You don't like anything do you!Thumbs down from me for Chinese Democracy. And no, I didnt judge it as a function of it taking 60% of my life to make, just purely on the album itself. Axl simply cannot sing anymore. IRS is ok, but the rest of the album I really didnt find the least bit interesting. I'm all for a band changing and evolving its sound, but for me the quality of the songs just doesnt cut it.
Like those who think the new album actually has valid worth, in a climate of even mediocre musicality.Some people just listen with a deaf ear !!
Your comments mean nothing to me because I like the album, so I think the ten years in the making was all worth it. I think you need to look at the bigger picture. You spew out reasons as why the album should have been better. As a musician you should respect the work because even if you dont like it. Musicians should encourageLike those who think the new album actually has valid worth, in a climate of even mediocre musicality.
It is not the worst thing ever made, but to be completely fair it's an average attempt at a record...Grade C-
You also have to look at the bigger picture here. This was not an album made by a first timer, never in a studio before, or didn't have access to the best writers/producers/engineers/musicians/money. This was an album worked on for ten years, with tons of money put into it, by a veteran of recording, the recipient of many gold and platinum records, with tons of touring experience behind him. All that Axl has had at his disposal and this barely dismal offering is what he deemed appropriate for the masses. Shame on any of you buying into this half @ssed attempt to reap a buck from hard working people anywhere. If this were put out by a young band it wouldn't even make a dent on the top 100, as it would be a C+ effort. It sounds like an American Idol record by a contestant not making the top 12...
You don't Judge Alex Rodriguez on the same level as a high school baseball player...You expect a lot more for the money what with his talent and the money he's being paid!! He has access to the best training/doctors/medicine/health analysis, and also 25 million a year. For that he'd better deliver...Axl better get his sh!t together, I don't know how long the diehards are going to continue to be true believers. Gotta grow up sometime...