BarlowGirl - How Can We Be Silent

Published Tuesday 20th November 2007
BarlowGirl - How Can We Be Silent
BarlowGirl - How Can We Be Silent

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 25360-13133
LABEL: Fervent 8871972
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2007-08-31
RRP: £12.99


Reviewed by Graeme Crawford

The third album from the Barlow sisters sees the girls maturing as writers and evolving their sound. Opener "Song For The Broken" could almost be Evanescence, with it's lush string arrangement. "Million Voices" has a harder edge, but is augmented beautifully by a choir and is the standout track. Unfortunately, this standard is not maintained for the whole album. "One More Round" really doesn't work for me, however you cannot fault the message of the lyrics of how, as Christians, we have to keep on fighting back against the things that would destroy us. Otto Price provides a typically slick production, and the girls provide thoughtful, God-focused lyrics. The DVD content with this release focuses on the girls in the studio, talking about how they work, their relationships and giving some meaning behind the songs. Music videos are also provided for "Never Alone" and "I Need You To Love Me", two of their biggest hits. Well filmed and produced, the DVD provides an interesting snapshot of BarlowGirl's world. The girls maintain an uncompromising faith and a pure lifestyle, and this release should ensure that they can display this example to a wider audience.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Song For The Broken [Listen]
2. I Believe In Love [Listen]
3. Here's My Life [Listen]
4. Keep Quiet [Listen]
5. Million Voices [Listen]
6. Sweet Revenge [Listen]
7. One More Round [Listen]
8. Take My Chances [Listen]
9. The Guy Song [Listen]
10. I Don't Regret [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Francis Paquette in Montreal @ 07:07 on May 22 2010

Dear Barlowgirl
i am praying for you for your success
thank you so much for being there
i pray Jesus dear sisters
take care
francis



Posted by Micki in UK @ 14:00 on Mar 24 2009

I absolutly adore "One More Round" - it's one of the best songs on the album, along with "Keep Quiet" and "Sweet Revenge"



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