Tag Archives: Appetite for Destruction

Acclaimed Albums – Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses

List item: Listen to the 250 greatest albums
Progress: 223/250Title: Appetite for Destruction
Artist: Guns N’ Roses
Year: 1987
Position: #63

It’s been over three weeks since I last did an album for this list. Mainly because, with all the coronavirus worry, I haven’t really had the right mindset to listen to a new album that was a bit of a risk. The classical pieces are different, somehow, but today I got sick of podcasts so I figured it was about time I broke out the next album.

Appetite for Destruction is one of three albums I have left on the list that place within the Top 100 and one of those I have avoiding a bit because I still have a general distaste for metal. Although, as I have grown older and have listened to more music due to the album and songs lists, this has gone from thoughts of the music being too loud to it getting a bit dull. You can probably see where I am heading with this.

As with a lot of albums on these lists, I was amazed to hear a fair few songs on this list that I had actually heard before. Like, how ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ are somehow all on the same album – to have so many incredibly famous cuts on one album makes Appetite for Destruction very impressive.

Outside of these songs, which might have benefited from me knowing them, I was left a bit wanting by many of the other tracks. I do appreciate the artistry in making this and how this was a bit more interesting than similar acts (such as Bon Jovi) were putting out at the time. It’s just that, after a while, I kept checking to see how long until the album ended; not usually a good sign.