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Slippery When Wet

Bon Jovi

1986

Slippery When Wet

Album Summary

Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released on August 18, 1986, by Mercury Records in North America and Vertigo Records internationally. It was produced by Bruce Fairbairn, with recording sessions between January and July 1986 at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The album features many of Bon Jovi's best-known songs, including "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", and "Wanted Dead or Alive". The album has been called the album that "[turned] heavy metal into a radio-friendly pop format", and is also commonly seen as "a breakthrough for hair metal".Slippery When Wet was an instant commercial success, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was named by Billboard as the top-selling album of 1987. Slippery When Wet is Bon Jovi's best-selling album to date, with an RIAA certification of 12× Platinum, making it one of the top 100 best-selling albums in the United States.

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3.29

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5300

Genres

  • Metal
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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

Can't really take this seriously. This era of pop/hair "metal" is one of my least favorite subgenres and one which I don't really understand. Maybe I just need to loosen up? I don't know. I mean the choruses are catchy for sure. But to me it sounds so superficial, and maybe that's intentional? I understand how this could make sense to kids and teens in a certain context but I feel like it doesn't age well outside of that context. It's like kids dressing up and playing rock star and I guess there's a certain amount of sincerity/directness and simplicity to that. I mean I grew up when this was wildly popular and I was never attracted to it then nor do I have any nostalgia for it.

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Sun May 01 2022
5

One of my absolute favourite things in the world is how much hipsters loathe 80s Bon Jovi. Here's an analysis: Musically, this album is basically just hair metal/arena rock. Big ole guitars and drums, riffs and hooks, gang vocals in choruses, crisp production, etc. REVERB. Songs mostly follow convention, chord progressions are nice and predictable, even the track list does that thing where every few songs there's something that passes for a ballad. Image-wise, it looks like hair metal again, or maybe a bit like new wave/80s pop a la Duran Duran. Lots of shoulder pads, hairspray and FLAIR. There's a solid chance that they had style consultants PAID BY THE BIG BUSINESS RECORD LABEL!!!11! Lyrically it occupies the same kinda space as stuff like Bruce Springsteen: sentimental numbers about idyllic Middle America, songs about brotherhood and sticking up for your mates, then love songs about rooting chicks in the back of cars and having no money but that's ok because WE'RE GONNA LIVE ON LOVE ALONE BABY, etc etc. Cheeeeeeeese. So the hair metal sound, the "corporate 80s rock" outfits and the Americana themes just all add up to something that becomes hipster kryptonite. I guess they hate the perceived inauthenticity of it all? Maybe they hate that it's a good bit of fun? Or maybe simply because it's such a "white dude thing" and that's an easy target for hipsters. Either way, fucking lol. As for my thoughts: I was only 2 when this album came out, but I had a phase in the early 00s where I was totally into Bon Jovi and a bunch of other 80s hair metal bands. It really is a lot of fun. It's great for driving up the highway to, slammin' beers in the sun to, butchering at karaoke night... it's just genuinely fucking cool. And hat off to Richie Sambora, he's the real star of the show here. Desmond Child as well I guess lol. If I was rating this in comparison to the BJ catalogue (or even hair metal in general) I'd probably only give it a 3 or 4, but as an entry in this book and having just read what I KNEW would be the usual oblivious moaning about how fake and cliche it is in other reviews, I'm giving it full marks. 5/5.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

These songs are so stupid and I hate his voice. This is the pinnacle of annoying 80's rock. The only thing saving this from 1 star is that some of these songs might be tolerable with a different singer.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
1

What would the world of Karaoke be without Bon Jovi..........? Better. It would be infinitely better. This album is washed out, dated, and embarrassing. I try to imagine the people who still listen to this recreationally and am instantly awash in a sea of peroxide, silicone, and yager. Gross.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
2

