Rachael Lampa - All We Need

Published Thursday 1st November 2012
Rachael Lampa - All We Need
Rachael Lampa - All We Need

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 117413-18571
LABEL: 220 0891041002920
RELEASE DATE: 2011-09-27
RRP: £13.99

Reviewed by Alastair McCollum

This 2011 release has already produced the Cross Rhythms turntable hits "All We Need" and "No Escape" with "My One And Only" now developing as a much played item. Having disappeared for some years from the Christian music scene this, Rachael's fourth studio album, sees the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, actress and producer developing high quality, substantial pop. Some may describe this collection as lacking one straightforward music style, but its eclecticism is its strength, exploring a pop rock sound in places, soul and R&B in others and also, in "My One And Only", dancefloor stylings. "Remedy" has a bit of the Glee vibe of grown up pop, whilst the title track which opens proceedings starts with a great beat leading into a distorted guitar type chorus that it's easy to tap along to and "No Escape" has a bit of a Hall & Oates circa 1985 feel to it! These tracks stand out from a consistently good album, along with the big power pop ballad "Beauty's Just A Word" which sees Lampa blasting out a strong tune whilst declaring that nothing truly has meaning without the God that is the depth and meaning in all things. A good, varied, powerful set of songs.

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