Appetite for Destruction review by Guns N' Roses

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  • Released: Oct 27, 1987
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.4 (451 votes)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Sound — 10
This album represents Guns N' Roses at it's best. It's one of those all-time favourite albums which is nice to listen over again once in a while when you're sitting down in your chair with a cup of coffee. It's an unexplainable album. Every aspect you look at, this album does not fail. Musically, lyically, vocally it's rock at it's rawest state. You won't find another pure rocking album like this ever. I'm particularly amazed by Slash's flawless guitar riffs and solos and Axl's trademark voice. One word for this album: amazing!

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics differs hugely according to the tracks. A few tracks have strong sexual intentions, which is quite a laugh listening to. Songs such as 'Sweet Child O'Mine' has more of a soft approach and is rather like a love song. But most songs don't really have a particular agenda. It's just a rocking album where the lyrics don't really matter.

Overall Impression — 10
Nobody can deny that Guns N' Roses influenced the music world, whether you liked them or not. Also, one of the most recognised guitar riffs are in this album (Sweet Child O'Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City). It's not surprising when you know that Appetite for Destruction still is popular amongst record stores. Set aside your doubts about the album. Trust me, you'll be listening to the album again and you'll also be doing the air guitar to the solos.

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