I thought I’d enjoy this, as I’m quite partial to a 80s cheesy number. But ultimately it’s just not very good, the rest of album didn’t have many hooks which stood out after the 3 big singles. Tempted to give a 1, but the biggies make that unfair so gets a 2. Bon Jovi, you give 80s cheesy rock a bad name bruv.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
1

nah i'm good

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Thu Oct 14 2021
1

Hair metal was a mistake

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Ive listened to this album at least a dozen times, and is definitely one of the best rock albums written. So many classic tracks, and even the ones that aren't are great. The only issue with the album I have is it's direction. You get some rock songs like "raise your hand" and "dead or alive" but others are pop rock. Still, no musical issues with this album whatsoever.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

“Slippery When Wet” by Bon Jovi (1986) First a word about that album cover. American listeners got a toned down version. But the original cover (which I’ve included here) is better suited to the artistic thrust of the music. Prudish marketing decision again gets in the way of the art. The opening track sets the stage for highly competent stadium rock. References to Bach (“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”) and The Doors (“Break on Through”) provide evidence of thoughtful glam rock (if that’s not a contradiction in terms). The album satisfies. High quality performances by vocalists, keyboards, and guitar. Rhythm section is solid, if not particularly creative or adroit. Lyrics are actually very good. A good rock album. 3/5

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Look, Bon Jovi sucks, 80s hair metal sucks, synthersised stadium rock n roll sucks. But everyone has had that moment when they're at 1st year university and the cool older kids all know the words to Livin on a Dream and for a weird 18 months you get tricked into thinking that it's ironically cool in a daggy retro way. If you have taste you realise bon Jovi is shit around prac year, but it's a wild ride while it lasts. 3/5 based on that alone.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
1

Confirmed my dislike of Bon Jovi. Just cheesy cringeworthy pop metal. Can't really stand it

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Wed Nov 10 2021
1

Don't like this bubblegum metal.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
1

If any album had an expiration date it was this one

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

New Jersey

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Flashy, big hooks, fun. Think the keyboards sound dated but even I, a somewhat jaded music nerd who never really cared for Bon Jovi, have to admit a large majority of songs on this record absolutely still kick ass. "Social Disease", which sounds like Huey Lewis trying to go glam, is the only real miss here. Favorite tracks: "I'd Die for You", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer"

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Very cool album!!

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Wed Mar 10 2021
5

<3

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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

very good album. so many absolute slaps throughout that i already knew and more that ive just found. easy 5 star

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

LOVED IT!

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Some good energy in there. Would be something to enjoy in concert

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Fri Mar 19 2021
5

🙌

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

Awesome - a stone cold singalong classic

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Sat Jun 12 2021
5

An album consisting mostly of my favourite bon Jovi songs, how can this be less than a 5?

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Classic

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Classic JBJ. Awesome album and all winners

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Great album! Well mastered and almost every track is a good listen.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
5

every track is a banger

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

Wat moet ik hier nu van zeggen. Ik heb nooit iets gehad met Jon Bon Jovi, al ken ik zijn bekende nummers wel natuurlijk. Het is gewoon een goede band. Geen overdreven bewijsdrang maar lekkere nummers met een melodie en toch dat stoere rock geluid. Ik vind de zanger ook goed met zijn beetje rauwe stem, maar lang niet zo irritant als Nickelback. Ten slotte de nummers zijn stuk voor stuk steengoed. Niet zoals bij veel albums en paar hitjes en de rest klinkt bekend naar. Ineens was het album al af. De tijd gaat snel als je lol hebt. *****

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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

aaa

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Still slaps hard. Who can resist Livin' on a Prayer?

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Jugend flash-back… hervorragend gealtert 👍🤘😎❤️

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

Yeahhh. More of this!

