• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2004
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mojo
    80
    A perpetual guilty pleasure. [Jun 2004, p.107]
  2. It is a rare, fine thing: the sound of the perfect A&R sales pitch turning into a real band.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    Astonishingly good. [Jul 2004, p.127]
  4. "Contraband" is "Appetite For Destruction" for grown-ups.
  5. Mostly, it sounds like no more and a little less than one might expect (or hope for) from such a union: Scott Weiland singing over some relatively crunchy Slash guitar templates.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Even at its sharpest, Contraband feels secondhand, and much of it is also hobbled by a disconnect between singer and band. [4 June 2004, p.79]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 112
  2. Negative: 13 out of 112
  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. ThisI 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. Full Review »
  2. SlashH.
    Jun 29, 2007
    9
    Great Rock n Roll record!
  3. rockfan
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    These guys (along with The Villains) will save real rock and roll from posers like those pop-punk babies.