The Imposter

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
An amalgam of the styles of Blur, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz and Morrissey may not be what folks expected from the former dc Talk frontman, but then again Kevin Max was never known to be predictable. His third solo album put him yet further from the hip-hop-laced sounds of the group that made him a CCM superstar in the '90s. The songs reflected a change in scenery as Max uprooted from Nashville and moved to Los Angeles. His new digs helped draw out some of his most vulnerable and honest storytelling. He seemed to feel quite comfortable with the experimental sound. The album title comes from two writings of Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba's Child, both of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
An amalgam of the styles of Blur, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz and Morrissey may not be what folks expected from the former dc Talk frontman, but then again Kevin Max was never known to be predictable. His third solo album put him yet further from the hip-hop-laced sounds of the group that made him a CCM superstar in the '90s. The songs reflected a change in scenery as Max uprooted from Nashville and moved to Los Angeles. His new digs helped draw out some of his most vulnerable and honest storytelling. He seemed to feel quite comfortable with the experimental sound. The album title comes from two writings of Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba's Child, both of which describe the inner struggle between the spirit and the "imposter" that opposes our spiritual nature. Many of the album's lyrics pointed toward this subject in one way or another. "Your Beautiful Mind," for instance, is addressed to a female university student who's an atheist. The student, who is a real-life friend of Max's, finally acknowledges the presence of God at the song's conclusion. The space-age crunchy guitar of "The Imposter Song," "Confessional Booth" and "Jumpstart Your Electric Heart" make each of them bouncing party anthems. His gospel-tinged cover of Bob Dylan's "When He Returns" seems a bit out of place, but in a surreal way it brings the album together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Northern Records
  • UPC: 802467002524
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 244,458

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kevin Max Primary Artist, Vocals
Andrew D. Prickett Guitar, Keyboards
Byron Hagen Piano, Keyboards
Frank Lenz Drums
Erick Cole Guitar
Elijah Thomson Bass
Holly Nelson Background Vocals
Aaron Sterling Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Dave Perkins Composer
Andrew D. Prickett Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Byron Hagen Programming
Frank Lenz String Arrangements
Erick Cole Composer
Elijah Thomson Engineer
Kevin Max Composer, Producer
Lance Alton Troxel Art Direction
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