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Fantastic album - lots of great hits on this and an easy listen. 9/10.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Some great metal-ish music! Don't like the album cover but the songs are cool :) Favorite Track: Livin' on a Prayer In one word: Slaps

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Just classic. So good.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

My all-time favorite bands! Love every song

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

It it's time, it was smooth enough for connoisseurs and rough enough for ruffians.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

This is the first CD I ever owned by my first "favorite band." Dad got it for me as part of his 'welcome" to Columbia House membership after he bought his first CD player. That was a big deal in our house because it sort of reinvigorated my dad's music consumption at an age that I was impressionable and interested in music for the first time. When I was 5-6 years old, I LOVED hearing "You Give Love a Bad Name" on the radio. My favorite pizza place at the time had a juke box with "Wanted Dead or Alive" B/W "Livin' on a Prayer." Man. Those were the days. $0.25 for those two songs to go with my 7-Up and pizza. So, obviously there is a lot of nostalgia here. But objectively, I think "Slippery When Wet" is one of the pinnacle moments of the 80s glam/hair rock. It's a well-constructed record, I like the pacing, and there are some big hits here. As far as I know, the members of the band haven't been taken down in any "me too" accusations, which is remarkable given the excesses of the time when they were touring. And, John Bon Jovi has turned out to be a real stand-up dude.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
5

Mange toposanger, men er ikke nok til å bli 5

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

‘86 KIX! This came out a few months after I graduated, but it remains inextricably tied to that time when I graduated from high school. Hair metal at its most refined! I fell in love with “Livin’ On A Prayer” from the first time I heard it. But this album is an embarrassment of hits. “Let It Rock,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Raise Your Hands,” “I’d Die For You” and “Never Say Goodbye” defined the sunset of my teens and remain incredible hits! And hearing the deeper cuts “Without Love” and “Wild In The Streets” I go right back and can sing along even though until a few minutes ago I hadn’t hear them in 30 years. Several of the songs on this album have stayed in the rotation over the last 30 years. But listening to it now I realize that I’ve forgotten more great Bon Jovi than I had been listening to. Now I have to figure out how I’m going to see this group live in concert for a long-overdue in-person Bon Jovi experience. But whether or not that ever happens, SLIPPERY WHEN WET is back and in permanent rotation. I haven’t had this much fun since I got snowed in at the Elks’ convention!

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

So fun. I love this record. Takes me back. Back back back. Super fun!

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

This was a fun blast from the 80s. An album with so many sing-along singles but also just an awesome rock album.

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Super fun! All of the big singles score high on the slap-o-meter

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Classic rock album!

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Thu May 12 2022
5

What a great album. 3-4 of Bon Jovi's biggest hits are on here and the rest of the songs are also not far behind in terms of quality. 80s rock at its finest

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Thu May 12 2022
5

The album that made hair metal an iconic moment of the 80s, combing pop with metal, with megahits that dominate radio and karaoke to this day. Production is spot on, BJ’s voice is great, Sambora is amazing, the album is the perfect 80s rock album

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Fri May 27 2022
5

Nice throw back to the big hair era - some real well known tunes on there and some lesser favourites

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

stone cold 5

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

They honestly did put a lot of care into their albums in the 80s

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Sat Jul 02 2022
5

O segundo melhor álbum da Bon Jovi (em primeiro para mim está o New Jersey) que contempla o melhor momento da carreira deles, o ápice. Aula de hard rock, voz impecável do Jon, solos marcantes do Richie... Que fase maravilhosa! Never Say Goodbye está entre as maiores baladas do hard rock sim e com certeza.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

Great album, very high energy a lot of classics

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Sat Jul 23 2022
5

Aaaahhhhhhh maaaan I love Bon Jovi! What a record! It always gets me feeling frisky and in the mood to watch Power Rangers. There is no greater love in this crazy world than the beauty in Bon Jovi's voice and lyrics. Amen. I'm listening to it again right now.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Few big hits, others that are decent.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

Soundtrack to my adolescence!

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

The good songs on here are sooo good. I grew up listening to the classic hits off of this album and they have nostalgia for me now. I don’t dislike any tracks and I’d say I like all of them, some I wouldn’t put on by choice but I definitely wouldn’t turn off. His voice is incredible and it’s such a good energetic album. I love me some classic rock action

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

YES. YES. YES. this album is everything I wanted and more. ‘80s rock is awesome. love bon jovi.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

