These Days (1995) No one understands better than Bon Jovi the public's undying love for bombastic ballads sung at vein-popping volume. Bon Jovi swamps These Days with such… 1995-06-27 Bon Jovi Rock
Music Review

These Days (1995)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Jun 27, 1995; Lead Performance: Bon Jovi; Genre: Rock

No one understands better than Bon Jovi the public's undying love for bombastic ballads sung at vein-popping volume. Bon Jovi swamps These Days with such sap. Only one song makes the boo-boo of aiming for the rock seriousness of U2 — the opening ''Hey God,'' which finds Jon Bon Jovi mistaking himself for Job. As for the rest of the album, the group happily forsakes conventional corporate rock for a loud kind of adult pop. Think Whitney Houston with guitars. D

Originally posted Jun 30, 1995 Published in issue #281-282 Jun 30, 1995 Order article reprints