GUNS N' ROSES

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Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band founded in Los Angeles, California in 1985. They are often credited with reviving the sleazy side of rock n roll and called "the world's most dangerous band" because of their volatile live shows.

The band has released five studio albums: Appetite For Destruction in 1987, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II in 1991, The Spaghetti Incident? (a covers album) in 1993 and, after 15 years and with only one member of the original lineup remaining, Chinese Democracy in 2008. They also released an EP titled Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide in 1986. This was a collection of two original tracks and two covers, recorded in a studio with crowd noise overdubbed later. Gn'r Lies, released in 1988, was a lengthy EP release pairing the four tracks originally found on Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and four new
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GUNS N' ROSES Appetite For Destruction album cover 4.27 | 90 ratings
Appetite For Destruction
Hard Rock 1987
GUNS N' ROSES Use Your Illusion I album cover 3.55 | 41 ratings
Use Your Illusion I
Hard Rock 1991
GUNS N' ROSES Use Your Illusion II album cover 3.56 | 44 ratings
Use Your Illusion II
Hard Rock 1991
GUNS N' ROSES 2.18 | 22 ratings
"The Spaghetti Incident?"
Hard Rock 1993
GUNS N' ROSES Chinese Democracy album cover 2.76 | 21 ratings
Chinese Democracy
Hard Rock 2008

GUNS N' ROSES EPs & splits

GUNS N' ROSES Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide album cover 2.25 | 3 ratings
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide
Hard Rock 1986
GUNS N' ROSES Guns N' Roses (a.k.a. Live from the Jungle) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Guns N' Roses (a.k.a. Live from the Jungle)
Hard Rock 1987
GUNS N' ROSES G N' R Lies album cover 2.95 | 29 ratings
G N' R Lies
Hard Rock 1988

GUNS N' ROSES live albums

GUNS N' ROSES Live Era '87-'93 album cover 3.42 | 6 ratings
Live Era '87-'93
Hard Rock 1999

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GUNS N' ROSES Destruction, Lies: The Road to Illusion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destruction, Lies: The Road to Illusion
Hard Rock 1992
GUNS N' ROSES Use Your Illusion album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Use Your Illusion
Hard Rock 1998
GUNS N' ROSES Greatest Hits album cover 4.25 | 6 ratings
Greatest Hits
Hard Rock 2004
GUNS N' ROSES The Roots Of Guns N' Roses album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Roots Of Guns N' Roses
Hard Rock 2004

GUNS N' ROSES singles (22)

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3.25 | 2 ratings
It's So Easy
Hard Rock 1987
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Welcome to the Jungle
Hard Rock 1987
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1.88 | 4 ratings
Sweet Child o' Mine
Hard Rock 1988
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3.00 | 2 ratings
Nightrain
Hard Rock 1989
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Paradise City
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Patience
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 2 ratings
Live And Let Die
Hard Rock 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Don't Cry
Hard Rock 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
You Could Be Mine
Hard Rock 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Dead Horse
Hard Rock 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Hard Rock 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
November Rain
Hard Rock 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Yesterdays
Hard Rock 1992
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2.75 | 2 ratings
Civil War
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Ain't It Fun
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Estranged
Hard Rock 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Since I Don't Have You
Hard Rock 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Sympathy for the Devil
Hard Rock 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Chinese Democracy
Hard Rock 2008
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Better
Hard Rock 2008
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Street of Dreams
Hard Rock 2009
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4.00 | 1 ratings
Shadow of Your Love
Hard Rock 2018

GUNS N' ROSES movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.33 | 2 ratings
Use Your Illusion I
Hard Rock 1992
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4.33 | 2 ratings
Use Your Illusion II
Hard Rock 1992
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Welcome to the Videos
Hard Rock 1998

GUNS N' ROSES Reviews

GUNS N' ROSES G N' R Lies

EP · 1988 · Hard Rock
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Released in 1988, just one year after the absolutely monumental ‘Appetite for Destruction’ made Guns ‘n’ Roses one of the biggest bands on the planet, ‘G N’ R Lies’ is an EP which consists of four previously released live tracks and four acoustic tracks.

The first four tracks, taken from the previously released ‘Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide’ EP don’t really do much for me. There’s a cover of Aerosmith’s ‘Mama Kin’, but... meh. The band is in good form however, and you can feel the attitude and energy just oozing out of every guitar chord and vocal screech, but as there’s no studio versions of these tracks, again... meh...

The next four tracks are all acoustic songs, and this is where the EP really shows its worth. ‘Used to Love Her’ and ‘One in a Million’ are okay acoustic rockers, though nothing massively memorable, and there’s an acoustic remake of ‘You’re Crazy’, a song from the bands aforementioned debut album. Then of course, there’s ‘Patience’, the only song from this EP to receive a single release and promo video. With its personal and touching lyrics and catchy-as-hell chorus, this is the true standout moment from this disc.

