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GnR's "Chinese Democracy"

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by GateXII, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. GateXII

    GateXII Soul Collector

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    With all this hype surrounding this new album, how well do you think it'll actually do? I have a feeling this album is gonna tank...less than 250K first week.

    Opinions?
     
  2. MetalSpice

    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    The theory of this album has been a joke for the past 14 years.
    I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity, but I know I won't buy it.
     
  3. Dolamite S. Biffle

    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    I think the album will still do well because of the fuckers that only know "Welcome to the Jungle" since it is played at every Frat party since its inception.
     
  4. ShadowLioness

    ShadowLioness \m/ \m/

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    I think there's two schools of fans. There are the folks that have been dying for it to come out and will be the first in line at Best Buy (or the web, whatever) and then there are the rest of us who gave up hope a long time ago and could quite frankly not give a rat's ass anymore. I fall into school #2.

    This will not come even close to "Appetite" or "Use Your Illusion I and II". From what I've heard of the leaked tracks over the months, I'm not wildly impressed. Like Megadeth, this needs to be renamed "The Axl Rose Experience". If you don't have Izzy in GNR you don't have shit anyway.

    All that said, it would not surpise me if this shot up the Billboard top 10...if not the #1 spot, in the first week.

    Who wants my free Dr. Pepper? :lol:
     
  5. Rycher

    Rycher Oskee Wow Wow!

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    I'm in it for the Dr. Pepper! Couldn't care less about the album - I heard the title track on Sirius this morning and it sounded just like any other contemporary radio-rock song.

    The album will probably go platinum though.
     
  6. BalanceofPower

    BalanceofPower My god,it's full of stars

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    Sounds like something Zakk Wylde would write for a new Ozzy album to me. I never really liked GnR so I really don't give a shit about this new album :lol:
     
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  7. Chris Lotesto

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    believe it or not, i think it'll top AC/DC's 800K.... :)
     
  8. KaptainKrude

    KaptainKrude Your Psychotic Companion

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    I'm seriously considering giving extra credit in exchange for Dr. Pepper coupons...
     
  9. Mountain King

    Mountain King The lord is my pants

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    Given the hype & excitement for the album that's been generated in the last decade I think it'll top WAY over that number. I'd be surprised to see anything that's not in the millions.
     
  10. Mountain King

    Mountain King The lord is my pants

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    I'll be first in line..lol...I'm not a GNR fanboy but I'm interested to see what the deal is. I really like the tunes I've heard from it so far, especially the title track.
     
  11. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    so like... how DO we claim our Dr. Pepper?
     
  12. KaptainKrude

    KaptainKrude Your Psychotic Companion

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    ShadowLioness \m/ \m/

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    I'm actually surprised to read that! For me, I just can't. What I've heard doesn't compare to the initial efforts. I'd be interested though to hear/read your full review on the album. :)
     
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    Well said.
    I, too, fall into Category #2.
    I used to be a huge GnR fan, when they were GnR.....this is not GnR anymore.
    I refuse to give Axl any money. And when I heard the leaked tunes, I couldn't help but think, "It really took him over a decade to make that???"
    I was expecting a lot more.
    If it sells to all the sheeple, then good for them.

    And I'll gladly take your free Dr Pepper!
    :)
     
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    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    I think this may be the 7th sign of the Apocolypse.
     
  16. GateXII

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    Wow...really? And I just meant the US, not the world. I'm sure it'll probably do well across the globe, but IMO, for it to do as well as you guys think would mean ppl acknowledging thru purchasing it that GnR is just Axel.

    I think the fact that Slash (especially) wasn't a part of it & that the leaked songs so far are quite subpar (compared to their previous albums), IMO, it'll translate to less than ideal figures.

    But then again, there are TONS of ppl trapped in the 80s/90s who long for their old favs to come back...even if only by name. :rolleyes:
     
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    Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity corporation.
    However, I'd like to see the fineprint on their proposition.
    Does it include the Diet or Caffeine free version?
    But most importantly.....the Diet Chocolate Cherry version????
     
  18. Chris Lotesto

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    exactamundo! there are TONS of people that haven't bought an album
    in years, just b/c of how f'd up the industry is and the fact that there
    is "nothing to listen to" b/c of it....mainstream, of course. they'll flock
    just because they know the name......850+K first week US sales!
     
  19. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    so, how do we cash in on the dr. pepper thing?
     
  20. Mountain King

    Mountain King The lord is my pants

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    If we went by that attitude with everything most of these bands wouldn't stand a chance after the first few albums.
     

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