Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Aside from being one of Beethoven's favorite albums, Slippery When Wet represents the absolute perfection of the Bon Jovi pop metal formula. "You Give Love a Bad Name" "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive" are all still getting played non-ironically here in the 00's, which you can't say for the hits from a number of Bon Jovi's contemporaries. Even with the over-the-top earnestness of "Livin' on a Prayer," the song still resonates to anyone who has ever gone through hard times. Something about this album just hit the right spot.

Oh, do this: even though the two songs have nothing to do with each other than commanding you to do something with your hands, listen to "Raise Your Hands" by Bon Jovi back to back with White Lion's "All Join Our Hands." Something about that combo just seems right.

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