10/10 fire

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Sarà pop? Sarà fatto "apposta" per piacere? Sarà poco profondo? Fa niente! Ha 'You give love a bad name', 'Livin on a prayer' e 'Wanted dead or alive', che possono tranquillamente giocarsela come migliori di canzoni di sempre, contornate da un sacco di hit, che non a caso continuano a essere suonate nei live come 'Let it rock', 'Raise your hands' (<3) e 'Never say goodbye'. Influisce anche il fatto che siano il mio gruppo preferito.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

This is a great album full of tunes

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

Cet album est à réécouter. Un classique du rock.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
5

I certainly recall how this album dominated in the 80's. It's rock with a heavy flourish of pop that at times seems a bit dated, but i certainly can appreciate the 3 bangers on this album as well as a lot of the other strongs are strong. Even though i hadn't heard many of these songs before, i didn't think of any of them as filler. A landmark album.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

Absolute banger of an album, maybe it's just nostalgia from listening to this growing up, but I love it.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

Прослушано! Альбом супер, слушать и слушать.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
5

omg I know this album so well

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Hit after hit. There are few albums that scream 1986 as loudly as this one. Great songwriting and production land an album that still holds up!

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

4/5 3.5/5. The singles are timeless and carry the album, everything else is cool. Standout Tracks: You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin' On A Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Raise Your Hands

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

3.5 nice. only few songs weren't great

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Wow, Good album, lots of hits, not always my style.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Has some of Bon Jovi's greatest hits on one album. The album has a theme of lack of love.

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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

Awesome album. Rockin 80s guitar that's borderline cheesy but no where near as much as the likes of whitespace. Makes me want to blast the album in the cassette deck of an 88 corvette while sharing a delicious 40 of Olde English with my best buds. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is some weaker tricks near the end.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

4 stars for livin on a prayer

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

i love

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

A little cheesy, but really good melodies!

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Classic

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

I'm not the biggest BJ fan, but you can't knock this album. It is HIT after HIT after HIT. If you've ever enjoyed a bit of hair metal, you've heard and enjoyed every one of these songs.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

No denying this one, great album

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Several good songs on this album. The singles are the standouts though, expectly.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Wow. This is much better than I expected.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Ik dacht dat ik dit wel geinig zou vinden om weer eens te horen, maar puur vanuit nostalgie 4 sterren! 😁

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

4/5 Rock/pop

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Goed album, met heel wat meezingers. Maar geen complete uitblinker

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Several big hitters

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Sat May 01 2021
4

Love this album.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Los mejores clásicos de Bon Jovi. No es de todo mi agrado, pero es un álbum disfrutable (especialmente con la buena voz que tiene).

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

I grew up with this album, so it's a little hard to separate my review from the nostalgia, but I can try. Every song is solid, but some suffer from being overplayed. Very of its time for the ballads and very karoakeable. Definitely didn't age well, but play as a history lesson to the kids. You know I haven't been writing very good things. Why is this a four? I'd rate it 3.75 because of the hooks and generally catchiness. It's not a deep album and sometimes sounds like a parody of itself, but its another everyman album. The production is good and the guitars are perfect. The drums are super 80s and I like them like that. The lyrics are fitting. Overall, a good album worth buying.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

I have a soft spot for this album. In HS I played in a band that covered most of it. Made me love and hate it. Going with love now due to nostalgia.

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Wed May 05 2021
4

This has gotta be the most iconic Bon Jovi album ever, right? Loved them when I was in high school and love them now!

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Just straight up good fun

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

Yeah I unironically like Bon Jovi, its probably rock for your mum but it's harmless hair rock which is fun, enjoyed this album even if he is a bit of a bell

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

One of the first album I bought and my first concert was Bon Jovi. Album still hold up

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Face has been rocked.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

This was my whole 7th grade. Holds up pretty well.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Top draw 80s cheese

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

First song quite good, second and third amazing, then just ok for a bit, then one more pretty good song towards the end

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

I love this album but not as much as New Jersey. So I will go with 4 stars

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Ordinarily I'd ignore stuff like this - preposterous, overblown stadium rock. But my perspective has been damaged by the swathes of utter rubbish we've had forced on us lately. Consequently, this felt like a breath of fresh air. It gets 4 stars, principally for 'Wanted..' which is a real classic (though the live version is better).

