Initial critical response to Good Morning Revival has been mixed to negative, with a score of 45/100 points on review aggregator site Metacritic . The New York Times gave the album a negative review, calling it "a mystifyingly inept CD that includes some of the worst lyrics you will — or, with any luck, won’t — hear all year." The Guardian said " Revival is a fourth album of stunning fatuousness." Dr Dave De Sylvia of Sputnikmusic said "Good Morning Revival is inconsistent; downright sinful at times, it contains sparks of brilliance and some very creditable pop moments." Alternative Press said "Good Charlotte have become caricatures of themselves". NOW Magazine said "After years and years of hating every ounce of Maryland's mall-punk icons Good Charlotte, it seems now that the actual trick to enjoying their music on any plausible level is to go into the whole thing with absolutely no expectations. Not even low expectations. Nothing." However, Billboard was positive of the album, calling it "an album that proves being rich and famous doesn't always blunt a band's creative appetite."