem album.

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4

What a debut. Some songs that aren't so great, but they still keep the vibe going. If you like hard rock that doesn't waver on that description, it's a good album to hear. Highlight Tracks: 1, 5, 6, 7, 9

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4

Solid album. The hits are definitely hits but some of the other songs kind of fall flat.

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4

Classic

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4

All the G'n'R classics in one place. What is this, some kind of greatest hits?

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4

This is one of the biggest album of all time. It put Guns N' Roses on the map. The amount of hits is unreal.

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4

Buen disco, mucha energía y potencia.

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I was never a big fan of Guns N' Roses...I found their rock a little hard for my tastes. Even so, I don't know how I never listened to this album before. Listening now, I don't know what all my fuss was about...there is nothing that extreme here. The tracks are quite listenable, although I doubt I will listen all that often.

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4

One of the most popular albums in American history and this is my first time listening to it. It definitely rocks; a headbanging delight; hard rock at its hardest. "Sweet Child O' Mine" remains an anthem. Besides the other two well known hits "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City," I was fond of "It's so Easy" and "My Michelle." The lyrics on all these songs are not warm and charming, but that's rock 'n' roll I guess!

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4

Profane, grimy, and messy

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4

Yes. Yes. Yes! I love Guns n Roses and squealed when I saw this as my album of the day. WHAT A TREAT

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4

I respect the classic songs on this album (that aren't Sweet Child of Mine because that song was never good), but the rest of the album around it just isn't very good.

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4

Nothing notable outside the big three. Best track: Sweet Child O' Mine

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4

classic

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4

One or two of these at a time are awesome. Not a surprise that his voice gets grating all at once though. By the middle of My Michelle I had to take a break. 3 stars for good headbangin’ rock straight through, and an extra star for the 45 seconds of Sweet Child alone.

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4

Goed album, maar na een tijdje beginnen alle nummers toch wel heel hard op elkaar te lijken

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4

Hmmm... sneaks a low four. Mainly so as to not mess up my genre ratings! No really, obviously there are one or two classic songs in there but generally I find GnR quite parodic and tiresome.

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4

Some excellent classic tracks ! 4*

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4

Klasyk

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4

Part Led Zep, part Aerosmith, part AC/DC (and a lot of other bands) ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is as raunchy and sleazy a debut as anything that came before it. Where it’s different compared to other hard rock albums of the era is in the nasty, mean, and grim undercurrent that runs through the album. However it’s also full of terrific hooks and riffs, meaning it’s a record that still thrills and feels dangerous, even today.

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4

One of the better album from GnR

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4

4/5. Might just be the most overrated album of all time.

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4

Classics

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4

One of the most complete hard rocking albums of all time. GNR’s best. Also a trip down memory lane for us people of a certain age.

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4

good album, it slaps, 2 or 3 classics

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4

Better than I remember, but still not the breed of nihilism that I would listen to on a regular basis.

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4

Classic songs on there, sounds very of its time but still good.

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4

i desperately needed this album after a week of god awful albums… so i really enjoyed it. i needed a hard rock and this is perfect. it’s just a good, loud album.

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4

Has entered the realm of "yeah its a classic, but I would also be happy if I never listened to it again"

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4

Después de años lo escuche completo nuevamente. Lo recordaba mejor.

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Qué buen disco. Quizá nunca le he tenido fe a Axl Rose ni me ha caido bien, y tal vez no soy fan de su estilo de cantar y los gemidos que hace en los puentes, pero es que si dejas pasar eso, el disco es una tras otra de buenas rolas de rock. Además de los tres obvios trancazos que trae: Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle y Sweet Child O' Mine, pero la verdad es que otras muchas del disco son muy buenas aunque no suenen cada viernes en cada bar de rock a lo largo y ancho del mundo. Mr. Brownstone, Think About You y Rocket Queen, al menos, valen la pena. Es en definitiva una ventana al porque esta banda llegó a ser tan importante…

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4

I'm a bit indifferent to GNR and their particular brand of cock rock, but most of their biggest (and I'd argue all of their best) tunes are on this album. The album tracks are more killer than filler, too - just about. A slightly overly long time, but a good time.

