This is actually a very good record because it's unusual. You were never going to get a G'N'R or a VR record which is actually a relief, not that G'N'R are bad, i love them. It's the differentation that makes this album enjoyable, not only from the vocalists but from the differing styles of guitar playing that Slash uses. It's not a driving rock album and it's not a poppy record either is something in the middle. Nothing to Say is the 'heaviest' song by far and shows that Slash can rip it up with the best of them.
I would say listen to it a couple of times and it starts to become more apparent why Slash has done what he's done. It's not a sell out at all, it gives a guitar legend a way of expressing himself without being constrained by one style of music. He's really is the genuine article, an icon who can play a mixture of styles and do it well.
My only negative comment is track 14, why oh why did that get on the record, great track let down massively by Iggy Pop's ridiculous and frankly woeful lyrics, such a shame.