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« Risposta #20 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:05:pm »
The Sun (UK tabloid newspaper) review of the album

GUNS N’ ROSES’ first album of new material in 17 years makes QUEEN at their extravagant peak sound like a choir of monks.

I’ve had a listen to the long overdue Chinese Democracy and can confirm it’s one of the most unashamedly over-the-top rock records ever.

It is so lavish that even the contribution of Queen’s BRIAN MAY, a scorching guitar solo, was left on the cutting room floor by mastermind AXL ROSE.

The poodle-haired guitarist told me: “It is a shame. I put quite a lot of work in and was proud of it.

“But I could understand if Axl wants to have an album which reflects the work of the members of the band as it is right now.”

The CD, out on November 24, has taken on mythical status. I didn’t think it would see the light of day.

But the band’s manager, ANDY GOULD, explained: “When they asked MICHELANGELO to paint the Sistine Chapel they didn’t say, ‘Can you do it in the fourth quarter?’

“Great art sometimes takes time.” I’m inclined to agree. The album is heavy in places but also shows Rose’s vulnerable side.

Stormers Shackler’s Revenge and Scraped, with Axl howling: “Don’t you try and stop us now, cos I won’t let you”, and berserk thrash-metal track Riad N’ The Bedouins, will please headbangers.

On the other hand, Street Of Dreams, with its sweeping strings and tinkling pianos, could have featured on THE BEATLES’ classic album Abbey Road.

Soppy ballad If The World sounds like a vintage Bond theme.

The most startling offering, This I Love, is like a 19th Century waltz while Sorry could be the ultimate power ballad.

Chinese Democracy is lavish, ludicrous...and quite brilliant.

No one else on the planet is making music like this at the moment and label Universal are so confident that they have pressed an unprecedented three million copies ahead of the CD’s release.

The fact Axl is the only one left from the original line-up won’t stop it flying off the shelves.

But there’s one place you won’t be able to buy the record — it’s already been banned in China.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1933110.ece

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« Risposta #21 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:06:pm »
http://www.thequietus.com/articles/00712-guns-n-roses-long-awaited-chinese-democracy-reviewed


Guns n'Roses Long-Awaited Chinese Democracy Reviewed
Luke Turner

When Guns n'Roses last released their own material, it was an event of not inconsiderable cultural significance. I remember the excitement at school as everyone rushed out to spend what was to us a small fortune on the two CDs, one red and orange, one black and blue. Stores opened specially for the release of Use Your Illusion I and II in 1991 - these days, only computer games or new IKEA stores warrant that kind of obsession. What's more, you couldn't imagine something so preposterous as that grand statement being allowed in the current state of the music industry. Yet Chinese Democracy has managed to make itself an event, with speculation as to when it might appear dominating the press for years, and Dr Pepper foolhardy offering a can of pop to every American if the record saw light of day in 2008. Other media more pompous than the Quietus (that's you Gigwise and the Guardian Guide) have seen fit to compile crass lists of notable events that have happened since GNR's last release. I had a great shit on March 21st 1998, as it happens, but I don't see what it has to do with this piece. So after all the waiting, the speculation, the hype, the press releases that are more about marketing campaigns than the record, will the new Guns n'Roses album actually be any good? Or will the legendarily nuts Axl Rose, without Slash and co behind him, have disappeared into bloated irrelevance? I headed down to Universal Records in Kensington to find out.

Chinese Democracy

The title track opens with mighty portents of doom, strange sounds, murmuring voices, the promise of something wonderful and terrible coming over the horizon... which, given 17 years and ten minutes hanging around in the lobby of Universal HQ, exactly what we ought to be expecting. But then, instead of the Art of War manifest in song, a rather straight-forward riff takes over, and Axl starts singing about "Iron fists" and "missionaries and visionaries". It's a solid start, nonetheless.

Shackler's Revenge

Given the title, I was hoping for a GNR sea shanty about some old salt who devotes his life to ploughing the waves in a sloop in search of his avowed enemy M Le Saucisson who gave him the peg leg back in 1793. Instead, it's a grinding beast that's -hopefully- going to be evidence of an industrial influence throughout the rest of the record; there's a lovely aggressive, snatched-at almost new-wave guitar riff too. Oddly, we get to hear Rose singing in a low register before the nasal whine of yore comes in. It does sound as if his larynx is giving him gip in his advanced years. Is that why it's taken so long? A week of vocal takes then a few months on the lozenges? Still, if this keeps up Chinese Democracy has the potential to be all that the build-up has promised it to be...

