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 (450 votes)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Sound — 10
This was GN'R's first full length recorded LP, and it was intense. the band entered the studio in 1986 and on July 31 1987 Appetite For Destruction was released. The band was aiming for a really raw sound, and in a way their inexperience in the music industry was a bonus, because they could make an album without having to conform to a certain sound. Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven managed to create one of the most raw and menacing albums ever. in the studio, they decided to record Izzy's guitar parts first, and then have Slash record his solos. The result was phenomanel.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics tell the tale of a poor white kid in a big city (Welcome To The Jungle), Axl's utter contempt for the female gender (It's So Easy), his addiction to cheap wine (Nightrain), his paranoia inspired by stints in correctional facilities (Out Ta Get Me), more addiction (Mr Brownstone), the ultimate sin city (Paradise City), a drugged up girl (My Michelle), a tender love song (Think About You), the most intense love song ever written (Sweet Chuild O' Mine), a psycho hose beast (Your Crazy), sex, sex, sex (Anything Goes) and finally a dominatrix (Rocket Queen). Unbelievable lurics.

Overall Impression — 10
This was their best album by far and they couldnt really live up to it later albums, although the Illusion albums did kick ass. Overall the best album of the '80s (except maybe Back In Black).

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    Im glad that last comment and rewiew were put out lately, so i can comment, too. For my opinion, there are 5 albums in the world that go over the top, in greatnes, if i put them in order, Appetite is number uno. The greatest album of all time.
    guns n roses rock! there the best. i think appetite was one of there best. upset bout them braking up if they can make good CD's and music like that they shud keep going. GO SLASH
    ok Appetite for Destruction is one of my favorite albums of all time even though Guns N' Roses isn' my favorite band cuz its got paridise city sweet child o' mine wat more cud u ask for
    Even if you dont ike the "filler" songs, Paradise City and Sweet Child o' Mine are worth buying the whole album.