Bon Jovi released their sixth record "These Days" in 1995. By this time, Bon Jovi's brand of party metal was no longer the rage, and Bon Jovi adopted a more mature look and sound for the new decade of the 90's.
While I wouldn't call this album an all-out grunge record, it definitely has a decidedly alt-rock vibe about it. It definitely would sound closer to a grunge record than it would to "Slippery When Wet" or "New Jersey," that's for sure. While Bon Jovi was able to change their sound and image to remain relevant in the 90's, I feel like this album suffered some. The songs on this album never really caught me like previous Bon Jovi albums. I know many Bon Jovi diehards that tell me: You've got to give it quite a few listens. Trust me folks, I have, and it hasn't changed my opinion. I do like songs like "Hey God," "Something For The Pain," "These Days" and "Damned," but the rest sort of fell by the wayside.
If you like Bon Jovi you'll naturally want to check this album out. I can't say how you''l like it of course, but for me, i'll stick with their earlier releases.