Better

Like the first track, this has a diverting opening, percussion and tremulous vocal dancing with bits and pieces of electronica. It follows on well from 'Shackler's Revenge', and gets me hoping that Rose has produced an album that'll justify the $13 million spent... But his voice starts to dominate the track, as the music becomes a murky soup beneath. It doesn't seem to know what it wants to be, this one, so many ideas coming up for air before being subsumed in the maelstrom that nothing of note manages to escape. Goes on a bit too. Uh oh.

Street of Dreams

Dizzy tinkling on the ivories, a sense of imminent bombast... for a split second you could imagine this being on one of the Illusions then... oh dear. When Rose decides to sing in a lower register it just doesn't work, an uncomfortable growl that, when he climbs steeply up to the trademarked screech, shows how the years have been unkind to that famous voice. It's hardly Rose's fault, though, use your nose, throat and chest to sing with rather than your lungs and your singing career is always going to be defeated by strain - Liam Gallagher suffers in the same way. Suddenly the piano disappears under a another indifferent bit of soloing before a marshalling yard's worth of string tracks splurges out over everything. "I don't know what I should do", Rose sings. Which is exactly the problem here, once again too many ideas gilding the lily so heavily that it sinks down into the oomska. You can hear a goodly chunk of those millions of dollar bills burning here.

If The World

Again, this is a track with too many bitty concepts that never mesh, in this case a Spanish guitar trick that's present for the start but never quite knows what to do with itself, save wave a red rag at a bull of hulking guitar before getting trampled under its ungainly hooves. Guns n'Roses made such a unique sound in the early 90s, yet metal has evolved, fractured, and been reborn so many times since then that you get the feeling that Rose doesn't quite know which bits to borrow from, and which to leave on the shelf. The muddle here seems to suggest insecurity, and it's a far cry from the bold, aggressive tones of 'Shackler's Revenge'. The Spanish guitar resurfaces at about 4.22, and you can't help but ask yourself why they bothered having it there at all.

There Was A Time

Here they go AGAIN: a choral start. That promptly disappears until a couple of seconds before the end of the track. You get the feeling that there are stacks and stacks of this sort of thing lying around, brilliant ideas that everyone forgot they'd had until they played them back a few years later, and thought might as well be used somewhere. Rose is singing about lawyers, cocaine and California, which is never going to be of much interest to us humble lay folk. Once more, the production is too confining and this portentous edifice of a track is never allowed to flex and breathe, so different from the old GNR, where brilliant musicians came together to make the ridiculous plausible, leaping across the genres in the process.

Catcher In The Rye

A song inspired by a novel that most read as part of a literate teenage rebellion perhaps suggests that Rose's personality has become trapped in his formative years by massive fame at a tender age, a Peter Pan figure holed up in his mansion since the death of his mother in 1996. Cod psychology aside, this is a generically rocking filler track - and albums this expensive, this long in the making, should not carry filler tracks. Look at the Illusions - two records with nary a duff track.

Scraped

This is a bit more like it, a big hulking riff and Rose's phrasing pretty interesting over the top of it too, even if it does get a bit uncomfortably nu-metal when he sings "no-one can make you do what you want to". The vocals dominate the track again, and when you consider that Rose is essentially performing a duet between his roar and his screech, it's once more underlined that this is very much a solo project painstakingly pieced together in the studio rather than a breathing, living, organic band.

Riad N'Bedouins

Another brighter moment, even if I've no idea what that title's all about. Interestingly, some of the music sounds like something the Manic Street Preachers might have concocted had their Guns n'Roses fascination extended into the writing for the Holy Bible .

Sorry

A ballad where Rose's voice has an effect that makes it sound like it comes from a man with slimy plastic cheeks. Despite the title, it's not a sign of a new humility from Rose, instead he sings that he's sorry for someone or other who's done him wrong. There's finally a stab at an old fashioned GNR bit of soloing, but it sounds like something Slash left back down the back of the sofa in 1989. His fluid, graceful/sleazy and inventive playing is really missed on Chinese Democracy.

I.R.S.

Who the hell sings songs about the tax man? "Wouldn't be the first time I've been robbed", Rose complains. It could be a complicated metaphor for stolen time, or something, but I doubt it. It's a pretty decent track... but "pretty decent" isn't good enough when you consider the epic, arrogant, grandiose achievement of the Illusion double whammy. Like so many front men, Rose needs a band around him, to goad him on, to reign him in, to weave louche magic around his mercurial presence. Even the crunching rhythm guitars of yore are in a different league to the generic rock plodding on display here.

