STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3123-3706 LABEL: Forefront FFD5274 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £14.67
Reviewed by Peter Bate
In being both church culture-shaping pioneers and shape-shifting genre-hoppers, dc Talk have taken CCM to new heights but largely failed to impact the mainstream. The trio's journey from hip hop to grunge to Europop has sprouted sparkling standards like "Luv Is A Verb'" and "Jesus Freak" (a fierce Generation X alternative to "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), but they have still to really snap the shackles musically and wow a cynical world. Yep, it's brilliantly produced, hooky and memorable, but if the radicalism of their lyrics was matched by a dangerous artistic leap they'd be awesome. Buy this worthy introduction and judge for yourself.
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