Velvet Revolver - Contraband

Velvet Revolver - Contraband

I was a little apprehensive when I heard that three ex-Guns N' Roses members (Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Slash) were teaming up with an 90's alt-rock icon (Scott Weiland; ex-Stone Temple Pilots). I despise anything grunge/alternative/lame and STP was definitely on my radar of bands that needed to be destroyed. However Contraband was a good fit of 80's hard rocking-ness with a 21st century edge. It sounds a little corporate and a little forced the first couple of listens but once you give it a little breathing room it is actually a really, really solid album. Sucker Train Blues, Slither, Fall to Pieces, Big Machine, Spectacle and Set Me Free were the best on the CD.