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"Slippery When Wet" Review 2 August 2003
You've got to...RAISE YOUR HANDS!!!!

I promise I'll never say goodbye

A review by TyShinji /

My first two reviews were of "Bounce and "ONE WILD NIGHT 1985-2001." Now, because I've heard SO many things about this Bon Jovi album, I just had to take a listen to it. I have to tell you, When I heard this album, I just couldn't believe how much I was actually missing out by not listening to it. For only having ten tracks on the album, it REALLY pulls its weight. I do not, however, feel that it is their best album. I think that probably because I was born the same year the album was released. LOL! "Let It Rock" is one of the best intros I've ever heard. Then again, Bon Jovi is good for giving us a good intro. "You Give Love A Bad Name" never really used to be one of my favorites. I still listen to it though, just so I don't have to use the energy to skip the song. "Livin' On A Prayer" is one of my favorites, but I haven't heard it in a long time, probably because I've played it out, and I like the live version of it on ONE WILD NIGHT better than on the SWW album. "Social Disease" is definitely NOT one of my favorites. I honestly don't care too much for this song. "Wanted Dead Or Alive" is my favorite song on this album. I've always had a love for the ways of a cowboy, the hats, the accent, the whole nine years, and this song personifies that infatuation I have for it. The first time I heard "Raise Your Hands", it was in the movie Spaceballs. You know, when they show Lone Star's ship, and Barf (being played by John Candy) is dancing to the song. When I heard this song on the album, it was like a homecoming or something. Now, "I'd Die For You" and "Without Love" kind of go hand and hand. "I'd Die For You" sounds too much like "Born To Be My Baby." I actually prefer the realism of "Without Love" over "I'd Die For You." "Never Say Goodbye" is definitely one of the best songs on the album. It's reminding me that soon, I will be singing a similar song when I graduate from high school. "Wild In The Streets?" Good song, not a great song, but a good song nonetheless. What bothers me the most is how BJ fans continue to compare EVERY other album to this one. True, this one DID to the best in sales, but I feel that it is NOT their best work. They were still young, and their maturity didn't end until "These Days." All and all, if you're into '80s rock music, you NEED to check out this album. It is absolutely incredible.

Rating: 10/10

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