Jun. 22nd, 2008

strangeanimal: (chinese democracy)
... so 9 songs from Chinese Democracy have been leaked. They've already been pulled from that site, but they can be found (cough) if you look hard enough.

Reviewing on first listen:
G'n'R within )

So the final score: based on these nine songs, I'd buy it. If the last G'nR you heard was Appetite for Destruction, this is NOTHING like that... hell, Use Your Illusion was pretty far from Appetite, if only because Appetite was incredibly fucking raw.

I didn't listen hugely to the lyrics, to be honest. A few other reviewers have noted that some references are dated... um, duh? On further listens, who knows what I'll pick up... I reviewed this "live" so I'd be able to type my reactions right away.

Is this album worth a fifteen-year (and counting, until I have the CD in my grubby hands) wait? No... but name an album that would be. Masterpieces don't even take fifteen years.

Given the clusterfuck that G'n'R has been, I didn't know what to expect... what I get out of this is nothing that sucks, a few songs that I could leave, a few songs that rock and/or really rock, and one that blew me the fuck away. (And I didn't leave it until last on purpose, honest.)

Now, Axl? Buddy? RELEASE THE FUCKING ALBUM ALREADY.

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