Thursday, November 6, 2014

VIP by Manic Drive

Manic Drive is a Canadian band who always delivers a great show, but  is also intent on reaching out to their generation with a clear message of having a deeper walk with Christ. As they tour the US and Canada, this group of musicians, all in their 20s, live out the faith they proclaim to their fans. With multiple Billboard Top 10 and 20 singles on CHR & Christian Rock Radio, they continue to grow creatively and in their personal development.

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My Review: I have mixed views on this one. First off, there is no doubt that these guys are talented! They sing great, they have a great message, and the energy is definitely flowing. It is just more of my personal taste in music. Some of it is just a tad too much techno-pop and disco-esque (is that a word?) for me. I confess that not all Christian music brings me to a place of worship & praise to God, so that is  not my issue. But my patience was tested with too many songs in a row. (I am the same way with Gospel quartets, so I can't blame it all on my age.) I simply enjoyed it better if I would listen to one song rather than the entire album.

My favorite was "Song To Sing", and I did really enjoy Manwell (of Group 1 Crew) on "VIP". I also liked "King of Mercy" a lot. It felt more like one I would be singing to God. So, for me personally, it isn't a cd I will listen to frequently (and will probably pass along to a grandchild), but I have to respect the talent and I do know a lot of people who will love this one.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"): I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Anonymous said...

I think I could find someone in my family that would like it. Becky

Linna Hendy said...

Love their music!!