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Zzzzzzzzz It's more like Jon Bon Jovi is covering rehashed Cold Play songs.,
This review is from: What About Now (Audio CD)
Bon Jovi first studio album since 2009's 'The Circle', 'What About Now' marks the bands third No1 studio album in a row in their native USA. However, it's dropped off the charts very quickly.
'What About Now' is the most tedious of all Bon Jovi's albums. The last really good album 2005's 'Have A Nice Day' album which had attitude. 8 year on, 'What About Now' is a tiring album by a band that sounds like they should be hanging up their instruments and going to a retirement homw. The lead-single 'Because We Can' is the only really up-tempo 'fun track'. I don't actually like it because its annoying but catchy. The second track, even though I liked it, was a rip-off of Green Days' 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'. The only other song that really stands out is 'Amen' which is actually a very fresh song for them. It's a ballad but not like their previous power ballad. It breaks the rules and is unexpected. Unfortunately, the rest of the album, with the except of Jon Bon Jovi two solo songs (which are worthy of Bob Dylan), sound identical. Its as if Coldplay fired their lead singer and stuck Jon Bon Jovi behind the microphone. If you like Coldplay then, fair enough, I don't.
When comparing this to Richie Sambora's solo effort 'Aftermath of the Lowdown', this is a boring album. Sambora, who's writing is restricted to only 5 songs (and it shows. There's stories that Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan and drummer don't appear on all of the album and that it was a solo record. Having listen to this it doesn't sound like a Bon Jovi album at all.
The award for most awkward track goes to 'Army Of One'. Desmond Child can't rescue this pile of dung. Cheesy lyrics, cheesy chorus. Awful.
May advice is Jon and Co should start making fun records. The records they made from 1984-2002.