The Circle
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The Circle

November 10, 2009

  Song Title
We Weren't Born To Follow
When We Were Beautiful
Work For The Working Man
Superman Tonight
Thorn In My Side
Live Before You Die
Love's The Only Rule
Fast Cars
Happy Now
Learn To Love

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Island Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 52:43
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  • ASIN: B002V0WN2K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,438 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you've heard crush there's not much different November 17, 2009
By S. Gage
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
First, let me get something off my chest about the album...

I looked at ticket prices last night for his new album tour to the Honda Center and Staples Center. Nose bleed ticket prices were $150 and $120 respectively a couple days ago. So Jon, when you and Richie write songs like "Work For The Working Man" and you sing about dreams, hopes, and essentially the hard honest work many people do how is it you charge so much for seats so far away? That's saying nothing of the seats closer. I've loved your music since I found a cassette tape (7800 Fahrenheit) at camp when I was a kid. I've never been able to see you and before you start to decline vocally which is inevitable I'd like to see you at least once.

Ok, now about the album...

There are good songs on this album but there will be nothing that really jumps out at you. Work For The Working Man to me, took as close of a step back to the 80s with Jon's old bluesy rock songs. He does prove he has vocal strength in a number of the songs but the songs are certainly softer than the 80s. That being said, it's not the 80s anymore folks and Jon isn't 20-something anymore.

"We Weren't Born To Follow" is an upbeat song that I like because it really raises your spirits. In our current time, there's a lot to balk about in the news and politics. While Jon certainly sings about how things are now he does inject something upbeat and positive into the album with this song.

I'm not really certain I can classify "Superman Tonight" as a ballad but for anyone that's been in love it's a song we can all identify with. It most certainly is a song that after one day of owning the album I find myself singing along to.

"Bullet" is a grittier sounding song.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed November 13, 2009
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I have every album that Bon Jovi ever made and I always get them the day that they come out as I keep up with their music. This is not their best work at all. It is kind of a downer. I work and go to school and don't need to hear music about working or how hard things are, I live it. Also, "We weren't born to follow" is really the only good song on it. I hate to say that but this is just not good. I have seen them twice live and the best albums were Slippery When Wet and New Jersey. Bounce and Have a Nice Day were awesome recent works then downhill from there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3-1/2 stars -- Across the diameter January 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Bon Jovi is one of those bands that were at their peak in the `80s and are still managing to release platinum-certified albums some twenty years later. But that luck also comes with a price: people will listen to their newer stuff and then get mad because it doesn't sound like their older stuff. This is something negative reviewers don't seem to understand: Bon Jovi is not going to make another Slippery When Wet, nor should you expect them to. That was in the past; leave it there. Anyway, now it's time for the band's latest offering, The Circle.

I don't think "We Weren't Born to Follow" is a bad song, but there are better songs than that, especially the next two singles: "When We Were Beautiful" and "Superman Tonight". And "Fast Cars" (which sounds a little like Matchbox Twenty's "If You're Gone") is passable. That's about it, though, because the rest of the songs don't really sound a whole lot different from each other, and keep-your-head-up songs like "Learn to Love" and "Work for the Working Man" don't exactly have the most innovative lyrics.

You can still tell The Circle is a Bon Jovi album, and it's nice to listen to, but there really isn't anything mind-blowing here. B.I.F.

Anthony Rupert
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing December 7, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
This album grown on you quickly and there are many very strong songs and a few jems. It's a great album for working out or hiking. It's uplifting and inspiring and lyrically strong as many of the lyrics can be imagined in your own life.

"Love's the only rule" is one of my top favorites.. very catchy riff.

This is one of those albums that you listen to all the way through and when it's done you're surprised it's over that quickly.

I hardly write reviews for music albums because there's enough reviewers out there.. but this is such a great album and don't listen to the reviewers who say it's like previous albums.. I have all the albums of the 90's and 2000's and it's defn unique.

It helped me in a very rough time in my life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi is the BEST February 14, 2010
By Chad W
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I have been a loyal Bon Jovi fan for the past 25 years. This albums delivers the music that I have grown to love all these years. Bon Jovi has done it again. This would be an excellent addition to anyone's music library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi - The Circle January 30, 2010
By Mimi
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Being an avid fan of Bon Jovi - I am a bit biased. This is a great cd.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi's music is now officially cringe worthy November 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Every time I hear Bon Jovi is releasing another new album, I cringe, yet I always end up downloading it, giving it a shot. As is the case with their previous 3 albums or so, this is absolutely dreadful, almost tarnishing the Bon Jovi name. They honestly should have given up recording new music 10 years ago, just like Poison did. If they want to tour the country, I'm all for it. Play the favorites, and keep it at that. But no, they insist on recording new music, and each album just continues to get worse and worse.

I grew up with Bon Jovi. I was born in the 70's, so in their prime in the 80's, Bon Jovi was one of the best in the biz. They even continued their greatness into the mid 90's, with the Keep the Faith album, which was excellent. Everything they've done in the 2000's has been forgettable, and their last 2 albums especially, have been downright awful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars norma and brian
its probly illegal to put an item at a certain price and then a day later purp and say it was an accident not to metion that other illegal s*** yinz do you now what I mean changing... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Norma Newmeyer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great one for Bon Jovi!!
Can't go wrong with Jon & the Boys!! Another good one to sing along with. Can't wait for the next one guys!!!
Published 1 month ago by DENISE MAHER
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate Emotional Music for my heart & soul
Another first rate Jon Bon Jovi album of every emotional experience he has to share! He is a truly gifted artist.
Published 2 months ago by KAREN SUE OETMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I have enjoyed this product and use it every chance I get. I will continue to use it every chance I get.
Published 2 months ago by TERESA D DUNCAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I am a huge Bon Jovi fan and was ecstatic when I found this on here. It is great and I absolutely love it.
Published 3 months ago by Dawn Michelle Mathis
4.0 out of 5 stars Full Circle
"The Circle" is a super Bon Jovi record. They're not a band that is well served by reinventing the wheel, they have their own groove and they're at their best when they fig into... Read more
Published 11 months ago by John Popa
3.0 out of 5 stars Learn to love.....This album!
I gotta say "learn to love" is my favorite Track on the album. Such a beautiful song that only Bon Jovi and Desmond Child could create.
Published 13 months ago by crazy Rocker
5.0 out of 5 stars BON JOVI: THE CIRCLE
Published 15 months ago by Cheryl Riggs
5.0 out of 5 stars LOOOVE it
WHo wouldnt love it!!!!
Love love absolutely loved it.
Worth every dollar spent on it.
Cannot wait for their tour :)
Published 15 months ago by Maral M. Balayan
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT, DUH
I don't think Bon Jovi has any album I don't like, but I really like this one. It's a favorite go to for feel good music, pick me up music, clean the house music, on my way to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by DWil
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