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  • Summary: The 13th full-length studio release for the New Jersey rock band is its first without Richie Sambora, who left in 2014 (Phil X takes over on lead guitar).
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Roller Coaster
I see you thinking twice Wish I could read your mind Move up or out of line Too late for praying I know we might lose our breath We might be scared... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 3, 2016
    70
    Bon Jovi and Shanks may not have done much to freshen up the band's sound--they don't take any mid-2010s musical trends into consideration--but that simmering defiance does mean this is the band's liveliest album in years.
  2. Kerrang!
    Oct 28, 2016
    60
    The title-track harks back to the spirit of golden-era Bon Jovi, though, and there are dashes of it scattered throughout. [22 Oct 2016, p.68]
  3. Nov 3, 2016
    60
    Bon Jovi’s first album since guitarist Richie Sambora’s departure doesn’t tear up the old formula.
  4. 50
    This House Is Not For Sale is no masterpiece, and while the punchy title track sonically nods to their heyday, most of it is made up of by-numbers pop.
  5. Nov 23, 2016
    50
    The arena-filling sound that runs through modern music owes something to Bon Jovi, but This House… comes across more like their third-tier spiritual successors, comprised of forgettable dance-rock and schmaltzy slow-burners loaded with endless platitudes and those echoey, staccato guitar lines that bands do when they want to sound big.
  6. 40
    The comforting simplicities peddled in tracks like “Reunion” and “Knockout” offer the rock equivalent of Donald Trump, currying favour without getting too specific.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Dec 15, 2016
    10
    Bon Jovi still Great.....

    Awesome Rock, Pop Rock & Ballads Songs, This House is not for Sale is the proof that too Jon Bon Jovi alone
    Bon Jovi still Great.....

    Awesome Rock, Pop Rock & Ballads Songs,

    This House is not for Sale is the proof that too Jon Bon Jovi alone can took His band without Sambora
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  2. Jan 3, 2017
    10
    Great Suprise, after the simple Burning Bridges, This album Is Amazing!!

    Don't listen the HATERS that HATE the album, just because they are
    Great Suprise, after the simple Burning Bridges, This album Is Amazing!!

    Don't listen the HATERS that HATE the album, just because they are Stuck with Bon Jovi Hard Rock Era.

    Top 7 Songs

    1-New Year's Day
    2-Living With The Ghost
    3-The Devil's In The Temple
    4-This House Is Not For Sale
    5-Roller Coaster
    6-Reunion
    7-Labor Of Love
    8-Born Again Tomorrow
    9-God Bless This Mess
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  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    Un incrible álbum de Bon Jovi, todas las canciones es linda, uno de mejores álbums de la banda.
    no es un álbum para los otros que gusta de
    Un incrible álbum de Bon Jovi, todas las canciones es linda, uno de mejores álbums de la banda.
    no es un álbum para los otros que gusta de Hard Rock, pero quien gusta de buenas melodias THINFS es seu álbum.
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  4. Nov 5, 2016
    9
    An album straight from the heart. After 30+ years you gotta give them some credit for never giving up and staying true to their style.An album straight from the heart. After 30+ years you gotta give them some credit for never giving up and staying true to their style. Fantastic lyrics, terrific bonus tracks, Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2016
    8
    This is for me their best album in years and every song on it is very fun and beautifully written. The tracks on the album that stand out areThis is for me their best album in years and every song on it is very fun and beautifully written. The tracks on the album that stand out are Labor of Love and Reunion. The only thing is a lot of the songs sound alike. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2016
    8
    If you are like me and long for the days of New Jersey, KTF, and These Days, you will be disappointed.

    That said, this is a good album and
    If you are like me and long for the days of New Jersey, KTF, and These Days, you will be disappointed.

    That said, this is a good album and worth the purchase. It is 100 times better than What About Now. WAN was by far the worst album of Bon Jovi's career. Simply horrible. I listened to it twice and hate it.

    The album has a feel of Have a Nice Day and the Circle. Which isn't a bad thing, it's just not what I would call classic Bon Jovi.

    Stand out tracks are This House Is Not For Sale, Living With The Ghost, Knockout, Labor of Love, Born Again Tomorrow, The Devil's In The Temple, and the bonus track of We Don't Run from Burning Bridges.

    This album would have been a 10 had JBJ taken songs from Burning Bridges like, A Teardrop to the Sea, Fingerprints, Who Would You Die For, and Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday and replaced New Year's Day, Scars On This Guitar, Reunion, and God Bless this mess.

    Phil X does a terrific job on the album, but the album has very little soul. Richie Sambora was the soul of Bon Jovi and he is definitely missed, especially from a vocal perspective.

    That all being said, a very good album and I am glad I gave it a chance.
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  7. Dec 8, 2016
    0
    I hadn't even heard of this album coming out until about two days before it came out, and I was pretty excited. I shouldn't have been. WithI hadn't even heard of this album coming out until about two days before it came out, and I was pretty excited. I shouldn't have been. With this album Bon Jovi Continues their descent into worse albums, as their sales a dwindling. This album is a commercial disgrace, dropping from #1 to #39, to #127 in three weeks in the United States, and rightfully so. This album, except for the title track, is badly mixed, bad, bad, bad, also it's horrible. It's just an absolute disgrace to the Bon Jovi name. It drags on for way too long, and has even cheesier lyrics than all Bon Jovi albums put together. I'm feeling a big, fat, juicy 0 on this one. Expand

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