The Circle

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2009
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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

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Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
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  1. 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.
  2. The New Jersey group gets back to the business of rocking on its 11th studio album, The Circle.
  3. Between cliches and Jon's strained voice, The Circle just feels tired.