Face The Promise - Bob Seger
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  • Summary: The 61-year-old rocker returns with his first new album in 11 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. While Face the Promise isn't quite Night Moves or Stranger in Town, it stands proudly next to those albums and is most assuredly the work of the same singer.
  2. This is satisfying meat-and-potatoes rock. [15 Sep 2006, p.77]
  3. He may be a lion in winter, but one with plenty of roaring left.
  4. 60
    The songwriting largely delivers. [Dec 2006, p.127]
  5. It often feels sluggish despite itself, and his lyrics show him riding against the same old Michigan wind with a voice that's grown haggard and curmudgeonly with time.
  6. 30
    Blame Seger for aiming no higher than to be the soundtrack for the next Larry the Cable Guy feature. [Oct 2006, p.142]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. kenc
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    the best show i have ever seen and love the the new one big 10 hear
  2. GayleL
    Nov 12, 2006
    10
    A varied selection that is a story among stories if you look a little more in depth than those who judged each song individually. It is the saga of any person going home again, their values and wondering how they will be remembered. I loved it. Expand
  3. GaryM
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    Simply Classic !!!! Like allways.....Rock N' Roll never forgets !!! And neither does Bob seger
  4. ThomasM
    Sep 15, 2006
    8
    Strong voice, strong record. The past 20 years didn't had any effect on his music - a good thing-.
  5. BillM
    Dec 16, 2006
    8
    I am an old Seger fan. The album starts off great with classic Seger michigan rock n roll, it soon slows down to a much more reflective and contemplative set of tunes that seem to be testimonials to a hard life and the struggles that come with life under a spotlight. In the end he seems tired, but none the less this IS Bob at his finest, just eleven years later. Expand
  6. RyanR
    Sep 17, 2006
    8
    He's still got it.....his first few tracks are excellent then it tapers off. His duet with Kid Rock should get some airplay along with his title release. A must have for your collection and worth purchasing at Walmart for a killer price.....I wish all cds were that low!!!! Expand
  7. JacobS
    Dec 7, 2006
    3
    While Blender seemed a bit off with their review (I think that he probably tried, but has simply lost his sense of songwriting), I have to agree with them for once. It just seems stale. Everything feels like I've heard it a million times before. Like someone else said, it's severely lacking urgency. Expand

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