The Circle - Bon Jovi
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  • Summary: The New Jersey rock band releases its latest album produced with John Shanks.
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  1. The New Jersey group gets back to the business of rocking on its 11th studio album, The Circle.
  2. It does rock--if your idea of rock is Aerosmith doing Diane Warren songs.
  3. More than a quarter century down the line, Bon Jovi are still living and selling the rock 'n' roll fantasy on The Circle. Why Not? They've done very nicely out of it. [Jan 2010, p. 126]
  4. Between cliches and Jon's strained voice, The Circle just feels tired.
  5. A knack for oversized choruses remains hardwired in Bon Jovi, but in this gloomy context, they act as reminders that they once sounded like they were a working band for working men instead of rich men fretting about a world they've long left behind.
  6. Predictable return to stadium soft-rock from former Poodle-permers.
  7. The Circle shows off Bon Jovi's still-sharp knack for wedding blandly optimistic sentiments to predictably soaring choruses. Unfortunately, it's getting pretty hard to tell one song from the next.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 25, 2013
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