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Artist: Guns N' Roses

Title: Appetite for Destruction

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Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Album Cover Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Album Cover


Category: Sleaze Glam

Year: 1987

Label: Geffen

Catalog Number: 9 24148-2


W. Axl Rose lead and backing vocals, synth, percussion
Slash lead, rhythm, acoustic guitars
Izzy Stradlin' rhythm, lead guitars, backing vocals, percussion
Duff McKagan bass, backing vocals
Steven Adler drums


1.  Welcome to the Jungle  4:31
2.  It's So Easy  3:21
3.  Nightrain  4:26
4.  Out Ta Get Me  4:20
5.  Mr. Brownstone  3:46
6.  Paradise City  6:46
7.  My Michelle  3:39
8.  Think About You  3:50
9.  Sweet Child O'Mine  5:55
10.  You're Crazy  3:25
11.  Anything Goes  3:25
12.  Rocket Queen  6:13
Total Running Time:  53:37

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Edu Date: March 12, 2001 at 11:09
Best Rock album ever! Thank you GN'R for the great inspiration, you'll always be #1

From: Klaus Date: March 28, 2001 at 18:43
This is junk. It really took metal and jammed a knife into it's heart. Perversion of genre. Very irritating. No polish or presence. Classless and sloppy. I will give them and Nirvana (Nerve-racking) one thing. ..It hasn't been the same since. Forget this one, and get Dream theater's Images and words. You will see what I mean.

From: anirudh Date: April 5, 2001 at 1:53
the greatest album ever.keep up the good work.know something ******* crazy

From: Jennifer Date: April 25, 2001 at 14:51
goddamn classic.

From: TIM Date: May 12, 2001 at 22:09
By far the best cd ever.

From: RockDude Date: May 18, 2001 at 13:20
Not the best CD ever,,,but one of the best. This one is still a kicker after all these years. A MUST FOR ANY REAL HARD ROCK FAN..

From: Stu Date: June 13, 2001 at 22:59
No matter what you think about Axl, this album is one of the top 10 best Hard Rock records of all-time. It injected somethin' that was missing during the early 80's and gave it life. I will never forget, since I was in my 3rd year of college when this hit the stores. The two big records were The Cult and Guns & Roses... History has already placed the original Guns band in the book. Its written, and still today, it sounds fresh. Guns never were able to get it together like this...

From: Mike G Date: June 26, 2001 at 13:51
Undeniably one of the best all time hard rock albums, EVER!! They were great until they decided to have 9 members in their band and the fact that AXL has a bad attitude made me stop listening to their music!! If the original members were still together, i'd love it!!!!!!

From: Sal Date: July 8, 2001 at 15:27
I remember yesterday every time I hear this work of art, it takes me back to the fun times!

From: alvaro Date: September 19, 2001 at 5:58
The #1 lp ever

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 10:56
One of the all best hard rock albums!

From: T-BONE Date: October 11, 2001 at 23:08
Awesome cd, but they fell off the boat after this one. Petty differences within the band and axl's shitty attitude on everything led to crappy songwriting and eventually a break up. Now a chubby Axl is trying to revive GNR? Let it rest!! You are a Has Been now. You killed your career on your own. Without the Original line up you'll be nothing.

From: jose Date: October 28, 2001 at 14:27
es sin discursion el mejor disco de la historia del rock nada mejor que este disco resume la siguiente palabra ROCK N ROLL es sencillamente abrumador escuchar a Axl cantar ,clasico entre los clasicos un 11 OBRA MAESTRA

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 13:28
I agree with everyone except Klaus and Jose(i don't speak Spanish). If "Rocket Queen" was the only song on the cd, I would still pay for!!! The whole cd kicks ass though!

From: Harvey Date: November 17, 2001 at 5:51
Very good but, let's be honest, it's overplayed and overrated. Hasn't dated too well either. The high register vocals tend to grate a bit.

From: Dragonfly Date: December 13, 2001 at 8:59
This is their best release. After this one they lost their APPETITE for song writing. Welcome to the jungle of trying to figure out what happen to them after this release.

From: joe Date: December 13, 2001 at 9:15
Got to be the bench mark for hard rock. all time classic. If you haven't got this by now you must be from another planet.

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 7:44
This CD tilted the axis of late 80s hard rock and changed music irreversibly. This is one of the best rock n' roll albums ever recorded. The attitude never got in the way of the songwriting chops/musicianship and vice versa. This is a "how-to" lesson in creating the perfect album. TIMELESS and ESSENTIAL!

From: Kim Date: January 18, 2002 at 15:26
This was a great album. These guys had it all, but really screwed up afterwards. Axl Butthead, and `Im having a bad hairday, everyday`Slash, Made some magic on this one. After this one its just down, down down for them.

From: matt stevens Date: January 31, 2002 at 13:08
Extremely overrated. Slash was the ONLY high point of this poor excuse of a band. Buy this garbage only if you need a laugh.

From: Knuckles Date: February 2, 2002 at 3:45
These guys are the luckiest band I have heard. It is a good cd but to say things liked changed the music for ever?best cd ever? Yeah right.If you call this a classic,you must call all the 80's hair bands classics and best evers as well.Good video of welcome to the jungle.No video,no GNR bottomline.

From: mindy Date: February 3, 2002 at 8:56
I think this album is awesome. It has all the rock n roll elements that are missing in todays music. 9 out of 10.

From: George Date: February 10, 2002 at 16:46
If you say this album isn't a classic then you don't appreciate music at all. Whether you like or dislike Axl or G N'R's later recordings, this album is pure rock from start to finish. Listen to this one in your headphones and hear every chop, every bass line, every drum beat, and find yourself standing in awe.

From: HG Date: February 16, 2002 at 20:56
Possibly my all-time favorite CD. The thing that makes it so good is the fact that the band wrote songs about something they knew well: the seemy underbelly of the LA rock scene. There were a few of these types of songs on the later CDs, but the band "progressed" by writing about things they knew nothing about, like war. Then they self-destructed. Oh well, I guess Neil Young had it right when he said it was better to burn out than to fade away.

From: chaman Date: February 17, 2002 at 6:21
Well ok maybe not the best cd of all time but without doubt their best one. One thing for sure, their sound change the bon jovi formulated crap of those days! The album made history the same as Nirvana (wich by the way destroyed the world as we knew it) Hope MTV will someday explode!!

From: marley's my son Date: February 27, 2002 at 3:31
The only review that I agree with is by Knuckles. STUPID thing to say that this changed music, forever! But it has some good songs, though.

From: Metalhead Date: March 30, 2002 at 10:33
OK, everybody now, repeat after me, AXL ROSE IS STUPID!!!!!!!

From: Date: April 4, 2002 at 18:35
o.k, axl is stupid, but this cd, rocks!!!! from begin to end.

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 12:26
Obviously a total classic. Fantastic songs with attitude to spare. If only they'd kept going.

From: Motley Date: May 16, 2002 at 13:40
Axl is an overrated vocalist and totally a fucked up cheese cake. Wish he would follow Kurt Cobains footsteps coz he really got dynamite in his head. yes this cd is the best one they ever did-pure great street hardrock and the punch to follow. A pity they didnt follow it up and had to make horrible cd's as Use I and II. never liked them. I dont blame them for loosing it all-drugs really got to them, or was it AXL?

From: SHAG Date: May 16, 2002 at 15:31
a very overated album. 5 out of 10.

From: Swoop360 Date: May 16, 2002 at 17:07
Slash is amazing! Those solos are out of this world! And Axel's voice could curdle milk it's so sour, but dammit, does it ever make the song! One of my favorite albums of all time....right behind Dookie by Green Day.

From: Rockforever Date: June 12, 2002 at 14:19
Some of the criticisms of this album are absolutely unbelievable, and in my opinion if you dislike this record you cannot claim to be a serious hard rock fan. Although the Use Your Illusion sets saw greater variety and probably better musicianship, this album was the most cohesive the band made. From the opening notes of Welcome To the Jungle to the closing seconds of Rocket Queen, this album is one of the best hard rock albums ever, and undoubtedly the best hard rock records ever.

