Appeal to Reason is the fifth studio album by American punk rock band Rise Against, released on October 7, 2008. It is the follow-up to 2006's highly successful The Sufferer & the Witness. The album is the band's third release on a major label, and also their first release with current guitarist Zach Blair.
Alternative Press - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'The Strength To Go On' and 'Entertainment' snarl and growl just like Rise Against songs should..."
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The politics on APPEAL TO REASON are more personal than those of most agit-punk bands. The ambivalent aggro-folk track 'Hero of War,' for instance, draws its lyrics from actual stories Rise Against heard from soldiers in Iraq."
Kerrang - "[A] collection of perfectly formed melodic punk songs about the environment, war and sweatshop practices, while the most powerful song is 'Hero Of War'...”
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