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4

Really enjoyed this album

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4

Solid

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4.0 - This record was another staple among the cool kids at my elementary school, which made it suspect in my eyes. But like it or not, GNR has been a mainstay in the soundtrack of my life. Wherever people are having fun, "Paradise City", "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle" are bound to be playing. As I finally give this album a fair listen, I actually think they've pulled off something heroic. They've wrested control of rock 'n' roll from the terrible and tired rock acts that were crowding the radio. I was expecting to hear big synthesizer fills, multi-layered vocal harmonics and typical cocaine-driven studio overproduction. Instead I hear a sound that is raw and stripped down. Axl Rose commands with a single, powerful voice. Slash comes through with blues-inspired licks, unfettered by studio fuckery. This is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll set against the Sunset Strip. Pretty damn classic.

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4

Hard-core dude

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Un 4, pero porque tiene Sweet Child Of Mine.

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4

I don’t think I’ve ever heard this one in full, it’s a good record and the classics slap hard, there is some “guitar jerkin” but I mean, it’s slash so it’s ok I guess. It is quite long, but any 80’s record without synths is a win

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4

Oh, how I used to love this album! So many old favourites! So many classics! But that's the catch, though. That past tense. I still think it's an excellent album, but I cannot deny I don't turn to it like I used to. Or as frequently as I used to.

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4

Great stuff even if sweet child goes on a bit

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This album has some of the best rock songs of all time like welcome to the jungle and sweet o child of mine, so I appreciate it for that.

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4

I can’t believe this was 1987! So many tracks that carried through to this day and beyond.

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4

Dominating in my late teens. Listening to the full album for the first time in many, many years it was interesting to note that a fair bit of it was not quite fully professional... The polish a tad patchy, some slight flubs. When it's on point it is quintessential American heavy rock. A bit meatheaded as most of its genre is but smarter and wittier than most.

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4

Andy informed me that Slash was 22 when this album came out and now I am devastated.

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4

Memories of school, jean jackets wreaking of palmals with ballpoint pen inscribed band logos... I didn't like the people back then that liked this music, but I liked the music.

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3

Decent

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habs mit Janko über die Boxen gehört, vibes aber trotzdem nicht so mein Style + man fühlt sich wie nen alter Mann der cool sein will und mit dem Kopf aus seinem Caprio zur Musik singt

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3

meh

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Undeniably important, but hair metal sucks and Axl's voice is annoying.

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3

I do like the hits Paradise City and Sweet Child - but the rest of the album is a bit flat and similar

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wow oh wow - never played from start to end all the way through before - so good but also so many unnecessary side comments and moaning xxx sounds/ lol

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3

Good enough

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Not really my style -- funky and metallic, without much lyrical substance or 'groove'. It just felt empty to me and a bit boring. Some cool moments, but overall not my thing. Hard to get through the whole album, tbh

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Not my thing but I get why it's so popular.

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Fun album from my youth.

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it's hard to separate this album from the punk-ass bitch that axl is. welcome to the jungle was edgy and energetic in its time... i don't think i need to hear it again. brownstone, paradise, sweet child and rocket queen hold up better. interesting to read that it took this album over a year (june '87 to late '88) after release to find its popularity

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I find it hard with this one. I have memories of absolutely loving this as a teenage and thinking it was simply brilliant. I don't enjoy it that much now. But does that mean it's a bad album? I am so confused

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regular

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It's much as I remembered it. One good album, then 30 years of WTF.

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Recuerdo cuando un compañero trajo este vinilo (este no, el de la portada original que luego censuraron) y fue un shock. En esa época de cierto éxito del Heavy-Metal de melenas cardadas y portadas espectaculares. Sin embargo, encontré un sonido diferente en este disco. Aquello era más Rock que Heavy y tenía canciones realmente buenas. Empezar con "Welcome to the jungle" y meter ahí un tema como "Sweet child o'mine".

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Mmm, pues ya he dicho que el hard rock (¿esto es hard rock?) no es para mí y pues el problema que tengo con Guns N' Roses es que la voz acentúa todo lo que no me gusta jajaja. Pues las clásicas "Welcome to the Jungle" y "Sweet Child O' Mine" están okay, la última canción es buena para el cierre y "Think About You" medio la disfruté. Todo me suena igual, aunque quizá esté equivocado. No es un disco al que regresaría. 6.5/10

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Pss no me convence

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Ok

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Very solid, would rate it 3.5/5.

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It has some good songs but guns and roses is one of those bands that are better in small quantities rather than listening to a whole album. 3RS

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Overrated. Todo mundo le pone 5 estrellas, se me hace medianón el disco.

