"Chinese Democracy" Endurance Test

So last night "Chinese Democracy" started streaming on the Guns N Roses MySpace page. Today I decided to give it a listen, if only to see how long I could last. The answer: about 17 seconds into the second track, "Shackler's Revenge," which absolutely sounds like a song that has been gestating since a time when bands like Korn, Prodigy and Crystal Method were considered new and exciting. It doesn't mean I won't revisit the album at a later date, but my first attempt lasted one song plus 17 seconds. Then it was back to Prinzhorn Dance School. I encourage you all to join in on the fun and see how much uninterrupted Axl you can take. Comments and insta-reviews welcome, of course.

By David Malitz |  November 20, 2008; 3:37 PM ET Hype , New (?) Smell
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How do I claim my free Dr. Pepper when it FINALLY comes out?

Posted by: benmadden2 | November 20, 2008 5:01 PM

It will take me about 15 years and $13 million before I finish listening to the whole album.

Posted by: SSMD1 | November 21, 2008 8:21 AM

Malitz strikes me as the type that would dismiss 'Appetite for Destruction' as "recycled blues riffs and glam metal posturing," so I wouldn't take his opinion on Guns N' Roses too seriously.

I have yet to hear the finished product, but this review (http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/chuck_klosterman_reviews) sounds promising. Viva Chuck Klosterman!

Posted by: graveyard_duck | November 21, 2008 9:51 AM

One's opinion on "Appetite for Destruction" is irrelevant. This is more like "Use Your Illusion III". Any similarity to A4D is purely accidental.

Posted by: Ronnie76 | November 21, 2008 10:17 AM

Aw, come on Graveyard. "Appetite" might not be one of my favorite albums ever, but it's an obvious classic. Most importantly it sounds real. After listening to the rest of the new one, it really does sound like something that lived in the studio for a decade and a half. There's just nothing to grab onto.

Posted by: PostRockDavid | November 21, 2008 11:44 AM

Sorry for the hipster profiling dude, you just don't come off as a fan of RAWK music. To belabor my original point through analogy, I'd be somewhat incredulous towards someone who didn't like gangster movies/'Goodfellas' if they told me they thought 'The Departed' was awful (even though it was).

Here's more info on that free Dr. Pepper (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27829616). Now that's something we can all agree on!

Posted by: graveyard_duck | November 21, 2008 1:16 PM

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