Reviewed by Andy Cooper
If, like me, you have been following the likes of The Tribe and dba since the early 1990s, you can guess how this CD sounds just by reading the sleeve notes! The names of Robbie Bronnimann, Matt Wanstall, Tim Owen, George Mhondera, Zarc Porter and Mark pennell all appear, promising a certain level of production quality and song-writing skill. I would say that this album is ideally suited to much of the target audience: 11-16 year olds, particularly the female kind. Classy urban pop with a smart (and not over-sexy) image, catchy hooks and groovy beats. The message that faith and relationship with God is more likely to bring happiness than new clothes and cars is a clear one, and is likely to provide more sense of worth and fulfilment to the listeners. So at times these four white girls sound like The Tribe, at times like dba, at times like Shine, but they could also be favourably compared to many of today's contemporary pop chart acts (I hesitate to mention Sugababes, Beyonce, Atomic Kitten, but I'm sure you get my drift). Astute listeners may realise that Blush's production budget is not even close to those just mentioned, but they don't need to rely on all that excessive electronic trickery to make them sound good. Obviously a talented, well focused group.
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