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Slash - s/t

Reviewer :
Henrik Holmgren Format: Album
Release date: 2010-04-06 Year: 2010
Label: Roadrunner Records
Genre: Glam Rock
Producer: Eric Valentine
Artist discography


I am not going to lie and say that i did not have big expectations for this album. Slash is a personal hero of mine and I pretty much loved all his stuff in GNR, Velvet Revolver and Slash Snakepit. When I saw the list guest appearances it added to the expectations. Names like Ian Astbury, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell are one here as well as some names that add more skepticism, like Kid Rock and Fergie from Black Eyed Peas. For me it is nice to see that Myles even appears twice, he is the only one to do so. So the music then, this album is packed with bluesy rock songs that have a typical Slash feel to them. I guess that you will like certain songs depending on which guest singer you prefer. For me the weakest song is the duet with Fergie. It might be an easy target but I cannot shake the feeling that she should not sing rock and she is the odd one out here, that song is just not up to the standard of the others. The others deliver on their songs although Myles Kennedy almost sound like Justin Hawkins sometimes on "Starlight". Adam Levine guests on a song that could have been a Maroon 5 song. Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan both guest on an instrumental song. Chris Cornell sounds way better than his useless solo project, he is a rock singer and that is it! The song that surprised me the most and the one that I actually like the best is "I Hold On" with Kid Rock. Ozzy, Ian Astbury, Lemmy and the others appears in songs that reminds me of their original band. On "Saint is a Sinner Too" there are Spanish guitars and that breaks the mold quite a bit This is a solid rock album, not for hard rock fans because it is pretty polished and not at all dangerous. But, I still enjoy it and I will probably play this a lot of times as it has a good variety among the songs. If you like the single with Andrew Stockdale you will like the rest of the album. I just cannot believe that I actually like the Kid Rock song the most.

Tracklisting 1. Ghost - featuring Ian Astbury
2. Crucify The Dead - featuring Ozzy Osbourne
3. Beautiful Dangerous - featuring Fergie
4. Back From Cali - featuring Myles Kennedy
5. Promise - featuring Chris Cornell
6. By The Sword - featuring Andrew Stockdale or Wolfmother
7. Gotten - featuring Adam Levine
8. Doctor Alibi - feat. Lemmy Kilmister
9. Watch This - featuring Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan
10. I Hold On - featuring Kid Rock
11. Nothing To Say - featuring M. Shadows
12. Starlight - featuring Myles Kennedy
13. Saint Is A Sinner - featuring Rocco DeLuca
14. We're All Gonna Die - featuring Iggy Pop
15. Baby Can't Drive - featuring Alice Cooper and Nicole Scherzinger
16. Mother Maria - feat. Beth Hart
17. Paradise City - feat. Fergie and Cypress Hill


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