I bought "Good Morning Revival" mostly for curiosity's sake. A fan that's grown up from the time of their first two releases, I wasn't buying it for superior music quality over other popular bands of their genre.
"Good Morning Revival" is a fairly decent album, predictable and at times quite "pop-ish" and repetitive, but it doesn't really contain a terrible track, as songs, in my opinion, range from "okay" to "pretty good." The standouts are "The River," a song with surprising spiritual undertones and an infectious chorus, "Where Would We Be Now," a gentle love song with a beautiful piano melody, and "March On," an uplifting conclusion. Gone from this album are the overly angry, angst-filled anthems sometimes associated with the band, evidence they've matured and mellowed since "Young and the Hopeless" and even "Chronicles of Life and Death."
All in all, it's a little too safe a step for a band whose hardcore fan base a few years ago is now probably outgrowing their music. With good single choices, however, it holds potential to attract new fans.