During the course of 20 years and eight studio albums, Bon Jovi has gained legions of fans, worldwide success and ultimately, begrudging respect from critics that initially dismissed the group as disp

During the course of 20 years and eight studio albums, Bon Jovi has gained legions of fans, worldwide success and ultimately, begrudging respect from critics that initially dismissed the group as disposable hair metal. It is questionable, however, why the band opted to rerecord downtempo versions of 12 of their best-known songs for "This Left Feels Right." The album is mainly acoustic, but producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Rod Stewart) gives an electronic sheen to the proceedings. Too often, though, the songs retain none of the energy that made them hits in the first place. The tracks that work best —like "I'll Be There for You"—were ballads in their original form. Ultimately, this left should feel right for Bon Jovi completists only.—BT