New Jersey (album) by Bon Jovi

New Jersey
New Jersey by Bon Jovi (1988)
Overall rank: 2,349th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 171 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (34th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (367th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,349th)
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Bon Jovi bestography

New Jersey is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Bon Jovi on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bon Jovi is Slippery When Wet which is ranked number 763 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,455.

Bon Jovi album bestography « Higher ranked (763rd) This album (2,349th) Lower ranked (2,936th) »
Slippery When WetNew JerseyThese Days

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New Jersey track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 171 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 69.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 69.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.8.

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75/100
From Goliath 12/30/2018 11:45
Formulaic pop rock, it's OK but not something I would look forward to listening to. Difficult to believe there are so many hits on this. Homebound Train is the best track.
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80/100
From NCanon 10/17/2018 21:17
I went in ready to hate this and roll my eyes and... yes while this is very silly at parts, it is definitely not boring. Its a dumb fun record and a perfectly fine pop rock album.
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85/100
From TheKameraEye 06/16/2018 15:35
The hit songs on here may never reach the popularity of the hits from Slippery When Wet, but the hits on here deserve to be hits. Everything else is good at best and filler at worst.
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65/100
From kingofstorm 05/03/2018 12:37
Alright album, but basically Side 3 and Side 4 of Slippery When Wet. Big, glossy, anthemic late-80s glam metal.
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75/100
From stefano 11/27/2017 10:59
More influenced by Springsteen than the previous one, it is a good album of hard rock, with many good songs on it. Overall i prefer slippery.
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From garycottier 07/05/2016 12:57
A little bit more serious and mature than, slippery, with the Bruce Springsteen influence shining even more brightly this time. Enjoyable songs, and in some cases better than the previous album, but it doesn't quite have the same freshness and sense of fun that it's predecessor had. Still, not bad.
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95/100
From badmedicine18 04/13/2015 23:07
it is perfect album that contains 5 bilboard top 10 hits as a hard rock album. listen them please..
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70/100
From junodog4 03/24/2014 22:50
The 'cowboy junk' onn side B is a preview of the terrible Young Guns soundtrack. Otherwise, it's a decent, if unremarkable retread of Slippery When Wet.
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From JMan 09/11/2013 00:14
I can understand the bad ratings, but it's a good album. A lot of the songs on this album may not be very diverse, but it has some hits and it's nowhere near intolerable.
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100/100
From ponkine 03/18/2012 01:32
I still remember the first time I listened to this album. I was just a little kid. It was on cassette, and it was actually the first time I heared an original album. It was such a feeling. And the same time I had curiosity and I wondered "where are 'Livin' On A Prayer', 'Never Say Goodbye' or 'Wanted Dead or Alive' ;)

Now that this kinda music is returning, after ages of being humiliated by the comittee (just as with Progressive Rock which I love), this album ranks among the finest, easily. In fact is my favourite Bon Jovi album.
At least in here EVERY song from the side 1 was a single! now that's something. And years later I knew this is the only one rock album to have 5 US top 10 hits.

The 'New Jersey' sound is really different from 'Slippery', and the songwriting evolved to a quite distinctive sound, influenced I think by Bruce Springsteen (one of Jon's heroes).
My favourite tracks are 'Born To Be My Baby', 'Blood on Blood', 'Wild Is The Wind', 'Stick To Your Guns' and 'I'll Be There For You'.
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