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never been a GnR fan but i guess this is the good one

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Some good tunes but overall it's not my cup of tea. Bar a couple of songs i wouldn't listen again.

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Góð nostalgía, mörg góð lög en vantar upp á heildina.

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All songs sound the same but there are a few good classics

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Q: how many good songs makes a classic album? A: 2, apparently (plus a couple of reasonably good songs) Couldn't remember anything else from this. A very distinctive overall sound, but aside from the obvious contenders for classic status, the material is very weak and mostly just about saved by Slash's savage guitar. Admittedly a cut above the opposition, but that's not saying much. I love Sweet Child and Paradise city as much as anyone and have been trying unsuccessfully to play them for years, but as to the rest, if I never heard it again that would be fine with me. Fast coming to the conclusion that there are very, very, very few albums that are consistently worth listening to.

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Respect what it is/did in rock, but not really my thing aside from the few big hits.

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Good album, not as good as I remember it but good none the less. Really rocking it but I don't like the production that much

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Classic singles and good filler tracks.

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Some good recognisable songs Enjoyable album. His voice can get a little grating

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Other then three classic songs the rest of the album sounds the same

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Yeah I remember seeing them back in 2018. They were okay, Greta van Fleet was way better.

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Classic, but out dated.

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Solid Rock

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This was a complicated listen. I thoroughly enjoyed it but the artist's personal life ruins it some.

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Corny

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3.25

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Reminds me of the uncool kids at school.

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Undeniably one of the greatest album openers of all time. A lot of the rest is just a lot of your typical cock rock of the 80's. I mean, everyone knows GnR. I liked it.

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An album with three amazing singles, and not much else.

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Rockin…. 🧥

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This album pretty much represents GNRs legacy to me. Which is balls to the wall power, great solos and a crop of great singles. However like this album, GNR are also extremely overrated. A fair bit of the album tracks were cheesy hair metal that should stay in the late 80s. It stands out to a lot of people and I love some songs like Welcome To The Jungle, but as an album I simply couldn't get into it.

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3 great songs (Jungle, Paradise, Sweet Child), not much else.

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Songs Known Before: Welcome to the jungle, Pardise City, Sweet Child O' Mine Favorite: Sweet Child O' Mine

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Absolutely classic singles but questionable non singles.

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Las guitarras están al mismo volumen que la voz? Los solos de 30 notas/segundo jajajajaja No es el álbum de mi vida pero hay que estar muerto para no moverse con las famosas Qué diferencia hay entre las famosas y las que no. Mr Brownstone es la canción genérica de rock, y luego te entra Paradise City con armonías curradas P. Personal: 6. Puedo escucharlo y me divierte, pero me aburren rápido las canciones que no conozco. P. Género: 6. Creo que de rock duro loa hay mejores. Además, vale que sea su estilo, pero Slash tiene un pedal y ya. P. Histórica: 8, puedo entender la trascendencia histórica que tiene

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No better than any other band's album at the time.

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Loud, boisterous. Lacking in variety. Some great tracks sprinkled in with standard hair metal.

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“A unique mix of different rock values… speed and musicianship, flash and dirt… it changed hard rock's sensibilities at the time.”

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Fire sange var værd at høre: Welcome to the jungle Paradise City My Michelle Sweet Child O' mine Men tre ud af fire (Bortset fra My Michelle) havde jeg hørt før. Så måske skyldes det den auditive deca-effekt.

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It's quality music, but I don't like it that much

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This sounded very exciting when I was fifteen (tbh I don't think I heard this one back then, except for the hits. I definitely had Use Your Illusion on tape. I and II). It still sounds quite exciting but also bloated and a bit silly. 7/10

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6/10

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Doesn’t hold up

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I don't know. It's a classic album but didn't do much for me. Guns N Roses is a good band, they just don't do much for me. Fave track: Welcome to the Jungle

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Definitely a classic, but not the entire album. Some huge huts on this album and pure rock 'n' roll, but some songs are lacking, and the overall sound starts to get repetitive.

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Can remember liking this at the time of release but now those whiny vocals really do start to grate. Its So Easy & Mr Brownstone still sound great but hard to listen to it all the way through.

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Not normally my bag. For certain I know this record from the inescapable radio and MTV rotation, and probably Beavis & Butthead. One is welcome to adore acid distressed vocals and bleach-blond jeans without apology.

