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Customer Reviews

Fantastic!!!!

ok not as good as appetite but just take a moment to look at wot they done here remakes that better the originals "live and let die" "knocking on heavens door" then the classics "dont cry" "november rain" now ask yourself was this a bad album? NO! just over shadowed by its predessesor.

Awe Inspiring!

All I can say is... if you don't have this album in your collection yet... Why not?

Hit and Miss

The Illusion albums are a difficult selection to review mainly because of the disjointed selection of songs. One gets the feeling Axl was trying to prove a point to the music press by deciding to release two double albums on the same day. He failed miserably. Of the thirty songs across both albums only sixteen work for me. At times they seem over-produced compared to the stripped down sound of Appetite... and there is way too much filler for these ears. Estranged, alongside Rocket Queen, is the single greatest song GnR ever recorded, a monster epic, and is in my top ten greatest rock songs off all time, You Could Be Mine rocks like a beast and Bad Obsession is classic low down n dirty blues. But there is no need at all for Get In The Ring. Its nothing but bile inflected paranoid nonsense. These are clearly Axl's albums and looking back now it seems Izzy sensed what was coming and got out at just the right time, before Axl's monster ego would destroy the band. If both these albums had been condensed into one double i may well have been reviewing another GnR classic album. But alas it wasn't to be. An opportunity missed.

Biography

Formed: 1985 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N' Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don't play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, "Sweet Child O' Mine," showed. While Slash and Izzy Stradlin ferociously spit out dueling guitar riffs worthy of Aerosmith or the Stones, Axl Rose screeched out his...
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