Bounce

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2002
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Blender
    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]
  2. 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.
  3. The ballads sound more mawkish than ever and the rockers sound, well, a lot like bad Bruce Springsteen rip-offs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Bounce is the sound of a group who know what they're good at and why. [Nov 2002, p.97]
  7. The title Bounce is meant to be an exhortation to America after 9/11, and if it doesn't exactly offer poetic catharsis, the existence of the eighth Bon Jovi record is reassurance of a different kind: Life goes on.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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, thethe 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 Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2016
    10
    ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Very good album Full Review »
  3. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Great Album Full Review »