Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Rob's Album of the Day: Guns 'n Roses - Appetite for Destruction

For this review let's forget all of the controversy that seems to follow this band wherever they go these days (and there is a lot) and just focus on their phenomenal 1987 release 'Appetite for Destruction'.

Unlike some of the bands releases, 'Appetite' contains not one moment of un-inspired playing. From the opening notes of "Welcome to the Jungle" right to the fade out of "Rocket Queen" this album is a bona-fide classic.

There is a little bit of everything within' the grooves of this album. From the crunch of "Nightrain" to the melodic beauty of "Sweet Child O' Mine", Axl and the gang churn out hit after hit for nearly fifty-five minutes.

I put this disc in tonight after at least a few years of "CD shelf obscurity" and was pleasantly surprised with how well it has aged over the years. So many albums from the late 80's to mid 90's have just grown stale, but this gem can still please.

The band were able to release two more rather pleasing discs in the form of the 'Use Your Illusion' set before dumping the drivel that was a rather unfortunate "incident" and, for all intents and purposes, disbanded... at least the band did anyhow.

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