Monday, November 10, 2008

Chinese Democracy Gets Reviewed and Other News

Only 12 days until Chinese Democracy comes out. Strangely, I'm not all that excited, but hey at least Axl finally has the balls to put it out.

Rolling Stone released a review of the CD by music critic David Fricke.

This basically sums up what he thought of the CD:

"If Rose ever had a moment's doubt or repentance over what 'Chinese Democracy' has cost him in time (13 years), money (14 studios are listed in the credits) and body count — including the exit of every other founding member of the band — he left no room for it in these 14 songs."

Check it out more at Rolling Stone's website.

Now I don't trust Rolling Stone's review staff very often, they tend to have some sucky tastes in music, but I think this album will be pretty decent.

Not as great as this guy is making it sound though. It will be kind of like the Sebastian Bach solo album. A very solid effort, but did it really need to take this long to come out? I mean bands have started careers and made 5 or 6 CDs in the time it took for this to come out!

In other news...

Mudvayne released the video for their new single Do What You Do today. While the singer kind of look likes a tool in this video and the song is very pop-friendly it isn't terrible. Mudvayne is one of those bands I put off as being nu-metal garbage, but when I got L.D. 50 a year or two after its initial release I was actually surprised.

There are some groovin' bass lines on there and some unique music. Now the new stuff isn't as impressive, but I put it on here because of one reason. At least their guitar player is trying to solo now. It may not blow anyone away, but I didn't think it was too bad for a band that doesn't have that many solos. So I give him props for that.

The bass player and drummer are the main draws in this band though. They need to get some more bass intensive songs again!

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