Re: That new Bon Jovi / his voice:
Posted by: Silent Laughter ()
Date: March 31, 2013 04:31AM

I've been listening for 3 weeks now and I still enjoy it. After reading Andrew's review just now, I think he and a lot of old school rock fans are just wanting different things out of their music (at least new music by established artists) than I am. Minimal mention, if any, was given to the lyrics (I've noticed that a lot here, not just singling Andrew out) and the ballads were totally glossed over. I've said it here before, but I just strongly disagree with the mentality of just because a song "rocks" automatically makes it better than a song that doesn't. Which probably makes people wonder why I post here...well, I mostly just lurk...mostly ;-) Different reasons for that that aren't here or there.

Yeah, maybe their ballads on here won't set the world on fire, but some do have pretty good lyrics at least. Including the so-called "shit-tastic" deluxe version ballads or whatever Andrew called them ;-) Just not a fan of their boasting lyrics; they seem overly simplistic. Yeah, just chalk it up to different/changing music tastes...plenty of worse songs by the band than those, most of which "rock"...sorry :-/

I wouldn't call "What's Left of Me" country (which I can enjoy in controlled doses)...it sounds more like "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" to these ears. Cool lyrics in that one, too. "Room at the End of the World" reminds me of "Room at the Top" by Tom Petty. Great song by Petty, this one's maybe a rip-off, but hey, if you're going to rip something off, rip off something good ;-) Same with "Beautiful World" sounding like MB20. Also, "Into the Echo" is a great "grower" of a bonus track with great lyrics. If you disagree and think that kind of stuff "lacks balls" or whatever...we probably won't agree on much. Though my 15 year old self would probably look up to you ;-)

Seriously though, don't get me wrong...I DO understand people's frustration (and I agree with Jon's voice not being what it was). I kind of feel the same about the Goo Goo Dolls...wanting them to go back to their "classic" sound they had in the early to mid 90s, before they got overrun by so many ballads and mid-tempo songs. So I get it. I just think wanting Jovi to "rawk more" is oversimplifying the situation and selling him short as a songwriter. And no artist will ever be able to please ALL their fans. Talk about fighting a losing battle. So they should do what feels right to them...and hey, worst comes to worst, people still have the old records, right?

Oh, and I DO agree with Andrew on not knowing what the hell "That's What the Water Made Me" means lol Great song, though :-)

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