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Use Your Illusion II (album) by Guns N' Roses

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Use Your Illusion II
Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses (1991)
Overall rank: 628th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 539 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (129th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (628th)

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Guns N' Roses bestography

Use Your Illusion II is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Guns N' Roses on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Guns N' Roses is Appetite For Destruction which is ranked number 70 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 32,607.

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Members who like this album also like: Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses and Nevermind by Nirvana.

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From Goliath
I don't see much filler here. 'You could be mine' and 'Estranged' are two of the best rock anthems of all time.
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TOO MUCH FILLER!!!!!

But there are good songs in here.
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Really what were thinking when they released two albums which are both double albums by vinyl standards? The result is extremely uneven albums with some of their best songs but some awful stuff too.
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From F1Aaron
Enjoyed this album a bit more than the first UYI but this also suffered the same problems I had with that one. I wonder what would be the best tracklisting to combine the best of both Illusions...
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The second of the two, use your illusion, albums, is at least a bit better than the first one, but still contains some of the worst songs G'N'R have ever done. Shotgun blues, and especially, get in the ring, are awful, unacceptable whinging and moaning from a spoilt brat of a singer. Knockin' on heaven's door, is just terrible, it takes an intimate death anthem, and turns it into, we are the champions, it's horrendous. There's a second completely pointless version of, don't cry, and something called, my world, or whatever the hell it is? . That's the really bad stuff out of the way, so what else is there? Estranged, is brilliant, one of the band's best, you could be mine, is excellent, as is Izzy's, 14 years, yesterdays, breakdown, and, civil war. Locomotive, is okay, as is Duff's, so fine, and, pretty tied up. Much better than the first one, but still nothing great, one single album would have been the best option, but hey, it's Guns'n'Roses, what do you expect? At least it's better than, Chinese democracy.
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My favourite of the two Illusion albums

However there is a lot of stuff on hear that I really don't like

The two Illusion albums could have been condensed in to one unbeatable record

However a comment from Migglemo shows an attempt at writing the ideal track list -
So I had a go

You could be mine
Live and let die
Don't cry (no 2)
Civil war
14 years
Yesterday's
Knocking on heaven door
Pretty tied up
Locomotive
So fine
November rain
Estranged

And there in lies the problem..... as only 6 of our choices are the same (And that was only because I cheated and had 12 tracks instead of 10 ! Maybe the band had a similar dilemma ?

So maybe the answer should have been to have a double album, but cut some of the songs
- So instead of a wapping 30 songs, cut it down to 20 or 22
I think this would have resulted in a masterpiece of a double album that would be ranked very high to this day.

Who knows, what done is done !
So what we are left is....is two over long albums that have some amazing classics on each, and a lot of filler rubbish

Still definately worth a listen though for the great stuff
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90/100
One wishes that Use Your Illusion was released as one double-album, with everything on both of them. It would make ranking a lot easier. Oh well.

These two albums are a huge improvement on the already awesome Appetite For Destruction. The band's sound adds a deep harmonic vocal, the guitar playing is better and wilder and more exciting, the lyrics are better, everything is just better.

"November Rain" was the big radio hit from this pair, and that's too bad, because any of the metal tracks on UYL2 would have been a much better showcase for GnR.
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From mtr1979
You Could Be Mine and Civil War are excellent songs. To me, it's feast or famine with GNR. You either love their songs or hate them. I was split down the middle on them when they came out and I still am today.
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From zdwyatt
Like many people, I'd have preferred they pared down the Use Your Illusion albums into one awesome album. But, as a standalone record, this one is by far the stronger of the two.
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