Christine Evans - Push

Published Thursday 1st March 2007
Christine Evans - Push
Christine Evans - Push

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22317-12275
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

This is the second CD from Vancouver singer/songwriter Christine, and, like her fellow British Columbian Carolyn Arends, she writes all her own stuff; but unlike Carolyn, whose music often has a decidedly acoustic/Celtic feel, the songs on 'Push' are pop/rock, with some crunchy guitar riffs, hard-hitting lyrics and in-your-face vocals. The songs major on looking for honest answers to lifestyle questions, and whilst there's little or no overt Christian content, anyone who's spent any time looking for answers to the ultimate questions of life, the universe and everything will identify with many of the lyrics here. Having said all that, I personally found the album rather tiring to listen to, with most of the songs at a similar volume and tempo, so perhaps there's something to be said for a little more light and shade, or perhaps a little Arends-esque folksiness (one of Christine's mentors is Peter Yarrow, formerly of 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary). Even so, this lass has bags of potential.

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