I’m not the biggest Guns ‘n’ Roses fan in the world, and only own this as I have the rest of the bands discography on CD. Overall, ‘Lies’ is an okay EP for what it is, but isn’t really worth too much attention if you’re only a casual fan. Personally, I’d rather listen to ‘Appetite...’ again.

GUNS N' ROSES Appetite For Destruction

Album · 1987 · Hard Rock
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First impressions are everything. They can determine whether people like you or hate you, and while opinions can always change over time, there’s nothing quite like a memorable first impression. So how did Guns N’ Roses make theirs? They thought it’d be a great idea to release one of the most legendary, iconic and recognizable albums of all time.

Not a bad start, eh?

Released in 1987 (the same year as yours truly), hair and glam metal was in full swing, with countless rock bands living up the 80’s, prancing around with more makeup and hairspray than an L.A. hooker. And while there were some with the odd hit or memorable album here or there, the scene really lacked that one band that would transcend the genre and make their mark in music history. Enter Guns N’ Roses.

Instantly recognizable for Axl Roses impossibly high and powerful vocals, with their sleazy, spite-filled lyrics, and iconic top hat-wearing guitarist Slash’s fast and frantic blues-inspired riffs, ‘Appetite for Destruction’ has a solid production that really brings the music to life and gives the album nonstop energy and attitude. While it has a distinctive 80’s vibe, it’s still manage to age incredibly well, and even today is a very easy record to listen to, regardless of what music you’re into.

With its legendary front cover (I’m referring to the cross and skulls one which it is most widely known for), ‘Appetite...’ contains some of rocks most greatest moments, including ‘Paradise City’, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘My Michelle’, ‘Mr. Brownstone’, ‘Out Ta Get Me’, ‘It’s So Easy’, ‘Rocket Queen’ and the monstrously huge megahit, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’. It took me a while to get around to really giving this record a proper chance, but now that I did, I can confirm that it does live up to its reputation.

An all-time classic, ‘Appetite for Destruction’ is one of those absolutely essential albums that should be in every music collection.

GUNS N' ROSES G N' R Lies

EP · 1988 · Hard Rock
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"G N' R Lies" is the 2nd full-length studio/live album by US hard rock/metal act Guns N´ Roses. The album was released through Geffen Records in November 1988 in the US and December 1988 in the UK. While "G N' R Lies" is considered the band´s 2nd album, it´s actually more of a compilation. On the original vinyl version, side 1 featured the four live tracks from the "Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide (1986)" EP, while side 2 featured four semi-acoustic new recordings. It´s a rather short album with it´s 33:32 minutes long playing time, but at the time of release, Guns N´ Roses fans swallowed it up as there seemed to be an insatiable appetite for new material by the band following the great success of "Appetite For Destruction (1987)". The album has sold over 5 million copies in the US alone.

It´s probably needless to say, but as a cohesive album "G N' R Lies" doesn´t work very well. The mix of live tracks with semi-acoustic rockers make the album a fragmented listen. That doesn´t mean the tracks aren´t top notch though, because that´s certainly the case. I remember I wasn´t too fond of the live tracks when I listened to "G N' R Lies" the first time about 20 years ago, but boy do they rock hard when I listen to the album today. The sound quality is excellent and the material is filled with the snarling "Fuck You" attitude that would make the band so famous a couple of years later. The covers of "Mama Kin" by Aerosmith and "Nice Boys" by Rose Tatoo have been given a shot of adrenaline and Guns N´ Roses perfectly manage to make the songs their own. The two original live tracks "Reckless Life" and "Move to the City" are also raw and powerful rockers.

Out of the four semi-acoustic tracks on side 2, "Patience" is without a doubt the most famous one. It was also the only single released from the album. The video for the track received heavy rotation on MTV and undoubtedly further helped sales of the album. "Used to Love Her" is enjoyable but more in the silly department, while the equally strong "One in a Million" is quite the controversial track, with lyrics bashing minority groups like homosexuals and immigrants. "You're Crazy", which was originally released in a harder rocking and fully electric version on "Appetite For Destruction (1987)", is delivered here in a semi-acoustic version, which the band say was how it was originally intended.

Maybe I´m being a bit too generous with my rating here but I really enjoy "G N' R Lies" and while it´s certainly not perfect or cohesive as an album, a 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

GUNS N' ROSES Chinese Democracy

Album · 2008 · Hard Rock
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"Chinese Democracy" is the 6th full-length studio album by US glam/alternative rock/metal act Guns N' Roses. The album was released in November 2008 by Geffen. "Chinese Democracy" was recorded in the period 1998–2007 and it´s the first album featuring original material since "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" from 1991. The band did release "The Spaghetti Incident?" in 1993 but it´s a cover tunes album. Allthough not universally highly praised by neither critics nor fans, "Chinese Democracy" has sold fairly well by today´s standards and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has sold over one million copies in Europe.

