First of all, I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan so I might be a little biased but I'll try and be as fair as possible.
This is a good album. Lyrically it is as good as usual (no These Days but everybit as good as Crush) and musically it is more varied than any of the previous Jovi albums.
The 12 tracks are about an equal mix between out and out rock (Everyday, Bounce and Undivided) and the now-familiar ballads (You Had Me From Hello, Open All Night).
Opening track Undivided is the song most inpsired by Sept 11th but displays the bands optimism for the future instead of dwelling on the past like some songs have. It's a good rock track and I think most fans will love this track.
On the other end of the rock scale is Open All Night - inspired by Jon's character on Ally McBeal - this is an honest and heart-felt song with simple but effective music.
Joey is a good piano led song which is perhaps a little too similar to Elton John's Levon.
Finally, Right Side Of Wrong - I don't know why but I love this song. Great movie like lyrics and good music with some great guitars from Sir Richie Sambora ("We're not worthy!")
Overall, this album is less rock that Crush was, but probably better for it. I felt the ballads on Crush were not up to the usual standard but Bounce more than makes up for this.
A note for fans of Dave Bryan is that he seems a lot more prominant on this album than any of the previous ones.
Anyway, I doubt this will convert many non-Jovi fans but all Bon Jovi-fans should like it at least.