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Artist: Bon Jovi

Title: These Days

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Bon Jovi These Days Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: Mercury

Catalog Number: 314 528 181-2


Jon Bon Jovi lead vocals, percussion, harmonica
Richie Sambora acoustic/electric guitar, electric sitar, background vocals
Tico Torres drums, percussion
David Bryan keyboards, background vocals


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.  Heart's Breaking Even  
10.  Something to Believe In  
11.  If That's What It Takes  
12.  Diamond Ring  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Geoff Date: March 13, 2005 at 23:15
Very mellow, but there is some great songwriting here. 'Hey God' sees BJ is fine form and is a great opener, 'Something for the Pain' does not stand up to repeated listens, 'This Ain't a Love Song' is another stellar BJ single, 'These Days' is great hard rock, 'Lie to Me' is a clear highlight and brilliant ballad, 'My Guitar Lies Bleeding in My Arms' and 'It's Hard Letting You Go' are slow and depressing, but both are excellent, 'Heart's Breaking Even' is okay but throw-away material, 'Something

From: Geoff Date: March 13, 2005 at 23:15
'Something to Believe In' sees BJ at their best. Great lyrics, delivery and song. 'If That's What It Takes' is average again, but pretty good and better than 'Heart's breaking even'. Overall, I must say this is a very good disc.

From: Jordi Date: March 23, 2005 at 3:53
El mejor album de la banda. El mejor, con mas personalidad y el saber hacer. Aquí sabían donde íban. Ahora ya no. Impresionante el tema Something to believin. El mejor para mi de la historia de la banda. Es IMPRESIONANTE. De aquí para adelante es pura BASURA al intento de llegar otra vez a las raíces. Carece de interés y aún aguantan gracias a lo que han sido. Si ahora se cambiasen de nombre, estos no venden ni mil discos. Bon Jovi está insoportable y se nota que los 40 años hacen daño...

From: metalmaniac777 Date: August 3, 2005 at 16:51
Some folks will probably want to burn me at the stake like a Salem witch for the following statement, but this is the best BON JOVI CD since "New Jersey." There are some great songs on here, some of the best writing of the band's distinguished career. Yeah, perhaps its a bit mellower than some fans would prefer, but it's not "wimpy" mellow, if that makes any sense; it's still got a rockin' edge and some punchy energy. I could listen to this album at least once a week and twice on Sundays.

From: Kip Date: September 13, 2005 at 13:09
Hey God is the best opening track on any BJ album, with hooks that would make Lillian Axe jealous. Something for the Pain has some interesting arrangements and some of the best lyrics on any song they've written. This Ain't A Love Song and My Guitar are both memorable above average tracks and Hearts Breaking Even is a catchy Get a Grip-era Aerosmith rocker with a great chorus. Some filler, including the awful These Days and the unnecesary Diamond Ring, but an underrated album overall. 7.3/10

From: z4roxx Date: September 25, 2005 at 10:45
If you like the last version of Bon jovi with some Mr.Big elements I can recommend a band called California,I think the only cd released is”California”in 2001(indie).It’s a great and catchy melodick hard rock with modern influences.

From: mauricio Date: September 15, 2006 at 17:14
hi-from COSTARICA,bueno vamos a hablar a CALZON QUITADO,la verdad a mi me parece un disco malo,flojo y muy mediodre por parte de un banda de rock que le paso por encima a muchas otras de su generacion,no obstante cuando empiezas a escuchar el disco con ese tema de apertura como que la cosa tiende a ponerse buena,pero escuchas la segunda y la cosa va de culo con temas monotonos y aburridos que ni siquiera le quita el sueño,entonces como nuestro amigo jordi dice que este es el mejor disco de bj

