Sound — 10
The sound is amazing on this the album. The album starts off with one of GnR's most popular songs, Welcome To The Jungle, and then it follows up with Sweet Child O' Mine and Patience. These three as the first three songs are awesome because it means it starts off heavy, gets a bit softer in Sweet Child O' Mine, then you get Patience, a slow, acoustic song. After that it picks up with Paradise City, and then moves onto some of the 'Use Your Illusions' album songs, which are in general, much softer than those from Appetite for Destruction. The guitar work is great on all the songs, and Axl's voice is at his best on this album. The album picks out a lot of GnR' songs that stand out.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics? Fabulous. I rarely use the word fabulous, but in this cae, they really are. Civil War is an anti-war song with some really meaningful lyrics, then we have the likes of You Could be Mine and Yesterdays with strong lyrics, and songs like Novemebr Rain and Don't Cry which have a soft side to them with a rock edge. The lyrics are definately overall, fabulous.
Overall Impression — 10
The album definately pin points some of GN'R's best songs, but it also misses out classics like Nightrain, and Mr Brownstone, etc. The most impressive songs of the album are in my opinion, the songs from Appetite for Destruction, although there is a few songs from the 'Use Your Illusions' album which stand out above all, like November Rain and Don't Cry. This is definately a good buy for any true Guns N' Roses fan.