Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I (1991)

GNR illusion 1By Scott Goldfine

Powerhouse hard-rock band Guns N’ Roses finally makes public “Use Your Illusion I,” part 1 of the follow-up to its 10-million-selling 1987 debut, “Appetite for Destruction.” The group’s musical maturity is omnipresent with lyrics as bracingly honest as those found in hardcore rap.

Slash’s textured guitar work paces the retro “Dust N’ Bones,” rambunctious “Bad Obsession” and epic “Coma.”

GRADE: A

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