Appetite for Destruction review by Guns N' Roses

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  • Released: Oct 27, 1987
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (451 votes)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Sound — 10
The sound is raw, rockin', and really take it how it is. The sound on this landmark album is truly a timely album. It came at the right time, when no other band was telling it how it was. This album has a very unique story attached to it by the life from Lafayette, Indiana to the life os LA, California. It was the right album, at the right time, for the right reasons. The feelings from Rose and his inner demons and angst almost captivate people. The album's touching squeeze of "Paradise City," "Welcome To The Jungle" and of course "Sweet Child O' Mine" all have their places in our hearts. The riffs are volatile and the inonlusive screaming from Rose is very applauding when you hear it. This album is unique and the album's sound and feel is very aggressive and whether you want to listen, Appetite For Destruction tells it like it was.

Lyrics — 8
Axl Rose's conclusive lyrics show you easily how he felt. There's no problem there trust me. He paints and carves in your head why he felt the way he did, and shows you through his words. You have "Out Ta Get Me" which tells how it was from Rose's point of view in Lafayette and then you have the great #1 hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" that hugs itself even. "It's So Easy" is a definate crowd pleaser that show the arrogance of that it's like when your on top and then "My Michelle" a very naked track that swallows you when you hear about a girl Axl Rose dated in the late 80's. Appetite For Destruction can be a very biographical album if you let it be. It shows where the band was and how it was, with the nicemelodies that fast forward the songs at you, it's hard but to notice.

Overall Impression — 8
This album is just one of the best rock albums in the history of music. It went Diamond in 1999 (certifying the sale of 15,000,000 albums) and still is a essential item is any rock fans collection. If you love rock music you probably have this record. the entire album is impressive. One track in my opinion doesn't really belong on there and that is "You're Crazy." Other then that it is a nice look at that time and place. Clearly this album is one of the best because it sets that standard we all want, that standard of being not perfect but just great.

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