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

bollarna är tömda till den grad att det värker efter tredje låten. Resten är som att kolla porr med post-nut clarity

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

I don't like Bon Jovi's 80's stadium rock but I understand why it should be included on this list. A 3 that I will begrudgingly give a 4 because I've just been sick of listening to bad british indie fuzz.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Oke, witte wijn, dit album EN 45+ jarige vrouwen die iets te geil staan en we hebben een zieke vibe! Die cover? Niet doen! (de japanse is veel beter)

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Heeft de hits de rest vult mooi aan

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

The fourth star is purely for nostalgia. A pretty damn good album that has aged pretty well.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

Enjoyed this a lot more than the other Bon Jovi album I listened to. The style can get a bit over the top and grating after a while, but there are enough classic songs on here to pull it off

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: You give love a bad name, Livin’ on a prayer, I’d die for you

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

Great pop album in rock disguise.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

The boys are wet, what can I say

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

4th October 2021 Listened while working out in the sun in Spain with seb and jen playing with my headphones. Love me a bit of dramatic power ballad and this is one of the greats. Got some good songs around the big hitters too.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Not heard for ages. Great fun. Some filler, but the big singalong numbers never get old.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

8/10. Great album, but I feel like these songs sounded a lot better when I was a kid.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Super corny as I expected but honestly not a bad listening experience 7/10

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Much better than I would ever give them credit for. The hits are hits for a reason.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Sloppy, hairy, excessive. This band is like a house made double cheeseburger and loaded fries. In the moment, its deeply satisfying. On closer inspection, its very bloated and doesn't say or offer anything new. But hot damn You Give Love A Bad Name hits like few other hair metal tunes do. And Livin' On A Prayer deserved to take over the world. Raise Your Hands is a sleeper hit on this record.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Bon Jovi, you know what you're getting here. Lots of his classics are on this album, Livin on a Prayer, Shot Through the Heart, Cowboy. Pretty consistent throughout.

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Overall this album is good, but the singles are what really carry this album. Especially Livin' On A Prayer, that one really hits different. Although I did really enjoy Raise Your Hands too.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

When I was about 7 there was this hit song on MTV called “Always”, me and my siblings liked it so much my parents bought us the CD (cross road) and we became obsessed with it. It wasn’t until many years later that I learned it was a compilation and that most of the songs were from before I was born lol. I had never listened to this album in full before but the hits I’m very familiar with and bring me back to my childhood even if the teems are not for kids. Even if glam metal is not my jam I have a soft spot for this one and I also praise the like instruments as opposed of the synth infested 80’s albums on this list

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Excellent hard rock / hair metal. Drags a little bit in the second half, but the opening half (with all the big names: \"You Give Love a Bad Name\", \"Livin' on a Prayer\", \"Wanted Dead or Alive\") is exceptional and more than enough to carry the album.

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Sat Oct 23 2021
4

Iconic 80s guitar tone and a few anthemic masterpieces slightly spoiled by the indulgent run time

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

43. Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi 10 tracks. WHAT an album! Some people thinking that this stands on the back of 1 track are missing lots. I think it's a "proper album" with ebb and flow rather than just a collection of tracks thrown together. It doesn't make we want to listen to this album again, but it makes me want to listen to more like it. 4/5.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Pleasingly silly opening that reminds me of Argent. Pipe organ and distorted guitar, and the on the nose title "Let It Rock". Equally subtle lyrics... You Give Love A Bad Name rules, all Billie Jean ripoff and drama. Hating on Livin' On A Prayer would be so easy, but it is a perfect pop sound. Indeed, the only way you could hate on Bon Jovi is from a rock purist perspective. This is a failure to see Bon Jovi (up to c. 1995) are a near perfect pop group. A pinch of power balladry, a good wedge of Spandex metal, and a sprinkle of Bruce Springsteen's patented New Joisy blue collar relatability, and you've found a formula worth millions. It is no surprise that Jon Bon Jovi is related to the legendary producer Tony Bongiovi - who worked with the Talking Heads, Ramones and Shirley Bassey. Social Disease is the only hard rock song I can think of with full Motown horns on it. Points scored there! Wanted Dead or Alive is another slice of perfection. Cowboy rock. And if there is anything as enjoyable as singing the bit where it goes "Wanted....WAAAANNTEEEEED!" then you aren't taking enough joy in life. Raise Your Hands is the first disappointing entry on this album. Boring stadium singalong stuff. Without Love is very much something that could be used as filler on Magic (105.4) between better power ballads, so yet Mam's heart rate doesn't get too high. The whole back half of the album is disappointing to be honest. Never Say Goodbye is a better power ballad, and you can at least see what they were trying to do with Wild In The Streets. It's Judas Priest's Break-in The Law without the commitment. If this had kept its momentum up, it'd be an all the great album. As it is, I have a five star A side, and a 2 star B side.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

