Contraband review by Velvet Revolver

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  • Released: Jun 8, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.9 (155 votes)
Velvet Revolver: Contraband

Sound — 10
The sound of this album is kinda wierd, but in no ways bad. It is a new sort of of sound, while at the the same time remembering the old, if that makes sense. Scott Wieland is a good singer, who fits in well with the music. Slash is as expected, simply brilliant, with kick ass solos in all songs apart from 2. Duff Mckagon can always be heard with good basslines. Dave Krushner is an impressive gutarist, and Matt Sorum is good on the drums, although gets a bit carried away in some parts of some songs.

Lyrics — 10
Some people complain that Scott's lyrics don't make sense, but for me they're easy. The majority of songs are about his drug adiction. They fit in really well with the songs. He is a very talented singer, he can sing in many styles, and he is probably the best in modern rock.

Overall Impression — 10
The major thing about this album, is don't expect Guns N' Roses, 'cos you won't get them. What you will get is rock veterans making brilliant music, simply because they can. Best songs, Slither, Fall To Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Big Machine, Superhuman, Do It For The Kids. My version also has a bonus track, a live cover of the Sex Pistols' Bodies. This is an excellent album, which I would definatley replace if lost. If your only going to buy one album this year, make it this.

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