June 27, 1995
Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Pop-Metal

Album Review

With These Days, Bon Jovi firmly established themselves as an adult contemporary act. They still have their fair share of rockers, but they seem half-hearted and incomplete. Instead, the band sounds the most comfortable with love ballads and working class anthems, from hits "This Ain't a Love Song" and "Lie to Me," to the acoustic "Diamond Ring." In fact, as the years go by, Bon Jovi gets musically stronger. Not only are their best songs stronger now, their playing is more accomplished. Keeping these improvements in mind, it's no surprise that the group was one of the few pop-metal bands to sustain a career in the mid-'90s.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Hey God
  2. Something for the Pain
  3. This Ain't a Love Song
  4. These Days
  5. Lie to Me
  6. Damned
  7. My Guitar Lies Bleeding in My Arms
  8. (It's Hard) Letting You Go
  9. Hearts Breaking Even
  10. Something to Believe In
  11. If That's What It Takes
  12. Diamond Ring
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