From: knuckles Date: June 13, 2002 at 4:55
Dont dislike it,just isnt even close or doesnt deserve the BEST EVER status it seems to get.Its good,not great but to each his own

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 13, 2002 at 16:56
I don't know?........ It's hard not to say that this is one of the top hard rock albums of all time. Maybe not rock albums, but hard rock - YES! It goes right up there with Back In Black, Zep. IV and Blizzard Of Ozz. BUT, I don't think it is better than any of those (eccept maybe Blizzard).

From: Reno Date: June 13, 2002 at 22:07
I agree with jason on this cd. It may not be the number one release in my book, but it is definately in the top 5. Even being considered for one of te top 10 should be honor enough. This did however set alot of standards for hard rock when it came out and there were alot of bands scrambling to keep up to their fast climb to the top. It's a very aggressive and in your face cd, and I still listen to it on a regular basis. Many cd's have burned out on me, but this one still sounds good in 2002.

From: Rockforever Date: June 25, 2002 at 12:39
I think Knuckles is mistaken by saying that anyone who thinks this is one of the greatest albums ever lacks broad musical knowledge. I have a vast number of Cds which range from the birth of rock and roll's inception in the late 1950s right up to the present day, and I do believe that this record is one of the top 5 hard rock records of all time. He should take account of the fact that musical taste is an individual thing. Others may think his top 5 is a pile of shit!!

From: Kim Date: June 25, 2002 at 18:37
Right, taste is individual. Personally I really like this one. Apart from that I think that GNR sucks. Axl is an awful singer. And a fucked up personality. Someone will certantly disagree with that. But then again, taste is individual, and many think that Nirvana - Nevermind is an alltime top 10 release. Fair enough. BUT I cant stand it. To me its a load of selfdistructive crap. GNR burned out too quick I think.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 6, 2002 at 12:31
I don't know what it is with these foreigners that come to H. Harmonies and their hang-up with homosexualety? I find alot of them talking about it or accusing others here on this site of being one. It must be some sort of "closet" issue with them? ANYWAY....... GnR made a fantastick album. It's one of those albums that can stand the test of time. To me, it still sounds so fresh. Some albums/bands sound so dated. This one is good! Real good!

From: jens Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:41
street rock i remember calling it when it came out. it is a classic, no doubt, and most of the songs are truly great. GnR could have gone a long way, but if Marilyn Manson is quoted saying about Axl "Man, he's WEIRD", that should say it about all.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:45
Jens, What the hell are you talking about? You lost me there...... All though you are on to something...... This is a great album!!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:51
HEY T-BONE! You understand what I am talking about, don't you? Thanks for helping me teach those less fortunate solo's! After your last comment on this page, they all seem to have gone away. NICE JOB!!

From: Rocket King Date: July 22, 2002 at 5:33
Sorry to ruin the GNR bashers' day, but if I could only keep one CD in my collection of 400+, this would be it. Stop worrying about whether or not you like the individuals(like they care) and listen to the music. This did change the face of rock and I can hear Welcome over and over and never get sick of it. Incidently though, how bad a drug problem must Steven Adler have had to have these guys throw him out!!!!!

From: RichieRocker Date: August 18, 2002 at 11:46
The rating is pretty low for this album, I was surpised at that. This is a must have album for any rock fan!!

From: TIM Date: August 18, 2002 at 12:18
It used to be 9.3. Some morons came along that hate them and put a 1 rating until they got it to where they thought it ought to be. If someone hates the entire genre then they have no right to criticize. If you like the genre but not this album then you have a right to say something. One idiot on here likes Hip Hop and criticizes all the bands. He has no business here. Also, some people judge it because of Axl's lifestyle instead of focusing on the quality of the album.

From: TIM Date: August 18, 2002 at 12:24
I've heard people say Don Dokken was a prick. George was a whiner. I don't care what they are like, I just like the albums (at least the early stuff). There's also alternative addicts here that have no right to speak out. I don't go to the alternative or hip hop site's and give every band a low rating. Some of these guys claim to be knowledgable about music but really they just have little taste or they don't own enough music. The may claim the own thousands, but a large amount is probably

From: TIM (CONT'D.) Date: August 18, 2002 at 12:29
albums not wanted on this site. If you have 2,000 cds and 95% is 60s tunes, who cares how many you have.

From: jarett r. Date: September 3, 2002 at 22:56
i've heard that axl rose was in l.a. guns before he was in guns'n'roses. axl rose was also in the bands axl and rose. (i swear i'm not making this up!) i've heard that tracii guns played on live like a suicide (the first half of lies) and appetite for destruction UNCREDITED.

From: jamie Date: September 6, 2002 at 9:05
best cd i have ever heard if u like hard rock you must get this cd!!!!!!!

From: HairMetalManiac Date: September 7, 2002 at 9:38
Talk about a band that peaked and blew their wad on the debut album. I very much (and still do today) enjoy this album. No matter how much of a GNR basher you might be, this is a fantastic album. Too bad the rest of what the did was garbage. They may have been more popular than LA Guns, but LA Guns kicks GNR's ass...

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 7, 2002 at 21:14
ok this time I will agree with you HairMetalManiac that this cd Rocks!! . . . but I won't go as far as saying LA Guns is better cuz I think Axel has a style that no one can duplicate and I just love that about him . . . He has such passion when he sings and I wish they could have made more cds like this one or better yet another tune like November Rain would have been nice too. . .(God I love that tune and Slash is amazing on guitar) . . . I want the wedding dress she had in the video. . . lol

From: Dennis Clark Date: September 10, 2002 at 4:53
A real stunning one. this album undeniably re-invented the L.A. rock scene. Where is Axl now? where is the real Guns N' Roses? We need them to kick the asses of all the faggot-boyband crap, and all those immature, trying-hard, rap-metal bratts. Only a much awaited Guns N' Roses reunion could straighten things up in today's rock music scene. We need these real men. Only real men know how to rock.

From: Baris Date: September 12, 2002 at 5:41
This is the album that made HISTORY. There have and will never be a stuff like this anymore. In my opinion, other albums of GNR unfortunately fall far behind this. For me if they had not released anything more, it would have made no difference. This one would be well enough for them to be remembered as a legend as in the case of SEX PISTOLS. Recently, I watched in the news that they've come together years later and played somewhere in Latin America. They've looked like out-dated poor old players

From: jarett r. Date: December 10, 2002 at 23:19
before guns'n'rose axl rose was in l.a. guns, hollywood rose, axl, and rose. anyone notice the similarity between the names l.a. guns and hollywood rose? i've heard that izzy stradlin was also in the bands axl, rose, and hollywood rose.

From: MALLORCA´S ROCK Date: December 30, 2002 at 13:29
Yo flipo con la peña, a unos discos mediocres de grupos medio conocidos le poneis de media un 8 o un 9 y a esta joya un 7!!!! (no teneis ni puta idea de lo que es el hard sleazy) Si no os gusta este cd no os gusta el hard Rock es imposible. Este cd es un 10 es perfecto, basta con oir esos cambios de ritmo del final de cada canción, los punteos de Slash... Es uno de mis discos preferidos. Lo que más me jode es que como más conocido es el grupo más bajo le puntuais.

From: rocker65 Date: December 31, 2002 at 1:40
When I was about 12 I heard this band Guns N' Roses. Since then I Am the most happiest man. SInce then I walk on right path of Rock N' Roll. I'll never forget you GUNS N' ROSES. Especially SLASH who is a living LEGEND... And the CD - the best CD of GN'R for sure. Every Hard Rock fan must have this. Who didn't hear for Guns N' Roses and songs like Sweet Child O'mine, Paradise City, Patience... has no right called himself a rock fan... This month I have a dream It Says: TO ROCK OR NOT TO BE

From: Sinner Date: December 31, 2002 at 2:00
Its a cool CD, I like GnR. Their cool. I heard their back again, but instead of Slash being the lead guitar, it's some retarded chicken guy that feels for chickens and is going to try and save all the chickens in the world. And during concert, I guess he wears a stupid buckit on his head. He's weirder then Axl! (weird guy)

From: Brian Date: December 31, 2002 at 2:58
A must have CD for any hard rock fan!!! A perfect blend of sleaze and glam molded together with sick guitar playing by Slash.Every song on this is a classic!!!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: January 29, 2003 at 2:20
Who would have thought??? The original boys of GnR along with Mike Matijevic (Steelheart) have been working together on a new Gun's project. Mike has written lyrics and sang 4 songs with Slash, Izzy, Duff, and Matt. Info. at www.steelheart.com

From: Great Dane Date: January 29, 2003 at 17:57
Cool. Atleast they will have a singer this time. I never liked Axl. I met him once and he was just a big an idiot as I had expected. Never liked his singing, and live it sucked. But two weeks ago I got two Bootlegs by GNR. Theyre both Soundboard and ex quality. He`s really good on some of it, but damn he suxx too.

