Bounce

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  • Summary: Just when you feared the New Jersey hair band would never release another album, they did. Oh joy.
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  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. 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.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Bounce is the sound of a group who know what they're good at and why. [Nov 2002, p.97]
  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. 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]
  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: 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 Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Great Album Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2016
    10
    A Great Album!!!!!!!!!!

    Half Hard Rock, Half Ballad Songs A Masterpiece Everyday,Undivided,Hook Me Up & Bounce are great Hard Rock
    A Great Album!!!!!!!!!!

    Half Hard Rock, Half Ballad Songs

    A Masterpiece Everyday,Undivided,Hook Me Up & Bounce are great Hard Rock Songs...

    A Masterpiece Joey, You Had Me From Hello, Love Me Back To Life, Misunderstood & All About Lovin' You

    & Rock songs like the Great "The Distance".
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  4. May 11, 2016
    10
    ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Very good album Expand
  5. EmrahS
    Mar 14, 2006
    9
    Good album !
  6. ZiftK
    Dec 3, 2006
    9
    Great album.
  7. AlanS
    Apr 28, 2005
    1
    Quick! Get me my barf bag!

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