Revival

  • Record Label: Fantasy
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2007
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. aschubert
    Oct 28, 2007
    6
    Fogerty on lazy cruise control. He clearly hates Bush, I don't care, I just wish he'd leave it out of the music. I still love the CD, but nothing shines here. Blue Moon Swamp was much much better. A bit narcissistic with the his ode to himself in "Creedance Song." Still a foot taper, but c'mon! I disagree with the critics reviews, it is NOT his best since CCR at all. BMS Fogerty on lazy cruise control. He clearly hates Bush, I don't care, I just wish he'd leave it out of the music. I still love the CD, but nothing shines here. Blue Moon Swamp was much much better. A bit narcissistic with the his ode to himself in "Creedance Song." Still a foot taper, but c'mon! I disagree with the critics reviews, it is NOT his best since CCR at all. BMS was. I don't feel cohesion here, nor do I get visions of places the way I did with BMS. It is par with the last one. Don't buy this if you have a friend or relative in Iraq. It will make you mad because he clearly states his opinions here against the war. I'm all for free speech, but I don't listen to Fogerty to get opinions on war, just like I don't care what Johnny Depp thinks just because he is a movie star. Still a must have for any CCR/Fogerty fan like myself. Expand
  2. 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, 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 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. Expand
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. 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.