From: Trick Taylor Date: January 30, 2003 at 5:43
Mad Mikey singing with the G-n-R boys? Makes my Trick tingle just thinking about it! Other good fits would be Joel Ellis and Brad Sinsel! I heard Orchestral Manuevers In The Dark are reforming and Steve Perry will be singing! I think Sebastian Bach, Dave Mustaine, Peter Criss, Duff McKagan should form a band called "You're Fired!" At least they didn't pick somebody lame to sing with them, like the dude from Heaven's Edge. We call him "Mr. No Range". Skin on Skin! (flat)

From: robert Date: January 30, 2003 at 14:57
Cuando escuche esto por 1ª vez en 1988, no me lo podia creer, era Haevy, pero con mala leche, pasion, garra y a la vez melodia(SWEET CHILD O'MINE) temas brutales, impresionantes, estos tios rompieron con todo, jamas volveran a repetir esta obra d arte, un puto 10!!

From: koogles Date: January 31, 2003 at 1:28
Steve Perry singing for OMD? You're a regular comedian there Trick Turner. Why don't you take your routine on the road? Preferably on the center line, during busy rush-hour traffic.

From: bonscott Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:42
ok i don't fuckin' care about any of your oppinions but appetite is the best cd ever-voted repitetly on several music polls. i don't care what you think of the axl dickhead rose but this music RULLEEZZZZZZ

From: vikingo666 Date: March 24, 2003 at 16:46

From: alejandro Date: April 11, 2003 at 15:56

From: Great Dane Date: April 24, 2003 at 19:15
This is a good cd. Nothing but good tracks.

From: sylvain Date: April 25, 2003 at 18:00
it's the masterpiece of Guns, one of the best album in rock history.

From: Katherine Date: May 12, 2003 at 4:39
Definatly one of the most complete albums ever, every single song rocks Unlike cds nowadays that have one good song and then 11 crap filler songs.Also used to put on good live show and I seen alot of them.To bad they had an appetite for self destuction.

From: slovenian slash Date: May 17, 2003 at 20:27
if there is ne album in the world that deserves a 10 this is fuckin'it! ROCK N'ROLL!!!!!!!

From: James Date: May 17, 2003 at 20:36
Hate the band. like the album. love that Axl can't get any project off the ground now.

From: Decibel Dave Date: May 21, 2003 at 21:47
Good album, but I can't see why it is considered one of the best in rock history. There were and are dozens of bands and probably at least a hundred albums I like better.

From: Metal Health Date: May 22, 2003 at 22:51
the best Hard Rock/Glam Metal album ever! and one of the best in all categories!

From: stalin Date: May 23, 2003 at 2:38
No, matter what you fuck heads say about gnr, Album was one of their best!!!!!!!

From: stalin Date: May 23, 2003 at 2:38
No matter what you fuck heads say about gnr, Album was one of their best!!!!!!!

From: RecordGuy Date: May 23, 2003 at 3:24
On the band's name: It was first called Axl, then Rose, then Hollywood Rose, then Axl quit & joined Tracii Guns' band, L.A.Guns. Then Axl left to rejoin Izzy in Hollywood Rose (bringing Tracii with him). The band was renamed to Guns n Roses. Before the first tour Tracii & the drummer backed out so they called 2 guys (Slash and Steve Adler) from another band that Duff was playing in called Road Crew. Slash and Steve joined the band 2days before their first tour (1986) & the rest is history.

From: ace Date: June 3, 2003 at 2:13
just like iron maiden, and kiss i was into this band big time what freackin attitude they had. one word classic.

From: freddy de keyze Date: June 4, 2003 at 14:56
Pretty decent at the time of release, but now it has aged, and not a little bit. It hasn't stood the test of time in my opinion. Some songs are still good, others are so aged I can't listen to them any more. And the voice of Axl is sometimes very boring to listen to. No, this is their best, no mistake about that, but a classic band they never were in my opinion although I have to agree they made a major influence on the music scene, but that was the same with Nirvana and Nirvana is CRAP, GnR not

From: ANDINHO Date: June 30, 2003 at 7:29

From: John Date: August 14, 2003 at 13:40
This took sleazy glam to a whole other level and kicked it squarely in the testes. The greatest debut album ever. A friend of mine once drank 5 beers in the 6:13 that it takes to get through 'Rocket Queen'. That's what a great band does. It affects your personality to the point that you'll do stupid shit that will make you vomit. GnR does that to you.

From: rocco Date: August 29, 2003 at 13:25
por mucho que digan no hay grupo en el mundo que sea capaz de superar este disco y estas canciones.hace poco vi en la mtv una actuacion de los guns en unos premios mtv 2002 y vaya pena,mejor que se retire axl pues el paradise city que tocaron daba arcadas oirlo y los nuevos del grupo la tocaban sin alma como si de poner ladrillos se tratara.y axl la voz la tiene peor como no mejore la cagara

From: english! Date: August 29, 2003 at 19:04
speak fuckin english!

From: Rene Date: August 30, 2003 at 12:51
Not everybody speaks English anyway, why you want everybody to write in English???? You only think about your self and you dont give a fuck about people that doesnt speak english??????? Does its say anywhere that you can only write in English????? Why you dont learn Spanish??????? You dont have the time????? or the brains???? THANK YOU ENGLISH.

From: James Date: August 30, 2003 at 13:17
I 2nd that Rene. Now Dan can erase these last few comments.

From: Rene Date: August 30, 2003 at 13:34
Thanks James.

From: Axelinger Date: August 30, 2003 at 14:30
Easy on that ? button, pal -- they cost money to replace, ya know?

From: RR-Finland Date: September 2, 2003 at 6:54
I think this is their best album ever. Axl´s voice fits so good in these tracks and Izzy and Slash are so good. Hard to pick one track that is better than others. Axl was huge fan and inspired by Hanoi Rocks(Mike Monroe), but what this guy did last year: Axl didn´t want to perform on the same stage, where Hanoi Rocks did their comeback since 1985. Hanoi Rocks did their gig in a smaller stage. Compare: Hanoi Rocks: "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" or any Axel´s latest recordings? Cadillac vs. Lada

From: RR-Finland Date: September 2, 2003 at 7:20
...What my point is, Axl W. Rose is a star and one those great idols for many todays singers, but man like Michael Monroe who´s still those guys who dare dress himself like most of hair bands in mid 80´s and man who is still in his glam/hard rock roots, needs a little bit more respect. By the way, you can also hear Mike on the backrounds and find he´s foto from inner sleeve in Use Your Illusion.

From: Rok Španring Date: October 7, 2003 at 9:45
how du you do guns and roses this albom is perfekt

From: tomcat Date: October 8, 2003 at 5:44
and my original review of this album is: one of the best rock albums ever

From: SLASH Date: October 18, 2003 at 20:00
Guns N Roses, for me is the best rock band that exist in all the world, after Led Zeppelin, of course...I LOVE those guys, but it doens´t will be the same without Slash. GN´R will never be GREAT, without Slash´s leads guitar solos... it will be GOOD, but GREAT, without Slash... NEVER!!! Oh, and about the CD, in my opinion, s really great... the good hard rock, you can see only in this CD!!! YEAH... You´re in the jungle babe, you gonna Dieeeee..... so please take me down to te paradise city where

From: diego Date: October 27, 2003 at 21:23
rompe el esquema de lo tipicamente heavy hard.Trato de entender por que la baja puntuacion.LA unica respuesta coherente es que no es un album exclusivamente heavy ,va mas alla.Aun asi ,comparado con los siguientes es el que mas mantiene el clasico estilo ochentas (como se nota en sweet child o'mine).No soy de poner notas ,pero (para malestar de los fans de los guns)no les pondria un 7 siquiera:soy un gran fanatico de lo bien heavy,y este disco no lo es.

