7800 Fahrenheit review by Bon Jovi

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1985
  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 7 Good
  • Users' score: 7.4 (8 votes)
Bon Jovi: 7800 Fahrenheit

Sound — 7
More sad than any other Bon Jovi album ever. The songs were still fast but about broken relationships and hopeless lives. It is still Hair Metal but totally not their best album. It leaves a sad impression. The song In and Out Of Love is probably the best track in the whole album. It has an amazing chorus as well as solo. After bad reviews for the album Jon swore they'd never play another song from 7800 Fahrenheit ever. If you bought One Wild Night Live you'll see he broke his promise. On the CD is In And Out Of Love.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics were sad and unhappy unlike the usual optimism in Bon Jovi albums. His voice was still more powerful than Crush, Bounce, and Have A Nice Day. His didn't range as far as high and low, because in Bon Jovi his voice goes high in songs like Runaway and Breakout. In 7800 Fahrenheit his voice mainly stays the same. The song To The Fire has an impressive bass riff in which matches Jon's singing. Also the chorus is amazing with the backing vocals and Jon at nearly the same exact time.

Overall Impression — 6
It is not better than other Bon Jovi albums but it still has a few good numbers like In And Out Of Love, King Of The Mountain, Always Run To You, and To The Fire. If it were stolen or lost I might buy it again after a while of wanting to hear the songs. The worst part about it is that it is grim and not as optimistic as Bon Jovi. The best thing is they were getting to a point where they could work together better, so the bass and drums worked with the guitar and vocals.

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    This is bon jovis most overlooked album,but one of their best.It has a heavier edge than slippery and it should have been a bigger album but at that time it was not really given enough promotion.Standout tracks are in and out of love,tokyo road,and to me bon jovis best melodic power rock song silent night.Overall a great album-should have been much bigger.