I have been a massive fan since their debut which is over 10 years ago and having been very dissapointed with 2004's The Chronicles Of Life And Death, I had pretty much given up on them producing anything decent.
However, I was really surprised to hear a brilliant mix of traditional GC with some newer influences on this album. To me, they have explored new ground in every song, with a no-filler effect.
There are many stand out tracks to choose from, with their releases obviously being up there (Keep Your Hands Off My Girl, which has only grown on me since first hearing it, and The River, which is pure class). But songs such as Break Apart Her Heart, Victims Of Love and Dance Floor Anthem have captivated a much wider audience with their redesigned melodies. This is without mentioning crowd pleaser, All Black or the softer sound of March On (Benji's solo writing debut).
They've finally mastered the art of slower songs- instead of droning for 5 minutes (Mountain, anyone?) songs like March On or Where Would We Be Now have a much more appealing sound.
Furthermore, Joel has pushed his vocal capacity to his full potential on this record which enhances each and every song.
Somehow, Good Morning Revival, for all it's diversity, manages to make each song meld into the next in a complementary sort of way.
New sounds, more instrumental skill, a better vocal range and a wealth of song writing experience has made Good Morning Revival a masterpiece. Anyone listening would never guess it was by GC, but at the same time they have returned to their roots.
Good Charlotte have excelled themselves, and Good Morning Revival shows them at the pinnacle of their career so far.