Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1987 Ratings: #14 / 91
User Score
Based on 362 ratings
1987 Ratings: #43
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July 21, 1987 / Release Date
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Geffen / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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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
Total Xanarchy is better
annoying and overrated
this album holds some of the best and most played rock songs of all time, yet it still fails to work as a cohesive and well rounded piece. i understand the praise though. this record is fun and rebellious, but just cant live up to the 3-4 songs that made guns n roses the legendary band they are today.

fav tracks: sweet child o' mine, welcome to the jungle
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.
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Track List

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