Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
There shall be no sophomore slump here. Plumb's Candycoatedwaterdrops is one of the better modern-rock outings in the world of contemporary Christian music. As with their self-titled debut in 1997, Plumb embrace programmin... more »
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There shall be no sophomore slump here. Plumb's Candycoatedwaterdrops is one of the better modern-rock outings in the world of contemporary Christian music. As with their self-titled debut in 1997, Plumb embrace programming and loops on their second recording. However, this time singer-songwriter Tiffany Arbuckle steps up in the mix and takes center stage, making the band's sound all too human. "Late Great Planet Earth," "Here with Me," and "Solace" testify that Arbuckle and the band can certainly shake the walls. Songs like "Phobic" offer a counterpoint with a dreamy and lush backdrop. Producer Matt Bronleewe is another reason why Candycoatedwaterdrops stands tall, as he balances technology with pop sensibilities ("God-Shaped Hole" and "Worlds Collide: A Fairy Tale"), not to mention contributions from the London Symphony Orchestra. Well written, well produced, this one's a keeper. --Michael Lyttle
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An amazing christian/modern-rock C.D I won't soon forget.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes, you just get a feeling about an album. It happened for me with Rebecca St. James album "God"(which I bought without listening to) as well as such classics as Jars of Clay's first, D.C Talk's "Jesus Freak" and Grammatrain's "Flying" and it happened with Plumb's latest. Although I thought that thier first release was a good but not great album (with too simplistic of a productiuon and some confusing lyrics along with it's good traits), I had a feeling that "CandyCoatedWaterdrops" would be awesome long before buying it. Maybe the holy spirit guided me to it, I don't know. This is easily one of the best new releases of any sort this year, along with Pete Stewart's self titled release. For those unfamiliar to Plumb, they are a edgy modern rock band that deals with the tough issues of the christian life (a trait that I love). This album is more upbeat, and faster in tempo than the first, but still features some pretty emotionally shattering material. Tiffany Arbucle, the lead singer, is absolutely astonishing on this (What a range!), all of the musicians are at thier peaks, the producers (Matt Bronleawe and Glenn Rosenstein) know thier stuff, and the London Symphony Orchestra adds a great boost to more than half the album. My favorite of the upbeat tunes is Phobic, an astounder about God's Love, and God-shaped Hole (although I wish they had come up with an more original title for it). Of the edgy stuff, my fav.s are "Late Great Planet Earth", an unforgettable meditation on the hopelessness of a Godless existence (I plan to make a music video out of it in a film class), "Stranded", "Worlds Collide" a rock song of amazing depth about a person choosing Christiany over a human relationship, "Drugstore Jesus", a scorching examination of fairweather christian's, and, of course, "Damaged", a brillant songf about a girl who was sexually abused and finds her peace in God (it makes me want to cry every time I hear it), but don't get me wrong, every song on the album is awesome. Buy this album as soon as you can."
Even if you're not a Christian
W. Marshall | atlanta ga | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is in my top 20 list. I've played this for many many people, none of whom are even remotely christian and everyone has absolutely LOVED it.
It's progressive, slightly funky, and definitely rockin with wonderful lyrics, mostly of the "uplifting" kind.
One word of 'warning' however; the song "Damaged" is not only depressing it's ridiculously addictive. At least for women, I think. Every woman I've played that song for has gotten their own copy and confessed later to playing the one song over and over and over... as did I. The song is about child abuse - physical and sexual - and I believe for anyone who has ever been a victim the song has a cathartic healing power to it that can't be ignored. Ms Arbuckle has said that she has been told by quite a few people that "Damaged" has greatly helped them. Give it a serious listen and find out why.
If you are wavering about this CD, at least buy it for "The Late Great Planet Earth" and "Damaged". You won't be sorry."
The worlds definately collided to perform this grrrrreat cd!
Nick Weber | California *not so sunny, ehh?* | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW! That's all I can say, they reak of musical talent, I mean every song has its own beat, catchy lyrics, and it's awesome moments, there isn't one track on this cd I didn't like. *Late Great Planet Earth* had to be the most awesome song on there, then you hear *Here With Me*, *Lie Low*, *Phobic* and *Solace*, and you're in love! *God-Shaped Hole* is so worshipful, and you catch yourself singing along so enthusiastically! The band is great and knows exactly what they're doing! And the lead singer... Tiffany, I think is her name (sorry, bad with names), has an incredible voice. I mean, all you can say is 'WOW!' I have showed this cd to a wondering friend, and she ate it up! I bought it for a new Christian, and now she loves them! And I was listening to it around non-Christians, and they loved its tunes! Gotta love this cd, and just gotta get it! Enjoy it, I know ya will!Email me with your thoughts firstname.lastname@example.orgßë¢ *¿Gøt Çhrìst?* G'býë & Gød ß|ëss"