Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1987 Ratings: #12 / 133
User Score
1987 Rank: #176
Liked by 203 people
July 21, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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
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
Entertainment Weekly

... making hard-rock platitudes — pop star as outlaw, wanton drug references, the fed-up voice of society’s underdog — sound fresh and relevant.

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.
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

KingLukas
87

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.

Ethan_Cash
90

THE rock album of the 80s and some would say of all time, this album has some of the greatest instrumentals I have heard from the genre. While some songs sink in comparison to other, the entire album remains as a tightly wrapped gift box for anyone who likes guitars and drums.

culebb
80

such a fun album, thats all i expected, and thats all i got

75

Hard rock classic. Think this is a good album but some songs are awful.

Really good:
My Michelle
Sweet child O Mine
Rocket Queen
Nightrain

Really bad:
Anything Goes

In the middle: Everything else

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Track List

1Welcome to the Jungle
4:33
89
2It's So Easy
3:22
72
3Nightrain
4:28
80
4Out ta Get Me
4:23
69
5Mr. Brownstone
3:48
75
6Paradise City
6:45
87
7My Michelle
3:39
72
8Think About You
3:51
66
9Sweet Child O' Mine
5:56
89
10You're Crazy
3:17
66
11Anything Goes
3:26
63
12Rocket Queen
6:13
76
Total Length: 53 minutes

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