Let Love Win

Let Love Win

by The Museum

CD

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Overview

Let Love Win

The Museum came together as a band when singer Ben Richter and guitarist Geoffrey Ashcraft met church janitor Josh Kirk, who also happened to be a drummer and programmer. The eventual addition of bassist Chris Brink made them a quartet, and a musical mission trip to Romania (where they were sent by a museum commemorating that country's resistance movement during the Communist regime) gave them their name. Let Love Win is their debut album, and if their sound at this point isn't terribly distinctive, it's certainly unusually mature and well-developed for a band just starting out; this is solid, meat-and-potatoes Christian rock that occasionally nods crunchily toward an indie edge, but never quite gets there. Not that they should have to, of course; there's nothing wrong with meat-and-potatoes rock & roll, and when they rock the hardest, their Christian message sounds the most sincere. When they indulge in power ballads (such as the forgettable "My Help Comes from the Lord" and "The Call") they tend to succumb to the excesses of the genre, but midtempo burners like "Never Look Away," "You Are Love," and the excellent "Radiance" are as hard-hitting as any secular rock song. And "The Only One" shows that they can make the power ballad work: the hook in the chorus will stick with you for days. Let Love Win may not break any new stylistic ground, but again, there's no real reason why it should. There's still plenty of solid, meat-and-potatoes rock & roll worth making.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2010
Label: Bec Recordings
UPC: 5099960969828
catalogNumber: 09698

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Museum   Primary Artist
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Aaron Sprinkle   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ben Richter   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason Ingram   Background Vocals
Jason Hoard   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Josh Kirk   Dulcimer,Piano,Drums
Chris Brink   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Geoff Ashcraft   Vocals
Brad Shoemaker   Cello
Mary Grace Richter   Vocals
Ashley Wilcox   Vocals
Katy Kirk   Vocals
Anna Brink   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ian Eskelin   Composer
Aaron Sprinkle   Composer,Producer
Brandon Ebel   Executive Producer
Ben Richter   Composer
Phillip LaRue   Composer
Jason Ingram   Producer
Rusty Varenkamp   Producer
Barry Weeks   Composer
Tyson Paoletti   Executive Producer
Tony Wood   Composer
Jon Abel   Composer
Jordan Butcher   Art Direction
Jason Hoard   Composer,Programming,Producer
Josh Kirk   Composer,Programming
Dan Snyder   Composer
Chris Brink   Composer
Geoff Ashcraft   Composer
Bryan Brown   Composer
Ben Hoard   Composer
Doug McKelvay   Composer

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