It may be glam but it's a whole load of fun and you can't deny that there are a handful of absolute anthems here.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Man, "Livin' On a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," AND "Wanted Dead or Alive" are all off the same album? Wow. This must be an absolute smash for the album cuts too! That's what I thought when I looked at the track listing. The rest of the album is good but forgettable. Turns out, the tracks you remember off this album are well known for a reason, but the other tracks are forgotten for a reason. They're just okay. 4/5 because I can't ignore that three all-time classics are all on this album, but the rest of it really let me down despite being perfectly good.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Time machine

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Some absolute bangers.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Bon Jovi's third album - with a few of their most popular songs - was an instant commercial success for the glam metal / hard rock band. It was the best selling album of 1987, along with being Bon Jovi's best selling album, and has been certified 12x platinum, which makes it diamond certified! It's chock-full of amazing songs to listen to for any occasion. This album is a jammer for anyone from Generation X or younger!

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

I never listened to the entire album before, so I discovered some new songs. Even the really overplayed ones are actually good after not hearing them for a year.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Peinlich gut

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Guilty Pleasure, aber gut

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Muy buen disco, aunque la mitad del disco no le llega a los talones a los sencillos, pero está muy prendido

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Sat Dec 25 2021
4

4.5/5 well this was a good one!

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

heavy yet not too heavy and with a playful edge, have listened to it before will probably listen again

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

listened to this one a lot as a kid. i feel like it's loaded with hits. i'm alone in this feeling haha.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

I mean...it's Bon Jovi. "You give love a bad name"... Start the party!

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

I love the singles, and the other songs were not as dull as I expected; there's some genuinely great 80s rock songs on here that aren't "Living on a Prayer"!

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

this album is the essence of 80s rock can't believe he managed to put so many bangers on 1 album

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

its bon jovi...what do i say

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

string of hits. no skips. karaoke stuff

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Solid rock I can dig

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Is this "great" music? Objectively, no. But, is it fun? Yep. Is it, perhaps, the quintessential 80s rock album? Maybe. Not much else to say. If you want to understand 80s music, this is a must-listen.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

Negatives - it's "hair rock", it's cheesy AF Postives - you know all the words, its catchy, sounds good loud, and just leaves you happy..... (all assuming you are of the appropriate age and demographic - which I am).

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

Obvious classics, great guitar, a little slow and predictable at times, but overall a very good album.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

Bon Jovi is IT when it comes to hair metal in the 80s. Their music has transcended to every wedding and company party in 2022. Richie Sambora is a great lead guitarist for Bon Jovi and it’s too bad he left the band. Love the album as a whole, but there are a couple misses “Let it Rock” and “Social Disease” don’t stand out. But 3 of his greatest hits ever come from this album, there’s a reason it’s on this list.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

Great album.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

They do what they do well! Many of their songs are classics for good reason but it's not my favorite kind of rock, so when listened to as a whole, it becomes a bit one-faceted.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

This wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

This was some rocking fun, as well as awesome nostalgia. The first "side" of this album was nearly perfect. Yay Bon Jovi!

