>> The Revivalists have finally released their highly-anticipated new album ‘Take Good Care’ with the help of indie label Loma Vista Records. The Good: ‘Take Good Care,’ The Revivalists’ fourth studio album, celebrates many brave new firsts. Their first studio release with indie label Loma Vista Records, as well as their first collaborative project involving multiple producers such as Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun., Sleigh Bells), and Dave Bassett (Elle King, Vance Joy),The Revivalists’ efforts to try new things are certainly paying off. Songs like “Got Love,” “You And I,” and Adult Alternative radio chart at Billboard’s No. 1 hit single since September, “All My Friends,” showcase the honest songwriting and larger-than-life live performance energy The Revivalists are known so well for. The Bad:
While The Revivalists claim they have maintained the integrity of their sound throughout this muti-producer project, the strong influence of their collaborators on ‘Take Good Care’ does not go unnoticed. This is not to say their producers have compromised the artistic value of this album, it’s quite the contrary, however, it can be speculated that a band that’s worked and waited 10 years for a break like this may mean they are willing to step back and give up some of their artistic integrity. The Review: After the success of “Wish I Knew You” from their 2015 album, ‘Men Among Mountains,’ ‘Take Good Care’ makes it clear that The Revivalists are not simply one-hit-wonders. Every tune is full of poppy hooks and bumping alternative-rock grooves that make you want to get up and dance. Even if the influence of their producers can sometimes be a little obvious, their humble willingness to collaborate has allowed for something wonderful to reach our ears, and for that, we must thank them. 8/10 <<
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