Chris Sligh - The Anatomy Of Broken

Published Thursday 20th October 2011
Chris Sligh - The Anatomy Of Broken
Chris Sligh - The Anatomy Of Broken

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 101951-18317
LABEL: Word 80688808327
RELEASE DATE: 2010-11-15
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Theo Bowyer

In case you haven't caught up, Chris received huge exposure through American Idol followed by a high profile album 'Running Back To You' on Brash. But then came label wrangles and endless delays for this followup. The result of the last two years is a set of grand pop stylings, loaded with a challenging message. The opener "Only You Can Save" sets a marker, with massive production (by Steve Bishir and Sligh) giving the album grandeur. The honesty of Sligh's lyrics is commendable, for "In The Weak" the bridge declares, "but God does not reside in churches made of stone, I will not find him in palaces of gold." Each item has a knack of instantly pulling you in, such as "Where did we go wrong that it's common place, for the world to think we live to stand for hate?" in "Our Love" and the repeated chorus line, "Love, love, love" compares to Take That such is its catchiness. The album develops with "One", a Jason Mraz-esque crowd pleaser and the sing-able chorus, "Whoa, whoa". However the momentum eases in the latter stages until the worshipful hidden gem "Still You Love Me" underpinned with the refrain stating, "I can do nothing without you."

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Product Description

Chris Sligh’s second album The Anatomy Of Broken is an aptly titled collection of 14 songs that delve deep into the human condition and our profound need for a Saviour.

Co-produced with Steve Bishir, each song, written or co-written by Sligh, carries with it a different picture of brokenness and the resulting importance of extending compassion, mercy and forgiveness to each other as people.

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