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Old 11-04-2023, 04:08 PM
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This album has really held up for me. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard it initially (and I was very reluctant to listen to it after Richie's departure and the start of Jon's vocal decline) and I continue to listen to it a lot.

This House is Not For Sale: 5/5
Living With The Ghost: 4/5
Knockout: 3/5
Labour of Love: 1/5
Born Again Tomorrow: 4/5
Rollercoaster: 5/5
New Year's Day: 4/5
Devil in the Temple: 3/5
Scars on this Guitar: 4/5
God Bless This Mess: 4/5
Reunion: 3/5
Come on up to our House: 3/5

Real Love: 4/5
All Hail The King: 3/5
We Don't Run: 5/5
I Will Drive You Home: 5/5 (my favourite on the album)
Goodnight New York: 4/5
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Old 11-04-2023, 07:27 PM
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I never got the love for Living With The Ghost or Rollercoaster and I never liked Knockout or Born Again Tomorrow. My favourites were the title track, Devil's In The Temple, Scars On This Guitar, Labour Of Love, I Will Drive You Home.

A definite improvement from What About Now, but it hasn't really had me going back to it for a long time. I can't remember the last time I listened to it.
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Old 11-04-2023, 09:06 PM
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I have a strange relationship with this album. When I think about the collection of songs, I think they are mostly good and I like the general flow of the album too. If it had Richie's voice and tone and/or Jon's earlier ambition it may be a proper Bon Jovi album. It is probably the most cohesive of the post 2000s albums for me. However, I never listen to it and haven't in years... I also have no desire to. Although, the same can be said for any album post These Days.
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Old 11-05-2023, 12:05 AM
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Terrible back then, still terrible today. Never got myself into it, and believe me, I tried. It is what it is: A desperate attempt to prove something that's been gone a long time ago.
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