While many people often say an album like ‘New Jersey’ or ‘Slippery When Wet’ are Bon Jovi’s finest album(s), I am pretty different. In my opinion, their 1984 self-titled debut album is their best and my personal favorite.
I had the cassette of this, and I have just about worn it out. This album is superb. Jon Bon Jovi and company are at their best here. This album, of course, contains one of their most well-known songs to date, ‘Runaway.’
Other great songs here are ‘She Don’t Know Me,’ ‘Shot Through The Heart,’ ‘Get Ready,’ and another one of my all-time favorite Bon Jovi songs, ‘Roulette.’
I would say that if you don’t own ‘Bon Jovi,’ than you are really missing out. If you enjoyed ‘Slippery When Wet,’ than I can almost guarantee you will love this album.
Overall, I strongly recommend this album for any Bon Jovi fan. This is the band at their best. It sounds just as good in 2008 as it did in 1984.
This is highly recommended for any Bon Jovi fan, whether it be casual, new or die-hard. This is a must own album. An ’80s classic.