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Cool album with some good songs not my cup of tea but can't ignore the greatness

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Curti as que já conhecia por serem mais famosinhas, de resto nao me cativaram

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As a Nirvana diehard, this cannot, and isn't, my cup of tea.

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An old friend, still sounds as good as it did when I was 18, perhaps a bit juvenile, but does that matter. Side 1 is streets ahead of side 2.

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Not my thing, but i appreciate it is quite fun,esp. Sweet Child of Mine. The sort of thing that they would play on Waynes World.

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Re-listen, meh.

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Beyond the 3 staple tracks, there isn't much here beyond generic rock. Some of the numbers almost sound like production library tracks and although the staples are now way overplayed, 'Paradise City' is still an absolute tune.

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Very good for a hair metal album

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Everything about Appetite for Destruction, from the skulls on the cover to the solos on the album, is incredibly dated. You couldn't have made this album a few years earlier, or a few years later. As such, it exists as this near-perfect time capsule of 1987 cock rock. It's also the best example of the genre - I've always had more time for this album than anything by AC/DC or the like. "Sweet Child O' Mine" does absolutely blow everything else on the album out of the water, though.

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Tenacious D should sue these guys for ripping them off.

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Dancing with Mr Brownstone... Probs their best release.

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Idk 3? Probably 4, but goddamn have I heard these songs a lot of times. Great energy though. It's not popular for nothing.

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It's got some really impressive hits, no joking about that. However, I feel Axls voice super fucking grating. To the point I found it hard to make it all the way through this one.

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Je n'ai pas embarqué dans Guns N' Roses à l'époque. En fait c'est le premier album du groupe que j'écoute en entier. Je connaissais bien sûr les gros hits du groupe et on en a quand même 3 sur ce premier album. Je n'aurais pas pensé que c'était leur premier album. Quand même réussi, toute l'essence est là. Tout de même pas un album que j'écouterais régulièrement, mais quand même agréable et efficace pour rocker la place. Pièces préférées: Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City

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bien que je n'aime pas les guns n roses pour des raisons de chanteur qui me brise les tympans, j'apprécie quelques unes de leur chansons dans le cadre de reprises.

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MORE COWBELL!

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Great vocals, great guitar playing, great production but overall only ok-ish songs. The well known singles 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Paradise City' and 'Sweet Child O' Mine' are easily the standout tracks.

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05/16/22

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Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, and Sweet Child Of Mine are all fantastic era-defining anthems, but the rest of the album is kind of mid. Same kind of thing as Slippery When Wet

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It was ok.

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Two

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meh pop rock

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It's just not my thing. While G&R were better then most hair bands of the 80s, it's still butt rock. And I don't listen to it much these days.

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His voice is so whiny. A few classic songs that I like probably because I've heard them so much. If I heard this without knowing how popular it is, I probably would pick out the 2 good songs and move on.

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Too hard rock for me

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Sounds like two cats in an alley. Sounds thin. I will give it another attempt one day though.

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Pretty awful. I'll give it 2 stars just because I think the guitar work is not bad.

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it's just as bad as i remember it being. fuck, i hate axl rose.

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Mange kule ikoniske rockesanger her som påvirket mange av de som kom etter. Tar man bort de få klassikerne, er det ikke mye bra her. Ganske kjedelig og repetitivt. Bedre enn mye av den andre standard rocken fra 80-tallet, men likevel for monokromt for min smak. Ingenting som stakk seg ut.

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Mye småkult. Noen bangers, men ikke nok for å holde en interessert. paradise city og sweet child of mine er tøffe.

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Aw it's just far too much all the time but SLAESH

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Nogal wild. Niet iets voor mij

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Sounds the same as the last G and R album

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Meh, its not really my type of music. I can appreciate how it has contributed to culture. I hadn't listened to this since high school

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boring

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Some classic songs that I liked, but mostly not my type.

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At this point the GNR logo looks about as corporate to me as Oral-B and Dove. But it doesn't sound like I would expect an album from either of those companies to sound. No, this brand campaigns for grumpy teenagers' rights, and distributes tinnitus to all those who need it. Despite this being very loud and fork-scratching music, the thing I like about this album is the rythmic sluggishness within the pure energy, which is on almost every track.

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There are only 3 decent songs on this. The rest is bang average 80s bloke rock. the good songs are good though. 2/5

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Still no.

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Overrated

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Quite a bit of swearing, but good riffs.

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Eg orkar ikkje.