I fail to think of another hard rock/metal album this talked about and this hyped. To understand this (most of you of course already know) you have to understand how big Guns N' Roses were in the late eighties/early nineties. They were simply THE hard rock/glam metal act of that period and sold millions of millions of albums. They were idolized like few. The succeess took a toll on their egos though and internal fighting and lack of work ethics because of a massive drug and alcohol abuse among the members, resulted in all members, but lead vocalist Axl Rose, leaving the band in 1996. So the incarnation of the band that recorded "Chinese Democracy" is basically Axl Rose plus various session members who have been involved with the band in the years 1998 - 2007.

So what do we get after 15 years of waiting for a new release? Well...first of all you get 14 tracks distributed over 71:26 minutes of playing time, so you get quantity. That´s a check. The music on the album is unmistakably the sound of Guns N' Roses allthough quite a few alternative rock/metal elements have sneaked into the sound (tracks like "Catcher in the Rye" and "Scraped" remind me quite a bit about a less metallic Avenged Sevenfold). Axl Rose has a distinct voice though and that, more than anything else, ensures that you´ll always identify the music on the album as the sound of Guns N' Roses. The material is not as sleazy or filthy hard rocking as the early material by the band but if you think about it they had already left some of the sleaze behind on the "Use Your Illusion" albums, so it´s really not that surprising. The main focus is more on epic orchestrated rockers rather than attitude filled hard rocking tracks and if you´re looking for a hard rocking album you´ve for the most part come to the wrong place. That´s not all bad though as the vocal melodies are generally pretty strong and memorable and Axl Rose delivers the goods. His performance here is actually his most diverse yet. Just take a listen to his vocal performance on "If the World". A bit odd sounding at first, but it´s nice to hear that he´s not afraid to try out new things.

Overall the album sticks in too many directions and the sterile sound production, the use of synths which at times give the tracks a new wave elements that softens the sound (don´t take the rock out of a rock band), the fact that there are few really hard rocking tracks on the album and the too long playing time results in "Chinese Democracy" not exactly being a triumphant return. I won´t join the choir that says that the album is terrible, because I partially enjoyed listening to the album and found it much more interesting than I had expected, but I won´t call it excellent either. A 2.5 - 3 star rating is fair.

GUNS N' ROSES Use Your Illusion II

Album · 1991 · Hard Rock
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"Use Your Illusion II" is the 3rd full-length studio album ( I think of "Lies (1988)" as a compilation) by American hard rock/ metal act Guns N´Roses. The album was released by Geffen on the 17th of September 1991. "Use Your Illusion I" ( the band´s 2nd full-length studio album) was released the exact same day. The album features a new drummer in former The Cult drummer Matt Sorum as original drummer Steven Adler was unable to perform and was fired in July 1990 due to his struggles with cocaine and heroin addiction. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed had joined as a permanent member a few months prior to Steven Adler leaving.

The album was released as a double LP and a single CD. As all 30 tracks that are featured on "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" were written and recorded during the same sessions and only later distributed on the two albums, the style on this second part is in the same vein as on part one. We´re talking bluesy hard rock with a metal edge. Guns N´Roses stray a lot from the path though and "Use Your Illusion II" is quite the eclectic release with both hard rockers, ballads and semi-progressive rock tracks. Like the case was with part one, the material is not very consistent though and IMO there are several tracks that the band should have left off the album. Songs like "So Fine" ( with bassist Duff McKagan on lead vocals) and the short album closer "My World" are sub par material to these ears. The best tracks here are "Civil War", "Locomotive", "Get in the Ring" ( nice attitude in that one), the Bob Dylan cover "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" ( they could have left out the gospel choir if you ask me, but it´s still pretty good), the epic 9:23 minute long "Estranged" ( which starts out great but gets a bit longwinded towards the end) and of course the great "You Could Be Mine" ( which is also featured on the 1991 "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" soundtrack). "You Could Be Mine" is probably the only track on the album that I would call truly great though.

All in all "Use Your Illusion II" is quite the mixed bag just like part one and when you have so much material of such low standard among the few excellent and above standard tracks, I can´t give more than a 3 star rating. Guns N´Roses may have made the right choice commercially, but artistically it´s hard not to be extremely disappointed bearing in mind the outstanding nature of "Appetite for Destruction (1987)". The band´s clashing egos ( the "I want all of my compositions on the album" factor) really ruined what might otherwise have been a good album, had the band decided for a single or maybe a double album release ( I vote for a single album release) instead of two double album releases. I´m serious when I say that I feel that part one and two combined only feature about 40 - 50 minutes of quality music. Newcommers to Guns N´Roses are adviced to always start with "Appetite for Destruction".

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