All About Loving The Band
Great Album from a Great Band
Let me be very frank, "Bounce" is Bon Jovi's 8th studio album, so that in itself tells you something. I'm a younger generation listener, I'm only 16. Listening to Bon Jovi's older material like Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, and These Days, I find that the sound is VERY different. But, of course, Bon Jovi has been a band since 1984, and sound changes, and I believe the band has done an excellent job of maturing as a band. Songs like "Undivided", "Everyday", and "Bounce" are awesome rock songs. I didn't really enjoy "Misunderstood" until it was released as their second single. "The Right Side of Wrong" and "Joey" are classic examples of what the band is most know for, storytelling. "Hook Me Up" is completely different than anything on the album. The intro is incredible, the guitar (Go Richie!), the percussion, everything is perfect. Last but not least, the love ballads. "Open All Night" is my second favorite song on the album. It reminds me of "Lie To Me" from These Days. It's just, you know, perfect. "I'm All About Loving You" is my favorite song on the entire album. It's just so powerful. "You Had Me From Hello" is also another great song. I'd say the remaining songs, "The Distance" and "Love Me Back To Life", are the weaker songs on the album, but still, flow well with the album. All and all, this album is incredible. Bon Jovi, I know you're just older, but we need music to keeping bouncing to, so keep it coming.