From: Meniketti Date: October 30, 2003 at 23:41
this band is made of shit, I hate this MTV darlings people. I heard that Axl ended doing porno movies, what a weird guy...

From: Stich Date: November 26, 2003 at 8:58
A classic album. One of the best rock albums ever. All the songs are excellent. Probably my second best metal album after 'Shout At The Devil' by Motley Crue.

From: Knuckles Date: December 1, 2003 at 8:34
I dug out this release and listened to it and I have a few more comments.The mvp of this release hands down is Slash.He is a pretty decent musician.Axl on the other hand man oh man talk about vocals that mirror the ole fingernails down the chalk board sound.So,I guess my newest review is a for sure buy but I would prey for the karoke release and get that instead.

From: Edu Martins Date: December 14, 2003 at 14:15
This album made me listen hard rock and heavy metal and forget those dumb pop songs. I was 12 or 13 when i listened this album, and since there im a true fan of them. Unfortunatly, Axl Rose is an asshole, and dismembered all the band, or all the band leaved him alone. I hope Axl quit music now and stop using Guns and Roses name to make money and do your own solo projects under that name...

From: byrdman69 Date: December 15, 2003 at 12:00
Anyone who thinks this release isn't one of the all time best must still be stoned from huffing gasoline. It doesnt matter that Axl Rose is a nut case, and a jack -ass, everything was right on this one. The timing was right, and rock music needed the kick in the ass that Appetite provided. Axl, in my opinion isn't a really great singer, but somehow makes this one work. Slash is a good guitar player and is truely underrated. Every song on here rocks, and it is one of the most kick-ass cd's ever!

From: Knuckles Date: December 15, 2003 at 20:29
I appreciate your opinion dude,so please appreciate mine. There were better releases in the same year,let alone of all time. Whitesnakes-S/T and Dokkens-Back for the attack just a name a couple of quick ones. A decent releases from a very over rated band,as it showed in all of the other releases they had which were pure shiiiiiiiiite Oh,and it wasnt gas.

From: Date: January 2, 2004 at 13:13
Hmmm, Dokken and Whitesnake, both excellent bands who did release albums of the same integrity, but better than Appetite? Don Dokken is a bigger prick than Axl.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 2, 2004 at 13:59
This one was a milestone! It belongs in everybody's collection, whether you like heavy metal, hair metal, AOR or just plain rock & roll. They would never release another album as mandatory as this. I'm not saying subsequent releases were bad, but they couldn't touch this one!

From: Metal Pete Date: January 2, 2004 at 15:13
This album is one of the greatest rock albums ever released. Anyone who does not recognize that FACT either a)just hates Axl b)only likes 'intellectual' metal like aforementioned Dream Theatre. or c)never knew what hard rock was to begin with. I don't wish to take away anything from D.T., but they pale in comparison to this extremely important rock n roll cd. Probably the best 'party cd' ever recorded.

From: Matías 81 Date: January 8, 2004 at 4:33
This was the first,and the best album I've heard in my entire life..I've heard more than 200 hard rock bands. There's no album that can challenge apettite. IT SOLD 4o million copies!!!! What made it great was that it was creative.it mixed a lot of different styles.great lyrics.great rythms(Steve).a real guitar duo (slah/stradlin).great solos.a top 5 rock bassist (Duff you're the best man!).Axl's great vocals.songwriting..the guys didn't care about what was going on the music scene.

From: Matías 81 Date: January 8, 2004 at 4:43
Para la gente de habla hispana que parece saber un poco más del género. Miren a mi me encantan las bandas como Motley Poison Warrant Dokken Ratt etc. Pero se reconocer que ninguna de estás bandas tenía ideas suficientes como para componer un album tan contundente como este. Todos saben que este es el mejor album de los 80. Sucede que a algunos les cuesta admitirlo. Pocos albumes me impactaron tanto..podría mencionar Too Fast, Look what the cat, DRFSR, Out of the cellar, Blizzard of ozz, L.A.Guns

From: Date: January 15, 2004 at 14:32
axel roses

From: Ric Date: January 23, 2004 at 13:12
What in the hell is going on?!?!?!On the top of this the rating says only 8.67 out of 10.What retard rated this album anything less than a 10?To make it worse Klaus at near the top says its crap!As far as hard rock you don't get any better!Alot of bands have the talent and some have matched appetite but not many!After this they friggin turned to only a good band.Thanx to that F#cking piece of sh*t Axl(Mr.Attitude)Rose.He said in some interview that he got sick of hearing about appetite,con.

From: Ric Date: January 23, 2004 at 13:37
con.---and wanted 2 "bury it".How stupid!!!I understand not doing exactly the same thing but stick with the same sound and hard driving guitaring!Let me say this to dumb F*CK Axl.All U did was make us love Appetite even more.You think Use Your Illusion is going 2 make anyone forget about Appetite????I'm going to puke!Axl ruined G-N-R!Thanks to him Nirvana had a perfect opportunity 2 say look what Metals best band has(Illusion)and then it ushered in a decade of F_ckin angry depressing sh_t,con.

From: Ric Date: January 23, 2004 at 13:41
con.--alternative and grunge ruined music!!!!!Appetite is a 10!Now Axl take your sorry red headed corn row wearing ass and find Slash,Izzy,Duff and a Matt Sorum and get your head out of your own ass and make a kick ass album(if U can).

From: Ric Date: January 23, 2004 at 13:46
By the way Rene...Learn english U GOOF!!!

From: Dean Date: January 23, 2004 at 15:23
It's hard to rate this one simply because it got so overplayed. There is no denying it was a great and influential album but i doubt if I'll ever have the urge to listen to it again. Kind of like alot of Zepplin or Pyromania. Great stuff but suffered from overexposure. What rock fan doesn't know most of these songs by heart? Too bad this band did self destruct.

From: sparkyass Date: January 26, 2004 at 22:55
this is probably the third greatest hard rock album of all time,directly behind back in black and van halen,s first. it,s just so fucking raw and nasty. the highlight for me is nightrain, the attitude on this song is outta control.too bad they never did anything else worthwhile.

From: Tracey Date: February 6, 2004 at 13:51
I was only young (9) when this album came out and so I didn't get to appreciate it until I was a bit older. Now its easy to say that this is one of my all time faves. Paradise City & Welcome to the Jungle are my best songs but the album as a whole is good. This album made me want to listen to the rest and strive to add them all to my collection.

From: K.K. Poland Date: February 15, 2004 at 5:15
Yeah, fantastic album, welcome to the jungle, think about you, many good memories on this album, slash is a great axe-man, sweet child o'mine fantastic !!

From: Bandizzy Date: February 20, 2004 at 3:29
hey wheres all the 80's metal heads right fucking here this is cool and by far gnr was the best in there time rolling stones beatles zepplin ozzy ect. ect. they are a piece of rock n roll history! forever.

From: Jess Date: March 17, 2004 at 14:41
This cd rocks my socks.I'm 15, and i remember listeing to it with my brother when i was little. I banged my head to it then and i still do. I love sweet child o mine,it takes me back, every time i listen to it. Also paradise city and welcome to the jungle were awesome too. these songs made history for this band and for rock n' roll!!!

From: jack Date: March 20, 2004 at 5:29
bandizee,i agree with about g'n'r being the best at the time but what about poison, def leppard, skid row, bon jovi, motley crue and all the other sleaze or glam metal band?

