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Chinese Democracy

Guns N' Roses

Chinese Democracy

Eventual third album from the rock giants, a mere 17 years after Use Your Illusion

ADM rating[?]

5.8

Label
Geffen
UK Release date
24/10/2008
  1. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Let's get right to it: The first Guns n' Roses album of new, original songs since the first Bush administration is a great, audacious, unhinged and uncompromising hard-rock record.
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  2. 7.0 |   Spin

    The music toggles between two primary modes: grinding industrial rock and keys-and-strings balladry.
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  3. 7.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    The songs are epic, long-winded, cleverly stitched together, and subject to constant mood-swings - much like Rose himself.
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  4. 7.0 |   Blender

    These aren't songs, they're suites, energetic and skittering and unpredictable hard rock hydras cut with miasmic industrial grind, stadium rattling metal solos, electronic drift and hip-hop churn.
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  5. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    So rather than taking popular music one step forward, it's an unashamed Nineties rock album, hence the grunge tinge to Shackler's Revenge and the gigantic ballads Street Of Dreams and There Was a Time.
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  6. 6.0 |   music OMH

    The stomping of an imperial army on the march? Or a nod to the self-serious metal monoliths of the '90s - less hair and more scare, perhaps?
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  7. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Chinese Democracy's Finnegans Wake-esque gestation means that each track is dense, heavy and will take multiple listens to unravel.
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Clearly not the greatest rock album ever made, but nor is it an absolute and utter failure.
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  9. 6.0 |   The List

    Woefully flabby in places... but there are still enough momentary flashes of the old steel that made the Appetite for Destruction so good.
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  10. 5.0 |   The Observer

    Packs both volume and aggression, but its pleasures are buried in the rubble of 14 different studios and a surfeit of Nine Inch Nails-style industrial rock
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  11. 4.0 |   Uncut

    It would be a miracle of Sistine proportions if this album amounted to anything coherent and consistent since 1991.
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  12. 4.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    The only laughs are unintentional
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  13. 4.0 |   Clash

    Let it be known: ‘Chinese Democracy’ is not the disaster it could have been. Not quite.
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