DAY 30!: GUNS N' F@#@N' ROSES - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

First off, if you've never heard this album shame on you, seriously. I can almost forgive not owning it, but never hearing it? Turn in your rock card and retire to your herbal tea and Yanni records. Now. With that out of the way let it be said that this is one of the biggest motherf@@#ers of an album ever created and it quite literally woke up the music world, which was languishing in Phill Collins and Richard Marx at the time. This album defines primal. Every single note on it feels like it was ripped from the jaws of a rabid animal and it probably was. A song cycle about the excesses of 1987 LA that didn't even scratch the surface of how hard these guys were living, this is real, honest to god rock and roll. Say what you will about Axl Rose but at this point in GNR's history there was no better front man in the world. None. Axl came out and tried to kill his audience while Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven held it down and kept him on a leash. There are moments of pure, joyous rage on this record that have never been recreated or reached and probably never will. In a word, this is perfection, which I didn't set out to write when I started this but it really is. I can think of a lot of other good albums over the years but I can't think of any albums as absolutely perfect  as this....except one, and that's tomorrow

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Next UP! ROCKTOBER COMES TO A CLOSE. WHAT.WILL.IT.BE???