All of the top five albums were actually released before 1989 but only one Appetite For Destruction was released in 1987. It's commonly called one of the greatest rock albums of all time and it's almost certain that the group no matter what lineup it takes will never produce anything remotely as good again. The fun comes in hearing all the usual clichés trotted out sex, liquor, drugs, rock & roll juxtaposed against singer Axl Rose's vulnerable voice, as he eloquently sings about his fear of living in Los Angeles.
TIME's Take: "The album, whose leitmotivs were violent sex, drug abuse, alcoholism and insanity, featured lyrics like "Tied up, tied down, up against the wall/ Be my rubbermade baby/ An' we can do it all." The record sold 14 million copies."