BarlowGirl - Another Journal Entry

Published Friday 13th January 2006
BarlowGirl - Another Journal Entry
BarlowGirl - Another Journal Entry

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14172-10792
LABEL: Word 8864462
RELEASE DATE: 2005-12-09
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Sarah Lawrence

Alyssa, Becca and Lauren are back with their second album, aptly named 'Another Journal Entry' (appropriate as most of the lyrics came from the sisters' personal spiritual journals). Journals are a place to record your inner most feelings and this album gives voice to many of these which would normally remain hidden. They handle these issues with sensitivity in songs such as "Porcelain Heart" which talks about how hard it is to move on after your heart has been broken, a song that will speak to most of us. There are also some poignant worship ballads; "I Need You To Love Me" for example. If all this sounds like 'Another Journal Entry' is going to be MOR mush, rockers will be delighted to hear that producer Otto Price, with some full throttle guitars, has given them a harder edge than on their 'BarlowGirl' debut. The rock songs here motivate the listener to stand up and fight for their King; "Psalm 73 (My God's Enough)" which features well known worship leader Todd Agnew does just this. However, this album does have its let downs. The group's version of 'Enough' doesn't compare to Jeremy Camp's, though it's certainly not the worst. Plus during several of the tracks the girls start talking amongst themselves and this is irritating. Despite this it is a beautifully crafted album which can speak directly to the heart.

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