Holy Sknikees. This is it. The #1 Bon Jovi album of all time (not to mention, one of the two greatest albums ever, along with "Van Halen"). The first song I ever heard from Bon Jovi is on this album ("Shot Through The Heart", which my gym teacher used to play over and over for a week, and it stuck with me). What kind of fool wouldn't pay good money for this historic album?! Here it is through my eyes:
1. Runaway - ****, my favorite keyboard riff (of which I've heard that David didn't create originally, but I'm sure he plays it better than that guy from Springsteen!) and one of the greatest first songs a band ever recorded.
2. Roulette - *****, one of the two second best songs ever, along with 'Bad Medicine', which was recorded on their 4th album, "New Jersey". One of Ritchie's highest triumphs.
3. She Don't Know Me - *************************..............., THE GREATEST, MOST SPECTACULAR, MOST UNDERRATED (especially compared to how high it SHOULD have been rated!), BRIGHTLY DONE, INTELLIGENT SONG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BASIC REASON TO BUY THE ALBUM. BUY IT!!!!!!
4. Shot Through The Heart - ****, the second most pop-based song on the album, a great example of the "Shout Along" era
5. Love Lies - ***, not bad, but one of the album's weakest song, basically because it's TOO SLOW!!!
6. Breakout - ****, the band's first time to show how good they sound in unison, not to mention the raw lyrics, guitar, and percussion collabortion
7. Burning For Love - **, the album's weakest track, but still not bad
8. Come Back - ***, an OK song, to say the least
9. Get Ready - ***, great intro, but when the song picks up with Jon's vocals.....
So, there you have it. BUY THE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!