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  • Audio CD (Oct. 8 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00006IX6E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 648 customer reviews
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1. Undivided
2. Everyday
3. The Distance
4. Joey
5. Misunderstood
6. All About Lovin' You
7. Hook Me Up
8. Right Side of Wrong
9. Love Me Back To Life
10. You Had Me From Hello
11. Bounce
12. Open All Night

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One of the few lineups to make the leap from 1980s "hair band" into long-term semi-respectability, Bon Jovi's eighth studio album is somewhat true to the band's pop-metal roots, though Bounce is ultimately mellower and more theatrical than previous outings. "Undivided" might be a Tom Waits number, all gravelly vocals and booming drums hinting at a dark hipness before kicking into a commercial, lush chorus. Still, it's got a pleasing edginess, as does the toe-tapping, mechanized feel of "Everyday." Jon Bon Jovi's forays into film have clearly influenced Bounce. "You Had Me from Hello," the title nicked from Jerry Maguire, is spare, poignant, and gentle, while "The Right Side of Wrong" references Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and has a piano-heavy Springsteen-meets-Billy Joel feel. Typical ballads like "Joey" and "All About Loving You" also populate the album, which often feels like a singer-songwriter outing, or a movie soundtrack, rather than an album by a veteran rock band. Some of Bounce's bouncier tunes may still appeal to the now-middle-aged fans of the band's "Livin' on a Prayer" era, while the melodrama marking much of the album might lose those who prefer headbanging over Bon Jovi's more mellow and grandiose musical musings. --Katherine Turman

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Format: Audio CD
First of all, if you don't own Bounce then order it NOW. And if you don't have Blaze of Glory then get that too and go read my review of that also, unless you consider yourself Jovi proficient.
Ok, now that Bounce is on the way to your house (for those of you who had previously contributed to the industry trend in declining record sales), let me tell you what to be ready for.
I wish one could rate halves. This album really is 4.5 stars.
First of all, the album is much better and less bland than Crush. It is also better than many of their albums, all of course which are are great anyway. As the self-proclaimed number one fan of Bon Jovi's MUSIC, I still say it doesn't have the musical aspirations of New Jersey and Keep the Faith, and although the songs may be better intended, it doesn't have the "classic-ness" of Slippery.
Bounce does, however, pack a punch. Always playing the game perfectly between musicality and commercialism, Bounce is almost a little TOO perfect, in terms of being the IDEAL modern day offspring of Slippery When Wet. Unfortunately, there's something about "modern day" that necessitates a decline in timelessness (9/11 inspirations not-withstanding). That said, Bounce doesn't sound dated, and they don't betray the roots that got them to where they are either. They don't use too much of 'the formula' so all they churn out is a stale throwback, but all will agree that this is a BON JOVI album, if there ever was any. So at the same time, they are not selling out and using all of the modern blips and bloops in the studio just to be accepted in the current day. The band cared about making viable music here, as they always do.
Which means, the "formula" to make Bounce is perfect.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is one of Bon Jovi's best. Bon Jovi proves that they are the masters of rock for twenty years and it seems like they will be for twenty more years. As the years and albums pass, Bon Jovi gets better and better. As for the album, Bounce, first of all it isn't a 9/11 album. There are songs about or inspired by 9/11 which are Undivided, Everyday and the title track Bounce. But all three are lively songs not hopeless and pessimistic. There are also beautiful ballads with brilliant guitar and piano solos such as All About Lovin' You and Open all Night. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora also show their talent in telling stories in five minutes with songs such as Joey and Right Side Of Wrong. There is not much to say about this album. All in all, members of Bon Jovi-Jon, Richie, Tico, David and Hugh- prove themselves again and again with every song. The album is just magnificent with one word. Thanks to Bon Jovi for the great music, for the real rock. They surely are the best and they never disappoint. JUST GET IT and you will enjoy it.
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Format: Audio CD
Bounce isn't by any means a classic Bon Jovi album but it does grow on you each time you play it. Most people wondered if Bon Jovi still had it after the pitiful Crush album but they have answered their critics. My main criticism of this album is that it is obviously a September 11 tribute album. Now I have nothing against that if that's what it is supposed to be but I swear they said in interviews that this album wasn't going to be that.
Everyday and Misunderstood are the two big tracks on this album and are pretty similar to their single versions. Undivided is about the people who lost brothers, mothers etc in the rubble and how they will unite and stand together. The Distance is another Sept 11 song. Joey is about a retarded kid who the singer makes friends with growing up then realises the kid's a bit of three's a crowd accessory as he has no other friends. All About Lovin' You isn't really about anything and is just an average love song. Hook Me Up has those words sung loudly and prominently as the chorus. Right Side of Wrong is a criminal's justification and regret after being captured after an armed robbery gone wrong during escape. Love Me back to life is just stupid, as is You Had me from Hello another average love song. Bounce is about not lying down but coming back again following the Sept 11 theme but done Wiggles style. Open All Night is all right about a guy being available to his girl all the time.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is awesome! It's a good old fashioned American rock and roll album. The first song on the album is "Undivided". It is a beautiful song that could very well pass for America's new National anthem following the terrorist attacks. It talks about how we have all become United, as one, and that we stand for love, and truth, as we pray to God for his help. Try NOT to sing along with "Undivided", you wont succeed though.
The second track is "Everyday". This is a cool, clean sounding song that reminds us to make the most of "Everyday". To dream, and to spread our wings and fly to accomplish those
Track number 3 is "The Distance". It is about how when you love somebody, NOTHING can or will stop you from being with them. That you will do whatever it takes to be with them, even if it means "going the Distance".
Track 4 is "Joey" and is about someone changing their life, and making it better, even though it is sometimes scary to do so.
Next, is the song "Misunderstood". It talks about how, in relationships, or life in general, that when someone gets mad at us, we shouldnt be too upset about it, because they just misunderstood us, because we had good intentions in doing what upset them in the first place.
Track number 6 is "All about lovin' you". This title says it all. It talks about dedicating our lives to those who we love.
Song number 7 is "Hook me up". It is about a young man who is seperated from the rest of the world, and reaches out to be part of it, and that whether you live in America, or in Afghanistan, we are all Brothers, who all have the same need....to be loved.
Song #8 is "The right side of wrong". This is a great song that has the feeling of Bon Jovi's classic "cowboy" mentality.
Song #9 is "Love me back to life".
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