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Bon Jovi at their very best,
This review is from: These Days (Audio CD)
Strange that one year after releasing their first Greatest Hits compilation (generally a sign of a band being on a slippery slope) Bon Jovi would turn around and deliver their best record - at no other point in the band's history have they sounded better. Lyrically, they reach heights out of the range of their peers, and their pretenders; Jon Bon Jovi's voice is at times 'Meatloaf-like' in its sheer strength and power; and the production values are flawless.
Bon Jovi have always been an emotionally charged group, and here their typically expressionistic lyrics are served by a lush, full production that makes them sound grander than they ever have before or since. 'This Ain't a Love Song' and 'Lie to Me' solidify their reputation as kings of the Power Ballad, and 'My Guitar Lies Bleeding in my Arms' is a huge epic record that proves their worth as songwriters.
An excellent album, and an essential addition to any Classic Rock collection.