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.Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
nah i'm good
Hair metal was a mistake
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.
“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
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.
Confirmed my dislike of Bon Jovi. Just cheesy cringeworthy pop metal. Can't really stand it
Don't like this bubblegum metal.
If any album had an expiration date it was this one
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"
Very cool album!!
very good album. so many absolute slaps throughout that i already knew and more that ive just found. easy 5 star
Some good energy in there. Would be something to enjoy in concert
Awesome - a stone cold singalong classic
An album consisting mostly of my favourite bon Jovi songs, how can this be less than a 5?
Classic JBJ. Awesome album and all winners
Great album! Well mastered and almost every track is a good listen.
every track is a banger
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. *****
Still slaps hard. Who can resist Livin' on a Prayer?
Jugend flash-back… hervorragend gealtert 👍🤘😎❤️
Yeahhh. More of this!
Fantastic album - lots of great hits on this and an easy listen. 9/10.
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
Just classic. So good.
My all-time favorite bands! Love every song
It it's time, it was smooth enough for connoisseurs and rough enough for ruffians.
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.
Mange toposanger, men er ikke nok til å bli 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!
So fun. I love this record. Takes me back. Back back back. Super fun!
This was a fun blast from the 80s. An album with so many sing-along singles but also just an awesome rock album.
Super fun! All of the big singles score high on the slap-o-meter
Classic rock album!
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
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
Nice throw back to the big hair era - some real well known tunes on there and some lesser favourites
stone cold 5
They honestly did put a lot of care into their albums in the 80s
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.
Great album, very high energy a lot of classics
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.
Few big hits, others that are decent.
Soundtrack to my adolescence!
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
YES. YES. YES. this album is everything I wanted and more. ‘80s rock is awesome. love bon jovi.
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.
This is a great album full of tunes
Cet album est à réécouter. Un classique du rock.
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.
Absolute banger of an album, maybe it's just nostalgia from listening to this growing up, but I love it.
Прослушано! Альбом супер, слушать и слушать.
omg I know this album so well
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!
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
3.5 nice. only few songs weren't great
Wow, Good album, lots of hits, not always my style.
Has some of Bon Jovi's greatest hits on one album. The album has a theme of lack of love.
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.
4 stars for livin on a prayer
A little cheesy, but really good melodies!
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.
No denying this one, great album
Several good songs on this album. The singles are the standouts though, expectly.
Wow. This is much better than I expected.
Ik dacht dat ik dit wel geinig zou vinden om weer eens te horen, maar puur vanuit nostalgie 4 sterren! 😁
Goed album, met heel wat meezingers. Maar geen complete uitblinker
Several big hitters
Love this album.
Los mejores clásicos de Bon Jovi. No es de todo mi agrado, pero es un álbum disfrutable (especialmente con la buena voz que tiene).
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.
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.
This has gotta be the most iconic Bon Jovi album ever, right? Loved them when I was in high school and love them now!
Just straight up good fun
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
One of the first album I bought and my first concert was Bon Jovi. Album still hold up
Face has been rocked.
This was my whole 7th grade. Holds up pretty well.
Top draw 80s cheese
First song quite good, second and third amazing, then just ok for a bit, then one more pretty good song towards the end
I love this album but not as much as New Jersey. So I will go with 4 stars
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).
bollarna är tömda till den grad att det värker efter tredje låten. Resten är som att kolla porr med post-nut clarity
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.
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)
Heeft de hits de rest vult mooi aan
The fourth star is purely for nostalgia. A pretty damn good album that has aged pretty well.
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
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: You give love a bad name, Livin’ on a prayer, I’d die for you
Great pop album in rock disguise.
The boys are wet, what can I say
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.
Not heard for ages. Great fun. Some filler, but the big singalong numbers never get old.
8/10. Great album, but I feel like these songs sounded a lot better when I was a kid.
Super corny as I expected but honestly not a bad listening experience 7/10
Much better than I would ever give them credit for. The hits are hits for a reason.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Iconic 80s guitar tone and a few anthemic masterpieces slightly spoiled by the indulgent run time
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some absolute bangers.
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!
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.
Guilty Pleasure, aber gut
Muy buen disco, aunque la mitad del disco no le llega a los talones a los sencillos, pero está muy prendido
4.5/5 well this was a good one!
heavy yet not too heavy and with a playful edge, have listened to it before will probably listen again
listened to this one a lot as a kid. i feel like it's loaded with hits. i'm alone in this feeling haha.
I mean...it's Bon Jovi. "You give love a bad name"... Start the party!
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"!
this album is the essence of 80s rock can't believe he managed to put so many bangers on 1 album
its bon jovi...what do i say
string of hits. no skips. karaoke stuff
Solid rock I can dig
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.
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).
Obvious classics, great guitar, a little slow and predictable at times, but overall a very good album.
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.
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.
This wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
This was some rocking fun, as well as awesome nostalgia. The first "side" of this album was nearly perfect. Yay Bon Jovi!
A classic! Sang along while cooking dinner.
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.
Buenísimo disco de rock con grandes clásicos, buenas guitarras y excelente voz
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. :-)
Not perfect, but most decent hits are here
Biggest hold against it is the overplaying of the big songs on this album, but I suppose that’s not on him. Good album.
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.
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.
first listen there are too many bangers on this to not love it
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."
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.
Stupid silly fun with songs that last the test of time.
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.
Very, very 80’s. I loved every second of listening to it
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
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
I liked just about every song on this album but at least I have the decency to be ashamed of that.
The great songs are great, cheesy crowd pleasers. a few filler songs of course.
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.
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."
Such a slice of 80s magic. I've belted out these tunes many times before.
Lots of good tracks, Especially enjoyed Wild in the Streets and Never Say Goodbye (pure 80’s gold)
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.
Lol this is wild freaky without contextual cues
Good classic rock albulm with riffs and bangers.
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.
That vibrato those high hats.
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.
A very entertaining album to listen to filled with classic hits
Overplayed singles that I'm sick of, but the album as a whole is a good listen.
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.
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
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.
Pas trop mon kiff mais certaines chansons sont bien. 3,5/5
I am 10 years old again, listening to 89FM and big hair rock is fkin cool.
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.
J'ai envoyé un courriel à Robert et celui-ci m'a bien confirmé que Bon Jovi appartient à la catégorie des joyeux gueulards.
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
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
Amazing freaking album
Always found this a bit (too) smooth but there are in fact quite a number of killer songs on this album.
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.
3 absolute killer tracks
It's great even though Jon is ripping is throat out in every song.
Very solid classic album
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!
Enjoyed the inane rhyming.
Dedícame una bon