Living the Dream Image
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Guns N' Roses guitarist featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
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  1. 80
    It has arena-rock attitude, but contained within songs and performances that are a lot more intimate and highly charged than you might expect. Slash’s punchy guitar style complements Kennedy’s passionate vocals, and in doing so brings to mind what Aerosmith achieved in the late 80s. [Sep 2018, p.88]
  2. Kerrang!
    Sep 21, 2018
    80
    Here is something far looser and more fun, while still being brilliantly crafted and played with absolute power. [15 Sep 2018, p.53]
  3. Sep 21, 2018
    70
    This is the sound of a working band locking in on their groove.
  4. Oct 2, 2018
    60
    Kennedy can indeed wail, but he's a gleaming simulacrum. And this plasticity makes him too smooth against Slash's authentic grit.
  5. Sep 21, 2018
    60
    It never quite feels as reckless as you want it to. The car’s being driven more carefully, which might be good for the driver, but it’s less exciting for we passengers.
  6. Sep 21, 2018
    50
    Kennedy and the Conspirators have made three previous records with him, so it feels like a band, but there’s something about it that lacks the bite of the music he’s made with GN’R. A lot of it has to do with the lyrics.
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  1. Oct 10, 2018
    8
    it is very well crafted, but somehow it lacks the attraction it needs. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are doing a great job but after ait is very well crafted, but somehow it lacks the attraction it needs. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are doing a great job but after a while you get tired of Kennedy's (Strong and Beautiful) voice. Slash has been very careful and brilliant but you can't just stop comparing it to the late 80s and early 90s GnR and get a bit disappointed. Expand