Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II



8.4 | 517 votes |
Release date: 17 September 1991
Style: Hard rock

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1 trades it


01. Civil War
02. 14 Years
03. Yesterdays
04. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan cover]
05. Get In The Ring
06. Shotgun Blues
07. Breakdown
08. Pretty Tied Up
09. Locomotive
10. So Fine
11. Estranged
12. You Could Be Mine
13. Don't Cry [Alternative Lyrics version]
14. My World

Guest review by
JavierML
Rating:
9.0
Brief story. This was my very first album, a gift from my cousin for my birthday. And so, this is my first review, for an album that I really like and didn't have one.

I think this is the best album by Guns N' Roses. The essence of hard rock-mixed blues (matching the color of the cover) is amazing and more refined than the previous albums and some ballads that have always been a part of G N' R. Axl's awesome voice in his prime lets you know what this is about, the solos by Slash have their unique signature that give G N' R its soul, Izzy contributes with his songwriting - and backing up Slash, Duff brings deepness to the music. Matt fits perfectly in his debut.

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published 02.12.2013 | Comments (5)

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14.03.2016 - 17:43
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
By a very small margin, and I'm sure I've mentioned this on here before, this album is definitively the best G N' R record for me. There's not as much filler as in Use Your Illusion I (though we're only talking a difference of one or two songs), and I kind of enjoy the more "laidback" approach of the songwriting in this album than the rawer, more menacing style of Appetite. That said, Use Your Illusion II details very obvious highlights, which turn out to be maturer than the album's weaker moments (namely "You Could Be Mine" and "Pretty Tied Up", which for me are more shoe-ins than good songs). "Estranged" and "Locomotive" in particular get me excited every time they turn up on the stereo, "Civil War" has fantastic lyrical input, and "My World" is ludicrous genius. Above all, I think what makes me appreciate Use Your Illusion II so much is that the songwriting in general seems to reflect G N' R at their most solid, though it's really just one opinion.
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15.03.2016 - 03:48
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by musicalkaratekid on 14.03.2016 at 17:43

By a very small margin, and I'm sure I've mentioned this on here before, this album is definitively the best G N' R record for me. There's not as much filler as in Use Your Illusion I (though we're only talking a difference of one or two songs), and I kind of enjoy the more "laidback" approach of the songwriting in this album than the rawer, more menacing style of Appetite. That said, Use Your Illusion II details very obvious highlights, which turn out to be maturer than the album's weaker moments (namely "You Could Be Mine" and "Pretty Tied Up", which for me are more shoe-ins than good songs). "Estranged" and "Locomotive" in particular get me excited every time they turn up on the stereo, "Civil War" has fantastic lyrical input, and "My World" is ludicrous genius. Above all, I think what makes me appreciate Use Your Illusion II so much is that the songwriting in general seems to reflect G N' R at their most solid, though it's really just one opinion.


You lost me at "ludicrous genius" as a description for "My World".
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