STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9217-8935 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Andrew Privett
This is Vitamin F's debut album and they are a very new band. Ian and Chris met through a chance encounter as youth leaders on a MAYC weekend in 2003. Chris is originally a protest poet and Ian a music teacher. As I pulled the CD from the envelope I thought, "This looks promising." The CD cover is slick, as is the website - using sharp flash animation. Things unfortunately went downhill when I put the CD in my player. ‘Nothing By Comparison’ is musically weak, almost childlike. The keyboard and guitar playing is naive and sound more like beginners than musicians. The vocals have no distinct style or appeal. If Vitamin F are really serious about having a career or ministry in CCM, I recommend they take a few years to hone their abilities as musicians before trying to get airplay. The album is poorly and unprofessionally produced with giggling and talking between some of the songs. If this band want to be taken seriously they need to take the discipline as not only musicians, but more importantly ambassadors of Christ very seriously.
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