Bon Jovi
Have a Nice Day


3.0
good

Review

by PTECK USER (37 Reviews)
May 28th, 2006 | 34 replies | 12,059 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


With 2005's Have A Nice Day, Bon Jovi proved that they can still make the exact same radio friendly music they've made every since hair metal went out of style. With that being said, this album is basically the same generic not-too-hard-not-too-soft rock music we've come to expect from Bon Jovi.
From an overall standpoint, this album is just very uninteresting with a few standout rock tracks to keep it from being completely worthless. I Want To Be Loved has just enough melody to keep you hooked. But the best melodies on the entire album are found on Last Cigarette and Novocaine. The lyrics are understandable and the choruses and verses are all quite catchy. Another song, Wildflower, is a bit more unique. It's more of a soft, keyboard driven song, which is pretty nice to listen to. I Am is fun to listen to, though it's a little too emotional at times and can come off as cheesy. These are the album's high points.
The problem with the album is that each other song basically amounts to the same thing, a mid tempo rock song with two verses and a chorus that get sung too many times. This causes the listener to lose interest very fast. In some cases, songs can get too repetitive and annoying.
The largest flaw is the lyrics. I can understand what Jon Bon Jovi is saying 100% of the time, and it all ends up just being a little too lame. Sometimes the quality of lyrics can get so corny that you might expect a sixth grader to come up with that kind of thing.
Examples:
"When your world comes crashing down/Like you've lost every round/Stand your ground and ring the bells of freedom."

"Why you wanna tell me how to live my life/Who are you to tell me if it's black or white?"

"When the world gets in my face I say HAVE A NICE DAY!"

If you're big on Bon Jovi and like their other recent work, I'd say this is right for you. But if you're looking for something new and you prefer music that you can find a little more interesting, then I'd suggest to stay away.



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The Jungler
May 28th 2006


4827 Comments


I despise Who Says You Can't Go Home, boring songs shouldn't be that catchy. I don't want to reittriate what Plath said, so just read the first part of his comment if you want to know how I felt about the review.
Decent work anyways.

Storm In A Teacup
May 28th 2006


12780 Comments


I agree with Spat. Your description became more so vague as the review went on. Take your time when writing a review instead of just hacking one out in ten-fifteen-minutes.
Bon Jovi doesn't do it for me at all. All of the material seems average to me.This Message Edited On 05.28.06

Patrick
May 28th 2006


1891 Comments


Hey the descriptions only got thin because my sister was yelling at me to get off for twenty minutes. I'm gonna fix it now.

The Jungler
May 28th 2006


4827 Comments


Cool, I'll pos it when your done.
Btw you got the order wrong on the reccomended albums, it should go Artist - album name.

Patrick
May 28th 2006


1891 Comments


Spat is mean!

kno_kontrol
May 29th 2006


448 Comments


Bon Jovi

ewwwwwwww

pattern_recognition
May 29th 2006


950 Comments


'It became a huge seller in the world of rock as well as the world of country.'
I don't know why, but that made me laugh so damn hard.
I gotta agree with the others too, a bit heavy on the vagueness.This Message Edited On 05.28.06

"Freshly Baked"
May 29th 2006


583 Comments


I think you rated the songs way to high.

I havent heard the entire album, but Im sure there's a song that's a 3 on there.

Patrick
May 29th 2006


1891 Comments


Trust me, there aren't any threes.

Patrick
June 4th 2006


1891 Comments


thanks

patrick5
June 14th 2006


40 Comments


stellar, patrick? you are a weird boy. i haven't heard any of the album except have a nice day and who says you can't go home. i don't like the "county version" with that jennifer nettles girl.

trojan2007
June 16th 2006


4 Comments


It's a good album although the best track isnt on the standard edition of the album. If you get the Limited Edition (Which got stolen out of my car, Damn you you little... ) it has an extra 2 tracks. One of the tracks is unbreakable, such an amazing song, a brilliant riff. Sliding between power chords gives you a real buzz and an excellent end to the album.

Patrick
June 17th 2006


1891 Comments


cool, I've never even heard of that.

Med57
Moderator
June 17th 2006


1001 Comments


Not one of their better efforts. Bon Jovi can be great, and even after they turned into a total pop band they still have made some good stuff, but this disappointed me.

Riziger
June 17th 2006


316 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

When I first got this I found it pretty entertaining being caught up in the Bon Jovi "fever" and all and placing an order and waiting for it.

So at first I thought it was pretty good. All the songs were pretty easy going and Bon Jovi-ish. But you know an album is good when you hear at least 4-5 songs that actually make you go wow and pay attention. Sadly, this album does not do that. besides the singles I can only remember Last Cigarette.

Slightly disappointing but for the fans, get it anyway. It's not that bad.

airborne50caliber
June 18th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This review is awfully rushed and a bit too superficial.

Patrick
June 18th 2006


1891 Comments


sorry

Classicrockerman
July 16th 2006


69 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Bon Jovi Sucks it hard.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2006


15737 Comments


"Who Says You Can't Go HOme" Must be one of the worst songs in the hirstory of life. I MUST remember to put it on my next list...

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

Patrick
September 7th 2006


1891 Comments


I loved the song to death, the non-girl singing version, until I heard it on the radio. I can't stand it anymore, so I don't think it's the worst song ever.



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