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Im not too big a fan of their music

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Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses (1987) One cannot decide if this appetite for destruction is a subliminal warning or a superliminal wallow, but in any case it cannot be both. It is stuck in liminality. It is incommensurable. But it still rocks. There’s an interesting coherence and organizing principle in this album, as the first side (Side “G” for “Guns”) is lyrically dark and dangerous, while the second side (Side “R” for “Roses”) is sentimental and lustful. It’s all unified by an overarching adolescence. Depravity protesting its innocence fittingly deserves a glance, as a listener can’t help but wonder where the artist finds contentment. Money, sex, booze, drugs, and the misogynistic infantilization and reduction of the woman to an instrumentality are all tried and failed. The failure remains unacknowledged. In “Mr. Brownstone”, the heroin addict regards his dependency as a nuisance that nevertheless has its positive side. And the pornosonic “Anything Goes” is expressive of the unending hunger for new sexual experiences. All this is well performed and recorded in the hard rock métier, but the compositions and arrangements are, disappointingly, rather standard. It must be said that lead vocalist Axl Rose has a fine rock voice, and lead guitarist Slash is supremely adept. But in the final analysis, this record amounts to a talented delivery of biker bar tunes. If that’s your thing. 2/5

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2.5

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Enjoyed it more than i thought i would, but still not much. Hair rock vocals do my head in a bit.

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Listened to it when it first came out and disliked it then, airplay of the popular tracks only served to reinforce that dislike. 34 years later my feelings still haven’t changed towards this album

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"I used words like police and niggers because you're not allowed to use the word 'nigger.' Why can black people go up to each other and say, 'Nigger,' but when a white guy does it all of a sudden it's a big putdown? I don't like boundaries of any kind. I don't like being told what I can and what I can't say. I used the word 'nigger' because it's a word to describe somebody that is basically a pain in your life, a problem. The word 'nigger' doesn't necessarily mean black. Doesn't John Lennon have a song "Woman Is the Nigger of the World"? There's a rap group, N.W.A. – Niggers With Attitude. I mean, they're proud of that word. More power to them. Guns n' Roses ain't bad . . . N.W.A. is baaad!" "Rose initially stated that he was "pro-heterosexual" and "I'm not against them doing what they want to do as long as it's not hurting anybody else and they're not forcing it upon me"" Brain damaged rock for apes. Prefs: Paradise City, Sweet Child O'Mine, Rocket Queen Moins pref: Out Ta Get Me et Axl Rose en tant qu'être humain

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ganska kass va

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Add this to the list of massive bands I somehow missed when they were huge. I was in college when this album came out, yet I don't remember listening to any of their music until maybe 5 years later, and even that didn't happen often. So, weirdly, this is my first full listen-through of this album. It's...fine, I guess. Definitely has that big 80s stadium-rock sound, which even back in the 80s I mostly avoided, or at least selectively avoided. A few of the songs on this album got a lot of airplay back then on radio and MTV, so I recognized a handful of big hits. It's not bad, it just doesn't interest me much at all.

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Ich frag mich echt wie self-aware das ist weil die lyrics sind so unglaublich stupide. Also generell dieses ganze Genre basiert auf so idiotischen Ästhetiken irgendwie, weil unironisch „I‘m on the Nighttrain“ zu schreien und das badass zu finden ist einfach nur Ultra Level Comedy. Bei welcome to the Jungle funktioniert das noch einigermaßen, da kann man es zumindest auf die „Rockstar welt“ beziehen aber beim Rest ist das so dumm so Texte hab ich mit 13 mal geschrieben. Es geht echt um gar nichts außer ein seltsam mondänes Bild von Coolness zu produzieren und damit unfreiwillig lächerliche Momente zu erschaffen. Das sieht man ja schon in den Covern dieser Alben das es wirklich reine Ästhetik basierend auf alteingesessenen Paradigmen ist, was ja erstmal nicht schlimm ist aber die sind halt komplett uncool. Mir fällt rr keine andere Musik ein die auf so infantilen und albernen Grundlagen basiert. Also ka ob das nur retrospektiv so ist aber wie kann man diese Inhalte ernst nehmen, insofern MUSS da doch ne gewisse Self-Awareness dabei sein, weil dann wäre es ganz witzig. Manche Songs sind ganz cool musikalisch.

