Release date: 21 July 1987
Style: Hard rock

Rating:

8.9 | 781 votes

Owners:

1109 have it
29 want it
1 trades it


01. Welcome To The Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Nightrain
04. Out Ta Get Me
05. Mr. Brownstone
06. Paradise City
07. My Michelle
08. Think About You
09. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. You're Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen

Top 20 albums of 1987: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 73

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Guest review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
9.5
Here it is, one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time (or possibly of all genres?), whether you're a fan of music from the 80's LA scene or not, this is a respectable album any way you look at it.

To understand the music, you have to have to understand the musicians behind it. I'll sum it up: 5 guys come to LA who have virtually nothing (the frontman a real nutcase who comes from a dark childhood), meet up, live together in a teeny room, and live out your typical gritty, sleazy lifestyle. Let's just say it really comes through in the music.

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published 28.10.2007 | Comments (19)

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Boxcar Willy - 10.11.2010 at 21:17  
Rating: 9 Amazing album.
Reza - 10.11.2010 at 23:03  
  And memorable.
AnGina-- - 11.11.2010 at 10:48  
  One of first and best albums I own Appetite For Destruction was THE album that made me realize just how awesome rock can be. If I woudln't listen to GNR when I was 4, I'd probably be into Lady Gaga now.
Powerslavex - 11.11.2010 at 12:00  
Rating: 8 Great album, welcome to jungle amazing song
Karllstein - 10.03.2011 at 11:36  
Rating: 10 All time classic. Don't leave home without it.
Thrasher Hungary - 01.06.2011 at 04:36  
Rating: 10 "One of first and best albums I own Appetite For Destruction was THE album that made me realize just how awesome rock can be."
- Me too! The same!
Zaphod - 20.02.2012 at 19:38  
Rating: 5 Ugh
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 22:06  
Rating: 8 Just amazing. Slash is a ripper on it!
Wraith000 - 25.06.2012 at 19:13  
Rating: 9 Stellar album
tea[m]ster - 27.06.2012 at 07:22  
  Yep, I had it, listened to it, and loved it...dam MTV brainwashing...
megadeath13 - 09.12.2012 at 18:33  
  Very good album, but i dont like all the songs on it. Thats the reason i dont rate it higher.
Bad English - 16.02.2013 at 22:10  
  Well good one , but more ''punk'' nore ''street rock n roll'' sound, more nasty attitude , more heavyer, some say they like only this and consider this best of GnR
I think best somgs are Thinks About You and also Dont Cry Demo version what is much better then orginal
Nick K. - 28.09.2013 at 14:53  
  One of the best debuts in rock history. And this will remain forever.
Ace Frawley - 29.09.2013 at 01:40  
Rating: 10
Written by Nick K. on 28.09.2013 at 14:53

One of the best debuts in rock history. And this will remain forever.


I agree and I still love this album today, after all these years.
Nick K. - 29.09.2013 at 11:09  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 29.09.2013 at 01:40

Written by Nick K. on 28.09.2013 at 14:53

One of the best debuts in rock history. And this will remain forever.


I agree and I still love this album today, after all these years.

Definitely one of the 80s essentials. Its a shame, that this was their only great album.
Ace Frawley - 29.09.2013 at 12:03  
Rating: 10
Written by Nick K. on 29.09.2013 at 11:09

Definitely one of the 80s essentials. Its a shame, that this was their only great album.


Yeah, I think there were some great songs on the Use Your Illusion albums but some weaker stuff. If they had of been more focussed and released one album with all the best stuff then perhaps it would have been a better outcome. Anyway, it all really fell apart after that, probably because Axl was too erratic and everyone else in the band started walking off to do other things.
Nick K. - 29.09.2013 at 22:49  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 29.09.2013 at 12:03

Written by Nick K. on 29.09.2013 at 11:09

Definitely one of the 80s essentials. Its a shame, that this was their only great album.


Yeah, I think there were some great songs on the Use Your Illusion albums but some weaker stuff. If they had of been more focussed and released one album with all the best stuff then perhaps it would have been a better outcome. Anyway, it all really fell apart after that, probably because Axl was too erratic and everyone else in the band started walking off to do other things.

True. But even those better songs of both albums cant be compared to any of the songs on this album. However, i still think that Guns are way too overrated, just for the fact, they only released 4 regular studio albums.
Immortal - 17.11.2013 at 11:51  
Rating: 10 I agree with Doc, 'greatest rock album of all time'
Ace Frawley - 04.06.2014 at 13:57  
Rating: 10 All killer, no filler.
deadone - 05.06.2014 at 01:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 04.06.2014 at 13:57

All killer, no filler.


Gtreat way to put it.

Absolutely timeless masterpiece!

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