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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
These days the stars seem out of reach
But these days there ain't a ladder on these streets
These days are fast, love don't last in this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the midnight train
And there ain't nobody left but us these days
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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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