Release date: 17 September 1991
Style: Hard rock

Rating:

8.4 | 447 votes

Owners:

566 have it
17 want it
1 trades it


01. Civil War
02. 14 Years
03. Yesterday
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

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Guest review by
JaviML

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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Reza - 01.02.2010 at 21:18  
  IMO Use Your Illusion II is better than I. It's great!
Aristarchos - 26.07.2010 at 12:07  
Rating: 10 Better than appetite too.
Paradox0 - 26.10.2010 at 01:35  
Rating: 8 Just got though listening to both of the Use Your Illusions. I have to say these two are so rediculously underrated its amazing. I guess between having a strong debut, subpar singles from these albums and the band imploding I suppose its just a bad formula for these albums. Despite wat I was expecting, I really liked 2 better. 1 is almost as good, but the best songs just feel like fast songs veering out of control, while this album seems to have an increased attention in song writing. Maybe its just the pianos, I don't know.
Powerslavex - 11.11.2010 at 12:03  
Rating: 8 Knocking on heavens door and civil war, how many times i've listened to these song great album
JohnDoe - 11.11.2010 at 14:32  
 
Written by Paradox0 on 26.10.2010 at 01:35

Just got though listening to both of the Use Your Illusions. I have to say these two are so rediculously underrated its amazing. I guess between having a strong debut, subpar singles from these albums and the band imploding I suppose its just a bad formula for these albums. Despite wat I was expecting, I really liked 2 better. 1 is almost as good, but the best songs just feel like fast songs veering out of control, while this album seems to have an increased attention in song writing. Maybe its just the pianos, I don't know.


The Illusion albums are anything but underrated; back in 1992/1993, GNR were huge even in my small hometown, they were on heavy rotation on radio and TV, to the point that I could not listen to the albums anymore, they were ridiculously popular.
Paradox0 - 11.11.2010 at 16:59  
Rating: 8
Written by JohnDoe on 11.11.2010 at 14:32

Written by Paradox0 on 26.10.2010 at 01:35

Just got though listening to both of the Use Your Illusions. I have to say these two are so rediculously underrated its amazing. I guess between having a strong debut, subpar singles from these albums and the band imploding I suppose its just a bad formula for these albums. Despite wat I was expecting, I really liked 2 better. 1 is almost as good, but the best songs just feel like fast songs veering out of control, while this album seems to have an increased attention in song writing. Maybe its just the pianos, I don't know.


The Illusion albums are anything but underrated; back in 1992/1993, GNR were huge even in my small hometown, they were on heavy rotation on radio and TV, to the point that I could not listen to the albums anymore, they were ridiculously popular.


Don't get me wrong I know how these two made history by being the only time a band released two separate albums, and both debut at #1 and 2. I just feel that these albums have been sadly forgotten as opposed to Apettite (although Knockin', November's Rain, and Live and Let Die are played I just feel these arn't even some of the best moments of the albums)
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 22:07  
  Good album even if I prefer the part one by far.
Angelic Storm - 21.04.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 8 Although I've always preffered the first Illusion album over this one, this is still a fine album that for the most part, contains amazing songs.

"My World" is totally ridiculous and out of place, and should never have been on the album. "Get In The Ring" is marred because of that stupid rant by Axl midway through the song, but musically, it is awesome. I'd love to hear this song without that rant in it. It'd be so much better. There's not much to fault with the rest of the album though with classics like "Estranged", "Civil War" and "You Could Be Mine" on offer! The songs sung by Izzy and Duff ("14 Years" and "So Fine") are very underrated and awesome songs. "Pretty Tied Up" is another great song, notable for containing a riff that's far more metal than hard rock, and also it's awesome sitar intro played by Izzy!

Not quite as awesome as Illusion 1, but it's still a great album nonetheless.
Azarath - 24.04.2012 at 00:49  
Rating: 7 Overall, I is better than II. Many fine moments here as well, but the bad tracks here are the worst of GnR's career ("My World", "Get in the Ring", "Shotgun Blues").

Still, the good songs are as good as anything on I. Highlights: "Estranged", "Civil War", "You Could Be Mine", "14 Years", "Locomotive".
Eduardovh1 - 21.05.2012 at 02:09  
Rating: 10 My favorite album of Guns N' Roses
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.01.2013 at 21:50  
Rating: 8 Vastly superior to Use Your Illusion I
Bad English - 16.02.2013 at 22:19  
  I had this one coppy in cassete, till get hands tro orginal .... opening song awesomne, this is softest album, softer than I , but seems band worked on music and lyrics werry much .... pertty interesting, even conflitcs, Axels mind fuck up, alcohol, they manidge write good one , well we know last one orgial album whit orginal line up .... I like pretty much all songs , ok my world ... seomehow Axel rocker dessing , somehow he seems like hip hop fashion
Aristarchos - 01.03.2013 at 19:12  
Rating: 10 One of my favourite albums of all time. Especially love Estranged.
Aristarchos - 01.03.2013 at 19:13  
Rating: 10 But there are many other fantastic tracks too.

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