STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8031-7782 LABEL: Ardent ARD2519 FORMAT: CD Album
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Barefoot in a Rich Mullins/Eli fashion, Todd Agnew is establishing himself in a down to earth cool way. He has been creating a bit of a stir in Memphis where he leads worship at a new church plant. 'Grace Like Rain' is his debut album and introduces his rootsy style and rich voice to the scene. However, this set of songs is more of an artist project than a worship album. Certainly there are moments where this is worshipful and others where it reflects different aspects of Todd's own spiritual journey. With a rich throaty voice somewhere between Mac Powell and Eli, there's plenty of passion here and Todd knows how to write engaging songs. Ultimately, the downside is that this sounds too much like too many other albums out there and there isn't enough that's distinctive to pull me totally in. Good but not amazing.
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