Madagascar

The sleeve credits are a great read here, promising samples from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, Cool Hand Luke, Casualties of Ware, Seven and, er, Mel Gibson's English-bashing historical rewrite Braveheart. Strangely enough, the same "What we've got here is failure to communicate..." sample as the band used in 'Civil War' nearly two decades ago. It's a mistake, putting this muddled commentary on war/conflict/and stuff in direct contrast with the older, far superior track. Musically its more of the same, technically superb in every way, but deathly cold. There just aren't enough personalities on this record.

This I Love

The only track credited to Rose alone, this is a bit of a schlocky ballad with some dodgy rhyming going on, "goodbye/why", "light/bright/night". There are hints of Queen, but not bold enough to lift the track. More light drizzle than 'November Rain'.

Prostitute

"I'm misunderstood / Please be kind / I've done all I could" is Rose's plaintive farewell. Without a lyrics sheet (presumably locked in a Universal vault, a naked intern strapped to a TNT trigger in case anyone tries to breach it) it's hard to pick out exactly what Rose is trying to say, whether he's speaking through the mouth of a practitioner of the world's oldest profession to try and justify what he's been up to in the garden shed for all these years. Yet it's hard not to have the feeling that Chinese Democracy has been too much of a dictatorship to succeed, rigid autocracy conjuring non-existent divisions out of the map as the forces of indifference batter down the citadel. Those tattooed, bouffant rapscallions who drank and fucked and snorted and injected their way through the charts in the late 1980s were a perfect gang, five individuals (of whom Axl Rose was only one) causing a riot both onstage and in the studio. Look back and ask yourself the question, would it have even been possible to top Appetite For Destruction and the mighty Use Your Illusion pairing? Those were records made by certain, special people in a certain time - no amount of money and egotistical insanity could ever come close to replicating them. Crucially, unlike that brilliant run of albums, this is not a pop record. No doubt a sizable chunk of the GNR faithful will feel enfranchised by this, but it's hard not to see Chinese Democracy as a tragic failure. Yet, we have to ask ourselves, could it have been any other way?


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« Risposta #22 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:08:pm »
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Review: Chinese Democracy
by Mark Savage


Is a broken heart to blame for the 15-year delay to Guns N' Roses new album?
Throughout the course of Chinese Democracy, Axl Rose repeatedly refers to a "change of heart" and his "lonely tear drops".
"I just can't let it die, all the pain inside," he eventually blurts out on This I Love.
But if his mind hasn't been fully devoted to music over the past decade-and-a-half, it doesn't show.
This record is an uncompromising, fully-focused, hard rock monster.
At times, it will rattle the rafters with its ferocious riffs. At others, you will laugh out loud at the ridiculously overblown melodrama.
In other words, it's business as usual for Guns N' Roses.
Scattergun
Things kick off with the title track. Already heavily previewed on radio, it opens with a montage of sirens and Chinese dialogue before bursting into life with a riff of speaker-endangering proportions and Rose's trademark falsetto squeal.
It's followed by the pounding Shackler's Revenge, whose heavily distorted guitar shows Rose has been paying attention to the innovations of Tom Morello and Matt Bellamy.

Several of the songs have been previewed in concert over the last five years
In just three and a half minutes, it shoots off in hundreds of different directions, encompassing growled, paranoiac verses, off-kilter digital squeals and an anthemic chorus.
This is a trick that Rose repeats over and over on Chinese Democracy. Almost all the tracks have a scattergun approach to song structure, incorporating a vast array of movements, themes and motifs.
Along the way, we get choirs, brass bands, hip-hop beats, mellotrons, found sounds, pulsing synths, film samples and something rather ominously called "sub bass".
The credit list for one song - the Bond theme-esque There Was A Time - runs to 33 lines on the CD booklet. A total of six people play guitar on the track. Two of them get solos.
It is a long way from the scrappy garage band formed in Los Angeles three decades ago.
Low expectations
What's surprising, however, is that the songs survive intact despite this surfeit of ideas and contributors.
By rights, Chinese Democracy should have been an unholy mess. But Rose seems to have learned his lesson after the sprawling self-indulgence of 1991's Use Your Illusion.
Songs like IRS and Raid N' The Bedouins are lean and compact, edited down to the bare essentials, packing the maximum punch per pound.
   
