While not as good as, say, "Wakin Up the Neighbours," "18 til i die" is without a doubt a great CD. Tacky songs such as "We're Gonna Win," "Do to You", and "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me" bring it down from a 5-stay to a 4-star--but don't let that fool you; the good stuff on here isn't just good--it's great.
For example, "I'll Always Be Right Here," "You're Still Beautiful," "I Think About You," and the sexy "Let's Make a Night" show genuine feeling and heart. The Spanish-tinged "Have You Ever Really Love a Woman" is purely beautiful.
The title track and "Star" are both a bit cliched, but they're listenable; especially due to the inspired guitar solo on "18". "It Ain't a Party" and "Black Pearl" are pure and simple rockers; you don't find much like them anymore.
"18 til i die" is an incredible album by Bryan Adams. After however many odd years he's been in the game, writing songs (most of them somewhat below greatness, but still better than a lot of wannabes) and playing his guitars (and keys, too, if I remember correctly), Bryan Adams showed us on this album that he still had it. It's a great pop/rock album, one of the best; in fact, the only one better just may be another Adams record: the aforementioned "Neighbours," from the early nineties.
Nevermind that, though. Check it out if you wish. "18" is the album I'm reviewing, and it's a great CD. Trust me, I'd know--I'm a die-hard music fan, and I know a great CD when I hear one.