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Take Good Care


Other albums by The Revivalists

  1. Stand Up
  2. All My Friends
  3. 10 Novelties
  4. You and I
  5. City of Sound
The Revivalists 11/9/2018


Boasting a seasoned crew of co-conspirators, New Orleans' the Revivalists make clear their intentions on the affable and earworm-heavy Take Good Care. Recorded and co-written with Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), and Dave Bassett (Vance Joy), the eight-piece have sculpted their third studio long player from the same red clay as its predecessor (2015's bayou-blasted Men Amongst Mountains), but Take Good Care crystallizes the group's rootsy sound into commercial grade soul-pop with stadium-sized ambitions. Frontman David Shaw's bluesy croon is sometimes a dead ringer for Ray Lamontagne's -- and occasionally Paul Rodgers' -- but he finds plenty of nooks and crannies to explore within the band's swampy, Big Easy gait. Opener "Otherside of Paradise," with its rich, gospel-style harmonies, fingerpicked electric guitar, and wistful atmospherics, is a bit of red herring, as what follows is a familiar, yet versatile amalgamation of upbeat New Orleans soul and R&B and radio-ready pop that evokes Maroon 5 by way of the Band. Punchy and immediate, the 14-track set bristles with intent, yet always finds the time to savor the groove, especially on instant crowd pleasers like "Celebration," "You and I," and "All My Friends." A short detour into beefy, Black Keys garage rock ("Future") provides a bit of extra flavor, as does the frequent appearance of a Stax-sized horn section, but Take Good Care rolls out like a pepper-forward home cooked meal, delivering plenty of sustenance and just enough heat to keep the dancefloor filled. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Otherside of Paradise The Revivalists 3:57
  3. 2 All My Friends The Revivalists 3:38
  4. 3 Change The Revivalists 3:48
  5. 4 Got Love The Revivalists 3:56
  6. 5 Next To You The Revivalists 3:28
  7. 6 You Said It All The Revivalists 3:33
  8. 7 Oh No The Revivalists 2:51
  9. 8 You and I The Revivalists 4:44
  10. 9 Hate To Love You The Revivalists 3:34
  11. 10 Future The Revivalists 2:36
  12. 11 When I'm With You The Revivalists 3:23
  13. 12 Celebration The Revivalists 3:46
  14. 13 Some People Say The Revivalists 4:7
  15. 14 Shoot You Down The Revivalists 3:52

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