I tried to listen to this album 5 or 6 times. I could never make it past the 3rd or 4th song.
Overhyped, much maligned (for good reason considering it took so long to produce), ridiculously and unfairly compared to what came before it...
But man, this album has aged extremely well, better than any record he made before it. Behind the stomp - and in front of it - the melodies, lyricism, and arrangements are simply the best of Axl’s career.
Word to the wise - get this on VINYL; the digital versions are bass-lite for whatever reason.
What the world needs now is more of this.
By Eco pest
Saul Hudson rocks😎
Not a true G&R album, but its not that bad
Originally, I hated this album. Anyone who says Slash was overrated doesn't have a clue how diverse of a player he is. That being said, you can tell hes missing from this album. Some songs like the title track, I.R.S. and a few others are pretty solid. But that is the problem with this album, half is entertaining...but the other half is god awful.
Biggest Guns fan over anyone!
By Roth Baby!
First of all your not a fan if u can't spell axl's name right... This album is great and I would put it in third place. Appetite is obviously first, illusions II is second then Chinese. Great album Musical masterpiece
By Rylin h
Guns N Roses is my favorite band of all time. But this particular album is not my favorite. This album was released after when Guns N Roses broke up, and it’s not the same. It doesn’t sound the same. And it doesn’t sound like Axl singing. I mean, I understand he’s older and his voice sounds different, but it’s really not the same. Some of the songs are pretty good though, like This I Love. Oh well, it’s Guns N Roses, I’m still buying it.
Pretty much an Axl solo album...
This pretty much is an Axl Rose solo album but it's still not the worst album I have ever heard. As long as you understand this is not a real GNR album you may appreciate it more. Yes it's extremely produced, but that's just Axl Rose and plus I would have been extremely surprised if it hadn't been considered how long it took for this to be released. The problem is this has the GNR name on it...the only way for it to sound like GNR is with some of the other guys that created that sound. Here's to hoping now that Slash and Duff are back in the band we get a new album. Undoubtedly that would sound more like Guns than this.
Where's the reviews?
Why aren't the iTunes "reviews" showing?
Very good album
First I'd say about half a star rating of people's votes towards this is due to the fact that people will allow a band name alone define what an album can be. Forget the name of the band for a moment and listen to the actual music. This album is great if you can do that. If you feel the name Guns N' Roses shouldn't be associated with this album and give it a lower rating because of that alone than you are missing on a album that has many good songs. Better, street of dreams, there was a time, IRS, this I love.. heck I like it all. But musically speaking once again I highly recommend it. Give it a chance. For me it got better over the years.