 Some of the arrangements are kind of like Queen. Some people are going to say it doesn't sound like Guns N' Roses
Axl Rose
But, let's be clear, this is by no means the equal of the 28 million-selling Appetite For Destruction, nor does it contain anything as radio friendly as Paradise City or November Rain.
Indeed, if initial reactions are positive, that's partly because expectations were so low after the record's troubled gestation.
On the downside, there is a surfeit of cheesy ballads, beginning with the terribly overwrought Street Of Dreams.
The opening piano chords bring to mind nothing more than Sir Elton John, while Rose oversings lines about "stardust on my feet" in a voice that would make an X Factor auditionee cringe.
Sorry, another break-up song, aims for grandiose but ends up sounding ridiculous - like Pink Floyd covered by Metallica.
And, for all of its ambitious bombast, there's no disguising the fact that There Was A Time veers dangerously close to becoming Bon Jovi's Blaze Of Glory.
Compromised

The album credits list a total of 14 recording studios
Rose has already predicted the reaction to these songs. "I'm trying to do something different," he told Rolling Stone in 2006.
"Some of the arrangements are kind of like Queen. Some people are going to say it doesn't sound like Guns N' Roses."
Actually, he's wrong about that. This does sound like a Guns N' Roses album, but it's a sadly compromised one.
The filthy swagger is gone - perhaps understandable now that Rose is 46. But Chinese Democracy also misses the clean, tuneful riffs that Slash and Izzy Stradlin used to provide.
Too often, guitar lines sound like technical exercises - fingers running up and down the fretboard at the expense of melody.
And when several songs plump for "na na na" backing vocals, you find yourself wondering why no-one had time to finish off the lyrics.
Ultimately, however, there is nothing here that will irrevocably tarnish the Guns N' Roses name.
Had it come out directly after the band's last album, 1993's The Spaghetti Incident?, it would have been hailed as a triumphant return to form.
Or - just perhaps - it would have been branded irrelevant in a world where grunge, hip-hop and industrial rock where in the ascendancy.
In 2008, the cogs of the musical world have turned full circle, and Axl Rose is releasing his long-awaited opus just as games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band (which features Shackler's Revenge on its tracklisting) bring hard rock back into people's living rooms.
Maybe all the heartache was worth it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7730075.stm


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« Risposta #23 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:15:pm »
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=guns_n_roses_chinese_democracy

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy reviewed!

In 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson took part in 17 recording sessions at four different recording studios, using over 90 hours of tape and dozens of session musicians to create a song that was to be known as Good Vibrations. With an eventual cost of $50,000 it was rumoured to be the most expensive record ever made. If the record industry, music critics and Wilson’s teenage fanclub were sceptical, when they heard the finished single it all made sense. The song was aural perfection: a multi-part mini-symphony filled with gorgeous harmony singing, a beautifully mournful middle section, and a chorus that just would not leave your head.

The song became the band’s first million-selling hit. It was, everyone agreed, time well spent.

Has the 15 year gap since the last release from Guns N’ Roses (The Spaghetti Incident?) produced similar results? Has Axl been holed up in the studio demanding nothing less than perfection from his ever-revolving cast of Gunners? Has he made the rock equivalent of Good Vibrations?

Er, no.

But he’s been trying.

That we all know the length of time it’s taken to produce Chinese Democracy is one of the Achilles heels of the project. Such a long gestation has created two things: 1) Impossibly high expectations or 2) Intense scepticism. The finished product is not quite great enough to resist being overwhelmed by either mindset.

In short, those with high expectations will be disappointed – particularly if they have heard the leaked tracks and are eagerly waiting to hear what other tricks Axl has up his sleeve (the three tracks that haven’t been released in any form – Scraped, Sorry and This I Love – are possibly the biggest disappointments on the album).

And those with a sceptical mind will find plenty to seize upon: the album is ‘over-produced’, at times ridiculously overblown and cannot overcome one point: in the 70s, Axl’s heroes (Queen, Zep, Elton John, David Bowie) used to churn out albums better than this on a yearly basis, recording them sometimes in just weeks.

And yet… We loved the leaked tracks we heard last year and those songs are still as good today: epic, ambitious, thrilling rock music with some great lyrics, amazing singing and some of the craziest, sickest guitar playing around.

So here is our quick appraisal of Chinese Democracy: for our full considered review, see our next issue, onsale December 10th, and featuring a free GN’R supplement detailing the making of this extraordinary album.

