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Old 06-05-2003, 07:31 PM
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it has some good songs like Queen Of New Orleans and Destination Anywhere and August 7th, 4:15......but i havent listened to that album since last year at the least
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I think Destination Anywhere is deep and inspiring. It's different in an honest way. Every song slides in and the album isn't shuffled with rockers to make it seem like a hard rock album. It's a soft rock album. I have a very open mind toward it, unlike others who complain about it not being rocky enough. Just because it isn't as hard-rocking to your liking..well..that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. I don't think Jon cared what anyone thought of it since he barely toured for it in America and it wasn't such a big seller.

With Destination Anywhere, you can actually get something out of the lyrics, as you can't with many Bon Jovi songs like "Homebound Train" .. "Wild In The Streets" .. "Raise Your Hands" and "Let It Rock"...

The 90's were a step up for Bon Jovi from the garbage 80's... and certainly a step up for Jon.
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I think Destination Anywhere is deep and inspiring. It's different in an honest way. Every song slides in and the album isn't shuffled with rockers to make it seem like a hard rock album. It's a soft rock album. I have a very open mind toward it, unlike others who complain about it not being rocky enough. Just because it isn't as hard-rocking to your liking..well..that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. I don't think Jon cared what anyone thought of it since he barely toured for it in America and it wasn't such a big seller.

With Destination Anywhere, you can actually get something out of the lyrics, as you can't with many Bon Jovi songs like "Homebound Train" .. "Wild In The Streets" .. "Raise Your Hands" and "Let It Rock"...

The 90's were a step up for Bon Jovi from the garbage 80's... and certainly a step up for Jon.
Yeah and I think Jon was totally out of touch with his usual music at that time he was living in England. So he was not in any pressure from Record compny either. Just what he wanted is to create something which is very personl to him.
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I love the CD and think it's brilliant. The lyrics, vocals, and sound are great. I didn't mind that it was different because I get bored with the same things over and over again. I enjoy the narrative of Midnight in Chelsea; the introspectiveness of It's Just Me and Learning How to Fall; the smoothness of Little City. The only song I tend to skip is Janie because the title annoys me (listening to Kenny Rogers that day, Jon?). Still, I think verses of that song are wonderfully written... the chorus needed some work though.
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Destination Anywhere has basically been a journey of discovery for me over the years. I certainly didn't have the capacity to appreciate it properly when it was initially released. At first the only songs that I liked were Naked and Janie Don't Your Take Your Love To Town. Like Becky, I did think he must have been listening to Kenny Rogers that day.

As different as Naked was for Jon at the time, I loved the groove of the song and the crunch of the bass and guitar when it comes in at the beginning. It made me think of Prince and I do appreciate Prince as it

Strangely enough...Janie is now the song I skip. I realized that the reason I liked it at first was cuz it is the MOST Bon Jovi like on the album. It's closest to what we are used to. But against the rest of the songs on the album, it is the weakest.

British Pop/Rock/Techno is what Jon was going for with this album, but it went over most people's heads including mine. You cannot come to this album expecting Bon Jovi or Bon Jovi-like songs. I came to this album expecting something like Blaze of Glory....instead Jon presented his newly relatively subdued voice and a completely different sound that came off as mediocre only because I was so convinced of what I should expect that my mind did not register what he was actually doing. And I'm a Depeche Mode fan!

This is one of those albums where when someone goes "oh it sucks" I'm absolutely convinced it's beyond their comprehension or too closed-minded. It definately isn't a rock album and if categorized, it belongs under the Alternative category. It definately is a work of Art.

Those of you who are already fans of Depeche Mode (particularly the Songs of Faith And Devotion period) or similarly styled music who haven't already caught on to Destination, go back and really listen to it..forget Bon Jovi and let Destination stand completely on it's own. I guarantee that immediately some songs you just skipped over or only gave a quick listen to before with Bon Jovi in mind will begin to just come alive and you'll have a renewed interest in the album.
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I love the CD and think it's brilliant. The lyrics, vocals, and sound are great. I didn't mind that it was different because I get bored with the same things over and over again. I enjoy the narrative of Midnight in Chelsea; the introspectiveness of It's Just Me and Learning How to Fall; the smoothness of Little City. The only song I tend to skip is Janie because the title annoys me (listening to Kenny Rogers that day, Jon?). Still, I think verses of that song are wonderfully written... the chorus needed some work though.
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Destination Anywhere has basically been a journey of discovery for me over the years. I certainly didn't have the capacity to appreciate it properly when it was initially released. At first the only songs that I liked were Naked and Janie Don't Your Take Your Love To Town. Like Becky, I did think he must have been listening to Kenny Rogers that day.

As different as Naked was for Jon at the time, I loved the groove of the song and the crunch of the bass and guitar when it comes in at the beginning. It made me think of Prince and I do appreciate Prince as it

Strangely enough...Janie is now the song I skip. I realized that the reason I liked it at first was cuz it is the MOST Bon Jovi like on the album. It's closest to what we are used to. But against the rest of the songs on the album, it is the weakest.

British Pop/Rock/Techno is what Jon was going for with this album, but it went over most people's heads including mine. You cannot come to this album expecting Bon Jovi or Bon Jovi-like songs. I came to this album expecting something like Blaze of Glory....instead Jon presented his newly relatively subdued voice and a completely different sound that came off as mediocre only because I was so convinced of what I should expect that my mind did not register what he was actually doing. And I'm a Depeche Mode fan!

This is one of those albums where when someone goes "oh it sucks" I'm absolutely convinced it's beyond their comprehension or too closed-minded. It definately isn't a rock album and if categorized, it belongs under the Alternative category. It definately is a work of Art.

Those of you who are already fans of Depeche Mode (particularly the Songs of Faith And Devotion period) or similarly styled music who haven't already caught on to Destination, go back and really listen to it..forget Bon Jovi and let Destination stand completely on it's own. I guarantee that immediately some songs you just skipped over or only gave a quick listen to before with Bon Jovi in mind will begin to just come alive and you'll have a renewed interest in the album.
I'm with you 1000000000%.

I don't thing JBJ or BJ will ever come up with an album like DA ever. You may hate it or you may love it but u just can't ignore it.
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