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Obviously subjective but not what I would pick. 

Appetite for Destruction' (1987): "Welcome to the Jungle"
Sometimes you just have to put your best foot forward, and "Welcome to the Jungle" was just that for Guns N' Roses. The very first song on 'Appetite for Destruction' endures as perhaps the ultimate distillation and the very definition of the band's unmistakable sound and image. To put it in simpler terms, this just plain rocks.
Worst song: "You're Crazy." This scorching hard rocker was notably sequenced following "Sweet Child o' Mine" on 'Appetite for Destruction.' Why? Probably to balance GNR's brief display of romantic sweetness with one of their most venomous attacks on crazy girlfriends.

G N' R Lies' (1988): "Patience"
One of Guns N' Roses' biggest charting hits, "Patience" sounds surprisingly pretty and safe, in retrospect. That peaceful infectiousness, however, was utterly shocking to fans of 'Appetite for Destruction,' who had yet to hear the band expand their sound on the 'Illusion' LPs. It's also timeless as a result.
Worst song: "Move to the City." Probably the least distinctive tune on the otherwise electrifying 'Live Like a Suicide' mini-LP. In fact, it has the feel of an outtake, not quite finished and ready for primetime yet. Oddly, this supposedly live recording also features a horn section.

'Use Your Illusion I' (1991): "November Rain"
Often seen as Axl Rose's personal magnum opus, "November Rain" had been marinating in the singer's fertile mind for nearly a decade before its appearance on 'Use Your Illusion II.' But the wait was worth it, as the epic ballad (and its cinematic video) earned its place among Guns N' Roses' greatest creations.
Worst song: "Perfect Crime." Blink and you might miss this one, which comes and goes at high velocity, demanding under three minutes of one's time. Ultimately, it's distinguished solely by a convoluted, somewhat funky breakdown ahead of Slash's decapitating solo. This may be GNR's most blistering recording.

'Use Your Illusion II' (1991): "Estranged"
This album achieved a dramatic conclusion with the nine-minute "Estranged," where Axl Rose shared his disappointment over a recently annulled marriage to Erin Everly while leaning on the shoulder of a comparatively soaring guitar melody courtesy of Slash. Abject misery never sounded so darn good.
Worst song: "My World." This sticks out of the Guns N' Roses discography like a sore thumb, giving Dee Dee Ramone a run for his money in the rockers-who-shouldn't-ever-ever-rap sweepstakes.

The Spaghetti Incident?' (1993): "Ain't It Fun"
The highlights of 'The Spaghetti Incident,' because one can feel just how much passion Guns N' Roses invested into this cult-punk rocker from the Dead Boys. They obviously related with its lyrics about the double edged sword of the rock 'n' roll life.
Worst song: "Look at Your Game, Girl." Guns N' Roses were quick to play down their decision to cover this psychedelic relic as any endorsement of composer Charles Manson, the notorious serial killer. It still feels like a forced attempt to underscore their "most dangerous band in the world" reputation.

Chinese Democracy' (2008): "Better"
On one level, "Better" is just another of the electronica-infused departures from the familiar Guns N' Roses hard-rock formula found on 'Chinese Democracy.' Yet, for all of the computer-processed textures dripping off it, this obviously colossal production piece ultimately falls into place with astonishing fluidity. "Better" is proof of the method to Axl Rose's madness.
Worst song: "If the World." Imagine a funked-up James Bond theme slathered in digital effects then topped by Axl Rose's unmistakable screams, and you have the head-scratching "If the World."

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My picks.. So tough because I literally like every song off all the classic albums.. Even My World...

Appetite
Best - So tough but I am going to say Rocket Queen.. 
Worst - I agree with their You're Crazy pick.. Still a good song but weakest on the album.. This song is so much better with a slow tempo.. Acoustic or Electric. 

LIES 
Best - One In A Million
Worst - Patience.. Again, still a good song but the first half is pretty boring
 

UYI I
Best - November Rain
Worst - Perfect Crime

UYI II
Best - Estranged 
Worst - So Fine

TSI
Best - Down On The Farm
Worst - You can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory

CD
Best - CD
Worst - Just about every other song except maybe Street Of Dreams and Madagascar and I really only like the old live 2001 versions of those

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Move To The City bad? 

