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BON JOVI - BURNING BRIDGES - ALBUM REVIEW

Mercury Records | Release Date: August 21 2015

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The opening track of Bon Jovi’s ‘contractual obligation’ album ‘Burning Bridges’ (at least it’s aptly titled)  ‘A Teardrop to the Sea’ opens up more like a pop-saturated U2 than anything Bon Jovi has done before, which says it all really…


From there it’s a rather tepid and full of predictable lyrics and template-based ‘rousing choruses’ that sound more like Robbie Williams than the band who once upon a time gave us ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ‘Bad Medicine’. I suppose as an album delivered to fulfil a contract with their label you couldn’t expect too much, but even the cover seems to shout ‘lack of effort’.


As we said it’s been a long time since Bon Jovi were a rock band; and in truth there’s nothing really of interest here to older fans. It’s a shame, but it’s where Jon is at the moment and to be honest we don’t much care for these waters, lukewarm as they are, and with strange things floating on them.    


Is it as bad as ‘Lost Highway’? Sadly it’s worse, much worse… The ladies of a certain age might go for the unrelenting pop ballads like ‘Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning’ but we suspect even their patience might be wearing thin having heard it a hundred times before.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

 


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