Face The Promise

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. ToddW
    Sep 21, 2006
    6
    It's good to hear one of the most distinctive voices in rock after too long a period of self-imposed exile. That being said, what he's doing colloborating with the drowning man at the bottom of the talent pool is beyond me. I guess he felt he owed him after he crashed the gate at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and inducted Seger. Their duet must have made Vince Gill wish he had It's good to hear one of the most distinctive voices in rock after too long a period of self-imposed exile. That being said, what he's doing colloborating with the drowning man at the bottom of the talent pool is beyond me. I guess he felt he owed him after he crashed the gate at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and inducted Seger. Their duet must have made Vince Gill wish he had never written the song. Promise me, Bob, we won't have to face that horror again. Expand
  2. BruceR
    Oct 26, 2006
    5
    It's a long time between albums and the rust shows. While the subject matter is classic (mature) Seger (think the Distance, not Night Moves), there isn't a memorable melody among them. This is ho-hum of the highest order.
  3. MattD.
    Sep 14, 2006
    5
    A couple barnburners in the first part of the album show signs of life, but Seger's voice is painfully bad on some ballads. Also too much filler.
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. 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.
  2. Thoroughly enjoyable.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    This is satisfying meat-and-potatoes rock. [15 Sep 2006, p.77]