Other than greatest hits this is the first Bon Jovi CD I have ever purchased. I love their sound and their songs but have never thought they were strong enough to produce an good CD. I was wrong. Since I don’t carry any baggage for this band perhaps my view was different than some others. I don’t care who wrote the songs or played guitor or piano. It was just good, fun music. My 14 and 12 year old sons liked it as well. The lyrics are that of a thoughtful man who has been around the world and is still having fun although there is some reflection. The music is just good straight forward rock. It isn’t alternative, heavy metal or new age – just what you have come to expect from Bon Jovi. Rock on!