i no that its a bit late to be writing this review, since the album was released 8 years ago, but it seems necessary. this album has got to be one of the best albums ever. it even rivals the glory of slippery when wet. although it seems these days is a softer album, there is no question that jon and richie have impressed themselves by their songwriting abilities. From the uplifting tune of these days, to the meloncholy piece that is my guitar lies bleeding in my arms, these days consists of songs that will last forever, like all the great songs of bon jovi, including livin on a prayer and its my life.