I Wish We All Could Winby The Afters
I Wish We All Could Win is the debut of the Afters, a Texas quartet whose slick alternative pop settles nicely between Switchfoot and Fountains of Wayne. They avoid the latter band's sardonic wit -- after all, Win is a joint release between Epic and Christian imprint INO. Instead, the Afters concentrate on bright and hopeful, but also pretty trite sentiment like "On this beautiful night/We'll make everything right/My beautiful love," and "Love Will You Make You Beautiful." Of course, they also tinge their pop hooks with wrangling guitars and the occasional whine of feedback ("Someday"; the Fuel-ish "Way You Are"), and Josh Haven's voice has a way of suggesting Thom Yorke's, so there's a little bit of Radiohead's dramatic dourness in "Beautiful" and "Wait" even if it's ultimately consumed by surging strings and the implication of the capitalized pronouns in the liner notes. The Afters wear their faith on their sleeves. But I Wish We All Could Win has plenty of crossover potential since, like Switchfoot, the band gathers their melodic sense from mainstream radio.
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Performance CreditsAfters Primary Artist
David Davidson Violin
Dan Muckala Keyboards
David Angel Violin
Matthew Fuqua Group Member
Brad Wigg Group Member
Josh Havens Group Member
Marc Dodd Group Member
Matt Walker Cello
Technical CreditsBrown Bannister Producer,Audio Production
Steve Bishir Engineer,Digital Editing
Mike O'Connor Engineer
F. Reid Shippen Engineer
Dan Muckala Producer,Audio Production
Pete Kipley Producer,Executive Producer,Digital Editing,String Arrangements
Bart Millard Executive Producer
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Very good CD, and I am picky! I saw The Afters live & had to buy the CD on the spot. I love "The Way You Are" - The Afters rock.
I got the Beautiful Love song as a promo free cd and it is awesome ! So awesome, that I love listening to it over and over again, the rest of the songs on the CD sound pretty cool too from what I hear from the clips
I saw these guys live with Jeremy Camp and MercyMe, and they were great! Totally rocked the house! I recommend this cd to anybody who loveds great Christian lyrics, great vocals, and a rocking beat!
This is a great cd! I especially enjoy "Beautiful Love" and "You". I recommend this to anyone and everyone!!!!!!!!
I first heard about the Afters on the Christian radio station--their song at that time playing was "You". I thought at that time, ok this is a pretty good song but the voices sounded weird and not my style. This year, however, I heard more of their songs--"Beautiful Love" and "All That I Am" and was totally blown away by how talented this group is! So I went on to Barnes and Noble's website and heard some demos of the songs and purchased the album a few weeks later. I have yet to be disappointed by The Afters music!! "All That I Am" is my favorite song though "Love Lead Me on" is preatty awesome. Don't hesitate to get this album if you like Christian music! I wish I hadn't.