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R.I.P.: The Chinese Democracy hype
Eulogy: Year in and year out, beginning back in the early-to-mid 90s, we were promised that it was coming. Just a few more months, wed be told, and Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy would be here. But the album seemed to become a myth, a release that existed in promotional hype only. Then suddenly almost without warning it was here, a few days before Thanksgiving.
Will we miss it? The better question, perhaps, is do we even care that its here? After more than a decade of waiting, Chinese Democracy made a lackluster landing on the U.S. pop charts, entering at No. 3, behind albums from Kanye West and Taylor Swift, and selling just a fraction of what GNRs last studio efforts, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, sold in their first weeks. Swift, mind you, was just a couple years old when "Use Your Illusion" was released.