Appetite for Destruction review by Guns N' Roses

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  • Released: Oct 27, 1987
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (450 votes)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction
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Sound — 10
This has got to be one of the greatest debut albums of all time. To have a great rock album, this is the yardstick. First of all, Slash has one of the most recognisable Les Paul/Marshall sounds of all time. With that you add Izzy Stradlins tight rhythm. This is complimented with the bass playing of Duff McKagan and the amazing drumming of Steve Adler. Finsihed off with the lyrics of Axl Rose. This is rock at its finest. Not full metal, but soft pop, just raw rock.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are fairly good, the lyrics definately fit the music. Axl sings about, life before the glory of rockstardom, and of course about his ex-girlfriend Erin Everly. Axl Rose's voice is perfect for this style of music.

Overall Impression — 10
This is such and outstanding album. From "Welcome To The Jungle" to "Rocket Queen" they are all just great songs. Too me, the best on the album is "Sweet Child O mine" for many reasons. It has arguably the greatest guitar intro and solo ever written. Also it is a great sing-a-long. Welcome To The Jungle is also great becasue it is a hard hitting song, it is good to sit it as a first track so we know we are in for some good music. Overall, it is an inspiration album, buy it.

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