Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy has been out for some time now. I’ve heard the single on HardRadio a number or times now and the song just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t know exactly why that it is. Maybe it’s the pontificating by Axl about how China runs with respect to political rights. That in itself is somewhat strange for me as my bachelor’s degree is in Political Science. I very much in enjoy discussing studying and discussing politics. But somehow that just doesn’t seem right when coming from a hard rock / heavy metal band like GNR. It’s probably the same reason I was never a fan of Rage Against the Machine.
But even when I separate my personal preference of not liking politics mixed with my metal, the music just isn’t as good as Appetite for Destruction. One hopes that 21 years between albums would result in some improvement, but it just isn’t there. At least, not for me.