The Circle Bon Jovi returns with a series of near-identical fist-pumpers whose choruses are perfectly calibrated for beer commercials and NFL broadcasts. The bass line from "Livin'… The Circle Bon Jovi returns with a series of near-identical fist-pumpers whose choruses are perfectly calibrated for beer commercials and NFL broadcasts. The bass line from "Livin'… 2009-11-10 Bon Jovi Rock
Music Review

The Circle (2009)

Bon Jovi, The Circle | LIVE WHILE I'M ALIVE Bon Jovi
LIVE WHILE I'M ALIVE Bon Jovi
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Nov 10, 2009; Lead Performance: Bon Jovi; Genre: Rock

Bon Jovi returns with a series of near-identical fist-pumpers whose choruses are perfectly calibrated for beer commercials and NFL broadcasts. The bass line from ''Livin' on a Prayer'' anchors obligatory recession ode ''Work for the Working Man,'' which doesn't make its sentiment seem any more genuine. Elsewhere, there are concerns about living until they die, not giving a damn, etc. Between those clichés and Jon's strained voice, The Circle just feels tired. C

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Originally posted Nov 04, 2009 Published in issue #1075 Nov 13, 2009 Order article reprints
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