The song “God Bless This Mess” sums up the album. The album is a complete mess. The album has some good songs, but overall lacks heart and the great songwriting from years past. I really wanted to like this album and hoped they could make one last great album. That did not happen.
What is wrong with the album? Where do I begin.
1. The album is so formulaic and a repeat of their last few albums. There is definitely nothing new.
2. The backing vocals are lacking. Richie Sambora’s vocals alongside Jon’s voice are sorely missed.
3. There are no great power ballads and a lot of the songs lack any real emotion. At times it feels like they are phoning it in. It is very disappointing.