|1. It's My Life|
|2. Say It Isn't So|
|3. Thank You For Loving Me|
|4. Two Story Town|
|5. Next 100 Years|
|6. Just Older|
|7. Mystery Train|
|8. Save The World|
|9. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars|
|10. She's A Mystery|
|11. I Got The Girl|
|12. One Wild Night|
Hence a distraction from your artistic endeavors, and a preoccupation with getting a catchy hook broadcast through mass-media. This album's commercial success was an incredible fluke with the lucky homerun of "It's My Life." That's the only song that sold the album. For no reason that I can fathom, Richie started underplaying, the epic musical ventures of only a few years back seemed suddenly forgotten to Jon, and the band got a little safe, and dare I say, a bit bland for the otherwise very popular release, "Crush."
Bon Jovi? Bland? Blasphemous. Still, 60% of the album lacks real musical muscle and creativity. That's not just the conclusion derived from comparing the album to the past, God knows we need our band to evolve in order to stay relevant, and thank God with "Bounce," and the experimental (though in a safe way) "This Left Feels Right," we're a little more back on track now - if not the place on the track we were in 1989, atleast it's the same FORWARD moving railway. Nonetheless, "Crush" worried me a bit. Even though they still maintained the "Bon Jovi sound," the Bon Jovi sound began getting a little shy and wanting to blend in with what all the uninspired acts of the day tirelessly churn out to our abused ears. A comeback? NO! They were always there. A return to their roots? NO! This album is way too conservative for that.Read more ›
My fave tracks:
It's my life - I like this track alot, but the fact that Max Martin ( the Backstreet Boys song writer) worked on it with the band leaves me with an un-easy feeling.
Say it isn't so - another good track
Two Story Town - CLASSIC!
Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen from Mars - More goodness
One Wild Night - Another Classic!
the rest of the album's great too, but these track really stand out to me.