Use Your Illusion I (studio album) by Guns N' Roses

Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 1,173rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1991 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (224th)
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Use Your Illusion I is ranked 3rd 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 116 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,552.

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90/100
From 05/11/2022 06:33
Album Rating: 84.69
(1,355/16)

Yes it’s far too long, with too much filler but it contains some of the bands greatest tracks (Coma, November Rain, Don’t Cry (although I prefer the alternate version on UYI II)).

1.Right Next Door To Hell. 76
2.Dust N' Bones. 80
3.Live And Let Die. 90
4.Don’t Cry [Original Version]. 94
5.Perfect Crime. 74
6.You Ain't The First. 71
7.Bad Obsession. 70
8.Back Off Bitch. 84
9.Double Talkin' Jive. 83
10.November Rain. 100
11.The Garden. 85
12.Garden Of Eden. 80
13.Don't Damn Me. 87
14.Bad Apples. 68
15.Dead Horse. 83
16.Coma. 100
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65/100
From 11/28/2021 09:22
Big old bloated mess these 2 albums. Ego's out of control along with the drugs and losing a very important and key member who had the groove and replacing him with someone far inferior and losing that feel he brought. Rigid. Add piano and costume changes and any old clichéd shit you ever wrote. I guess there is just about enough material for 1 decent album that would resemble something like previous posts. Even that wouldn't be a be a brilliant record.
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85/100
From 05/22/2021 14:04
O sumo de uma banda de rock!
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From 08/30/2018 17:09
It’s an improvement compared with their previous stuff. The songwriting is a bit better; the songs are catchier. And there are some slower parts where slash’ talents shine through; the guy really carries this band and he is mediocre at best. Also, Slash’ guitar solos are much better than first. However, the guitar riffs are unimaginative as ever.
“November Rain” is cute, but you have to be really trying if that shit really brings tears to your eyes. Axl trying to make that silly voice he puts up sound emotional or deep is the most hilarious thing I have experienced today.
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75/100
From 03/27/2018 15:58
People always talk about the filler, but from what I can tell there are 10 good songs and 6 bad ones. The bad ones are really bad. But maybe we cannot agree which are the bad six. Here's my go as the single non-filler album (Ive cheated a little with 15 songs)

Dust N Bones
Live N Let Die
Bad Obsession
Double Talking Jive
November Rain
Coma
Civil War
14 Years
Yesterdays
You could be Mine
Breakdown
Don't Cry (Alt Lyrics)
Pretty Tied Up
Locomotive
Estranged
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From 03/11/2018 12:35
Like so many others have already pointed out, this album has some of the best songs GNR have ever done; however, there's way too much filler as well. For a band that was as talented as they were, that's just not good enough.
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80/100
From 06/02/2017 22:40
Albums as uneven as this one are the hardest to rate. I gave it a 80/100 rating and I'm being kind. There are maybe 5 really great songs and the rest is mostly filler. This is considered the lesser of the UYI albums for a good reason.
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80/100
From 05/29/2017 12:10
Both Illusion records get an 8/10 from me even though there is plenty of filler on both.Personally I believe they should of made a single record and kept the rest for b-sides and future records. My ideal Use Your Illusion album would be:

1) Civil War
2) You Could Be Mine
3) Dust N Bones
4) Live and Let Die
5) Double Talkin Jive
6) Bad Obsession
7) Dont Cry
8) Pretty Tied Up
9) 14 years
10) November Rain
11) Yesterdays
12) Dead Horse
13) Coma
14) Estranged

This would be one of the greatest records ever made. I also think this record would of sold over 30 million records just like Appetite has.
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90/100
From 12/05/2016 03:23
Long as hell but I had fun listening to the rockin tracks, some are fillers yeah but I find the standouts tend to stick in my mind the most
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From 04/27/2016 15:02
The, use your illusion, albums were released on the same day in September 1991, as the long awaited follow up's to the classic, appetite for destruction. There is some good stuff here, but there is some awful stuff too. Of the good stuff, there's, don't cry, the epic, coma, dust'n'bones, the stones-ish, you ain't the first, and, bad obsession. November rain, is good, but it's so overblown and bombastic, it's almost sickening, I mean, this is Guns'n'Roses, not journey. There's some terrible songs on here; don't damn me, back of bitch, garden of Eden, the garden, are all atrocious. Double talkin' jive, and, live and let die, are ok I suppose, as is, dead horse. None of these songs would have made it onto, appetite for destruction. The most disappointing of the two records.
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