From: ROCK CHICK Date: March 25, 2004 at 13:23

From: James Date: March 25, 2004 at 16:11
I would guess that the Greatest Hits cd didn't ship that heavy, that is why it is "sold out" as you say. I guessed it would sell well but the shipping wasn't heavy in my area. I own 0 GnR albums so for me the Greatest Hits is the way to go.

From: ROCK CHICK Date: March 25, 2004 at 16:28

From: James Date: March 25, 2004 at 21:59
thanks rock chick. I'm not new to them, i was just turned off by all the hype and hoopla surrounding them when they came out. Turned off by the vibe the band gave off too and the kind of attitude Axl put out there so i never bought anything by them but i always thought they had some good songs, so Greatest Hits package gives me that chance to have the hits i like on cd.

From: andrew Date: April 6, 2004 at 15:35
this cd is excellen, one of the top albums of the 80's, this cant stand on the top with Slippery When Wet, Powerslave, and 5150(Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Van Halen)

From: SLAYER_FAN Date: April 8, 2004 at 2:14
HEY andrew,DON'T FORGET TO add Live Undead,Look What The Cat Dragged in,The Final Countdown,Theatre Of Pain and Hysteria(Slayer,Poison,Europe,Motley Crue,Def Leppard)

From: JGG Date: April 8, 2004 at 17:17
por ahi estuve viendo ,unos comentarios donde dicen que GUN N'ROSES es el mejor del mundo,claro, para ellos son los mejores del mundo ,al igual que otros dicen lo mismo de otras bandas,sí tuvo gran exito,eso es verdad, pero fue mas en lo comercial,hay bandas muy buenas que superan y por mucho a GUN N'ROSES siendo que este, es el mejor disco que tienen.

From: SWEET GUN Date: April 14, 2004 at 8:22
La mejor banda de ROCK AND ROLL de toda la historia un disco que a nadie le puede faltan un 1000/10 sencillamente acojonante imposible de mejorar con eso esta dicho todo, guns and roses superan con creces a todas la bandas de rock A TODAS!!!!

From: JGG Date: April 14, 2004 at 10:41

From: marceloargentia Date: April 14, 2004 at 22:44
the best of the fucking word,insuperable sin palabras ,los guns ya son un mito como los beatles

From: John Date: April 16, 2004 at 10:53
A classic. One of the all-time great hard rock albums, and probably one of the 10 best ever. I hear it still nets 5,000 copies sold some weeks on Soundscan. The ironic part is that the two Use Your Illusions were basically songs rejected for "Appetite", and those were great too. GNR was an incredible band, but boy they fell fast. Still wish these guys would get back together and reclaim their greatness...sigh.

From: glamster Date: April 26, 2004 at 8:35
If you don't have this one, what are you doing in this site? A must have, a milestone of modern hard rock, an exciting mix of Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, New York Dolls an so on. The guitar of Slash is outstanding, like the voice of Axl. This one will always be in my personal Top 10!!!

From: Elton Braga Date: April 28, 2004 at 17:01
Undoubtedly, their best work! Good songs, strong lyrics, using well the weight of Metal sometimes, and marking generations!

From: Uncle Salty Date: April 30, 2004 at 11:28
This album is on my Top 5 favourite albums. I recently saw Adler's Appetite in Barcelona and it kicked ass. Steven is in great mood and he even signed me this album. GNR always the best no matter what others say, if you don't like this record is because you have milk in your veins instead of blood. Welcome to the jungle motherfuckers !!!

From: Maiden1979 Date: May 7, 2004 at 9:43
The absolute Hard Rock Album!!!

From: jack Date: May 18, 2004 at 7:00
Simply the best hard rock/metal album in the 80's,no doubt about that. Can anyone honestly say or prove that there is a better one?

From: AOR freaky Date: May 18, 2004 at 7:47
Yes, jack, I CAN !!! Listen to 'Earthshaker' from Y&T and you will immediately hear that that is THE top hardrock CD from the eighties !!!!! No doubt about that ! Not that APD is bad, but 'Eathshaker' is so much better !

From: jack Date: May 19, 2004 at 6:37
Not bad!,you've got great taste,AOR freaky! 'EArTHSHAKER' is a very good Cd but i,m not sure it is in the same mould as APD. mAYBE 'EARTHSHAKER' is as good as say: back for the attack,night songs,out of the cellar and even hysteria but definitely not APD. Good answer though!

From: Without ????? Date: June 11, 2004 at 18:25
Hands down, the BEST Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Garage Band CD ever made. If you love 80's hair bands, then you have to have this one. Realistically, you can hope for 4 great songs on a CD, but this one has NO FLAWS!!!! #1 for all time - guaranteed.

From: fallen angel Date: June 14, 2004 at 23:11
si te gusta el glam rock mi korreo es diego_firehouse@hotmail.com

From: jack Date: June 15, 2004 at 9:07
I agree with without ?????-this album is easily the best rock album of all time. All songs are big,bad and banging...no weaknesses and all perfectly well executed. Gun'N'Roses's music sounding i have to say has some(a bit) punk element in it. Not a pure hard rock/metal album like van halen 1 or night songs,just your typical sleaze/hair metal album!

From: mushmouth Date: June 17, 2004 at 13:14
gr8 album, I still listen 2 it 2 day... however personally I dislike Axl as he gives us stutterers a bad name, stutterers have a bad enough time without being lumped in with this complete smeghead... but hey gr8 album

From: jack Date: June 24, 2004 at 4:48
But you have to agree that Axl has a personality and character that no other vocalist of the genre have. Thats one of the reason why gun'n'roses was so popular back then. Do you see Don Dokken or Tom Keifer or jon bon jovi had such outrageous attitude. I mean,the guy(axl)is a media magnet who probably attract more attention than kurt cobain's death.

From: Rockhead Date: June 24, 2004 at 5:17
Jack what is your problem with Kurt Cobain's death?? you seem to mention this event on a very regular basis. Guns N Roses did well because the album was choc full of great songs and with Aerosmith not producing GNR took their opportunity. Axl single handedly wrecked GNR and turned them into the laughing stock they know are. The Chinese Conspiracy will never see the light of day. He simply cannot cut it without the others. He is a destructive ego who rarely give interviews-hardly attention grabin

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 23:49
The essential sleaze metal album of the 80's (probably of all time). Almost every song is a classic, and the lesser known tracks such as "Anything Goes" and "Out Ta Get Me" are better than most of their imitators best tracks. 10/10

From: Kath Date: July 12, 2004 at 0:46
I had such a crush on Axl back in the Day.Now into my forties it still makes my heart skip when I see him,Was disappointed though that He wasn't on Guns behind the music. This was best album of its kind at the time.4-sure These guys were the real deal.

From: jack Date: July 19, 2004 at 6:17
Rockhead,perhaps i mention too much of kurt because i think he was the one who 'wrecked' Gun N Roses(grunge invasion),not Axl. Even if he's the one,Axl is one of the reason why GNR even existed.

From: chris strutter Date: September 1, 2004 at 12:59
i don´t understand why this band are legends and rocksuperheroes,in my opinion they are great,very very great!but it isn´t the best album ever.it´s a good band,but no more.a band with only one good album can´t be the best band ever!c´mon boys, the illusions are axl´s coockeds.i think that mötley crüe or wasp are legends, they not

From: metallic glamer Date: September 20, 2004 at 21:09
I think first L.A. Guns album is much better than Appetite For Destruction, more dirty and aggressive.

From: EmptyArms Date: September 22, 2004 at 13:36
Axl Rose SUCKS he sings like 2 cats fighting.Guns N' Roses is a good band but they need a diffrent singer.

From: Geoff Date: September 22, 2004 at 18:12
Humerous comments, Empty Arms because although Axl is not my favourite vocalist in the world, he is a unique voice and gives G'N'R a scent of individualism. Also, please keep in mind that without Axl, there are not the songs that made G'N'R so good. Simple as that. Not only did he sing them, but he wrote the majority of them too... BTW, classic album. What more can you say? I love all the classics, but also 'My Michelle' and 'Think about you' are faves.

From: Date: November 12, 2004 at 8:24
brilliant rock album, axl has got an attitude problem,

From: hitchcock Date: November 21, 2004 at 20:34
along with Slave To The Grind from skids is one of the masterpieces of hard. One of the albuns that can change a life (or mind)!!!! Yowsa!!!!

