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Bon Jovi: These Days (Mercury 5282482)

Stephen Dalton, Vox, August 1995

RETURNING FROM their minor flirtation with funky modernity and relatively short hair on Keep The Faith, Jon and the boys swing back into classic Jovi mode with These Days — 14 immaculate forays into light-metal pop-rock, all methodically drained of anything resembling real grit or honest emotion to ensure maximum crossover appeal.

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