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. Fogerty's voice sounds great throughout; passionate, more committed and comfortable with these songs than he has seemed in years.
  3. Like Springsteen's recent return to classic form, the album feels more continuation than reprise.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. Fogerty sets high standards for himself and thankfully, he has delivered an album that matches his early solo work.
  8. 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]
  9. Revival is neither the great album nor the disappointment many are proclaiming it.
  10. It's a solid return. [Nov 2007, p.137]
  11. Revival is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work--and finally acting on his own advice.
  12. 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.
  13. 80
    Reassessing the past and reengaging with the present, Revival lives up to its name.

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