Lost Highway

Common Sense Media says

No potholes on this country-rock road trip.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Martin Luther King sample "Brothers and sisters, we're here to come together as one..." and overall nice-guy ambiance.

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Just the slightest whisper of innuendo on "Stranger" ("Make love with me baby, 'til we ain't strangers anymore").

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Cars (in a generic sense) are celebrated. Package not available for review.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A few bottles of wine and one cigar.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the lyrics on this CD are pretty mild, except for a couple of bottles of wine, one cigar, and just a touch of sexy innuendo on "Stranger" ("Make love with me baby, 'til we ain't strangers anymore"). The sound is loving tribute to Nashville, and never veers far from classic country rock.

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What's the story?

LOST HIGHWAY from veteran rockers Bon Jovi is an all-original tribute to the beloved city of Nashville and its modern country sound, featuring a dozen clean, impeccably produced songs with a strong emphasis on hitting the road. Like many Nashville-produced albums, there's a quiet assumption that everyone in the world is a Christian, with lyrics invoking the plastic Jesus on a dashboard (on \"Lost Highway\") or \"When you get to the gates and the angels sing/go to that place where the church bells ring/you know I'll come runnin'…\" on \"Seat Next to You.\" In any case, \"Lost Highway\" is an appealing collection of well-delivered, familiar-sounding songs that take few musical risks. The lyrics are mild, and also predictable.

Is it any good?


Content is mostly family-friendly -- with the exception of a couple of bottles of wine, one cigar, and just a touch of sexy innuendo on "Stranger," a duet with Leann Rhymes that's one of the stronger tracks ("Make love with me baby, 'til we ain't strangers anymore"). The rest is classic country-rock-infused fun, with a strong emphasis on cranking up your car radio to eleven, in between a few heart-tugging ballads.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the freedoms and responsibilities that go along with learning to drive. What is it important to take driving seriously? Do you think the driving age limit should be bumped up to 18 instead of 16?

Music details

Artist:Bon Jovi
Release date:June 19, 2007
Label:Mercury Nashville
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
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amazing cd another hit from bon jovi my fav band
Teen, 13 years old Written byvan_halen April 9, 2008
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Awesome Album

This album is pretty darned good. I must say though, that this is nothing compared to old Bon Jovi stuff. It would appear that they are softening with age. Anyways, it's a good album and there is absolutely no reason why it would be unsuitable for anybody. Hope that helped. =)
Adult Written bymarnieay87 April 9, 2008
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a great comeback from an awesome classic

I have to admit, I was a huge Bon Jovi fan in the 80's. I loved Jon's hair! I was so excited when Lost Highway came out, I bought it on the first day. The music is pretty different from 25 years ago, but still great. I like the country twist - it shows that yes, these guys have changed, but in a very good way, and I love how they're mid 40's and still winning awards for their music!


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