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

A classic! Sang along while cooking dinner.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Absolute classic

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

I feel like this should be a guilty pleasure but I really am not even that guilty. This is just a damn good rock album.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

Buenísimo disco de rock con grandes clásicos, buenas guitarras y excelente voz

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Haha, well, I was never a HUGE Bon Jovi fan, but this really does take me right back to 1986ish. So, extra star for you. :-)

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Mon May 02 2022
4

Not perfect, but most decent hits are here

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Tue May 03 2022
4

WOAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Biggest hold against it is the overplaying of the big songs on this album, but I suppose that’s not on him. Good album.

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Fri May 20 2022
4

Great album! With a couple of all time hymns like "You give love a bad name" and "Livin' on a prayer". It was an important piece in the stadiums rock boom during and after the 80's.

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Generally I hate Glam metal. This is probably as good as it going to get for me. There is probably better stuff out there, but I don't care to find it lol.

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Tue May 31 2022
4

first listen there are too many bangers on this to not love it

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

Bon Jovi's breakthrough and possibly the most mainstream 80s rock album out there. It encompasses everything there is to love about glam rock. High energy, iconic riffs, and catchy choruses begging the audience to sing along. An unpopular opinion, but this is my favorite Bon Jovi album. Lots of fans prefer their 90s work, but the excitement here is unmatched. There's rarely a boring moment here, and it never drags on. My least favorite track is the required-by-law hard rock ballad "Never Say Goodbye." Some songs give me classc rock n roll or roots rock vibes, like the Burce Spingsteen-esque closer "Wild in the Streets."

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

This is brilliant. Knows exactly what it is, doesn't try to be anything more than anthemic stadium rock that is of its time, and totally nails it. Can see how people would dislike the style (and if the album was 15 minutes longer it would definitely get a bit too much for me), but I love the exuberance and the energy. Is it the most musically sophisticated album we've listened to? No. Are the lyrics particularly insightful? No, it's Springsteen without the depth. Is it the most fun album we've had so far, 130 albums in? Probably, yeah. 4/5.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

Stupid silly fun with songs that last the test of time.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Fun, catchy, this album is 80's rock to its core. It's the kind of album that you simply can't turn up loud enough.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Very, very 80’s. I loved every second of listening to it

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

very impressed!

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

A classic

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

temazo tras temazo, no sabía que fue este disco de donde salieron esos himnos de bon jovi, aquellas rolas que no conocía igual me gustaron mucho, bon jovi tiene ese sonido particular del rock ochentero y una voz sin igual, de las mejores del rock en mi opinión, un discazo, no me voló la mente, pero sí es muy, muy bueno en una palabra: clásico

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

legendary glam metal montage music that slightly overstays its welcome, but it's ok since Livin' on a Prayer + You Give Love a Bad Name were also here

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

I liked just about every song on this album but at least I have the decency to be ashamed of that.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

The great songs are great, cheesy crowd pleasers. a few filler songs of course.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
4

Banger.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
4

I bought 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'Wanted Dead or Alive' on 7" at the time but never got around to buying the album. Not quite sure why. 1986/87 was a big time for me buying albums so I'm guessing I just never got around to it as there was always something else to buy. Even after all this time I still don't have it. It's the sound of me being 14 and I'm ok with that. I also wrote my first car off with 'New Jersey' playing on the car stereo but that's another story.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

I expected to hate this so hard. In my mind, Bon Jovi is that cheesy act that my wife likes from when she was a kid. I hate that I didn't hate this. This band definitely knows how to rock. The music is... well, dammit, it's irresistible. Richie Sambora is a monster shredder and Tico Torres is a freaking machine. They're locked in and unrelenting. Every song is either a fist-pumping anthem or a heart-felt ballad. This is an album crafted by people who knew exactly what they were doing. I'm not a huge fan of that 80 vocal style that Jon Bon Jovi is known for but it is what it is. The main problem is the lyrics. They are just SO cheesy. That, I believe, was entirely by design. Bon Jovi fully intended to get peoples' blood pumping but not challenge them with the lyrics in any way. And it worked. For a hot minute, they owned the intersection of pop and hard rock. And they reaped the rewards of that balance. It hurts to say but (if this album is any indication), they earned their fame. I guess I should have trusted my wife. She's always been a rocker. Now she'll get to hear her three favorite words: "you were right."