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I must have been present to hear this full album at some point when Appetite For Destruction was new. I had friends who loved Guns N' Roses. I had a hard time with the persona Axl Rose was trying to play. I guess I still do. Rose has talent, but I don't buy into the tough-guy persona. Having seen their videos doesn't help my distaste. Another detractor from Rose is his injection of additional sylables ("mow-ah" = more; "lie-ee-ine" = line). All of that distracts from the fun that Slash provides on guitar ("Welcome to the Jungle", "Sweet Child o' Mine"). I don't like this album.

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Couldn't get onboard, no room to think. Did enjoy the track 'Think about you' though.

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Popular songs are good but a bit annoying. The unknown songs are obnoxious.

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Not a big fan of GnR but I get why people like them. It all sounds a bit the same to me.

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They mix Aerosmith boogie with Sabbath sludge and AC/DC brattiness. Dumb (not a bad thing) and provocative (a good thing). Though the latter's only because Axl is such a convincingly jacked-up threat to women. And because so many of the tunes slap.

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Har har. Got into this album at that tender pre teen age. It seemed angry enougth and was peppered with enougth swears and attitude. Listening today is a chore it all seems so obvious and well a bit slow. Even the big hitters of sweet child and paradise city grind on too long. I see this as kinda of a gateway drug leading on better more fucked up things!!!

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I should first mention, I do NOT like Guns N' Roses! I think they are one of the most overrated bands of our generation and I just can't see the appeal of this parody of a "heavy metal" band, if you even call them that. I don't have any issue with most of the band members, except Axl Rose, who is the definition of a douche, I can't stand him! As for the music, it's nothing special, Aerosmith pretty much covered this territory a lot better decades ago. If you are a fan or want to hear what the big deal is, Appetite For Destruction is their so-called best album and has their familiar tunes. I did listen to the whole record and though it didn't rock my world, it was at least listenable. If you haven't heard, Welcome to the Jungle, already a million times at sporting events or the radio, you are a very fortunate person. If you wear a Guns N' Roses t-shirt, do not talk to me and stay away, I've judged you already.

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Not a fan of the vocals at all.

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Bruh

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No.

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Generic, boring frat rock.

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Smell you later

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I can't stand Guns N' Roses

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I can’t believe this is on the list. G&R epitomize the cliched overblown 80s hair band. Every song sounds the same and his voice is annoying AF

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This is lowest-common denominator rock. Very simple sing along-y choruses and lyrics. One cliché piled on top of another. At least Iron Maiden were smart enough to make the lyrics garbled & unintelligible. The guitar playing is good but this music was so in the rear-view mirror in 87.

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listening now, feeling extremely meh about it

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Ewwwwwww

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Unpopular opinion but this is really just not for me in any way.

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К пятому треку альбома становится не вывоз, голос Акселя писклявый бесит (хотя с мотли крю такого нет) Секс, наркотики и рок круто, но не так Будто грязными патлами потрясти захотелось

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sucks and boring and macho and a tired subject mattter and bad and bad

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me niego a escuchar guns n' roses

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Not a heavy metal fan. The only one I liked was “Sweet Child of Mine”. I felt like the first 5 just ran into each other. Couldn’t tell tell when one stopped and a new started. Too screechy for me. But great album cover for 2 days before Halloween 🎃

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Not a fan

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Awful. "Sweet Child Of Mine" is their only good song

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No thank you. I've heard as much of this band as I ever care to.

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Dumbass American rock.

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Rock in this form is lame. L

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Pitié

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One good thing about this project is that it has forced me to confirm things I’ve thought for a long time, in this case it’s that I really don’t fucking like GunzNroses. The backing music is fine I guess, but pretty repetitive. After a few songs you’ve basically heard all of their tricks and flashes. Then there is Axel Rose, who continues to amaze me at how overrated he is as a vocalist. I find it sounds like listening to a baby wailing and posturing as a tough guy who fucks.

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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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Absolutely not. Refuse to even try it. I hate gnr and this album

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Hilfe. Das geht echt gar nicht. Dieses Gekreische mit den kitschigen Texten gibt mir rr Kopfschmerzen. Hab das vorm einpennen gehört und richtig mies geschlafen.

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Boah ne hau mir ab

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Das war so scheisse und beschissen, ich kann nicht glauben dass das als "Kult" gilt oder so. Dem hätte schon geholfen, das als instrumental rauszubringen, aber dann würde wohl noch mehr auffallen wie flach und eintönig alles ist 2/10

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im not listening to this

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