Revival - John Fogerty
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. There's a real fire to his writing here, turning Revival into a missive as immediate, effective, and telling as Neil Young's "Living with War."
  2. This album is not just a revival, but a complete rejuvenation for John Fogerty. It's easily his best solo record, and what makes it so special is that he embraces his swamp-rocking Creedence Clearwater Revival days.
  3. The title Revival is no hype: Fogerty is again in full command of his talent for blending heartfelt writing with irony-free meat-and-potatoes rock.
  4. Fogarty's seventh studio album shows that his soul-scarred voice and knack for killer licks remains as potent as ever. [19 Oct 2007, p.126]
  5. 80
    Reassessing the past and reengaging with the present, Revival lives up to its name.
  6. From the broad, hopeful tone of opener 'Don't You Wish It Was True' to the brisk closer 'Longshot,' John Fogerty at 62 has made his toughest, best-written album since Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972.
  7. Fogerty's voice sounds great throughout; passionate, more committed and comfortable with these songs than he has seemed in years.
  8. Fogerty sets high standards for himself and thankfully, he has delivered an album that matches his early solo work.
  9. Like Springsteen's recent return to classic form, the album feels more continuation than reprise.
  10. Revival is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work--and finally acting on his own advice.
  11. 60
    After a corkingly good start with 'Don't You Wish It was True?,' the album dips into Creedence by the numbers for several cuts with only the gospelly 'River IS Waiting sounding fresh. [Nov 2007, p.92]
  12. It's a solid return. [Nov 2007, p.137]
  13. Revival is neither the great album nor the disappointment many are proclaiming it.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. tomh
    Jan 27, 2009
    10
    It's great to see john fogerty with a new album. i loved it.
  2. ColeT
    Jan 7, 2009
    10
    I thought it was amazing to see John Fogerty make such a strong album. He's over 60, and he sings like he's 30.
  3. Jephy
    Nov 18, 2008
    5
    I've heard "Don't You Wish It was True?" and I think it's a great tune--but I've yet to hear the whole album. Glowing, I've heard "Don't You Wish It was True?" and I think it's a great tune--but I've yet to hear the whole album. Glowing, glorious reviews abound (as usual) from the banal crowd that must not have a musical appreciation like the rest of us: How many lousy CDs am I supposed to buy on the word of paid-by-the-industry [bad] reviewers all of whom have all their taste in their mouths? I'll buy it after I hear (all of) it. Full Review »