Appetite For Destruction (album) by Guns N' Roses

Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 100th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,722 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1987 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (100th)
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Appetite For Destruction is ranked as the best album by Guns N' Roses.

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Appetite For Destruction track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 1,722 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.6.

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95/100
From 06/22/2020 17:54
Average Track Rating = 94.17
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From 05/08/2020 21:41
Near Masterpiece!
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/19/2020 17:38
Highlights:

Paradise City
Sweet Child O' Mine
Welcome To The Jungle
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/30/2020 10:16
Def a great album
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90/100
From 03/05/2020 21:56
I get that there are reasons people dislike Guns n Roses and that Axl is an ass, but I do not understand people who listen to this and say it's boring or a ripoff. In a way I find criticisms of GnR similar to criticisms of Aerosmith (7os era Aerosmith that is) - it's blues based rock music, of course it doesn't sound entirely new or original. But like Aerosmith, GnR simply did it better than anyone else around. Both bands had a very distinctive lead singer with a huge stage presence (and personally I think both Steven Tyler and Axl were good lyricists for what they were trying to accomplish). Both bands had solid rhythm sections. And both bands had excellent dual guitar work. In a way these bands are the progression of bands like the Rolling Stones, who also had the five piece, two guitar setup, and a very distinctive lead singer.

Apart from that, I think it's important when rating music to try and judge it as if it wasn't totally played out. Yes, I'm not necessarily going to search out Welcome to the Jungle or Sweet Child to hear them for the millionth time, but the fact I've heard them so often is entirely separate from whether the songs are actually good. And I defy any fan of rock music to tell me with a straight face that they don't understand why Welcome to the Jungle is played at every sporting event - it's because it's an incredibly exciting song that gets you amped, with one of the most memorable intros of any song I can think of.
That said, this isn't a perfect album. In particular, I think the second (roses) side is noticeably weaker than the first (guns) side. But I think the first side contains, at worst, high energy rock songs (It's So Easy and Out Ta Get Me) and at best, two of the most anthemic rock songs ever. Lyrically, these songs do a great job of capturing where GnR and Axl specifically were at while they were recording. Mr. Brownstone and Nighttrain capture the essence of an active drug addiction very well. Mr. Brownstone specifically I think is one of GnR's absolute best tracks, and grievously underrated.
I suppose there are some who simply dislike GnR's sound - for me, the first six tracks on this album sound like rock music is supposed to sound like. A real shame that the band was already fracturing (for a multitude of reasons) by the time this album was released, but for this one album, they sound like the greatest rock band in the world.
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80/100
From 01/30/2020 00:27
There are many people who hate this album simple for the fact of it being overrated, but this shouldn't stop you to enjoy great gems of rock. Paradise City best track.
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From 09/03/2019 09:18
Very heavy and rock 'n roll album
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From 07/22/2019 15:09
Favorite Tracks:Mr. Brownstone, Think About You
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85/100
From 06/27/2019 06:24
Great rock album and their best effort. From Welcome To The Jungle to Paradise City, the classic Sweet Child Of Mine and ending with Rocket Queen this is a classic. Great strong album!
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90/100
From 06/27/2019 03:45
Judging by a few comments here, this album might require a trigger warning for the pampered, overly-sensitive, and easily offended. Considering Gun N' Roses to be a "Led Zeppelin clone" is about as on the ball as making Kanye West out to be a clone of Chuck D. But by all means, continue intriguing everyone with your vast knowledge of the musical landscape.

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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Bad by Michael Jackson
7. Document by R.E.M.
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
11. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
12. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
13. Substance by New Order
14. Kick by INXS
15. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
16. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
17. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
18. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
19. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
20. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
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