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Anything Goes. 

OIAM only for the lyrics.

My World, obviously.

I refuse to comment on cover albums.

Scraped or This I Love. But Scraped. 

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Pretty much agree with most of that list. Hair of the Dog was my favourite off Spaghetti though

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Mine:

 

AFD
Best: Rocket Queen
Worst: Anything Goes

Lies
Best: You're Crazy
Worst: Move To The City

UYI I
Best: Coma
Worst: Back Off Bitch

UYI II
Best: Estranged
Worst: My World

TSI?
Best: Ain't It Fun
Worst: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

CD
Best: There Was A Time
Worst: Riad N' The Bedouins

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Best - Worst

Appetite For Destruction:

Rocket Queen - Anything Goes

Lies:

You're Crazy - Move To The City

Use You Illusion I:

Coma - You Ain't The First

Use Your Illusion II:

Locomotive - My World

The Spaghetti Incident?!:

Ain't It Fun - I Don't Care About You

Chinese Democracy:

There Was A Time - This I Love

 

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AFD - best: night rain, worst: My Michelle

Lies - best: One in a Million, worst: Mama Kin

UYI1 - tough but I’d say tie btw dust n bones and the garden, worst: bad apples

UY2 - locomotive , worst (excl my world) get in the ring

SI - ain’t it fun, worst  I don’t care about you

CD - best tie better-twat, worst tie - Citr or if the world

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Appetite

Best: Rocket Queen

Worst: Anything Goes

 

Lies 

Best: Patience

Worst: One in a million (lyrics)

In terms of song writing Reckless Life

This album is tough, one song has to come in last place though

 

UYI I

Best: Coma

Worst: Don't Damn Me

UYI II 

Best: Estranged

Worst: My World

The worst of all the actual tunes is probably Shotgun Blues

 

GN' R covers

Best: Black Leather

Worst: Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Human Being

 

CD

Best: Prostitute

Worst: Riad

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AFD - best: It's So Easy, worst: Think About You

Lies - best: OIAM, worst: OIAM (was one of my favorite songs back when it was new)

UYI I - best: Coma, worst: Perfect Crime

UYI II - best: Locomotive, worst: My World

TSI? - best: Since I Don't Have You, worst: Look At Your Game Girl

CD - best: There Was A Time, worst: Scraped

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LLAS best - Move to the City

LLAS worst - Nice Boys

 

AFD best - Sweet Child O´ Mine

AFD worst - Anything Goes

 

LIES best - Your Crazy (acoustic) 

LIES worst - none!  They are all perfect

 

UYI1 best - Don't Damn Me

UYI1 worst - Bad Apples

 

UYI2 best - Civil War

UYI2 worst - Shotgun Blues

 

TSI best - Human Being/Raw Power

TSI worst - Look At Your Game, Girl

 

CD best - Sorry

CD worst - Catcher In The Rye

 

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Shit what am i reading :facepalm::lol:

Appetite

Best - OTGM ( so hard its my favourite album in terms of music and nostalgia).

Worst - SCOM (the solo and video saves it)

UYI1

Best - RNDTH

Worst - YATF

UYI2

Best - breakdown (especially the solos) and 14 years.

Worst - my world

Lies

Best- MTTC ( guns should have played this last year on tour)

Worst - your crazy acoustic ( i find it boring).

Spagetti Incident

Best - new rose/raw power ( loves matts drumming, frank couldnt hold a candle to matt in terms of power and speed)

Worst- SIDHY

CD

Best - TWAT (mainly lyrics)

Worst- better.

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AFD: Rocket Queen-Anything Goes

Lies: You’re Crazy-One in a Million (lyrics)

UYI I: The Garden-Bad Apples

UYI II: Locomotive-My World

CD: Street of Dreams-This I Love

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4 hours ago, Wagszilla said:

Move To The City bad? 

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Best post of 2019 so far

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4 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

My picks.. So tough because I literally like every song off all the classic albums.. Even My World...

