Julian Drive - My Coming Day

Published Friday 16th January 2009
Julian Drive - My Coming Day
Julian Drive - My Coming Day

STYLE: Rock
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 54018-14947
LABEL: Inpop 844667005219
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2009-02-09
RRP: £4.99


Reviewed by Paul Keeble

This is the first album from the winners of the 2004 Exalting Him National Talent Search. Guess which country? Right. As is usual on American albums, there is tight and accomplished playing with tidy and polished arrangements and lively production. And as usual I find myself longing for a bit of letting rip! Only at the end of the first track, the up-tempo "From Your Hands", does guitarist Jesse Triplet really cut loose and it is a glorious if brief pointer to how good these guys could be live. Lead singer Shane Bower's voice reminds me of Lindsay Buckingham (this is good!). The songs are well written, "One Step Away" being a highlight, lyrics nicely crafted mostly avoiding easy cliche. Julian Drive are obviously talented and intelligent and I'd love to have seen some songs on this album (on ANY worship album!) that bring a Christian perspective on real situations that concern ordinary people rather than a one-dimensional focus on personal faith. That reservation aside, a solid debut.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. From Your Hands [Listen]
2. Always There [Listen]
3. Cry [Listen]
4. In You [Listen]
5. Not My Fight [Listen]
6. One Step Away [Listen]
7. Unplug [Listen]
8. You Can [Listen]
9. The Reason [Listen]
10. My Coming Day [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jonathan Davies in Wales @ 14:25 on Feb 14 2009

Poor Review. Maybe you could look past the box, you might appreciate something different, solid rifts with anthems from a debut band, you cant go wrong



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