Many people bash this album based on GNR's breakaway hit, Appetite for Destruction. However, one cannot compare the power of 6 singles on a 12 song album.
Look at the Use Your Illusion albums and this brings about a change in GNR's side. After making a foray into bloated ballads and over-engineered hard rock, GNR shifted back to loud, pissed off post-teen junkie angst.
"Down on the Farm" is a great anti-detox tune, "Human Being" expresses a downtrodden's strike back at the people hurting him, "Ain't It Fun" is an excellent anti-heroin tune, "Hair of the Dog" and "Attitude" were well placed together as strong rock, and "I Don't Care About You" into the hidden "Look at Your Game, Girl" were strong finishers.
As with any GNR album, this does have its poor tracks. AFD had "Think About You" and "Anything Goes," Lies had "Nice Boys," <i>UYI</i> had quite a few songs that should have been rejected.
TSI has "Since I Don't Have You," "New Rose," and the Duff McKagen track "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory." They just did not have the spunk of all the remaining tracks.
Overall I liked this album, but the weak tracks made it a much less enjoyable experience than it could be.