Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1987 Ratings: #13 / 99
User Score
Based on 741 ratings
1987 Ratings: #120
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Guns N' Roses' debut, Appetite for Destruction was a turning point for hard rock in the late '80s -- it was a dirty, dangerous, and mean record in a time when heavy metal meant nothing but a good time.

100
Spin

Shrieking incubus Axl Rose and Co. blew up blow-dried LA hair metal with the meanest slinkiest blues since The Rolling Stones didn´t suck.

100
Pitchfork
The debut from Guns N' Roses was a watershed moment in '80s rock that chronicled every vice of Los Angeles led by the lye-voiced Axl Rose and a legendary, switchblade-sharp band.
100
Classic Rock
One of the greatest records of all-time (and the best-selling debut album, ever).
40
Sputnikmusic
With perhaps three songs on here that come close to justifying its phenomenal sales record and critical acclaim, all too many of the remaining nine songs are the kind of song that could easily appear on the 6th or 7th album from a hard rock band that’s long passed over the hill.
rater_ratings
60

I know we're all a bit pretentious around here, but sometimes we just need to sit down and enjoy the simple things in life, such as when the grass is green and the girls are pretty. This dad-core cheesy ass band lowkey got some better riffs than your favorite band, I know that's hard to accept but those are just the cold-blooded facts. This album will have you ripping off your fucking shirt mid-listen and is guaranteed to magically make you grow a mustache out of thin air, not to mention that ... read more

BradTasteMusic
NR

These guys were like... substance-less rock. It is like how people view trap music today. There is so little going on here in the lyrics. That being said though, it is full of great riffs, and pure rock. It is what it is

FritoRio
75

Shut up and have some fun for god sake. This is an album for people who fuck

Grandyman86
85

A boomer classic.

Do_You_Think_So
83

Runs and Goses.

ThoKno
100

I really don't get why people seem to hate this album. I used to find Axl's vocals annoying but I seem to have gotten over that. This albums has some of the best riffs ever made, and the solos are incredible. Sure the lyrics are basic and dated but so what. There's not a song on here that comes anywhere close to being bad. To have killer riffs, solos and basslines while also being incredibly catchy is no easy thing and this album does it with every song.

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Added on: December 29, 2012