From: Jerula Date: November 30, 2004 at 12:30
The absolute hard rock masterpiece!!! Buy or Die!!!

From: n.mm.l Date: December 1, 2004 at 3:34
Gran disco,el mejor de ellos en mi opinion,pero para mi gusto habra unos 125 0 130 discos de hard mejores.

From: Metalhead66 Date: December 1, 2004 at 9:47
This is the perfect mix of Pissed off Punk and Drug induced Hard Rock. I would not call this metal...But it really moves the speakers!!!! They played what they lived,they lived what they Played!!There is NOT ONE FILLER SONG ON HERE! Slash and Izzy are one of the best Guitar teams there are/were. Axl's vocals are so distinct..well you know who singing and playing the moment you hear them!!It's a shame that it ended up in such a Fuckin Ego'd Mess.This is a 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 18:26
I first heard this one at a party and had to have it. Every tune on this thing is worthy. Buy this if you haven't already.

From: tibifra Date: December 13, 2004 at 9:01
Axl totally inspired by Jim Dandy(Black oak Arkansas)!!!

From: sleazy come Date: December 14, 2004 at 20:29
This is a Sleaze masterpiece along with the first L.A. Guns album, this albums are all about the 80's philosophy.......sex, drugs, guns and ROCK N' ROLL baby!!!!!

From: helbert Date: December 15, 2004 at 10:48
que chinba de disco , es lo mejor . que los otros grupos me la chupen

From: Rox Date: December 23, 2004 at 19:37
Sweet Child was the first song i heard by Guns N Roses and I have never looked back since, great collection of songs, great guitarist, great vocalist, great band.

From: BIG-TIME Date: February 17, 2005 at 11:46
Gun N Roses good songs but totatlly overrated and hyped up, while other bands that were so much better faded into Rock oblivion. There not the best Rock band, and Slash is not a great guitarist...average for the time, Malmsteen better, Van Halen better, Steve Vai and loads more better. Im feed up with bands like G'N'R and The Darkness Hyped up all over the place as if there the best ever for there time, enuff if enuff.

From: Bliss Date: February 18, 2005 at 18:35
best rock cd ever made! total classic

From: zinatra99gt Date: February 18, 2005 at 18:35
I would've probably liked this group if they had another lead singer. I just couldn't listen to Axel's whining. The songs and guitar playing are great, but his voice just kills it all. I mean, for real, the guy sounds like a pissed off cat. IMO Slash is what made Guns and Roses a good band. Axel just totally screwed it up. IO mean the guitar playing in Sweet Child of Mine (Especially the beginning) is just breath taking. I am glad to see Velvet Revolver doing good.

From: zinatra99gt Date: February 18, 2005 at 18:38
I think Slash, Duff and the rest of the guys need be in the spotlite some since Axel hogged most of it when G&R were together. I mean, I know its bad to say this, but I hope there won't be another G&R album. Would not be the same without Slash and Duff. I honestly don't think the album would do anything. I mean look at his line up. I mean, Axel looks like a ghetto gangster. He's got one freak with a....whats that a KFC bucket on his head? And they are going to have the nerve to put an

From: zinatra99gt Date: February 18, 2005 at 18:42
album together? Chinese Democracy...yeah right. I mean i just can't get over Buckethead (I have had better nicknames than that). Axel, Vince Neil should've stomped you long time ago. You should call your new album "Welcome to the Freakshow" or "Appetite for Malfunction". I me homeboy Buckethead is paler than Michael Jackson........let me stop.

From: onin Date: February 25, 2005 at 3:45
the best gnr album.

From: MIGUEL GUNS Date: April 4, 2005 at 17:08

From: Metal T Date: April 4, 2005 at 18:11
Perhaps Axl (aka Bill Bailey) should move back to Lafayette.Just think of it Bill,you could return to your home state,start a new band,and maybe even cruise the Purdue' campus for some of those young little prep hotties.You might even be able to convince one that you're still a star.Cancelling shows and european tours and refusal to take the stage just because you burned your throat out,doesn't give you the right to be a prick .Ha!--Yes,this was a d*mn good record,but NOT the best album ever.

From: TIM Date: April 4, 2005 at 21:34
Oh YES It Is!

From: FUKWUUI Date: April 8, 2005 at 18:46
A desparate band is good band! GNR were on the streets when they made this album and the raw anger and bitterness shows. In a sea of full of glam and hair metal, that was the 80s LA scene, GNR managed to stand out. The punk attitude of this album was another plus. Several songs a featured on a early demo that has unreleased takes of Don't Cry, Jumpin' Jack Flash, and Back Off Bitch. That demo should remixed and released like the recent Hollywood Rose demo CD!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 11, 2005 at 22:10
El mejor disco del Rock??? Po Favor!!! Ni del Heavy o Hard Rock, Buen disco si. Aparte que el lloron de Axl es puro escandalo y con una voz que no tiene nada que hacer frente a otros Mounstruos, Slash es lo mejor de la banda, otra banda de puro escandalo y veo que eso atrae y gusta a la cantidad y da mucha publicidad y fama = Consagracion, pero la calidad busca otra cosa. Sweet Child O'Mine el mejor corte de los 80 como se oye siempre en radios, etc, POR FAVOR!!!

From: memole Date: August 2, 2005 at 7:36
Don't even call yourself a rocker if you don't like this cd..I'm a 100% cruehead,but this album is nothing but HISTORY of street rock.That's all.

From: mauricio Date: September 25, 2005 at 12:38
hi-from COSTARICA.claro que si este disco es el mejor album de GUNS N ROSES sin duda.lastima que los USE YOUR ILLUSION 1 Y 2 TIENE TEMAS D MUCHO RELLENO en cambio este no .tampoco son el mejor grupo del mundo porque hay otros mas convincentes y mejores que GUNS N ROSES tales como =ZINATRA-T N T-EUROPE-FATE-HOUSE OF LORDS-TREAT-CASANOVA-BONFIRE-SHY-DA VINCI-CHINA-STAGE DOLLS-la lista no terminaria y este disco es como la gripe todos la han tenido.GRAN DISCO NO MAS QUE ES UN DISQUILLO DEL MONTON

From: gugahardrock Date: June 6, 2006 at 11:27
By far the worst hard rock band.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 6, 2007 at 9:48
What can i say about this band?I have never heard for themThis by all means is the best sleaze glam rock metal album.Axl has superb voice,Slash is great guitarist,Izzy is great rhythm guitarist and damn good song writter."Paradise city" is my personal fav.Another superb rockers are "Nightrain"(too bad there is no video for that one or for "Mr.Brownstone"),"Out to get me","Mr.Brownstone",My Michelle" and "Rocket Queen"."Sweet child o mine" is great too,but it became too much commercial.

From: Japangea Date: July 20, 2007 at 18:19
Any die-hard Guns mania,please help. I've found Korean pressing of "Appettite For Destruction" CD and this is with only 9 tracks.Was it the reason why lyrics of those songs censored and deleted? All Korean copies are with only 9 tracks?

From: metalalways Date: September 4, 2007 at 22:49
i was talking to one of my friends on the phone about guns n roses and he was saying that gnr lies came out first and that appetite for destruction was their second cd that came out i told him that appetite came out first and that lies came out second he kept on arguing with me about it i know that appetite came out first he doesn't seem to know his dates or whatever pretty good i just thought i'd share that with heavy harmonies

From: shark attack Date: September 30, 2007 at 10:03
A sleaze/hair metal classic which every household should own,chock a block with hits which considering the content and bands intent to self destruct is a minor miracle. Unfortunately it was all down hill after this with the band becoming a bloated dinosaur in need of culling but lets remember the good times and those songs....Genius 100/100

From: iridion666 Date: November 4, 2007 at 18:29

From: XabDeth Date: March 24, 2008 at 20:14
Bah, sobrevalorados.

