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Appetite For Destruction (album) by Guns N' Roses 

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Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses (1987)
Overall rank: 72nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,550 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1987 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (9th)
Top 100 albums of all time (72nd)

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Appetite For Destruction is ranked as the best album by Guns N' Roses.

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From JimagineL 11/29/2018 21:35
Ok. I get It. People like this kind of stuff, but really folks? Think with me for a second, counting for ALL the things that was released in that period, THIS deserves so much recognition? I now, this album sure impacted it's generation but it doesn't means that I is a Led Zeppelin or anything, I mean, come on, 71th best album of ALL time?
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From antaiospiano 08/29/2018 22:39
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90/100
From toxicteaaa 08/19/2018 23:43
Not as bad as the comments make it out to be. Really solid rock album. "Rocket Queen" is a banger, last two minutes are pure bliss.
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From Goliath 08/10/2018 17:57
It's hard enough rating albums based on the music content without having to consider the views/personality defects of the artists that produce them. Many (most?) artists have 'unconventional' views, I just concentrate on the music, a great album from the homophobic Led Zep clones. I hardly think that Guns N Roses is a response to synth pop, like some kind of protest movement?
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From antaiospiano 08/10/2018 05:29
Literally one female solo artist in the top 100 of this website, meanwhile these homophobic Led Zep-clones are up here. ‘80s ‘classic’ rock is the most obnoxious and childish response to synth pop, which was clearly the more interesting genre of the ‘80s. It marked the moment that people forgot that rock ‘n’ roll was invented by black people and Mick Jagger wore a dress in 1969. It is clear that rapper Young Thug has more understanding of rock ‘n’ roll than any of these little, insecure boys.
Fuck them and fuck everyone who wears their cringy t-shirts.

How’s that for controversial?
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65/100
From Vatsal 07/15/2018 15:44
There is no reason for this to be ranked as high as it is.
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From Goliath 06/08/2018 17:58
This (along with Back in Black) is one of the few albums in the BEA top hundred that does not appear in the top thousand by rating. (Unlike 'Back in Black' the rating here is too low). Most other albums have not too dissimilar chart and rating positions. Paradise City and Sweet Child make this album worthwhile...where the girls are green and the grass is pretty..... Rocket Queen isn't bad either. I think rock and roll is inherently 'cheesy' and I have no problem with that, I love it. Enjoying rock music is not about great lyrics and innovation, other music styles cover this, there's plenty of room for all types of music even ridiculously repetitive dance music has it's place, (usually elsewhere). Appetite for Destruction is one of the best.
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From corenfro 04/10/2018 04:30
Cheesy, laughable testosterone rock. Repetitive and monotonous at best, grating and irritating at worse. They took a sound that was already exhausting by 87 and took it to a new level. A new level of obnoxious. If you found Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Stones, and Iron Maiden annoying, this will certainly make your ears bleed as it's almost entirely devoid of the merits of the aforementioned predecessors with twice the cringe factor.

"oh but there are a lot of distorted guitar solos where the guy plays notes really fast"

ok. just stop. That's not what makes music good. Especially when it's a practically identical guitar solo, song structure, vocal technique, melody, and composition style for literally every song.

I'm sure I'll get enormously down-voted for this, as I'm an ignorant millennial who lacks respect for classic rock, and if this is your style of music I hope this brings you joy because it's a big world and enough art to satisfy all the different types. Honestly if it brings you joy that's great. For me though, this is the epitome of overrated obnoxious fodder best suited for drunk bald sports bar regulars in Harley jackets playing pool poorly with an underdeveloped sense of what makes for good art.
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From Highhopes 03/31/2018 09:45
The album which showed the great promise and what everyone believed was going to be the Led Zeppelin / Rolling Stones / Aerosmith band from 1987-2017. But it wasn't to be. The band was already fraying two years later. The weakest song here is perhaps 'Anything Goes', and theres a uniformity of tone and style which goes beyond the Jungle / Paradise City / Brownstone / Sweet Child foursome. And Rocket Queen is a better epic than November Rain.
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From Musicbuff123 03/09/2018 21:38
Still a fantastic album i go back to listen to.
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