Thanks for writing this!
First time I heard the album I didn't like it that much. But the second time I did, when I had more time and concentrated on listening, I was totally hooked.
It may not br the original GnR but none the less it IS GnR. It dark and it's hard rock music, paired with Axl's voice and lyrics it makes a great record.
It's good music and I have to say that I am actually pretty fed up with all the bad critics, because it's good music...