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SitarHero
November 29th 2020


12833 Comments


Ha, technically I did live through it, but I get what you mean. I went through my glam phase later in life, and this album is definitely a standout in the genre and a great hard rock/heavy metal album in general, but I wouldn't call it a stone cold classic especially not when the band themselves topped it pretty comprehensively with the follow up.

Titan
November 29th 2020


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lol it doesn't matter. And you didn't live through it at the time, therefore, you don't know. I agree the follow up had songs that were more comprehensive, probably a little more difficult to play, and certainly rocked. But none of that means it's better.



When you download a torrent of a groups discography, and decipher all of their albums in a month, a lot gets lost in translation. It's evident with this album.

SitarHero
November 29th 2020


12833 Comments


Wait, what? Listening to the two albums back to back devoid of any of the noise caused by random emotional attachment and association with time and place and cultural weight is a probably a more objective evaluation of the actual music's merits.

Don't get me wrong, I love this album, but nothing on it tops to the drop in Monkey Business and or the riff on Slave to the Grind. IMO, of course. That album takes everything that made this album great and improved on it while dropping the cliched (few though they were) glammy elements.

Titan
November 29th 2020


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The noise and emotional attachment is all part of the ride my friend. Having the ability to associate a record with what was going on at that time is priceless.



And Sweet Little Sister, Youth Gone Wild, and 18 and Life destroys anything and everything off of Slave To The Grind. It also sold about 40% of what this sold, number of units wise, and for good reason. A band has a time and place. Unfortunately, Skid Row arrived a little late.

SitarHero
November 29th 2020


12833 Comments


Haha! Agree to disagree bud. But I have plenty of emotional attachment to both albums because of the time and place I discovered both of them, and there's tons of great music on both FWIW. :]

Titan
November 29th 2020


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I agree that both rule, as I still to this day listen to both in my rotation today (and I know you do too). And many agree with you.



But the debut is straight up one of the best of its kind. The follow up cant even be considered due to the musical change in direction. And many did that style so much better. A lot of fans didn't even care about Slave when it was released.



But I love Slave, especially due to what was happening to hard rock and metal at that time.

TheSpirit
November 30th 2020


27625 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i'll always prefer this over slave to the grind... this is the best sleazy hard rock/metal since early crue

Digging: Gonemage - Mystical Extraction

Titan
November 30th 2020


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

HER MAMA KILL HER IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE DO

SitarHero
November 30th 2020


12833 Comments


Yeah, I do love the sleaziness of this even if I prefer the toughness of Slave. Piece of Me goes haaaaard. Also, best sleazy hard rock since GnR bruh, cmon!

Titan
November 30th 2020


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Don't get me wrong fellas, I was Slaving To The Grind a lot harder than I was Neverminding



Just sayin, the album is great no doubt

Muzz79
May 5th 2021


479 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My very first heavy metal tee was the Piece of Me one. Band photo on front Piece of Me on back. Still a good song

Digging: Nordgeist - Frostwinter

TheSpirit
May 5th 2021


27625 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

bass in that song bumps so hard

Muzz79
May 5th 2021


479 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

For sure. And the snarling vocals of SB

DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021


9289 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"i'll always prefer this over slave to the grind..."



It's the other way around for me, but this rules too. Some of the best hair metal ever



"Also, best sleazy hard rock since GnR bruh, cmon!"



Skid Row shits all over GnR imo

Muzz79
May 5th 2021


479 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I always thought so too

Titan
May 7th 2021


22171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

'It's the other way around for me'



it's the other way around for me

BigPleb
May 7th 2021


62802 Comments


Album is class but Slave is so metal.

Prefer that to this definitely, Quicksand Jesus is the best ballad ever as well.

Muzz79
May 8th 2021


479 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I’m gonna give Slave another spin. It’s been an age between drinks



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