NEEDTOBREATHE - DAYLIGHT (VINYL) 2006 Atlantic
- 2006 Atlantic Records
- Black Vinyl
- New, factory sealed
Such niceness could run the risk of being dreadfully dull, but Needtobreathe has an appealing combination of sincerity and skill that Green polishes into a record that is slick yet ingratiating, earnest yet endearing.
Needtobreathe rose up through the Christian rock world during the early 2000s, but the very presence of producer Andy Green, best-known for his work with British rockers Keane, is a good indication that their major-label debut Daylight is not intended to be a CCM record. And apart from a few stabs at vague spirituality within the lyrics, Daylight doesn't play like a CCM record, either: it's a big, bright, shiny modern rock record, heavily influenced by U2 and designed for big, open spaces, or at least to be played somewhere between Coldplay and Train on modern rock radio... Above anything, Daylight is a friendly, welcoming album; in other hands, the echoing, delayed guitars, retro-'80s synths, cavernous drums, and large soundstages might sound ominous or chilly, but Needtobreathe doesn't have anything foreboding about them at all.