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on August 23, 2001
Egads..this one had me popping open the CD player to check out the disc - I thought perhaps a Mariah Carey CD had been mistakenly packaged in a His Name Is Alive jewel case. I'm not sure what this ill-conceived R&B/Mariah Carey/TLCesque trainwreck is hoping to achieve - perhaps inclusion on the next "NOW This Is What I Call Music" compilation? Ever buy a disc based on the quality of a musician's past releases and without having heard any of it only to listen to it and wish you had your fifteen bucks back? You're probably starting to get my drift on this one...
So be forewarned: if you're hoping for the surreal, atmospheric, ethereal music of past HNIA discs, steer clear. "Someday My Blues.." contains nothing of the sort. There's nary a guitar to be found here. I only wish a warning sticker to this effect had been placed on the outside of this disc. Either that, or the disc should not have been released as an "HNIA" album.
On the other hand, if you're looking for an urban R&B sound (I sure wasn't), you might like HNIA's "new direction".
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on August 23, 2001
His Name is Alive, once upon a time, recorded some of the most gorgeous music I've ever heard. 'Livonia' and 'Home is In Your Head' are so unique, so haunting and so beautiful that I still get shivers every time I hear them. After these albums, they moved in a more pop-ish direction, and their music became less brilliant but still very interesting. But now this...This album is so uninspired I can't believe it's the same band. It sounds like something that would get play on MTV. I admit that I am not a fan of this style of music, so this may seem like an unfairly biased review. But I would not write a one-star review if I didn't feel like I'd heard these songs before a thousand times on the radio. It's the unoriginality that offends me, not the change in direction. Hopefully next time around, Mr. Defever and company regain some of the spark that once made them so wonderful.
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on August 29, 2001
This CD should come with a warning: "If you love His Name IS Alive, then you will not like this." Honestly, I think Mr. Defever must be sniffing too many Detroit fumes. Thing is, the liner for the CD lists all kinds of musicians and instruments....BUT, where are they? All I hear is Lovetta (who is far from inspiring) and a drum machine.
I am in tears. What a waste of talent.
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