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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Album Review:Beauty From Pain

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Artist:Superchick

Songwriters:
Melissa Brock, Tricia Brock, Matt Dally, Brandon Estelle, Dave Ghazarian, Max Hsu, Toby McKeehan

Genres:
Pop, Christian rock

General thoughts:I've noticed most of the Christian artists I listen to are male. Nothing against them or guys; I just think it would be nice if I could find some Christian ladies who are also good musicians. There are a few gender-specific songs, but luckily most of it can be applied to both guys and girls. Nothing against songs like that; it's just that I don't want a band (particularly one that's female-fronted) to sing only those kind of songs.

So what do they sing about? A mix of encouragement, pain, and hope. Some is aggressive in its style, other bits are calmer, some are a mix of the two.

Overall, while it's not perfect, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.

Track Listing:

1. Anthem
Thoughts:
This screams "girl power", even though some lyrics say it's for "everyone who never quit when things got hard." Not bad.
2. Pure
Thoughts:
This one is about faith even when life gets rocky. Enjoyable.
3. Bowling Ball
Thoughts:
This urges girls to get out of bad relationships. Fairly good.
4. Stories (Down To The Bottom) ft. TobyMac
Thoughts:This is about God and hard circumstances. It's my least favorite song here.
5. Wishes
Thoughts:
This is a breakup song. The speaker wishes things could have been different, but realizes she needs to move on. Pretty good.
6. Beauty From Pain
Thoughts:
A melancholy song about becoming stronger through adversity. Pretty good.
7. It's On
Thoughts:
This tells you to keep going even if you feel unable. Enjoyable.
8. Suddenly
Thoughts:
This continues the theme of pain and strength. I would call it my favorite on this album.
9. Courage
Thoughts:
This is a slower track about a girl with an eating disorder. It's okay, but unfortunately, annoying vocals prevent it from reaching its full potential.
10. We Live
Thoughts:
This is about mortality and living life to the fullest. It's not bad.


So what did you think? Was it super? Or more like a super disappointment?


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