RELEASE
September 19, 1988
LABEL
Mercury
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Album Rock, Pop-Metal, Arena Rock, Hard Rock, Pop

Album Review

Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop/rock by the time of New Jersey, concentrating on singalong choruses sung over and over again, frequently by a rough, extensively overdubbed chorus, producing an effect not unlike what these songs sounded like in the arenas and stadiums where they were most often heard. The lyrics had that typical pop twist -- although they nominally expressed romantic commitment, sentiments such as "Lay Your Hands on Me" and "I'll Be There for You" worked equally well as a means for the band and its audience to reaffirm their affection for each other. The only thing that marred the perfection of this communion was Jon Bon Jovi's continuing obsession with a certain predecessor from his home state; at times, he seemed to be trying to re-create Born to Run using cheaper materials.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Lay Your Hands on Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Bad Medicinehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Born to Be My Babyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Living in Sinhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Blood on Bloodhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Homebound Trainhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Wild Is the Windhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Ride Cowboy Ridehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Stick to Your Gunshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. I'll Be There for Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. 99 in the Shadehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Love for Salehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-jersey/id385830?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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