Album Reviews of the 80s

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Guns N' Roses, "Appetite For Destruction" / Review by: William Schlickenmaier
What can be said? This is arguably one of the greatest rock albums of all time, not to mention the '80s! Who doesn't know Paradise City? I'm a freshman in college, and I still remember that it was the first rock song I ever heard. There are so many great tracks on this album that I can't name them all, but some of the most notable have to be "Paradise City" (which is, in my opinion, the best hard rock song of the '80s--I mean, what's better, Alone Again by Dokken?); "Sweet Child O' Mine, which still rocks as much as ever; and my personal favorite, "Mr. Brownstone," which they always used to play at the junior high dances. There isn't a bad song, in my estimation, on this entire album. The unfortunate thing is that they're so self-destructive that now Izzy, Steve, and even Slash are out of the band. Even so, I still pull out my Les Paul (just like Slash's) at times to play along with "My Michelle" or "Sweet Child O' Mine." Truly a great rock album.

My score: 9.5 out of 10 (10 out of 10 if they were still together)

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