From: mauricio Date: September 15, 2006 at 17:23
si el mejor disco de ellos y por excelencia fue SLIPPERY WHEN WET,segundo de NEW JERSEY,tercero 7800 FAHRENHEIT y cuarto BON JOVI y quinto KEEP THE FAITH que es mas comestible que este THESE DAYS,pero decir que este THESE DAYS es su mejor disco es el mejor chiste mas disparatado que haya escuchado.y que decir de la produccion PETER COLLINS (ALICE COOPER-RUSH-QUEENSRYCHE)despues de haber hecho esos albums conceptuales como el OPERATION MINDCRIME-EMPIRE termina con el grupo de rock mas mediocre

From: mauricio Date: September 15, 2006 at 17:33
que el rock nos diera hace 23 años,yo tengo su show en vhs del live from london y no es la gran cosa los clasicos no tienen la chispa ni la ilusion de aquellos tiempos en especial los temas del album new jersey,la ausencia de alec john such desde dic del 94 tras su negativa de hacer el disco,hoy por hoy alec hizo bien no haberlo hecho,ya que nadie le recriminara por el ridiculo que ha hecho la banda desde 1995 hasta hoy un disco muy aburrido de aqui viene su caida que se puede esperar de bj 2/10

From: rockers2000 Date: November 19, 2006 at 5:26
This is the next best to New Jersey. Every song is filled with great riffs & intense lyrics. Hey God fits in nicely as the open track along with Something For The Pain. The ballads, Lie To Me, Letting You Go, This Ain't A Love Song, Guitar Lies Bleeding, Something To Believe In are gonna last forever! Not forgetting the crank Damn, If That's What It Takes & Heart's Breaking Even! They did the closing with the spiritual Diamond Ring and the relaxing Bitter Wine. Fabulous album to have!

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 1, 2007 at 17:18
This one picks up where the last one left off in the bands musical evolution and finds the band with an even more modern rock sound almost this time round. Still loaded with all the BJ melodies, hooks, and massive choruses your used to. Just with a more modern edge if you will. Although this one didn't load the raido with hits like it's pedecessors, it is still loaded with great AOR. Not as many gems, but more consistant overall. Makes for nice flow and a good listen!

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: October 13, 2007 at 19:33
Pues este fué su ultimo gran disco, por que lo que vino después fué una cosa INFAME de lo cual hablaremos mas adelante. Si bien es cierto, aqui hay demasiadas baladas, pero son de gran calidad y de hecho, aqui se le acabó la polvora al amigo Jon, por que después de esto ya no hace ni una sola balada que valga medianamente la pena. No faltan las movidas como "Something For The Pain", "Hey God" y "Damned", pero las baladas como "Lie To Me", "Diamond Ring", "It´s Hard Letting You Go", "This Ain´t..

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: October 13, 2007 at 19:35
A Love Song", "My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms" y "Hearts Breakin´Even" son simplemente Irresistibles... Hasta aqui BON JOVI valía la pena, ahora No

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 11:22
This CD is pretty ordinary.

From: MrBig Date: September 9, 2008 at 1:01
para mi es un muy buen disco... con un poco de temas que sobran y no dan la talla, pero tiene excepcionales baladas , y un par de buenos temas hard rockeros como somethin for the pain, y these days. 8/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 15, 2009 at 23:59
Kinda mellow stuff here,enjoyable though (for the open minded fans especially).As for me goes as a nice album (just that) but without the spark and flavour of "his" glorious days.Songs???...there a some good ones such as "Hey God"(the rockier of the album),"Something For The Pain"(happy happy),"These Days" and of course the "hit" of the "hit" of the album "This Ain't A Love Song".The decline(somehow)of BJ career was about to start...the decline in the good sense of the word...80/100

From: hair metal again Date: July 14, 2011 at 9:43
i believe that THESE DAYS is a total masterpiece!all the songs are hits and the melody really flows all over.Peter Collins in production achieves a very balanced sound and JBJ ,RC with the valuable help of Desmond write excellent songs.this is a 100/100 for me and one of BJ finest moments

From: guitarrizer Date: May 24, 2021 at 6:22
I like it more over the years. The last good Bon Jovi's album.

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