1. Chinese Democracy – 4.42
The single. The one with the drum part like Smells Like Teen Spirit and the riff that’d tear your head off. With its atmospheric intro and thunderous verse, it’s a great album opener. The lyrics don’t make sense of the title (except maybe as a tease: “All I got is precious time”), and it doesn’t really seem to have a chorus, but who cares? Full on.

2. Shackler’s Revenge – 3.39
Shades of Nu metal, Shackler’s sounds almost like White Zombie in places, while the breakdown sounds eerily reminiscent of a Crystal Method song: futuristic, but ironically rather dated. The guitar solo is a bit bonkers, very Tom Morello-esque: how the hell you play along with this on Guitar Hero we don’t know. A grower – we like it more than we did on first hearing it – it’s nevertheless a hard song to love.

3. Better – 4.59
One of the greatest of the leaked tracks, Better still thrills: an insistent pulsing riff propelling Axl into a tale of regret. The industial/nu metal feel remains, but is somehow less intrusive – maybe because it augments the song amd not used to distract you from the fact that the song is very slender (like Shackler). Now featuring five guitarists, we presume it’s still Robin Finck providing the beautiful bluesy (um, Slash-like) outro guitar solo. A classic.

4. Street Of Dreams - 4.48
Big ballad with – editor Siân Llewellyn insists – “an intro that’s very Billy Joel before morphing into 70s Elton John”. (She means it in a good way.) Leaked with the title The Blues, Street Of Dreams is one of the most successful of the several ballads. The big orchestration is counter-balanced by a show-boating vocal from Axl and some great, kiss-offs: “What I thought was beautiful doesn’t live inside of you anymore.” Over-wrought? Bombastic? Well, yeah. Whaddya want? Babyshambles?

5. If The World – 4.55
With a flamenco guitar intro and funk rhythm track, If The World is the album’s first serious mis-fire. The R’N’B feel grates, and while there are some guitars to add a crunch, the song isn’t good enough to carry Axl’s ridiculous ‘Lad-di-da’ vocals and over-emoting. It’s thinks it’s a James Bond theme – in reality it’s Madonna’s La Isla Bonita as played by Limp Bizkit. A dog.

6. There Was A Time – 6.43
Another of the leaks, TWAT is another mid-paced number and another one that sounds like it should be on a film soundtrack. Very cinematic in scope, with an extended guitar solo outro and a very OTT choral ending. Gawd knows what he’s going on about or singing to, but he means it, man.

7. Catcher In The Rye 5.55
Very Queen-like, it originally had Brian May playing on it. Sadly, his work hasn’t survived. A poppy, slightly unconvincing (another ‘La-la-la’ section) and dated sounding track, like many of the songs it has no identifiable chorus.

8. Scraped – 3.32
Unheard until now, Scraped has a ferocious riff with weird vocoder-ish melody at the beginning. Axl alternates between falsetto and his regular voice. Full-on GN’R, it’s little bit reminiscent of …Jungle. After one listen, it’s hard to make a judgement.

9. Riad N’ The Bedouins – 4.12
Extended intro, samples etc, and a sound that makes you think your speakers might be on the fritz before it morphs into a brutal riff. Ironically, it wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Velvet Revolver’s last album: satisfying, exciting modern rock.

10. Sorry – 6.16
So he bloody should be. A big ballad with flange-y guitars, Axl’s pity-poor-me complex is well to the fore (and wearing thin) by this one. Our notes say: “Lots of acoustic, Flamenco guitars. Multi-layered vocals with Dire Straits-style guitar solo breakdown. Oh no’s. Very Silent Lucidity-ish (Queensryche). A moment when Axl sings ‘I don’t want to do it’ makes everyone in the room look at each other, startled. Urgh.”

11. IRS – 4.30
Classic Rock differs on this one: some people seem to think it’s a highlight, others the worst out of the three leaked ballads (with Street Of Dreams and TWAT). No noticeable difference to leaks on the album version. Big, riffy. Could be accused of meandering.

12. Madagascar – 5.40
A mournful French horn parps in one of the highlights of the album: Axl’s defiant but bruised anthem (“‘I won’t be told any more/That I’ve been brought down in this storm/And left so far out from the shore that I can’t find my way back…”). Simple guitar lines, strings, and a barrage of samples from Martin Luther King, Cool Hand Luke (the ‘What we have here is a failure to communicate” sample also used on Civil Wars survives!), Braveheart and more add to the 21st century feel. He’s got 18 channels of shit on his TV to choose from and he just can’t get any solace. Brilliant.