Appetite
Best - So tough but I am going to say Rocket Queen.. 
Worst - I agree with their You're Crazy pick.. Still a good song but weakest on the album.. This song is so much better with a slow tempo.. Acoustic or Electric. 

LIES 
Best - One In A Million
Worst - Patience.. Again, still a good song but the first half is pretty boring
 

UYI I
Best - November Rain
Worst - Perfect Crime

UYI II
Best - Estranged 
Worst - So Fine

TSI
Best - Down On The Farm
Worst - You can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory

CD
Best - CD
Worst - Just about every other song except maybe Street Of Dreams and Madagascar and I really only like the old live 2001 versions of those

Im surprised you picked perfect crime as the worst UYI song. Back Off Bitch just feels like the worst song off the album.

3 hours ago, Gordon Comstock said:

Mine:

 

AFD
Best: Rocket Queen
Worst: Anything Goes

Lies
Best: You're Crazy
Worst: Move To The City

UYI I
Best: Coma
Worst: Back Off Bitch

UYI II
Best: Estranged
Worst: My World

TSI?
Best: Ain't It Fun
Worst: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

CD
Best: There Was A Time
Worst: Riad N' The Bedouins

My list would exactly the same as your list except I like You can’t put your arms around a memory. I detest Buick Makaine 

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2 minutes ago, The Holographic Universe said:

Im surprised you picked perfect crime as the worst UYI song. Back Off Bitch just feels like the worst song off the album.

I LOVE me some Back Off Bitch!

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1 minute ago, The Holographic Universe said:

The version that was recently released is my favorite version and one of my favorite gnr songs. The UYI version just feels flat and uninspired. 

I get that. I used to love the old demo version I had on cassette.  It was different from the one they just released though. I actually might still have it

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AFD

Best: Paradise City

Worst: Think About You

Lies

Best: Patience or Move to the City

Worst: Nice Boys

UYI I

Best: Don’t Cry, Coma, or Dead Horse

Worst: You Ain’t the First

UYI II

Best: You Could Be Mine

Worst: My World

TSI

Best: Hair of the Dog

Worst: I Don’t Care About You/Look At Your Game Girl

CD

Best: Chinese Democracy 

Worst: Street of Dreams

Saying the songs are the worst doesn’t feel right, because I don’t actually hate any of the songs. I even enjoy My World (I’m certain situations, just like the whole St. Anger album).

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AFD:

+ Rocket Queen

- Anything Goes

Lies: [Only Considering Acoustic Portion]

+ Patience

- Used to Love Her

UYI I

+ November Rain/Coma

- Live and Let Die

UYI II

+ Civil War/Estranged/Locomotive

- My World/Shotgun Blues

CD

+ Prostitute/Madagasgar

- Shacklers/Scrapped

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Puh... that's really a hard one. Especially to choose the best from the Illusions because I love a lot of the rockers like Back Of Bitch, The Garden, Don't Damn Me and YCBM and because songwriting wise they put so much work in the trilogy... but that's my personal preference:

AFD

Best: Nightrain

Worst: You're Crazy

 

LIES

Best: One In A Million

Worst: Used To Love Her

 

UYI I

Best: Dust N Bones

Worst: You Ain't The First

 

UYI II

Best: Civil War, 14 Years

Worst: My World

 

TSI

Best: Ain't It Fun

Worst: Since I Don't  Have You

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The one thing i do like with the illusions is that the songlist makes the albums flow well from beginning to end.

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8 hours ago, UsedYourIllusion said:

Appetite

Best: Rocket Queen

Worst: Anything Goes

 

Lies 

Best: Patience

Worst: One in a million (lyrics)

In terms of song writing Reckless Life

This album is tough, one song has to come in last place though

 

UYI I

Best: Coma

Worst: Don't Damn Me

UYI II 

Best: Estranged

Worst: My World

The worst of all the actual tunes is probably Shotgun Blues

 

GN' R covers

Best: Black Leather

Worst: Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Human Being

 

CD

Best: Prostitute

Worst: Riad

Don't Damn Me has one of my all time favourite Slash solos!

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the good people at UCR must be on extended holidays and gave free reigns for whatever 19-year old intern to write this nonsense

you don't find "worst songs" in perfect albums

 

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