Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
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Based on 6 reviews
1987 Ratings: #13 / 99
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Based on 539 ratings
1987 Ratings: #37
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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.


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.

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.
I got my bloody Starbucks drink in hand, here's the mf tea:

Guns n' Roses is to 80s/90s hard rock as Maroon 5 is to 2010s pop "rock".

Except, Maroon 5 has made better music. Complain all you want, but Guns N' Roses has indeed annoyed me more than Adam Levine's big fat ego and helium chipmunk voice.

So, how did we get to this point? Guns N' Roses have been widely considered by some to be one of the most influential, legendary and greatest rock groups of the past few decades and ... read more
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
Fuck ya'll. First album I ever bought physically. Album that inspired me to pick up a guitar. Album that shaped my musical tastes for years, especially those first few. Haven't listened to it in a while and I'm not even gonna relisten before rating it. Big fat 1987 for this bad boy.
annoying and overrated

Favourite: Sweet Child o' Mine
Worst: Mr. Brownstone

1. Welcome to the Jungle - 10
2. It's So Easy - 8
3. Nightrain - 9
4. Out ta Get Me - 10
5. Mr. Brownstone - 7.5
6. Paradise City - 9
7. My Michelle - 9
8. Think About You - 9
9. Sweet Child o' Mine - 10
10. You're Crazy - 8
11. Anything Goes - 9
12. Rocket Queen - 10

Average: 9.04
Quick Comment: Why didn't they release more music like this. They could of easily been as successful as AC/DC
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Added on: December 29, 2012