13. This I Love – 5.36
Unbelievably, this song stems from 1993. How it survived, we’ll never know. Sounds like a bad show tune. Diabolical lyrics. Lots of piano and OTT strings. Overblown, over pretentious. Oh dear. There are rumours that the band recorded three albums worth of stuff: none of those songs were better than this? Really?

14. Prostitute - 6.16
“Why should I choose to prostitute myself/To Live with fortune and shame?” Despite having the worst tippy-tappy programmed drums in the universe ever, Prostitute (leaked as New Song 2) actually builds to something half-decent. An anti-climatic ending to the album though (in the playback, the CD stuck here and we had to listen to it three times. It was a new kind of hell…).

So there you have it – our first impressions. For a fuller and more considered review, get the mag on December 10th, with free GN’R supplement detailing the extraordinary story behind the making of the album.

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Re: Chinese Democracy: RECENSIONI della STAMPA
« Risposta #24 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:28:pm »
ho repellenza per le recensioni-paragoni. anche se positive, per me le recensioni fatte solo paragonando il nuovo al vecchio sono cose da 14enni.

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« Risposta #25 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:30:pm »
non è proprio una recensione ma un'anteprima

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a135634/notes-on-the-new-guns-n-roses-album.html
Notes on the new Guns N' Roses album

By Alex Fletcher, Entertainment Reporter


Earlier today we attended a listening party for the new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, which has been an incredible 15 years in the making. Without further ado, here are our first impressions:

The majority of the album features the same industrial beats and heavy guitars of the single - anyone hoping for the sleazy Sunset Strip sound of their debut may be disappointed. In the main, it veers between NIN-style industrial rock and piano ballads.


You like guitar solos? Well there's more here than you could shake a KFC bucket at. The most noteworthy are the outros to 'Shackler's Revenge' and 'This Is Love', both which will have you dusting off your air guitar moves.


There are a couple of attempts to match the bombast of 'November Rain', and with several tracks featuring orchestras and Elton John-style piano, Axl will need a massive dry ice machine come the world tour.


'Streets Of Dreams' sounds in parts like Bon Jovi, features some ball-clenching squeals from Axl and has a huge key change right at the end that even Mariah Carey would consider crass.


If you ever wanted to hear Guns N' Roses do a Bond theme then skip straight to 'Madagascar', which features trumpets, tons of strings and an overblown crescendo. It also nabs samples from Martin Luther King speeches and Mel Gibson in Braveheart.


Axl shows his romantic side on 'This I Love', crooning: "I heard she'd never leave me, please God you must believe me." Aww, sweet!


'Catcher In The Rye' should probably be the next single. It has an operatic, stadium rock feel and sounds like it could have sprung from Axl's recording sessions with Brian May.


We're not sure what the barmiest track is, but the near-emo sound of 'Better' and mixture of dub, Spanish strings and robotic drums that is 'If The World' are prime contenders.


Guns N' Roses release Chinese Democracy on November 24, with our full review to come nearer to release date. Get your cans of Dr Pepper at the ready!

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« Risposta #26 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:49:pm »
certo che alcune recensioni sono così imbarazzanti da sembrare scritte da ragazzini qualunque. indipendentemente dalla positività o meno delle recensioni stesse, ma sono proprio scritte, strutturate e concepite demmerda.

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« Risposta #27 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 14:57:pm »
certo che alcune recensioni sono così imbarazzanti da sembrare scritte da ragazzini qualunque. indipendentemente dalla positività o meno delle recensioni stesse, ma sono proprio scritte, strutturate e concepite demmerda.
Questa pero' e' perfetta:
"It’s thinks it’s a James Bond theme – in reality it’s Madonna’s La Isla Bonita as played by Limp Bizkit. A dog."
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« Risposta #28 il: 15 Novembre 2008, 15:34:pm »
Questa pero' e' perfetta:
"It’s thinks it’s a James Bond theme – in reality it’s Madonna’s La Isla Bonita as played by Limp Bizkit. A dog."
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ahuahauhaahuahau vabbe però stanno demolendo per benino if the world...a me piace la base...il problema è un po' la voce di axl un po' "sforzata" come dicevi tu in un post nadia #4....ma onestamente non è male....ahuahuahau Madonna's La Isla Bonita

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Re: Chinese Democracy: RECENSIONI della STAMPA
« Risposta #29 il: 16 Novembre 2008, 03:01:am »
A me non sembrano cosi positive.