Cher's 1991 album signalled a lot of changes in her life. After this album, she wouldn't have a new one until 1995 with ITS A MANS WORLD (which is a fine album). In between she committed career suicide with infomercials, but luckily made a comeback in 1998 with BELIEVE. LOVE HURTS follows the 80s rock chick sound she had on her CHER and HEART OF STONE albums. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as well here. Cher sounds uninspired on a lot of the cuts, and at the end it's just a throwaway Cher album. However, there's some fine songs here. The two Diane Warren songs are nice, "Save Up All Your Tears", and "Love and Understanding". Her cover of Kiss' "A World Without Heroes" is inspired and worth checking out. I don't like her rendition of the title track though, it doesn't suit her and I don't like the arrangement given under her rendition. Luckily Cher retired the whole metal babe image after this album.