The new Guns’n’Roses album

As you might know, a big part of the new Guns’n’Roses album leaked yesterday, and someone posted parts of it on youtube (removed now). I heard it, and I didn’t like it. There were 2-3 songs that were barely listenable, but the rest was just Axl shouting his heart out on songs that had no melody. Their previous 1992 double album had some songs I didn’t like, but there were at least ten of these that were amazing, they had a certain recognizable melody and quality in them that made them timeless. This new album is just yada, yada, yada by Axl.

There’s nothing of interest to talk about, apart maybe some parts of “Better”. On some of the songs you could see the effort of the band to try to sound more modern (e.g. hard alternative rock rather than classic hard heavy rock), but it fails to establish that sound. It soon falls back to the classic heavy rock of the ’80s and early ’90s, which is a kind of music that simply doesn’t sell anymore.

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