Velvet Revolver Aims, Misfires

Jun 25th, 2007 // 4 Comments

libertaddddd.jpgARTIST: Velvet Revolver
TITLE: Libertad
WEB DEBUT: June 23, 2007
RELEASE DATE: July 3, 2007
SOUND QUALITY: 229 kbps (VBR)
ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: The mathematics of this band dictate that any of its recorded output should be at least halfway decent, right? Perhaps forgetting about what it was like to listen to Contraband, we went into this album with visions of hearing hard rock that would cross “Big Bang Baby” with “My Michelle.” But listening to Libertad‘s by-the-numbers hard rock, full of sub-Buckcherry swagger and guitar solos that make Slash’s contribution to “Black Or White” sound virtuostic–not to mention the liberal use of cowbell–had only one real effect on us: We went to iTunes and downloaded the new album by Izzy Stradlin.
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST TRACK: We’re just as shocked as you that there aren’t many music blogs posting songs from this record–but ROCKNROLLPIMP has a stream of “Sex Type Thing ’07″ “She Mine.”

  1. D Day

    Izzy Stradlin has released 7 solo albums? Who knew? What happened to the JuJu Hounds?

  2. Vince Neilstein

    Are we listening the same album? We have the whole thing. It’s great! “Just Sixteen” is the best track and there’s a number of others that standout — and Slash’s guitars sound incredible. One of the few times I disagree with Idolator.

  3. capn_guthrie

    I could see myself enjoying this if the snare drum stopped telling me it has a bigger dick than I do.

  4. antistar

    I did expect more. Maybe it’ll grow on me, but I doubt it. I wasn’t totally blown away by the first one. STP were much better than this at their worst.

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