The song could be alot better, but I was not expecting much going into it and so I was surprised when I heard what they did sound like. Bon jovi have changed their sound over the years, and yet still remained at the core who they are. I do hope the songs are better than what I heard but I am biased. I will more than likely like the album regardless. I have every Bon Jovi album and none of them have ever dissapointed me. I do not believe they will dissapoint with this new album, but it is possible.
I personally did not like crush when it came out. At the time, I saw Bon jovi as sellouts and did not want to listen to their music. But somewhere along the line, my musical tastes changed a little, and I became more accepting. When I look in retrospect and evaluate the songs on Crush, though many are really polished and poppy, I still enjoy them and find good songwriting in them.
But I understand everyones feelings toward not liking this album. Perhaps it will be bad, but we will see. IT really comes down to the ear of the listener and the Bias they bring into it from the start.
You know, Its my life is an arena rocker.....they did well with that song....if they did go back to makign arena rockers, perhaps they would do much better in the U.S. and everywhere else. Its my life revived them and yet they have not made a song since that was a catchy that you could really pump your fist to(though I really like Have a nice day.) But perhaps times have changed.
With a band like them, I wonder if they just made an amazing album that sounded like their older stuff, would it sell more? Or could they even write something like that anymore? The melodic sound is back in new music today...perhaps it is possible.