BON JOVI “Bounce” /CD/



Special Edition release of the eighth full-length album by the legendary American Melodic Hard Rock band.
Bounce was heavily influenced by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, owing in part to Jon Bon Jovi's proximity to New York. The title "Bounce" was a reference to New York City's and the United States' ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks as a nation.
Given that Bon Jovi successfully pulled off a comeback in 2000 with "Crush", a shiny Pop album pitched directly at the mainstream, it's kind of a surprise that they returned two years later with a record as turgid as "Bounce". Instead of continuing the colorful blueprint of "Crush", they fearlessly backpedal, turning out dull, heavy, serious rock - the kind of music that sounds "serious" even when it's about trivial things. Of course, much of the record is given over to "serious" topics, as if the band felt that the events of 2001 necessitated a grave response for "Bounce", regardless of what they were singing. Such sobriety would not have been a problem if the band had solid material, but they're not only lacking songs, they've inexplicably altered their musical approach. In particular, guitarist Richie Sambora sounds as if he's aping James Hetfield's lumbering downstrokes throughout the album, giving the record an oppressively heavy sound that never lets the music breathe. This casts a pall over the record, but this stumble is not the sole reason "Bounce" is such a misstep for the band. After all, this is a record where Bon Jovi seems to have consciously decided to avoid everything that gives their music character, melody, and muscle, a move that would have been odd at any point during their career, but is particularly puzzling after they delivered an album that found them growing old gracefully. It's as if they want to undo everything "Crush" did for them.
The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, making it Bon Jovi's highest debut in the band's history at that time.
UK Special Edition features Exclusive Bonus Video Footage.
The Island Def Jam Music Group, A Universal Music Company/Mercury Records Ltd., A Universal Music Company, 2002 (063 395-2). Made in EU. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Undivided 3:53 
2. Everyday 3:00 
3. The Distance 4:48 
4. Joey 4:54 
5. Misunderstood 3:30 
6. All About Lovin' You 3:46 
7. Hook Me Up 3:54 
8. Right Side Of Wrong 5:50 
9. Love Me Back To Life 4:09 
10. You Had Me From Hello 3:50 
11. Bounce 3:12 
12. Open All Night 4:20
Total playing time: 49:06

+ Exclusive Bonus Video Footage


Samples: http://www.last.fm


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