DFG - You Are The Problem DFG Is The Answer

Monday 1st March 2004
DFG - You Are The Problem DFG Is The Answer
DFG - You Are The Problem DFG Is The Answer

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Sticky Music GUMCD44

Reviewed by Dustin Helgeson

“Vain Protest Song” begins with the dialog: “The main problem with our lives is we’re always yearning for the future whilst looking back and counting our regrets/And we so often forget, that one day, we will all die/So today, we should all remember that we are alive.” The one-minute track begins with that serious message, and crazy, insane sound effects with the chanting “We Are Alive”. DFG’s album is full of this postmodern retrospective wandering. I’m having trouble expressing just what is so great about this album, because it is all about the lyrics and dialogue. This beautiful, poetic and mysterious album will appeal to…well, I’m not sure. Its simple rock n’ roll, acoustic swaggering and abrupt musical directions give it appeal to anyone looking for something really, really different. “The Mum Song” has a strange balance of humorous lyrics presented in an entirely seriously manner: “My mum is very ugly/My girlfriend is hairy…/But God loves her anyway.” Could this be the first Christian album to make direct reference to a man’s naughty bits? Nothing that a “Parental Guidance: Adult Content” label on the back of the outside cover can’t solve. Just make sure it’s not played when the vicar is around for tea. This album isn’t one to take lightly, boldly addressing issues too descriptive for this review. "True Love Waits" is another one of these songs that aren't gratuitous, but will, and should, make the Christian public uncomfortable, with such an open dialog about sexual sin, masturbation, etc. This painfully honest record is likely to cause outrage because its blatant honesty attacks all the thoughts, emotions and sins that many Christians have kept secret and safe. ‘You Are The Problem, DFG Is The Solution’ is social commentary from a Christian perspective. The faint at heart and conscience should avoid this album completely.

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Reader Comments

Posted by pip in portsmouth @ 14:29 on Nov 18 2005

i love dfg almost as much as luke xxx

Posted by luke in southampton @ 13:53 on Aug 24 2005

awsome dude, buy it!!

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