From: BIG-TIME Date: May 22, 2008 at 11:29
(Right Ok i'll get kicked for this) GNR are WAAAAAAAYYY over rated, Axel is a good singer but his voice gyrates on my... Slash is nowhere near the guitarist people make him out hes good! yes...but thats it. He came up with some of the best rock riffs of the age but to say he's a great guitarist NO-WAY! Van Halen, Malmsteen, Pete Lesperance, Leo Leoni they are great Slash nah. They have some excellent songs and they are catchy and commercial to me there old and boring heard them to death, for new listeners I can understand why they rave about them. Excellent disc great anthem song's so buy it...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: zoomanthree Date: December 13, 2008 at 10:23
fantastic released. great album. best album in the world!!!!! i think not enough words to say about this released. just best album!!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: December 13, 2008 at 19:52
Yeah, one of the best of all time - classic!! This is an album that will make you want to play the guitar!!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 14, 2008 at 1:16
I'm not the kind of guy that gives a lot of 100% ratings, but I had to go all the way on this one. This is the album that got me into hard rock in the frist place, as a kid who was probably way too young for it. Hell, I couldn't understand much of what Axl was howling about anyway. This one definitely stands the test of time, brimming with attitude, great songs, and "ideas" without being overblown and pompous like later GnR would be. At this point, they just tore it up, and yet the music was deceptively simple. I mean, I listen to this record now, and I still pick up little nuances that I'd either forgotten about or never noticed before, and some of those riffs aren't as easy to play as they seem either. I learned a hell of a lot about music from this album, as a kid. Favorites are "Welcome To The Jungle," "It's So Easy," "Sweet CHild O' Mine" and "Rocket Queen."

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 10, 2009 at 4:06
This is the best album they ever recorded. Don't even bother with the rest...it's mostly covers and crappy ballads, meh.

From: Put-Put Date: August 10, 2009 at 1:42
the best G'n'R record ever these guys had it all great songs good looking i give it two thumbs up

From: 20gunsalute Date: December 20, 2009 at 2:35
The most overrated glam band in history. I listened to this for a while when it came out, and quickly got bored with it. Why all the fuss over this band I will never know.

From: JamesEagle Date: December 20, 2009 at 16:57
I hate hype and I hate to agree with the masses, but have to make an exception as this is just great. I'm not a huge fan of the vocals, but they don't detract from a collection of fantastic songs. All the songs rock, but for me 'Rocket Queen' and 'Welcome To The Jungle' might just about be the best. I can't think of many albums with 12 songs where I like all of them, but this is one. It hasn't aged a jot, simply a classic hard rock album.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 20, 2010 at 9:53
At a time when slick, glossy, pretty-boy hair-metal ruled the radio, these guys exploded onto the scene all guns blazing with their raw, sleazy, swaggering, gutter-dwelling, debauchery-drenched street-rock. And in the process, they created a rarely-paralleled masterpiece. Regardless of what the future holds, long after all the members of GNR are dead and gone and roses placed on their graves, this album will be remembered in the hallowed halls of rock-n-roll history as a bona fide classic. Maybe it was the band's unrepetant hunger, maybe it was Axl's distinctively sneering snarl, maybe it was Slash's seductive riffs...whatever the reason, something in this band's sound & attitude struck a chord, and the fact that they self-destructed with startling speed after this does not detract from the stunning hard rock power of this near-flawless debut.

From: lancer2430 Date: April 27, 2010 at 1:34
All is said and I can not agree more with Metalmaniac777 and the rest of you who adore this band. Human history will put this album among one of the greatest Hard Rock Album ever produce with a story of self destruction, tough life, and a bunch of ego maniac artist when combine together at the right time and place can create such a magical sound. I just hope that they still be blessed with health and longer life and with the help of Money and a crazy producer they can get back together and make another GnR album.

From: rocksoul Date: May 26, 2010 at 15:57
The best of the world of hard rock, album and all band! Absolutly my favorite band and album. Slash is a guitar's god, axl great frontman. Thank you for gave us all this.

From: dreamer Date: September 28, 2010 at 18:15
A quick review of the comments indicates those giving this less than 100 like a more metal sound, so let's all just agree to disagree. I mean, I don't think I have ever even listened to a Dokken or Whitesnake record. I give this a 100. I saw Welcome to the Jungle on MTV I'm guessing the summer of 1987 at my boss's building before I headed off to go to college full time at night after working all day (could not afford cable, and radio sucked in Houston) and had turned on the TV to listen while I finished work after 5 and had to stop with an OMG what the hell is this? That was it for about a year and a half, I listened to that album on the way to work, work to school, school to home. The teased hair look at the head of the comments cracks me up. Was surprised on Guitar mags top 100 guitar players that Slash is kind of far down -- I think he is the best player I have ever heard, I like his work better than Jeff Beck (gasp).

From: Alexxtcatz Date: November 2, 2010 at 12:44
On october 30th 2010 Guns & Roses secretly performed private gig and showed their shitty asses in Moscow at private party and finally got one million dollars cash for their shit. The money owner and this private gig promoter is well known here in Russia as thief, tax infringers and corruptionist.

From: Kralli Date: November 4, 2010 at 5:42
Perhaps the only album ever that really deserves the 100 points.

From: Buitre Date: December 29, 2011 at 11:15
After all this years still a 100/100.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 31, 2011 at 13:45
Well, I guess I lied three years ago when I first commented. I have the rating pegged at 98, instead 100. I guess if you made me pick one song that wasn't quite up to par, it'd be "Anything Goes," a leftover from the Hollywood Rose days that seems to fall just a little short of the quality of the other eleven tunes. Regardless, this album got me bit by the hard rock bug in elementary school, and permanently fried my wiring. I still did listen to some top-40 pop music for another couple years, mainly because it was hard to escape it, but with one exception--Was (Not Was)'s album with "Walk The Dinosaur" on it--I never bought another non-hard rock or metal album again, at least until I lost my way for a couple years in the mid-'90's when I tried (and failed) to make myself like the alt-rock that was popular at the time.

From: pie75 Date: April 17, 2012 at 19:13
lets be honest guys this band was highly overated and they pretty much looked like street bums although gunners do still have a bit of a cult following here in australia.To say this is one of the greatest albums of all time is ludricous but if you must own one of thier albums this is it i hated them when i was young but have apreciated this cd only as i got older jungle,nighttrain,paradise city,mr brownstone and sweet child are good you're crazy is highly stupid but.I'm not saying it's not a good cd just not as great as people make it out to be and yes there were plenty of better albums out at this time and more bands with more talent

From: edwithmj Date: May 19, 2012 at 13:18
Why oh why didn't G'NR stick with this forumla and make a load of albums like this? This is some of the finest sleaze metal ever created. From the opener with Axl's screeching vocals everything was meant to be. Other highlights here are It's So Easy, Nightrain (simply fabulous), Out Ta Get Me, the perfect Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City with it's instantly recognisable lyrics, Think About You, Sweet Child O' Mine is way overplayed but on its own merit is another winner, You're Crazy, the hilarious Anything Goes and the melodic Rocket Queen are all winners. The only filler is My Michelle which is still better than a lot of other band's hits. Perfect apart from that and pretty much all the G'NR you'll ever need.

From: hair metal again Date: June 17, 2012 at 4:39
hard rock masterpiece and one of the best releases of alltime for GUNS N ROSES!i own thousandsof hard rock cds and i m tellin ya that there arent many better than Appetite, maybe 1 or 2 !this release got me into this thing back in 87 and we made it massive!GNR achieved immortality here!

From: ShadowAngel Date: March 2, 2013 at 18:20
One of my favourite albums of all time. There are so many awesome songs on. I love them all with the exception of Anything goes, where they either should've used a different Hollywood Rose Song (like Rocker) or You Could be Mine and then it would've been perfect. So, it's only "near perfect". Nightrains my favourite song from it.

From: Kiss_Rules Date: February 11, 2015 at 17:17
Let's just be honest...if you don't love this album, then you simply don't like hard rock music. This band might not have changed music, but they put their stamp on the hard rock genre right out of the box with one of the best debut albums of all-time.

From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2017 at 7:59
There are tons o Hard Rock albuns better than this one.

