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Chinese Democracy Finally Lands

Rolling Stone has the first review of Guns N’ Roses long awaited new album, Chinese Democracy. The band’s first new songs since 1991 make a “great, audacious, unhinged, and uncompromising hard-rock record.” Some tracks feature five distinct guitar parts and “most of these songs also go through multiple U-turns in personality.” Over the 13 years, lead singer Axl Rose recorded the album in 14 studios and was ditched by every other founding member of the band. One might think that it would have taken a toll on Rose, but he “still sings a lot about the power of sheer, solitary will even when he throws himself into a bigger fight.”