Appetite For Destruction. Guns 'N' Roses' freshman album released in July 1987. The twenty-ninth best selling album of all time and one that perhaps signaled a coming change in rock music. If anything, it's near the top of the list for greatest first albums of any rock band. During the mid 80s, rock was dominated by hair metal/glam rock. Sure Guns 'N' Roses wore the tight leather pants and had the big hair but something was slightly different about the music. It was a little less flashy. The lyrics and subject matter were a bit edgier and more gritty than the standard fare of the day. The guitar playing was A LOT better. At the time, I was firmly entrenched in new wave (alternative) and was completely turned off by "regular" rock. Appetite For Destruction changed that for me and set the stage for the big change that was to come four years later. When it came out, I listened to my sister's vinyl copy. These days, I have it in mp3 format. It's a shame Guns 'N' Roses couldn't hold together. They were a great band but I'll never forgive them for ruining Knockin' On Heaven's Door for me and the who "releasing Use Your Illusion as two single albums rather than one double album" is still one of the douchiest moves in all rock.