Another "Bounce" Review
|"Sambora's Guitar Carries Bon Jovi"
This is the often Sept. 11-inspired album from the New Jersey rockers that sticks to their formula, but unlike Bruce Springsteen's, falls flat.
The eighth studio CD from this band of 18 years does succeed at underlining the continued might of guitarist Richie Sambora. He lends the only real charge to opener ``Undivided,'' an uptempo state-of-the-union address so pedestrian one could easily flip the channels. And his fluid five-chord strum is what really keeps you connected to ``Hook Me Up.''
But it's lead singer, part-time actor and still-going pin-up Jon Bon Jovi who's out front, and as earnest as his raw vocals seem, he is just not that compelling.
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