my chinese democracy cd review:
chinese is the best rock record since 1991's illusions. in fact, if these songs were made in the 90's, they would have made the illusions or been on the next illusions record. songs like this i love, better, if the world, street of dreams, there was a time, catcher in the rye, madagascar, and prostitute would have been cool on illusions. chinese feels like the next illusion record. not a melting pot nor a groundbreaking sound. they're big ballads. big guitar solos. not since slash on november rain, don't cry, and estranged have there been better solos than the solos on chinese. robin finck brings classic rock back on the better solo. robin brings a memorable sting to the gut on the this i love solo. buckethead brings it on chinese stuff like if the world, there was a time, and prostitute. prostitute is big buckethead. big time stuff. axl chose well with robin and bucket. the best studio session guitarists in the biz. there dedication to rock is evident on these songs. axl brings it too lol his vocals r memorable. big vocals on this i love. makes you think of november rain and don't cry. there was a time is like a hip hop paradise city. axl rhyming a story. could be cool in a johnny depp drug movie like blow. axl is really rasp and cool on better lyrics. the pace he keeps is unbelievable. brings back an appetite taste. catcher in the rye is a nice tribute to john lennon and yoko ono. should be played live more and dedicated to lennon. this i love is the best song on chinese. there was a time was the best in demo form. this i love is the best. better than twat. better comes in second. a modern rock song with classic rock stuff from robin finck. you can hear the drummin too lol brain drummin isn't inventive but it's solid. tommy and richard r good too. when you listen to a guns song, the first thing you hear, what catches ur ear isn't the base or rhythm....it's the big guitar solo. tommy and richard r constant with stuff. you can hear dizzy and chris on keyboards too. it's a big album. the best album i've heard in a long time. since the 90's. axl, robin, and bucket have made chinese worth it. they make it worth the wait. it was a long wait lol chinese is definitely worth the wait!!!