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Chinese Democracy (album) by Guns N' Roses

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Chinese Democracy
Chinese Democracy by Guns N' Roses (2008)
Release date: 2008-11-25
Overall rank: 4,781st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
56/100 (from 191 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 2008 (111th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (1,090th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,781st)

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Guns N' Roses bestography

Chinese Democracy is ranked 7th 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 32,692.

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Average Rating: 
56/100 (from 191 votes)
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55/100
I don't think it's as bad as others make it out to be, but it's not really a great album. The title track is the best song, but it's a really unfocused album. Axl really needs Slash, Duff and Izzy to restrain him and help him out.
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85/100
From glynspsa
Buckethead and Axl are a great combination. This is a very good/ excellent album despite its reputation as a failure in some circles. Every track with Buckethead is first rate. A truly under appreciated album.
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30/100
Whether it's good or bad is almost irrelevant(it's bad, by the way), but the main thing is it's NOT Guns'n'roses, it's Axl Rose on the most expensive and long drawn out ego trip ever.
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70/100
The "Guns n' Roses" tag hindered this album on release, with everyone still not over the "classic" line up. Had it been released by "Axl Rose & The Papercuts" or similar, tracks like "Shackler's Revenge" & "If The World" may have had critics applauding Axl for not resting on his laurels & moving with the times. It doesn't always work perfectly, but much rather this than them endlessly trying to remake an instant classic, the way Rage Against The Machine did (although "Street of Dreams" is admittedly a vintage Axl ballad, but a good one!)
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20/100
From Coconut
What a mess...
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75/100
From alert23
Don't get the bad rating. This is sure very different from old GNR but it brings fresh meat on the table. Axl wrote some beautiful songs for this record like: Better, There Was a Time and Catcher in the Rye. The only thing is that not all the songs are strong enough to build a very solid album. For the ones who approach this album, remember: this is not a easy listen and the album will grow on you if you give it enough time. Finck and Buckethead on guitar are supreme and Axl's voice is not bad at all!
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95/100
Great songwriting, grandiose vision. I sure used to love this thing. I gotta say listening again worst part is Buckethead's uninventive guitar playing. But boy is Axl passionate!
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85/100
From Eastwood
Good hard rock/industrial rock album. Best 5 songs average is 85/100, also a good rating for the album. All songs are good 80-85/100. No flop, but also no hit. It's hard to say a best song, maybe "Better", "If the world" or "Madagascar"...?!
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worth the wait
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90/100
Sorry, I love this bloated thing! Overuse of strings, piano, distortion, studio atmospherics, Buckethead's solos and Axl's voice do it for me.
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