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Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy (2008)

December 2, 2008


So, was the wait worth it? Does the writer (A Use Your Illusion fanboy) stand a chance in hearing a decent album after 13 years, five producers and a whole load of drama?

Nup.

God Damn Axl, why the hell did you even bother with this menial piece of poo in the first place? The $13 million you spent on this album could have been better spent on a mansion (or a couple of mansions, considering the economic downturn recently)for you’re inflated ego.

The tracks on this album really sound all over the place and out of whack with each other, with sounds really actually sounding they were recorded 13 years ago being heard. When coupled with the more recent recordings, it just feels non coherent. This album should also lay off the lame power ballads too. November Rain was the pinnacle guys, but it’s all a novelty now, so please don’t give us weak and droopy tracks like Better or There Was A Time .

I.R.S. seems to be the only belter that has any credence, but it could be argued that it was only a rip off of a throwaway NIN tune. If The World is also a bit of a mess of strings and flamenco guitars (yes, flamenco guitars, go thrashing guitars on here at all it seems). Unfortunately the rest of the album sounds very much the expected turgid way that we probably were expecting due to all the hassle that this album seemingly cause in it’s making.

The media time connected to the prolonged nature it took for this album to come out, allows us to view Chinese Democracy as a nothing but an overblown, ego driven vapid mess. The over production can’t save a soulless soul unfortunately.

Oh Axl why? The only people who benefit from this album are those who like Dr. Pepper.

Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alexandra permalink
    December 2, 2008 12:31 pm

    Awwwww what!
    We must have clicked ‘Post’ like within seconds of each other!

  2. Philippe permalink
    December 2, 2008 12:38 pm

    sorry!

    *runs away*

  3. James permalink
    December 4, 2008 12:19 am

    Axl has been missing for the last two months, apparently, and the only places Chinese Democracy has reached number 1 are Finland and Brazil.

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,24749193-7484,00.html

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