Bounce - Bon Jovi
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  • Summary: Just when you feared the New Jersey hair band would never release another album, they did. Oh joy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Minor flaws aside, these Jersey boys have paid a tribute to their neighboring city befitting that famous New York attitude.
  2. In reality Bounce is the next chapter in an incredibly successful non-descript novel about love won and lost in times of turmoil, with plenty of songs that even a championship soccer team could sing.
  3. The rock hardly rocks, the ballads are flat, and the efforts at mature storytelling are sadly uninspired, and, often, utterly cheeseball.... [B]ut regardless of its flaws, it's a welcome addition to the Bon Jovi collection.
  4. Bounce is the sound of a group who know what they're good at and why. [Nov 2002, p.97]
  5. 60
    Bounce may sound flat in a few years, but by then its job--to see another million people, and rock them all--will be done. [#11, p.128]
  6. The ballads sound more mawkish than ever and the rockers sound, well, a lot like bad Bruce Springsteen rip-offs.
  7. 40
    Bon Jovi's best one-two album kickoff punch since Slippery When Wet's "Let it Rock" and "You Give Love a Bad Name." But unfortunately, it's downhill from there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 1, 2014
    10
    the great album, I got nothing to say more of this great album,includes greatest songs like Misunderstood, all about loving you, everyday, the distance, bounce,between another great songs Expand
  2. EmrahS
    Mar 14, 2006
    9
    Good album !
  3. CloudStrife
    Feb 27, 2006
    9
    I liked this album. And it maybe a little out of bound for Bon Jovi but it's not that bad. These days wasn;t good at al but with the coming of Crush and Bounce the music went up again. So a 9 is in order. Expand
  4. ZiftK
    Dec 3, 2006
    9
    Great album.
  5. MichaelM
    Apr 19, 2007
    8
    Liked the CD even though I think it's they're worst one since they're first ever album. Someone tell Jon enough with the ballads already. I don't understand why they still fill they're albums with ballads when they're most successful songs recently haven't been ballads. Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2013
    8
    Bon Jovi's Bounce us a great album. It has minor flaws, but it's still an awesome album from an awesome band. BJ's ballads lack in quality. I especially dislike Joey. Anyway, the album as a whole is cool and solid. I especially Undivided, Everyday, Hook Me Up, Misunderstood and Bounce. Richie's solos are not as good as they used to be, but they're OK. The band still clicks with harmony. Expand
  7. AlanS
    Apr 28, 2005
    1
    Quick! Get me my barf bag!