Contraband - Velvet Revolver
Contraband Image
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: 'Contraband' marks the debut LP for what basically amounts to Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) fronting Guns N Roses (including Duff McKagan and Slash).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. "Contraband" is "Appetite For Destruction" for grown-ups.
  2. Astonishingly good. [Jul 2004, p.127]
  3. 80
    A perpetual guilty pleasure. [Jun 2004, p.107]
  4. Contraband is a pretty good record of unpretentious rock and roll that suffers from inevitable comparison with the best efforts of its parent bands.
  5. 60
    A showcase for Weiland's vocals. [#27, p.148]
  6. With Contraband, Velvet Revolver has pulled off something tidy, fashioning music that manages both hedonism and maturity.
  7. A bit like playing Russian roulette in reverse: you spin the disc and pray in vain for something to stick in your brain. [19 Jun 2004, p.56]

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 79
  2. Negative: 7 out of 79
  1. May 26, 2012
    8
    I really like this album simply because of how much energy it has, and how many memorable guitar riffs/solos there are on this album. This album is not as good as either the best GN'R album, nor the best STP album, but a lot of fun to listen to. Expand

See all 79 User Reviews