From: Doug Date: April 11, 2017 at 13:31
"titothetitan" you just want to stir up the pot, eh?

From: titothetitan Date: April 19, 2017 at 14:03
Hi Doug, I just can't get into the songs of this album. Only tracks 1,6,9 are worth listening, the rest is forgettable. This is a boring album imho.

From: CC Date: June 26, 2017 at 15:11
Hard to believe this album is now 30 years old, damn. This album was one of two albums that turned me to the heavier side of rock (prior to this it was light weight stuff like Huey Lewis and Springsteen etc). I did a brief scroll through some of the comments above, and while I accept everyone is entitled to their opinion, and tastes differ, I think that anyone who says this was not genre defining and is an grade A classic, is just being a troll. Hell, I can't stand Nirvana beyond a couple of songs, but their is no denying that that album is a classic and genre defining too. At a time when hair metal was getting over the top with make up, sexual innuendos and cliches galore, this one came out like a breath of stale air, ready to dirty things up. The songs were fantastic, and the attitude was there. While they were certainly not the heaviest band, they were heavy enough that they should not have had the popularity with the non rock crowd, but they did.

From: CC Date: June 26, 2017 at 15:15
Oh, and to anyone in the comments who say it has not held up with time is certainly a troll. The fact that this album continues to sell and is continuously finding new fans in a younger audience, that says straight away that this thing is timeless. As much as I love the 80s hair metal scene, there are very few albums from that era that still hold up today, and are still relevant. This is one of them. The sales it still generates, the tours they still sell out (even before the reunion) and the wide age range of fans cannot be wrong.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2017 at 21:40
I agree completely with CC.Just look at the stuff that was coming out of L.A. pre-Appetite. Okay, you had Motley Crue, Ratt and Dokken at the top, but even most of their stuff is inextricably to the mid-'80's. Then below them, you had a lot of faceless, interchangeable bands like Black 'n Blue, Keel, King Kobra. This site is full of people saying how great those three were and how they should've been so much bigger. Bullshit. They were mean, median, and mediocre, and behind the facade was some very, very safe music.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2017 at 21:45
And I dmit I'm working backwards here. Maybe Ready To Strike did sound like the unholy heavy-metal hordes to somebody, somewhere in 1985. Okay, let's try this: pull out the other big releases from '87. Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Dokken if you want, and maybe Great White. Now, quick: which one sounds LEAST like the others, the least like 1987? That's right--Appetite For Destruction. Only other contender is maybe The Cult's Electric. The rest, much as I love a lot of it, sounds like dated '80's metal.

From: titothetitan Date: November 9, 2017 at 6:06
Hello Doghouse, I recommend these Hard Rock albums wich imho are way better than AFD: Baton Rouge - Shake Your Soul (1989), Bonfire - Fire Works (1986), Fair Warning - S/T (1992), Shadow King - S/T (1991), Unruly Child - S/T (1992).

From: 123charpenay Date: November 9, 2017 at 13:23
hello titothetitan ,you have good taste.in fact there is one million hard rock bands better than gun and roses.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 9, 2017 at 16:32
Tito: with the possible exception of Bonfire, the bands you named sound so safe and mild-mannered and so carefully calculated, compared to Appetite. None of them are bad bands, but they were totally faceless, interchangeable, by-the-book, plain-vanilla '80's rock. (And Bonfire are only a slight deviation.) And I mean by-the-book literally: their songs sound like they were written in a corporate boardroom instead of a garage. There's no accounting for taste, but come on, man!

From: Auslander Date: May 5, 2021 at 23:13
1987...what a year in hard rock. The glory years of 1982-1992 produced my all time favourite albums. In 1987, I could have chosen White Lion, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, TNT, Great White or Faster Pussycat. But nothing can stack up to the monolith to hard rock like the sleaze masterpiece that is Appetite for Destruction. It comes roaring out with Welcome to the Jungle. You've got Nighttrain, Paradise City, Rocket Queen and of course the ultimate ballad Sweet Child of Mine. It seemed at any minute this band would disintegrate but Gee they lived the rock lifestyle like your parents warned you about... A+

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2021 at 18:16
Of course, there can only be one pick for best rock album of 1987—and that's ANY kind of rock. I've said just about everything I have to say about Appetite For Destruction already, so anyone that actually cares is directed to my previous comments. Instead, I'm going to quote you a line from Richard Thomas's introduction to an anthology of short stories called The New Black: "One night during the spring of 1995, [author] James Ellroy stepped into the living room of my brain and made an adjustment to the television set. He clicked the dial to a notch between the engraved numerals, and the snowfield resolved into a psychedelic horror show. Its imprint remains permanently branded upon my imagination." That's what Guns n' Roses did to me in September of 1988.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2021 at 18:34
Sorry, I should have double-checked before I misattributed that line. It was from Laird Barron, in the foreword to the book.

From: guitarrizer Date: May 14, 2021 at 7:00
Doghouse Reilly, 1987 was one of the best years in rock of course. There were better albums than G'n'R anyway. Whitesnake's "1987", Dokken's "Back For The Attack", Def Leppard's "Hysteria", John Norum's "Total COntrol", Lizzy Borden's "Visual Lies", The Cult's "Electric", Bonfire's "Fireworks", Pretty Maids's "Future World", Great White's "Once Bitten", TNT's "Tell No Tales" to name a few. However I like "Appetite Of Destruction" a lot, I'm conscious G'n'R fame comes from big money put into promotion and that's all.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 14, 2021 at 12:04
Yeah, that debate has raged all throughout these comments. Some of the albums you mentioned (Whitesnake, The Cult, Def Lep) are very good albums indeed. And I admit, I listened to Hysteria almost as much as Appetite back in the day (which seems odd now, considering how different they are). But better? Nope. Not for me. I can tell by most of your picks, you're more into the smooth-voiced, technical-guitar style. I'm also guessing you might be European (Pretty Maids, TNT, and especially Bonfire) were never that well-known in America), which would give you a different perspective on things. That's great, to each his own. I like more of a rough-and-ready sound, which is why Electric is the album out of all the ones you listed that I play the most as an adult.

From: guitarrizer Date: May 14, 2021 at 12:41
Yeah, that's right, I'm more into technical-guitar style and I'm European. Moreover, I'm a Nazareth, Shark Island and Wildside fan as well. You know, Axl took a voice from Nazareth, the stage moves from Shark Island and his band wasn't as technical as Wildside was (later). AFD is still good record, somehow I prefer "My Michelle" or "Mr Brownstone" over their radio hits. Greetings from Poland!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 14, 2021 at 13:11
What you say is true. Shark Island were contemporaries, and were even an established club band before GNR formed. However, GNR got signed, and Shark Island didn't, until quite a bit later. And when their music was finally heard by people outside of the Sunset Strip scene, it was underwhelming. There was just something about the way GNR combined all the ingredients. The whole was greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak. Jetboy is another one that got screwed by delays and label politics, and they seem to think their songs were just as good. They weren't!

From: Auslander Date: May 14, 2021 at 13:22
I think there is a little bit of a tall poppy syndrome with how some try to minimise Guns N Roses and cut down the achievement of Appetite for Destruction. I'm sorry folks but the hit songs Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child of Mine and Paradise City were better than anything else released at the time. Everything about GNR was superior. Their look, their musical ability, their attitude, their name, their album art, the production and marketing. It stands up now and hasn't dated. Now, I like the other groups mentioned, but let's be real and not silly about it. They weren't as good as Guns N Roses in 1987, no one was. It's just a fact.

From: dany69 Date: March 11, 2022 at 13:05
Piece Of Art !!!

From: 123charpenay Date: March 11, 2022 at 19:56
la joconde.le louvre museum.paris.this site is very funny.no need to go in a circus for laughting!!!!!!some guys have a big red noze!!!!!!!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: August 26, 2022 at 14:30
i ve listen this record ......in the plane between paris and punta cana.dominican republic.paradise city and sweet child o mine are both fantastic hard f m songs.the rest?it s a very basic hard u s.there is one hundred hard rock bands better than gun n roses.i ve never understand this wide world success of this average band.

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