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Such a slice of 80s magic. I've belted out these tunes many times before.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Lots of good tracks, Especially enjoyed Wild in the Streets and Never Say Goodbye (pure 80’s gold)

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Classic.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

No voy a decir que es el mejor album de rock de la historia, pero sí que fue el comienzo de una larga carrera. El disco es bastante bueno, con buenas canciones, y un Livin' On A Prayer que se ha convertido en uno de los mayores himnos del rock.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Classic.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Lol this is wild freaky without contextual cues

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Good classic rock albulm with riffs and bangers.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
4

While a bit of a dated relic of an album, I think it holds up quite well with the other albums of its time. I enjoyed this album quite a bit and I'd listen to it again.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

That vibrato those high hats.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

C'est juste du bonbon... impossible de ne pas chanter. Certains passages de synthétiseurs ont moins bien vieilli, c'est sûr. Mais j'assume ce plaisir.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

A very entertaining album to listen to filled with classic hits

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

LP

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Overplayed singles that I'm sick of, but the album as a whole is a good listen.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Probably a 3.5 - but for the time and style its pretty enjoyable. Fun, fair amount of hits, and nowhere near as cheesy as hair metal can go. Shows why they've lasted so long.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

There are some indisputably fun songs on here (although I don’t know if Jon was going for “fun”). There are some stinkers. On the whole a decent album, and that intro organ riff pushes it up to a four for me

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

I can enjoy this for what it is, and what it is is often cheesy, always catchy, pop rock/hair metal. Is it great? Not necessarily. But it's nice to listen to. Maybe it helps that I was born in the mid 90s and wasn't really ever subjected to hearing this kind of music at its peak.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Pas trop mon kiff mais certaines chansons sont bien. 3,5/5

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

I am 10 years old again, listening to 89FM and big hair rock is fkin cool.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Bon Jovi vient prendre la tête du classement des joyeux gueulards du générateur grâce à cet excellent album. D'aucun diront que Bon Jovi appartient d'avantage à la caste des tristes gueulards, mais cette classification n'a pas encore été acceptée par le tribunal du gueulard rock.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

J'ai envoyé un courriel à Robert et celui-ci m'a bien confirmé que Bon Jovi appartient à la catégorie des joyeux gueulards.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

1986 and I was in two but I turned them as proper metal, when this came out, it was hated by me and my peers as it was felt that this was a solo album. Bon Jovi had become something less than heavy metal. Fast forward 35 years, and I listen to it now with a very different here, I appreciate it as one of those albums change the face of rock. Having listened to it, a few times, I can understand its commercial appeal and what it did for the music genre. It’s not an album that I would listen to regularly but it’s wonder if I were in the right frame of mind I would enjoy

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

I'd always thought that these hair pop metal poodles were a bit of a joke. And they are, it's just I'm glad I'm in on it. Best Tracks: You GIve Love a Bad Name; Living on a Prayer; Raise Your Hands

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

Amazing freaking album

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

Always found this a bit (too) smooth but there are in fact quite a number of killer songs on this album.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

Bon Jovi are the Pet Shop Boys from the American guitar rock in the sense that at their first 4 albums or so, they wrote extremely catchy hit songs: take Runaway from '84, or on this album: You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or Alive, all 5-stars songs. But then at some point the albums became solid at most. Always thought this was due to their Bruce Springsteen influences taking over, but On Slippery When Wet it is BS all over, but is mixed with 80s pop music. Still sounds great and at the time, I really liked the album. But would have rated it as 4-star album, as the song material was a little too inconsistent. Really wanted to give it 5-stars this time, but stick to my view from 35 years ago.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

3 absolute killer tracks

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

It's great even though Jon is ripping is throat out in every song.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

Very solid classic album

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I’m not wet but this album definitely fucks. Only song that truly sucks is Without Love. Probably a true 3.5 but fuck it 4 stars!

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Enjoyed the inane rhyming.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
4

Dedícame una bon

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