Over and Underneath

Over and Underneath

4.9 12
by Tenth Avenue North
     
 

Good, not new -- a familiar but pleasant AC worship sound characterizes this quartet's much-hyped debut. A quick perusal of the song titles reveals that the band keeps things simple. The breadth and depth of subjects do not approach a degree that would be considered challenging or groundbreaking, yet the realization that the songs address common themes tends to work… See more details below

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Good, not new -- a familiar but pleasant AC worship sound characterizes this quartet's much-hyped debut. A quick perusal of the song titles reveals that the band keeps things simple. The breadth and depth of subjects do not approach a degree that would be considered challenging or groundbreaking, yet the realization that the songs address common themes tends to work in their favor. Without expecting them to turn Christian music upside down, you can enjoy the disc the way it was intended: as a means of emphasizing faith-based messages in a straightforward, contemporary pop vein. There's enough songwriting talent here to dig deeper on future releases, as the thoroughly enjoyable "Break Me Down" proves in its first ten seconds. What holds them back is the undeniable aligning of their sound to what was dominating CCM radio at the time of its release. The "chicken vs. egg" question comes to mind: are more bands purposefully sounding like what's on the radio, or are radio producers choosing to play the songs that sound most like what they already keep in heavy rotation? All in all, Tenth Avenue North deserve the buzz as long as you remember that "the next big thing" isn't exactly a big surprise.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341012621
catalogNumber:
10126
Rank:
45768

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Performance Credits

Tenth Avenue North   Primary Artist
Scott Sanders   Bass
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Jason Ingram   Background Vocals
Tony Lucido   Bass
Paul Moak   Electric Guitar
Jeffrey Owen   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Donehey   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
Bebo Norman   Composer
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Phillip LaRue   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rusty Varenkamp   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Drum Editing
Drew Middleton   Composer
Mike Donehey   Composer

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