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  • Summary: Twins Joel and Benji Madden lead the Maryland pop-punk outfit through 13 tracks on this delayed fourth album.

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The River
As I walk through the valley Of the shadow of LA The footsteps that were next to me Have gone their separate ways I've seen enough now To know that... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Their multiple piercings, shaved heads, and abundant tattoos have them labeled a punk band, but on [Revival], Good Charlotte... fall much more under the umbrella of 1970s arena rock and mainstream ballads.
  2. Their cannily constructed songs won't change anyone's life, but they sound good enough to almost convince you they mean something.
  3. Spin
    60
    There are a few clunky dance tracks... but it's Madden's search for love in the L.A. wasteland that gives Revival a certain charm. [Mar 2007, p.86]
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    It's all doom and gloom, and it ain't pretty. [May 2007, p.125]
  5. The production quality is a crowning grace throughout the album in the face of some very dodgy writing and bad musical choices.
  6. After years and years of hating every ounce of Maryland's mall-punk icons Good Charlotte, it seems now that the actual trick to enjoying their music on any plausible level is to go into the whole thing with absolutely no expectations. Not even low expectations. Nothing.
  7. The problem is that for all the slick operations and glorious machinations of the marketing and production, this band has run out of steam; soulless without being undead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 68
  2. Negative: 32 out of 68
  1. Courneyt
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    I'm in love!!! Could they be any better!?
  2. tenzingw
    Apr 3, 2007
    10
    heard two songs so far and they rocked....cant wait to buy the album
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    10
    Yes very fun album and great melody i believe this is one of their best, DFA really great song and the River very great singles . funYes very fun album and great melody i believe this is one of their best, DFA really great song and the River very great singles . fun energetic great vocals from JOel himself overall a cohesive album and i cant believe also for the reviews this one is even better than Cardiology Expand
  4. JohnS
    Apr 6, 2007
    5
    I really dont think its as horrible as every1s saying...is this one of my favorite albums? no...are there awe inspiring lyrics? no...but I really dont think its as horrible as every1s saying...is this one of my favorite albums? no...are there awe inspiring lyrics? no...but there are a few good songs i dont mind listening to.... Expand
  5. KLN
    Mar 27, 2007
    1
    I have heard only one song from this album and that sucked so i'm pretty sure the rest will as well.
  6. AdemaRulez
    Mar 21, 2007
    0
    a shit
  7. CS
    Apr 23, 2007
    0
    Good Charlotte et al are the very reason why middle aged people pass off modern music as crap. Why don't we give away all this radio Good Charlotte et al are the very reason why middle aged people pass off modern music as crap. Why don't we give away all this radio space (which is only good for making cars crash) to decent bands like The Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros, and then people will realise that modern music is not all s***. Metacritic, I hope you'll have minus numbers ready if these wemos release another album... Expand

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