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Bon Jovi 29//1999

Review

Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop/rock by the time of New Jersey, concentrating on singalong choruses sung over and over again, frequently by a rough, extensively overdubbed chorus, producing an effect not unlike what these songs sounded like in the arenas and stadiums where they were most often heard. The lyrics had that typical pop twist -- although they nominally expressed romantic commitment, sentiments such as "Lay Your Hands on Me" and "I'll Be There for You" worked equally well as a means for the band and its audience to reaffirm their affection for each other. The only thing that marred the perfection of this communion was Jon Bon Jovi's continuing obsession with a certain predecessor from his home state; at times, he seemed to be trying to re-create Born to Run using cheaper materials. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Lay Your Hands on Me Bon Jovi 5:58
  3. 2 Bad Medicine Bon Jovi 5:12
  4. 3 Born to Be My Baby Bon Jovi 4:35
  5. 4 Living in Sin Bon Jovi 4:34
  6. 5 Blood on Blood Bon Jovi 6:14
  7. 6 Homebound Train Bon Jovi 5:8
  8. 7 Wild Is the Wind Bon Jovi 5:3
  9. 8 Ride Cowboy Ride Bon Jovi 1:25
  10. 9 Stick to Your Guns Bon Jovi 4:40
  11. 10 I'll Be There for You Bon Jovi 5:41
  12. 11 99 in the Shade Bon Jovi 4:23
  13. 12 Love for Sale [Unplugged] Bon Jovi 3:56

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