Face The Promise

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic 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. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    This is satisfying meat-and-potatoes rock. [15 Sep 2006, p.77]
  3. Because Seger has honed his craft to such a silver-bullet point, the album never feels like a retread; as on John Fogerty’s underrated Deja Vu All Over Again from 2004, roots-rock tradition seems renewed in Seger’s hands.
  4. Rolling Stone
    70
    The strength of the album... involves how, with tons of melody and tone and a little cheese, Seger fearlessly remains Seger. [21 Sep 2006, p.84]
  5. He may be a lion in winter, but one with plenty of roaring left.
  6. Uncut
    60
    The songwriting largely delivers. [Dec 2006, p.127]
  7. 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.
  8. Los Angeles Times
    50
    A sense that his musical vision hasn't stalled in 1978 might add some urgency. Some kind of retooling might also help with his larger problem: trying to do the same job with old equipment. [11 Sep 2006]
  9. Blender
    30
    Blame Seger for aiming no higher than to be the soundtrack for the next Larry the Cable Guy feature. [Oct 2006, p.142]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User 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. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. GaryM
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    Simply Classic !!!! Like allways.....Rock N' Roll never forgets !!! And neither does Bob seger