Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
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Aileen R. (aileen) from N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 8/15/2008...
Even though some have complained about a lack of "Christian" messages in this cd, I have to say that I found plenty to think about while listening to it. One of the most haunting and beautiful songs is "Send Angels", as well as "Concrete", "Crazy", and "Sobering." If you don't have an open mind, don't listen to this cd. I find that when people find out it's a Christian band, most people don't want to listen. I was like that a year ago when a friend handed me this cd -- and now I like their music. -W. Koenigsmann "Wendy Koenigsmann" (Amazon.com)
Rachel R. from CRESCENT VLY, NV
Reviewed on 3/15/2007...
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incubus1 | 09/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mixing religious teachings with great music is something few bands can accomplish successfully. All too often they end up beating the word of God into you, like it or not. Then there's Plumb. If you didn't previously know this was a Christian band you'd never guess it by listening to their music. Every lyric could be put into something significant that's happened in your life or someone else's.
With a gift for writing intelligent lyrics that can be interpreted in so many different ways you might think that's the only thing this band has going for them. That is entirely untrue though. The band (now sadly departed) has a knack for creating an almost industrial feel in some songs. When the song calls for a more upbeat radio-ready sound they're right there ready for that as well. But as good as they are it really is Tiffany Arbuckle that sets this band apart from others. With a voice that can range from tearjerkingly gorgeous to harsh and gritty at the drop of a hat, I stand firm when I say no other Christian act can hold a candle to her.
After looking and anticipating hearing this CD for so long it's only understandable that I'd have high hopes going in. Those hopes were met but after hearing the 'best of' that they put out I've heard a majority of these songs. So I think the songs not featured on that are much better. Willow Tree, for example, is so beautiful that it easily surpasses over half of Plumb's catalog (this coming from a huge fan). Concrete is a nifty darker song complete is a great riff throughout and excellent lyrics. Cure is a departure from the rest of the CD with distorted vocals and an extremely downplayed beat. Nevertheless it's a great track. Send Angels, quite possibly the most ambitious track of Plumb's career is also the most desolate, eery one. The beginning is hauntingly beautiful and relaxing, I wish they would've left it at that but they fade out and come back with an upbeat almost danceable ending. I still enjoy this song to no end though.
My favorite songs are Who Am I?, Willow Tree, Concrete, Cure, and Send Angels. While Plumb refined their sound, and even perfected it, with future releases, I still can't help but hold their self-titled release at the top of their catalog. I think they basically own the Christian music scene (though they get NO recognition for it), so anything they do I will inevitably say is better than others. But with their first CD they show that their not infallible to a slip up. New to Plumb? If you can find it, start here."
Devin P. Oneill | 12/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Another great diverse album from Miss Tiffany Arbuckle Lee. The first album I got from her was Chaotic Resolve. Well after listening to this, I didn't know if I was listening to the same person. Let me tell ya, Chaotic Resolve blows this one out of the water!!! The bad points on this album are that her voide doesn't have that amazing depth to it, the music isn't as dark (which I like) and "Willow Tree", I SOOOOO dislike this song!!! Here are my ratings:
"Sobering" = 4.5/5 = Very good start, the chorus is a little short though.
"Who Am I?" = 4.5/5 = Another good one, but not one that makes your jaw drop either.
"Unforgivable" = 5/5 = An amazing song! Great lyrics and enjoyable to listen to.
"Endure" = 4/5 = Nice and soft, love it!
"Willow Tree" = 2.5/5 = EW!!!!
"Concrete" = 10/5 = The best song on the album! WOOT WOOT!
"Crazy" = 4.5/5 = Very good, but she says crazy one too many times.
"Pennyless" = 3/5 = Another boring song.
"Cure" = 4.5/5 = Very good. Pretty cool and solid.
"Send Angels" = 5/5 = Hauntingly beatiful, this may actually be the best!
"Pluto" = 4/5 = You can't here her vocals very well, but it's ok.
If you've bought Chaotic Resolve and planning on buying thsi one, be in for a surprise. It's good overall."