This isn't the old guns n' roses, in which songs about whiskey and hookers are sung, it doesn't have that swagger that appetite had, its a new sound, its gramd, its intricate and it has a wide mix of songs. This may not be the line up that recorded afd and the illusions albums but it is good music. The varitey of styles is incredible, this band is versatile and to be honest i dont want another appetite for destruction, because its been done, and it was done well, i want new and inventive music, which is what this is.
First of all, the title track has a really cool sound to it, with some awesome rhythmic sections. Better is an example of a modern rock song that is both inventive and infectious. Scraped and Sorry are destined to be classics with awesome solo's and hooks. There was a time is one of the best songs i have ever heard, the solo will blow you away, its as good as anything slash did on the old albums. Madagascar is another brilliant epic ballad, then in comes the different styles, If the world mixes Axls amazingly cleajn voice with acoustic/spanish guitar and some amazing drum beats to provide a real listening experiance, the last song on the album, named "Prostitute" was described as "fire and ice" and i couldn't agree more, you have an epic sounding arrangement of symphony and hard endged guitars amongst some truely brilliant lyrics.
Dont listen to others, dont even take my opionions as concrete evidence that this is an amazing album, i think it is, but give the music a chance and let it sway your mind.